Christian Carr , Plymouth North: The junior back helped the Eagles lock up a Division 3 playoff spot, rushing for two touchdowns and 182 yards on 19 carries in a 21-0 win over Sandwich. He also added a 20-yard field goal in the second quarter.
Nick Cidado , Oliver Ames: The senior quarterback kept his composure through a 41-13 rout of Canton on Saturday, completing 9 of 15 passes for 106 yards and four touchdowns, capping an unbeaten regular season for the Tigers.
Steve Cuqua , Walpole: By halftime, the sophomore back had racked up 132 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries against Natick. Though he was denied on a two-point conversion bid in overtime, he finished the riveting 56-55 loss with a staggering 308 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 44 carries.
Rory Donovan , Cardinal Spellman: The senior end was an early igniter for Spellman, hauling TD receptions of 55 and 30 yards in the first two quarters of a 40-6 win over Austin Prep. He finished with three TDs.
Dawayne Kirton , Scituate: The senior back kicked off the game with a 55-yard run and never looked back on his way to 151 yards on 14 carries, including three touchdowns in the Sailors’ 38-20 win over North Quincy.
Cappiello’s Top 10 teams
1. Xaverian (6-1); beat BC High, 19-0
2. Mansfield (7-0); beat Franklin, 35-13
3. Duxbury (5-1); beat Quincy, 27-14
4. Bridgewater-Raynham (4-2); bye week
5. Oliver Ames (7-0); beat Canton, 41-13
6. Abington (6-1); beat East Bridgewater, 36-7
7. Plymouth South (5-1); beat Falmouth, 14-0
8. Walpole (4-3); lost to Natick, 56-55
9. Stoughton (6-1); beat Foxborough, 41-6
10. Cardinal Spellman (6-1); beat Austin Prep, 40-6
Week 9 slate
(All games at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise)
Division 1 South: Newton North at Bridgewater-Raynham; Weymouth at BC High
Division 2 South: Marshfield at Barnstable, 6; Wellesley at Mansfield, 6; Duxbury at Needham
Division 3 Southeast: Dartmouth at Silver Lake; Nauset at Plymouth North; Sharon at Plymouth South
Division 3 Southwest: Hingham at Stoughton; Medfield at Oliver Ames; Milton at Hopkinton; Walpole at North Attleborough
Division 4 South: Hanover at Dennis-Yarmouth, 6; Apponequet at Norton; Bishop Stang at Westwood; Scituate at Holliston
Division 5 South: Dover Sherborn at Cardinal Spellman; Greater New Bedford at Abington; Rockland vs. East Bridgewater; Seekonk at Old Rochester
Division 6 South: Nantucket at Cohasset, 4
Division 1 South: Catholic Memorial at Xaverian, 3
Division 6 South: Bristol-Plymouth at Blue Hills, 2
Division 1 South: Brookline at Brockton
Division 2 South: Durfee at Braintree, 5; Quincy at Taunton, 6
Division 3 Southeast: Whitman-Hanson at Pembroke
Division 3 Southwest: North Quincy at Bishop Feehan; Norwood at Milford
Division 4 South: Coyle & Cassidy at Dedham; Randolph at Canton; Wareham at Medway
Division 5 South: Fairhaven at Archbishop Williams; Norwell at Martha’s Vineyard
Division 6 South: Monomoy at Hull, 6
Division 4 South: Middleborough at Foxborough, 5
Division 6 South: Carver at Old Colony, 2:30; Holbrook-Avon at South Shore Voc., 2:30; West Bridgewater at Bishop Connolly, 3; Southeastern at Pope John Paul II
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL LEAGUE/PREPS
St. Mark’s at Thayer, 2; Middlesex at Milton Academy, 2:30; Nobles at St. George’s, 2:30; Tabor at Canterbury
Game of the week
Duxbury at Needham, Friday, 7 – Duxbury played just six games in the regular season, but the Dragons have stayed on course after freshman Bobby Maimaron replaced the injured Sean McCarthy at quarterback. Fifth-seeded Duxbury faces its biggest test in Needham workhorse back Mike Panepinto.
Peter Cappiello can be reached at email@example.com.