This is a slow week for league play, so I'm summing up what's happening in each division and the games to watch.
In the Bay State (Carey) Weymouth (5-0) is heading to Newton North (2-3). The Wildcats were led to victory by the Colarusso brothers again last weekend. Dylan scored two TDs and Austin, one, as Weymouth trounced Dedham 43-0. Needham is one game behind Weymouth in the standings with a 4-1 record. The Rockets are hosting Brookline (0-5) this weekend, chasing the first place position and a playoff berth.
This week: Weymouth at Newton North, 2 p.m. Saturday, will be the game of the league. Weymouth is undefeated and Newton North is thirsty for another victory after clinching the past two wins.
Waltham (1-0, 2-2) sits atop the DCL Large right now after a win over Boston Latin in week four. The Hawks will continue to hold the No. 1 spot for another week since there are no league games this week. Waltham travels to Lincoln-Sudbury next weekend for its second league game.
This week: Division 2 heavyweight Reading will travel to Lincoln-Sudbury for a Friday night 7 p.m. match-up. Reading is 5-0, including back-to-back shutouts which were dealt to Melrose (38-0) and Wakefield (42-0).
Gloucester moved up its Week 6 game due to the weekend weather forecast and sealed another win against cross-conference competitor Masconomet, on Thursday, 18-7. Salem looks to bounce back from a 24-13 loss to Gloucester last weekend at Bertram Field when the Witches travel to Marblehead (1-3) 7 p.m. Friday.
This week: Revere (3-2) opens up NE Large play at Peabody (2-3) at 7 p.m. Revere boasts the No. 1 scorer in Eastern Mass., Trae Weathers, who continued on his 3-a-game TD streak last weekend against Marblehead. The senior back has scored 17 TDs this season.
Playoff hopeful Barnstable (3-2) hosts Taunton (0-5) this weekend for the first OCL game of the season. The Red Raiders picked up a victory at home versus New Bedford last weekend when Doug Crook Jr. threw a pair of TD passes. The junior quarterback has connected for 18 scores this season. The Tigers have struggled to get any offensive momentum going this season. Everett torched Taunton 43-7 last Saturday.
This week: Bridgewater-Raynham (3-2) will hit the road traveling to La Salle (R.I.) for what should prove to be another competitive non-league game 7 p.m. Friday.
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Then there are our fall correspondents:
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- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
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