Newton North QB Will Thompson leads Week 5 Players of the Week
Anthony Bianchi, Lexington — The multi-talented 6-foot-2-inch 183-pound junior made his presence known at wide receiver Saturday, reeling in three touchdown passes from Sal Frelick as the Minutemen defeated Arlington, 42-7.
Will Thompson, Newton North — In a 39-27 victory over Weymouth, the senior quarterback accounted for over 300 yards of offense. Thompson rushed for a pair of 1-yard TDs and threw scoring passes of 40, 34, and 11 yards while tossing three successful two-point conversions.
Jordan Perdomo, Methuen — The senior quarterback accounted for seven Rangers touchdowns in a 63-36 shootout over Andover, throwing for TDs of 24, 18 and 38 yards, rushing for three (1, 19, and 94 yards) and catching another (19 yards). Perdomo’s 94-yard breakaway gave Methuen a 49-21 third quarter advantage.
Jylun Spence, Newton South — The tailback rushed seven times for a total of 150 yards and three touchdowns (29, 22, and 28 yards) on Saturday afternoon, none bigger than his last 28-yard TD run with 8 seconds left that propelled the Lions to a 21-14 victory over Concord-Carlisle.
Billy Silvia, Braintree — The junior running back carried the load for the Wamps in their 37-0 win over Brookline. Silvia rushed for 167 yards and an 11-yard TD while booting a 26-yard field goal.
Braden O’Connell, Lincoln-Sudbury — The junior quarterback was a jack of all trades for the Warriors in their 45-14 win over Wayland on Friday night. O’Connell tallied five total touchdowns: three rushing (7, 6, and 24 yards), one receiving (13 yards), and one passing (51 yards).
Cole Baker, King Philip — One of the most consistent kickers in Mass., the sophomore nailed a game winning 18-yard field goal as time expired to beat Franklin, 17-14. He also added two extra points, making him 13-for-14 on extra point attempts this season.
Masyn Lorick, Tewksbury — The senior caught a 29-yard touchdown in the first quarter and picked off two passes, both of which ended scoring threats to help the Redmen shut out Lawrence, 21-0.
John Roberts, Duxbury — On just eight throws, the junior tossed seven completions for 248 yards and four TDs (48, 64, 26 and 55 yards). He also ran for a 15-yard score in the second quarter as the Dragons downed Silver Lake, 61-7.
Luke McMenamin, Milton — The 6-foot-3-inch, 190-pound junior completed 15 of 22 passes for 295 yards and TDs of 27, 62, 24 and 20 yards, connecting with junior wideout Isaiah Woodley on the latter two scores as the Wildcats (3-1) recorded their first Bay State Conference win of the season in a 35-6 rout Friday of visiting Wellesley.
Andy Clough, Marblehead — The senior proved he is more than just a 6-foot-6 tight end, rushing six times for 103 yards and TDs of 52 and 20 yards as the Magicians defeated Malden, 23-6.
John Kenney, Wilmington — The senior running back rushed 26 times for 160 yards and TDs of 21, 7 and 4 yards while also running for a two-point conversion to propel the visiting Wildcats over Watertown, 32-17.
Aidan Sullivan, Scituate — The junior quarterback was 17-for-24 passing with 302 yards and TDs of 41 and 7 yards in the Sailors’ 38-0 rout of Hanover. “He did a really nice job of getting what the defense gave us,” said Sailors coach Herb Devine. “We talked all week about getting ball down field, and Aidan made some really nice throws.”
Chase Stafford, Somerset-Berkley — The senior threw three first-half touchdown passes of 71, 31 and 18 yards, going 7-for-12 for 177 yards in a 36-33 win over Old Rochester. Stafford also rushed 19 times for 147 yards, including a 27-yard scamper on a third-and-22 to keep Somerset-Berkley’s game-winning scoring drive alive.
Elijah Jeffreys & Jiovanny Pierre, Somerville — The UConn-bound Jeffreys threw for more than 300 yards and TDs of 73, 8, 2, and 2, yards, connecting with senior wideout Pierre on all four scoring tosses in the Highlanders 35-21 win over Beverly.
Jake Noel and Juan Serrano, Greater Lowell — The junior teammates connected three times, all for touchdowns in a 52-0 rout of visiting Mystic Valley. Noel finished 4-of-7 for 212 yards, carrying the ball six times for 86 yards. Serrano’s three catches went for scores of 72, 71 and 49 yards, totaling 186 yards through the air.
Vincent Gaskins, Salem — The senior took over the game and rushed for three scores while catching two more to help the host Witches top visiting Winthrop, 46-7. Gaskins finished with 13 carries for 200 yards while catching three passes for 112 yards. The speedster scored on runs of 34, 26 and 21 yards while catching TD passes of 65 and 30 yards to help outscore the Vikings, 31-7, in the second half.
Cam Peach, Hamilton-Wenham — The senior captain racked up 146 all-purpose yards while scoring on a punt return and grabbing a highlight-reel one-handed interception in the Generals’ 37-8 victory over Georgetown.
Jose Caceres, Greater Lawrence — The junior rushed for 124 yards and TDs of 1 and 31 yards on 26 carries for the Reggies in a 44-14 win over Northeast.
Tony Bui, Chelsea — The senior’s rushing touchdowns of 49 and 14 yards powered the Red Devils to their first win of the season, a 22-0 shutout of Minuteman.
Noah Froio, Cohasset – The senior ran for touchdowns of 17, 22 and 45 yards, the latter two in the second half of the Skippers’ 38-12 win over visiting New Bedford.
Steffan Gravely and Keoni Gaskin, Lynn Tech — The Lynn Tech ground game was on full display this weekend as Gravely carried eight times for 196 yards and TDs of 91 and 32 yards while Gaskin rushed for 104 yards and scored on runs of 4, 3, and 17 yards in a 47-0 shutout of KIPP Academy.
Khalil Blair, Cathedral — Blair showed why he’s considered one of the best running backs in the division, rushing for more than 300 yards and TDs of 15, 80, and 40 yards on 14 carries while making a 45-yard scoring catch to lead the Panthers past Pope John, 58-14.
Devan Harrison, Saint John Paul II — Harrison only needed the first half of Saturday’s game against Matignon to put up big numbers. The senior quarterback connected on four touchdown passes to lead the Lions in a 38-0 win.
BB&N offensive line: Nathan Roach, Andrew Nee, Kyle Peck, Brad Basham, and Danny Matos — The BB&N line was tremendous in a 20-14 win over St. Sebastian’s, paving the way for 188 yards of rushing while not allowing a sack or quarterback hit.
Joshua Arruda and Tony Muse, Lawrence Academy — The running back pair was a force in the Spartans 27-20 victory over Governor’s Academy. Muse ran for 163 yards and TDs of 24 and 15 yards while Arruda intercepted a key fourth-quarter pass and plunged into the end zone from 3 yards out on the ensuing drive for Lawrence’s go-ahead score.
Pat Freiermuth, Brooks - The burly 6-5, 250-pound tight end caught touchdown passes of 60 and 40 yards in a 51-21 thrashing of St. George’s.
Correspondents Brandan Blom, Karl Capen, Cole McNanna, Owen Pence, Lenny Rowe, Dan Shulman, and Nate Weitzer also contributed to this story.