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GlobeWest: Players of the Week, Top 10 football teams


Ryan Charter , Needham: The senior quarterback completed seven of his eight passing attempts for 120 yards and two touchdowns, and added a 1-yard rushing touchdown as the Rockets beat Newton North, 41-12.

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Jeff Costello , Lexington: The sophomore signal-caller did it all in a 42-27 win over Belmont last week, throwing for 226 yards and three touchdowns and running for 141 yards and three more scores.

Anthony Parchesky , Medway: With 231 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries, the senior running back helped the Mustangs beat Norton, 28-13.

Thomas Saponaro , Acton-Boxborough Regional: Churning out multiple big plays for the Colonials in their 48-24 win over rival Westford, the senior caught two long touchdown passes (44 yards and 65 yards), and added two rushing scores to lead coach Bill Maver’s offense.

Connor Strachan , St. Sebastian’s: The senior fullback/linebacker and future Boston College Eagle from Wellesley had three touchdowns and helped limit Roxbury Latin to just 50 yards of offense in the first half in a 37-7 victory for the Arrows.


1. Natick (3-0), beat Wellesley, 35-21

2. St. John’s High (2-1), beat Fitchburg, 20-15

3. King Philip Regional (3-0), beat Taunton, 41-6

4. Nashoba Regional (3-0), beat Wachusett Regional, 14-0

5. Needham (2-1), beat Newton North, 41-12

6. Hudson (3-0), beat Westborough, 28-27

7. Holliston (4-0), beat Hopkinton, 35-26

8. Concord-Carlisle (3-0), beat Bedford, 8-7

9. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (2-1), beat Newton South, 32-7

10. Marlborough (3-0), beat Groton-Dunstable Regional, 40-14


North Attleborough (2-1) at King Philip Regional (3-0), 7 p.m. Friday: King Philip senior running back Joey Johnston (six touchdowns this season) and the Warriors’ bruising running game will look to stay perfect against North Attleborough, a Hockomock League Kelley-Rex Division rival that will be hungry after suffering its first loss of the season last week, falling to undefeated Mansfield, 35-14.


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


Thayer at Groton, 5:15 p.m.; Milford at Canton, 6; Needham at Framingham, 6; Weston at Bedford, 6:30; St. John’s High at Nashoba Regional; North Attleborough at King Philip Regional; Hudson at Clinton; Holliston at Westwood; Lincoln-Sudbury Regional at Wayland; Waltham at Westford; Newton South at Acton-Boxborough Regional; Boston Latin at Concord-Carlisle; Lexington at Woburn; Belmont at Arlington; Watertown at Wakefield; Hopkinton at Medway; Medford at Medfield; Bellingham at Ashland; Dover-Sherborn at Norton; Taunton at Franklin; Shrewsbury at Fitchburg; Tantasqua Regional at Algonquin Regional; Littleton at Narragansett; Maynard at West Boylston; Ayer Shirley Regional at Murdock; Minuteman Tech at Chelsea.


Marlborough at Westborough, 1 p.m.; Worcester Tech at Nashoba Valley Tech, 1; Tri-County Tech at Bishop Connolly, 1; Wellesley at Norwood, 2; Quabog Regional at Blackstone Valley Tech, 2; Keefe Tech at Bay Path Regional Tech, 2; Walpole at Wellesley, 2:30; St. Mark’s at Rivers, 3; Arlington Catholic at Austin Prep, 3; Braintree at Newton North, 3; Noble & Greenough at Middlesex, 3; Roxbury Latin at Belmont Hill, 3:30; Lawrence Academy at Milton Academy, 3:30; Dexter at Holderness, 4; Assabet Valley Tech at Montachusett Regional Tech, 4:30; Weymouth at Brookline, 6; Governor’s Academy at St. Sebastian’s, 7.

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