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Lowell quarterback headlines Week 2’s players of the week

Stoughton High’s Alex Sjoquist forces Catholic Memorial High QB Nick Goffredo into an incomplete pass Saturday in West Roxbury.
Stoughton High’s Alex Sjoquist forces Catholic Memorial High QB Nick Goffredo into an incomplete pass Saturday in West Roxbury.(Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)

Division 1

Curtis Gentles, Lowell — The senior quarterback dazzled in a stunning, 62-61, last-second Lowell victory over Cambridge Rindge & Latin. Gentles threw for 492 yards on 29-of-45 passing, amassing five touchdowns including a 30-yard fourth quarter strike to Zach Ahern.

Rosen Pierre, Brockton — A speedy senior tailback, Pierre led the Boxers to victory with 188 yards rushing and two scores, including a 72-yard scamper to open scoring in the first quarter of a a 27-10 victory over Weymouth.

Cooper DeVeau, Xaverian — A multi-talented threat, the junior wide receiver/defensive back appears to be exactly the playmaker Xaverian needs if it hopes to live up to lofty preseason expectations. DeVeau was brilliant in a 32-7 stomping of Bridgewater-Raynham, rushing, catching, and returning a fumble for a touchdown while racking up 131 receiving yards on seven receptions.

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Division 2

Sal Lupoli, Chelmsford — The senior tailback would not be denied, rushing for 126 yards and four touchdowns including three in the second quarter. The Lions went on to win in dominating fashion over Westford, 42-0.

Max Latam, Masconomet — The junior cornerback had himself quite a night in his first varsity start, intercepting three passes and recovering a fumble in the Chieftains’ 24-6 win over Malden Catholic.

Harrison Gross, Lincoln-Sudbury — The senior tight end put on a show, racking up 100 yards and two touchdowns as the Warriors defeated Holliston, 42-14.

Division 3

John Roberts, QB, Duxbury — The junior went 10-of-17 for 120 yards and two touchdowns through the air while rushing for 133 yards and two more scores on 15 carries as the Dragons crushed Barnstable, 35-0.

Alex Sjoquist, Stoughton - As if a sack and a forced fumble weren’t enough, the junior running back/linebacker added nine carries for 49 yards and a touchdown as the Black Knights beat Catholic Memorial, 28-14, in West Roxbury.

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Matt McCarthy, Danvers — The junior running back made a great cutback and broke off a game-winning 50-yard touchdown with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter to beat Peabody, 7-0.

Division 4

John Kenney, Wilmington — The senior running back amassed 213 rushing yards with three touchdowns, including a 73-yard scoring burst, pacing the Wildcats in a 41-13 win over Bedford.

Tanner Boyd, Silver Lake — The Lakers senior quarterback put on a show with his legs during a 28-12 win over Oliver Ames. Boyd rushed for 105 yards, two touchdowns and a pair of 2-point conversions.

Derek Marino, Marblehead — After scoring the go-ahead touchdown in the Magicians first win, the senior wide receiver/safety provided an impressive encore with two more touchdown receptions and an interception during a 24-0 win over Revere.

Division 5

Mitchell Gonser, Medfield — The Warriors quarterback went 13-for-25 with 337 yards and three touchdowns in a 43-36 victory over Ashland. Gonser’s last completion of the night came in the final minute, a 41-yard touchdown pass to receiver Jake Dubbs. The junior also got it done of the ground, rushing 10 times for 88 yards and two scores.

Nick McDermott, Watertown — The junior quarterback was dominant in the Red Raiders’ 48-29 road win over Plymouth South, throwing four touchdown passes and rushing for a 6-yard score.

Sandwich Defense — The Blue Knights defense held Bishop Connolly/Westport to minus-29 yards of total offense on just 19 offensive plays in a 34-0 shutout victory. Ronan Shea and Brendan McGillicuddy each recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown while Ryan Yourell led the team with three tackles.

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Division 6

Cam Peach, Hamilton-Wenham — The senior was all over the field in a 28-14 at North Reading, snaring six receptions for 136 yards and touchdowns of 28 and 37 yards, in addition to rushing three times for 11 yards. Peach made 10 tackles on defense and averaged 36.5 yards on three punts.

Vinny Gaskins and Jeff Rodriguez, Salem — The dynamic running back duo teamed up to account for all of the Witches points in a 36-0 win over Essex Tech. Gaskins carried the ball 10 times for 152 yards and two scores while Rodriguez scored twice on as many attempts.

Tre Pignone, Stoneham — The senior running back scored three times in the first quarter to build a 22-8 lead against Arlington. He racked up 302 total rushing yards with a touchdown of 66 yards while also snaring an interception.

Will Garcia, Old Rochester — The Bulldogs only needed one running back to score their 30 points in a win over Apponequet. Garcia, a junior, found the end zone on runs of 34, 42, 48 and 72-yards.

Division 7

Xavier Ortiz, Latin Academy — Ortiz tossed two touchdowns in a 14-0 win over Boston Latin, the first time the two schools have played.

Peter Sawyer, Lowell Catholic — The junior quarterback left his mark in a 22-2 win over Georgetown with three touchdowns (two rushing and one passing) and a pair of 2-point pass conversions.

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Devin Proulx and Chris Costa, Case— The duo each had a pair of touchdowns in a 40-8 win over Diman. Proulx, a senior, had an interception and rushed for 192 yards while Costa, a junior, added 140 yards rushing.

Division 8

Devan Harrison, St. John Paul II — The quarterback completed 17 of 23 passes for 217 yards and five touchdowns in just two quarters of play. Harrison added 64 rushing yards in the Lions’ 48-8 win over Monomoy.

Bryce Latosek, Millis — Latosek completed four touchdown passes and amassed 180 yards through the air on Friday night. The quarterback led a Mohawk offense that gained 434 total yards in their 41-21 win over Norton.

Seth Andrade and Issac Nascimento, Wareham — Andrade was on the receiving end of three Nascimento touchdown passes against Bourne. The duo also added a rushing touchdown each and accounted for 33 of Wareham’s 40 points in a 40-0 win over Bourne.


Correspondents Brandan Blom, Karl Capen, Cole McNanna, Owen Pence, Lenny Rowe, Dan Shulman, and Nate Weitzer also contributed to this story.