High school football picks

Needham over Newton North — My college crew suddenly wants to cover everything in Needham. Did something change there recently?

Lincoln-Sudbury over Concord-Carlisle — Speaking of the Top 20 committee, Orville (8-1) wonders how the Warriors can clinch a playoff berth but stick at No. 16. You know L-S is going to beat Barnstable, don’t you?

Plymouth South over Nauset — Raise your hand if you had this November matchup as the deciding game in the Atlantic Coast League.

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Walpole over Natick — Let’s see, do you pick the team with the best offense and defense in EMass, or the team with some sort of family magic thing?

Marblehead over Beverly — There are just too many people looking forward to a Burlington-Beverly playoff game.

Phillips Andover over Phillips Exeter — This won’t be as surprising as Boston English’s win over Latin in two weeks, but the 132d meeting of these prep school rivals will be upsetting for the visitors, unbeaten until Saturday.

Last week: 4-3. Season: 34-20.