Frank Williams ran for 216 yards on 20 carries as BB&N defeated visiting Roxbury Latin Saturday in ISL play, 49-21. The junior back had scores of 5 and 76 yards in the win.
With BB&N up, 14-7, in the first quarter, the Knights called a double reverse pass in which wide receiver Willie Peoples connected with Williams on a 45-yard touchdown.
“We were back and forth at that point and that put us up two scores. That really stemmed the tide, it was a big play,” said BB&N coach John Papas.
Along with his great day on the offensive side of the ball, Williams also performed on defense. Williams, from his cornerback position, had eight unassisted tackles on the day and an interception for the Knights.
“Frank was unbelievable,” said Papas. “He missed a few games earlier in the season due to injury and we really missed him. He has come back with a vengeance and has given us a spark.”
Cole O’Connor also had a solid day for BB&N catching a touchdown pass from Brendon O’Neil for the Knights’ first score and rushing for a pair of touchdowns later in the game.
O’Connor’s 2-yard run in the fourth quarter gave BB&N a 42-21 lead and put the game out of reach for the Foxes.
Roxbury Latin quarterback MacKay Lowrie had three more touchdown passes in the game giving him and ISL-leading total of 27 on the season. But overall the BB&N defense kept him in check thanks to the strong pass rush of O’Neil (two sacks), Donte Papas (three sacks), and Matt Rega.
“I was really happy about our defense. Our conditioning paid off and we got great pressure on the quarterback. We really bent and didn’t break,” said Papas.
Governor’s Academy 40, Brooks 6 — Eli Morrissey scored a 63-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter and quarterback Tate Jozokos scored twice.
Milton Academy 40, Belmont Hill 10 — Drew Jacobs had 149 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Quarterback Anthony Scurto completed 12 of his 19 passes for 187 yards.
St. Sebastian’s 47, St. George’s 19 — Brendan Daly helped keep his team undefeated, rushing for three touchdowns in St. Sebastian’s 47-19 win over St. George's.
Thayer 30, Middlesex 28 — Brian Vieira scored on a 6-yard run in the second overtime and Mitchell Welsh ran in the conversion. Jack Becker finished with 193 yards rushing.
Rivers 41, St. Mark’s 27 — Justin Vogel was 30 for 49 passing for 330 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Red Wings. Carlin Haymon had three TD receptions, rushed for a score and had a pair of interceptions.
Lawrence Academy 35, Nobles 0 — Kyle Howes threw three touchdowns and Darrien Myers rushed for a pair of scores for the Spartans.
Barnstable 46, Billerica 33 — Nick Peabody led the top-ranked Red Raiders with 258 passing yards and three touchdowns. Tedaro France caught two of those touchdowns and recorded 110 yards.
Walpole 47, Newton North 0 — Senior Cam Hanley rushed for 91 yards and four touchdowns for the No. 6 Rebels.
Xaverian 33, St. John’s (S) 31 — Kyle Darrow booted a 31-yard field goal with 31 seconds left in the game to give the Hawks the win, their first since opening week.
Malden 42, Somerville 37 — Jake Martino led the Highlanders, completing 11 of his 17 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns. Senior Franklin Huynh caught six passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns.
Reading 18, Woburn 7 — Friday the Rockets (8-0) became the first school to clinch a playoff berth thanks to two rushing touchdowns from Drew Belcher.
Pembroke 39, Middleboro 19 — Quarterback Cory Brandon threw three touchdowns and completed seven passes for 243 yards to lead the Titans.
CAL/NEC (Division 3)
Pentucket 28, Saugus 26 — Cody Rothwell scored four rushing touchdowns, giving him 17 for the season.
Greater Lawrence 54, Northeast 30 — Cristian Rivera ran for 228 yards and three touchdowns and the visiting Reggies blew it open with a 32-point second quarter.