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Middle school football playoffs kick off Thursday

Posted by Justin Rice  November 1, 2012 10:44 AM

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The Boston schools' middle school football playoffs begin Thursday afternoon, culminating with the championship games on Nov. 15 at White Stadium.

This year the Play Ball! Foundation, which funds and helps organize the middle school football league, has two flights of playoffs that will result in a City and Town champion.

The Murphy, Timility, Irving, and Frederick middle schools will compete in the Township quarterfinals at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Mildred Avenue and Frederick's fields.

The Township semifinals will be next Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at a field to be determined. The Edwards, Orchard Gardens, McCormack, and Rogers middle schools will play in the semifinals for the City championship at 4 p.m. next Friday at Harvard Stadium.

The City and Town championship games will be at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 15 at White Stadium.

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.
  • Ryan Butler -- A Rhode Island native and avid Boston sports fan, Butler played basketball, baseball and football throughout his time in Barrington Public Schools. Now currently in his middler year at Northeastern University, he joins Boston.com as a correspondent for the site's BPS coverage. Have a story idea? Contact him at butler.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on his Twitter @butler_globe.
Also expect updates from Boston.com High School sports editor Zuri Berry and the Globe staff.