Masconomet vs. Everett
at Lynn (Manning Field), 7:45 p.m.
Can Masconomet, the Globe's No. 16 team, beat No. 2 Everett? Nothing is a given, but the Chieftains (9-2) are on a five-game winning streak with impressive wins against Lynn English, Revere, and North Andover. Dylan Mann has led Masconomet's offense with 17 touchdowns. Everett (9-1), which began the year as the preseason favorite to win the Division 1A Super Bowl, features an array of talented receivers and linemen. But will the Crimson Tide be rusty? They haven't played since Nov. 9, with no Thanksgiving Day rival after Cambridge pulled out of the series. Jakarrie Washington has posted 20 touchdowns this season running the ball while quarterback Gilly DeSouza has surprised all with his steady hand in the face of injuries.