Saturday, November 8, 2008

A HILL OF BEANOS

THIS IS A NEW FEATURE THAT WILL RUN FROM NOW THROUGHOUT THE END OF THE BASKETBALL SEASON. IT IS GAME STORIES PLUCKED FROM THE NET INVOLVING EACH TEAM IN THE TOP 20.

NOTE: CLICK ON RANKED TEAM IN BLUE FOR SCORING SUMMARY, CLICK ON READ MORE FOR GAME DETAILS.

#1 EVERETT DEMOLISHES SOMERVILLE 38-8 IN A GBL MATCHUP DECIDED BY HALFTIME. DIO MCLOUD HAD AN OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE TOUCHDOWN FOR EVERETT. NO STORY AVAILABLE.

#2 BC HIGH COMES FROM BEHIND TO BEAT #8 XAVERIAN 28-21 IN A CATHOLIC CONFERENCE BATTLE. TYLER HORAN SCORED TWO TOUCHDOWNS, ONE RUSHING AND ONE ON A KICKOFF. READ MORE...

#3 DRACUT DEFEATS CHELMSFORD 42-22 IN A MVC CLASH. MATT GRIMARD WITH 3 RUSHING TD'S LED THE WAY. READ MORE...

#4 DUXBURY CLINCHES PATRIOT KEENAN WITH A 17-7 WIN OVER SILVER LAKE. SHANE DIBONA WITH AN EARLY SCORE FOR THE DRAGONS. READ MORE...

#5 CATHOLIC MEMORIAL COMES FROM BEHIND TO BEAT PLYMOUTH SOUTH 27-7. DELROY MCDONALD HAD TWO TOUCHDOWNS, ONE RUSHING AND ONE ON A KICKOFF RETURN. NO STORY AVAILABLE.

#6 DARTMOUTH CAPTURES OCL CROWN WITH A 35-21 WIN OVER ATTLEBORO. SEAN SYLVIA HAD THREE TOUCHDOWNS IN THE COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN. READ MORE...

#7 MANSFIELD DEFEATS NORTH ATTLEBORO 13-7 IN A HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE DEFENSIVE STRUGGLE. READ MORE...

#8 XAVERIAN LOST TO #2 BC HIGH. SEE ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS.

#9 READING DEMOLISHES BELMONT 39-0 BEHIND TWO TOUCHDOWNS A PIECE FROM JIMMY QUEENEY AND RYAN POLLACK. NO STORY AVAILABLE.

#10 BISHOP FEEHAN TROUNCES DURFEE 35-0. BRYAN WEBB AND TED SCHWEIGER SCORE TWO TOUCHDOWNS A PIECE FOR THE SHAMROCKS. READ MORE...

#11 MARSHFIELD DEMOLISHED NAUSET 40-0 IN AN ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE GAME. BOB MACNEIL SCORED 2 TOUCHDOWNS FOR THE RAMS. READ MORE...

#12 BROCKTON--IDLE

#13 ACTON-BOXBORO NIPS #16 LINCOLN-SUDBURY 15-6 IN A DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE BATTLE. THE COLONIALS JUMPED OUT TO A 13-0 LEAD AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. READ MORE...

#14 MELROSE SHUTS OUT MALDEN 29-0. JACK PIZZOTTI AND TIM MORRIS HAD TWO TOUCHDOWN RUNS EACH FOR MELROSE. NO STORY AVAILABLE.

#15 GLOUCESTER WALLOPS LYNN ENGLISH 35-7. TAYLOR BURBINE LEAD THE FISHERMAN WITH THREE TOUCHDOWNS. READ MORE...

#16 LINCOLN-SUDBURY LOST OT # 13 ACTON-BOXBORO. SEE ABOVE FOR DETAILS.

#17 SWAMPSCOTT LOSES A HEART BREAKER TO BEVERLY 20-16. MARK HANNABLE'S 13 YARD RUN LATE IN THE GAME PROPELLED BEVERLY'S 13 POINT 4TH QUARTER UPSET. READ MORE...

#18 ST JOHN'S PREP DEFEATS MALDEN CATHOLIC 34-6. BRENDON FELDOR'S TWO TD RECEPTIONS ENDED THE PREP'S 4 GAME LOSING STREAK. READ MORE...

#19 WALPOLE PREVAILS OVER NEEDHAM 35-20. RYAN IZZO SCORES TWO 4TH QUARTER TOUCHDOWNS TO CEMENT THE VICTORY. NO STORY AVAILABLE.

#20 BILLERICA GOT DOMINATED BY CENTRAL CATHOLIC 20-8 IN A MVC DUEL. BILLERICA COULDN'T OVERCOME A 14 POINT FIRST HALF DEFICIT. READ MORE...



Friday, November 7, 2008

THE ENVELOPE PLEASE....

THE MASSES HAVE VOTED. HERE ARE YOUR PREDICTIONS FOR FIVE OF THE KEY WEEKEND GAMES.

THE POLL QUESTION WAS;

WHO WILL WIN SOME OF THE KEY GAMES THIS WEEK?


#7 MANSFIELD----54 VOTES----77.1%

#21 NORTH ATTLEBORO----16 VOTES----22.9%


#6 DARTMOUTH----51 VOTES----70.8%

#22 ATTLEBORO----21 VOTES----29.2%


#13 ACTON-BOXBORO----42 VOTES----60.0%

#16 LINCOLN-SUDBURY----28 VOTES----40.0%


#2 BC HIGH----40 VOTES----62.5%

#8 XAVERIAN----24 VOTES----37.5%


#4 DUXBURY----59 VOTES----90.7%

#65 SILVER LAKE----6 VOTES----8.3%

BEANOS, BEANOS THEY'RE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART...

A LOOK AT SOME NUMBERS INVOLVING THIS WEEK TOP 20 TEAMS.

1. #15 GLOUCESTER HAS OUTSCORED OPPONENTS (1120-328) OVER THE LAST 32 GAMES OR AN AVERAGE OF (35-10.25). LOOKING CLOSER AT THE NUMBER WE FIND THAT THE FISHERMAN HAVE OUTSCORED NEC LARGE OPPONENTS (463-88) OR (37.5-7.3) OVER THE LAST 12 GAMES. TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE FOR #35 LYNN ENGLISH, #15 GLOUCESTER HAS BEAT THEM BY A COMBINED (98-8) OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS!!!

2. #17 BISHOP FEEHAN IS (16-3-1) IN THEIR LAST 20 GAMES. SOMEWHAT BAFFLING IS THEY ARE (16-1-1) VERSUS MASSACHUSETTS TEAMS BUT (0-2) VERSUS RHODE ISLAND TEAMS (LOST TO LASALLE ACADEMY, BARRINGTON)!!! IF YOU PLAY THE SHAMROCKS YOU MIGHT WANT TO LIST YOUR ADDRESS AS RI.

3. THE LAST 16 MEETINGS BETWEEN #7 MANSFIELD AND #21 NORTH ATTLEBORO HAVE BEEN DECIDED BY A GRAND TOTAL OF (35) POINTS OR (2.2) POINTS PER GAME!!! THE SERIES OVER THAT SAME TIME FRAME IS #21 NORTH ATTLEBORO (8), #8 MANSFIELD (7) AND( 1) TIE. EXPECT A CLOSE ONE TONIGHT.

4. #6 DARTMOUTH HAS OUTSCORED OLD COLONY LEAGUE OPPONENTS (354-141) OR (32.1-12.8) OVER THEIR LAST 11 LEAGUE GAMES DURING WHICH THE INDIANS WENT (11-0). #22 ATTLEBORO HAS OUTSCORED OCL OPPONENTS (251-181) OR (25.1-18.1) OVER THEIR LAST 10 LEAGUE GAMES (IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHY ONE LESS, THEY HAVE YET TO PLAY BARNSTABLE THIS YEAR) IN WHICH THE BOMBARDIERS WENT (6-4).HOWEVER, LOOKING AT THE 2 COMMON LEAGUE OPPONENTS THEY HAVE BOTH PLAYED THIS YEAR #22 ATTLEBORO IS AVERAGING (40.5-10.5) VS #6 DARTMOUTH'S (23.5-11.0). INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT.

5. DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE LARGE TITANS ARE MIRROR IMAGES OF EACH OTHER OVER THE LAST 30 GAMES. #13 ACTON-BOXBORO (25-5), #16 LINCOLN-SUDBURY (24-6). HEAD-TO-HEAD, YUP (1-1)!! COLONIALS AGGREGATE POINTS (796-333) OR (26.5-11.1) WHILE THE INDIANS HAVE (651-328) OR (21.7-10.9). LEADS ME TO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR A VERY CLOSE GAME TONIGHT.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

THE RESULTS ARE IN...

THE POLL QUESTION WAS;

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CRITERIA FOR RANKING TEAMS?

1. WON-LOST RECORD (12%)

2. STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE (19%)

3. LEAGUE LEADERS (1%)

4. COMBINATION OF ABOVE (66%)

CLEARLY A COMBO PLATTER OF CATEGORIES IS THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE


Votes so far: 78
Poll closed

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

PICKS OF THE LITTER

THIS WEEK'S PICKS INVOLVING TEAMS CURRENTLY IN THE TOP 20. LAST WEEK WE WENT (15-3) TO BRING OUR THREE WEEK SEASON TOTAL TO A RESOUNDING (46-6) OR A (.885) WINNING PERCENTAGE.

#1 EVERETT--38 VS #143 SOMERVILLE--3

IT IS SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTING THAT EVERETT'S END OF THE YEAR SCHEDULE MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO PUMP UP THE BEST TEAM IN THE STATE.

#2 BC HIGH--21 @ #8 XAVERIAN--12

THE LOSER OF THIS GAME WILL HAVE A VERY DIFFICULT TIME TRYING TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS.

#3 DRACUT--38 VS #43 CHELMSFORD--17

CAN THE LIONS CATCH THE MIDDIES OFF GUARD? NOPE.

#4 DUXBURY--30 VS #65 SILVER LAKE--6

DRAGONS MOVE ON TO THE PATRIOT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH EASE.

#5 CATHOLIC MEMORIAL--30 VS #149 PLYMOUTH SOUTH--0

ONE LAST BREATHER FOR THE HAWKS BEFORE THEIR BIG TESTS AGAINST XAVERIAN AND BC HIGH.

#6 DARTMOUTH--28 VS #22 ATTLEBORO--17

INDIANS HAVE HAD THIS GAME CIRCLED FROM THE DAY SYLVIA WENT DOWN WITH HIS INJURY.

#7 MANSFIELD--24 @ #21 NORTH ATTLEBORO--10

BIG RED COUNTRY WILL BE FIRED UP FOR THIS GAME, BUT JUST TOO MUCH SIZE FOR THE HORNETS.

#9 READING--30 @ #79 BELMONT--7

DANGER LURKING IN THIS ROAD CONTEST AT BELMONT.

#10 BISHOP FEEHAN--33 VS #189 DURFEE--7

WELL, NEVER MIND.

#11 MARSHFIELD--40 @ #206 NAUSET--0

BACK TO BACK TRIPS OVER THE SAGAMORE BRIDGE FOR THE RAMS. SAME RESULT IN BOTH GAMES.

#16 LINCOLN-SUDBURY--20 VS #13--ACTON-BOXBORO-14

HOME FIELD IS THE DIFFERENCE IN THIS DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE CLASH.

#14 MELROSE--28 VS #86 MALDEN--10

MELROSE LOOKING TO STAY HEALTHY IN ANTICIPATION OF NEXT WEEK'S GAME AGAINST READING.

#15 GLOUCESTER--33 VS #35 LYNN ENGLISH--17

FISHERMAN KEEP PILING UP THE POINTS. SOMEWHERE ON THE HORIZON I SEE AN EPIC BATTLE WITH MASCONOMET.

#17 SWAMPSCOTT--27 @ #32 BEVERLY--21

BIG BLUE STRUGGLES WITH A GAME BEVERLY TEAM.

#18 ST JOHN'S PREP--27 @ #59 MALDEN CATHOLIC--10

GUT CHECK GAME FOR THE EAGLES.

#19 WALPOLE--35 VS #171 NEEDHAM--7

BAY STATE LEAGUE BECOMES THE BIG STORY NEXT WEEK WHEN THE REBELS TAKE ON NATICK.

#20 BILLERICA--21 @ #42 CENTRAL CATHOLIC--17

INDIANS STILL TRYING TO RIGHT THE SHIP AFTER THE DEVASTATING 1ST HALF AGAINST DRACUT TWO WEEKS AGO.

EMASS TOP 20 REMAINING SCHEDULES

HERE ARE THE THE REMAINING GAMES FOR TEAMS CURRENTLY RANKED IN THE TOP 20.

GLOSSARY-RANK-TEAM-OPPONENTS COMBINED (W-L)-DATE-OPPONENTS-(W-L)
TOP 20 TEAMS IN BLUE


1. EVERETT (10-13)--11/7 VS SOMERVILLE (3-5), 11/15 VS MALDEN (4-4), 11/27 @ CAMBRIDGE (3-4)

2. BC HIGH (16-7)
--11/8 @ #8 XAVERIAN (5-3), 11/4 #18 VS ST JOHN'S PREP (4-4), 11/27 VS #5 CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (7-0)

3. DRACUT (11-13)--11/7 VS CHELMSFORD (5-3), @ 11/15 TEWKSBURY (2-6), 11/27@ METHUEN (4-4)

4. DUXBURY (13-3)--11/7 VS SILVER LAKE (6-2), 11/14 OR 11/15 PATRIOT LEAGUE PLAYOFF, 11/27 @ # 11 MARSHFIELD (7-1)

5. CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (13-10)--11/7 VS PLYMOUTH SOUTH (2-6), 11/14 VS #8 XAVERIAN (5-3), 11/27 @ #2 BC HIGH (6-1)

6. DARTMOUTH (11-12)—11/7 VS ATTLEBORO (7-1), 11/14 @ DURFEE (0-7), 11/27 VS FAIRHAVEN (4-4)

7. MANSFIELD (13-9)--11/7 @ NORTH ATTLEBORO (6-1), 11/15 @ NORWICH (CT) FREE ACADEMY (5-2), 11/27 VS FOXBORO (2-6)

8. XAVERIAN (17-5)--11/8 VS #2 BC HIGH (6-1), 11/14 @ #5 CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (7-0), 11/27 VS #18 ST JOHN'S PREP (4-4)

9. READING (11-12)--11/7 @ BELMONT (3-5), 11/14 VS #14 MELROSE (7-0), 11/27 @ STONEHAM (1-7)

10. BISHOP FEEHAN (10-12)--11/7 VS DURFEE (0-7), 11/14 @ SOMERSET (4-3), 11/27 @ SANDWICH (6-2)

11. MARSHFIELD (15-8)--11/7 @ NAUSET (1-6), 11/14 VS SANDWICH (6-2), 11/27 VS #4 DUXBURY (8-0)

12. BROCKTON (4-12)—11/15 VS NEW BEDFORD (2-6), 11/27 @ WALTHAM (2-6)

13. ACTON-BOXBORO (16-7)--11/7 @ #16 LINCOLN-SUDBURY (7-1), 11/15 @ NEWTON SOUTH (4-4), 11/27 VS WESTFORD ACADEMY (5-2)

14. MELROSE (17-5)--11/7 VS MALDEN (4-4), 11/14 @ #9 READING (8-0), 11/27 VS WAKEFIELD (5-1)

15. GLOUCESTER (9-14)--11/7 VS LYNN ENGLISH (5-2), 11/14 @ SALEM (3-4), 11/27 @ DANVERS (1-7)

16. LINCOLN-SUDBURY (11-13)--11/7 VS #13 ACTON-BOXBORO (7-1), @ BOSTON LATIN (0-8), VS NEWTON SOUTH (4-4)

17. SWAMPSCOTT (12-12)--11/8 @ BEVERLY (6-2), 11/14 @ DANVERS (1-7), 11/27 VS MARBLEHEAD (5-3)

18. ST JOHN'S PREP (15-8)--11/7 @ MALDEN CATHOLIC (4-4), 11/14 @ #2 BC HIGH (6-1), 11/27 @ #8 XAVERIAN (5-3)

19. WALPOLE (17-7)--11/8 VS NEEDHAM (5-3), 11/14 @ NATICK (8-0), 11/27 @ WEYMOUTH (4-4)

20. BILLERICA (14-10)--11/7 VS CENTRAL CATHOLIC (4-4), 11/14 @ LOWELL (5-3), 11/27 @ CHELMSFORD (5-3)



Tuesday, November 4, 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-POWER POINTS-TEAM-(W-L)-NEXT OPPONENT
NOTE: POWER POINTS ARE THE FORMULA I USE TO DETERMINE RANK


1-(1.2)-EVERETT (6-1) VS SOMERVILLE (3-5)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#1). LET'S SEE IF THERE ARE ANY SIMILARITIES, ALABAMA-EVERETT, GO TIDE-GO TIDE, #1-#1, YUP THERE ARE.

2-(2.6)-BC HIGH (6-1) @ #8 XAVERIAN (5-3)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#3). EAGLES HAVE A BRUTAL 3 GAME STRETCH IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

3-(3.2) DRACUT (7-1) VS CHEMLSFORD (5-3)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#2). MIDDIES JUST STORMING THROUGH THE MVC. CONVINCING WIN OVER HAVERHILL LAST WEEK WHEN THEY COULD HAVE HAD A LETDOWN

4-(5.0)-DUXBURY (8-0) VS SILVER LAKE (6-2)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#4). THE PATRIOT KEENAN TITLE IS ON THE LINE THIS WEEK.

5-(7.2)-CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (7-0) VS PLYMOUTH SOUTH (2-6)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#6). RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU THOUGHT THAT CM WOULD BE RANKED IN THE TOP 5 AT ANY POINT THIS SEASON. I THOUGHT SO.

6-(9.8)-DARTMOUTH (7-0) VS ATTLEBORO (7-1)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#8). OLD COLONY LEAGUE TITLE TO THE WINNER.

7-(10.0)-MANSFIELD (7-1) @ NORTH ATTLEBORO (6-1)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#9). HORNETS LOOKING FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE PLAYOFF BERTH OUT OF THE HOCKOMOCK.

8-(10.4)-XAVERIAN (5-3) VS #2 BC HIGH (6-1)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#5). AT THE RISK OF SOUNDING REDUNDANT, ANOTHER BRUTALLY TOUGH GAME FOR THE HAWKS. AND IT DOESN'T GET ANY EASIER THE REST OF THE WAY.

9-(11.0)-READING (8-0) @ BELMONT (3-5)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#18). THE MIDDLESEX LEAGUE JUMPS IN TO THE TOP 10 AS READING MOVES UP 9 SPOTS WITH A BIG WIN OVER WAKEFIELD.

10-(11.6)-BISHOP FEEHAN (6-1) VS DURFEE (0-7)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#14). SHAMROCKS WIN ANOTHER BIG GAME THAT MOST HAD THEM LOSING.

11-(11.8)-MARSHFIELD (6-1) @ NAUSET (1-6)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#10). THE RAMS KEEP WINNING BUT DROPPING A PEG A WEEK DUE TO THE COMPETITION. THIS WEEK ISN'T GOING TO HELP.

12-(13.8)-BROCKTON (6-3) IDLE

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#11). BOXERS GET A WEEK OFF TO PREPARE FOR THE BIG 3 TITLE GAME AGAINST THE WHALERS.

13-(14.2)-ACTON-BOXBORO (7-1) @ #16 LINCOLN-SUDBURY (7-1)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#12). DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE BATTLE OF THE TITANS. WINNER HAS A LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE ON THE HORIZON WITH NEWTON SOUTH.

14-(16.2)-MELROSE (7-0) VS MALDEN (4-4)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#13). WITH READING UP NEXT WEEK THIS HAS ALL THE MAKINGS OF A TRAP GAME.

15-(16.6)-GLOUCESTER (7-1) VS LYNN ENGLISH (5-2)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#16). BATTLE FOR THE NORTHEAST LARGE CROWN.

16-(17.6)-LINCOLN-SUDBURY (7-1) VS #13 ACTON-BOXBORO (7-1)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (UNRANKED). WELCOME TO THE TOP 20 WARRIORS. YOU WIN YOU MOVE UP, YOU LOSE, WELL, WE HARDLY KNEW YE.

17-(18.4)-SWAMPSCOTT (7-1) @ BEVERLY (6-2)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#20).ONE OF TWO MUST WIN GAMES FOR BIG BLUE. THIS GAME AND MARBLEHEAD ON TURKEY DAY.

18-(19.0)-ST JOHN'S PREP (4-4) @ MALDEN CATHOLIC (4-4)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#17). THE FACT THAT THE EAGLES HAVE LOST 4 IN A ROW AND ARE STILL RANKED IN THE TOP TWENTY IS A TESTAMENT TO THEIR BRUTAL SCHEDULE.

19-(19.8)-WALPOLE (8-0) VS NEEDHAM (5-3)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#15). REBELS TUNING UP THE MACHINE FOR THE BIG GAME NEXT WEEK AGAINST NATICK.

20-(20.2)-BILLERICA (7-1) VS CENTRAL CATHOLIC (4-4)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#19). INDIANS WIN A CLOSE ONE LAST WEEK. MUST REFOCUS IF THEY ARE TO STAY IN THE TOP 20.

CLOSE TO CRACKING THE TOP 20, NATICK (8-0), NORTH ATTLEBORO (6-1) AND ATTLEBORO (7-1).

DROPPING OUT OF THE TOP 20, ATTLEBORO (7-1).

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.

Monday, November 3, 2008

BEANOS AND FRANCOS

  • EVERY TEAM IN EMASS HAS TRAILED AT ONE POINT DURING THE GAME. THAT'S RIGHT EVEN THE TEAMS THAT ARE UNDEFEATED HAVE BEEN BEHIND AT LEAST ONCE DURING THE COURSE OF A GAME.

  • #1 EVERETT DROPPED ITS NATIONAL RANKING FROM #261 TO #376 THIS WEEK WITH A 27 POINT WIN OVER MEDFORD. HARD TO BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN WIN BY 27 AND GO DOWN. NEXT UP #9992 SOMERVILLE.

  • WMASS POWER LONGMEADOW (8-0), OWNER OF A 45 GAME WINNING STREAK AND AVERAGING 45.1 POINTS PER GAME, WAS HELD TO ITS LOWEST POINT TOTAL OF THE YEAR (24) BY (EMASS D2) STOUGHTON (3-5) BLACK KNIGHTS. STOUGHTON WAS ALSO THE ONLY TEAM TO HAVE HELD LONGMEADOW SCORELESS IN THE 2ND HALF OF ANY GAME.

  • SINCE 2003, #9 MANSFIELD IS (61-4) WITH A .938 WINNING PERCENTAGE INCLUDING THE PLAYOFFS. FOR THOSE OF YOU LOOKING AHEAD TO THIS WEEK'S HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE SHOWDOWN TAKE NOTE, MANSFIELD IS PLAYING AT NORTH ATTLEBORO. YOU ASK WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THAT...HERE IT IS...MANSFIELD HAS NOT LOST A LEAGUE ROAD GAME SINCE 2000. THEY ARE AN UNBELIEVABLE (32-0)!!! BUT HOLD ON, THEIR LAST ROAD LOSS WAS TO...YOU GUESSED IT...NORTH ATTLEBORO.

  • #17 ST JOHN'S PREP (4-4) HAS THE HIGHEST OPPONENTS WIN TOTAL AND WINNING PERCENTAGE AT (47-16) OR .746 OF ANY TEAM IN EMASS. MASCONOMET, BURLINGTON, WOBURN AND WHITMAN-HANSON ARE ALL NEXT WITH 42 OPPONENTS WINS.

  • JUSTIN MELLO OF #8 DARTMOUTH (8-0) HAS SCORED 13 TOUCHDOWNS THIS YEAR FOR THE INDIANS. REMARKABLY, 8 OF THOSE 13 HAVE PUT THE INDIANS AHEAD IN THE GAME AND 1 HAS TIED A GAME. IF YOU ARE PLAYING DARTMOUTH AND THE GAME IS CLOSE WATCH OUT FOR MR MELLO.

EMASS PLAYOFF PREVIEWS

BARRING ANY HUGE UPSETS, A LOOK AT THE TEAMS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR TO THE PLAYOFFS. THESE ARE THE GAMES THAT SHOULD DECIDE THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS.


DIVISION 1

GBL

#1 EVERETT VS MALDEN ON 11/15

CATHOLIC CONFERENCE

4 TEAMS ALIVE (#3 BC HIGH, #5 XAVERIAN, #6 CATHOLIC MEMORIAL AND #17 ST JOHN'S PREP) PROBABLY WON'T BE DECIDED UNTIL THANKSGIVING.

BIG 3

#11 BROCKTON
VS NEW BEDFORD ON 11/15

OCL

#7 ATTLEBORO @ #8 DARTMOUTH ON 11/7

DIVISION 1A

ATLANTIC COAST

SANDWICH @ #10 MARSHFIELD ON 11/14

BAY STATE (CAREY)

FRAMINGHHAM @ NEEDHAM ON 11/15

DUAL COUNTY (LARGE)

#12 ACTON-BOXBORO @ LINCOLN-SUDBURY 11/7

MERRIMACK VALLEY

#2 DRACUT VS CHELMSFORD ON 11/7

DUAL COUNTY (SMALL)

BEDFORD @ ARLINGTON ON 11/7
(NOTE: WINNER OF DUAL COUNTY SMALL NOT SUPER BOWL ELIGIBLE)

DIVISION 2

EAC

#14 BISHOP FEEHAN @ SOMERSET ON 11/14

BAY STATE (CAREY)

#15 WALPOLE @ NATICK ON 11/14

HOCKOMOCK

#9 MANSFIELD @ NORTH ATTLEBORO ON 11/7

MIDDLESEX LEAGUE

#13 MELROSE @ #18 READING ON 11/14

DIVISION 2A

CAPE ANN (LARGE)

MASCONOMET @ NORTH ANDOVER ON 11/27

NORTHEASTER (LARGE)

LYNN ENGLISH @ #16 GLOUCESTER ON 11/7

SOUTHCOAST

WAREHAM @ OLD ROCHESTER ON 11/14
OLD ROCHESTER @ APPONOQUET ON 11/27

PATRIOT (KEENAN)

#4 DUXBURY VS SILVER LAKE ON 11/7

PATRIOT (FISHER)

HANOVER @ ROCKLAND ON 11/7
MIDDLEBORO @ NORTH QUINCY ON 11/7

NOTE: PATRIOT LEAGUE HAS A PLAYOFF BETWEEN THE FISHER AND KEENAN DIVISIONS ON 11/14 OR 11/15. THE WINNER GOES TO THE PLAYOFFS.

DIVISION 3

CATHOLIC CENTRAL (LARGE)

AUSTIN PREP VS ARLINGTON CATHOLIC ON 11/15

NORTHEAST (SMALL)

SWAMPSCOTT @ BEVERLY ON 11/8
MARBLEHEAD @ SWAMPSCOTT ON 11/27

SOUTH SHORE

CARVER @ MASHPEE ON 11/7
MASHPEE @ ABINGTON ON 11/14

TRI-VALLEY

MEDWAY @ NORTON ON 11/14

DIVISION 3A

BOSTON NORTH

4 TEAMS ALIVE (SOUTH BOSTON, EAST BOSTON, MADISON PARK AND CHARLESTOWN). PROBABLY WON'T BE DECIDED UNTIL THANKSGIVING.

CAPE ANN (SMALL)

GEORGETOWN @ NEWBURYPORT ON 11/14

COMMONWEALTH (LARGE)

WHITTIER @ LYNN TECH ON 11/15

MAYFLOWER (LARGE)

MARTHA'S VINEYARD @ BLUE HILLS ON 11/7

DIVISION 4

COMMONWEALTH (SMALL)

NORTH SHORE @ MANCHESTER ESSEX ON 11/7

MAYFLOWER (SMALL)

HOLBROOK @ TRI-COUNTY ON 11/15

Sunday, November 2, 2008

BEANO'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT

AFTER ANOTHER FINE WEEKEND OF EMASS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, I THOUGHT I'D SHARE SOME INTERESTING NUGGETS.

1. TOP 20 TEAMS WERE (15-0) AGAINST NON TOP 20 TEAMS TO BRING THE YEAR TO DATE TOTAL TO A PHENOMENAL 116-1!!

2. IF YOU WANT TO BEAT #2 DRACUT AND PLAY IN THE MVC, WATCH OUT FOR THE MIDDIES IN THE 2ND QUARTER. THEY HAVE OUTSCORED LEAGUE OPPONENTS (68-0). YES, THAT'S RIGHT (68-0)!!

3. IF YOU WANT TO BEAT #3 BC HIGH YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET READY FOR THE 1ST AND 3RD QUARTERS WHERE THE EAGLES HAVE OUTSCORED THEIR FOES (105-22).

4. #4 DUXBURY HAS BURIED OPPONENTS IN THE 2ND QUARTER TO THE TUNE OF (88-7)!!!

5. #6 CM HAS OUTSCORED TEAMS (86-6) IN THE 1ST HALF. THAT'S RIGHT 6 POINTS IN THE 1ST HALF THE ENTIRE YEAR.

6. IN THE LAST 5 GAMES, RYAN IZZO OF #15 WALPOLE HAS SCORED 140 OUT OF THE REBELS LAST 185 POINTS OR 75% OF HIS TEAMS POINTS. HE IS AVERAGING 28 POINTS A GAME DURING THIS INCREDIBLE RUN.

7. NATICK HAS OUTSCORED OPPONENTS (77-0) IN THE 1ST QUARTER SO YOU BETTER GET OFF THE BUS READY TO PLAY.

8. IN ANOTHER ODD STATISTIC, FOXBORO, THOUGH ONLY (2-6) HAS OUTSCORED THEIR OPPONENTS (115-111).

COMING TOMORROW A LOOK AT WHAT TEAMS ARE ALIVE FOR THE PLAYOFFS.