Reading routs Cambridge
Apparently losing a few All-Scholastics isn’t going to slow Reading down this fall.
The Rockets beat visiting Cambridge, 50-12, last night, scoring 44 first-half points and cruising to the opening-night win.
The Rockets, who went 13-0 last fall and won the Division 2 Super Bowl title, graduated Ryan Pollock and James Collins. But there were new heroes for the Rockets last night, led by Brian Bourque, who ran for one touchdown and passed for another.
Also chipping in were Larry Gilligan with two touchdowns and Nick Scali with six extra points.
Catholic Memorial 21, Lynn Classical 14 — A.J. Doyle linked up with Armani Reeves for a 67-yard touchdown with 27 seconds left to give the Knights the win.
Somerville 28, Greater Lawrence 0 — The Highlanders scored in each quarter in shutting out the Reggies. Quarterback Rob Pratt (193 all-purpose yards) completed 6 of 7 passes, two for touchdowns.
Central Catholic 28, Marlboro 14 — Trea Musumarra needed just 13 carries to rack up 84 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Raiders. Central Catholic’s Matt McDermott tossed two touchdown passes.
Revere 48, Medford 12 — Led by scores from Jose Amaya, Drew Lauria, Quentin Wesley, and two by Trae Weathers, the Patriots put up 40 points in the first quarter en route to the win, avenging a 33-0 loss last year.
Chelmsford 21, Waltham 0 — Senior quarterback A.J. Rotella powered Chelmsford, hitting 15 of 27 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Matt Powers intercepted two passes, both leading to touchdowns on the offensive end for the Lions.
Andover 21, North Andover 9 — Brian Miller caught 10 passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns and Andrew Coke had 23 rushes for 118 yards and a score as the Golden Warriors prevailed over their crosstown rivals.
Gloucester 41, Swampscott 24 — The Fishermen were carried by Gilbert Brown (three running TDs) and Jordan Shairs (two running TDs, one TD catch).
North Quincy 13, Boston Latin 6 — Seyi Adesuyan (16 carries, 150 yards, 2 TDs) scored from 60 yards with 58 seconds left to give the Red Raiders the win. Behind a strong offensive line, the team ran for 280 yards, passing the ball just twice.
Plymouth North 13, Methuen 7 — Senior running back Matt Walsh ran for 162 yards on 14 carries, including the winning score — a 77-yard run — with just more than four minutes left in the fourth quarter.
King Philip 28, Wayland 14 — Chris Cacciola motored for 177 yards and three touchdowns, pacing King Philip to 322 yards on the gournd.
East Bridgewater 32, Plymouth South 13 — Vikings junior Casey DeAndrade caught two touchdown passes, then added two more scores on interception returns in the fourth quarter.
Rockland 37, Scituate 17 — Casey Burns caught four passes for 100 yards and a TD as Rockland scored 24 second-quarter points and went on to beat Scituate.
Abington 29, Hanover 6 — Dylan Pietrasik had 12 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown for the Green Wave, who were aided by John Lane (10 carries, 88 yards, TD) and defensive tackle Ryan Southerland (10 tackles).
Cohasset 45, Quincy 7 — Jack Carrier and Thomas Flibotte each scored twice as the Skippers rolled.
Hopkinton 16, Dover-Sherborn 7 — Mike Decina carried 19 times for 159 yards and a touchdown in the Hillers’ victory.
Holliston 54, Bellingham 22 — Jake Frechette ran for 122 yards and three second-quarter touchdowns and Sean Mayo threw for 135 yards and three scores as the Panthers scored 47 points in the first half.
Norton 23, Medway 14 — Scott Coleman kicked a 10-yard go-ahead field goal for the Lancers with 10 seconds left, then Conor Regan recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and returned it for a touchdown.
Westwood 26, Medfield 19 — Sean Amaru starred in the backfield for the Wolverines, carrying the ball 21 times for 221 yards, with two touchdowns and a 2-point conversion. Westwood’s David DeCenzo added 101 yards rushing and a TD on nine carries.
Shawsheen 12, Arlington Catholic 8 — Ryan Woolaver had a hand in both of the Rams’ touchdowns, connecting with Devin Connearney on a 13-yard pass in the second and running it in from 4 yards in the third.
Archbishop Williams 38, Norwell 14 — Alex Furtado and Tom Fitzpatrick carried the load for the Bishops as each scored three touchdowns. Furtado wrapped up the game with 157 yards on 15 carries.
West Bridgewater 12, Blue Hills 6 — Michael Toczko had the play of the game, darting downfield on a 60-yard punt return, the eventual winner for the Wildcats. Vince Burton led Blue Hills with 95 yards on 22 carries.
Whittier 28, Southeastern 22 — After Whittier tied the score in the fourth quarter by recovering a blocked punt in the end zone, Shane Surette scored on a 7-yard run in overtime for the Wildcats.
Mystic Valley 32, Lowell Catholic 22 — Alex Arredono and Mike Pascal compiled 334 yards of total offense in Mystic Valley’s road conquest.