North: Players of the Week, Top 10 football teams, Game to Watch

High 5

Jack Galvin , Lowell: The 6-foot-1-inch junior wide receiver hauled in 15 catches for 167 yards and scored four touchdowns to power the Red Raiders to a 42-35 win against Andover. Lowell (7-2, 2-1 MVC large) moved into second place with the win, behind Central Catholic.

Carl Lipani , North Reading: The senior back one-upped last week’s 219-yard, four-touchdown rushing performance with 247 yards and six touchdowns, leading the Hornets to a 47-27 win over Hamilton-Wenham.

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Nick Oswald , North Andover: The senior back shredded the Dracut defense, rushing for an astounding 402 yards and four touchdowns on 39 carries in a 56-28 win.

Ian Maag , Marblehead: The senior QB tossed his only touchdown pass of the game as time expired, a 46-yarder to Brian Daley, as the Magicians stunned Danvers, 28-25.

Elijah Morrissey , Governor’s Academy: The senior entered Saturday’s matchup against Milton Academy with eight touchdowns in six games, but he broke loose for five TDs and 200 yards rushing as the Governors rolled to 7-0.

Gulizia’s Top 10 teams

 1. Everett (8-1); beat Somerville, 49-13.

 2. St. John’s Prep (7-1); beat Malden Catholic, 41-0.

 3. Reading (9-0); beat Woburn, 18-7.

 4. Beverly (9-0); beat Swampscott, 40-6.

 5. Burlington (8-1); beat Stoneham, 48-28.

 6. Central Catholic (8-1; beat Billerica, 42-23.

 7. Lowell (7-2); beat Andover, 42-35.

 8. Andover (8-1); lost to Lowell, 42-35.

 9. Westford (7-1); beat Boston Latin (49-22).

10. St. Mary’s (8-1); beat Austin Prep, 22-8.

Week 10 Slate

(All games at 7 unless noted otherwise)


Greater Lawrence at Blue Hills, 6


Austin Prep at Cardinal Spellman, 6; Andover at Billerica; Arlington Catholic at Bishop Fenwick; Burlington at Wilmington; Cambridge at Malden Catholic; Central Catholic at Lynn English; Chelmsford at Lowell; Haverhill at North Andover; Ipswich at North Reading; Lawrence at Methuen; Lynnfield at Manchester Essex; Lynn Classical at Peabody; Malden at Everett; Medford at Somerville; Nashoba Valley Tech at Quaboag; North Shore at Chelsea; Revere at Masconomet; Salem at Danvers; Saugus at Triton; Stoneham at Melrose; St. Clement at Marian; Watertown at Wakefield; Westford at Waltham; Whittier at Lynn Tech; Winthrop at Newburyport.


Amesbury at Pentucket, 1; Beverly at Marblehead, 1; BC High at St. John’s Prep, 1; Cathedral at Pope John; Governor’s Academy at Belmont Hill, 1; Greater Lowell at Mystic Valley, 1; Hamilton-Wenham at Georgetown, 1; Brooks at St. Paul’s, 1:30; Dracut at Tewksbury, 1:30; Gloucester at Swampscott, 1:30; Matignon at Lowell Catholic, 1:30; Northeast at Shawsheen, 1:30; Reading at Winchester, 1:30; Woburn at Lexington, 1:30; Archbishop Williams at St. Mary’s, 3.

Game to watch

Beverly (9-0, 3-0) at Marblehead (8-1, 2-1), Saturday, 1

Marblehead remained in a playoff contention with an electrifying win against Danvers. On Saturday, the Magicians will take on Beverly for the Cape Ann/Northeastern Division 2 title. Beverly would improve to 4-0 with a win and clinch the division. If Marblehead wins and both teams win out, the Magicians will have the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage against the Panthers. Brendan Flaherty  (17 touchdowns) and Kenny Pierce  (nine TDs) are a handful in the Beverly backfield. It is worth noting that Marblehead coach Jim Rudloff served as an assistant on Beverly head coach Dan Bauer’s  staff from 2005-08.

Anthony Gulizia