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GlobeWestt: Players of the Week, Top 10 football taems

High 5

Chris Ahl , Millis/Hopedale: Even with Boston College-bound offensive lineman Jon Baker sidelined with a season-ending knee injury, the senior back rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-8 win for the co-op squad over Mashpee in the Division 6 South playoffs. Ahl also ran a kickoff back 90 yards for a score.

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Randy Alay , Waltham: With seven seconds remaining and the Hawks down by one point to North Andover, the sophomore kicker hit a 35-yard field goal for a 30-28 win in the Division 2 North quarterfinals.

Nick D’Aloia , Hopkinton: The senior receiver helped his team score 26 unanswered second-half points by reeling in five passes for 123 yards and a touchdown, and adding 56 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Hillers in their 26-22 comeback win over Milton in the Division 3 Southeast sectional bracket.

Zach Elkinson , Holliston: In an electric 44-39 win over Scituate in the Division 4 South playoffs, the junior caught three touchdowns and ran for three more, including a one-yard game-winning score in the fourth quarter.

Adam Josephson , Newton South: The junior linebacker filled up the stat sheet in a 24-8 win for the Lions over Malden Catholic, leading the strong defensive effort with 21 tackles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

Perry’s top 10 teams

1. Natick (8-0), beat King Philip Regional, 39-26

2. Needham (7-1), beat Duxbury, 42-28

3. Acton-Boxborough Regional (7-1), beat Methuen, 29-6

4. St. John’s High (6-2), beat North Middlesex Regional, 55-26

5. Marlborough (7-1), beat Fitchburg, 27-7

6. Hudson (8-0), beat Groton-Dunstable Regional, 35-14

7. Arlington (7-1), beat Wayland, 14-7

8. Concord-Carlisle (7-1), beat Winchester, 29-7

9. Waltham (5-2), beat North Andover, 30-28

10. King Philip Regional (5-3), lost to Natick, 39-26

Week 10 playoff games

Friday (Games at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise)

Division 1 North: Acton-Boxborough at Central Catholic

Division 2 North: Lincoln-Sudbury at Haverhill; Waltham at Reading

Division 3 Northwest: Woburn at Concord-Carlisle; Arlington at Melrose

Division 2 South: Needham at Mansfield; Natick at Barnstable, 6 p.m.

Division 3 Southwest: Hopkinton at Stoughton

Division 4 South: Holliston at Westwood

Division 6 South: Millis/Hopedale at Diman Regional Tech

Division 2 Central: Shrewsbury at Leominster

Division 4 Central: Doherty Memorial at Hudson

Division 6 Central: St. Bernard’s at Littleton


Division 2 Central: Marlborough at St. John’s High, noon

Division 4 North: Watertown at Pentucket Regional, 1:30 p.m.

Division 6 Central:

West Boylston at Blackstone Valley Tech, 2:30

Nonplayoff games


Medford at Belmont, 6 p.m.; Minuteman at Boston English, 6; Wayland at Burlington; Newton North at New Bedford; King Philip at Marshfield; Wellesley at Duxbury; Walpole at Medfield; Greater New Bedford at Dover-Sherborn; Quabbin at Groton-Dunstable; Assabet Valley Tech at Maynard; Milford at North Quincy; Brockton at Framingham; Weston at Winthrop; Ashland at Bellingham; Holy Name at Algonquin Regional; Medway at Middleborough; Newton South at Billerica


Franklin at Brookline, 11 a.m.; Methuen at Lexington, noon; Nashoba Regional at Westborough, noon; Quaboag Regional at Blackstone-Millville Regional, noon; Tri-County Regional Tech at Holbrook/Avon, 1 p.m.

Independent school league


Thayer at St. Sebastian’s, 10:30; Belmont Hill at Governor’s, 1; Groton at St. Mark’s, 1:30; Middlesex at St. George’s, 2; Lawrence Academy at Brooks, 2; Rivers at St. Paul’s, 2:30

Game of the week

Holliston at Westwood: This Division 4 South rivalry is playing out like an epic trilogy this fall. On Oct. 5, Westwood earned a thrilling double-overtime victory, 43-41. At 7 p.m. Friday, there will be a spot in the sectional final on the line. And don’t forget, there will be a third game between these two Tri-Valley League foes on Thanksgiving morning.

Phil Perry can be reached at
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