, Haverhill: For the second straight season, the 5-foot-9, 190-pound back has wreaked havoc on the Merrimack Valley Conference (Division 2), racking up 28 touchdowns. Against Lowell, he’ll try to lead the Hillies to victory one last time.
, Governor’s Academy: The senior QB, who will play lacrosse at the University of North Carolina, rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns on 13 attempts as the Govs capped a 9-0 season with a 42-27 win over Cheshire (Conn.) Academy in the Tom Flaherty Bowl. He also threw a TD pass.
, North Reading: Head coach Jeff Wall credits Melanson, his offensive coordinator, with helping resurrect a program that will play Lynnfield Thursday morning for its first playoff berth.
, Governor’s Academy: The 5-8, 180-pound senior back piled up 117 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries, powering the Govs in the 42-27 win against Cheshire Academy.
Northeast offense: The Knights dominated Commonwealth Small champion North Shore, 30-6. Coach Don Heres
used 10 backs, and four scored: juniors Troy Tartini and Christian Perez, and seniors Kenny Bartolo and Terrance McKoy.
Gulizia’s Top 10 teams
1. Everett (9-1); beat Malden, 54-20.
2. St. John’s Prep (8-1); beat BC High, 21-16.
3. Reading (10-0); beat Winchester, 47-0.
4. Beverly (10-0); beat Marblehead, 35-14.
5. Burlington (9-1);, beat Wilmington, 36-15.
6. Central Catholic (9-1); beat Lynn English, 20-3.
7. Andover (9-1); beat Billerica, 40-20
8. Lowell (8-2); beat Chelmsford, 21-7.
9. Masconomet (8-2); beat Revere, 42-0.
10. St. Mary’s (9-1); beat Archbishop Williams, 32-6.
(All games at 10 a.m. unless noted otherwise)
Billerica at Chelmsford; Bishop Fenwick at Austin Prep; Dracut at Methuen; Gloucester at Danvers; Greater Lawrence at Whittier; Haverhill at Lowell; Ipswich at Hamilton-Wenham; Lynn Classical at Lynn English; Malden Catholic at Waltham; Masconomet at North Andover; Matignon at Chelsea; Medford at Malden; Newburyport at Amesbury; Salem at Beverly; Saugus at Peabody; St. Clement at St. Joseph’s Prep; Swampscott at Marblehead; Tewksbury at Wilmington; Triton at Pentucket; Westford at Acton-Boxborough; Winthrop at Revere; Burlington at Lexington, 10:15 a.m.; Greater Lowell at Shawsheen, 10:15; Melrose at Wakefield, 10:15; Reading at Stoneham, 10:15; St. John’s Prep at Xaverian, 10:15; Winchester at Woburn, 10:15 a.m.; Central Catholic at Andover, 10:30 a.m.; Georgetown at Manchester Essex, 10:30 a.m.; Mystic Valley at Minuteman, 10:30; North Reading at Lynnfield, 10:30 a.m.
Anthony Gulizia can be reached at email@example.com.