North: Players of the Week, Top 10 football teams

High 5

Dean Anderson , Melrose: Wakefield had no answer for the senior back, who carved through the Warriors’ defense for 161 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-15 win.

Austin George-Williams , Methuen: The 6-foot junior quarterback was on target, passing for 287 yards and three touchdowns to spur the Rangers to a 41-19 win over Dracut.


Mike O’Hearne , Shawsheen: The Division 4 leader in touchdowns passes (27), the senior QB threw five touchdown passes to propel Shawsheen to a 37-18 win against Greater Lowell.

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Cristian Rivera , Greater Lawrence: The Division 4 scoring leader (24 TDs), the senior back rushed for 208 yards and five touchdowns to power the Reggies (8-3) to a 42-12 victory over Whittier.

Mac Short , Amesbury: The junior kicker nailed two field goals, a 27-yarder in the third quarter and then a 32-yarder in the fourth, to lead the Indians to a 13-10 victory against Newburyport to clinch the Cape Ann/Northeastern (Div. 3) title.

Gulizia’s Top 10 teams

(Records through Thanksgiving Day games)


1. Everett (9-1)

2. St. John’s Prep (9-1); beat Xaverian, 9-0.

3. Reading (11-0); beat Stoneham, 41-14.

4. Beverly (11-0); beat Salem, 28-14.

5. Burlington (10-1); beat Lexington, 35-10.


6. Andover (10-1); beat Central Catholic, 22-19

7. Central Catholic (9-2); lost to Andover, 22-19.

8. Lowell (9-2); beat Haverhill, 36-23.

9. Masconomet (9-2); beat North Andover, 35-14.

10. St. Mary’s (10-1); beat Lynn Tech, 44-12.

Anthony Gulizia

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