Dorsey gives Bulldogs title
P.J. Dorsey ran for two touchdowns and Lynn English stopped North Andover, 24-13, last night to claim the CAL/NEC Division 1 title and a spot in the playoffs.
Quarterback Jermaine Kelly got the visiting Bulldogs (8-2, 4-0) started, faking a handoff and exploding for a 28-yard rushing touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
On the ensuing kickoff, 16th-ranked North Andover (8-2, 3-1) fumbled and the returner was tackled at the 1-yard line. On third down from his 3, Knights quarterback Brandon Walsh had a pass attempt swatted away and recovered by the Bulldogs at the 1-yard line.
Dorsey punched it in from there for the touchdown and a 14-0 edge.
John Iannone put the Knights on the board with a 5-yard touchdown run at the end of the second quarter.
Lynn English looked to answer and drove to North Andover’s 3-yard line. But the Knights stopped Kelly’s fourth-down bid to stay within striking distance at 14-7.
Chris Lessard kicked a 25-yard field to extend the lead to 17-7 in the fourth quarter. North Andover mishandled another kickoff and Bulldogs recovered inside the Knights’ 25. Kelly’s completion to Josh Batista put Lynn English on the 8 and Dorsey ran it in from the 5 to seal the win.
Needham 23, Newton North 8 - The Rockets kept their lead atop the Bay State Carey division, led by Rashawn Wise, who rushed for 132 yards and a TD on 25 carries.
BC High 7, St. John’s Prep 0 - Bartley Regan’s late scoring strike to Gordon McLeod helped third-ranked BC High edge the visitors.
Merrimack Valley Div. 1
Chelmsford 35, Tewksbury 16 - Colby Emanouil threw for 116 yards and two scores and also ran for a score as the Lions rolled. With Billerica’s loss, Chelmsford clinches the Merrimack Valley (Division 1).
Martha’s Vineyard 21, Medford 0 - Delmont Araujo ran for two touchdowns and Michael Montanile had 10 tackles and a fumble recovery for the Vineyarders in the shutout.
Middlesex (Large) Reading 47, Winchester 0 - Liam Kenneally ran 40 yards scored twice and quarterback Drew Belcher ran for two scores and threw another to lead the Rockets (7-3).
Duxbury 34, Hingham 7 - Matt O’Keefe tossed four touchdown passes as the No. 2-ranked Green Dragons clinched the Patriot League’s Keenan Division.
Atlantic Coast League Dennis-Yarmouth 42, Sandwich 7 - Matt Montalto was nearly perfect, completing 14 of 15 passes for 170 yards and three TDs and rushing four times for 124 yards and two more scores as the No. 5 Dolphins breezed.
Wakefield 39, Watertown 0 - Jamie Bourque ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third as the Warriors locked up the Middlesex Small title.
Dual County (Small)
Bedford 20, Wayland 7 - Jonathan Banister led the Buccaneers with 141 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The victory makes Bedford’s Thanksgiving game with Concord-Carlisle for the Dual County League Small title.
Sharon 21, Foxboro 7 - Sean Asnes had two TD runs helped the Eagles defeat the Warriors for the first time since 1998.
Pembroke 32, Scituate 23 - Jon Hooper rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns as the Titans clinched the league title.
Hopkinton 42, Westwood 13 - Mike Decina was 17-of-22 passing for 300 yards and six touchdown passes, four of which went to Alex Hulme (170 receiving yards).
CAL/NEC (Division 3)
Newburyport 12, Winthrop 7 - A fourth-quarter fumble recovery in the end zone and a 6-yard TD pass backed a strong defensive outing and gave the Clippers the Division 3 title.
CAL/NEC (Division 4)
North Reading 32, Ipswich 14 - Carl Lipani carried 35 times for 237 yards and three touchdowns to pace the Hornets.
Bishop Feehan 41, Somerset Berkley 7 - Cameron Fry ran for two touchdowns and the Shamrocks clinched the Eastern Athletic Conference.
Bourne 38, Fairhaven 33 - Joe Epps rushed 22 times for 250 yards and two TDs and the Canalmen held off the Blue Devils.
BB&N 26, Lawrence Academy 23 - BB&N quarterback Chris Coady set a school record by rushing for 312 yards on 33 carries and scored three times in the Knights’ victory.
Catholic Memorial linebacker Camren Williams, who committed to Penn State earlier this year, still plans to play for the Nittany Lions, according to his father Brent Williams. As events at Penn State unfold in the wake of a sexual abuse scandal, Brent Williams said his son is currently focused on today’s game against Xaverian.
“He is committed to play at Penn State at this point,’’ said Brent Williams. “And we’re just trying to learn as much about the situation as possible. Any other comments would be speculative in nature.’’
Globe reporter Shira Springer contributed to this report