Here's the first of our weekly blog posts highlighting three games to watch in the Boston City League.
No. 1 New Mission vs. Dorchester at White Stadium, Friday, 3:30 p.m.:
Many are eager to see how the Titans will look as they officially kick off their football program on Friday afternoon at White Stadium. Even though New Mission’s halls are roaming with athletes, they aren’t necessarily football players yet. But coach Michael Foreman Pittman coached for years at Cathedral High and is poised to build something special.
Still, the Titans will likely have their hands full against a Dorchester team looking to rebound from a 4-5 season last year.
No. 2 East Boston at Blue Hills, 4:30 p.m.:
The defending Boston North champions have a shot at the a tough Blue Hills squad since star running back Vincent Burton might not be at 100 percent following an off-season injury. Burton scored three touchdowns in Blue Hills’ 24-0 victory against East Boston last year.
But the Jets have a young offense, including a first-time varsity quarterback, Vincent Lepore, splitting time behind center with Stan Harris.
No. 3 Latin Academy at South Boston, 4 p.m.:
This one could be a shootout. While Latin Academy returns all of its skill players from last year, including quarterback Kyle Dance and running back Ernest Kellough, South Boston features the dynamic duo of Pannel Davis and Sean Hunter.
Davis and Hunter, who between them play almost every skill position, have a tall order ahead of them this season in trying to fill the void of the Knight’s former all-star running back James Toles, who accounted for 70 percent of the team’s offense last year.
Latin Academy’s skill players have a tough road of their own this since the Knights have an entirely new offensive line.
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