Position: Running back/defensive back
A week in the life: Rushed for 317 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-30 win over Greenwich.
The big picture: Staples (9-0) plays host to West Haven (8-2) in the Class LL playoffs on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Position: Running back/linebacker
A week in the life: Carried 23 times for 274 yards and five TDs in a 49-24 win over Bassick.
The big picture: Bullard-Havens (8-2) plays at Berlin (9-1) in the Class M playoffs Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.