If the X wants to end up back at Gillette this season, they must win tonight.
It is week 7 of the high school football season in Massachusetts and several programs around the state will wrap up league titles tonight and secure playoff spots.
Here is a glance at some of the big games across the state.
1.Xaverian and B.C High was supposed to be the marquee match-up of the night but St. John’s Prep upset B.C High 35-17 last week. Still, this game has Catholic Conference and playoff seeding ramifications so it is still a big game.
2. King Philip and North Attleborough could wrap up Hockomock League titles tonight with wins over Taunton and Foxboro respectively. For North Attleborough, this could be the first time they win back to back league titles since the late nineties.
3. The best game of the night could be Wellesley, Milton. The Raiders have the state’s best defense statistically giving up only 3.3 points per game but they’ll have their hands full with the high flying Wildcats and their spread, uptempo offense.
4. East Bridgewater travels to Norwell, in a game that will determine the winner of The South Shore League title. E.B has ruled the roast in the SSL the past few years but Jim Conner’s Clippers are ready to change that tonight.
It’ll be spread option versus Wing-T in what should be a great scheme game.
5. St. John’s Prep, Bridgewater Raynham is a huge game tonight from a playoff position standpoint. Two physical teams playing a rain game. If that doesn’t get your football dander up, I don’t know what will.
6. Central Catholic travels to Andover tonight in a game that will put a strain on the scoreboard. When you have a match-up of two of the best quarterbacks in the state in Bret Edwards of Central and E.J Perry of Andover, it makes for a great game.
7. Billerica, Tewksbury is going to be for the MVC D2 Division title and it features two of the best coaches in the state in Duane Sigsbury and Brian Alyward. This game will be an X and O lovers dream. I can’t wait to see the highlights.
8. Unless you live west of Route 2, you don’t know how good the Leominister, St. John’s of Shrewsbury rivalry is. It is one of the best rivalries in the state. Both teams are still in playoff contention and the winner could lock up a home playoff game. Blue Devils coach Dave Palazzi and Pioneers coach John Andreoli will have their teams ready to play in what is a pivotal Central Mass match-up.