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    Globe North: Players of the Week, Top 10 football teams

    High 5

    Phoenix Huertas, Somerville: The senior quarterback fired four touchdowns — three to Jonathan Santana-Arias — and rushed for another as the visiting Highlanders raced past Medford, 45-14, for their first conference win of the season.

    CJ McCarthy, North Reading: The senior back racked up 237 yards and three touchdowns as the Hornets picked up their first conference victory of the year, knocking off previously undefeated Pentucket, 28-14.

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    Michael Milano, Central Catholic: The junior quarterback ran for 121 yards and four touchdowns while throwing for 212 yards and another score, carrying the Raiders to the Merrimack Valley Division 1 title in a 46-19 drubbing of Chelmsford.

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    Xavier Santiago, Lawrence: The 6-foot-3 defensive tackle tallied seven sacks and 14 tackles as the Lancers won their second in a row , 21-13 over Billerica, after losing their first five games.

    Isaiah White, Beverly: On just 11 carries, the senior back piled up 205 yards and three touchdowns as Panthers sank Swampscott, 61-25, and secured a spot in the playoffs.

    Snow’s top 10 teams

     1. Everett (6-1); beat Malden, 35-0

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     2. Central Catholic (6-1); beat Chelmsford, 46-19

     3. Tewksbury (7-0); beat Dracut, 42-21

     4. St. John’s Prep (4-3); bye week

     5. Lowell (5-2); beat Andover, 28-7

     6. Bishop Fenwick (7-0); beat Archbishop Williams, 42-13

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     7. Reading (5-1); beat Woburn, 32-7

     8. Marblehead (6-1); beat Lynn English, 41-14

     9. Lynnfield (7-0); beat Ipswich, 35-0

    10. Haverhill (5-2); beat North Andover, 21-6

    Week 9 slate

    (All games at 7 unless noted otherwise)

    PLAYOFF GAMES

    Friday

    Division 1 North

    Lexington at Central Catholic; Malden at Everett; Methuen at Acton-Boxborough.

    Division 2 North

    Cambridge at Reading; Lynn Classical at Lincoln-Sudbury; Lynn English at Haverhill; North Andover at Waltham; Billerica at Westford

    Division 3 Northeast

    Beverly at Gloucester; Masconomet at Danvers; Wilmington at Marblehead.

    Division 3 Northwest

    Burlington at Melrose; Winchester at Concord-Carlisle; Woburn at Wakefield

    Division 4 North

    Newburyport at Bedford, 6:30; Watertown at Triton

    Division 5 North

    Manchester-Essex at Brighton; St. Mary’s at Bishop Fenwick

    Saturday

    Division 1 North

    Lowell at St. John’s Prep, 2

    Division 3 Northeast

    Somerville at Tewksbury, 2

    Division 4 North

    Hamilton-Wenham at Pentucket, 2 p.m.; Stoneham at Lynnfield, 2

    Division 5 North

    Whittier at Austin Prep, 2

    Division 6 North

    Chelsea at St. Clement; North Shore at Cathedral

    NON-PLAYOFF GAMES

    Friday

    Division 1 North

    Lawrence at Andover; Peabody at Chelmsford.

    Division 2 North

    Billerica at Westford

    Division 3 Northeast

    Belmont at Dracut; Salem at Revere

    Division 3 Northwest

    Boston Latin at Medford

    Division 4 North

    Winthrop at North Reading, 6:30; Amesbury at Weston

    Division 5 North

    Greater Lawrence at East Boston, 6; Greater Lowell at Madison Park, 6:30

    Division 6 North

    Boston English at Lynn Tech

    Saturday

    Division 2 North

    Malden Catholic at Newton South, 2

    Division 4 North

    Ipswich at Saugus, 2; Arlington Catholic at Swampscott, 2:30

    Division 5 North

    Georgetown at Shawsheen, 2:30

    INDEPENDENT SCHOOL LEAGUE/PREPS

    Friday

    Groton at Brooks, 2:15; Buckingham Browne & Nichols at Governor’s Academy, 3.

    Saturday

    Holderness at Pingree

    Game of the Week

    Lowell at St. John’s Prep, Saturday, 2: Ecstatic about earning the first playoff berth in program history, Lowell will walk on to the St. John’s turf with momentum. The Prep will have a fresh roster following last week’s bye, but it will be no easy task for the run-heavy Eagles offense, facing a Lowell defense that has only given up 12.1 points per game.

    TAYLOR C. SNOW

    Taylor Snow can be reached at taylor.snow@globe.com.