Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Mr. Football Watch: Week 5
By Brendan Hall
Here is our latest "Mr. Football Watch" following Week 5 of the 2013 season. Statistics can be sent to editors Brendan Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Scott Barboza (email@example.com)
Troy Flutie, Sr. QB, Natick Boston College commit completed 14 of 27 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns, and added 47 yards on the ground, in a 28-0 shutout of Norwood.
Brendan Hill, Jr. TE, Mansfield Caught four passes for 76 yards and a score in the Hornets’ 49-42 win over Attleboro.
Hayden Murphy, Sr. ATH, Barnstable Ran for 115 yards and three touchdowns in the Red Raiders’ 35-14 win over New Bedford.
Neil O’Connor, Sr. QB/S, Leominster In just one half of football in the Blue Devils’ 34-0 shutout of Wachusett, accounted for 201 yards of offense and capped things off with a nifty 90-yard interception return to the house.
Mike Panepinto, Sr. RB, Needham Ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns in the Rockets’ 34-12 win over Framingham.
Rufus Rushins, Jr. RB, Bishop Fenwick Carried 24 times for 233 yards and four touchdowns in the Crusaders’ commanding 42-20 rout of Cardinal Spellman.
Andrew Smiley, Sr. QB, St. John’s (Shrewsbury) In the Pioneers’ 49-21 win over Nashoba, completed 23 of 29 passes for 335 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, and added 67 rushing yards.
Cody Williams, Sr., Springfield Central Monmouth commit completed 13 of 18 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns, and added 118 yards and a third score on the ground, in the Golden Eagles’ 19-7 win over Longmeadow.
Ju’an Williams, Sr., Springfield Central Caught five passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in the Golden Eagles’ 19-7 win over Longmeadow
Kyle Wisnieski, Sr. QB, Mansfield Completed 19 of 28 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns in the Hornets’ 49-42 thriller over Attleboro.
Isaac Yiadom, Sr. WR/DB, Doherty Recorded a touchdown catch, his second of the year, in the Highlanders’ 40-12 rout of Worcester South. Through four games he is averaging 30.9 yards per catch, and has recorded 37 tackles on defense.
FIVE ON THE RISE
Bo Berluti, Sr. QB, Westwood Accounted for 255 yards of offense and three total touchdowns in the Wolverines’ 43-41 double-overtime epic over archrival Holliston. But it will be his gutsy 25-yard, fourth and goal TD pass in the second overtime that will go down in folklore.
Derrell Fernandez, Sr. RB, Weymouth Carried 225 times for 264 yards and five touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 42-18 win over Brookline.
Mike McGillicuddy, Sr. WR, St. John’s (Shrewsbury) The elusive slot receiver caught nine passes for 113 yards in the Pioneers’ 49-21 win over Nashoba.
Tom Rodrick, Sr. LB, Leicester The UConn commit recorded 12 tackles, a sack, and blocked field goal in the Wolverines’ 15-6 win over Auburn.
Alex Valles, Sr. RB, Danvers Carried 24 times for 211 yards and three scores in the Falcons’ 20-12 win over Revere.
TOP STATISTICAL LEADERS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Rushing Brooks Tyrrell, Jr., Marblehead – 889 yards, 9 total TD
Johnathan Thomas, Sr., St. John’s Prep – 748 yards, 8 total TD
Mark Wright, Sr., Auburn – 760 yards, 8 TD
Olan Abner, Sr., Bedford – 733 yards, 7 TD
Christian Perez, Sr., Northeast – 725 yards, 8 total TD