RUSHING

Player, School Att. Yds. TD

1. Rich Canova, Danvers 60 388 6

2. T. Cronin, Marblehead 57 356 7

3. J. Guy, St. John’s 49 346 7

4. Will Hunter, Masco 46 343 3

5. D. Cifuentes, Fenwick 39 313 7

6. A. Paulino, Peabody 39 309 2

7. D. January, Swampscott 40 231 1

8. C. Eary, Danvers 32 230 3

9. M. Mulumba, Beverly 31 229 2

10. C. Terry, Ipswich 39 213 1

PASSING

Player, School PC PA Yds. TD

1. M. Crowley, St. John’s 29 43 507 5

2. J. Robertson, Marblehead 28 38 519 7

3. G. Inzana, Swampscott 26 47 462 6

4. I. Coffey, Ham-Wen 34 48 437 2

5. D. Morency, Beverly 19 34 294 2

RECEIVING

Player, School Rec. Yds. TD

1. M. Duchemin, St. John’s 12 219 3

2. J. Delaney, St. John’s 9 173 2

3. J. Rivers, Fenwick 11 208 4

4. D. Moreland, Beverly 10 194 1

5. R. Monahan, Ham-Wen 14 191 1

6. A. Augustin, Swampscott 9 190 1

7. A. Martinez, Fenwick 11 190 1

8. C. Cala, Ham-Wen 10 172 1

9. W. Twadell, Marblehead 4 154 2

10. J. Bruhm, Ipswich 9 147 2

BY THE NUMBERS

6 — Consecutive games that Marblehead has defeated Beverly heading into Friday night’s clash (7 p.m.) at Piper Field. It’s the second time in program history that the Magicians have done so (also: 1933-38); another ‘W’ over the Orange-and-Black would not only keep them unbeaten, but also give them their longest ever winning streak over their Garden City foes. For the record, Beverly holds both the all-time series record (47-36-4) and the longest winning streak in the series (11 straight triumphs from 1997-2007).

GAMES TO WATCH

Salem (0-3) at Lynn Classical (1-2) Friday at Manning Field, 5 p.m.: Putting a winless September behind them, the Witches are hoping to start fresh in October and secure their first win. But it won’t be easy; they’ve dropped 13 straight games to the Rams, last defeating them in 2004 (20-12). With just one offensive touchdown in three games, Salem will need to hold onto the football and mount sustained drives that not only wind up in the end zone, but also keep Classical’s dangerous offensive unit off the field for long stretches of time.

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Masconomet (2-1) at North Reading (4-0) Friday at North Reading High School, 7 p.m.: The host Hornets have been running on full throttle since the opening whistle of the 2019 season, averaging 36.5 points per game and outscoring their foes by better than 20 p0ints a contest. Masconomet, which has been building momentum of its own after an opening night setback, must establish its venerable ground attack behind game breaker Will Hunter and establish dominance at the line of scrimmage in this battle of Cape Ann Kinney heavyweights.

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Danvers (3-0) at Peabody (2-1) Friday at Coley Lee Field, 7 p.m.: A case study in how tightly packed the Northeastern Conference North figures to be this month: you’ve got the visiting Falcons, who are unbeaten but coming off of a less-than-stellar one-point nailbiter at home over Winthrop, facing a Tanners’ squad that has two shutouts on its resume this season but was blanked in its only loss. Who ultimately earns the upper hand in this battle of the blues?

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Bishop Fenwick (4-0) at St. Mary’s Lynn (2-1) Saturday at Manning Field, 7 p.m.: You may remember that the last time these teams met, it was a bit farcical as Fenwick rolled to a 60-0 win last Thanksgiving Eve, coming (mostly) against the Spartans’ backups as they rested starters for their upcoming Super Bowl appearance. There won’t be any such issues this time around as these Catholic Central League arch rivals will both have all hands on deck and be ready to shine under the lights Saturday night.

Don’t forget to check out our Twitter account (www.twitter.com/salemnewssports) for updated scores and highlights during all of this weekend’s football games. Also, check out our weekly high school football podcasts by logging on to www.salemnews.com and clicking on the podcast link under sports.

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