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Three games to watch in BPS football this week

Posted by Ryan Butler  October 17, 2013 09:41 AM

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Three games to watch in football this week:

English at West Roxbury, Friday, 3:30 p.m.

West Roxbury (2-3) is coming off tough losses to Brighton and East Boston. The Raiders look to get back on track against an English team (2-3) that shut out New Mission, 22-0, last week. Eagles quarterback Emmanuel Almonte had more than 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns last week, so West Roxbury’s defense will have to contain him.

Madison Park vs. Burke at White Stadium, Friday, 3 p.m.

Burke (0-4) is still looking for its first win. It hung tough with English and O’Bryant early in the year, but struggled against a more competitive Latin Academy squad. This week, it faces a Madison Park team (3-2) that has won three in a row.

Brighton vs. New Mission at Reservation Field, Friday, 3:30 p.m.

Brighton (5-0) and quarterback Jalen Apperwhite bring an undefeated record into a game against a New Mission squad (1-4) that struggled to put up points against a tough English defense last week. New Mission will have to score points to contend with the offensive attack of Apperwhite and the rest of the Bengals.

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.
  • 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.
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