Here are the 10 Games to Watch in high school football as Week 6 kicks off.
Dorchester (3-1) at O’Bryant (4-0), 3:30 p.m. – Boston City League South teams square off as they fight for the top position in the standings.
Marshfield (3-1) at No. 9 Barnstable (3-1), 6 p.m. – Both sides enter with three-game winning streaks on the line. Something’s got to give.
No. 7 Lowell (3-1) at No. 8 Central Catholic (3-1), 7 p.m. – Merrimack Valley Division 1 foes collide with the winner jumping into sole possession of first place with the addition of a Chelmsford loss or tie if Chelmsford wins.
No. 5 Bridgewater-Raynham (3-1) at Dartmouth (3-1), 7 p.m. – Old Colony play kicks off when the Trojans visit the Indians in a game carrying playoff implications.
Austin Prep (4-0) at Bishop Fenwick (4-0), 7 p.m. – Both teams come into the game unbeaten, but can Austin Prep slow down Bishop Fenwick running back Rufus Rushins and its high-powered offense?
Old Rochester (4-0) at Dighton-Rehoboth (4-1), 7 p.m. – Old Rochester holds a half-game lead on Dighton-Rehoboth in the South Coast Large.
No. 20 Chelmsford (3-1) at Acton-Boxborough (3-1), 7 p.m. – Chelmsford holds onto a share of first place in the Merrimack Valley Division 1 standings with a win.
No. 10 Brockton (2-2) at No. 4 Xaverian (3-1), 1 p.m. – Xaverian tries to hand Brockton its second straight defeat and push the Boxers below .500.
No. 17 Lincoln-Sudbury (3-1) at Waltham (2-1), 1 p.m. – Lincoln-Sudbury tries to keep pace with Acton-Boxborough in the Dual County Large when it travels to league foe Waltham.
Methuen (4-1) at No. 14 Tewksbury (4-0), 1:30 p.m. – Tewksbury tries to stay unbeaten and atop Merrimack Valley Division 2 when it hosts a Methuen team coming off its first loss of the season.
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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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