7th seeded Andover travels to 2nd seeded Lexington on Friday night at 7:00 PM. This features two of the ITHMA local Heisman high school quarterbacks with BC bound QB EJ Perry for Andover throwing the ball and BC bound (for baseball) QB Sal Frelick running the ball. Having two dynamic playmakers going toe to toe this should be a very high scoring and exciting game.
5th seeded Everett at 4th seeded Haverhill on Saturday night at 6:00 PM. University of Connecticut bound and ITHMA Heisman high school QB Jordan McAfee and senior RB Marvens Fedna lead a tough Everett squad against a very good Haverhill team led by senior RB JC Laguerre and senior WR Jukka Morales. This one should be a physical and tough football game.
5th seeded Needham at 4th seeded Catholic Memorial on Friday night at 7:00 PM. Needham brings a tough ground game led by senior RB Jared Sklar up against a CM defense led by Harvard bound MLB Jack McGowan. Senior CM RB Peter Scibilia faces a similar task going up against Needham’s MLB Kevin Bruce. Two similar type teams this should be a good one.
6th seeded Bridgewater-Raynham at 3rd seeded Natick Friday night at 7:00 PM. The winner likely gets Wellesley who already beat Natick earlier this season. The fact that BR gave Xaverian their only loss of the season makes them a very dangerous team capable of slowing down Natick junior RB Amir Mells. BR senior RB Shawn Noel, Jr. will run against a very solid Natick run defense led by senior OLB Gus Ramstrom.
6th seeded Braintree at 3rd seeded BC High on Friday night at 7:00 PM. Braintree could pull the upset behind a dynamic running game led by senior QB Mitchell Nevins and senior RB Drew Caruso. BC High tries to bounce back from a tough loss at Xaverian as the Hawks’ defense kept BC High senior QB Connor Cady and junior RB Danny Abraham in check for most of the game.
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