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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL | Week 10 Players of Week

Catholic Memorial’s Zach Mitchell headlines Week 10 Players of Week

Catholic Memorial’s Zachary Mitchell (5) has clear sailing in the open field as he races past CM’s sideline en route to a second-half score in last Friday night’s 25-14 victory over Xaverian in the D1 South final in Westwood.
Catholic Memorial’s Zachary Mitchell (5) has clear sailing in the open field as he races past CM’s sideline en route to a second-half score in last Friday night’s 25-14 victory over Xaverian in the D1 South final in Westwood.(Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

Division 1

Ryan Driscoll, Franklin — Panthers quarterback Nick Gordon threw for over 250 yards and five touchdowns, most of which went to his senior wide receiver. Driscoll finished with 142 receiving yards and three scores in a 42-26 nonplayoff win over Natick.

James Hanley, St. John’s Prep — The senior linebacker set the tone with a key tackle for loss and sack in the first half, as the Eagles shut out Central Catholic, 21-0, and allowed just 97 net yards of offense in a dominant performance for the D1 North title.

Zach Mitchell, Catholic Memorial — When the Knights switched to a double-wing formation, they blew past Xaverian for a 25-14 victory in the D1 South final, thanks in part to 167 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight carries from their sophomore wide receiver.

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Division 2

Darren Watson, North Andover — The senior tailback was pivotal in both facets of the Scarlet Knights’ offense in their 42-0 sectional final win over Lincoln-Sudbury. Watson rushed for 101 yards and had two receptions for 103 yards — including a 57-yard touchdown on a screen pass.

Jack Corcoran, Masconomet — The junior tight end and defensive end impacted on both sides of the ball despite the Chieftains 14-13 loss to Lowell. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Corcoran caught six passes for 160 yards and a touchdown while also tallying 10 tackles.

Ashur Carraha, Cambridge — The sophomore quarterback threw for 252 yards and four touchdowns as the Falcons scored a 32-22 non-playoff victory over Malden on Friday night.

Division 3

Ryan Jones, Bishop Feehan — All the Shamrocks’ senior did was make big plays in his team’s 33-14 non-playoff win over crosstown rival Attleboro. He rushed for 280 yards and touchdowns of 50, 60 and 75 yards, as well as a 52-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

Dom Shanley, Billerica — Every time the Indians needed a stop vs. Andover, Shanley was there. The senior linebacker had 17 tackles and three sacks in Billerica’s 29-21 non-playoff win over the Golden Warriors.

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Jay Connolly, Tewksbury — The Redmen moved to within one win of Gillette Stadium thanks in part to their senior quarterback, who ran for two touchdowns and threw for another in their 28-21 win over Danvers in the Division 3 North final. Connolly’s 61-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter stood as the game-winning score for Tewksbury.

Division 4

Daylon Lark, Gloucester — The junior running back took over for the injured Ryan Argentino and rushed for 167 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns as the Fishermen defeated Wayland 38-6 in the North final.

Chase Carroll, Dighton-Rehoboth — The senior fullback scored two touchdowns in a 28-25 victory over Milton in the South final, including the winning score and two-point conversion in the fourth quarter.

Aidan Sweeney, Wakefield — The freshman rushed for 230 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-28 non-playoff victory over Boston Latin.

Division 5

Will Sheskey, Scituate — The junior amassed 236 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in the Sailors’ 21-0 victory over Canton. Sheskey rushed for 160 of those yards and made three tackles on defense.

Cam Lopes, Sandwich — The senior tossed three touchdowns in the Blue Knights’ 49-28 win over Monomoy. Lopes also rushed for 174 yards and three scores.

Andrew Augustin, Swampscott — The sophomore reeled in three touchdown receptions in the Big Blue’s 34-26 win over Amesbury on Saturday. Augustin finished with five catches for 72 yards on the day.

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Division 6

Christos Argyropoulos, Stoneham — The senior workhorse running back was unstoppable in the Spartans’ win over Hamilton-Wenham on Friday night in the Division 6 North final, rushing for 197 yards on 17 carries and scoring touchdowns of 5, 3, 52, 2 and 20 yards.

AJ Espinal, Whittier — The 5-foot-7, 180-pound junior was electric in the Wildcats’ 34-14 win over Triton Friday night, rushing for 212 yards on just eight carries, including three touchdowns of 1, 41 and 42 yards.

Cory Bright, Bishop Fenwick — The Crusaders’ all-time leading passer continued adding to the record book, completing 70% of his passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns (20, 2, 30 yards), and adding a 1-yard score on the ground in his team’s 46-27 win over Ipswich Friday night.

Division 7

Connor Donahue and Jalen Echevarria, St. Mary’s – The duo combined for five touchdowns in a 39-14 win over Nashoba Valley Tech in the Div. 7 North final, with Donahue rushing for scores of 55, 46, and 2 yards, and Echevarria running for TDs of 49 and 61 yards.

Matt Lund, Cohasset – The senior QB tossed three touchdown passes as the Skippers (8-2) beat Abington, 33-16 in the Div. 7 South Final.

Anthony Francis, O’Bryant – Francis helped spark the Tigers (4-5) to a 32-2 non-playoff win over Chelsea with an 80-yard TD on the opening kickoff, a 21-yard TD reception, and a 65-yard fumble return for a score.

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Division 8

Christian Keeling, West Bridgewater The senior running back set the tone with his 67-yard touchdown run on the opening play of the Wildcats’ 47-28 South sectional win over Coyle & Cassidy. Keeling finished with 275 yards, three touchdowns, a fumble recovery, and an interception.

Greg Smith, Pope John — In the Tigers’ 51-8 North sectional win over Boston English/New Mission, the sophomore stuffed the stat sheet with 61 yards and three touchdowns on five carries while adding a sack, two fumble recoveries, and four tackles for a loss.

Sam Wright, Matignon/St. Joseph Prep Wright (94 rushing yards, 2 touchdowns) took off for a 70-yard touchdown run with two minutes left in the fourth quarter to give the Warriors a 30-24 win over KIPP Academy.

Preps

Alex Cherry, St. Sebastian’s — The Arrows preserved their share of the ISL Championship when the Princeton commit hauled in three touchdown catches of 10, 13 and 39 yards during their 41-12 victory over Thayer Academy.

Zach Cyr, BB&N — The senior running back delivered the Knights their own share of the ISL Championship when he rushed for two touchdowns and 165 yards in their 42-14 win over Brooks.

Greg Desrosiers, Belmont Hill — Three rushing touchdowns of 15, 25 and 45 yards from the junior receiver punctuated Belmont Hill’s 45-14 win over Governor’s Academy along with a share of the ISL Championship.


Compiled by Jake Caccavaro, Brandon Chase, Jake Levin, Lenny Rowe, Dan Shulman, Steve Sousa, and Nate Weitzer.

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