Saturday, November 15, 2008

EMASS PLAYOFF PICTURE

22 TEAMS HAVE LOCKED UP PLAYOFF BERTHS, WHILE 6 STILL ARE TO BE DECIDED ON THANKSGIVING DAY. SOME TEAMS CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY TO CLINCH, OTHERS MIGHT NEED HELP.

NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TEAMS MATHEMATICALLY ARE ALIVE WHETHER YOU THINK THEY HAVE A CHANCE IS ANOTHER STORY.


DIVISION 1

GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE

EVERETT CLINCHED TITLE.


BIG 3

BROCKTON CLINCHED TITLE.


CATHOLIC CONFERENCE

BC HIGH CAN CLINCH WITH A WIN OVER CATHOLIC MEMORIAL.
CATHOLIC MEMORIAL CAN CLINCH WITH A WIN OVER BC HIGH AND A LOSS BY XAVERIAN
XAVERIAN STILL BARELY ALIVE AWAITING THE RESULTS OF THE CATHOLIC CONFERENCE POINTS SYSTEM. IF BC HIGH IS DEEMED TO BE RANKED 3RD AND XAVERIAN BEATS PREP AND CM BEATS BC HIGH THEN XAVERIAN IS IN. ANY OTHER SCENARIO XAVERIAN IS OUT.

OLD COLONY LEAGUE

DARTMOUTH CLINCHED TITLE.


DIVISION 1A

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

MARSHFIELD CLINCHED TITLE.


BAY STATE (CAREY)

FRAMINGHAM CLINCHED TITLE.


DUAL COUNTY (LARGE)

ACTON-BOXBORO CLINCHED TITLE.


DUAL COUNTY (SMALL)

ARLINGTON CLINCHES IF CONCORD-CARLISLE BEATS BEDFORD.
BEDFORD CLINCHES IF THEY BEAT CONCORD-CARLISLE.

MERRIMACK VALLEY

DRACUT CLINCHED TITLE.



DIVISION 2


EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

BISHOP FEEHAN CLINCHED TITLE.


MIDDLESEX LEAGUE

READING CLINCHED TITLE.
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BAY STATE (HERGET)

WALPOLE CLINCHED TITLE.

HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE

MANSFIELD CLINCHED TITLE.


DIVISION 2A


CAPE ANN (LARGE)


MASCONOMET CLINCHED TITLE


NEC (LARGE)

GLOUCESTER CLINCHED TITLE.

PATRIOT LEAGUE

DUXBURY CLINCHED TITLE.


SOUTH COAST LEAGUE

APPONEQUET CAN CLINCH WITH A WIN OVER OLD ROCHESTER.
OLD ROCHESTER CAN CLINCH WITH A WIN OVER APPONEQUET.


DIVISION 3


CATHOLIC CENTRAL (LARGE)


ARLINGTON CATHOLIC CLINCHED TITLE.


NEC (SMALL)

MARBLEHEAD CAN CLINCH WITH A WIN OVER SWAMPSCOTT.
SWAMPSCOTT CAN CLINCH WITH A WIN OVER MARBLEHEAD.

SOUTH SHORE

ABINGTON CLINCHED TITLE.


TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE

NORTON CAN CLINCH WITH A WIN OVER BELLINGHAM OR A LOSS TO BELLINGHAM WHILE MEDWAY LOSES TO MILLIS.

MEDWAY CAN CLINCH WITH A WIN OVER MILLIS AND A NORTON LOSS TO BELLINGHAM.


DIVISION 3A

BOSTON NORTH

SOUTH BOSTON CLINCHED TITLE.


CAPE ANN (SMALL)

NEWBURYPORT CLINCHES WITH A WIN OVER AMESBURY.
GEORGETOWN/AMESBURY STILL ALIVE.

COMMONWEALTH (LARGE)

WHITTIER CLINCHED TITLE.

MAYFLOWER (LARGE)

MARTHA'S VINEYARD CLINCHED TITLE.


DIVISION 4

BOSTON SOUTH

O'BRYANT CLINCHED TITLE.

CATHOLIC CENTRAL (SMALL)

POPE JOHN CLINCHES WITH A WIN OVER LOWELL CATHOLIC.
LOWELL CATHOLIC/MARIAN STILL ALIVE.

COMMONWEALTH (SMALL)

MANCHESTER ESSEX CLINCHED TITLE.

MAYFLOWER (SMALL)

TRI-COUNTY CLINCHED TITLE.

Friday, November 14, 2008

EMASS DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS



DIVISION 1


CATHOLIC CONFERENCE VS GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE

BC HIGH (9-1) VS EVERETT (9-1)
7:45 @ LYNN ON 12/2

OLD COLONY LEAGUE VS BIG 3

DARTMOUTH (11-0) VS BROCKTON (8-3)
7:45 @ BROCKTON ON 12/2


DIVISION 1A

BAY STATE (CAREY) VS ATLANTIC COAST LEAGUE

FRAMINGHAM (9-2) VS MARSHFIELD (9-2)
5:15 @ BROCKTON ON 12/2

DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE (LARGE) VS MERRIMACK VALLEY CONFERENCE

ACTON-BOXBORO (10-1) VS DRACUT (9-2)
7:45 @ LOWELL ON 12/2


DIVISION 2

EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE VS HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE

BISHOP FEEHAN (9-1) VS MANSFIELD (10-1)
5:15 @ BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM ON 12/2

BAY STATE (HERGET) VS MIDDLESEX LEAGUE

WALPOLE (11-0) VS READING (11-0)
7:45 @ READING ON 12/2


DIVISION 2A

CAPE ANN (LARGE) VS NORTHEASTERN (LARGE)

MASCONOMET (8-3) VS GLOUCESTER (10-1)
5:15 @ LYNN ON 12/2

SOUTH COAST CONFERENCE VS PATRIOT LEAGUE

APPONEQUET (11-0) VS DUXBURY (11-0)
7:15 @ DURFEE ON 12/2

DIVISION 3

CATHOLIC CENTRAL (LARGE) VS NORTHEASTERN (SMALL)

ARLINGTON CATHOLIC (8-3) VS SWAMPSCOTT (9-2)
7:15 @ ARLINGTON ON 12/2

SOUTH SHORE CONFERENCE VS TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE

ABINGTON (11-0) VS NORTON (10-1)
7:45 @ BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM ON 12/2


DIVISION 3A

CAPE ANN (SMALL) VS COMMONWEALTH (LARGE)

AMESBURY (10-1) VS WHITTIER (9-2)
5:15 @ LOWELL ON 12/2

BOSTON NORTH VS MAYFLOWER (LARGE)

SOUTH BOSTON (10-1) VS MARTHA'S VINEYARD (10-1)
4:45 @ TAUNTON ON 12/2


DIVISION 4

BOSTON SOUTH VS COMMONWEALTH (SMALL)

O'BRYANT (10-0) VS MANCHESTER ESSEX (11-0)
5:15 @ READING ON 12/2

CATHOLIC CENTRAL (SMALL) VS MAYFLOWER (SMALL)

POPE JOHN (7-4) VS TRI-COUNTY (8-2)
7:15 @ TAUNTON ON 12/2


PAUL REVERE BOWL


DUAL COUNTY (SMALL) VS PATRIOT (RUNNER-UP)

BEDFORD (10-1) VS HANOVER (7-4)
7:00 @ QUINCY ON 12/3


STATE VOCATIONAL BOWLS

MAYFLOWER (LARGE) VS DIVISION III EAST

BRISTOL-PLYMOUTH (6-4) VS BAY PATH (7-4)
4:00 @ QUINCY ON 12/4

MAYFLOWER (LARGE) VS COMMONWEALTH (SMALL)

SOUTH SHORE (7-4) VS NORTH SHORE (9-2)
7:00 @ QUINCY ON 12/4


















THE POLL RESULTS ARE IN...

THE POLL RESULTS FROM THE KEY GAMES OF THE WEEK ARE IN.

HERE ARE THE RESULTS PROVIDED BY ERNST AND YOUNG.

THE ONLY GAMES PEOPLE SEEM TO THINK COULD GO EITHER WAT ARE MELROSE-READING, ABINGTON-MASHPEE AND NORTON-MEDWAY. THE REST ARE LANDSLIDES.

DIVISION 1

EVERETT--104 VOTES (92%) VS MALDEN--8 VOTES (8%)

BROCKTON--100 VOTES (89%) VS NEW BEDFORD--12 VOTES (11%)

BC HIGH--81 VOTES (72%) VS ST JOHN'S PREP--31 VOTES (28%)

XAVERIAN--68 VOTES (64%) @ CATHOLIC MEMORIAL--39 VOTES (36%)


DIVISION 1A

MARSHFIELD--60 VOTES (94%) VS SANDWICH--4 VOTES (6%)

FRAMINGHAM--53 VOTES (80%) @ NEEDHAM--13 VOTES (20%)

ACTON-BOXBORO--67 VOTES (95%) @ NEWTON SOUTH--4 VOTES (5%)


DIVISION 2

BISHOP FEEHAN--56 VOTES (89%) @ SOMERSET--7 VOTES (11%)

WALPOLE--52 VOTES (68%) @ NATICK--24 VOTES (32%)

MELROSE--36 VOTES (52%) @ READING--33 VOTES (48%)


DIVISION 2A

DUXBURY--52 VOTES (85%) VS HANOVER--9 VOTES (15%)


DIVISION 3

AUSTIN PREP--33 VOTES (70%) @ ARLINGTON CATHOLIC--14 VOTES (30%)

ABINGTON--28 VOTES (57%) VS
MASHPEE--21 VOTES (43%)

NORTON--31 VOTES (56%) VS MEDWAY--24 VOTES (44%)


DIVISION 3A

GEORGETOWN--26 VOTES (62%) @ NEWBURYPORT--16 VOTES (38%)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

PICKS IN OTHER GAMES OF NOTE

FIVE OTHER GAMES THIS WEEK CAN OR WILL DECIDE A LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP. WE WILL ADD THESE TO OUR PICKS OF THE WEEK.

#75 FRAMINGHAM--24 @ #102 NEEDHAM--10

FLYERS WRAP UP BAY STATE (CAREY) TITLE WITH A WORKMANLIKE WIN OVER THE ROCKETS.

#52 AUSTIN PREP--27 @ #93 ARLINGTON CATHOLIC--14

I'M PICKING THE COUGARS..JUST KIDDING, A PREP WIN SENDS THE CATHOLIC CENTRAL LARGE INTO DISARRAY.

#29 ABINGTON--21 VS #31 MASHPEE--16

GREEN WAVE SQUEAKS BY THE FALCONS IN A NIP AND TUCK BATTLE TO TAKE THE SOUTH SHORE TITLE.

#28 NORTON--28 VS #26 MEDWAY--17

LANCERS GET A LEG UP ON THE TVL TITLE (THANKS OAKIE007) AND GIVES THE MUSTANGS THEIR FIRST BLEMISH OF THE YEAR.

#24 GEORGETOWN--35 @ #121 NEWBURYPORT--10

CAPE ANN (SMALL) TITLE GOES TO THE ROYALS.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

TOP 20 PICKS 11/13

THIS WEEK'S PICKS INVOLVING TEAMS CURRENTLY IN THE TOP 20. LAST WEEK WE WENT (14-3) TO BRING OUR FOUR WEEK SEASON TOTAL TO A BOSTON CELTICISH (60-9) OR A (.870) WINNING PERCENTAGE.


#1 EVERETT--38 VS #93 MALDEN--3

LOVE THE NAME DIO MCLOUD. SOUNDS LIKE A FOOTBALL PLAYER. TIDE IN A CAKEWALK.

#2 BC HIGH--21 VS #16 ST JOHN'S PREP--14

BACK TO BACK CLOSE ONES FOR THE EAGLES. A TURKEY AND CM UP NEXT.

#3 DRACUT--41 @ #57 TEWKSBURY--14

THE OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION CONTINUES FOR THE MIDDIES AS THEY CLINCH THE MVC.

#4 DUXBURY--31 VS #81 HANOVER--6

HOW MANY OTHER TEAMS IN MA WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO PLAY IN 4 PLAYOFF GAMES THIS YEAR? ONE THE DRAGONS.

#15 XAVERIAN--24 @ #5 CATHOLIC MEMORIAL--14

SORTING OUT THE CATHOLIC CONFERENCE PLAYOFF CONTESTANT WILL NOT BE EASY.

#6 DARTMOUTH--35 @ #164 DURFEE--3

INDIANS WORK ON A FEW GADGET PLAYS FOR THE TEAMS SCOUTING THEM.

#7 MANSFIELD--27 @ #42 NORWICH (CT) FREE ACADEMY--17

WHO LOST THE BET THAT MADE THIS GAME HAPPEN?

#8 ACTON-BOXBORO--31 @ #111 NEWTON SOUTH--8

COLONIALS WRAP UP DUAL COUNTY LEAGUE (LARGE).

#9 READING--28 VS #13 MELROSE--27

THE GAME HAS THE MAKINGS OF A CLASSIC. READING TAKES MIDDLESEX CROWN WITH A WIN.

#10 MARSHFIELD--31 VS #71 SANDWICH--0

ATLANTIC COAST TITLE TO THE RAMS. TURKEY DAY MATCHUP WITH DUXBURY LOOKS FORMIDABLE.

#11 BISHOP FEEHAN--28 @ SOMERSET--7

SHAMROCKS LOCK UP EAC TITLE WITH EASE.

#12 BROCKTON--38 VS #115 NEW BEDFORD--8

BOXERS HAVE A DATE WITH DARTMOUTH ON 12/2 CIRCLED ON THEIR CALENDERS.

#14 GLOUCESTER--42 @ #103 SALEM--7

FISHERMAN ARE TAKING NO PRISONERS THE REST OF THE WAY.

#17 WALPOLE--24 @ #18 NATICK--21

BAY STATE CROWN GOES TO THE REBELS.

#19 MASCONOMET--40 VS #194 IPSWICH--6

CHIEFTAINS FIRST GAME IN THE TOP 20 IS A BLOWOUT.

#20 LINCOLN-SUDBURY--41 @ #183 BOSTON LATIN--0

WARRIORS REBOUND FROM DEFEAT WITH A CONFIDENCE BOOSTER OVER LATIN.

EMASS ENROLLMENT

A LITTLE FUN AND GAMES WITH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT (BOYS ONLY).

1. DID YOU KNOW THAT THE ONLY TWO SCHOOLS STILL UNDEFEATED IN D1, DARTMOUTH AND CATHOLIC MEMORIAL, ARE ALSO THE SMALLEST WITH 632 AND 623 KIDS RESPECTIVELY?

2. THERE ARE 111,456 BOYS ENROLLED IN THE 7 DIVISIONS AND 191 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS (SOME HAVE COMBINED).

3. THE LARGEST AND SMALLEST SCHOOL ENROLLMENTS IN EACH DIVISION. AS YOU CAN SEE THERE IS QUITE A DISPARITY;

D1. BROCKTON-2375____________CATHOLIC MEMORIAL-623
D1A. LOWELL-1786______________TYNGSBORO-282
D2. LEXINGTON-1015___________COYLE-CASSIDY-336
D2A. LAWRENCE-1523____________CASE-297
D3. BEVERLY-583______________MILLIS-149
D3A. GREATER LOWELL-1034______GEORGETOWN-200
D4. DIMAN-809________________ST. CLEMENTS-73

4. AVERAGE SCHOOL SIZE BY DIVISION; NOTE THE SIZE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN D1 AND THE REST.

D1--1004
D1A-572
D2--553
D2A-589
D3--340
D3A-559
D4--369

5. ENROLLMENTS BY LEAGUE, BIGGEST TO SMALLEST;

1. MVC-8085
2. BAY STATE (CAREY)-5435
3. MIDDLESEX-5339
4. HOCK-5273
5. BIG 3-5161
6. DUAL COUNTY (LARGE)-5037
7. CATHOLIC CONFERENCE-4856
8. NEC (LARGE)-4584
9. SOUTH COAST-4544
10. BOSTON NORTH-4229
11. CAPE ANN (LARGE)-4225
12. ATLANTIC COAST-4112
13. OLD COLONY-4043
14. GBL-4028
15. COMMONWEALTH (LARGE)-3750
16. MAYFLOWER (LARGE)-3737
17. TRI-VALLEY-3713
18. PATRIOT (KEENAN)-3291
19. BAY STATE (HERGET)-3239
20. BOSTON SOUTH-3116
21. PATRIOT (FISHER)-2813
22. COMMONWEALTH (SMALL)-2801
23. DUAL COUNTY (SMALL)-2658
24. NEC (SMALL)-2542
25. MAYFLOWER (SMALL)-2390
26. CAPE ANN (SMALL)-2260
27. SOUTH SHORE-1947
28. CATHOLIC CENTRAL (LARGE)-1677
29. EAC-1653
30. CATHOLIC CENTRAL (SMALL)-925

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

EMASS TOP 20-11/11/08

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-(1.4)-EVERETT (7-1) VS MALDEN (4-5)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#1). TOOK CARE OF SOMERVILLE WITH EASE. GBL TITLE IMPLICATIONS THIS WEEK

#2-(2.4)-BC HIGH (7-1) VS #16 ST JOHN’S PREP (5-4)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#2). LEG ONE OF THE CATHOLIC CONFERENCE OBSTACLE COURSE UNDER THE EAGLES BELT WITH LAST WEEK’S WIN OVER XAVERIAN.

#3-(3.2) DRACUT (8-1) @ TEWKSBURY (2-7)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#3). MIDDIES LOCK UP THE MVC WITH A WIN. THEY ARE AVERAGING (38.6) POINTS PER GAME IN MVC ACTION AND A WHOPPING (48.25) IN THEIR LAST FOUR.

#4-(5.2)-DUXBURY (9-0) VS HANOVER (6-3)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#4). THE PATRIOT PLAYOFF BERTH ON THE LINE THIS WEEK.

#5-(7.4)-CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (8-0) VS #15 XAVERIAN (5-4)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#5). CM CONTROLS THEIR PLAYOFF DESTINY WITH A WIN THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK AT BC HIGH.

#6-(7.6)-DARTMOUTH (8-0) @ DURFEE (0-8)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#6). INDIANS COMPLETE GUTSY RUN AT OCL TITLE WITH A COME FROM BEHIND WIN OVER ATTLBORO. THIS WEEK YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE NEXT YEAR’S TEAM.

#7-(8.0)-MANSFIELD (8-1) @ NORWICH (CT) FREE ACADEMY (6-2)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#7). HORNETS CLINCH HOCK TITLE WITH A SQUEAKER OVER NORTH ATTLEBORO. THIS WEEK, A SEA OF GREEN HEADS SOUTH DOWN RT95 TO TAKE ON THE NUTMEG STATE.

#8-(10.6)-ACTON-BOXBORO (8-1) @ NEWTON SOUTH (4-5)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#13). UP 5 SPOTS WITH A BIG WIN OVER LINCOLN-SUDBURY. COLONIALS CLINCH DUAL COUNTY (LARGE) WITH A WIN THIS WEEK.

#9-(10.8)-READING (9-0) VS #13 MELROSE (8-0)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#9). THE MIDDLESEX LEAGUE TITLE IS ON THE LINE FOR THE ROCKETS. WIN THEY ARE IN.

#10-(12.0)-MARSHFIELD (8-1) VS SANDWICH (6-3)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#11). ATLANTIC COAST TITLE ON THE LINE FOR THE RAMS. WIN THEY ARE IN.

#11-(12.2)-BISHOP FEEHAN (7-1) @ SOMERSET (4-4)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#10). SHAMROCKS DISMANTLED DURFEE LAST WEEK. NEXT UP A WIN AND THE EAC TITLE.

#12-(12.4)-BROCKTON (6-3) VS NEW BEDFORD (2-7)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#12). BOXERS CAN WIN THE BIG 3 TITLE OUTRIGHT WITH A WIN OVER THE WHALERS.

#13-(13.4)-MELROSE (8-0) @ #9 READING (9-0)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#14). RED RAIDERS CONTROL THEIR DESTINY. FIRST THING IS TO TAKE CARE OF THE ROCKETS.

#14-(13.6)-GLOUCESTER (8-1) @ SALEM (3-6)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#15). FISHERMAN CLINCHED THE NEC LARGE WITH A THRASHING OF LYNN ENGLISH.

#15-(16.6)-XAVERIAN (5-4) @ #5 CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (8-0)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#8). HAWKS FALL 8 PLACES AFTER A NARROW LOSS TO BC HIGH. STRUGGLED LATELY LOSING 3 OF THEIR LAST 4.

#16-(19.0)-ST JOHN’S PREP (5-4) @ #2 BC HIGH (7-1)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#18). ENDED THEIR FOUR GAME LOSING STREAK WITH A WIN OVER MALDEN CATHOLIC. BIG, BIG GAME THIS WEEK AGAINST THE EAGLES.

#17-(19.2)-WALPOLE (9-0) @ #18 NATICK (9-0)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#19). THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER FOR THE MOST ANTICIPATED GAME OF THE YEAR IN THE BAY STATE LEAGUE. BAY STATE HERGET CROWN CAN BE CLINCHED WITH A WIN OVER NATICK

#18-(20.4)-NATICK (9-0) VS #17 WALPOLE (9-0)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (UNRANKED). NATICK ENTERS THE TOP 2O AT THE PERFECT TIME. A DREAM MATCHUP WITH WALPOLE FOR THE BAY STATE HERGET TITLE.

#19-(20.6)-MASCONOMET (6-3) VS IPSWICH (0-8)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (UNRANKED). CHIEFTAINS ENTER THE TOP 20 FOR THE FIRST TIME AND CLINCH THE CAPE ANN LARGE IN THE SAME WEEK. THIS WEEK’S GAME ISN’T GOING TO HELP THEM STAY IN.

#20-(22.8)-LINCOLN-SUDBURY (7-2) @ BOSTON LATIN (0-9)

LAST WEEK'S RANK (#16). WARRIORS LOSE A TOUGH ONE AGAINST ACTON-BOXBORO. ALL IS NOT LOST, WIN OUT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

CLOSE TO CRACKING THE TOP 20, ATTLEBORO (7-2) AND NORTH ATTLEBORO (6-2).

DROPPING OUT OF THE TOP 20, SWAMPSCOTT (7-2) AND BILLERICA (7-2).

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

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

Monday, November 10, 2008

BAKED BEANOS

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME. WITH TWO WEEKS TO GO IN THE SEASON COUNTLESS POSSIBILITIES STILL EXIST.

1. THERE IS STILL A POSSIBILITY THAT 19 OUT OF 28 PLAYOFF TEAMS FROM LAST YEAR CAN REPEAT AS POST SEASON CONTENDERS.

2. FOUR TEAMS ARE STILL ALIVE TO REPEAT AS SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS: EVERETT, BISHOP FEEHAN, GLOUCESTER AND SWAMPSCOTT.

3. DIVISION 1 (BROCKTON, DARTMOUTH, BC HIGH, EVERETT) AND DIVISION 2 (MANSFIELD, BISHOP FEEHAN, WALPOLE, MELROSE) COULD BE THE SAME EXACT TEAMS AS LAST YEAR. WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK.

4. FIVE TEAMS STILL ARE IN CONTENTION TO AVENGE LAST SEASON'S SUPER BOWL LOSS: DARTMOUTH, MARSHFIELD, WALPOLE, EAST BOSTON AND WEST BRIDGEWATER.

5. DIVISION 1A CAN ONLY HAVE ONE RETURNING PARTICIPANT: MARSHFIELD.

6. DIVISION 3 (SWAMPSCOTT. ARLINGTON CATHOLIC AND ABINGTON) AND DIVISION 4 (MANCHESTER ESSEX, POPE JOHN AND WEST BRIDGEWATER) CAN STILL HAVE THREE OF THE FOUR PLAYOFF CONTENDERS FROM LAST YEAR.