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Mr. Football Watch: Week 2

9/17/2013

Here is the "Mr. Football Watch" of Week 2 of the 2013 season. Statistics can be sent to editors Brendan Hall (bhall@espnboston.com) and/or Scott Barboza (sbarboza@espnboston.com)

THE CONTENDERS*

Brandon Gallagher, Jr. RB, Bridgewater-Raynham

Carried 26 times for 103 yards in the Trojans’ 13-10 thriller over Duxbury, marking the second straight week he’s gone over 25 carries and 100 yards.

Jack Galvin, Sr. WR, Lowell

Hauled in seven passed for 100 yards, including three of Brian Dolan’s five TD passes, in the Red Raiders’ 35-12 defeat of Dracut.

Troy Flutie, Sr. QB, Natick

In the Redhawks’ 35-14 win over Weymouth, the Boston College commit completed 22 of 29 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns, and on the ground added 67 carries and a score on 14 carries.

Brendan Hill, Jr. TE, Mansfield

In the Hornets’ 21-0 shutout of Milton, caught six passes for 53 yards.

Neil O’Connor, Sr. QB, Leominster

Accumulated 266 yards of total offense and four total touchdowns (three rushing, one passing) in the Blue Devils’ 33-22 win over rival St. John’s of Shrewsbury.

Dylan Oxsen, Sr. RB, Plymouth South

Hit the trifecta in the Panthers’ season-opening 40-14 rout of Marshfield. On the ground, he ran for 162 yards and three scores. He also threw a 56-yard touchdown pass, and returned an interception to the house for a fifth TD.

Andrew Smiley, Sr. QB, St. John’s (Shrewsbury)

In the Pioneers’ loss to Leominster, the Navy lacrosse commit heated up in the second half, completing 20 of 32 passes for 212 yards and 2 TDs, and adding seven carries for 45 yards and a score on the ground.

Johnathan Thomas, Sr. RB, St. John’s Prep

The Maryland commit carried 32 times for 263 yards and three touchdowns, in a 36-22 win over Brockton

Kyle Wisnieski, Sr. QB, Mansfield

Completed 16 of 23 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns in the Hornets’ 21-0 shutout of Milton.

Isaac Yiadom, Sr. WR/DB, Doherty

The Boston College commit caught four passes for 152 yards, forced a fumble and registered 12 tackles in the Highlanders' win over North Middlesex.

FIVE ON THE RISE*

Luke Brennan, Sr. QB, Doherty

The Franklin Pierce baseball commit completed 13 of 21 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns in the Highlanders’ 27-19 season-opening win over North Middlesex.

T.J. Hairston, Jr. WR, Watertown

The 6-foot-5 boundary receiver caught five passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns, including an 87-yard score, in a win over Medway.

Alex Hilger, Sr. WR, Natick

Taking over as the top receiving option, Hilger did not disappoint, catching 14 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns in the Redhawks’ 35-14 win over Weymouth.

Jaleel Kyles, Sr. RB, Putnam

Ran for 277 yards and added 56 receiving yards, totaling four touchdowns, in the Beavers’ 46-26 win over rival Springfield Commerce.

Taj-Amir Torres, Jr. WR, Amherst

In his season debut, caught seven passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns, as the Hurricanes fell to East Longmeadow.

TOP STATISTICAL LEADERS IN MASSACHUSETTS

Passing

Jordan Balarinho, Sr., Billerica – 486 yards, 4 TD

Kyle Wisnieski, Sr., Mansfield – 441 yards, 5 total TD

Matthew Jeye, Jr., Holliston – 397 yards, 4 TD

Nelson Valerio, Sr., Lawrence – 392 yards, 5 TD

Mike Mussell, Jr., Martha’s Vineyard – 324 yards, 4 TD

Rushing

Christian Perez, Sr., Northeast – 453 yards, 5 total TD

Johnathan Thomas, Sr., St. John’s Prep – 424 yards, 5 TD

Brooks Tyrell, Sr., Marblehead – 340 yards, 4 TD

DeShaun Dias, Soph., Mashpee – 321 yards, 4 TD

Jermal Brevard Jackson, Jr., Boston Cathedral – 312 yards, 4 total TD

Receiving

Jeff Trainor, Soph., Billerica – 218 yards, 2 TD

Alex Hilger, Sr., Natick – 188 yards, 2 TD

T.J. Hairston, Jr., Watertown – 187 yards, 2 TD

Jack Galvin, Sr., Lowell – 168 yards, 4 TD

Brendan Hill, Jr., Mansfield – 162 yards, 1 TD

Dual Threat QB**

Cameron McMillian, Sr., Cambridge - 297 passing yards, 4 TD; 201 rushing yards, 3 TD

Matthew Jeye, Jr., Holliston – 397 passing yards, 4 TD; 85 rushing yards, TD

Jermal Brevard Jackson, Jr., Boston Cathedral – 169 passing yards, TD; 312 rushing yards, 3 TD

Kyle Dance, Sr., Latin Academy – 253 passing yards, 6 TD; 157 rushing yards, TD

John Fadule, Sr., Wellesley – 304 passing yards, 2 TD; 89 rushing yards, 2 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.