Well that was quick. The regular season of high school football is almost at the midway point.
Well that was quick.
The regular season of high school football is almost at the midway point.
This weekend marks the fourth of the season and many teams will begin league play on Friday and Saturday.
Let the league title races begin.
Record and last week’s ranking in parenthesis. Note: This is a pound-for-pound poll.
1. Rockland (3-0, 2) - There are few teams who are off to the start the Bulldogs are off to. Dating back to last season, Rockland has won nine games in a row. The Bulldogs have out-scored foes 96-20 this season. Friday’s game against East Bridgewater might be Rockland’s stiffest test to date and could go a long way in deciding the fate of the South Shore League Sullivan Division title.
2. Hingham (3-0, 3) - The Harbormen have taken care of business in their non-league games. Hingham is coming off a 41-23 win over Hopkinton, but the season is about to get a lot harder. Hingham hosts 11-time defending Patriot League Keenan Division champion Duxbury on Friday night. In 2017 and 2018, the Harbormen lost six games combined. Four of those losses came at the hands of the Dragons, two of which were in the postseason.
3. Milton (2-0, 5) - The Wildcats enjoyed a well-earned bye after a pair of double-digit wins over Bishop Feehan (17-7) and Framingham (33-22). The Wildcats are the only undefeated team in the Bay State Herget Division.
4. Canton (2-0, 4) - The Hockomock League’s Davenport Division title race looks to be a competitive one with Canton, Stoughton and North Attleboro. Friday’s meeting with Stoughton is one of the most important league games.
5. Stoughton (2-0, 7) - The Black Knights have looked mighty impressive on offense through two games. Stoughton is averaging 41 points per game.
6. Scituate (1-1, 1) - The Sailors saw their 12-game winning streak finally come to an end at the hands of Duxbury on Friday night. The last time Scituate lost to a team not named Duxbury was on Thanksgiving Eve in 2017 against Hingham at Fenway Park.
7. Duxbury (1-2, NR) - I’m sure I’m not the only who couldn’t imagine a world in which Duxbury was 0-3. Few teams, if any, have played a tougher slate of games than Duxbury. If the Dragons come come out of September with a 2-2 record, it’s clear they’re once again one of the top dogs in Division 3.
8. Cardinal Spellman (2-0, NR) - The Cardinals have started strong by out-scoring opponents 76-14 through two games, both of which were largely decided by halftime. The slate gets a little tougher when the Cardinals host St. Mary’s of Lynn at Holbrook High.
9. Plymouth North (2-0, 10) - The Chris Whidden era is off to a 2-0 start. After pulling out a tight game in the opener against Weymouth, the Blue Eagles rolled past Pembroke, 42-0. North is the dark horse candidate in the Patriot League Keenan Division.
10. Silver Lake (2-0, NR) - The Lakers pulled out a thriller over Archbishop Williams, 23-20, on Saturday. Backup kicker Drew Keiran kicked the winning field goal with 16 seconds remaining. Silver Lake starts league play against Whitman-Hanson this week.
On the bubble: Blue Hills (2-0), Brockton (1-2), Bridgewater-Raynham (1-2) Cohasset (2-1), BC High (1-1), East Bridgewater (2-1), Randolph (2-1), Archbishop Williams (2-1)
Stars of the week
Dallas Murphy, Soph., Plymouth North: Murphy was 10 of 15 passing for 168 yards and rushed for a touchdown in a win over Pembroke. He also threw a pair of long touchdown passes to Christian Peruzzi.
Drew Keiran, Sr., Silver Lake: When the Lakers’ starting kicker cramped up, Keiran came on relief and booted a winning 20-yard field goal with 16 seconds remaining to push Silver Lake ahead of Archbishop Williams, 23-20.
Zach Kelleher, Sr., Hingham: Kelleher ran for three touchdowns, included a 53-yarder, in a 41-23 win over Hopkinton.
Isaiah Cobbs, Sr., Middleboro: Cobbs scored five touchdowns while rushing for 211 yards in a win over Bishop Stang. Cobbs had rushing scores of 5, 6, 28 and 73 yards while also hauling in a 5-yard reception for a score.
Dante Vasquez, Sr., Rockland: Vasquez rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns while also throwing a 21-yard touchdown to Hunter Wardwell in a 34-13 win over Abington.
Shane Graham, Jr., East Bridgewater: Graham rushed for three touchdowns and also threw for another in a 28-6 win over Hanover.
Will Prouty, Sr., Duxbury: The quarterback has rushing scorings of 3, 14 and 26 yards in a win over Scituate. He also threw an 18-yard TD pass.
Jovan Marrero, Sr., Cardinal Spellman: Marrero rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-14 win over Austin Prep.
James Cordon, Jr., Southeastern: Cordon rushed for a pair of scores and helped seal a win over Upper Cape Tech with a 16-yard touchdown pass on third town to Jamari Ellerbe-Cundiff.
Jake Wilcox, Sr., Milton Academy: Wilcox threw four touchdown passes in a 28-6 win over St. Mark’s.
Nathan Cabral, Sr., Oliver Ames: Cabral rushed for three touchdowns in a win over Roxbury Prep.
Derrick Revolus, Sr., Randolph: Revolus had three rushing touchdowns (3, 45, and 45 yards) and hauled in an 88-yard touchdown pass in a win over St. John Paul II.
Danny Nolan, Sr., Cohasset: Nolan turned 15 totes into 116 yards and two touchdowns.