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Khaneil Bruce, St. Clement: The 6-foot-4 senior scored three consecutive touchdowns in the second quarter as the Anchormen shut out Matignon, 48-0. The receiver hauled in a pair of scoring passes — giving him 12 this season, tops in Division 6 — and took a fumble recovery 60 yards into the end zone.
Craig Carter, Manchester Essex: With less than four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the junior quarterback connected with Liam Louge on a 19-yard scoring pass to force overtime against Ipswich. He hooked up with Chris Dumont on a 12-yard strike in the first overtime and then scored from a yard out in the second OT in a 26-20 win.
Jordan Pallazola, Gloucester: The senior back ran for 145 yards and three touchdowns, including a 10-yard dash and a two-point conversion in the second OT , as the Fishermen pulled out a 32-30 win.
Tommy Portrait, Revere: In piloting the Patriots to their first win of the season, the senior quarterback fired two first-quarter touchdown passes, threw for 175 yards, and rushed for another 110 in a 23-13 victory over Peabody.
Nelson Valerio, Lawrence: The junior quarterback was sensational in lifting the Lancers to their first victory, throwing for a career-high 330 yards and three touchdowns while also scoring from 4 yards out in a 42-41 win over Dracut.
Snow’s top 10 teams:
1. Everett (5-1); beat Somerville, 34-0
2. Central Catholic (5-1); beat Billerica, 42-13
3. Tewksbury (6-0); beat Haverhill, 28-14
4. St. John’s Prep (4-2); lost to BC High, 13-7
5. Lowell (4-2); beat Chelmsford, 14-13
6. Bishop Fenwick (6-0); beat St. Mary’s, 34-6
7. Reading (4-1); beat Belmont, 48-16
8. Marblehead (5-1); lost to Beverly, 17-14
9. Lynnfield (6-0); beat Hamilton-Wenham, 34-0
10. Pentucket (5-0); beat Saugus, 27-10
Week 8 Slate
(All games at 7 p.m. unless noted)
Chelmsford at Central Catholic
Amesbury at Manchester Essex; Andover at Lowell; Billerica at Lawrence; Catholic Memorial at Malden Catholic; Danvers at Winthrop; Lynn Classical at Revere; Lynn English at Marblehead; Lynn Tech at Chelsea/Pope John; Lynnfield at Ipswich; Masconomet at Triton; North Andover at Haverhill; Northbridge at Tyngsborough; Pentucket at North Reading; Salem at Peabody; Somerville at Medford; Stoneham at Melrose; Tewksbury at Dracut; Wakefield at Burlington; Westford at Lincoln-Sudbury; Wilmington at Watertown; Woburn at Reading.
North Shore at Mystic Valley, 10 a.m.; Northeast at Greater Lawrence, 10:30 a.m.; Cardinal Spellman at Austin Prep, 11 a.m.; Belmont at Winchester, 1; Everett at Malden, 1; Georgetown at Hamilton-Wenham, 1; Newburyport at Saugus, 1; Swampscott at Beverly, 1; Lowell Catholic at Matignon, 1:30; Minuteman at Greater Lowell; Whittier at Shawsheen, 1:30; Governor’s Academy at Milton Academy, 2; Brooks at St. Mark’s, 3; Phillips Andover at Deerfield, 3:45; Marian at St. Clement, 4:30; Archbishop Williams at Bishop Fenwick; Arlington Catholic at St. Mary’s.
Game of the Week
Woburn at Reading, Friday, 7 p.m.: The Middlesex Liberty rivals enter the game with one loss each, and both have productive running games. Senior Liam Kenneally, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound back, has scored in all five games for the Reading. Visiting Woburn is coming off its first loss, a 40-6 blowout to Arlington, and will march behind junior back Marvin Jean, who has four multiple-touchdown games this fall.
Taylor Snow can be reached at email@example.com.