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EMass football: Watertown’s JP Riley headlines Players of the Week

Watertown senior JP Riley had a clear path to the end zone in rain drops for his 57-yard run in the third quarter of the Raiders' 38-14 win over Boston Latin Saturday at Victory Field.
Watertown senior JP Riley had a clear path to the end zone in rain drops for his 57-yard run in the third quarter of the Raiders' 38-14 win over Boston Latin Saturday at Victory Field.Leah Knipper-Davis/Raider Times

Christian and Christopher Ais, Stoughton — The senior twins combined for all of the Black Knights scores in the second half as they erased a 13-0 deficit to knock off King Philip, 20-13. Christopher had a 14-yard touchdown run to get Stoughton on the board and Christian had rushing touchdowns of 66 and 14 yards. Christopher had a two-point conversion run as well.

Aiden Arnold, Ipswich –– The junior quarterback accounted for three scores, including a 64-yard touchdown dash, leading the Tigers to a 35-6 victory over Cape Ann League foe Manchester-Essex and clinching an undefeated campaign.

Brett Baker, Chelmsford — On a cold and rainy Friday evening, the senior quarterback orchestrated a five-play, 76-yard scoring drive with 25 seconds remaining and no timeouts to top Thanksgiving rival Billerica, 8-7. Baker hit sophomore Jack McCarthy for a 6-yard touchdown pass as time expired and ran in the 2-point conversion for the win.

Lincoln Beal and Scott Brown, Andover — In a 38-0 win over border rival North Andover Thursday, the two sophomores were sensational. Brown broke a 55-yard touchdown run and found Beal for a 61-yard touchdown pass. Beal added a 1-yard rushing score and finished with 159 rushing yards.

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DJ Capachietti, Lynnfield –– In a thrilling 30-22 double overtime Cape Ann League win over Triton, the senior punched in scores of 6 yards and 2 yards and blocked a field goal late in the fourth quarter.

Matt Ciesielski, Duxbury — The junior wide receiver scored two touchdowns for the Dragons in their 20-13 win over Scituate, including a game-winning 86-yard score with 3:21 remaining.

Anthony Comer, Mansfield — The Hornets clinched the Hockomock Kelley-Rex title behind a banner day from the senior back, who had rushing touchdowns of 60 and 46 yards and a 45-yard punt return for a score in a 34-0 win over Taunton.

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Tyler Cooley, Archbishop Williams — In a 36-14 Catholic Central League victory against host Austin Prep the senior rushed for 121 yards on 14 carries had a pair of rushing touchdowns from 4 and 1 yard out and added a touchdown reception in the win.

Timmy Crowley, Middleborough — The senior quarterback finished with 178 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the ground and threw a touchdown pass to lead the Sachems to their first league title since 2014 with a 48-25 victory over Abington in Thursday’s South Shore League final.

Will DeLuca, West Bridgewater — The sophomore running back scored his team’s first and last touchdowns as the Wildcats knocked Tri-County from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 21-12 win.

Chris Dragone, Stoneham — The senior rushed for 205 yards and added three total touchdowns, including an 85-yard scoring run as the Spartans (3-2) rolled past Wilmington, 40-21, on Saturday.

Gavin Elder and Ty Warren, Bellingham — Lifting the Blackhawks to their first Tri-Valley League title since 2000, Elder (14-of-20 passing, 246 yards), a junior connected with his senior receiver (4 catches, 146 yards) for touchdowns of 67 and 66 yards in a 36-0 blanking of Medway.

Nick Fish, Ashland — The senior’s touchdowns of 25 and 2 yards in regulation helped the Clockers erase a 21-0 halftime deficit before his 10-yard touchdown run in overtime propelled Ashland to the thrilling 29-27 win over Medfield, clinching a share of the Tri-Valley League Large Division title.

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James Guy, St. John’s Prep — The junior from Lynn rushed 23 times for 263 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-27 win at previously-unbeaten Tewksbury Saturday.

Paul Hammond, Arlington Catholic — In a 27-14 Catholic Central League win against Cathedral the senior accounted for all four Cougars touchdowns, rushing for scores of 3 and 5 yards and throwing for scores of 30 and 55 yards.

Carson Harwood, Catholic Memorial — With tailback Datrell Jones out and Darrius LeClair hobbled, the sophomore carried 18 times for 174 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Knights in a 23-19 win over Xaverian for the Catholic Conference title.

Riley Holmes, Nauset — The junior signal-caller scored a go-ahead touchdown on a QB draw with 1:42 remaining, his second 1-yard touchdown of the game in the Warriors’ 20-14 victory over Falmouth

Kevin Hughes, Apponequet — Held in check during regulation, the senior running back scored two touchdowns and caught a two-point conversion in overtime during the Lakers’ hard-fought 21-13 win over Dighton-Rehoboth.

Tyler Jameau, Concord-Carlisle — The senior scored a 22-yard rushing touchdown and recorded an interception inside the 10-yard line with seconds left, sealing the Patriots’ 21-14 win over Westford Saturday.

Shea Lynch, Peabody –– The sophomore quarterback threw for three scores, including a 66-yard touchdown to Jonathan Teixiera, as the Tanners downed Northeast Conference opponent Gloucester, 41-0.

Luke Maffeo and Mohammed Jalloh, O’Bryant — Jalloh, a senior, bookended the game with touchdown runs of 15 and 1 yards while Maffeo, a senior, had touchdowns of 7 and 9 yards in the Tigers’ 28-8 win over Brighton.

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Cam O’Brien, Swampscott –– The senior quarterback threw for two scores and added one on the ground as the Big Blue defeated Cape Ann league foe Beverly, 22-6.

Nolan O’Brien, Lincoln-Sudbury — Already the program record holder in punt return yards, the junior added to his totals with punt return touchdowns of 56 and 61 yards, and added a 53-yard rushing touchdown in a 49-0 romp of Cambridge for the Dual County League title.

JP Riley, Watertown — In a 38-14 nonleague win over Boston Latin, the senior broke off touchdown runs of 57 and 52 yards before bolting 91 yards for another score.

Watertown's JP Riley soaked in his three-touchdown performance while listening to the Raider coaches in the postgame gathering Saturday.
Watertown's JP Riley soaked in his three-touchdown performance while listening to the Raider coaches in the postgame gathering Saturday.Leah Knipper-Davis/Raider Times

Joshua Robertson, Marblehead –– In a 28-6 Cape Ann League victory over Masconomet, the junior quarterback threw for four touchdowns to keep the 12th-ranked Magicians’ perfect season alive.

Chad Silva, Oliver Ames —The only player to score in a 12-0 Tigers win over Sharon was their sophomore running back, who had rushing touchdowns of 1 and 37 yards in a victory that was their first of the season.

Austin Smith, Silver Lake — The junior running back racked up 222 rushing yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, in a 21-8 triumph over Quincy.

Dy’riece Smith, TechBoston — In a 30-12 win over South Boston/Burke, the senior scored all four touchdowns for the Bears with runs of 30, 6, 65, and 73 yards.

Sam Sullivan, Marshfield — In the Rams’ 36-6 victory over Hingham, the junior Sullivan finished with nine tackles and returned a punt 48 yards for a touchdown to highlight Marshfield’s 23-point second quarter.

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Ryon Thomas, Old Rochester — The senior quarterback accounted for three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 30-12 road win over Martha’s Vineyard. He threw a 37-yard TD pass and ran for scores of 2 and 31 yards.

Chrys Wilson, Bishop Fenwick — In a decisive 55-6 Catholic Central League victory over visiting Cardinal Spellman the senior threw for five touchdown scores, highlighted by a 50 yard touchdown toss in the third quarter.

Compiled by Colin Bannen, Matt Doherty, Trevor Hass, Brad Joyal, Cam Kerry, Brendan Kurie, Jake Levin, Steven Sousa, and Nate Weitzer.