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Player of the Week: Lowell's Keagan Latta

11/5/2013

LOWELL, Mass. -- Lowell's Keagan Latta accomplished a trifecta of sorts in the Red Raiders' emphatic 41-0 rout of St. John's Prep in a Division 1 North first-round playoff game.

The senior wide receiver and safety tallied three touchdowns -- all by different methods. Latta had a pick-six, a fumble return for a touchdown, as well as a touchdown reception. The No. 3 was a charm, too, as Latta pocketed three interceptions, as the Red Raiders shut out the Eagles.

For his efforts, Latta was named our ESPN Boston Player of the Week.

Editor Brendan Hall caught up with Latta on Monday, as the Red Raiders prepare for their sectional semifinal duel with Everett:

Along with Latta, here are our Top 5 performers for the weekend's playoff games:

  • Keagan Latta, Sr. WR/S, Lowell - Went for the trifecta in the Red Raiders' 41-0 blowout of St. John's Prep. He caught two passes for 51 yards and a score; recorded three interceptions, including one returned for a second score; and registered a third score on a scoop-and-score fumble return.

  • Tyis Boykin, Sr. ATH, St. Peter-Marian - Had himself a field day in the Guardians' 50-20 win over Tantasqua in D4 Central. Carried 19 times for 196 yards and four touchdowns; was 4-of-5 passing for 96 yards and a touchdown; and added a 65-yard punt return for a sixth score. He also had 3.5 tackles and two pass break-ups on defense.

  • Marcus Collins, Jr. QB, Cambridge - In the Falcons' 29-28 heartbreaking loss to Reading in D2 North, totaled 355 yards and four touchdowns.

  • Alex Givins-Perry, Sr. RB, Bartlett - Ran for 364 yards and three touchdowns in the Indians' 42-21 win over Auburn in D5 Central action.

  • Alex Hilger, Sr. WR, Natick - Caught eight passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns in the Redhawks' 39-26 win over King Philip in D2 South.