Six weeks of Massachusetts high school football have concluded – that was quick!
Before we get ready for yet another busy week of games, let’s highlight our weekly Eastern Massachusetts teams of the week that enjoyed a successful effort last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Noontime’s High School Football Teams of the Week (Oct. 17, 2022)
Amesbury: In a battle of undefeated Cape Ann squads, it was the Indians that held onto beat North Reading, 30-27. With the win, Amesbury improved to 5-0 overall. Nick Marden concluded Friday’s meeting with the Hornets with three touchdowns to go with a pair of two-point conversions.
Belmont: The Marauders picked up their third win of the season, including their second Middlesex League Liberty win by Lexington, 35-20. Adrien Gurung highlighted the win with three touchdowns – all three scores came on the ground, including a pair in the opening quarter.
Catholic Memorial: The Knights survived a midseason scare by St. John’s Prep to move to 5-0 overall and 2-0 against Catholic Conference foes. Carson Harwood recorded two touchdowns against the Eagles, including a 51-yard score in the final frame that was followed by a two-point conversion.
Lowell Catholic: Make it six-straight wins for the Crusaders as they cruised past Nashoba Valley Tech last Friday by a score of 38-0. Nick Sawyer and Alijah Iraola combined for four touchdowns.
Newton South: The Lions snapped their three-game losing streak with a 13-0-win last Thursday over Wayland. Owen Dunker provided the Blue and Orange with an early lead in the opening quarter before Everson Quissanga connected with Paxton Boyd for a 20-yard touchdown in the final session.
Plymouth South: The Panthers extended their current winning streak to six games by defeating Quincy, 42-12. Quarterback Cole Brunstrom recorded two touchdowns in the win, including an 11-yard scamper in the third quarter. Heath McGilvray and Justin Lachance each accounted for one rushing touchdown in the final frame.
Rivers: The Red Wings scored a wild (and exciting) overtime win on Saturday, thanks to quarterback Max Stevelman, who recorded five touchdowns against Belmont Hill. Amir Lindsey caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime to send Rivers to 4-0 overall in the Independent School League (ISL).
Wakefield: Make it six-straight wins for the Warriors as they exploded for 21 unanswered points in the second quarter to score an important conference win over Woburn last Friday. Quarterback Javin Willis recorded two touchdowns in the win – his initial score was a 95-yard strike to Christian Delgado.
Walpole: Andrew Falzone recorded three rushing touchdowns to send the Timberwolves past Braintree last Friday. Falzone recorded scores of six, eight, and 12-yards. With the win, Walpole moves to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the Bay State Conference (BSC) Herget Division.
Westwood: Quarterback Brendan Donegan recorded three touchdowns against Ashland, including a 43-rushing score at the end of the first quarter that helped Westwood score an important Tri-Valley League (TVL) Large victory. Tommy Kane sealed the win with a fourth-quarter interception.