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Friday, November 3, 2006

Wayland takes its best shot

SPORTS

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(Wayland's Ben Sherry at practice earlier this year, Globe Staff Photo by Barry Chin)

The Wayland High football team is hoping to break the curse. The Warriors have not beaten Dual County League rival Acton-Boxboro in 14 years.

Tonight at 7, the unbeaten Warriors (8-0) can move one step closer to the Dual County League title, and the accompanying Division IA playoff berth, with a win over perennial power A-B.

Both squads, amazingly, are yielding 7.9 points per game, but the Wayland offense, with senior QB Ben Sherry at the controls, has been explosive. The Warrior are avearaging 31 points per game.

Here's a look at four other must-see games tonight:

Needham (6-2) at Weymnouth (6-2), Friday at 7: Back in the Bay State Conference's Carey race, the Rockets need to play ball control on the road to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Westwood (6-2) at Medfield (7-1), Friday at 7: Just another Game of the Week in the competitive Tri-Valley League, with TVL unbeaten Medfield in control of its own destiny.

Maynard (6-1) at Oakmont (7-1), Friday at 7: The Tigers have not lost since the team's opener at Ayer, but Oakmont poses a number of challenges.

Leominster (6-2) at Milford (7-1), Friday at 7: Will Bryant Johnson and Central Mass' Dvision 1A champion Scarlet Hawks be able to put points on the board against Division 1-leading Leominster's stingy defense?

-- Craig Larson

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