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    Methuen’s Peter Kwakye catalyst in victory over Lowell

    Boston, MA - 10/20/2017 - Brighton's Jose Vargas (1) scores the two point conversion on a touchdown scored during the second half. Brighton at O'Bryant High School football. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Brandon Blom, Topic: 21HSFootball, LOID: 8.3.4088554237.
    Barry Chin/globe staff
    Brighton's Jose Vargas (1) had two touchdowns and three extra-point conversions to help the Bengals capture their fifth consecutive Boston City North title in a 32-8 win over O’Bryant.

    Division 1

    Peter Kwakye, Methuen — The undersized running back scored three times in a 28-21 win over Lowell, catching passes of 70 and 30 yards while returning a kick 87 yards for a score.

    Mathias Villafane, Central Catholic — The senior wide receiver was quarterback Bret Edwards’s favorite target in a 49-13 dismantling of Andover. Villafane helped the Raiders cap an undefeated regular season, snaring three touchdown passes including a 33-yarder to open scoring in the second half.

    Sal Frelick, Lexington — A mainstay in this section, the senior quarterback made light work of the Woburn defense in a 52-35 win. Frelick threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more, icing the victory with a 22-yard scamper early in the fourth quarter.

    Division 2

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    Andrew Dittrich, King Philip — It was a defensive performance to remember for the senior Friday night. Dittrich swiped pick-6s of 35 and 100 yards as the Warriors defeated Taunton, 35-7.

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    Danny DeGirolamo, Mansfield — The senior notched three touchdowns, scoring on runs of 80 and 30 yards while reeling in a 38-yard touchdown in the Hornets’ 42-6 victory over Oliver Ames.

    James Dillon, Lincoln-Sudbur — In what will go down as one of the wildest games of the season, the junior tailback led an explosive Warriors offense, scoring four touchdowns as Lincoln-Sudbury defeated Cambridge, 77-38. Dillon had touchdown rushes of 7, 18, 26, and 5 yards.

    Division 3

    Ethan Phelps, Whitman-Hanson — The junior quarterback rushed for a pair of scores and threw for three more in the Panthers’ 43-20 rout of Silver Lake.

    Matt Travasano, Concord-Carlisle — In his first varsity start, the freshman quarterback kicked a 24-yard field goal and scored on a 15-yard keeper to help push the Patriots past Boston Latin, 37-6.

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    Liam Fitzpatrick and Evan Clarke, Winchester — The senior duo linked up on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to give the Sachems a 14-7 win over Reading, their first victory over the Rockets since 2007.

    Division 4

    Alex D’Ambrosio, North Reading — The junior wideout got the Hornets on the board with a 20-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, finished with 117 receiving yards, and kicked a field goal and two extra points to lead North Reading in a 32-13 win over Newburyport.

    John Kenney, Wilmington — The Wildcats senior played well at safety, and ran for touchdowns of 15, 30, and 10 yards in a 34-6 win over a very good Stoneham team.

    Connor Hebert, Hopkinton — By helping hold Holliston to 134 yards of offense and piling up three sacks, Hebert, a free safety, made a huge impact in the Hillers’ key 12-8 win to claim the Tri-Valley League title on Friday night.

    Division 5

    Elijah Jeffreys, Somerville — The senior went 7 for 10 with 203 yards passing including a 72-yard touchdown strike to Jiovanny Pierre. Jeffreys also rushed for 50 yards and two scores to lead the Highlanders in a 24-8 victory over Revere.

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    Mitchell Gonser, Medfield — The junior quarterback rushed 18 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns to help give a Warrriors a late victory over Walpole, 36-30. Gonser was 10 for 20 with 144 yards passing including a third-quarter touchdown strike to Liam O’Toole.

    Colin Frary, Swampscott — The senior threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns in the Big Blue’s 40-19 rout of Saugus. Frary’s four scoring passes went for 7, 35, 40, and 40 yards, including a pair to Jake McIntire.

    Division 6

    Eric Duhamel, East Bridgewater — The senior running back crossed the goal line three times in the second half to help the Vikings best previously unbeaten Norwell, 35-28.

    Ian Coffey, Hamilton-Wenham — The sophomore running back did most of his heavy lifting in the second half, finishing with 172 rushing yards including a 75-yard scamper in the third quarter on the way to a 35-7 win over previously unbeaten Lynnfield.

    Jon Barr, Rockland — The senior captain missed all of last year but is making up for lost time. Barr grabbed three interceptions, returning one of them 100 yards for a score, to hand Middleboro its second loss, 20-8.

    Division 7

    Jose Vargas, Brighton — The senior had two touchdowns and three extra-point conversions to help the Bengals capture their fifth consecutive Boston City North title in a 32-8 win over O’Bryant.

    Zach Leo, Chelsea — Leo had three touchdowns — a 70-yard kickoff return, an 80-yard reception, and a 44-yard rush — to lead the Red Devils in a 50-28 win over KIPP Academy.

    Devaun Ford, Mashpee — The junior had four touchdowns in a 49-27 win over Abington to help the No. 13 Falcons clinch the South Shore Tobin title.

    Division 8

    Khalil Blair, Cathedral — Blair registered 250 total yards in the first half of Cathedral’s 44-6 win over Marian on Friday. Blair rushed for a 55-yard touchdown and caught a 60-yard score to pace the Panthers.

    Issac Nascimento, Wareham — Nascimento carried the ball 27 times for 178 yards and three touchdowns. The senior’s final score came with eight seconds remaining in the game and propelled the Vikings past Somerset Berkley, 28-21.

    Jarred Gagne, Old Colony — The running back rushed for 192 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries to lead the Cougars. Gagne finished with 7.1 yards per carry as Old Colony edged Cape Cod Tech, 29-8.

    Preps

    Tony Muse, Lawrence Academy — A freshman, Muse accumulated 210 yards on 26 carries, scoring all five of Lawrence Academy’s touchdowns in a 35-7 victory over St. Sebastian’s.

    Quintan Stott, Governor’s Academy — The junior running back scored five times in the first half of a 42-8 romp of Tabor before sitting the final two frames.

    Cole Roland, Thayer — The senior quarterback connected with wideout Jack Schneider on a 41-yard touchdown pass for the go-ahead score in a 22-12 win over Roxbury Latin. Roland also rushed for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

    Compiled by Brandan Blom, Henry Brechter, Karl Capen, Cole McNanna, Owen Pence, Lenny Rowe, Dan Shulman, and Nate Weitzer.