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Week 7: Three BPS football games to watch

Posted by Justin Rice  October 25, 2012 06:12 PM

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Latin Academy (4-3) vs. West Roxbury (3-3) at White Stadium, 3 p.m. Friday

Both teams are coming off tough losses and look to get back on track in a game that will be a matchup up between one of the city’s best passing teams (Latin Academy) and one of the city’s best running teams (Westie).

Latin Academy lost to East Boston, 16-15, last Friday after it missed a last-second field goal attempt. West Roxbury lost to O’Bryant, 20-14, after it trailed only 6-0 going into the final quarter, during which both teams scored two touchdowns.

Averaging 20.7 points per game, Latin Academy has the second-best offense in the city while West Roxbury has one of the best defenses in the city, giving up only 12.7 points per game.

Brighton (2-4) at Charlestown (0-6), 6 p.m. Friday

Both teams desperately need a win. While an upset would be huge for a winless Charlestown team, Brighton is coming off a tough loss to Dorchester and has lost four of its last five games.

A Brighton win would be a good confidence booster going into a tough division game next week against East Boston.

Charlestown will look to gain some ground going into a game next week against the toughest team in the city, Madison Park.

Dorchester (6-0) vs. O’Bryant (4-3) at White Stadium, 10 a.m. Saturday

O’Bryant could shock the world by knocking the undefeated Bears off the bus in this matchup between the Boston South division’s top two teams.

O’Bryant has a pretty good streak of its own going with four straight wins, most recently a 20-14 victory against West Roxbury last week.
Dorchester knocked off Brighton, 16-12, last Saturday.

This is Dorchester’s fourth and final Saturday morning game of the season, while O’Bryant has played two other Saturday afternoon games.

Both teams have stout defenses, with Dorchester giving up 7.3 points per game and O’Bryant giving up 15. With the best offense in the city, Dorchester (23.7 points per game) has a pretty big edge over O’Bryant, which averages 16.9 points.

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public School athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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  • Justin A. Rice -- A metro Detroit native, Rice is a Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) and Northeastern University graduate. Rice lives in the South End with his dog and wife, who unfortunately attended the University of Michigan ... his wife, that is. He curates the BPS Sports Blog and is always looking to write about city athletes with great stories. Have an idea? He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.
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