Behind a big offensive effort from quarterback Shea Lynch and receiver Danny Barrett, the Peabody football team kicked off its season with a 28-7 win over Revere in a non-conference bout on the road at Harry Della Russo Stadium Friday night.
Lynch passed for 254 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in the win, while Barrett had 186 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Eli Batista caught the other Lynch touchdown pass, a 24-yard connection.
Peabody (1-0) hosts Masconomet next Friday (7).
The lone touchdown from Revere came early in the fourth quarter, when Davi Barretto scored on a three-yard rush.
Revere (0-1) plays on the road at Chelsea next Friday (6).
Methuen 48, Lynn English 22
English (0-1) travels to Swampscott next Friday (7).
Essex Tech 41, Lynn Tech 8
The lone touchdown of the game for the Tigers came on a seven-yard rush from Alex Mendez.
Tech (0-1) returns to the field next Saturday (1) when it hosts Boston English.
Marblehead 28, Concord-Carlisle 0
Marblehead (1-0) travels to Lynn Classical next Friday (6).
Bishop Fenwick 35, South Hadley 14
Chris Faraca scored a pair of touchdowns in the win for the Crusaders, while Costa Beechin and Jacob Vargus each rushed for a touchdown. Steven Woods passed for a touchdown in the win.
Fenwick (1-0) travels to Arlington Catholic next Saturday (6).
Stoneham 30, Winthrop 20
Winthrop (0-1) plays on the road at Austin Prep next Friday (7).
St. John’s Prep 47, Marshfield 42
The Prep was on the verge of a heartbreaking loss to start off the season, losing the lead with just 40 seconds left in the game after a last-minute touchdown from Marshfield, but the Eagles rallied with a late touchdown on a Jack Perry-to-Jesse Ofurie touchdown with five seconds to play.
Perry threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another, while Jackson Delaney caught two touchdowns and James Guy rushed for three touchdowns. Ofurie had one touchdown reception.
St. John’s Prep (0-1) hosts Central Catholic next Saturday (1).
Chelsea 24, Salem 19
The Witches battled back a number of times, but in the end Salem came up just short in its season opener Friday night.
Corey Grimes threw for two touchdowns, while Patrick Connaster and Jesse Round Jr. each caught one touchdown.
Salem (0-1) hosts South Boston next Friday (7).