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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL | Week 11 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Millis QB Bryce Latosek a star among Players of the Week

Millis-Hopedale junior QB Bryce Latosek (5) throws a pass in the second quarter of the MIAA Division 4A Super Bowl at Worcester State University in Worcester, Massachusetts on December 3, 2016. Millis-Hopedale defeated Maynard 30-18. Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe (SPORTS - Assigning Editor: Joanne Strohmeyer - Story Editor: Craig Larson)
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Millis quarterback Bryce Latosek (5) led the Mohawks to a 40-22 victory over Cathedral in the Division 8 state semifinal after throwing for 379 yards and 4 TDs of 72, 16, 17 and 48 yards.

Division 3

Brendan McHugh, North Attleborough — The junior tailback ran for two scores, including a backbreaking 55-yard scamper in the fourth quarter, and hauled in another TD to help Big Red beat Tewkbsury, 29-21, in the state semifinals.

James Connolly, Tewksbury — With three touchdown passes including one late in the fourth quarter, the senior quarterback did his part, but it wasn’t enough to stop red-hot North Attleborough.

Division 4

Isaac Seide, Melrose — Leading the way on offense with 161 rushing yards and two touchdowns, the 5-foot-8-inch junior also played exceptionally at defensive back, helping Melrose shut out a high-powered Hopkinton team, 22-8, in a state semifinal victory at Weymouth High.

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Will Abbott, Hopkinton — The Hillers senior captain did his part in a loss to Melrose on Saturday, catching a 42-yard touchdown in the second quarter and tossing a 2-point conversion to senior Matt Lindquist. Abbott led Hopkinton in both rushing and receiving in the school’s first state semifinal appearance.

Division 5

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Jacob McCarthy, Dennis-Yarmouth — The senior quarterback threw four touchdown passes in the Dolphins 41-3 state semifinal victory over Watertown. McCarthy connected with four different receivers for touchdown passes and amassed 207 yards in the air.

Dennis-Yarmouth defense — The Dolphins D-corps forced three turnovers and six sacks, smothering Watertown, 41-3. One of those turnovers came in the form of a Joe Tierney interception in the opening minutes to set up the Dolphins’ opening score.

Division 6

Jeremy Soule, Middleboro — The senior tailback set the tone early in the state semifinals, breaking off scoring rushes of 76 and 12-yards to give the Sachem’s a 14-0 lead heading into the second quarter. Soule went on to finish with 13 carries for 246 yards, helping advance Middleboro to the Div. 6 Super Bowl against Littleton.

Tre Pignone and Seth Russell, Stoneham — Senior Tre Pignone and sophomore Seth Russell put up a valiant effort in the second half of the state semifinals, combining for 155 yards and accounting for both of the Spartans third quarter scores.

Division 7

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Devaun Ford, Mashpee — The junior came to play in the state semifinals, notching three touchdowns, two interceptions, and 245 yards on the ground for the Falcons in a 28-20 win over St. Mary’s.

Calvin Johnson, St. Mary’s — Johnson was elusive against Mashpee, tossing two touchdown passes, one of which tied the game at 20 with 7:56 left in the fourth quarter.

Division 8

Bryce Latosek, Millis — The senior quarterback led the Mohawks with a 379-yard, four touchdown performance in the Division 8 state semifinal. Latosek tossed touchdowns of 72, 16, 17, and 48 yards to lead Millis past Cathedral, 40-22.

Steffan Gravely, Lynn Tech — Gravely rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns including a 91-yard score in a 41-6 win over Franklin County Tech in the State Vocational Small semifinals. Gravely averaged 14.3 yards per carry in the win.

Preps

Tony Muse, Lawrence Academy — The freshman put up a statline for the ages, accumulating an astounding 373 yards and six touchdowns on 17 carries in the Spartans’ 56-7 NEPSAC Kevin Fleming Bowl victory over Phillips Andover.

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Patrick Freiermuth, Brooks — A Penn State commit, Freiermuth forced three fumbles and reeled in a touchdown pass to help propel the Bishops past New Hampton, 24-14, in the NEPSAC Ken O’Keefe Bowl.

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