Sept. 16 Weekend Stars

Here are some standout individual performances at both the high school and college level from over the weekend.

Players listed alphabetically.


Quarterback Clayton Marengi (11) helped Lynnfield open its season with a bang against Newburyport. (Courtesy photo)

JD Antaya, Blackstone Valley Tech: The senior rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries as the Beavers beat Northbridge, 21-8.

Jason Demild, American International: In his team's 28-23 win over Bentley, the sophomore quarterback threw for 200 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 75 yards and two more scores.

AJ Dillon, Boston College: The junior running back carried the ball 27 times for 151 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles 48-24 loss to Kansas.

Mathias Fowler, Lynn English: This do-it-all junior completed 8-of-13 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 192 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, and made four pass breakups on defense in the Bulldogs' 33-30 win over Swampscott.

Brian Frieh, Barnstable: This senior running back is having a terrific year behind his big line, as he rushed for 154 yards, two touchdowns on 11 carries — and a two-point conversion — in his team's 44-0 win over Braintree Saturday.

Cincere Gill, Mansfield: The junior running back had 192 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the Hornets' 38-16 loss to La Salle (Ohio) Friday night.

Danny Gisonno, Lynn Classical: The first-year starting quarterback rushed for 192 yards and two touchdowns, and completed 14-of-20 passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns in the Rams' 48-40 win over Brockton.

Liam Hines, North Quincy: In a 31-13 loss to Silver Lake, this junior made nine tackles and two interceptions.

Clayton Marengi, Lynnfield: The senior quarterback completed 9-of-14 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for 40 yards on five carries in his team's 43-7 win over Newburyport.

Zach Mitchell, Catholic Memorial: This junior defensive back made two key interceptions to help preserve his team's 35-20 win over St. John's of Shrewsbury.

TJ Morgera, Shrewsbury: This senior was an offensive machine in his team's 46-29 win over Tantasqua, as he 239 yards and four touchdowns, and completed 6-of-10 passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns.

Naujiye Neal, Lowell: The junior quarterback threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another as his team picked up a 33-20 win over Billerica.

Jovan Nenadovic, Tufts: The Jumbos pulled off a huge win over the weekend when they topped Trinity, 14-8. This defensive end led the way with three sacks and five tackles for loss.

Anthony Oquendo, Fitchburg: In his team's 35-28 win over West Springfield, the sophomore rushed 24 times for 233 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner with nine seconds to play.

Ayden Pereira, Central Catholic: In his first varsity start, the sophomore completed 14-of-16 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 86 yards and three touchdowns in his team's 52-42 win over Springfield Central.

Luke Rosa, Milford: The senior running back/linebacker had a great game on both sides of the ball in his team's 20-13 win over Attleboro. He carried the ball 19 times for 106 yards and a touchdown and added two receptions for 27 yards. Rosa also made 12 tackles and 2.5 sacks on defense.

Johnny Rosario, Merrimack: The Cambridge native caught four passes for 78 yards — including a long of 43 — in the Warriors' 42-14 loss to St. Francis (Pa.).

Sam Wing: Oxford: In the Pirates' 18-12 win over Oxford, the junior running back had 143 rushing yards on 26 carries.

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