From Clinton RB Cole Nelson to Leicester ATH Xavien Rosario, there were several standout high school football performances across the state of Massachusetts during the sixth weekend of the 2021 season. Here’s a look at Massachusetts’ top stars for Oct. 15. We will add top performances for Saturday, Oct. 16 as they are submitted by readers.
The list is in alphabetical order.
TOP STARS IN MASSACHUSETTS HS FOOTBALL (OCT. 15)
Cameron Ayotte, Millbury
Ayotte threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more TDs in Millbury’s 42-34 loss to Leicester.
Ryan Boyce, Northbridge
Boyce ran for two touchdowns and passed for another TD to lead Northbridge to a 36-0 win over Tantasqua.
Tyler Dimond, Grafton
Dimon rushed for three touchdowns to lead Grafton to a 24-6 win over Shrewsbury.
Damien Jones, St. Bernard’s
Jones scored three touchdowns – a 78-yard run, a 70-yard run and a 52-yard punt return – to lead St. Bernard’s to a 37-6 win over Sutton.
Max Hannagan, Littleton
Hannagan rushed 25 times for 222 yards and four touchdowns in Littleton’s 35-14 win over Tyngsboro.
Thomas Hirsh, Maynard
Hirsh carried the ball 10 times for 102 yards and a touchdown and picked off a pass on defense in Maynard’s 27-21 OT win over North Middlesex.
Luke Lockbaum, Doherty
Lockbaum had a rushing TD and returned a fumble 26 yards for a TD in Doherty’s 37-8 win over South.
Franki Lopriore, Assabet
Lopriore carried the ball 24 times for 125 yards and a TD on offense and had 13 tackles on defense to lead Assabet to a 42-0 win over Bay Path.
Cole Nelson, Clinton
Nelson rushed 16 times for 247 yards and four touchdowns to lead Clinton to a 49-14 win over Lunenburg. Nelson’s scoring runs were 62, 60, 37 and 18 yards.
Quinn O’Brien, Hudson
O’Brien rushed 13 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns in Hudson’s 52-14 win over Burncoat.
Xavien Rosario, Leicester
Rosario rushed for three touchdowns – including explosion plays of 78 and 45 yards – to lead Leicester to a 42-34 win over Millbury. He also had an 85-yard kickoff return and he intercepted a pass on defense.
Connor Salmon, Nashoba
Salmon rushed 30 times for 160 yards in a 7-0 loss to Marlborough.
Derrick Shepherd, Quaboag
Shepherd passed for 330 yards and four touchdowns to lead Quaboag to a 46-8 win over Quabbin.
Nealon Stemple, Marlborough
Stemple rushed 19 times for 110 yards and the only TD of the game in Marlborough’s 7-0 win over Nashoba.
Keegan Sullivan, Scituate
Sullivan carried the ball 24 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns to lead Scituate to a 21-13 win over rival Hanover. He also had two receptions for 30 yards and scored a key two-point conversion.
Brian Toussaint, Algonquin
Toussaint had a scoop-and-score 55-yard fumble return for a touchdown in Algonquin’s 28-0 win over Leominster.