Player of the Week: Natick's Troy Flutie

NATICK, Mass. -- Call it a touch of Flutie Magic.

Like his uncle (and father) before him, Natick quarterback and BC commit Troy Flutie has a penchant for the dramatic, and Friday's thrilling 56-55, overtime win over Bay State Herget rival Walpole was no exception.

Flutie threw for 370 yards, while adding 191 on the ground, and accounting for seven touchdowns (4 passing, 3 rushing) in the victory over the Rebels. For that, he was named our Player of the Week for Week 8.

Editor Brendan Hall caught up with Flutie before Monday's practice:

In addition to Flutie, here are this week's Top 5 performers:

  • Troy Flutie, Sr. QB, Natick - Totaled 561 yards of offense (370 passing, 191 rushing) and seven touchdowns in overtime win vs. Walpole.

  • Drew Jacobs, Sr. RB/LB Milton Academy - Totaled 4 scores (3 rushing, 1 INT) with 194 yards rushing while helping to end Governor's Academy's ISL-best 23-game winning streak.

  • Mike Panepinto, Sr. RB, Needham - Ran for 301 yards, along with a school-record 6 TD in 42-28 win vs. Weymouth.

  • Xavier Santiago, Sr. DE, Lawrence - While notching a season-high 14 tackles, credited with 7 sacks in a win vs. Billerica.

  • Ju'an Williams, Sr. WR, Springfield Central - Hauled in 2 TD catches in his five receptions, averaging more than 32 yards per catch in a win vs. West Springfield.