Revere’s Joe Llanos headlines Players of the Week

Revere senior Joe Llanos (20) earned high praise for his stellar final season.
Revere senior Joe Llanos (20) earned high praise for his stellar final season.FILE/NIC ANTAYA/FOR THE GLOBE

Division 1

Connor Bryant, Methuen — In his second game back from a fractured foot, the senior quarterback had 40 rushes for 205 yards and five touchdowns, adding 90 passing yards and another touchdown through the air in a thrilling 50-40 Thanksgiving win over Dracut.

Matt Morris, Newton North — The junior back had 147 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in a 42-8 win over Brookline.

Josh Ramos, Andover — The 5-foot-6-inch, 160-pound senior back broke a pair of 5-yard touchdowns and scored a 17-yard TD, finishing with 99 rushing yards in a 41-8 drubbing of North Andover on Thanksgiving. He has a D1-leading 22 touchdowns.


Division 2

Cam Bowden, Marshfield — Despite playing against the Duxbury reserves, the junior was dynamic in all aspects of the game. Bowden rushed for 124 yards on six carries with two touchdowns, a 2-point conversion, and a blocked punt in the Rams’ 41-0 win.

Justin Nortelus, Cambridge — The junior back had quite the holiday on the ground, rushing for 135 yards and three touchdowns in the Falcons’ 28-21 victory over Somerville.

Anthony Perez, Wellesley — The junior was decisive on both sides of the ball as he reeled in two touchdown passes and also recorded five pass breakups at defensive back in the Raiders’ 27-0 win against Needham.

Division 3

Rich Canova, Danvers — The senior had five of the Falcons’ nine touchdowns in a 61-12 win over Gloucester, scoring on runs of 7, 10, 20, 70, and 11 yards. Canova finished with 175 yards rushing to help Danvers (9-2) clinch its first Northeast Conference title since 2005.

Christian Gemelli, Concord-Carlisle — Capping off the fourth 10-win season in the 50-year history of the program, the senior had a direct hand in 30 points in a 42-14 win over Bedford. He scored on rushes of 21 and 11 yards, tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Cam Ladd, had an 11-yard interception return for a touchdown, a 29-yard field goal and kicked three point-afters. He also rushed for 101 yards.


Will Jarvis and Drew von Klock, Walpole — In the final game of their high school careers, Jarvis tossed a 29-yard touchdown pass to von Klock, had a 12-yard touchdown run, two interceptions on defense, and six tackles in a 29-0 blanking of Weymouth. Von Klock’s touchdown reception was one of his five catches for 123 yards.

Mike Rhodes, Beverly — In a 48-8 triumph over Salem, the senior had a 6-yard rushing touchdown on offense to go along with four sacks defensively for the Panthers (5-6).

Division 4

Ulysses Brenzel, Boston Latin — The junior (122 yards rushing) scored Latin’s first touchdown on a 7-yard rush in the first quarter. Then he carried the ball nine times on a 15-play drive late in the fourth to kill the clock in a 16-6 Wolfpack win over Boston English.

Joe Llanos, Revere – The senior capped a tremendous season with 389 rushing yards and six TDs as the Patriots pulled away from Winthrop, 46-21.

A.J. Russo, Marblehead – The senior hauled in a 21-yard pass from Josh Robertson with 7 seconds remaining to lift the Magicians to a 22-16 victory over Super Bowl-bound Swampscott. He also had a 15-yard TD catch in the first half.

Jazayah Sainterling, Gloucester — The sophomore returned two kickoffs for touchdowns — one for 80 yards and the other for 75 — in the Fishermen’s 61-12 loss to Danvers.


Division 5

John Lee, Lynnfield — In the final high school game, Lee snared nine catches for 199 yards and two touchdowns in a narrow 21-19 loss to rival North Reading.

Ethan Robidoux, Somerset-Berkley — The junior rushed for 196 yards and three touchdowns in the Raiders’ 53-14 triumph over Case. He earned game MVP honors and finished the season with more than 1,000 yards rushing.

Ryan Murray, Medfield — The junior quarterback rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another in a 34-14 win over Dover-Sherborn. On defense, Murray recorded two interceptions and 10 tackles.

Division 6

Ian Coffey, Hamilton-Wenham — The senior playmaker led the Generals (5-6) with two touchdowns, including an 11-yard score on the opening drive, in a 21-6 win over Ipswich. Coffey finished the season leading the team in rushing yards for the third consecutive year, this time with 790.

Drew Plunkett, Medway — The senior piloted the Mustangs to a 7-4 finish, throwing for 275 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-7 win over Millis. He also rushed for a 10-yard score and a 2-point conversion to earn game MVP honors.

Chrys Wilson, Bishop Fenwick — In a 46-18 victory over Malden Catholic Wednesday night, Wilson was 4-of-7 passing for 141 yards and two TDs and scored on runs of 12, 31, and 18 yards. He also had an interception and 8 tackles (3 for loss) on defense.

Division 7

Will Klein, Abington – In a final tuneup for the Super Bowl-bound Green Wave (10-2), the senior rushed for touchdowns of 7, 13, and 15 yards in a 27-14 win over rival Whitman-Hanson.


Danny Nolan, Cohasset – The senior carried the Skippers to a 38-6 win over Hull with 266 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries.

Jacob River, Brighton – The junior had a game-high 19 tackles, including seven for a loss, as the Bengals (4-7) used a stout defensive performance to shut out Chelsea, 6-0.

Division 8

Dave Filias, KIPP Academy — The running back/linebacker recorded 10 tackles in a 25-0 win for the Panthers (9-3), raising his season total to 102, and added a forced fumble with two fumble recoveries. Filias also carried the ball six times for 42 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown.

Matt Lavoie, West Bridgewater — Even with a D8 Super Bowl on the horizon for the undefeated Wildcats (12-0), it was no off day for Lavoie. The quarterback rushed for three touchdowns in a 42-0 victory over Southeastern.

Compiled by Karl Capen, Trevor Hass, Trent Levakis, Jake Levin, Seamus McAvoy, Dan Shulman, and Nate Weitzer.