This week's picks
Amesbury 99, Newburyport 6 - What do you mean, it couldn’t happen? It did, 60 years ago.
Boston English over Boston Latin - Now that I have your attention, my annual plea. Move this game to White Stadium, and combine it with Southie-Eastie in a Thanksgiving Football Festival. Have free coffee and hot chocolate and a football theme park, the way the Patriots do in the preseason. In other words, either make this game part of an annual celebration of school football in Boston . . . or stop playing it.
Needham over Wellesley - Have a blast as we look back on the 20th anniversary of the firecracker that wasn’t. Wonder what those wacky kids are doing today?
St. Mary’s over Lynn Lions - It was 50 years ago that Tony Conigliaro quarterbacked St. Mary’s to a 22-6 win over a Lynn all-star team playing under the name “Lions.’’ Four years later, he led the American League in home runs with 32.
Winnisimmet over Matignon - With the housing headlines more than annoying, it’s time for some positive news in Chelsea.
Nauset over Dennis-Yarmouth - I hear the Holmeses are having a big family party after the game. I’m sure my invitation will arrive today.
Catholic Memorial over BC High - Who would have thought a team that didn’t score its first point until Sept. 24 would be playing for a Division 1 playoff spot?
Triton over Pentucket - Coach Pat Sheehan, a math teacher when he’s not on the sidelines, can correct me if I’m wrong, but improving from 0-11 last fall to 7-4 this season adds up to . . . a much better Thanksgiving.
East Boston over South Boston - After listening to Jets staff members at the Association of New England Football Officials dinner Monday, I’m on the bandwagon. Just don’t use that trick play you were talking about.
Staff picks by Bob Holmes. Last week 3-2 (season 33-42)