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Week 10: Three games to watch in BPS football

Posted by Justin Rice  November 8, 2012 12:42 PM

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Madison Park (6-2) vs. East Boston (4-4) at White Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Friday

The top two teams in the Boston North division will clash in this one. It’s unlikely that East Boston can eclipse Madison Park in the division standings since the Cardinals are 4-0 in league play and East Boston is 2-1.

But it should be entertaining nonetheless as these two teams are consistently among the best in the league.

Madison Park is on a three-game winning steak and a win would be huge for the Cardinals' confidence going into next week’s big showdown with undefeated Dorchester.

East Boston is coming off two straight strong wins against Latin Academy and Brighton.
After losing four of its first six games, the Jets might just be peaking at the right time.

Latin Academy (6-3) vs. O’Bryant (5-4) at Madison Park, 6:30 p.m. Friday

Dorchester already has the South division title in its pocket but there are still plenty of bragging rights to be played for here.

The winner of this game will own second place in the South as both Latin Academy and O’Bryant are each 3-1 in league play.

By all accounts this should be a tight game. Latin Academy’s last three games have all been decided by less than five points and, other than a 34-6 drumming of New Mission last week, O’Bryant’s two previous games were each decided by six points.

This game also pits two of the city’s most dynamic quarterbacks against each other in Latin Academy’s Kyle Dance and O’Bryant’s Christian Ransom. Ransom has accounted for 10 touchdowns while Dance has racked up 25, throwing 18 TD passes this season.

Boston English (3-5) vs. Dorchester (8-0) at White Stadium, 3:30 p.m. Friday

Dorchester should handle Boston English to improve to 9-0 before going into what might be its toughest game of the season next week against Madison Park.

But English only lost to Madison Park 6-0 earlier this year and is not a team to take lightly. Last week, English lost to Latin Academy, but only by five 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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