There were several thrilling overtime games across the Bay State this Friday night and some blowouts as well. We highlight the biggest results on the biggest night of Week 3.
No. 6 BC High throttles No. 9 Leominster 36-0
One of the most anticipated match ups of the weekend quickly devolved into a blowout, as Leominster's offense could hardly muster any movement on the road against the Eagles.
The Blue Devils set out to slow down budding star Danny Abraham, which allowed BC High quarterback Connor Cady to run for 100 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Senior TJ Rothmann added two touchdowns for the Eagles and the defense did the rest in a dominant shutout.
-- JOE PARELLO
No. 11 Springfield Central rolls Westfield
Behind the solid running of senior back De'Andre Goldson (153 yards, 4 TDs), Springfield Central pummeled Westfield 39-6 Friday night. The Golden Eagles (2-1) raced out to a 20-0 first quarter lead and never looked back.
By halftime, Central had raised the margin to 27-0 as the Bombers (2-1) defense had no answers in how to slow down the more-talented Golden Eagles. After a season-opening loss to La Salle Academy, Central has been on a roll ever since, having crushed East Longmeadow a week ago.
-- BRENDAN C. HALL
Falmouth upsets perennial power Marshfield with a 20-14 overtime win
Leading 14-0 into the third quarter, the Clippers might have felt a twinge of panic as the Rams began to claw their way back into this contest.
Lou Silva's squad leaned on a strong ground game to score back-to-back touchdowns, but neither team could put together a game-winning drive at the end of the fourth quarter. In overtime, Falmouth would score on the first play from scrimmage and force a fumble at the goal line to deny Marshfield the opportunity to tie.
-- NATE WEITZER
No. 16 Tewksbury holds on to defeat North Andover in overtime
Junior running back Brandon Winn carried the Redmen once again with four rushing touchdowns, but it almost wasn't enough to hold off a feisty North Andover squad.
The Scarlet Knights erased an eight-point deficit in the final minutes to force overtime in the pouring rain. Under those conditions, Winn burst up the middle for a 10-yard touchdown to score on the first play of overtime, added the two-point conversion, and Tewksbury's defense held on for a 35-27 victory.
-- NATE WEITZER
Marblehead puts together strong second half, exacts revenge on No. 24 Danvers
The Magicians were knocked out of the playoffs by Danvers last year, but exacted their revenge with a 30-23 victory in this rematch. Falcons superstar Matt Andreas accounted for 165 of his teams' 182 scrimmage yards in the first half, but in the second half, Marblehead keyed in on Andreas, holding the running back to just 7 scrimmage yards.
Special teams came up huge with a blocked punt for a touchdown in the middle of the third quarter and four minutes later, Magicians quarterback Drew Gally hit wide receiver Harry Craig for a 14-yard touchdown to put the visitors up for good.
-- NATE WEITZER
No. 12 Catholic Memorial shuts out No. 14 Brockton in 34-0 win
The Boxers played their typical style by keeping the ball on the ground, but it was highly ineffective against the Knights sizable front seven. Brockton also fumbled three times, while managing fewer than 50 yards of total offense in the second half.
Catholic Memorial quarterback Matt Marcantano continued to establish an impressive rapport with wide receiver Kyle Sonnie, as the Knights were able to score 28 unanswered points after halftime.
-- NATE WEITZER
No. 1 Duxbury 49, Whitman-Hanson 14
No. 2 Xaverian 49, Barnstable 0
No. 4 Central Catholic 35, Metheun 6
No. 5 Billerica 45, Dracut 18
No. 6 BC High 36, No. 9 Leominster 0
No. 7 Bridgewater-Raynham 31, New Bedford 14
No. 11 Springfield Central 39, Westfield 6
No. 12 Catholic Memorial 34, No. 14 Brockton 0
No. 13 Holliston 30, Medfield 6
No. 15 King Philip 42, Oliver Ames 6
No. 16 Tewksbury 35, North Andover 27 (OT)
No. 17 Reading 40, Winchester 6
No. 18 Andover 54, Lawrence 20
No. 19 Milton 38, Walpole 7
No. 20 North Attleboro 34, Stoughton 19
No. 21 Mansfield 38, Attleboro 7
No. 22 Haverhill 20, Westford Academy 9
No. 23 Melrose 30, Burlington 18
Marblehead 30, No. 24 Danvers 23
Falmouth 20, No. 25 Marshfield 14 (OT)
Acton-Boxboro 42, Concord-Carlisle 13
Ashland 33, Medway 14
Austin Prep 34, Arlington Catholic 25
Belmont 17, Arlington 14
Bishop Feehan 28, Apponequet 0
Bishop Fenwick 21, Pentucket 6
Boston English 24, South Boston 8
Case 33, Bourne 8
Cathedral 34, Lowell Catholic 14
Charlestown 12, New Mission 6
Chelmsford 21, Lowell 15
Cohasset 36, Hull 0
Dartmouth 32, La Salle Academy (R.I.) 28
Dennis-Yarmouth 27, Nauset 14
East Bridgewater 14, Rockland 7
Franklin 27, Taunton 8
Hingham 24, Plymouth North 19
Latin Academy 26, West Roxbury 6
Lexington 49, Woburn 21
Lincoln-Sudbury 28, Wayland 0
Lynn English 27, Winthrop 25 (OT)
Lynn Classical 21, Revere 18
Lynnfield 21, Amesbury 14
Martha’s Vineyard 32, Coyle-Cassidy 7
Middleboro 40, Randolph 7
Milford 28, Canton 7
Millis 42, Bellingham 12
Needham 31, Braintree 20
Newburyport 19, Masconomet 13
North Reading 41, Somerville 22
Norton 25, Dover-Sherborn 6
Norwood 12, Dedham 6 (3OT)
Old Rochester 19, Dighton-Rehoboth 9
St. Peter-Marian 35, Cardinal Spellman 15
Salem 39, Saugus 20
Sandwich 27, Durfee 18
Scituate 28, Pembroke 14
Seekonk 20, Wareham 0
Silver Lake 40, Quincy 7
Somerset Berkley 30, Bishop Stang 14
Stoneham 26, Wilmington 7
Triton 28, Ipswich 0
Waltham 35, Cambridge 12
Wakefield 23, Watertwon 20 (OT)
Wellesley 21, Natick 0
Westwood 45, Hopkinton 20
Weymouth 33, Framingham 28