Bob Holmes’s high school football picks

Middleboro over North Quincy — But I need legal help here. If our reporter covers the game but misses deadline because his computer dies, can he swear?

Xaverian over Everett — A desperate-to-win Xaverian against a banged-up Crimson Tide. There’s no way the Hawks lose this one.

Wayland over Lincoln-Sudbury — Avoiding the mistakes that killed Wayland last week will be key to this DCL matchup. Speaking of mistakes — paying attention to Big Bird over a turkey vulture with a 4-1 record, now that’s a mistake.

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Methuen over Cambridge — But don’t go spending too much at the Cambridge concession stand. Save it for Joe’s Crab Shack Wednesday and the benefit for MHS graduate Allie Hawkes.

Sharon over King Philip — I’m taking all the Eagles this weekend, including Boston College over Florida State.

Stoneham over Watertown — It’s mid-October, and a football game involving Stoneham and Watertown is a big deal. Never saw this coming.