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Week 7: Three games to watch in BPS football

Posted by Justin Rice  October 19, 2012 11:08 AM

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No. 1 Latin Academy (4-2) vs. East Boston (2-4) at Charlestown at 3:30 p.m. Friday

Eastie looks to get off a two-game slide this week against Latin Academy but keeping its footing in a game that was moved from White Stadium to Charlestown due to the rain forecast won’t be easy.

The Jets lost to Austin Prep, 39-14, on Friday after falling to West Roxbury 22-6 the previous week.

Latin Academy is on a two-game win streak but those wins came against New Mission last week and Burke the week before. Prior to those wins the Dragons lost two straight games to Dorchester and Pope John Paul II.

Both teams are really looking to gain some footing in the Boston City League.

No. 2 O’Bryant (3-3) at West Roxbury (3-2) at 3:30 p.m. Friday

This game is a battle of second-place squads. West Roxbury is second in the North division while OB is second in the South division.

Westie is a run team so they should have no problems running in the sludge and OB will be eager to try for its fourth straight victory after starting the season 0-3.

This should also be an interesting defensive battle given the fact that both teams average 16 points per game and both teams have stout defenses. Westie gives up 11.2 points per game while OB gives up 15.2.

No. 3 Brighton (2-3) vs. Dorchester (5-0) at Madison Park at 10 a.m. Saturday

Dorchester looks to stay on the bus after a buy week that will prove to either be a momentum killer or the rest the Bears needed to lick some of their wounds.

Brighton pulled out a come-from-behind victory last Saturday morning against Southie and will look to come out of the gate strong against the best defense in the city league. Dorchester has only allowed an astounding 6.4 points per game this season while they have scored 25.2 points per game.

Brighton on the other hand has the worst defense in the league, giving up 28.4 points per game.

But Brighton’s offense, which is scoring 16 points per game, is finally at full strength for the first time since they put up 38 points against Martha’s Vineyard in Week 2.

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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