Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Mr. Football Watch: Week 4
By Brendan Hall
Here is our latest "Mr. Football Watch" following Week 4 of the 2013 season. Statistics can be sent to editors Brendan Hall (email@example.com) and/or Scott Barboza (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Troy Flutie, Sr. QB, Natick Did it all in the Redhawks’ 35-14 win over Wellesley, completing 20 of 30 passes for 236 yards and five touchdowns, and adding 170 rushing yards.
Brandon Gallagher, Jr. RB, Bridgewater-Raynham Carried 20 times for 232 yards and three touchdowns in the Trojans’ 32-0 shutout of New Bedford.
Jack Galvin, Sr. WR, Lowell Caught four passes for 39 yards and a score in the Red Raiders’ 32-6 win over Billerica.
Brendan Hill, Jr. TE/DE, Mansfield Caught four passes for 31 yards in the Hornets’ 35-14 win over North Attleborough, but where he did most of his damage was on the defensive side, setting the edge and containing.
Neil O’Connor, Sr. QB, Leominster Threw for 188 yards and three touchdowns, and added 40 rushing yards, in the Blue Devils’ 41-14 win over Shepherd Hill.
Dylan Oxsen, Sr. RB, Plymouth South Ran for 191 yards and a touchdown, and added a 90-yard interception return – his second pick-six and three games – in the Panthers’ 21-14 win over cross-town rival Plymouth North.
Mike Panepinto, Sr. RB, Needham Carried 12 times for 147 yards and two scores in the Rockets’ 41-12 rout of Newton North.
Andrew Smiley, Sr. QB, St. John’s (Shrewsbury) Completed 12 of 21 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the Pioneers’ wild 20-15 thriller over rival Fitchburg.
Johnathan Thomas, Sr. RB, St. John’s Prep Carried 19 times for 96 yards in the Eagles’ loss to Everett. But even worse, he is reportedly undergoing season-ending knee surgery later this week after getting hurt in the second half of the game.
Cody Williams, Sr. QB, Springfield Central In another easy rout, this one a 49-0 drubbing of Holyoke, Williams completed 9 of 12 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns.
Ju’an Williams, Sr. WR, Springfield Central Caught two passes for 42 yards and score in the Golden Eagles’ 49-0 blanking of Holyoke.
Kyle Wisnieski, Sr. QB, Mansfield Completed 11 of 16 passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the Hornets’ 35-14 win over North Attleborough.
FIVE ON THE RISE
Ryan Barabe, Jr. QB, Pope John Paul II In the Lions’ 26-22 loss to Boston Cathedral, completed 18 of 25 passes for 279 yards and three scores and an interception. On the season, he is completing 68 percent of his passes for 776 yards and eight scores, which is among the state’s best.
Derek Estes, Sr. CB, Barnstable Came up with two interceptions in the Red Raiders’ upset of then-No. 1 Xaverian last Friday, helping seal a 15-14 win at the end. He leads the Raiders with three interceptions through three games.
Ian Kessel, Soph. RB, Haverhill Slowly establishing himself as one of the premier pass-catching tailbacks in Eastern Mass. Through four games he has 245 receiving yards and three touchdowns to go along with 331 rushing yards and five more scores.
Dylan Kierman, Sr. QB, Quabbin Currently leads all passers in Central Mass. with 774 yards and nine touchdowns.
Brooks Tyrrell, Jr. RB, Marblehead The Notre Dame lacrosse commit continues his torrid tear through the first half of the season, the latest a 27-carry, 181-yard, two-touchdown performance in a 35-7 win over rival Swampscott.
TOP STATISTICAL LEADERS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Rushing Johnathan Thomas, Sr., St. John’s Prep – 748 yards, 8 total TD
Mark Wright, Sr., Auburn – 728 yards, 8 TD
Isaiah White, Sr., Beverly - 682 yards, 6 total TD
Brooks Tyrell, Jr., Marblehead – 634 yards, 7 total TD
Dylan Oxsen, Sr., Plymouth South – 609 yards, 10 total TD
Passing Jordan Bolarinho, Sr., Billerica – 955 yards, 7 TD
Troy Flutie, Sr., Natick – 807 yards, 13 TD
Matthew Jeye, Sr., Holliston – 785 yards, 8 TD
Michael Whitsett, Jr., Chicopee Comp – 781 yards, 4 TD
Ryan Barabe, Jr., Pope John Paul II – 776 yards, 8 TD
Receiving Cole Bernier, Jr., Old Colony – 339 yards, 3 TD
Mike Bombard, Sr., Chicopee Comp – 335 yards, 3 TD
Brian Daly, Sr., Marblehead – 328 yards, 7 TD
Jack Galvin, Sr., Lowell – 322 yards, 7 TD
Jeff Trainor, Soph., Billerica – 317 yards, 3 TD
Dual Threat** Troy Flutie, Sr., Natick – 807 passing yards, 269 rushing yards, 14 total TD
Matthew Jeye, Sr., Holliston – 785 passing yards, 156 rushing yards, 10 total TD
Cody Williams, Sr., Springfield Central – 647 passing yards, 169 rushing yards, 10 total TD
Jermal Brevard Jackson, Jr., Boston Cathedral – 262 passing yards, 514 rushing yards, 6 total TD
Neil O’Connor, Sr., Leominster – 542 passing yards, 193 rushing yards, 12 total 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.