Friday, October 31, 2008

THANK YOU

IT ONLY TOOK UNTIL DAY 4 FOR THIS BLOG TO BREAK 100 VISITORS IN A DAY.

I HOPE THE INFORMATION INTERESTS YOU AND THAT YOU KEEP COMING BACK UNTIL WE HIT A 1,000 VISITORS A DAY.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME...

A LOOK (INCLUDING THIS WEEK'S GAMES) OF THE REMAINING SCHEDULES FOR THE TOP 20 TEAMS. INCLUDED WILL BE THEIR OPPONENTS RECORDS AND NUMBER OF GAMES AGAINST TEAMS IN THE TOP 20.

GLOSSARY=RANK-TEAM-OPPONENTS (W-L)-SCHEDULE
TEAMS IN BLUE DENOTE TOP 20 TEAM

1. EVERETT (8-19)--10/31 @ MEDFORD (0-7), 11/7 VS SOMERVILLE (3-4), 11/15 VS MALDEN (3-4), 11/27 @ CAMBRIDGE (2-4)

2. DRACUT (11-18)--10/31 @ HAVERHILL (1-6), 11/7 VS CHELMSFORD (5-3), @ 11/15 TEWKSBURY (2-5), 11/27@ METHUEN (3-4)

3. BC HIGH (19-8)--10/31 VS MALDEN CATHOLIC( 4-3), 11/8 @ XAVERIAN (5-2), 11/4 VS ST JOHN'S PREP (4-3), 11/27 VS CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (6-0)

4. DUXBURY (12-9)--10/30 @ WHITMAN-HANSON (1-6), 11/7 VS SILVER LAKE (5-2), 11/14 OR 11/15 PATRIOT LEAGUE PLAYOFF, 11/27 @ MARSHFIELD (6-1)

5. XAVERIAN (22-4)--11/1 @ ST JOHN'S OF SHREWSBURY (7-0). 11/8 VS BC HIGH (5-1), 11/14 @ CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (6-0), 11/27 VS ST JOHN'S PREP (4-3)

6. CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (15-12)--11/1 @ ST JOHN'S PREP (4-3), 11/7 VS PLYMOUTH SOUTH (1-6), 11/14 VS XAVERIAN (5-2), 11/27 @ BC HIGH (5-1)

7. ATTLEBORO (20-5)--11/1 VS BISHOP FEEHAN (5-1), 11/7 @ DARTMOUTH (7-0), 11/14 VS BARNSTABLE (3-3), 11/27 @ NORTH ATTLEBORO (5-1)

8. DARTMOUTH (12-15)--10/30 @ BRIDGEWATER-RAYHNAM (2-5), VS ATTLEBORO (7-0), @ DURFEE (0-6), VS FAIRHAVEN (3-4)

9. MANSFIELD (17-9)--10/31 @ KING PHILIP (6-1), 11/7 @ NORTH ATTLEBORO (5-1), 11/15 @ NORWICH (CT) FREE ACADEMY (5-1), 11/27 VS FOXBORO (1-6)

10. MARSHFIELD (16-10)--10/31 @ FALMOUTH (3-3), 11/7 @ NAUSET (1-5), 11/14 VS SANDWICH (5-2), 11/27 VS DUXBURY (7-0)

11. BROCKTON (8-13)--10/31 @ LEOMINSTER (4-3), VS NEW BEDFORD (2-5), @ WALTHAM (2-5)

12. ACTON-BOXBORO (16-12)--10/31 VS WALTHAM (2-5), 11/7 @ LINCOLN-SUDBURY (6-1), 11/15 @ NEWTON SOUTH (3-4), 11/27 VS WESTFORD ACADEMY (5-2)

13. MELROSE (16-10)--10/31 @ BURLINGTON (1-6), 11/7 VS MALDEN (3-4), 11/14 @ READING (7-0), 11/27 VS WAKEFIELD (5-0)

14. BISHOP FEEHAN (15-11)--11/1 @ ATTLEBORO (7-0), 11/7 VS DURFEE (0-6), 11/14 @ SOMERSET (3-3), 11/27 @ SANDWICH (5-2)

15. WALPOLE (18-10)--10/31 @ BRAINTREE (2-5), 11/8 VS NEEDHAM (5-2), 11/14 @ NATICK (7-0), 11/27 @ WEYMOUTH (4-3)

16. GLOUCESTER (11-15)--10/31 VS LYNN CLASSICAL (3-3), 11/7 VS LYNN ENGLISH (4-2), 11/14 @ SALEM (3-4), 11/27 @ DANVERS (1-6)

17. ST JOHN'S PREP (20-6)--11/1 VS CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (6-0), 11/7 @ MALDEN CATHOLIC (4-3), 11/14 @ BC HIGH (5-1), 11/27 @ XAVERIAN (5-2)

18. READING (15-10)--11/1 @ WAKEFIELD (5-0), 11/7 @ BELMONT (3-4), 11/14 VS MELROSE (6-0), 11/27 @ STONEHAM (1-6)

19. BILLERICA (15-14)--10/31 VS TEWKSBURY (2-5), 11/7 VS CENTRAL CATHOLIC (4-3), 11/14 @ LOWELL (4-3), 11/27 @ CHELMSFORD (5-3)

20. SWAMPSCOTT (15-12)--11/1 VS SAUGUS (4-2), 11/8 @ BEVERLY (6-1), 11/14 @ DANVERS (1-6), 11/27 VS MARBLEHEAD (4-3)




Wednesday, October 29, 2008

EMASS TOP 20 PICKS

THE PICKS ARE A LITTLE EARLIER THIS WEEK DUE TO THE FACT THAT GAMES INVOLVING THE TOP 20 TEAMS START TOMORROW NIGHT.

LAST WEEK MY PICKS INVOLVING THE TOP 20 WENT (14-1) BRINGING MY TWO WEEK TOTAL TO AN ASTOUNDING (31-3).

ON TO THE PICKS;

#1 EVERETT--49 #198 MEDFORD--3

THE GBL JUGGERNAUT ROLLS ON AND ON.

#2 DRACUT--43 #119 HAVERHILL--16

MIDDIES TAKING NO PRISONERS THE REST OF THE WAY.

#3 BC HIGH--31 #55 MALDEN CATHOLIC--7

EAGLES BACK ON TRACK WITH A NICE COMFORTABLE HOME WIN.

#4 DUXBURY--37 #173 WHITMAN-HANSON--0

DUXBURY STILL HAS A SHOT AT BEING THE #1 TEAM IN THE STATE IF THE CARDS FALL RIGHT.

#5 XAVERIAN--21 #6 ST. JOHN'S (SHREWSBURY--20

XAVERIAN'S 2 LOSSES THIS YEAR TO EVERETT AND DUXBURY WERE BY A COMBINED 6 POINTS.

#17 ST. JOHN'S PREP--27 #6 CATHOLIC MEMORIAL--17

PREP GETS BACK ON TRACK WITH A BIG WIN AT HOME.

#7 ATTLEBORO--24 #14 BISHOP FEEHAN--14

THE CINDERELLA SEASON CONTINUES FOR ATTLEBORO.

#8 DARTMOUTH--17 #51 BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM--14

ANOTHER TOUGH LOSS FOR BR, IN A SEASON OF MANY.

#9 MANSFIELD--23 #32 KING PHILIP--17

THE EXPERIENCE OF THE HORNETS PREVAILS.

#10 MARSHFIELD--30 #101 FALMOUTH--10

RAMS CAN START MAKING PLAYOFF PLANS.

#11 BROCKTON--27 #46 LEOMINSTER--17

EMASS OVERPOWERS CMASS.

#12 ACTON-BOXBORO--21 #81 WALTHAM--10

DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE SHOWDOWN NEXT WEEK.

#13 MELROSE--34 #91 BURLINGTON--15

MELROSE STAYS IN THE MIDDLESEX LEAGUE HUNT.

#15 WALPOLE--38 #223 BRAINTREE--7

REMEMBER WHAT I SAID ABOUT A TOP 20 NOT PLAYING A TOP 20. IT APPLIES HERE.

#16 GLOUCESTER--28 #74 LYNN CLASSICAL--14

FIRST STERN TEST FOR THE FISHERMAN SINCE BIG BLUE.

#18 READING--27 #24 WAKEFIELD--26

RIGHT DOWN TO THE FINAL CONTROVERSIAL WHISTLE.

#19 BILLERICA--24 #60 TEWSKBURY--14

INDIANS GET BACK IN THE WIN COLUMN WITH A WIRE TO WIRE WIN.

#20 SWAMPSCOTT--42 #90 SAUGUS--27

MAINTENANCE BETTER HAVE THE LIGHT BULBS WORKING ON THE SCOREBOARD FOR THIS HIGH SCORING AFFAIR.

WHAT THE %@%$?

THIS WILL BE A WEEKLY FEATURE DURING FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL SEASON LOOKING AT SOME OF THE INANE FACTS OF THE SEASON TO DATE.

1. THE COMBINED RECORD OF THE TOP 20 TEAMS IS (118-18) OR A .868 WINNING PERCENTAGE.

2. THE COMBINED RECORD OF THE TOP 20 VERSUS TEAMS OUTSIDE OF THE TOP 20 IS A MIND BOGGLING (101-1). THAT 'S RIGHT, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY 101-1!!! IN FACT IF YOU TAKE OUT #20 SWAMPSCOTT, NONE OF THE TOP 20 TEAMS HAS LOST TO ANYBODY BUT TOP 20 TEAMS!!!! NEEDLESS TO SAY, IF YOU SEE A GAME OF A TOP 20 TEAM VERSUS AN OPPONENT OUTSIDE THE TOP 20, YOU WILL KNOW WHO TO PICK.

3. TEAMS RANKED #2 DRACUT THROUGH #19 BILLERICA HAVE ONLY LOST TO TEAMS RANKED IN THE TOP 10. THAT'S RIGHT EVERY GAME LOST BY THOSE TEAMS WAS AGAINST SOMEBODY CURRENTLY RANKED IN THE TOP 10!!!

NOTE: BISHOP FEEHAN LOST TO BARRINGTON, RI WHO WOULD BE RANKED #3 IN EMASS AND ST. JOHN'S PREP LOST TO ST. JOHN'S OF SHREWSBURY WHO WOULD BE RANKED #5.

4. FIVE TOP 20 TEAMS HAVE YET TO PLAY AN OPPONENT CURRENTLY IN THE TOP 20. THOSE TEAMS ARE CATHOLIC MEMORIAL, ATTLEBORO, MELROSE, WALPOLE AND READING. AFTER THIS WEEK'S GAMES THERE WILL ONLY BE WALPOLE AND MELROSE AS TEAMS YET TO PLAY THE IRON.

5. TOP 20 BY CONFERENCE;

A. CATHOLIC CONFERENCE-4 (BC HIGH, XAVERIAN, CATHOLIC MEMORIAL, ST. JOHN'S PREP)

B. OCL-2 (ATTLEBORO, DARTMOUTH)

C. MVC-2 (DRACUT, BILLERICA)

D. MIDDLESEX-2 (MELROSE, READING)

E. GBL-1 (EVERETT)

F. PATRIOT (KEENAN)-1 (DUXBURY)

G. HOCKOMOCK-1 (MANSFIELD)

H. ATLANTIC COAST-1 (MARSHFIELD)

I. BIG 3-1 (BROCKTON)

J. DUAL COUNTY (LARGE)-1 (ACTON-BOXBORO)

K. EAC-1 (BISHOP FEEHAN)

L. BAY STATE (HERGET)-1 (WALPOLE)

M. NORTHEAST (LARGE)-1 (GLOUCESTER)

O. NORTHEAST (SMALL)-1 (SWAMPSCOTT)






Tuesday, October 28, 2008

EMASS TOP 20

THIS IS A COMBINED TOP 20 POLL USING INFORMATION GARNERED FROM MASSLIVE, BOSTON GLOBE, BOSTON HERALD, CALPREPS AND HIGHSCHOOLSPORTS.NET.

GLOSSARY=RANK-TEAM-(W-L)-NEXT OPPONENT

1. EVERETT (5-1) @ #198 MEDFORD (0-7)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#1). EVERETT IS RANKED #261 NATIONALLY, MEDFORD #12,727!!! ENOUGH SAID.

2. DRACUT (6-1) @ #118 HAVERHILL (1-6)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#3). MIDDIES MOVE UP A SPOT AFTER A 1ST HALF TO REMEMBER AGAINST BILLERICA.

3. BC HIGH (5-1) VS #55 MALDEN CATHOLIC (4-3)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#2). EAGLES NEED TO GET BACK THEIR MOJO FROM EARLIER IN THE SEASON FOR THE STRETCH RUN.

4. DUXBURY (7-0) @ #173 WHITMAN-HANSON (1-6)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#4). TOOK CARE OF THE SAILORS WITH EASE. EVEN WITH A WIN THIS WEEK COULD MOVE DOWN.

5. XAVERIAN (5-2) @ #6 ST. JOHN'S (SHREWSBURY) (7-0)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#5). HAWKS HAVE A VERY TOUGH ROAD TEST AGAINST THE CREAM OF CMASS.

6. CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (6-0) @ #17 ST. JOHN'S PREP (4-3)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#7). TWO TEAMS HEADED IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. CAN CM KEEP ITS UNDEFEATED SEASON ALIVE?

7. ATTLEBORO (7-0) VS #14 BISHOP FEEHAN (5-1)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#8). DOES ATTLEBORO GO ALL OUT TO WIN THIS OR DO THEY SAVE SOME PLAYS FOR THEIR SHOWDOWN WITH DARTMOUTH? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.

8. DARTMOUTH (7-0) @ #51 BRIDGEWATER-RAYHNAM (2-5)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#10). WEEK 2 OF THE RETURN OF SYLVIA. NOT GOING TO BE EASY AGAINST THE BEST (2-5) TEAM IN THE STATE.

9. MANSFIELD (6-1) @ #32 KING PHILIP (6-1)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#8). A CLASH OF HOCK POWERS? THIS YEAR IT IS.

10. MARSHFIELD (6-1) @ #101 FALMOUTH (3-3)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#11). RAMS LOOK KEEP THEIR DATE WITH DUXBURY MEANINGFUL.

11. BROCKTON (5-3) @ #46 LEOMINSTER (4-3)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#11). BOXER FANS HAVE BEEN AWFUL QUIET. I SENSE THEY HAVE SOMETHING UP THEIR SLEEVE COME PLAYOFF TIME.

12. ACTON-BOXBORO (6-1) VS #81 WALTHAM (2-5)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#13). COLONIALS PLAYING IN THE PROVERBIAL TRAP GAME WITH LINCOLN-SUDBURY ON DECK.

13. MELROSE (6-0) @ #91 BURLINGTON (1-6)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (UNRANKED). WELCOME TO THE TOP 20 MELROSE, YOU WIN YOU STAY IN.

14. BISHOP FEEHAN (5-1) @ #7 ATTLEBORO (7-0)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#15). SURVIVED A TRAP GAME AGAINST BISHOP STANG. COYLE-CASSIDY THE WEEK BEFORE AND ATTLEBORO THIS WEEK.

15. WALPOLE (7-0) @ #223 BRAINTREE (2-5)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#17). UHM, I WILL BE PICKING THE REBELS TO WIN LATER IN MY TOP 20 PICKS.

16. GLOUCESTER (6-1) @ #74 LYNN CLASSICAL (3-3)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#16). FISHERMAN STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THEY LOST TO SWAMPSCOTT.

17. ST. JOHN'S PREP (4-3) VS #6 CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (6-0)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#17). SEASON CAN STILL BE MORE THAN SALVAGED FOR THE EAGLES. THEY HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE FEELING THEY HAD BEFORE THE EVERETT GAME.

18. READING (7-0) @ WAKEFIELD (5-0)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#14). FIRST OF 2 TOUGH TESTS IN THE NEXT 3 WEEKS FOR READING.

19. BILLERICA (6-1) VS #60 TEWKSBURY (2-5)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#6). SOMEBODY IS GOING TO PAY FOR LAST WEEK'S FIRST HALF AGAINST DRACUT. EITHER TEWKSBURY OR DRACUT NEXT YEAR.

20. SWAMPSCOTT (6-1) VS #90 SAUGUS (4-2)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (UNRANKED). BIG BLUE SLIDES IN TO THE TOP TWENTY FOR THE FIRST TIME. WIN AND STAY IN.

CLOSE TO CRACKING THE TOP 20, NATICK (7-0), LINCOLN-SUDBURY (6-1) AND NORTH ATTLEBORO (5-1).

DROPPING OUT OF THE TOP 20, NORTON (6-1).

FOR THOSE SCHOOLS THINKING THEY SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 20 OR RANKED HIGHER, IT COMES DOWN TO WINS AND STRNGTH OF SCHEDULE.

ALL THESE SOURCES ARE INDEPENDENT OF ONE AN OTHER SO THERE IS NO BIAS.

EMASS STUDS

TOP 10 PLAYERS WHO HAVE ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF THEIR TEAMS POINTS.

GLOSSARY=NAME--TEAM--DIVISION--(PLAYER PTS-TEAM PTS)--% OF TEAM'S PTS

1. DEJON BERMENT--DORCHESTER--D4--(102-133)--.767

2. MIKE BARTLETT--METHUEN--D1A--(78-110)--.709

3. DAVID FRENI--MALDEN--D1--(74-106)--.704

4. JOEL ALTAVESTA--TEWKSBURY--D1A--(74-106)--.698

5. RYAN IZZO--WALPOLE--D2--(159-236)--.676

6. JHORGY ANTOINE--NORWOOD--D2--(86-135)--.637

7. TOM SULLIVAN--TYNGSBORO--D1A--(84-132)--.636

8. JOE ESPOSITO--GEORGETOWN--D3A--(100-160)--.625

9. MARTIN HYPPOLITE--WAKEFIELD--D2--(95-153)--.620

10. KEVIN MURPHY--BLUE HILLS--D3A--(148-240)--.616


INFO GATHERED FROM THE BOSTON GLOBE

Monday, October 27, 2008

EMASS FOOTBALL TIDBITS

1. EVERETT (#1 IN EMASS) HAS ITS HIGHEST NATIONAL RANKING OF THE YEAR AT #261. IT ALSO HAS A SUBSTANTIAL LEAD IN THE COMBINED POLLS HEADING TOWARD THE PLAYOFFS.

2. WORST OPPONENTS RECORDS IN EMASS

A. NORTH SHORE (6-1) OPPONENTS RECORD (11-39) FOR A PALTRY .220 WIN PERCENTAGE

B. WAKEFIELD (5-0) OPPONENTS RECORD (8-27) OR .228 WIN PERCENTAGE

C. READING (7-0) OPPONENTS RECORD (12-36) OR .250 WIN PERCENTAGE

D. NATICK (7-0) OPPONENTS RECORD (13-36) OR A .265 WINNING PERCENTAGE

E. HOLBROOK (5-1) OPPONENTS RECORD (13-29) OR A .309 WINNING PERCENTAGE

3. HIGHEST SCORING TEAM BY DIVISION

A. 1 & 1A--CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (32.2)

B. 2 & 2A--READING (34.7)

C. 3 & 3A--SWAMPSCOTT (34.6)

D. 4--MANCHESTER ESSEX (39.0)

4. FEWEST POINTS ALLOWED BY DIVISION

A. 1 & 1A--LINCOLN-SUDBURY (7.1)

B. 2 & 2A--NATICK (6.9)

C. 3 & 3A--AUSTIN PREP (3.0)

D. 4 & 4A--O'BRYANT (6.3)

5. SCORING DIFFERENTIAL (PTS FOR - PTS AGAINST)

A. 1 & 1A--CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (23.4)

B. 2 & 2A--WALPOLE (24.6)

C. 3 & 3A--GLOUCESTER (22.3)

D. 4--MANCHESTER ESSEX (27.9)

EMASS FOOTBALL-GAMES OF THE WEEK 10/31

WITH VIRTUALLY NO GAMES LAST WEEK OF INTEREST, THIS WEEK BRINGS A SMORGASBORD.

ALL RANKINGS ARE BASED ON LAST WEEK'S NUMBERS. NEW RANKINGS TO COME OUT ON 10/29.

#2 BC HIGH (5-1) VS #55 MALDEN CATHOLIC (4-3)

IF BC HIGH WANTS REVENGE FOR THEIR DEFEAT TO EVERETT THEY CAN NOT SLIP UP THE REST OF THE WAY

#3 DRACUT (6-1) @ #115 HAVERHILL (1-6)

TRAP GAME FOR THE MIDDIES WITH CHELMSFORD ON THE HORIZON.

#5 XAVERIAN (5-2) @ #6 ST JOHN'S (SHREWSBURY) (7-0)

POINTS ARE GOING TO BE AT A PREMIUM. TURNOVERS AND PENALTIES WILL DECIDE THE GAME ON SATURDAY.

#7 CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (6-0) @ #17 ST JOHN'S PREP (4-3)

ONE OF THESE TEAMS SUPER BOWL ASPIRATIONS WILL TAKE A SEVERE HIT ON SATURDAY.

#8 MANSFIELD (6-1) @ #35 KING PHILIP (6-1)

WARRIORS PLAYED THEIR HEARTS OUT ONLY TO COME UP A LITTLE SHORT AGAIN THE ROCKETEERS, IS THERE ANYTHING LEFT IN THE TANK FOR THE HORNETS?

#8 ATTLEBORO (7-0) VS #15 BISHOP FEEHAN (5-1)

THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF DOUBTERS OF BOTH TEAMS, ONE WILL EMERGE AS THE CHAMPION OF THE CITY OF ATTLEBORO.

#10 DARTMOUTH (7-0) @ #43 BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM (2-5)

SEAN SYLVIA RETURNED IN THE NICK OF TIME BECAUSE BR IS A VERY DANGEROUS OPPONENT.

#11 BROCKTON (5-3) @ #54 LEOMINSTER (4-3)

BOXERS MARCH ON, AWAITING THE WINNER OF THE OCL.

#11 MARSHFIELD (6-1) @ #81 FALMOUTH (3-3)

RAMS BETTER BE READY FOR THE TRIP OVER THE BRIDGE. DANGER LURKING.

#13 ACTON-BOXBORO (6-1) VS #88 WALTHAM (2-5)

COLONIALS WOULD BE ILL ADVISED TO LOOK PAST THIS GAME IN ANTICIPATION OF NEXT WEEK'S GAME AGAINST LINCOLN-SUDBURY.

#14 READING (7-0) @ #21 WAKEFIELD (5-0)

MIDDLESEX LEAGUE BATTLE ROYAL.

#16 GLOUCESTER (6-1) VS #68 LYNN CLASSICAL (3-3)

FISHERMAN TAKE ON CLASSICAL AND ENGLISH BACK TO BACK.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

EMASS OPPONENTS WIN PERCENTAGE

TEAMS WHOSE OPPONENTS HAVE THE HIGHEST WINNING PERCENTAGE.

1. WOBURN (35-11) .761

2. NEWTON NORTH (31-11) .738

3. OLIVER AMES (30-11) .731

4. CENTRAL CATHOLIC (34-14) .708

5. WINTHROP (32-14) .696

6. ST. JOHN'S PREP (34-15) .694

7. BROOKLINE (33-15) .688

8. BURLINGTON (32-15) .681

9. MASCONOMET (33-16) .673

10. ASHLAND (32-16) .667

EMASS TOP 20

10/23/08

THIS IS A COMBINED TOP 20 POLL USING INFORMATION GATHERED FROM MASSLIVE, BOSTON GLOBE, BOSTON HERALD, CALPREPS AND HIGHSCHOOLSPORTS.NET.

GLOSSARY=RANK-TEAM-(W-L)-NEXT OPPONENT.


1. EVERETT (5-1) IDLE

BIG WIN VS XAVERIAN VIRTUALLY LOCKS UP THE TOP SPOT (BARRING A MONUMENTAL UPSET) UNTIL THE PLAYOFFS.

2. BC HIGH (5-1) IDLE

TOOK CARE OF BUSINESS AGAINST CAMBRIDGE. A WEEK BREATHER UNTIL THE CATHOLIC CONFERENCE BEGINS.

3. DRACUT (5-1) @ #6 BILLERICA

GAME OF THE WEEK IN THE ENTIRE STATE. DRACUT HAS PLAYED TOUGHER, BUT BILLERICA HAS HOME FIELD.

4. DUXBURY (6-0) @ #74 SCITUATE

CN8 GAME OF THE WEEK TOOK A HIT WITH THE SCITUATE LOSS TO SILVER LAKE.

5. XAVERIAN (4-2) @ #65 BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM

PAINFULL LOSS TO THE TIDE, CAN BE AVENGED AT PLAYOFF TIME IF THE HAWKS WIN OUT.

6. BILLERICA (6-0) VS #3 DRACUT

COULD MEAN THE SEASON FOR THE INDIANS. BIG WIN OVER NH’S BEST LAST WEEK.

7. CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (6-0) IDLE

RAISED EYEBROWS WITH A THRASHING OF MALDEN CATHOLIC. LET’S SEE HOW THEY FARE AGAINT PREP NEXT WEEK.

8. (TIE) MANSFIELD @ #136 CANTON

HORNETS KEEP WINNING BUT CAN’T GAIN GROUND BECAUSE OF A SOFT MIDDLE OF THE SEASON SCHEDULE.

8. (TIE) ATTLEBORO (6-0) @ #135 SOMERSET

ANOTHER TEAM THAT IS STILL IN THE “PROVE IT TO ME” STAGE.

10. DARTMOUTH (6-0) VS #147 NEW BEDFORD

LACK OF SYLVIA AND QUALITY OPPONENTS HAS KEPT THE SOUTHEASTERN PART OF THE STATE RATHER QUIET ABOUT THE INDIANS.

11. (TIE)BROCKTON (4-3) @ #190 DURFEE

BACK OVER .500. THE REST OF THE BOXER’S GAMES ARE JUST REHEARSALS FOR THE PLAY-OFFS.

11. (TIE) MARSHFIELD (5-1) VS #182 PLYMOUTH SOUTH

LOOKING TO SWEEP THE PLYMOUTHS.

13. ACTON-BOXBORO (5-1) @ #237 BOSTON LATIN

A WIN THIS WEEK WILL STILL MOVE THEM DOWN THE POLLS.

14. READING (6-0) VS #142 WOBURN

THROTTLED SOMERVILLE LAST WEEK. LOOKING FOR THE SAME THIS WEEK.

15. BISHOP FEEHAN (4-1) VS #238 BISHOP STANG

ITS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE THE SHAMROCKS HAVE LOST TO A TEAM FROM MA.

16. GLOUCESTER (5-1) @ #138 REVERE

WOULD LIKE A MULLIGAN IN THE SWAMPSCOTT GAME.

17. (TIE) WALPOLE (6-0) VS #275 DEDHAM

VERY CONVINCING WIN OVER THE MUSTANGS LAST WEEK.

17. (TIE) ST JOHN’S PREP (4-3) IDLE

WHO WOULD THOUGHT THAT THEY WOULD BEAT EVERETT AND 3 WEEKS LATER BE HANGING ON TO A TOP 20 SPOT?

19. NORTON (6-0) @ #166 MEDFIELD

GOING TO BE HARD TO HOLD ON TO A TOP 20 WITH THE SCHEDULE THEY PLAY.

20. NATICK (6-0) @ #226 MILTON

STILL WAITING FOR THEIR CLASH WITH THE REBELS.

CLOSE TO CRACKING THE TOP 20-WAKEFIELD (5-0) AND SWAMPSCOTT (5-1).

DROPPING OUT OF LAST WEEK’S TOP 20, MELROSE.

FOR THOSE SCHOOLS WHO THINK THE SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 20 OR RANKED HIGHER, IT COMES DOWN TO WINS PLUS STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE.

ALL THESE SOURCES ARE INDEPENDENT OF ONE AN OTHER SO THERE IS NO BIAS.

WELCOME

AFTER MUCH DELIBERATION I HAVE DECIDED TO START MY OWN BLOG ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AND VARIOUS OTHER TOPICS.

I HOPE YOU ENJOY.