April 26 Weekend Stars

Updated: Apr 27

Here are some standout individual performances at both the high school and college level from over the weekend.


Players listed alphabetically.


Brandon Baker and Liam Hines, North Quincy: In a 14-13 win over Silver Lake, Baker had two tackles for loss and a sack, while Hines 125 yards rushing and a touchdown on 20 carries, and also made six tackles on defense.


Ryan Boyce, Northbridge: This junior quarterback had another standout game, this time in a 40-13 win over South Hadley. He threw for 290 yards and five touchdowns in the win.


Brendan Burke and Bryce Douglas, Quaboag: These two linebackers stood out in a 24-0 loss to Narragansett. Burke, a sophomore, made 19 tackles, and Douglas, a freshman, made 10.


Connor Cronin, Marblehead: In his team's 34-7 win over Swampscott, this sophomore had 271 total yards and five touchdowns, including an 80-yard kickoff return for a score to open the game and a 98-yard interception return for a touchdown.


Jameson Dion, Amherst: This freshman quarterback/wide receiver/defensive back had a big game in his team's 24-20 win over Chicopee Comp. He had 90 total yards and a rushing touchdown. On defense, he had a goal-line tackle to prevent a go-ahead touchdown, and an interception to seal the win.


Ahmad Elfawal, Northampton: A wide receiver and cornerback, Elfawal led the defense with three tackles for loss and five total tackles in a 69-6 win over Putnam. On offense, Elfawal made great blocks that helped lead to three different touchdowns.


Joe Fagan, Blue Hills: In a 20-14 win over Southeastern to improve Blue Hills to 5-0, Fagan rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown, and also made eight tackles on defense.


Henry Fleckner, Xaverian: This wide receiver did a little bit of everything in the Hawks' 49-13 win over St. John's of Shrewsbury. He caught 12 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown, threw a touchdown pass, and had a 47-yard interception return for a touchdown.


Jakob Flores, Lowell Catholic: In a 29-14 win over Essex Tech, Flores had 18 carries for 190 yards, and completed 13 of 20 passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns.


Nico Holmes, Mansfield: In the Hornets' 12-9 win over Marshfield, this senior running back/linebacker rushed for 80 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown in the second quarter.


Samy Lamothe, Everett: A quarterback/safety, Lamothe was all over Everett's 42-12 win over Lynn English. He rushed for a touchdown, had a pick-six, stripped the ball and recovered a fumble, had four carries for 53 yards, and completed 2 of 4 passes for 71 yards.


Ryan McGuiggan, Old Colony: In a 20-18 win over over Upper Cape, McGuiggan had 86 yards rushing and 49 yards receiving with a total of three touchdowns, including the game-winning score from a yard out with one second left.


Emmanuel Nda and Patrick Rindfuss, Pittsfield: In a 34-28 win over Wahconah, Nda rushed for 112 yards on 16 carries, and caught five passes for 77 yards. Rindfuss rushed for 105 yards on 17 carries, and completed 9 of 16 passes for 126 yards.


Joey Nguyen, Rockland: In a 32-14 win over Hull, Nguyen rushed for 166 yards, three touchdowns and three two-point conversions on 18 carries.


Riley O'Connell and Will Ohler, Lincoln-Sudbury: O'Connell, a junior captain and quarterback, had 149 yards passing and 100 yards rushing with four total touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) in his team's 40-20 win over Reading. Ohler, a senior captain and defensive end, had five tackles, four sacks, four hurries, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.


Peter Oliver, Holy Cross: This Auburn native and graduate of St. John's of Shrewsbury rushed for 52 yards on nine carries in the Crusaders' 31-3 loss at South Dakota State in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.


Brady Olson and Carter Scudo, Milford: In a 42-14 win over Taunton, Olson had three passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown, and Scudo rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns.


Matt Penta, North Attleboro: In his team's 28-7 win over Attleboro, this senior quarterback rushed for 113 yards and touchdowns of 8 and 39 yards on 12 carries.


Marshall Rice, BC High: In a 14-7 win over St. John's Prep, Rice rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns.


Ryan Russell, West Springfield: This quarterback threw for 101 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 141 yards on 19 carries. He also forced a fumble on defense in a 14-7 win over Minnechaug.


Xander Silva, Methuen: In a 19-13 win over North Andover, this sophomore quarterback completed his two pass attempts for 11 yards, and also rushed for 148 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown, on 16 carries.


William Watson, Springfield Central: In a 49-0 win over Longmeadow, Watson was a perfect 18 of 18 passing for 288 yards and five touchdowns. Watson finished Fall II completing 46 of 58 passes for 789 yards and nine touchdowns.


Keven Yrrizarry, Lowell: In his team's 48-7 win over Billerica, Yrrizarry rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. On defense, he returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown and recovered a fumble.

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