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Three games to watch in BPS football

Posted by Ryan Butler  September 26, 2013 10:31 AM

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Three games to watch this weekend:

Burke at O’Bryant, 6:30 p.m., Friday

This game will be played as a memorial to the late Odin Lloyd, who played for O’Bryant in the early 2000s.

O’Bryant is 2-0 and has yet to give up a point. It beat Charlestown, 27-0, and New Mission, 14-0. O’Bryant running back Mehki Williams has four touchdowns and expects to add to his total when Burke (0-2) comes to town. Last week, Burke lost a thriller, 38-36, to English, which scored with less than two minutes left.

Dorchester vs. New Mission at Reservation Field, 4:30 p.m., Friday

After winning a game for the first time in program history, New Mission (1-1) lost last week to O’Bryant, 14-0. New Mission, which scored 54 points in its Week 1 victory, will look to running back Steven Thomas to help it get back on track. Dorchester is in a similar situation. It also won its first game but lost the second. Dorchester lost in its first-ever home game to Latin Academy, 24-10, last week. The Bears look to rebound and to shut down a potent New Mission offense.

East Boston vs. Madison Park at Madison Park, 3:30 p.m., Friday

East Boston will want revenge, as Madison Park beat East Boston, 62-20, last season -- the largest margin of defeat in program history for the Jets. East Boston is 1-2 and Madison Park is 0-2, so both teams will be looking to turn things around. Look for senior quarterback Vincent Lepore to lead the Jets offense.

Ryan M. Butler covers Boston Public School athletics. He can be reached at butler.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @butler_globe 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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