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Oct. 30 MIAA Top 25

Our statewide MIAA top 25. Find a more detailed look at the rankings here.

1. Catholic Memorial (7-0)
2. St. John's Prep (6-1) 3. Central Catholic (6-1) 4. Springfield Central (5-2) 5. Mansfield (6-1) 6. Everett (6-1) 7. St John's (S) (5-2) 8. Wachusett (7-0) 9. Natick (7-0) 10. King Philip (6-1) 11. Doherty (7-0)
12. Tewksbury (6-1) 13. Canton (7-0) 14. Melrose (7-0)
15. Danvers (7-0)
16. Revere (7-0)
17. Reading (6-1)
18. Wellesley (6-1)
19. Lynn English (5-2) 20. Duxbury (5-2)
21. Stoughton (6-1)
22. Franklin (5-2)
23. BC High (4-3)
24. Brockton (4-3)
25. Milton (7-0)
First 15 out (in alphabetical order)
Amherst (7-0); Andover (5-2); Ashland (7-0); Barnstable (5-2); Cardinal Spellman (6-0); Concord-Carlisle (7-0); Hingham (6-1); Holliston (6-1); Lynn Classical (5-2); Marblehead (5-2); New Bedford (6-1); North Andover (4-3); Rockland (7-0); Shepherd Hill (5-2); Wayland (6-1)

Oct. 28 Weekend Stars

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

Players listed alphabetically.

Bilal Ally, UMass: In his team's 56-35 loss to UConn, Ally carried the ball 25 times for 159 yards — including one of 63 — and two touchdowns.

JD Antaya, Blackstone Valley Tech: In a 41-20 win over Littleton, this senior running back/cornerback rushed for two touchdowns, returned a kickoff for a score, and played shutdown defense.

Ayir Asante, Holy Cross: In a 31-10 win over Colgate, this wide receiver caught four passes for 144 yards and touchdowns of 31 and 58 yards.

John Barros and Chase Vaughan, Milton: In a 34-15 win over Newton North, Barros, a senior running back/linebacker, rushed 10 times for 104 yards and a touchdown, caught five passes for 158 yards and a touchdown, and made eight tackles, one for loss, and a sack on defense. Vaughan, a sophomore quarterback, completed 17-of-30 passes for 345 yards and two touchdowns. It is his secon…

Oct. 22 MIAA Top 25

Our statewide MIAA top 25. Find a more detailed look at the rankings here.

1. Catholic Memorial (7-0)
2. St. John's Prep (6-1) 3. Central Catholic (5-1) 4. Springfield Central (4-2) 5. Mansfield (5-1) 6. Everett (6-1) 7. St John's (S) (4-2) 8. Wachusett (6-0) 9. Natick (6-0) 10. King Philip (5-1) 11. Doherty (6-0)
12. Tewksbury (5-1) 13. Canton (6-0) 14. Melrose (6-0)
15. Danvers (6-0)
16. New Bedford (6-0)
17. Revere (6-0)
18. Marblehead (5-1)
19. Nashoba (5-1) 20. Lincoln-Sudbury (5-1)
21. Reading (5-1)
22. Wellesley (5-1)
23. Lynn English (4-2)
24. Duxbury (5-2)
25. Stoughton (5-1)
First 15 out (in alphabetical order)
Amherst (6-0); Andover (4-2); Ashland (6-0); Barnstable (4-2); BC High (3-3); Brockton (3-3); Cardinal Spellman (6-0); Concord-Carlisle (6-0); Franklin (4-2); Holliston (5-1); Lynn Classical (4-2); Milton (6-0); Minnechaug (6-0); North Andover (3-3); Rockland (7-0)

Oct. 21 Weekend Stars

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

Players listed alphabetically.

David Bailey, Boston College: In the Eagles' 45-24 win over NC State, this sophomore running back had the best game of his young career, as he had 182 yards and touchdown runs of 54 and 48 yards, averaging 11.3 yards per carry.

Shahid Barros, New Bedford:Did this.

Grant Buchanan, Bentley: This kicker from Holliston booted three field goals in the fourth quarter, the final one as time expired to give the Falcons a 30-27 win over Stonehill.

Brendan Burke, Quaboag: In a 43-0 win over David Prouty Saturday, this freshman fullback and middle linebacker carried the ball 13 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns, and made nine tackles and two sacks on defense.

Piero Canales and Danyul Oluwasuyi, KIPP Academy: In a 40-6 win over Keefe Tech, Canales had seven carries for 169 yards and two touchdowns, and Oluwasuyi rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns …

Oct. 15 MIAA Top 25

Our statewide MIAA top 25. Find a more detailed look at the rankings here.

1. Catholic Memorial (6-0)
2. St. John's Prep (5-1) 3. Central Catholic (4-1) 4. Springfield Central (3-2) 5. Mansfield (4-1) 6. Everett (5-1) 7. St John's (S) (3-2) 8. Wachusett (5-0) 9. Natick (5-0) 10. King Philip (4-1) 11. Holliston (5-0) 12. Doherty (5-0) 13. Tewksbury (4-1)
14. Marblehead (5-0) 15. Canton (5-0) 16. Melrose (5-0) 17. Danvers (5-0) 18. New Bedford (5-0) 19. Revere (5-0)
20. Nashoba (4-1)
21. Lincoln-Sudbury (4-1)
22. Reading (4-1)
23. Wellesley (4-1)
24. BC High (3-2)
25. Lynn English (3-2)
First 15 out (in alphabetical order)
Amherst (5-0); Barnstable (3-2); Beverly (3-2); Bishop Fenwick (5-0); Brockton (2-3); Concord-Carlisle (5-0); Duxbury (4-2); Lynn Classical (3-2); Milton (5-0); Minnechaug (5-0); North Andover (2-3); Rockland (6-0); Shepherd Hill (4-1); Stoughton (4-1); Winchester (5-0)

Oct. 14 Weekend Stars

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

Players listed alphabetically.

Isaac Boston, Springfield Central: This senior touched the ball four times in the Golden Eagles' 60-0 win over Holyoke and scored three touchdowns with 259 all-purpose yards.

Matt Crowley and Matt Duchemin, St. John's Prep: Crowley completed 11-of-19 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns in his team's 34-32 loss to Catholic Memorial. Duchemin had over 200 all-purpose yards with five receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns. He also played every snap at cornerback.

Chris Cusolito, Melrose: This running back put up 173 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries behind one of the best offensive lines in the area in a 35-6 win over Woburn.

Connor Degenhardt, Holy Cross: The Westford native had his best game of the season in the Crusaders' 47-31 win over Brown, as he completed 20-of-33 passes for 315 yards and four touchdowns.

Eamo…

Worcester Academy's Asa Floyd shares his story of cancer survival

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Asa Floyd is a cancer survivor and an advocate for early detection. (Photo by Drew Forsberg)
By Adam Kurkjian

There are still tough days for Asa Floyd.

There is the birthday of his aunt, Tracy Rivera, who died from brain cancer. The anniversary of her passing is also hard to handle. Dec. 28, the day in 2017 when Floyd was diagnosed with testicular cancer, doesn't pass without some emotional pain. Jan. 2, the date in 2018 when the doctors removed the tumor, is another one.

But every time Floyd feels down, and those reminders of some of the most trying moments of his life come up, the Worcester Academy senior and Holden native remembers what could have been. If not for the early detection of his diagnosis, Floyd might not be looking forward to a promising future, where he will be playing baseball at UMass, continuing his education, and enjoying friends and family.

Still, that concept is not easy to grasp.

"I definitely feel a lot better as time goes on, but I don't think it…

Oct. 8 MIAA Top 25

Our statewide MIAA top 25. Find a more detailed look at the rankings here.

1. Catholic Memorial (5-0)
2. St. John's Prep (5-0) 3. Central Catholic (3-1) 4. Springfield Central (2-2) 5. Mansfield (3-1) 6. Everett (4-1) 7. St John's (S) (2-2) 8. Wachusett (4-0) 9. Natick (5-0) 10. King Philip (3-1) 11. Holliston (4-0) 12. Doherty (4-0) 13. Methuen (4-0) 14. Tewksbury (3-1) 15. Marblehead (4-0) 16. Canton (4-0) 17. Nashoba (4-0)
18. Melrose (4-0) 19. Franklin (3-1) 20. Danvers (4-0)
21. Bishop Fenwick (5-0)
22. Lynn English (3-1)
23. Milford (3-1)
24. New Bedford (4-0)
25. Revere (4-0)
First 15 out (in alphabetical order)
Amherst (4-0); Attleboro (3-1); Barnstable (2-2); Beverly (2-2); BC High (2-2); Duxbury (3-2); Lincoln-Sudbury (3-1); Lowell (2-2); Minnechaug (4-0); Milton (4-0); North Andover (1-3); Reading (3-1); Rockland (5-0); Swampscott (3-1); Wellesley (4-1)

Oct. 7 Weekend Stars

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

Players listed alphabetically.

Shahid Barros, New Bedford: This senior made two interceptions — including a 40-yard pick-six — and had a forced and recovered fumble. He also had 31 yards receiving in the Whalers' 27-21 win over Barnstable.

CJ Cerella and Max Martin, Milford: In the Scarlet Hawks' 45-19 rout of North Attleboro, Cerella made 15 tackles — seven solo — with a forced fumble and pass breakup. He also kicked a 39-yard field goal. Martin caught eight passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, he made an interception and broke up three other passes.

Peter Cleary, Pentucket: The quarterback completed 12-of-14 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns in the Sachems' 27-12 win over Lynnfield.

Devin Darrington, Harvard: This running back carried the ball 12 times for 115 yards and three touchdowns in the Crimson's 62-17 win over Howard.

Jake Davis, …

Oct. 1 MIAA Top 25

Our statewide MIAA top 25. Find a more detailed look at the rankings here.

1. Catholic Memorial (4-0)
2. St. John's Prep (4-0) 3. Central Catholic (2-1) 4. Springfield Central (1-2) 5. Mansfield (2-1) 6. Everett (3-1) 7. St John's (S) (1-2) 8. King Philip (3-0) 9. Wachusett (3-0) 10. Natick (4-0) 11. Holliston (3-0) 12. Barnstable (2-1) 13. Xaverian (1-2) 14. Doherty (3-0) 15. Methuen (3-0) 16. Tewksbury (2-1) 17. Marblehead (3-0) 18. Canton (3-0) 19. Nashoba (3-0)
20. Melrose (3-0) 21. Franklin (2-1) 22. Shrewsbury (2-1)
23. North Andover (1-2) 24. Danvers (3-0)
25. Bishop Fenwick (4-0)
First 15 out (in alphabetical order)
Amherst (3-0); Andover (2-2); Beverly (2-1); BC High (1-2); Duxbury (2-2); Leominster (1-2); Lincoln-Sudbury (2-1); Lynn English (2-1); Milford (2-1); New Bedford (3-0); Reading (2-1); Revere (3-0); Rockland (4-0); Swampscott (2-1); Wellesley (4-0)