Massachusetts high school football top stars, best performances in Week 7 (Oct. 22-23)

From Clinton RB Cole Nelson to Hanover QB Michael Landolfi, there were several standout high school football performances across the state of Massachusetts during the seventh weekend of the 2021 season. Here’s a look at Massachusetts’ top stars for Oct. 22. We will add top performances for Saturday, Oct. 23 as they are submitted by readers.

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The list is in alphabetical order.


George Andrianopoulos, Millbury WR/DB

Andrianopoulos caught a 60-yard touchdown pass and intercepted two passes on defense to lead Millbury to a 41-8 win over Southridge.

Brendan Burke, Quaboag RB

Burke carried the ball 30 times for 190 yards and two touchdowns in Quaboag’s 34-22 win over David Prouty.

James Cannon, Scituate WR

Cannon had eight receptions for 117 yards and scored two touchdowns in Scituate’s 35-7 win over Quincy.

Joe Curran, Hanover WR

Curran caught 4 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns in Hanover’s 42-15 win over Pembroke.

Liam Donagher, Grafton WR

Donagher caught a 9-yard touchdown pass and returned a kick 63 yards for a touchdown in Grafton’s 43-0 win over Tantasqua. Donagher also kicked five PATs.

Nick Freel, Hanover ATH

Freel rushed for 145 yards and had 85 yards receiving and a touchdown in Hanover’s 42-15 win over Pembroke.

Thomas Hirsh, Maynard RB

Hirsh rushed for 90 yards and two touchdowns in Maynard’s 23-6 win over Oakmont.

Brian Holmes, Ayer-Shirley QB

Holmes threw two touchdowns passes and rushed for a TD to lead Ayer-Shirley to a 20-16 win over Abby Kelley.

Michael Landolfi, Hanover QB

Landolfi was 10-of-12 for 265 yards and five touchdowns in Hanover’s 42-15 win over Pembroke.

Josh Mateo, Valley Tech RB

Mateo rushed 11 times for 215 yards and three touchdowns to lead Valley Tech to a 56-14 win over Bay Path.

Tucker McDonald, Wachusett QB

McDonald threw three touchdown passes in Wachusett’s 35-7 win over Leominster.

Michael Mero, Leicester QB

Mero passed for a TD, ran for a TD and kicked a 46-yard field goal in Leicester’s 24-12 win over Uxbridge.

Brett Morgan, Oxford RB

Morgan scored three touchdowns – two rushing and one receiving – to lead Oxford to a 48-0 win over Bartlett.

Cole Nelson, Clinton RB

Nelson rushed 19 times for 185 yards and three touchdowns and caught a 67-yard TD pass in Clinton’s 42-13 win over Tyngsboro.

Quinn O’Brien, Hudson RB

O’Brien rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns in Hudson’s 26-8 win over Middlesex.

Matthew Raeke, Wachusett RB

Raeke scored three touchdowns – two receiving and one rushing – to lead Wachusett to a 35-7 win over Leominster.

Keegan Sullivan, Scituate WR/RB

Sullivan racked up 183 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in the first half and added an interception on defense in Scituate’s 35-7 win over Quincy.

Calvin Tenney, Murdock RB

Tenney rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns to lead Murdock to a 27-6 win over Gardner.

Colin Wanat, Doherty WR/SS

Wanat caught a touchdown pass and returned a blocked punt for a TD in Doherty’s 49-12 win over North on Saturday.

Jarius Williams, Murdock RB

Williams rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown in Murdock’s 27-6 win over Gardner.

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