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Three games to watch in BPS football

Posted by Ryan Butler  October 3, 2013 11:18 AM

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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.

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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