GlobeNorth: Players of the Week, Top 10 football teams

High 5

Mike DiRaffaele, Melrose: The senior cocaptain ran for two scores and returned a fourth-quarter interception for a touchdown as the Red Raiders toppled Watertown, 33-13.

Nick Hoar, Shawsheen: The senior linebacker notched 11 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown as the Rams upended Greater Lawrence, 48-20.


Dylan Owens, Stoneham: The senior threw a 20-yard touchdown to Aaron Louis for the Spartans’ first passing touchdown of the season; on defense, he also collected two interceptions in a 36-21 win over Burlington.

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James Sullivan, Tewksbury: In a tremendous two-way effort, the junior ran for 113 yards and a touchdown while picking off three passes on defense as the Redmen rocked Methuen, 41-14.

Luke Surette, Saugus: With the game deadlocked with 10 seconds to go, the junior kicker booted a game-winning 27-yard field goal, lifting the Sachems to their first win of the season, 23-20 over North Reading.

Snow’s top 10 teams

 1. Everett (4-1); beat Medford, 47-12


 2. St. John’s Prep (4-2); beat Catholic Memorial 43-25

 3. Central Catholic (4-1); beat Lowell, 14-12

 4. Tewksbury (5-0); beat Methuen, 41-14

 5. Lowell (3-2); lost to Central Catholic, 14-12

 6. Bishop Fenwick (5-0); beat Austin Prep, 48-18


 7. Reading (3-1); beat Lexington, 35-27

 8. Woburn (5-0); beat Belmont, 34-21

 9. Marblehead (5-1); lost to Beverly, 17-14

10. Haverhill (4-1); beat Dracut, 21-6

Week 7 slate

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


Reading at Belmont, 6; Shawsheen at Northeast, 6; Burlington at Watertown; Cathedral at Lowell Catholic; Catholic Memorial at Malden; Central Catholic at Billerica; Everett at Somerville; Haverhill at Tewksbury; Ipswich at Manchester Essex; La Salle (R.I.) at Andover; Lawrence at Dracut; Lowell at Chelmsford; Lynn Classical at Winthrop; Lynn Tech at Mystic Valley; Malden Catholic at Xaverian; Masconomet at Newburyport; Medford at Cambridge; Melrose at Wilmington; North Reading at Triton; North Andover at Methuen; Peabody at Revere; Pingree at New Hampton; Salem at Danvers; St. John’s Prep at BC High; Tyngsborough at Oakmont; Wakefield at Stoneham; Westford at Concord-Carlisle; Woburn at Arlington


St. Clement at Matignon, 10 a.m.; Greater Lowell at Whittier, 10:30 p.m.; Archbishop Williams at Austin Prep, 11 a.m.; Amesbury at Georgetown, 1; Winchester at Lexington, 1:30; Brooks at Governor’s Academy, 2; Hamilton-Wenham at Lynnfield, 2; Minuteman at North Shore, 2; Saugus at Pentucket, 2; Gloucester at Swampscott, 2:30; Northfield Mt. Hermon at Phillips Andover, 4:30; Beverly at Lynn English; Bishop Fenwick at St. Mary’s.

Game of the week

St. John’s Prep at BC High, Friday, 7 p.m.: Johnathan Thomas (knee) is gone for the year, but the Eagles continue to pile on the points. Running back Cody Harwood stepped forward, scoring 36 of Prep’s 98 points in its last two games. But St. John’s has a difficult task ahead, going up against a BC High team that has allowed just 10 points per game.

Taylor C. Snow

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