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GlobeWest: Players of the Week, Top 10 football teams

High Five

Billy Barrett , Arlington Catholic: The senior rushed for 100 yards, including 60 on a fourth-quarter touchdown run that sealed a 21-6 win over Shawsheen Tech.

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Zach Elkinson , Holliston: The junior scored two touchdowns, as the Panthers cruised to a 35-0 win over Bellingham.

Greg Fligor , Weston: The junior hauled in two interceptions, and returned one for 70 yards as the Wildcats beat Randolph, 35-14.

Joe Johnston , King Philip Regional: The senior rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries while the Warriors forced four defensive turnovers in their 35-13 win over Middleborough.

Josh Pierre-Charles , Millis/Hopedale: The sophomore led the co-op Mohawks with 140 rushing yards and two scores in a 33-6 win over Greater New Bedford.

Mastrodonato’s Top 10 teams

1. Natick (0-0)

2. St. John’s High (0-0)

3. Waltham (0-0)

4. King Philip Regional (1-0); beat Middleborough, 35-13.

5. Nashoba Regional (0-0)

6. Lincoln-Sudbury (1-0); beat Somerset Berkley, 21-12.

7. Needham (0-1); lost to Westwood, 36-26.

8. Shrewsbury (0-0)

9. Millis/Hopedale (1-0); beat Greater New Bedford, 33-6.

10. Acton-Boxborough (0-0)

Game of the week

Natick at Weymouth, Thursday, 7 p.m.: The Red Hawks will open the season against a talented Bay State Conference foe in Weymouth, and they’ll be without star receiver Brian Dunlap, who is out for the season with a foot injury. Dunlap scored two touchdowns in last year’s meeting, when Troy Flutie had four touchdowns in a 42-23 Natick victory.

Week 2 slate

(Games at 7 p.m. unless noted)


Wellesley at Concord-Carlisle, 4:15 p.m.; Stoneham at Belmont, 6; Watertown at Medway, 6; Dover-Sherborn at Weston, 6; Natick at Weymouth; Shrewsbury at Algonquin Regional; Westborough at Nashoba Regional; Wakefield at Lexington; Newton North at Waltham; Auburn at Hudson; Acton-Boxborough Regional at Cambridge; Hopkinton at Wayland; Medfield at Dedham.


Gardner at Groton-Dunstable Regional; Milford at Marlborough; St. John’s High at Leominster; Westwood at King Philip; Tewksbury at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional; Ashland at Tri-County Regional Tech; Millis/Hopedale at East Bridgewater; Somerville at Arlington.


Nashoba Valley Tech at Minuteman Tech, noon; Norwood at Holliston, 8 p.m.

Jason Mastrodonato can be reached at
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