Depending on which numbers you go by, the top high school football team in Eastern Mass since 2000 is up for debate.
If you're looking strictly at percentage of wins, Everett wins hands down. The Crimson Tide are 102-5 since the turn of the century and clock a 95.33 winning percentage. But if you're looking strictly at wins, not only does Everett fall behind, but the Tide fall into a tie with Acton-Boxboro (102-17) for second place. Gloucester, with 105 wins and 11 losses, is in the lead. The Fishermen are on a 26-game winning streak.
1. Gloucester 105-11 (90.51 percent)
2. Everett 102-5 (95.33)
2. Acton-Boxboro 102-17 (85.71)
4. Mansfield 101-13-2 (87.93)
5. Duxbury 97-17-3 (84.19)
6. Walpole 96-25 (79.34)
7. Wilmington 95-26 (78.51)
8. Abington 94-23 (80.34)
9. Xaverian 91-29-1 (75.62)
10. East Boston 90-23 (73.17)
Despite these phenomenal records, the real winners in the state right now appear to be Central Mass's Auburn which is on a 37-game streak that includes three straight Super Bowls.
Several reporters and editors contribute updates, news and analysis to the High School Sports Blog.
- 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- 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
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
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