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(East Boston, MA 10/12/18) TechBoston's #3 Marcu Gonzalez runs the ball in the second quarter of their game against East Boston in East Boston. (Photo by John Wilcox for the Globe)

WEEK 6 | PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

TechBoston’s Marcus Gonzalez headlines Week 6 Players of the Week

After starting season as a QB, Gonzalez switched to RB and rushed 26 times for 257 yards and 4 TDs in 28-12 win over East Boston.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football bus appeared Saturday at West Roxbury High School during a football game between Boston Latin Academy and Nantucket High School.

NBC Sunday Night Football bus stops at West Roxbury High School

The bus made an appearance at the Boston Latin-Nantucket football game Saturday ahead of Patriots vs. Chiefs.

10/13/2018 Lexington Ma- Lexington QB #7 Anthony Bianchi (cq) lines up a pass during game action. Lexington Vs Belmont High School Football. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

HS FOOTBALL | LEXINGTON 35, BELMONT 14

No stopping Lexington’s Anthony Bianchi in victory over Belmont

The senior quarterback threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Ashland senior able to realize his dream with a TD, and a Gronk spike

Owen Lively , a special needs student, scored on an untimed down at the end of the first half against Westwood Friday night.

HS FOOTBALL | ST. JOHN’S PREP 40, BC HIGH 19

St. John’s Prep blitzes BC High with 40-point first half

Coltan Tangney returned to the lineup with a pair of interceptions as Eagles (5-1) soar in Catholic Conference matchup.

GLOUCESTER, 10/12/2018 - Marblehead's Tim Cronin (#22) is taken down by Gloucester's Ryan Argento (8) on the field in Gloucester in a matchup of Northeastern Conference unbeatens. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Sports, capen)

HS FOOTBALL | MARBLEHEAD 37, GLOUCESTER 12

Chris Gally propels Marblehead past Gloucester

The senior quarterback threw for two TDs and ran for another in clash of Northeastern Conference powers.

Friday’s HS FOOTBALL roundup

Freddy Gabin has North Andover on the run

He picked up three touchdowns in victory over Dracut.

HS FOOTBALL | MANSFIELD 42, ATTLEBORO 35

Aidan Sacco finds path to victory for Mansfield

The Mansfield quarterback connected with Cincere Gill on critical fourth-down pass.

GREATER LOWELL 45, NASHOBA TECH 31

Benji Hach (4 TDs), Greater Lowell earn share of crown

Greater Lowell (5-2) clinched a share of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference with its 45-31 win over Nashoba Tech.

HS FOOTBALL | Milton 22, NEEDHAM 14

Milton hands Needham its first loss

The defense holds off the Rockets’ late push.

HS FOOTBALL | CENTRAL CATHOLIC 28, METHUEN 6

Central Catholic kicks offense into gear

Quarterback Jared Silverio directs a victory over Methuen.

(East Boston, MA 10/12/18) TechBoston's #3 Marcu Gonzalez runs the ball in the second quarter of their game against East Boston in East Boston. (Photo by John Wilcox for the Globe)

HS FOOTBALL | TECHBOSTON 28, EAST BOSTON 12

Marcus Gonzalez leads TechBoston over East Boston

The running back carried the ball 26 times, picking up 257 yards and four touchdowns.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Sunday Night Football bus making a stop at Boston Latin-Nantucket game Saturday

NBC Sports, SportsEngine’s “Coming Home Sweepstakes” will feature nonleague matchup at West Roxbury High.

Week 6 high school football live chat

There are two weeks left in the MIAA football regular season. Join our discussion as we approach the postseason.

Everett, MA - 9/22/2018 - Everett's Mike Sainristil (5) stiff arms SJP Sean Majeski as he rumbles for a long gain and a first down. St. John's Prep at Everett high school football at War Memorial Stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nathaniel Weitzer, Topic: 23scheverett, LOID: 8.4.3251013688.

WEEK 6 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Meet the state’s most versatile high school football triple threats

“No matter how you try, the ball ends up going to him, and he’ll make you pay,” Xaverian coach Al Fornaro said about Everett’s Mike Sainristil.

Need ham MA 10/05/18 Needham High Tyler Reed finds a seam in Braintree High defense enroute to a long touchdown run during first half action at Needham High. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 06schneedham reporter:

WEEK 6 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

10 games to watch in Week 6 of high school football season

The high-flying Needham Rockets (5-0, 2-0) face host Milton (4-1, 2-0) in Bay State Conference showdown.

11/25/15: Bolton, MA: Xaverian players celebrate following their 14-0 victory over St. John's Prep. St. John's Prep and Xaverian met in a high school football game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sportstopic:2atFenway

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Four high school football games will be played at Fenway Park Thanksgiving week

Two games will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and two more on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Globe Top 20: Football

It’s a new season for The Undefeated Bus. Who will stay aboard this week and avoid an unceremonious exit?

West Roxbury MA 10/06/18 St. John's Prep Aise Pream runs through the Catholic Memorial defense during second half action at Catholic Memorial High School. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

WEEK 5 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTES

How do workhorse running backs get the job done time and again?

For relentless “bell cow” backs, the key to success is what happens before kickoff.

Need ham MA 10/05/18 Needham High Tyler Reed finds a seam in Braintree High defense enroute to a long touchdown run during first half action at Needham High. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 06schneedham reporter:

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL | Week 5 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Needham’s Tyler Reid headlines Week 5 Players of the Week

The junior running back rushed for 120 yards and of TDs of 15 and 4 yards and added a 16-yard TD reception in 28-8 win over Braintree.

HS FOOTBALL | Lynn English 27, Swampscott 14

Ishmile Bangura goes the extra mile for Lynn English

The 5-foot-7-inch senior carried the ball 27 times for 209 yards and scored four touchdowns to hand Swampscott its first loss.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Jay Connolly, Shane Aylward spark Tewksbury’s romp over Billerica

Senior quarterback threw four TDs and junior receiver made three TD catches, respectively, for the No. 14 Redmen.

West Roxbury MA 10/06/18 St. John's Prep Aise Pream runs over Catholic Memorial Will Stockwell enroute to a rushing touchdown against Catholic Memorial during first half action at Catholic Memorial High School. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

HS FOOTBALL | st. john’s prep 27, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 20

St. John’s Prep counters CM comeback

Wes Rockett’s 22-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter boosts Prep.

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Stoneham now stands alone in Middlesex Freedom race

Senior Christos Argyropoulos accounted for four of the five touchdowns in Stoneham’s win over Melrose.

Need ham MA 10/05/18 Needham High Matt Smith (left) and Niall Nolan sacking Braintree High quarterback Michael Tellier during first half action at Needham High. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 06schneedham reporter:

HS FOOTBALL | NEEDHAM 28, BRAINTREE 8

Defense does the job for undefeated Needham

Needham’s Joe Anastasi, Mason Colwell, and Niall Dolan combined for eight sacks in a 28-8 win over Braintree

HS FOOTBALL | DANVERS 29, LYNN CLASSICAL 20

Matt McCarthy carries Danvers past Lynn Classical

The running back collected 239 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries.

HS FOOTBALL | ST. SEBASTIAN’S 23, BUCKINGHAM BROWNE & NICHOLS 3

St. Sebastian’s has quite a time in win over BB&N

Bryce Gallagher had a sack, interception, and touchdown catch in St. Seb’s 23-3 win Buckingham Browne & Nichols

HS FOOTBALL | CANTON 14, STOUGHTON 7

Robbie Gallery’s sack preserves Canton victory

Defense holds Stoughton to 84 yards of offense.

West Roxbury MA 10/05/18 West Roxbury Talif Stewart making an interception in front of East Boston High's Josh Rivera during first half action at Billings Field. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

HS FOOTBALL | WEST ROXBURY 14, EAST BOSTON 6

‘There’s no limit on how proud I am of them.’ West Roxbury holds off East Boston

“These guys have really worked hard, they stayed together and they are playing together,” West Roxbury coach Derek Wright said.

HS FOOTBALL | FALMOUTH 46, DENNIS-YARMOUTH 22

Jake Murphy (301 yards, 4 TDs) carries Falmouth

Falmouth earned a share of the Atlantic Coast League title with its 46-22 win over Dennis-Yarmouth

Week 5 high school football live chat

The high school football regular season continues into its fifth week. Follow the action and join our discussion.

Finn Murray and Acton-Boxborough face Dracut this week.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

10 games to watch in Week 5 of high school football season

A Patriot League rivalry and a Catholic Conference clash highlight this week’s schedule.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Lawrence Academy football will forfeit Saturday’s game against Governor’s

Citing low numbers, health concerns, defending Independent School League champions unable to field a varsity team.

Sudbury MA 9/28/18 Action Boxboro Victor Otero hauls in a touchdown reception beating Lincoln Sudbury Ben Ohler during first half action at Lincoln Sudbury High School. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 26clubhousepics reporter: Allison Hagan

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL | WEEK 4 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

The Globe’s Week 4 high school football players of the week

Acton-Boxborough receiver Victor Otero (152 receiving yards, 2 TDs) headlined Week 4’s players of the week.

Marblehead's Randeep Singh is taken by by Beverly defense in match up, Saturday, September 29, 2018. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

WEEK 4 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTES

Ipswich, Canton, Ashland among EMass unbeatens off to surprising 4-0 starts

Ipswich coach Kevin Fessette: “We have a long way to go, but right now we’re happy where we are.”

Beverly's Bobby Adams can't wrap up Marblehead's Chris Gally in the first half, Saturday, September 29, 2018. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Chris Gally provides spark as Marblehead improves to 4-0

The senior quarterback ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth in the Magicians’ win over Beverly.

HS FOOTBALL | BB&N 38, BELMONT HILL 24

Buckingham Browne & Nichols grinds out win over Belmont Hill

Senior back Zach Cyr (30 carries, 152 yards, 3 TDs) powered the Knights’ win.

HS FOOTBALL | POPE JOHN 43, CATHEDRAL 14

Paul Sobolewski’s Pope John team routs Cathedral

The former Cathedral coach got the better of his old team as the Tigers improved to 4-0.

Weston players paid tribute to their former teammate Ash Baird, who died this year of cancer.

SATURDAY’S SCHOOL ROUNDUP

Weston’s Ash Baird honored on emotional day

The former Weston soccer player, who died of cancer in April, was remembered at Kicks for Cancer, an event that raised money to fight the disease.

Boston MA 9/28/18 West Roxbury High Ismael Presume picking up huge yardage on a run with pressure from Latin Academy Ryan Nguyen (15), and Robert Marek (44) during first half action at George White Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 26clubhousepics reporter: Allison Hagan

FRIDAY’S SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

John Roberts helps Duxbury breeze past Whitman-Hanson

Senior QB ran for TDs of 5 and 25 yards as the fifth-ranked Dragons (4-0) coasted to a 27-9 win.

Sudbury MA 9/28/18 Action Boxboro quarterback Finn Murray throws a touchdown reception to teammate Victor Otero against Lincoln Sudbury during first half action at Lincoln Sudbury High School. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 26clubhousepics reporter: Allison Hagan

HS FOOTBALL | ACTON-BOXBOROUGH 37, Lincoln-Sudbury 35

Finn Murray delivers for Acton-Boxborough

The Colonials quarterback connected with Victor Otero with 4 seconds to play.

HS FOOTBALL | NATICK 21, BRAINTREE 7

Natick accomplished mission by stopping Braintree’s Billy Silvia

Redhawks (2-2) held Wamps star running back (10 carries, 21 yards) scoreless to hand Braintree (3-1) its first loss.

HS FOOTBALL | XAVERIAN 25, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 17

In overtime, Xaverian cuts down Catholic Memorial

Second-ranked Hawks erase 17-point deficit, pull out Catholic Conference win on Michael Berluti to Cooper Deveau TD pass.

HS FOOTBALL | MANSFIELD 28, KING PHILIP 27

Mansfield holds off King Philip

KP’s last-minute conversion play comes up short.

HS FOOTBALL | MASHPEE 21, ABINGTON 20

Mashpee rallies to get past Abington

Devaun Ford led the effort with 147 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries as well as a touchdown catch.

HS FOOTBALL | NORTH ANDOVER 40, TEWKSBURY 20

Freddy Gabin seizes opportunity in North Andover victory

Starting for injured senior Joe Allen, junior RB stepped up with 113 yards and a pair of TDs for No. 6 Scarlet Knights (4-0).

Boston MA 9/28/18 West Roxbury High Talif Stewart intercepts the ball in front of Latin Academy Sedric Johnson during first half action at George White Stadium. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 26clubhousepics reporter: Allison Hagan

HS FOOTBALL | WEST ROXBURY 6, latin academy 0

West Roxbury slogs past Latin Academy

The Raiders only needed one touchdown in muddy conditions.

Andover, MA - 9/27/2018 - Feature on Andover High senior captain Ethan Coyle. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Nathaniel Weitzer, Topic: 28schfbprev, LOID: 8.4.3307021465.

WEEK 4: HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW

These EMass offensive linemen among the best and the brightest

Viewed as beasts of burden, players such as Andover captain Ethan Coyle (3.7 GPA, 1590 SAT) rank as the smartest on the gridiron.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

10 games to watch in Week 4 of high school football season

Oh, we’ve also included our predictions for the top matchups in the final week of September.

MIAA FOOTBALL COMMITTEE MEETING

All 8 MIAA Super Bowls back at Gillette Stadium

The championship football games are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1.