Four weeks of Massachusetts high school football is complete – that was fast!
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. 3, 2022)
Bishop Fenwick: The Crusaders needed not one, but two extra sessions to defeat St. Mary’s last Friday in what could help Bishop Fenwick accomplish its goal of winning the Catholic Central Large crown. Anthony Nichols clinched the win in the second overtime while Bryce Leaman recorded three touchdowns (two passing and one rushing) in his team’s fourth win of the season. Bishop Fenwick will host Cardinal Spellman on Friday.
Dover-Sherborn: Michael Polk rushed for a pair of touchdowns while Garrett Webb connected with Henry Moore for a 60-yard touchdown in the second quarter as the Raiders topped Dedham in its initial Tri-Valley League (TVL) Small matchup. With the win, D-S becomes the first TVL squad to win four contests. The Raiders host Bellingham on Saturday.
Malden: For the second-straight week, the Golden Tornadoes joined our list – Malden is currently one of four Greater Boston League (GBL) squads with a 2-0 league record. The Navy Blue and Gold capped the opening month of the season with a 44-12 victory over Somerville, thanks to Mak Blaise, who rushed for three scores, including a pair in the opening quarter. Malden faces a challenging week five test against Lynn Classical.
Milton: The Wildcats scored an impressive – and yes, hard-fought win last Friday, beating Walpole, 28-14, in a game that featured two 3-0 Bay State Conference (BSC) squads. Owen McHugh recorded three touchdowns in the win – two through the air and one on the ground to provide the Red and White with some additional momentum for this week’s meeting with Weymouth.
Nashoba Valley Tech: Coach Danny Kelly’s squad picked up its fourth-straight win, including a Commonwealth Small victory over Georgetown last Friday, thanks to Connor Buchmann, who rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns. Through four contests, Buchmann has rushed for more than 500 yards and six touchdowns. The Vikings will entertain Lynn Tech on Friday.
Needham: Make it back-to-back wins for the Rockets as halfback Tate Hoffmeister continued his early-season success by registering three touchdowns in a 28-7 victory over Weymouth. Needham will attempt to win its third-straight contest on Friday when they visit Braintree.
North Reading: The Hornets’ winning ways continued last Friday as North Reading cruised past Ipswich, 48-6. Alex Carucci tossed two touchdowns in the win while rushing for a pair of one-yard scores in the opening quarter. North Reading will attempt to win its third-straight Cape Ann contest on Friday when they host Triton.
Revere: The Patriots scored their second-straight win, downing Lynn English, 47-0, last Friday to even their record at 2-2. Last Friday’s win was Revere’s second-straight GBL victory, which was highlighted by a pair of touchdown passes from Carlos Rizo. Maykin Gonzalez rushed for two touchdowns in the win. Revere visits Everett on Friday.
Wellesley: After dropping a heartbreaker one week earlier to Walpole, the Raiders bounced back with a big win last Saturday over Newton North. Tyler Yen and Tom Burton combined for five first-half touchdowns against the Tigers. Wellesley visits Natick on Thursday for an important Bay State Conference (BSC) meeting.
Westwood: After surrendering a late touchdown in week three to Quincy, the Wolverines bounced back with a 48-21 victory over Medway last Thursday. Brendan Donegan tossed five touchdowns in the win while Tommy Kane recorded three catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Westwood begins Tri-Valley League (TVL) Large play this week against Medfield.