Globe South: players of the Week; top 10 football teams


Brandon Gallagher , Bridgewater-Raynham: The senior back churned out 124 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries as the Trojans turned back heavily favored St. John’s Prep, 20-14.

Dan Guarente , Quincy: The senior middle linebacker set the tone for a stellar defensive effort from the Presidents in a 33-6 nonleague romp over Malden Catholic. His sack, on a blitz up the middle, served as an energizer in the second quarter. He also deflected a short pass that was on target for a touchdown pass in the first half and led his team in tackles.


Drew Hadley , Duxbury: On defense, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior snagged a momentum-shifting interception with under three minutes on the clock of a 20-13 win over visiting Abington. He also hauled in a pair of touchdown catches — 60 and 29 yards — and snared a two-point conversion.

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Conor Moriarty , Walpole: The senior back provided most of the Rebels’ offense with four rushing touchdowns in a 37-15 conquest of Foxborough — including a 49-yard gallop on the Rebels’ first offensive play.

Kyle Wisniewski , Mansfield: In a thrilling 29-26 comeback win over Dunbar (Md.), the senior QB (20 of 32, 255 yards) was 4 for 5 on a go-ahead drive in the fourth quarter, connecting with Michael Hershman on a 40-yard score. He also tossed another TD pass (to Brendan Hill) and rushed for a score.

Cappiello’s Top 10 teams

(Records through Sunday)


1. Duxbury (1-0); beat Abington, 20-13

2. Mansfield (1-0); beat Dunbar, Md., 29-26

3. Walpole (1-0); beat Foxborough, 37-15

4. Bridgewater-Raynham (1-0); beat St. John’s Prep, 20-14

5. Brockton (0-0); bye week


6. Abington (0-1); lost to Duxbury, 20-13

7. Hingham (1-0); beat Sandwich, 38-22

8. Xaverian (0-0); bye week

9. Quincy (1-0); beat Malden Catholic, 33-6

10. Cardinal Spellman (0-0); bye week

Week 2 slate

(All games at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise)


Hingham at Oliver Ames, 4:30 p.m.; Quincy at Braintree, 4:30 p.m.; Canton at Abington; Medfield at Dedham; Milton at Mansfield; Natick at Weymouth; Sharon at Scituate; Stoughton at Pembroke


North Quincy at Boston Latin, 6:30 p.m.; Bourne at Cardinal Spellman; Bridgewater-Raynham at Duxbury; Carver at Norwell; Dennis-Yarmouth at Plymouth North; Hanover at Rockland; Marshfield at Plymouth South; Millis/Hopedale at East Bridgewater; Silver Lake at Malden Catholic; Somerset Berkley at Archbishop Williams; Westwood at King Philip; Xaverian at Everett


North Shore at Blue Hills, 11 a.m.; Southeastern at West Bridgewater, 11 a.m.; Case at Old Rochester, 1 p.m.; Coyle & Cassidy at Middleborough, 1 p.m.; Brockton at St. John’s Prep, 1:30 p.m.; Foxborough at Whitman-Hanson, 1:30 p.m.; Dighton-Rehoboth at Apponequet, 3 p.m.; Norwood at Holliston, 8 p.m.

Game of the week

Bridgewater-Raynham at Duxbury, Friday, 7 p.m.: The Dragons have ripped off 43 straight regular season wins. B-R is coming off a strong effort in a 20-14 win over St. John’s Prep.

Peter Cappiello

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