We round up top performers from the weekend’s football games and look ahead to next week.
Sam Attianese, Granby/Canton: Returned an interception for a touchdown and had seven tackles in a 21-7 win over the SMSA co-op.
Conrad Avallone, Torrington: Ran for four touchdowns and threw for one in a 46-8 win over Sacred Heart/Kaynor Tech.
Ryan Bakken, Waterford: Four touchdown passes in the Lancers’ 40-14 win over Bacon Academy.
Jordan Benoit, Hamden Hall: Ran 16 times for 121 yards and a touchdown in a 20-0 win over Berkshire (Mass.).
Terrence Bogan, Sheehan: On 18 carries, amassed 274 yards and five touchdowns in Sheehan’s 69-14 win over Branford.
James Bourque, Fairfield Ludlowe: Ran for 141 yards and four touchdowns plus the winning two-point conversion in a 43-42 win over Norwalk.
Daron Bryden, Bloomfield: Threw six touchdowns in a 47-0 win over Plainville. The third was the junior’s 66th career touchdown pass, setting a school record.
Tommy Candelora, Notre Dame-West Haven: Interception return broke a tie late in the Green Knights’ 14-7 win over Amity.
Joe Caracoglia, Berlin: Three interceptions and a touchdown catch in a 26-16 win over Northwest Catholic.
Seth Cunningham, Thames River: Rushed for 135 yards and two scores in a 34-0 win over MCW United.
Jordan Davis, Sheehan: Ran two interceptions back for touchdowns in Sheehan’s 69-14 win over Branford.
Jaquan Dufour, Rockville: Ran for 103 yards and a touchdown in a 34-14 win over North Branford.
Keenan Esau, Newington: Returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 42-7 win over RHAM.
Alec Frione, Cheshire: Caught a 20-yard touchdown pass, then returned an interception 22 yards for a score, 1:01 apart, in a 24-12 win over Shelton.
Brendan Gaffney, Simsbury: Returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and ran for another score in a 33-22 win over New Britain. He also had an interception.
Trey Garea, East Haven: Ran for 164 yards and threw for a touchdown in a 34-28 win over Guilford.
Jalen Gopie, Waterbury Career Academy: Ran for 218 yards and three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass in a 33-6 win over Kennedy.
Kyle Gordon, Norwalk: Ran for 118 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries and threw for a score in a 43-42 loss to Fairfield Ludlowe.
Pearson Hill, Hopkins: Scored three touchdowns, one on a fumble return, in a 35-8 win over Fieldston (N.Y.)
Jacob Hosko, Norwich Free Academy: Threw for 280 yards and a couple of touchdowns in a 32-15 win over East Lyme.
Rayshon Jacobs, Law: Two touchdown catches and a long interception return in a 52-6 win over Bassick.
Raekwon James, Wilby: Scored the go-ahead touchdown in a 20-14 win over Crosby.
Barry Jean-Pierre, Bullard-Havens: Seven catches for 148 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-16 win over Vinal/Goodwin/Whitney Techs.
Jah Joyner, Danbury: Three first-half sacks in a 42-0 win over Westhill.
Will Kirby, Darien: Ran for two touchdowns and caught a tuochdown pass as the Blue Wave beat Trumbull 41-13.
Dillon Kohl, Southington: Ran for 221 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-21 win over Hall.
Terrance Mapp, Stamford: Ran 14 times for 84 yards in the Black Knights’ 34-18 win over Trinity Catholic/Wright Tech.
Alex Marshall, Bristol Eastern: Ran for 214 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in a 35-0 win over Hartford Public.
Brandon Myers, Glastonbury: Ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-7 win over South Windsor.
Tyler Ouellette, Stafford co-op: Threw for three touchdowns in a 21-7 win over Valley Regional/Old Lyme.
Jason Palmieri, Woodland: Eight catches for 110 yards and a touchdown, and also ran for a score in a 21-8 win over Wolcott.
Omary Payne, New Britain: Ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-22 loss to Simsbury.
Miles Ricks, Newtown: Ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-0 win over Pomperaug.
Shakespeare Rodriguez, Lyman Hall: Three touchdowns and an interception in a 20-12 win at Foran.
Victor Rosa, Bristol Central: Ran 26 times for 195 yards and four touchdowns, and threw for one in a 34-6 win over Windsor.
Brendan Sawyer, Weston: Ran for four touchdowns and threw for another in his first start at quarterback, a 47-14 win over Stratford.
Lee Schiavetti, Quinebaug Valley: Ran for 140 yards on 30 carries in a 12-6 win over Prince Tech.
Nathan Schneider, Ellington: Ran for three touchdowns and 176 yards in a 33-6 win over Morgan.
Matt Silver, Wethersfield: Ran for a touchdown, threw for a touchdown and ran for a conversion in a 14-0 win over Farmington.
Jake Tuttle, Choate: Had 177 yards rushing in the Wild Boars’ 20-7 win over Brunswick.
Charles Walcott, Guilford: Carried 31 times for 173 yards and a touchdown in a 34-28 loss to East Haven.
Jack Wallace, St. Joseph: Threw five touchdown passes and ran for another in the Cadets’ 58-14 win over then-No. 9 New Canaan.
Konnor Walsh, Rocky Hill: Threw for three touchdowns in a 34-18 win over East Catholic.
Jeremiah Williams, Maloney: Interception return sparked Maloney’s 34-21 win at Middletown.
Jackson Zager, Staples: Threw for three touchdowns and ran for two as the Wreckers broke out with a 35-7 win at McMahon.
GAMES TO WATCH
Dates and times subject to change (public health).
Torrington at Waterbury Career Academy, 3:30 p.m.: A pair of 3-1 teams meet up in an NVL clash. It happens to be the only game in the state on Thursday, too.
Stafford Co-op at Cromwell/Portland, 3 p.m.: After last week’s heartbreak — the Bulldogs lost Gary Mazzone, dad of coach Brian Mazzone, in the B-17 crash at Bradley International Airport — Stafford pays a visit to Cromwell/Portland, which hasn’t won since the opener.
Bacon Academy at Plainfield, 4 p.m.: They’re both 3-1. Both lost to Waterford, Bacon Academy 40-14 this past week, Plainfield 33-13 in Week 1. Plainfield comes in after dealing Woodstock Academy its first loss.
Xavier at Fairfield Prep, 6 p.m.: Xavier finally played a home game this past weekend and now goes on the road again, down to Rafferty Stadium. The Jesuits are coming off a bye week.
Newtown at Shelton, 7 p.m.: Shelton’s loss takes some shine off this game, but not all of it. If it’s not No. 5 vs. No. 6, it’s still No. 5 vs. No. 10 (or, to keep the order the same, No. 10 vs. No. 5). It still finishes up Newtown’s little run through the SCC after 21-14 wins over Fairfield Prep and West Haven. It’s still another tough game on Shelton’s tough schedule. Should be fun.
North Haven at West Haven, 7 p.m.: Both coming off a bye week, these are two teams that could use a win. The Westies are 0-3 with a couple of close losses to top-10 teams. The Indians are 1-2 with a couple of close losses to just-outside-the-top-10 teams.
Hall at New Britain, 7 p.m.: On the “man who beat the man” theory of poll voting, Hall got some support this week: It beat Cheshire, which went on to beat then-No. 5 Shelton.
Conard at Simsbury, 7 p.m.: Ned Griffen of the Day of New London has noted on Twitter to those man-who-beat-the-man voters that 4-0 Simsbury beat Hall to open the season. Conard is 2-2 with wins over West Haven and East Hartford; South Windsor awaits in November.
Ansonia at Watertown, 10:30 a.m.: At this point a week ago, Watertown was looking forward to two tough tests in a row, at Naugatuck, then against Ansonia. The tests have been separated: The Naugatuck game is now Nov. 22. It’s just Ansonia, though the phrase “just Ansonia” is not exactly a football term.
Platt at Newington, 10:30 a.m.: Platt, highly regarded in the preseason, comes in 2-2 after a win over E.O. Smith. Newington is 3-1, its loss to a competitive Amity team, off a big win over winless RHAM. (Originally set for Friday night.)
Rockville at Coginchaug Co-op, 1 p.m.: Coginchaug comes in off a bye week, with another waiting next week; five November games before Thanksgiving will make up for it. The Blue Devils host Rockville, which is 4-0 after beating North Branford 34-14 on Saturday.