The weekly National Prep Football Polls were released today and Brockton cracked the regional Top 10, coming in at No. 8 for the second straight week on the Northeast Region sub-poll. The Boxers were ranked 10th in the Northeast Region Preseason Poll and are the only Massachusetts team to appear in the rankings thus far this season.
Brockton improved to 2-0 on the season after routing Taunton 43-6 Friday night. The Boxers average 29.5 points per game on offense while only allowing an average of 6 points on the defensive side of the ball. They are currently ranked No. 2 in the Globe’s Top 20 and they face their toughest test of the season on Saturday when they head to Westwood to take on the top-ranked Xaverian Hawks. Check out this week's "The Huddle" for analysis on our Game of the Week.
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- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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