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Mr. Football Watch: Playoffs, Week 2

11/13/2013

Here is our latest "Mr. Football Watch", following the second weekend of MIAA State Championship Playoffs. As always, coaches and/or statisticians are encouraged to send statistics to editors Brendan Hall (bhall@espnboston.com) and/or Scott Barboza (sbarboza@espnboston.com)

THE CONTENDERS

Zach Elkinson, Jr. ATH, Holliston

In two playoff games, Elkinson is averaging 16.9 yards per touch. That includes nine carries for 91 yards and four touchdowns, and nine catches for 221 yards and four more scores.

Troy Flutie, Sr. QB, Natick

Threw his 102nd career touchdown pass in Friday night's loss to Barnstable. He needs one more TD pass to tie the state's all-time mark, and he has two more chances, starting this Friday against Needham.

Brendan Hill, Jr. TE, Mansfield

Caught seven passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns in the Hornets' win over Needham.

Hayden Murphy, Sr. RB, Barnstable

Recorded 21 carries for 158 yards and three touchdowns, four catches for 36 yards, 10 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the Red Raiders' 27-13 win over Natick.

Neil O'Connor, Sr. QB, Leominster

In two playoff games, he has amassed 487 yards of offense, including 11.2 yards per rush, with seven touchdowns.

Dylan Oxsen, Sr. RB, Plymouth South

Ran for 227 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers' 21-7 win over Dartmouth, punching their ticket to the D3 Southeast Final.

Mike Panepinto, Sr. RB, Needham

Carried 23 times for 182 yards and two scores in the Rockets' loss to Mansfield

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

Completed 13 of 16 passes for 193 yards and three scores, and added five carries for 73 yards and two more scores, in the Pioneers' throttling of Marlborough in D2 Central.

Cody Williams, Sr. QB, Springfield Central

Totaled 134 yards of offense and two touchdowns in the Golden Eagles' 35-12 win over Longmeadow

Kyle Wisnieski, Sr. QB, Mansfield

Completed 14 of 18 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns, in the Hornets' 42-35 win over Needham.

FIVE ON THE RISE

Christian Carr, Jr. RB, Plymouth North

Ran for 351 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue Eagles' win over Dighton-Rehoboth, setting up a much-anticipated battle with cross-town rival Plymouth South for the D3 Southeast Championship this Friday.

Mike Elcock, Sr. WR, Needham

Caught six passes for 148 yards and a score in the Rockets' loss to Mansfield. He leads D2 Eastern Mass with 13 touchdown receptions.

Lubern Figaro, Sr. DB, Everett

The Wisconsin commit came up with two crucial interceptions, and some tremendous defense on top receiver Jack Galvin, in the Crimson Tide's 21-0 shutout of Lowell.

Malik Garrett, Sr. QB, Melrose

Through two playoff games, the dual threat signal-caller has accumulated nearly 550 yards of offense. He has 364 yards rushing and five TDs on just 29 carries, while he is 12-for-20 through the air for 185 yards and two more scores.

Tim Walsh, Attleboro

Led the Blue Bombardiers in rushing with 122 yards on 11 carries, while completing 7 of 11 pass attempts for 146 yards and 3 TD in their Div. 1 South semi-final win over Bridgewater-Raynham.

PLAYOFF LEADERS

Passing

Matthew Jeye, Sr., Holliston – 528 yards, 5 TD

Troy Flutie, Sr., Natick – 504 yards, 6 TD

Kyle Wisnieski, Sr., Mansfield – 405 yards, 5 TD

Mike Milano, Jr., Central Catholic – 371 yards, 3 TD

Ryan Charter, Sr., Needham – 361 yards, 4 TD

Luke Brennan, Sr., Doherty – 359 yards, 7 TD

Marcus Collins, Jr., Cambridge – 355 yards, 4 TD

Andrew Smiley, Sr., St. John’s (Shrewsbury) – 338 yards, 7 TD

Dana Parello, Sr., Waltham – 312 yards, 4 TD

Neil O'Connor, Sr., Leominster - 286 yards, 3 TD

Rushing

Dylan Oxsen, Sr., Plymouth South – 577 yards, 7 TD

Christian Carr, Jr., Plymouth North – 551 yards, 7 TD

Alex Givins-Perry, Sr., Bartlett – 477 yards, 3 TD

Mike Panepinto, Sr., Needham – 418 yards, 6 TD

Brooks Tyrrell, Jr., Marblehead – 383 yards, 5 TD

Malik Garrett, Sr., Melrose – 364 yards, 5 TD

Hayden Murphy, Sr., Barnstable – 353 yards, 6 TD

Chris Dumont, Sr., Manchester-Essex - 321 yards, 5 TD

D.J. Engelke, Sr., Pentucket – 299 yards, 3 TD

Kevin Rosado, Jr., Northeast – 284 yards, 6 TD

Receiving

Alex Hilger, Sr., Natick – 278 yards, 4 TD

Mike Elcock, Sr., Needham – 258 yards, 3 TD

Brendan Hill, Jr., Mansfield – 228 yards, 3 TD

Elijah Booker, Sr., Cambridge – 225 yards, 2 TD

Zach Elkinson, Jr., Holliston – 221 yards, 4 TD