Newton South plays Lincoln Sudbury at L-S Thursday at 10 a.m. and North plays Brookline at 10 am at Brookline. Area schedules here.
“The game has been going on for more than 100 years and it’s when all the grandparents, aunts and uncles come to watch,” Newton North coach Peter Capodilupo told the Newtonite for this story. “It’s a timeless event.''
Read Eli Davidow's set up of the North game in the Newtonite here.
Who will win Thursday's games around the area? Go to boston.com, and check Chris Forsberg's online game of pick 'em right here.
Other area games include:
Natick at Framingham, 10 a.m. (Bowditch Field)
The 102nd meeting will be a dandy. The host Flyers (8-2) already have a Division 1A playoff game lined up with Atlantic Coast champ Marshfield next Tuesday. Natick (9-1) suffered its only loss to Bay State Herget champ Walpole. The matchup features two of the area's best quarterbacks, Framingham senior Dan Guadagnoli (22 touchdown passes, 15 rushing touchdowns) and Natick junior Scott McCummings (14 TDs rushing, four passing).
Shrewsbury at Milford, 10:15 a.m.
Shrewsbury (7-3, 4-1 Division 1 East) can clinch a playoff berth with a victory. But Milford, 6-4, 3-2), featuring an unorthodox defensive scheme anchored by linebackers Brendon Casey, Manny Lopez and Evan Burns, has registered three shutouts. Shrewsbury senior Paul Tizzano will be used in a multitude of roles. Running back Hunter Beckmann has missed the last four games with turf toe, but could be available.
Franklin at King Philip, 10 a.m.
The last time both teams were this good, Lofa Tatupu was under center for King Philip. Junior Brendon Howard (16 touchdown passes) pilots an explosive offense for KP (8-2), while the Panthers (7-3) will try to establish the run behind junior running backs Matt Carini (14 TDs) and Nick Colson (7 TDs).