After only one week out of the top spot, Masconomet returns to regain their position atop the pole following another two-win week. The Chieftains have hit their stride, outscoring their last six opponents by a whopping 29-1 margin.
Last week’s No. 1 team Concord-Carlisle slips down to the sixth spot after suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the unranked Bedford.
Somerville leapfrogs into the second spot in our poll thanks to the return of Felix DeBona coupled with another Weymouth tie that keeps the Wildcats in check at No. 3.
For the most part, the rest of the field stays in-tact with Hanoverthe only team making their debut on the poll at No. 19 after Archbishop Williams fell off the charts following their first loss of the season.
Some teams that are on the radar and could make a push into the poll, should any teams falter, include Marshfield (7-2-1), Braintree (7-3-2), East Boston (9-1-1), Rockport (8-1), Milford (7-1-4) and Reading (7-3-1).
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