PEABODY, Mass. -- Bishop Fenwick senior running back Rufus Rushins has already carved out a niche among the program and the state's most prolific rushers.
Already over the 1,000-yard mark for the season, Rushins is within sight of Crusaders legend Bobby Tarr and his program record for rushing yards in a career. Rushins inched closer to that mark with 273 yards in a 22-0 win over Catholic Central rival St. Mary's (Lynn), along with three touchdowns on Friday night.
ESPN Boston High Schools editor Brendan C. Hall caught up with our Player of the Week, presented by New England Dairy, for this interview on Monday:
TOP PERFORMERS FOR WEEK 7:
Emmanuel Almonte, Sr. QB, Boston English - Compiled more than 300 yards of all-purpose offense, throwing for 172 yards with two TD, while rushing for 156 yards in a 46-12 win over West Roxbury.
Mike Buffoni, Sr. RB, Monument Mountain - Needed just seven carries to rack up 202 yards (28.8 yards per carry average), including two touchdowns in a 34-0 win over Drury.
Jeff Costello, Jr. QB, Lexington - Threw for 362 yards and four TD while completing 23 of 30 pass attempts in a 42-28 win over Winchester.
Brian Dunlap, Sr. WR, Natick - Tallied 122 receiving yards and two touchdowns to run his career total to 56, breaking the school's all-time scoring record in a 28-7 win over Milton.
Rufus Rushins, Sr. RB, Bishop Fenwick - Ran for 273 yards and three TD in the Crusaders' 22-0 win over St. Mary's (Lynn).