Noontime’s Eastern Massachusetts High School Football Teams of the Week (Oct. 10, 2022)

Nelson Mendes-Stephen and the Lexington High School football team scored its second-straight win on Saturday over Arlington. (PHOTO: Matt Noonan/


Five weeks of Massachusetts high school football is in the books.

And with it being Monday, it’s time to share our weekly Eastern Massachusetts teams of the week that enjoyed a successful outing last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on the gridiron.

Noontime’s High School Football Teams of the Week (Oct. 10, 2022)

Braintree: In a battle of 2-2 Bay State Conference squads, it was the Wamps of Braintree that prevailed as the Blue and White topped Needham, 14-0. Mario Franciosa-Johnson and Ryan Brooks each recorded a touchdown. Braintree will go for its fourth win on Friday when they host Walpole.

Brighton: The Bengals bounced back from a week four setback to West Bridgewater by scoring an impressive 34-12 victory over TechBoston. Coach Randolph Abraham credited his defense for helping Brighton score an important Boston City League victory. Brighton’s defense will be a unit to watch on Friday against Excel High School.  

Brockton: McKenzie Quinn made history last Friday by becoming the first female student-athlete to record a touchdown for the Boxers. Brockton defeated Dartmouth, 50-7, to improve to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in Southeast Conference play. Brockton will host Pinkerton Academy (NH) on Saturday.

Lexington: Make it back-to-back victories for the Minutemen as Lexington topped Arlington on Saturday, 45-28, to improve to 2-3 overall and 2-0 in the Middlesex Liberty Division. Lexington leaned on quarterback Nelson Mendes-Stephen and halfback Joseph Suh to secure some additional momentum for Friday’s contest with Belmont.  

Medford: The Mustangs snapped their four-game losing streak by erasing a 12-0 deficit to defeat Somerville, 39-12. Stevens Exateur and Justin Marino sparked the comeback for Medford by combining for four touchdowns in the second quarter. Medford will visit Everett on Friday.

North Reading: Quarterback Alex Carucci and wide receiver Craig Rubino shined last Friday in the Hornets’ fifth-straight win of the 2022 season. The senior duo combined for seven touchdowns, including three in the second half as North Reading rolled past Triton, 47-8. The Hornets will host Amesbury on Friday.

Reading: Quarterback James Murphy and the Rockets edged Woburn last Friday in an exciting Middlesex League clash, which saw the two teams combined for 75 points. Murphy concluded his team’s fifth contest with five touchdowns while the Reading defense denied Woburn an opportunity to push ahead on the ensuing possession. Reading will visit Arlington on Friday.

St. Mary’s: After losing a heartbreaker to Bishop Fenwick, the Spartans bounced back with a 48-6 win over Bishop Stang, thanks to quarterback Tyler Guy, who recorded four touchdowns, including two rushing scores in the second half. St. Mary’s will visit Arlington Catholic on Saturday evening.

Stoneham: The Spartans provided coach Bob Almeida with his 200th win on the sidelines last Friday as Stoneham topped Melrose, 30-13. Colin Farren and James Landers combined for four touchdowns while Ty Baker and Dominic Florino each booted on PAT. Stoneham will visit Watertown on Friday.

Xaverian Brothers: The Hawks soared past Boston College High School last Friday to secure their first Catholic Conference victory of the 2022 season. Henry Hasselbeck tossed four touchdowns with three scores landing in the hands of Jonathan Monteiro. Xaverian Brothers will entertain Malden Catholic on Friday.  

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