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DIVISIONS 1, 1A
1. (1) Everett (9-0) (1A, Greater Boston League): The Crimson Tide scored 34 unanswered points in the first quarter at 1-8 Somerville on way to a 48-12 win. Quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso threw four TDs in the first quarter, five overall. The Crimson Tide will be at 5-3 Malden at 1 p.m. Saturday.
2. (2) BC High (6-3) (1, Catholic Conference): Running back Deontae Ramey-Doe shouldered the load in the Eagles 16-6 win over Catholic Conference foe, 5-4 Xaverian. Ramey-Doe rushed for more than 200 yards and two TDs, as the Eagles took a 13-0 lead into the half. The Eagles will host 4-4 St. John’s Prep of Danvers at 6 p.m. Friday.
3. (3) Chelmsford (8-1) (1, Merrimack Valley Conference): The Lions won their sixth game in a row with a close . Colby Emanouil and Eddie Sheridan each had a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Lions. They’ll host 5-4 Tewksbury at 7 p.m. Friday.
4. (4) Catholic Memorial (6-1) (1, Catholic Conference): The Knights shutout 4-5 Brockton 26-0. Armani Reeves rushed for two scores, while quarterback A.J. Doyle hit receiver David Berment for two more. The Knights will be at 5-4 Xaverian at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
5. (5) Lincoln-Sudbury (9-0) (1A, Dual County League): In their first one-score win to date, the Warriors behind two early rushing touchdowns by Chris Giorgio. The victory also sealed the Warriors fate atop the Dual County League Large Division standings. They’ll host undefeated, 9-0 Concord-Carlisle at 7 p.m. Friday.
6. (On the Bubble) Weymouth (7-2) (1, Bay State Conference): Quarterback Cam McLevedge threw four touchdowns in the first half, as the Wildcats trounced Brookline 48-6 for their third win in a row. They’ll host 6-3 Framingham at 7 p.m. Friday in a game with major Bay State Conference Carey Division implications – both teams are 6-2 in the division, along with Needham.
7. (On the Bubble) Andover (6-3) (1, Merrimack Valley Conference): After , the Warriors rebounded with a . The Warriors took a one-point lead, 29-28, into the fourth quarter and then scored 15 unanswered points to close out the game. Running back Andrew Coke started the fourth quarter with his second rushing touchdown of the game, and then quarterback C.J. Scarpa hit Will Heikkinen for an insurance score. The Warriors hill host 5-4 Lowell at 7 p.m. Friday.
8. (8) Billerica (7-2) (1, Merrimack Valley Conference): The Indians hung with 6-3 Andover until the fourth quarter but ultimately . Despite the loss, quarterback Nick LaSpada continued his terrific senior season with three touchdown strikes, two to Matt Clifford. The Indians will be at 4-5 Central Catholic at 7 p.m. Friday.
9. (6) Bridgewater Raynham (6-2) (1A, Old Colony League): The Trojans , giving Barnstable their coveted Old Colony League title. They’ll host 0-8 Taunton at 7 p.m. Friday.
10. (7) Xaverian (5-4) (1, Catholic Conference): The Hawks put up a good fight at 6-3 BC High but fell 16-6. Their road doesn’t get any easier, as they’ll host 6-1 Catholic Memorial at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
On the Bubble: Framingham (6-3), North Andover (8-1), Needham (6-3), Lynn English (7-2), Barnstable (5-4)
DIVISIONS 2, 2A
1. (1) Duxbury (9-0) (2, Patriot League): Quarterback Matt O’Keefe threw six touchdown passes, five in the first half, as the Green Dragons shutout 4-5 Hanover 49-0. They’ll be at 5-4 Hingham at 6 p.m. Friday.
2. (2) Dennis-Yarmouth (8-0) (2A, Atlantic Coast League): Quarterback Matt Montalto had three touchdowns – two passing, one rushing – as the Dolphins beat 4-4 New Bedford 40-14. They’ll be at 2-6 Sandwich at 7 p.m. Friday.
3. (3) Mansfield (8-1) (2, Hockomock League): With a , the Hornets clinched at least a share of the Hockomock League Kelley-Rex Division title. Dylan Finerty had two first-half rushing touchdowns in the rout. The Hornets will host 7-1 North Attleborough at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
4. (4) Walpole (8-1) (2A, Bay State Conference): The Rebels didn’t have much trouble at 2-7 Dedham, coming away with a 27-0 win for their fourth shutout of the season. The Rebels will host 8-1 Natick at 7 p.m. Friday in a game that will decide the Bay State Conference’s Herget Division.
5. (5) Natick (8-1) (2A, Bay State Conference): Quarterback Troy Flutie threw for three touchdowns and running back Nick Lee rushed for three more, as the Red and Blue trounced 2-7 Wellesley 39-20. They’ll travel to 8-1 Walpole for a huge game at 7 p.m. Friday.
6. (6) King Philip (7-1) (2, Hockomock League): The Warriors showed no mercy against 6-3 Attleboro, . Running back Charles Ruffin led the charge with more than 250 yards on the ground and six TDs. The Warriors will host 3-5 Canton at 7 p.m. Friday.
7. (7) Swampscott (8-1) (2A, Cape Ann League): Michael Walsh had three TDs – two rushing, one receiving, as the Big Blue defeated 6-3 Beverly 21-13 on the road. They’ll host 1-8 Gloucester at 1 p.m. Saturday.
8. (8) North Attleborough (7-1) (2, Hockomock League): The Red Rocketeers were on a bye, giving them more time to prepare for 8-1 Mansfield. They’ll travel to Mansfield at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
9. (On the Bubble) Reading (6-3) (2, Middlesex League): After a 1-3 start, the Rockets have returned to form with five wins in a row. Most recently, they beat 7-2 Wakefield 28-27 on a late Drew Belcher run and gutsy two-point conversion. Earlier, Belcher threw for two scores. The Rockets will look to stay perfect in the Middlesex League Large Division when they host Winchester at 7 p.m. Friday.
10. (10) Beverly (6-3) (2A, Cape Ann League): The Panthers hung with 8-1 Swampscott until the very end but lost 21-13. Brendan Flaherty had two TDs – one rushing, one receiving – as the Panthers got out to a 13-7 start. They’ll be at 6-2 Marblehead at 7 p.m. Friday.
On the Bubble: Wakefield (7-2), Burlington (6-3), Marblehead (6-2), Melrose (7-2), Marshfield (6-3)
Best of the Rest: DIVISIONS 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 5
1. (1) Concord-Carlisle (9-0) (3, Dual County League): The Patriots took care of 3-6 Wayland 13-0 on the road. They’ll need a better showing, however, to take down undefeated, 9-0 Lincoln-Sudbury. They’ll travel to Lincoln-Sudbury at 7 p.m. Friday.
2. (2) Holliston (7-1) (3, Tri-Valley League): The Panthers went to 5-3 Medway and came away with a 41-12 victory. They’ll host 4-5 Norton at 7 p.m. Friday.
3. (4) Cardinal Spellman (9-0) (4, Catholic Central League): Dan Kustka, Pat Hinkley and Matt Anastasi each had a pair of touchdowns, as the Cardinals defeated 2-6 Austin Prep 41-14 on the road. The Cardinals will be at undefeated, 8-0 Arlington Catholic at 1 p.m. Saturday, with the winner taking the Catholic Central League crown.
4. (3) East Bridgewater (9-0) (4, South Shore League): Tim O’Brien rushed for three touchdowns, as the Vikings escaped 6-3 Abington with a 25-22 win. They’ll be at undefeated, 9-0 Mashpee at 7 p.m. Friday for a game that will decide the South Shore League title.
5. (5) Arlington Catholic (8-0) (4, Catholic Central League): Bernard Lynch scored four touchdowns – three rushing, one receiving – as the Cougars dominated 2-7 Bishop Fenwick 49-22. They’ll host Cardinal Spellman at 1 p.m. Saturday in a battle of the unbeatens.
6. (6) Hopkinton (8-1) (3, Tri-Valley League): Alex Hulme had three rushing touchdowns, as the Hillers topped 2-7 Medfield 27-7 on the road. They’ll be at 8-1 Westwood at 7 p.m. Friday.
7. (7) Pembroke (8-0) (3, Patriot League): The Titans beat 1-8 Middleborough 26-6 on the road to remain unbeaten. They’ll host 6-3 Scituate at 3 p.m. Friday in a game that will decide the Patriot League Fisher Division title.
8. (8) Bourne (9-0) (3A, South Coast League): The Canalmen kept cruising with a 22-6 win over 5-4 Apponequet. They’ll be at 2-6 Fairhaven at 7 p.m. Friday.
9. (9) Mashpee (9-0) (4, South Shore League): The Falcons remained undefeated with a 40-6 win at Hull. Jordan Keli’inui had three touchdowns – two rushing, one receiving – while teammate Jared Taylor had a pair of rushing touchdowns. They’ll host undefeated, 9-0 East Bridgewater at 7 p.m. Friday.
10. (10) Millis (8-1) (4, Tri-Valley League): The Mohawks bounced back from their first loss of the season – a 35-13 loss against Holliston – with a 48-6 rout of 2-7 Bellingham. Quarterback Bay Tangey hit receiver Ian Strom for three TDs, while running back Jim Perkins added three more. Perkins also piled up more than 280 yards on the ground. The Mohawks will host 2-7 Medfield at 7 p.m. Friday.
On the Bubble: Westwood (8-1), Hamilton-Wenham (8-0), St. Mary’s (7-2), Newburyport (7-2)
Statistics and results compiled from a variety of media sources, primarily our local Patch.com sites and the Boston.com standings.