Bridgewater-Raynham (9-2) vs. Needham (7-4)
at Bridgewater-Raynham, 7:45 p.m.
The rundown - Bridgewater-Raynham gained entrance to the postseason thanks to a 3-1 Old Colony League record and a coin flip that eliminated cochamps Taunton and Barnstable. B-R dictates play with its overpowering defense and ball-control offense, led by quarterback Mike Connolly and receiver Kevin Bumpus. Needham backed its way into the playoffs, losing four straight to end the regular season, so the Rockets’ mental state is in question. Needham is led by Kevin Cray (8 TDs), an explosive and versatile player.
The Globe's Bob Holmes picks B-R. Bridgewater-Raynham over Needham - Since a Gloucester vs. B-R Super Bowl was predicted here last month, we’ll resist the urge to play contrarian.