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Decina paces Hopkinton

By Patrick McHugh
Globe Correspondent / September 11, 2011

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Ted Dalicandro has been coach of the Newton South team since 2006 and has seen his fair share of solid high school quarterbacks.

According to Dalicandro, Hopkinton quarterback Mike Decina might be the best he’s seen.

“Decina threw the ball all over the place against us, he had an unbelievable game,’’ Dalicandro said following Hopkinton’s 34-0 victory yesterday. “He’s the best QB I’ve seen in a while up here.’’

Newton South had no answer for Decina, who was 15 of 23 passing for 248 yards and three touchdowns. Decina also rushed for 39 yards on five carries and another touchdown.

The 5-foot-10-inch senior got things going early for the Hillers, connecting with senior receiver Alex Hulme on a 37-yard strike. Hulme caught seven passes for 132 yards

Decina found senior receiver Barrett Hanlon from 23 yards for another score on the next possession.

Just before the end of the first quarter, Decina escaped the Lions defense for a 16-yard run to make it 21-0.

Bay State

Natick 21, Brookline 7 - Sophomore quarterback Troy Flutie was 19 of 27 for 270 passing and three touchdowns. Brian Dunlap was Flutie’s favorite target, grabbing 13 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns.

Division 1A Nonleague

Swampscott 33, Somerville 18 - Big Blue quarterback Michael Walsh was 13 of 19 for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Walsh also had 11 carries for 150 yards and a score.

Lincoln-Sudbury 28, Tewksbury 0 - Chris Giorgio ran for three touchdowns.

Division 2 Nonleague

Medway 14, Hingham 13 - Kyle Sansone’s 10-yard scamper and Joe Davenport’s extra point in the third quarter lifted the Mustangs.

Whitman-Hanson 29, South Boston 24 - Panthers quarterback John Caliri completed 17 of 21 passes for 255 yards and had two TDs, one passing and one rushing.

Division 2A Nonleague

Watertown 31, Bellingham 28 - Watertown’s Joey Farrar and Bellingham’s Kevin McTomney tossed four touchdowns each in a shootout.

Sharon 33, Dedham 27 - Junior Sean Asnes was the key cog in Sharon’s double-wing offense, rushing for 159 yards and four scores.

Division 3A Nonleague

Coyle and Cassidy 40, Southeastern 12 - Andrew Rodriguez pounded the Southeastern defense for 213 yards and three touchdowns.

Division 4 Nonleague

Greater Lawrence 31, Pope John 8 - Christian Rivera ran for 362 yards and five touchdowns to lead the visiting Reggies.

Division 4A Nonleague

Cathedral 30, O’Bryant 8 - Quarterback Matt Owens was 9 of 12 passing for 174 yards and ran for 120 yards to lead the Panthers.