St. John's Prep vs. Andover
at Lowell (Cawley Stadium), 7:45 p.m.
Both teams had tough Thanksgiving Day wins to make it to the playoffs. St. John's Prep (9-1) dropped Catholic Conference rival Xaverian 9-0 and Andover (10-1) edged Central Catholic 22-19 to punch its ticket. CJ Scarpa (32 touchdown passes) leads Andover's offense, which puts up 37.1 points per game. St. John's Prep, which has held its opponents to 8.1 points per game, features dual threats in Alex Moore (19 touchdowns) and Johnathan Thomas (13 touchdowns). Andover would love a shootout, but Prep's defense won't allow it. The Eagles haven't given up more than 19 points all season, and that was to Everett. But that doesn't mean they're not beatable.