Lynnfield vs. Amesbury
at Lowell (Cawley Stadium), 5:15 p.m.
Lynnfield (8-2) is another team with a tough defense, allowing only 9.4 points per game. Lynnfield clinched a playoff spot on Thanksgiving by beating North Reading, 14-7. Running back Kyle McGah (13 touchdowns) leads the Pioneers. Amesbury (9-2) is on an eight-game winning streak, edging Newburyport on Thanksgiving for a spot in the playoffs as well. Matt Talbot, who plays quarterback for Amesbury, has thrown 15 touchdowns and run for another 10.