The senior received nearly 63,000 votes (42.66%) to earn the honor and narrowly beat out Carver’s Tyler Lennox (42.56%).
In a 20-19 win over Wayland, Pantera hauling in the tying 58-yard touchdown pass from Julian Rivard with 46 seconds remaining. Jon Winslow’s ensuing extra point sealed the victory. Pantera finished with 12 receptions for 205 yards.
And this week’s candidates are…
Mason Nash, Soph., Abington: Nash needed just eight carries to rush for 115 yards and a pair of TDs (29 and 48 yards) in a 34-26 win over Apponequet.
Matt O’Donnell, Sr., Cardinal Spellman: O’Donnell starred in a 50-7 win over Martha’s Vineyard. He rushed for three TDs, threw two more, forced a safety and even kicked an extra point. He finished 6 of 9 passing for 105 yards and ran 11 times for 135 yards.
Blue Hills running backs: In a 50-14 win over Montachusett Tech, Caiden Montas (151 yards, two TDs), Aidan Landers (140 yards, three TDs) and Matt Began (113 yards, two TDs) all ran for over 100 yards.
Nick Tiani, Sr., Hull: Hull rushed nine times for 259 yards and three TDs in a 40-11 win over Holbrook/Avon.
Gio Lynch-Ruberio + Casious Johnson, Plymouth South: The brothers ran wild in a 35-6 win over Revere to the tune of 117 yards and three TDs on just 12 totes. Lynch-Ruberio ran five times for 109 yards, highlighted by a 94-yard TD scamper. Johnson had seven carries for 108 yards and two TDs.
Jordan DePina + Joe Earner, Rockland: DePina and Earner had big days on the ground in a 33-16 win over Manchester Essex. DePina had TD runs of 72, 5 and 75 yards to finish with 219 total. Earner rushed for 117, including TD jaunts of 74 and 12 yards.
Jackson Belsan, Sr., Scituate: Belsan was 10 of 13 passing for 280 yards and four TDs in a 47-7 win over Whitman-Hanson. He also added a rushing TD.
Cameron Antoniuk, Sr., Ashland: The quarterback ran for a 6-yard score and threw for two others (3 and 31 yards) in a 27-20 road loss to Wayland.
Jake Attaway, Jr., Hudson: The quarterback threw for three scores and ran for another as the Hawks (2-0) rolled past Dover-Sherborn (0-2) in a rematch of last year’s Division 5 state quarterfinals, 35-13.
Miguel Borges, Sr., Marlborough: Borges rushed 17 times for 173 yards as the visiting Panthers (2-0) rolled over host Falmouth, 35-0.
Max Dresens, Jr., Wayland: Dresens ran for 151 yards and two TDs on 23 carries while also catching a 6-yard pass from Mekhi Walker as the host Warriors (1-1) battled back from a 20-7 deficit to score 20 unanswered points in the second half and defeat Ashland, 27-20.
Derek Dubriske, Sr., Franklin: Dubriske caught two touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback James Bruso as the Panthers improved to 2-0 with a 21-13 road win at Brockton.
Dylan Gallo, Jr., and Mateo Arellano, Sr., Maynard: The quarterback Gallo went 5-for-8 for 105 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers (1-1) downed Worcester Tech, 46-6. Arellano had four receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
Devin Harding, Sr., Holliston: Harding ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries (7.3 yards/carry) and had three catches for 38 yards and a TD as the host Panthers (1-1) won big over non-league visitor Middleborough, 29-6.
Sam Hubbard, Jr., Natick: Hubbard ran in scores of 12 and 3 yards as the host Redhawks (1-1) earned a hard-fought 14-7 win over Walpole.
Daniel Lawton, Sr., Blackstone-Millville: Lawton (186 yards) rushed for two scores and returned an interception for a touchdown all in the first quarter as the Chargers (2-0) blanked visiting Southbridge, 37-0.
Julian Rivard, Jr., Hopkinton: The quarterback Rivard threw a pair of TDs, one an 85-yard, first-quarter connection with classmate Nick Pedroli and the other a 12-yard, second-quarter strike to senior Charlie Petruney, as the Hillers improved to 2-0 with a 21-14, non-league win over Algonquin at the Titans’ temporary “home” field of Westborough High.
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