We round up top performers from the weekend’s football games and look ahead to next week.
Kyle Atherton, Trumbull: Caught eight passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-0 win over Westhill.
Michael Barrett, Trinity Catholic/Wright Tech: Ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns in a 21-13 win over Bridgeport Central.
Tre Bryant, Fitch: Two second-half interceptions in a 19-14 win over New London.
Marquel Caesar, Wilbur Cross: Ran for 106 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries in a 41-29 win over Amity.
Christian Collin, Plainville: Ran for two touchdowns and threw for one in a 20-8 win over Lewis Mills.
Jacob Conrad, Farmington: Was 15-for-16 for 319 yards and seven touchdowns, tied for third-most in state history in one game, in a 47-0 win over RHAM.
Kameron Crowe, Killingly: Caught a 63-yard touchdown pass, returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown, and was in on 14 tackles (two for a loss) in a 48-7 win over East Lyme.
Chris Danas, Middletown: Was 17-for-23 for 229 yards and a touchdown in a 35-20 win over East Hartford.
Eric Dolmus, Guilford: Three interceptions in a 49-6 win over Bassick.
Jaquan Dufour, Rockville: Caught two touchdown passes for a total of 58 yards, ran three times for 41 yards and a touchdown, and ran a punt back 59 yards for a touchdown in a 54-0 win over the Coventry co-op.
Julian Ferguson, Capital Prep/Achievement First: Three catches for 105 yards and a touchdown in a 44-26 win over Windham.
Xavier Fonvil, Norwich Free Academy: Scored on a 4-yard touchdown run in overtime for a 34-31 win over Bacon Academy.
Anthony Frasier, ATI: Five touchdowns and 233 yards on 11 carries in a 44-12 win over VGW.
Brandon Fratta, North Branford: Was 10-for-15 for 265 yards and four touchdowns in a 72-32 win over Morgan.
James Goetz, Weston: Went 13-for-19 passes for 210 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 106 yards and a score on 11 carries in a 62-41 win at Masuk.
Shykeem Harmon, Ansonia: Ran 28 times for 355 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-32 win over Seymour.
Albert Hooks, North Haven: Nine carries for 160 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-14 win over Xavier.
Nas Knighton, Rockville: Made 10 tackles, four for a loss, as the Rams beat the Coventry co-op 54-0.
Andrew Koziol, Griswold/Wheeler: Threw for four touchdowns in his return from injury, a 55-12 win over the CREC co-op.
Brady Lafferty, Southington: Went 21-for-30 for 266 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-0 win over New Britain.
Jalen Madison, Brunswick: Ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns as the Bruins defeated Governor’s Academy (Mass.) 19-12 in the NEPSAC Todd Marble Bowl.
Jake McAlinden, Cheshire: Ran for three touchdowns and 155 yards on 13 carries in a 40-13 win over Sheehan.
Colin McCabe, Hand: Ran 20 times for 152 yards and the game-winning touchdown in a 21-14 victory over Shelton.
Mark McLaughlin, Stafford co-op: Ran 28 times for 117 yards and three touchdowns, and threw an 11-yard touchdown pass in a 26-15 win over Haddam-Killingworth.
Rashaun Mitchell, Holy Cross: Four catches for 110 yards and a touchdown in a 27-0 win over Naugatuck.
Carlos Moreno, Fairfield Ludlowe: Had six carries for 105 yards and two second-half touchdowns in a 27-24 win at Danbury.
Alex Pagliarini, St. Joseph: Linebacker was in on nine tackles, half of them for a loss and two of them sacks, in a 50-0 win over Staples.
Tyler Pjatak, Shelton: Had 24 carries for 124 yards and a late go-ahead touchdown. Hand came back to win 21-14.
Drew Pyne, New Canaan: Ran for two touchdowns and threw for three, the second of which was the 100th of his Rams career, in a 38-20 win over Wilton.
Alex Riccitelli, Haddam-Killingworth: Had a 60-yard touchdown run in a 26-15 loss to the Stafford co-op.
James Rinello, Greenwich: Went 15-for-22 for 123 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-7 win over Ridgefield.
Jackson Rome, Granby/Canton: Ran for two touchdowns and threw for one in a 54-14 win over Gilbert/Northwestern.
Roberto Salas, Platt: Ran for 320 yards and six touchdowns on 40 carries, though Platt lost 47-40 to Manchester.
Arsen Shtefan, Conard: Ran for 125 yards and a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass in a 31-8 win over Bristol Central.
Anthony Simpson, Bloomfield: Ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries and caught 10 passes for 150 yards and a score in a 41-6 win over Berlin.
Tyreek Smith, Bunnell: Scored two touchdowns on three carries, running for 114 yards, caught three passes for 55 yards and was in on seven tackles in a 32-24 win over Brookfield.
James Tarver, Maloney: Ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-22 win over Windsor.
Demelle Turner, Hillhouse: Threw for three touchdowns and ran for two in a 44-34 win at Foran.
Tyler Van Dyke, Suffield Academy: Threw for four touchdowns in a 29-21 win over Avon Old Farms in the NEPSAC Kevin Driscoll Bowl.
Riley Ward, Newtown: Six catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-10 win over Barlow.
Trey West, Manchester: Was 16-for-23 for 222 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores in a 47-40 win over Platt.
Sam Wilson, Darien: Four tackles and helped contain Norwalk’s offense in a 40-0 Blue Wave win.
Jackson Zalinsky, Notre Dame-West Haven: Went 12-for-21 for 288 yards and four touchdowns, including the late game-winner in a 41-35 win over West Haven.
Games to watch
Morgan at Rockville, 5:30 p.m.: Bonus points would have to fall the right way, but there’s a chance the Rams can clinch the top seed in Class M by the end of the week. That would have to start with a win here.
Foran at Branford, 6:30 p.m.; Law at East Haven, 7 p.m.: East Haven needs to beat Law to keep its Class M playoff hopes alive to Thanksgiving, when these teams will swap opponents. A few teams in the Class M and Class S playoff races have an interest in these games, too, for bonus points.
Watertown at Naugatuck, 7 p.m.: While the injury-plagued Greyhounds have fallen out of the Class LL race, Watertown can keep itself alive in the Class M race with a win in this game, a makeup from Oct. 4 and the early-season Eastern Equine Encephalitis scheduling chaos.
Notre Dame-Fairfield at New Fairfield, 7 p.m.: The Lancers, 5-3, are mathematically alive in Class S; New Fairfield is just outside the top eight in Class M. The Rebels, incidentally, are one of those teams interested in Milford-vs.-Shoreline bonus points.
Stafford co-op at SMSA co-op, 6 p.m.: This one has bearing on a couple of races. The Bulldogs, with one game to go after this, can get themselves into the Class S race with a win. SMSA, looking to finish off a 9-1 regular season, can clinch a Class M playoff spot with a win and avoid having to sweat the bonuses.
Berlin at New Britain, 6:30 p.m.: The Redcoats have a path to the playoffs without winning their regular-season finale here, but, like SMSA, the other way would be a lot less stressful.
New London at Killingly, 6:30 p.m.: Same thing for the Red Hawks, who could conceivably be in by the end of the night without a win, but the other way is easier. The Whalers are mathematically alive in Class L at 4-4, though, and any miracle run for them starts with a win here.
Windsor Locks co-op at North Branford, 6:30 p.m.: The winner keeps itself mathematically in its playoff race, Class M for Windsor Locks, Class S for North Branford. The loser is in trouble.
Fairfield Prep at Shelton, 7 p.m.: One of these two teams, which have played some vicious schedules, will be all but eliminated from the Class LL race by the end of the night at Finn Stadium. (If the Jesuits win, in fact, the host Gaels would be mathematically out; Shelton has a tough road even if it wins its last two. The Jesuits could still be clinging to threads with a loss.)
Hamden at Sheehan, 7 p.m.: Banged-up Sheehan’s two losses in a row have the Titans sitting eighth, at least in points accumulated, in Class S. Win here, though, and they’re right on the verge of clinching a playoff berth. But Hamden, a winner of four in a row and coming off a bye, isn’t going to roll over for them, looking to stay in the Class LL race itself.
Harding at Cheshire, 7 p.m.: Cheshire’s last playoff game was the 2009 Class LL final. It can get back to the postseason with a win here. Harding, meanwhile, can get to .500 with a win here and Thanksgiving against Central.
Hall at Conard, 1 p.m.: The winner, as both teams close their regular seasons, may well end the day in the top eight in Class LL in points accumulated. Staying there by the end of next week will be tricky, but hey, got to get there first.
Thames River at ATI, 2 p.m.: The team that wins this game will finish second behind Bullard-Havens in the CTC, but it’ll also control its destiny for a Class M playoff berth.
— Michael Fornabaio