Mr. Football Watch: Week 1

September, 10, 2013
9/10/13
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Here is the first "Mr. Football Watch" of the 2013 season. Statistics can be sent to editors Brendan Hall (bhall@espnboston.com) and Scott Barboza (sbarboza@espnboston.com)


THE CONTENDERS*

Jon Baker, Sr. OL/DL, Millis/Hopedale
With the Boston College-bound Baker leading the way in the trenches, running backs Josh Pierre-Charles (140 yards) and Chris Ahl (128) combined for over 260 rushing yards and four scores in a 33-6 win over Greater New Bedford.

D’Andre Drummond-Mayrie, Sr. RB, Central Catholic
Carried 11 times for 101 yards and two scores in the Raiders’ 39-27 win over Lawrence.

Lubern Figaro, Sr. DB, Everett
Had one of the most highlight-reel defensive plays of the early season in the Tide’s 31-23 win over Springfield Central, chasing down receiver Ju’uan Williams from behind from 40 yards downfield to prevent a touchdown just short of the goal line.

Brandon Gallagher, Jr. RB, Bridgewater-Raynham
Carried 27 times for 113 yards and a touchdown in the Trojans’ 20-14 upset of St. John’s Prep.

Jack Galvin, Sr. WR, Lowell
Caught five passes for 68 yards and a touchdown in the Red Raiders’ 21-0 shutout of Westford.

Brendan Hill, Jr. TE, Mansfield
In the Hornets’ 29-26 thriller over three-time defending Maryland state champ Dunbar, Hill was the leading receiver, hauling in eight passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.

Johnathan Thomas, Sr. RB, St. John’s Prep
In the Eagles’ loss to Bridgewater-Raynham, Thomas carried 24 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns. One-hundred and one of those rushing yards, and both scores, came in the second half.

Cody Williams, Sr. QB, Springfield Central
In the Golden Eagles’ 31-23 loss to Everett, Williams was 21-of-33 passing for 304 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also was the team’s leading rusher, carrying 12 times for 72 yards.

Kyle Wisnieski, Sr. QB, Mansfield
In the Hornets’ game-winning drive over Dunbar (Md.), Wisnieski was brilliant, going 4-for-5 with the winning 40-yard strike to Michael Hershman. On the night, he was 20-of-32 passing with 255 yards and two scores, and added 40 yards and two more scores on the ground.

TOP STATISTICAL LEADERS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Rushing
Christian Perez, Sr., Northeast – 240 yards, 2 TD
Robert Harnais, Sr., BC High – 217 yards, 2 TD
DeShaun Dias, Soph., Mashpee – 192 yards, 3 TD
Mark Wright, Sr., Auburn – 189 yards, 3 TD
Ben Geschwind, Sr., Westfield – 183 yards, 3 TD

Passing
Jordan Balarinho, Sr., Billerica – 342 yards, 3 TD
Cody Williams, Sr., Springfield Central – 304 yards, 3 TD
Kyle Wisnieski, Sr., Mansfield – 255 yards, 2 TD
Ben Knopf, Sr., Brookline – 247 yards, 2 TD
Dean Prouty, Sr., Hanover – 241 yards, 3 TD

Receiving
Jeff Trainor, Soph., Billerica – 174 yards, 2 TD
Matt Hines, Sr., Norton – 156 yards, 3 TD
Justin Rivera, Jr., Lawrence – 125 yards, 2 TD
Brady Jones, Sr., Pope John Paul II – 120 yards, TD
Jeremy Gillis, Sr., Marblehead – 112 yards, TD

Dual Threat QB**
Cody Williams, Sr., Springfield Central – 304 passing yards, 3 TD; 72 rushing yards
Spencer Tyler, Sr., Dennis-Yarmouth – 180 passing yards, 2 TD; 139 rushing yards, TD
Cameron McMillian, Sr., Cambridge – 152 passing yards, 2 TD; 158 rushing yards, 2 TD
Kyle Wisnieski, Sr., Mansfield – 255 passing yards, 2 TD; 40 rushing yards, TD
Kyle Dance, Sr., Latin Academy – 103 passing yards, TD; 107 rushing yards, TD




*Not including teams who were idle last weekend.
**To qualify, quarterbacks must have rushing yards account for at least 15 percent of their total offensive production.




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