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Mr. Football Watch: Week 10

11/8/2012

TOP 5 PERFORMANCES OF THE WEEKEND

1. Chris Sarni, Sr. QB, Wellesley

In one of the upsets of the year, Sarni led the Raiders through the air (18-of-24, 280 yards, 3 TD) and on the ground (16 carries, 140 yards, 3 TD) to upend Natick, 40-34.

2. Nick Oswald, Sr. RB, North Andover

Became the 10th player in state history to eclipse 400 rushing yards in a game -- and second in as many weeks -- with his 420 on 24 carries, with six touchdowns, in a 56-28 win over Dracut.

3. Keiran Presley, Sr. RB, Amherst

Broke the Hurricanes' single-game record for all-purpose yards, with 419 yards and four touchdowns, in a 42-20 win over Chicopee. Presley ran for 359 yards on 21 carries, and caught three passes for 60 yards, in addition to an interception and six tackles on defense. He breaks the school record of 404 set by Marcus Williams in 2001 against Minnechaug.

4. Ryan Vultaggio, Jr. QB, Nobles

Put up some wild numbers in the Bulldogs' 49-26 win over Brooks, rushing for 250 yards and four touchdowns, and adding 204 yards and two more scores through the air.

5. Paul DePlacido, Sr. RB, Shawsheen

Ran for 313 yards and five touchdowns in the Rams' 37-12 win over Whittier, which also locked up a Division 4 playoff berth.

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THE CONTENDERS

Vincent Burton, Sr. RB, Blue Hills

Became just the third player in state history to score 600 career points with his four-touchdown effort in the Warriors' 48-6 win over Tri-County.

Brian Dunlap, Soph. WR, Natick

Caught 16 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns in a 40-34 loss to Wellesley. On the seaosn he has 61 catches for 1,111 yards and 14 scores.

Troy Flutie, Jr. QB, Natick

It will go down as one of the biggest upsets of the year, but he still put up record numbers, totaling over 500 yards of offense in the Red Hawks' 40-34 loss to Wellesley. Through the air he was 33-of-42 for 426 yards and four touchdowns; on the ground, he carried 13 times for 91 yards and a fifth score. On the season he now has 2,830 yards of offense and 35 touchdowns.

Kiivone Howard, Sr. RB, Foxborough

Carried 18 times for 142 yards and a touchdown in the Warriors' 28-8 win over East Bridgewater. Howard leads the Hockomock League in rushing, with 1,402 yards.

Alex Moore, Sr. RB, St. John's Prep

Carried 12 times for 64 yards and two scores, and added a 37-yard touchdown catch, in a 41-0 rout of Malden Catholic.

Marcus Odiah, Sr. RB, Burlington

Ran for 167 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in a 48-28 win over Stoneham.

Nick Peabody, Sr. QB, Barnstable

Was 12-of-22 passing for 202 yards and two touchdowns, and added 78 yards and a score on 15 carries, in the Red Raiders' 27-25 thriller over Bridgewater-Raynham.

C.J. Scarpa, Sr. QB, Andover

Was 16-of-27 for 273 yards, with seven of those completions going to favorite target Will Heikkinen (139 yards, TD), in a 42-35 loss to Lowell. On the year he has 2,088 passing yards, with 27 touchdowns to just four interceptions.

Drew Smiley, Jr. QB, St. John's (Shrewsbury)

Eclipsed 400 offensive yards in a 48-27 win over Fitchburg. Through the air he was 23-of-32 for 215 yards and two touchdowns, and on the ground he carried 14 times for 187 yards and two more scores. Through nine games he has over 3,000 yards of offense (2,332 passing yards, 19 TD; 750 rushing yards, 8 TD).

Jonathan Thomas, Jr. RB, St. John's Prep

Carried seven times for 154 yards and two touchdowns, and added a 43-yard touchdown catch, in the Eagles' 41-0 rout of Malden Catholic. Thomas now has 1,243 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season.

Quron Wright, Sr. RB, Holy Name

Totaled four touchdowns, including his second punt return in as many weeks, and rushed for 177 yards in a 36-20 win over St. Peter-Marian. Wright now has just under 2,000 rushing yards on the season.

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ON THE RISE

Shadrach Abrokwah, Sr. RB, St. John's (Shrewsbury)

Carried 18 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-27 win over Fitchburg.

Max Athy, Sr. RB, Holliston

Ran for 179 yards and five touchdowns in the Panthers' 49-21 win over Medway.

Tyler Desjardins, Sr. RB, Auburn

Totaled 286 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries, in a 39-7 win over Northbridge.

Jack Galvin, Jr. WR, Lowell

Caught 15 passes for 159 yards and four touchdowns in the Red Raiders' 42-35 upset of Andover. On the season he has 58 catches for 800 yards and nine touchdowns.

Cam Latta, Sr. QB, Lowell

The dual-threat signal-caller did damage in both the air (18-of-31, 182 yards, 4 TD) and ground (28 carries, 163 yards) in a 42-35 upset of Andover. On the season, he has 1,911 passing yards and 622 rushing yards, with 27 total scores.

Dylan Oxsen, Jr. RB, Plymouth South

Ran for four touchdowns in the Panthers' 46-14 win over Marshfield, part of a night in which South ran for over 400 yards as a team. Oxsen now has a state-best 28 rushing touchdowns on the season.

Jimmy Sullivan, Jr. QB, Nauset

Carried 15 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns in the Warriors' 34-6 win over Sandwich.

Jared Taylor, Sr. RB, Mashpee

Carried 16 times for 153 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-41 win over Cohasset, part of a night that also saw teammates Malik Lee (14 carries, 139 yards, TD) and John Bernard (9 carries, 113 yards, TD) go over the century mark.