Player of the Week: Newton South's Austin Burton


NEWTON, Mass. -- Don't look now, but something special might be brewing at Newton South.

Led by sophomore quarterback Austin Burton, the Lions notched their first win over Dual County League rival Acton-Boxborough in more than a quarter decade with a 32-28 win. Burton, one of the state's top statistical passers on the season, threw for 425 yards and five scores in the victory over the Colonials.

For that, he was named our ESPN Boston Player of the Week, presented by New England Dairy. Editor Brendan C. Hall caught up with Burton on Monday for this interview:



Emmanuel Almonte, Sr. QB, Boston English – Rushed for 219 yards and 2 TD while throwing for another 103 yards and pocketing an interception on defense in a 22-6 win over O’Bryant.

Ryan Barabe, Sr. QB, Pope John Paul II – Went a perfect 10-for-10 on passing attempts with 241 yards and 4 TD in a 54-20 win over Lowell Catholic.

Austin Burton, Soph. QB, Newton South – Threw for 425 yards and 5 TD in a 32-28 win over Acton-Boxborough.

Cole O’Connor, Sr. QB, BB&N – Threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns on 12 of 22 passing in a 35-28 win over St. Paul’s.

Brandon Swain-Price, Sr. WR/S, Stoughton – Hauled in 4 catches for 135 yards and 3 TD, and pocketed an interception in a 40-19 win over Oliver Ames.