The perfect season may technically be gone, but if the Raiders remain focused and continue to play up to their potential — it’s not as though perfect couldn’t still be a well-deserved adjective to describe this season.
Games of the week:
No. 8 Concord-Carlisle at No. 1 Peabody, Mon., 4 p.m. — This matchup was scheduled for Sunday, but standing water on the field pushed it to Monday. Hayley Dowd (Peabody) and Andrea O’Brien (Concord-Carlisle) on the same field will be well worth the price of admission, as the top team in the nation (Peabody) takes on its toughest challenge remaining this season.
No. 6 Medfield vs. Dover-Sherborn, Mon., 5:30 p.m. — The top two teams in the Tri-Valley League go head-to-head. If the Warriors (11-0-2) win, an undefeated season should be smooth sailing, considered considering they’ve outscored their remaining opponents, 15-1, this season.
Belmont at No. 9 Winchester, Tue., 3:45 p.m. — The Marauders (7-3-2) handed the Sachems (10-1-2) their only loss this season on September 19 in Belmont, 1-0. Chris Scanlon’s squad will be looking to avenge the loss and take control of the Middlesex League Freedom Division.
No. 16 Oliver Ames at No. 5 Canton, Tue., 3:30 p.m. — This game should serve as a measuring stick for Britt Sellmayer and the Tigers (9-2-1 in the league), who were annihilated, 7-0, by Canton (10-1-1 in the league) on September 20. A win could help secure the Tigers gain a share of the Hockomock (Davenport) League title.
O’Bryant at New Mission, Thu., 3:30 p.m. — A battle of the top two teams in the Boston City League. The Tigers (8-1-1) lead the league in scoring (4.1 goals per game), while the Titans (9-1-0) boast the top defense (0.4 goals allowed per game).