Massachusetts high school football Week 5 top stars, best performances (Oct. 8-9)

From Grafton QB Tyler Dimond to Fitchburg RB Anthony Oquendo, there were several standout high school football performances across the state of Massachusetts during the fifth weekend of the 2021 season. Here’s a look at Massachusetts’ top stars for Oct. 8-9.

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The list is in alphabetical order.


Phil Arpano, Lunenburg QB

Arpano threw four touchdown passes in Lunenburg’s 55-6 win over Gardner.

Miguel Borges, Marlborough RB

Borges carried the ball 18 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns in Marlborough’s loss to Fitchburg.

Ryan Boyce, Northbridge QB

Boyce rushed for 225 yards and a touchdown and threw for 90 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-20 OT loss to Grafton.

Tyler Dimond, Grafton QB

Dimond rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 141 yards and one TD to lead Grafton to a 28-20 overtime win over Northbridge. The TD pass turned out to be the game-winner in overtime.

Michael DiTavi, Maynard RB

DiTavi rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns in Maynard’s 32-0 win over Groton-Dunstable.

Andrew Gagnon, Quaboag

Gagnon had a 40-yard pick-six in Quaboag’s 23-12 win over Oxford.

Colby Goodchild, Reading RB

Goodchild carried the ball 26 times for 156 yards and three TDs in a 26-17 win over Woburn.

Joe Gray, Oakmont RB

Gray rushed for 168 yards and two TDs to lead Oakmont to a 27-0 win over Hudson.

Chris Hatch, Assabet RB

Hatch had 14 carries for 104 yards and caught a 22-yard TD pass in Assabet’s 13-12 loss to Worcester Tech.

Brian Holmes, Ayer-Shirley QB

Holmes ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 70 yards and a TD to lead Ayer-Shirley to a 36-13 win over Quabbin.

Bobby Humphrey, West Boylston RB

Humphrey rushed 30 times for 196 yards and three touchdowns to lead West Boylston to a 35-14 win over Tyngsboro.

Marcues Jean-Jacques, Arlington WR/DB

Jean-Jacques returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown and caught a 19-yard TD pass in a 22-14 win over Lexington.

Luke Lockbaum, Doherty

Lockbaum returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown in Doherty’s 28-14 loss to Wachusett.

Josh Mateo, Valley Tech

Mateo scored four touchdowns – two rushing TDs and two receiving TDs – to lead Valley Tech to a 49-0 win over Monty Tech.

Charles Manu Jr., Worcester Tech RB

Manu Jr. rushed for 100 yards and a TD in Worcester Tech’s 13-12 win over Assabet.

Cam Marshall, Ayer-Shirley ATH

Marshall scored three touchdowns in Ayer-Shirley’s 36-13 win over Quabbin. His TDs came on a 60-yard punt return, a 27-yard reception and a 46-yard run.

James Murphy, Reading QB

Murphy passed for 207 yards and a touchdown in Reading’s 26-17 win over Woburn. The touchdown pass was the 45th of Murphy’s career, which broke the school record for career TD passes.

Anthony Oquendo, Fitchburg RB

Oquendo ran for 260 yards and three TDs to lead Fitchburg to a 42-34 win over Marlborough.

Jack Peters, Shrewsbury RB

Peters rushed for two touchdowns in Shrewsbury’s 30-13 win over Nashoba.

JC Petrongolo, Catholic Memorial QB

Petrongolo threw four touchdown passes to lead Catholic Memorial to a 44-0 win over St. John’s on Saturday.

Matt Shaw, Governor’s Academy RB

Shaw rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns to lead Governor’s Academy to a 49-27 win over Brooks.

Michael Wolfendale, Brooks QB

Wolfendale threw for 420 yards in a loss to Governor’s Academy on Saturday.

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