Three games to watch in football this weekend:
New Mission vs. Latin Academy at White Stadium, 3 p.m. Friday
Kyle Dance & Co. continue to dominate the City League. This week they’ll face off against a New Mission squad (1-2) that opened the season with the program's first win ever but since then has dropped games to O’Bryant and Dorchester.
Latin Academy (4-0) beat English, 36-16, last week. Dance threw his ninth touchdown pass of the season while rushing for another. Expect some explosive offense from the Dragons.
Burke vs. Dorchester at Roberts, 3:30 p.m. Friday
A week after a showdown with O’Bryant that was played in tribute to the late Odin Lloyd, Burke (0-3) is still looking for its first win of the season and will play a Dorchester team (2-1) that’s coming off a 40-0 shutout of New Mission. Dorchester’s Johnny Mims scored twice last week.
Despite losing to O'Bryant, 32-16, last week, Burke actually dominated the first half, but it was unable to contain O’Bryant’s offense in the fourth quarter.
West Roxbury vs. Brighton at Saunders Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Friday
After dropping their first game to Latin Academy, the Raiders have rallied back and won their last two, over Madison Park and South Boston. Running backs Michael Obiangwe and Raymon Tejeda played key roles in West Roxbury’s back-to-back wins.
But West Roxbury will have to be especially on its game when it welcomes an undefeated Brighton team (3-0) to Saunders Stadium. Led by quarterback Jalen Apperwhite, Brighton has scored 158 points in three games.
The question here is whether West Roxbury can match the points the Brighton will most likely put on the board.
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