Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Mr. Football Watch: Week 7
By Brendan Hall
Here is our latest "Mr. Football Watch" following Week 7 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 Completed 13 of 25 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns, in a 42-19 win over Milton.
Brandon Gallagher, Jr. RB, Bridgewater-Raynham Carried 24 times for 100 yards and a touchdown, in the Trojans' 20-14 loss to Barnstable.
Hayden Murphy, Sr. RB/WR, Barnstable In the Red Raiders' thrilling win over Bridgewater-Raynham, carried 14 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 43-yard TD run with less than a minute to go.
Neil O’Connor, Sr. QB, Leominster In the Blue Devils' 40-15 rout of Nashoba, completed 11 of 19 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns, and also had 50 yards rushing with a fourth score.
Mike Panepinto, Sr. RB, Needham Ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the Rockets' 33-6 win over Brookline.
Rufus Rushins, Jr. RB, Bishop Fenwick Carried 19 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns in the Crusaders' 34-6 rout of St. Mary's of Lynn.
Andrew Smiley, Sr. RB, St. John’s (Shrewsbury) Completed 6 of 6 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and added 91 rushing yards with two more scores, in the Pioneers' 34-9 win over Wachusett.
Cody Williams, Sr. QB, Springfield Central Was 5 of 11 passing for 140 yards and two touchdowns, and added a rushing touchdown, in the Golden Eagles' 34-6 win over Putnam.
Kyle Wisnieski, Sr. QB, Mansfield Completed 12 of 27 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown in the Hornets' 20-7 win over King Philip.
Isaac Yiadom, Sr. WR/DB, Doherty Boston College commit caught a touchdown pass and threw for another, in the Highlanders' 28-0 shutout of Worcester North.
FIVE ON THE RISE
Emmanuel Almonte, Jr. QB/DB, Boston English Totaled 254 yards of offense (190 rushing, 64 passing) and three touchdowns in the Blue & Blue's 24-6 win over West Roxbury. Through six games he is one of the state's leading rushers (1,025 yards, 8 TD, 9.5 yards per carry), in directing a read-option attack; he's also the team's leader in tackles (43).
Shaquille Anderson, Sr. RB, Cambridge Led the way for the Falcons with 219 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in their 34-20 win over Medford.
Dan Henrickson, Sr. WR, St. Peter-Marian Totaled 123 receiving yards and a touchdown in the Guardians' 14-13 loss to Shepherd Hill.
Chris Lindstrom, Jr. OL/DL, Shepherd Hill Leading a double-wing rushing attack that has accounted for 1,661 yards, 21 touchdowns and 7.2 yards per carry through six games, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound interior guard has been a road grader so far for the Rams.
Jack Sylvester, Sr. RB, Andover Carried 14 times for 198 yards and two touchdowns, and also hauled in a 15-yard TD catch, in the Golden Warriors' 49-32 win over Rhode Island power La Salle Academy. In the last weeks, he's gained 402 yards with five touchdowns; on the season, he's averaging 8.3 yards per carry.
TOP STATISTICAL LEADERS IN MASSACHUSETTS
Rushing Chris Ahl, Sr., Millis/Hopedale – 1,098 yards, 14 TD
Mark Wright, Sr., Auburn – 1,084 yards, 12 TD
Emmanuel Almonte, Jr., Boston English – 1,025 yards, 8 TD
Zered McCoy, Sr., Ware – 963 yards, 7 TD
Rufus Rushins, Jr., Bishop Fenwick – 957 yards, 15 TD