Player of the Week: Peabody's Doug Santos

PEABODY, Mass. -- Good things are brewing around Peabody football these days and junior running back Doug Santos has been a big part of the Tanners' resurgence.

Peabody squeaked by Lexington, 42-38, in a Division 1 North first-round playoff game with Santos going off for 255 yards and six touchdowns in the win. Now, the Tanners are moving on to face old Greater Boston League rival Everett in the sectional semifinals.

ESPN Boston editor Brendan C. Hall caught up with our Player of the Week for this interview on Monday:


Top 5 performances from first-round playoff games:

Joe Girolamo, Sr. RB, Stoughton – Ran for 237 yards and three touchdowns in the Black Knights’ 23-16 win over Oliver Ames.

Ryan Graham, Jr. QB, East Bridgewater – Was nearly perfect, completing 10 of 11 pass attempts for 183 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings’ 49-12 win over Fairhaven.

Chris Lindstrom, Sr. OL/DL, Shepherd Hill -- Tallied seven tackles with three sacks and a forced fumble in the Rams' 24-0 win over Groton-Dunstable.

Josh Pierre-Charles, Jr. RB, Millis – Ran for 263 yards and four touchdowns in the Mohawks’ 42-26 win over Mashpee.

Doug Santos, Jr. RB, Peabody – Ran for 255 yards on 35 carries with six touchdowns in the Tanners’ 42-38 win over Lexington.