Other Top Games
Woburn 23, Wakefield 8: Heading into the season, Wakefield was considered by some to be one of the best teams in Eastern Mass. That hasnít happened. The Warriors have only one win on the season and lost to a Woburn team that has scored over 14 points twice this season. A player to keep your eye on is the Tannersí Chucky Ortiz. Ortiz scored in the win over the Warriors and has 6 touchdowns this year. He is an explosive runner and is one of Woburnís main threats.
Concord-Carlisle 20, Westford 7: After going to the playoffs last season, Concord-Carlisle looks like it is ready to make another push for the postseason. The Patriots toppled Westford, which was ranked No. 14 in the Globe Top 20 at the time. The Patriots got a huge day out of George Craan, who scored all three touchdowns and rushed for over 200 yards. The Patriots begin Dual County Small play this Friday at Arlington.
Lawrence 22, Billerica 14: The Lancers held Billericaís Nick LaSpada to just two touchdown passes in the victory. The key to the win was Nathan Baez. Baez rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown and passed for the game winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Wellesley 14, Natick 10: Natick is finally experiencing the growing pains I thought they would experience at the beginning of the season. The Red and Blue graduated nearly all of their key players from last year's 12-1 squad. They have lost two in a row, albeit to two teams that were expected to be pretty good this year. However, keep an eye on Troy Flutie. Yes, Natick has another Flutie and he is only a freshman. Wellesley has persevered since the loss of its starting quarterback, but it will most likely not have a chance to make the playoffs after losing to Walpole a month ago.
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- 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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