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    WEEK 8 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

    Chelmsford’s Sal Lupoli headlines Week 8 Players of the Week

    Chelmsford's Salvatore Lupoli drives to the end zone for a Chelmsford touchdown, in match up against Newton South in playoff. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.
    Mark Lorenz for the Globe
    Chelmsford's Sal Lupoli (21) powers his way into the end zone on one of his four TDs in Saturday’s 41-14 victory over Newton South in a Div. 2 North matchup. He also had 14 tackles and a blocked PAT to earn Globe Player of the Week honors.

    Division 1

    Nick Goffredo, Catholic Memorial — The senior quarterback was instrumental in securing coach Brett Williams’ first playoff victory at the helm of the Knights. Goffredo ran for three touchdowns and completed 12 of 15 passes for 146 yards and a score to propel CM over Newton North, 35-6.

    Anthony Bianchi, Lexington — The favorite target of star quarterback Sal Frelick, Bianchi caught three touchdown passes including a 73-yarder to open scoring in a 52-33 win over Andover. Bianchi also threw a 20-yard TD pass to Frelick off a reverse handoff to help Lexington pull away.

    Peter Kwakye, Methuen — The elusive running back scored four times on runs of 46, 20, 20, and 38 yards as the host Rangers eliminated Lowell, 38-35.

    Division 2

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    Sal Lupoli, Chelmsford — The senior did nearly everything for the Lions in their 41-14 win over Newton South on Saturday. Lupoli rushed for 180 yards on 30 carries and four touchdowns while also contributing 14 tackles at linebacker.

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    Amir Mells, Natick — The senior tailback help carry the load offensively for the Red Hawks, rushing for 160 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-0 quarterfinal win over New Bedford.

    Dan Monagle, Masconomet — The senior wideout had five catches for 68 yards, none bigger than his touchdown reception with no time remaining to lift the Chieftians over Woburn, 20-17.

    Division 3

    David Bell, Stoughton — A 70 yard pick-six by the junior defensive end halted Whitman-Hanson’s comeback attempt and sealed a 30-21 win for the Black Knights in the Division 3 South tournament’s first round.

    Prince Brown, Lynn English — The junior wideout recorded over 300 all-purpose yards, including receiving touchdowns of 67 and 75 yards and a 94 yard rushing score, helping the Bulldogs advance to the D3 North semifinals with a 36-0 rout of Winchester.

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    Clifford Louis, Billerica — The second of the senior’s two rushing scores, a 60 yard scamper in the fourth quarter, gave the Indians a 29-26 D3 North first round victory over Arlington.

    Division 4

    Tanner Boyd, Silver Lake — With one minute remaining in the fourth quarter, the senior quarterback powered in a 1-yard touchdown to lead the third-seeded Lakers over No. 6 seed Dighton-Rehoboth, 20-17, in the first round of the D4 South playoffs.

    Alex D’Amborosio, North Reading — The junior kicked an 18-yard field goal as time expired to secure a 17-14 win for the Hornets over Wayland in a first-round D4 North matchup.

    Luke McMenamin, Milton — The Wildcats signal caller only misfired once in a 43-8 first-round win over North Quincy, finishing 13-of-14 passing for 291 yards and three touchdowns on the evening. He connected on his first six passes for 162 yards and a pair of TDs.

    Division 5

    Elijah Jefferys, Somerville — The senior went 6-for-9 passing for 208 yards and three touchdowns as the Highlanders came from behind to beat Triton, 27-9. Jefferys added 58 yards on the ground, including a 38-yard touchdown run.

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    Mitchell Gonser, Medfield — The junior was 14-for-20 passing for 263 yards and four touchdowns in the Warriors 36-28 win over Falmouth. Gonser added for 64 yards rushing and a touchdown on 14 carries.

    Colin Frary, Swampscott — The senior quarterback racked up 355 passing yards and four touchdowns as the Big Blue fell to Watertown, 31-27. Frary’s longest completion went for a 53-yard TD to Jake McIntire.

    Division 6

    Billy Whelan and Cam Peach, Hamilton-Wenham - The senior duo teamed up for three scores of over 30 yards to help beat Salem, 31-10. In the second quarter, the two connected on a 37-yard pitch-and-catch, then iced things in the fourth for the Generals on TD passes of 34 and 68 yards.

    Brendan Studley, Shawsheen — The senior opened the Rams’ 22-8 victory over Whittier with an 11-yard touchdown catch, then sealed the win with a 40-yard fumble recovery.

    Harry Smith, Old Rochester — The senior running back scored four times on runs of 5, 21 and 70-yards and a 60-yard interception return to help the Bulldogs top Dedham, 34-21. Smith finished with 186 yards on 26 carries.

    Division 7

    Jack Holdgate, Nantucket — The senior quarterback had two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns as the Whalers won, 61-12 over Monomoy in the Div. 7 South quarterfinals.

    Calvin Johnson, St. Mary’s — In a Div. 7 North quarterfinal, the senior had two rushing touchdowns and a 32-yard passing score to lead the Spartans in a 44-0 win over Manchester-Essex.

    Osahon Izevbizua, Latin Academy — With four rushing touchdowns – one in each quarter – Izevbizua powered the Dragons to a 27-0 win over Lowell Catholic.

    Division 8

    Bryce Latosek and Andrew Brooks, Millis — Latosek completed 17 of his 18 passes for 384 yards and five touchdowns as the Mohawks downed West Bridgewater, 49-20. Brooks had six receptions for 215 yards and caught two touchdown passes of 88 and 81 yards in the win.

    Khalil Blair and Khamal Headen, Cathedral — Blair eclipsed 300 total yards for the fourth straight week in Cathedral’s 52-0 win over South Boston. Blair rushed for three touchdowns and caught a fourth while Headen rushed for a pair of touchdowns and gained over 100 yards on the ground.

    Issac Nascimento, Wareham — The Vikings quarterback threw for 243 yards and three touchdowns, including a 49-yard score, to lead Wareham past Hull, 36-14. The dual threat quarterback also rushed for two more touchdowns in the win.

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    Devin Marrocco, BB&N — The senior running back racked up 130 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries to lead BB&N past Thayer, 35-18.

    Jack Czarniak, Milton Academy — The senior inside linebacker notched 12 solo tackles, helping stifle opposing Tabor in a 41-12 victory.

    Dylan McNary Rocco Giandomenico, Drew Kendall, Nobles — The defensive trio snared an interception each in a 34-16 win over Middlesex. Giandomenico, a senior, added a receiving touchdown in the victory.

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