High School: Ten Thoughts on Week 5

We are officially past the halfway mark of the high school football season in Massachusetts. Teams are starting to assert themselves and take control of leagues. With three weeks left in the regular season, it will be a sprint to the finish line.

Here are my thoughts on the week that was.

  1. Milford made a major statement with their 27-24 overtime win over Mansfield. The Scarlet Hawks are legit. Let’s see if they can pick up another big win this week at KP.

  2. Grafton got people’s attention with a huge win over Northbridge. The Gators are officially on peoples radars now.

  3. Is there a more consistent program up North than Tewksbury? They can win any kind of game. Shootout, defensive battle. You make it, they can win it.

  4. St. John’s Shrewsbury was the latest to experience the Catholic Memorial express. Next stop for the Knights. A trip to Danvers to face off against the Prep.

  5. I watched Norwood beat Hopkinton 38-16. The Mustangs were impressive. Ashland beat Holliston in triple overtime. The Tri-Valley large is up for grabs. It will come down to the Mustangs and the Clockers.

  6. North Quincy hung with Scituate for a half then quarterback Harry Gates and the Sailors skill group took over.

  7. Natick has been trying to figure it out at quarterback and offensively for that matter this season. Well they did on Saturday in a 42-21 win over Wellesley. The Redhawks are starting to play good football and that’s not good for Division Two.

  8. Brockton finally picked their first win by beating Dartmouth. It was a long time coming for the Boxers.

  9. As if Division One leading Franklin wasn’t impressive enough offensively, they pack a pretty good defense as well. They shutout Taunton 35-0.

  10. Looks like Wachusett has hit their stride. They’ve won four in a row since losing to Franklin. The Mountaineers picked up a big win over Doherty this week.

  11. It’s early but the ISL could come down to Milton Academy and BB&N. Both teams are 2-0.

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