The regular season enters its second-to-last week as the high school football season turns to Week 7. Here are some of the top games.
Bristol-Plymouth (4-1, 2-1) at Blue Hills (4-1, 2-1), 6 p.m. -- Both teams are tied for first in the Mayflower Large along with Diman.
No. 3 Mansfield (5-0, 3-0) at No. 10 King Philip (5-0, 3-0), 7 p.m. – Mansfield spoiled the Warriors’ bid for a perfect season and Hockomock Kelley-Rex crown last year. Can King Philip get revenge as they try to contain the powerful Hornet offense?
No. 8 Barnstable (4-1, 0-0) at No. 5 Bridgewater-Raynham (4-1, 1-0), 7 p.m. – Old Colony foes and Top 10 squads collide with first place on the line.
No. 6 St. John’s Prep (4-2, 2-0) at No. 16 BC High (3-2, 1-0), 7 p.m. – Both teams come in riding two-game winning streaks, but BC High hasn’t allowed a point over that stretch.
Woburn (5-0, 3-0) at No. 13 Arlington (5-0, 3-0), 7 p.m. – Arlington escaped with a win at Winchester last week, but this week they host Woburn as both teams try to clinch the Middlesex Liberty crown.
Abington (4-1, 2-0) at Rockland (4-1, 3-0), 7 p.m. – First place in the South Shore Large is on the line.
Milton (3-2, 3-0) at No. 2 Natick (5-0, 3-0), 7 p.m. – Natick looks to stay unbeaten against a Milton team that’s won its last three games, including a statement win over Walpole last week.
No. 11 Lowell (3-2, 1-1) at Chelmsford (3-2, 2-0), 7 p.m. – Lowell tries to avoid dropping a second straight league game when it travels to Chelmsford.
Minuteman (4-1, 3-2) at North Shore (3-2, 2-0), 2 p.m. – North Shore enters the game with a half-game lead over Minuteman in the Commonwealth Small.
Hamilton-Wenham (2-3, 2-1) at Lynnfield (5-0, 3-0), 2 p.m. – Lynnfield tries to clinch the Cape Ann Baker crown with a win at home.
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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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