Welcome! Login | Register
 

Monfredo: Moving Up School Starting Time On The Secondary Level - A Community Discussion—Monfredo: Moving Up School Starting Time On The…

Trump and Sanders – Leads are Narrowing—Trump and Sanders – Leads are Narrowing

Finneran: As Iowa Fades, New Hampshire Rises—Finneran: As Iowa Fades, New Hampshire Rises

Head of School at Moses Brown Does it Again - to Adele’s “Hello” - School Cancelled—Head of School at Moses Brown Does it…

Girls Inc. Receives $25K in Funding to Support STEM—Girls Inc. Receives $25K in Funding to Support…

The Cellar: Next Stop - 2016 Boston Wine Expo—The Cellar: Next Stop - 2016 Boston Wine…

John Ghiorse: Storm Update - Thursday—John Ghiorse: Storm Update - Thursday, Feb. 5

Warren Speaks on Rigged Justice System & Rejecting GOP Proposals—Warren Speaks on Rigged Justice System & Rejecting…

20 Top Rated Shows on Netflix—20 Top Rated Shows on Netflix

Police Recruit Class Fails to Reflect Worcester’s Population—Police Recruit Class Fails to Reflect Worcester’s Population

 
 

Central Mass HS Football Playoff Preview

Monday, November 26, 2012

 

Shrewsbury quarterback Mike Coggeshall

It's playoff time for Central Mass football, and we let you know what to watch for in each of the region's six divisions. So, let's take a look at the top storylines, division by division. All semifinal games will be played this Tuesday, November 27th.

Division I

1. Shrewsbury vs 4. Leominster, 7:45 pm at Leominster
2. Wachusett vs 3. St. John's, 7:45 pm at Wachusett


Shrewsbury scored a last-second win over reigning champ Leominster earlier this year, and quarterback Mike Coggeshall and co. will have to recreate some of that magic to get by the Blue Devils again. Division I is as wide open as it has been in quite some time, with Leominster as the No. 4, an explosive St. John's at No. 3, and Wachusett, the only Division I team to beat Shrewsbury, sitting at No. 2.

Division II

1. Nashoba vs 4. Holy Name, 5:15 pm at Leominster
2. Doherty vs 3. Shepherd Hill, 7:45 pm at Foley Stadium


Nashoba running back John Ojukwu is back from injury, and that means the 1 vs 4 game will feature the region's two most explosive runners. Quron Wright is the all-time leading rusher in the history of Central Mass, but he will need some help if Holy Name is to pull off the upset. Doherty pulled out a close one over Shepherd Hill earlier this year, but beating the powerful Rams twice in one season will not be easy.

Division III

1. Auburn vs 4. Hudson, 5:15 at Wachusett
2. Groton-Dunstable vs 3. Tantasqua, 5:15 pm at Oakmont Regional


Hudson comes in at 5-6 and, on paper, looks to be overwhelmed against an Auburn team that has barely been challenged this year. Groton-Dunstable is coming off a huge Thanksgiving Day win over Tyngsborough, and has now won seven in a row. Tantasqua has shown some explosive potential on offense, but it would seem like a tall order for them to knock off the surging Crusaders.

Division IV

1. Northbridge vs 4. Millbury, 5:15 at Grafton
2. Grafton vs 3. Lunenburg, 7:45 pm at Grafton


Northbridge buried Millbury 48-0 earlier this month, and with the way quarterback Matt Phelan is playing for the Rams, it would be hard to see the Woolies reversing that outcome the second time around. Grafton seems like the one team that can challenge Northbridge in this division, and it gets a home game against an inconsistent Lunenburg team to start.

Division V

1. West Boylston vs 4. Narragansett, 7:45 pm at Oakmont Regional
2. Tyngsborough vs 3. Leicester, 7:45 pm at Lunenburg


Narragansett has the firepower to give offensive power West Boylston a game in the 1 vs 4 matchup, and looks to be much improved since its 28-14 loss to the Lions in early October. Tyngsborough is still hurting after coming out flat against Groton-Dunstable on Thanksgiving, but the Tigers will need to shake that off quickly if they want to knock off defending champ Leicester.

Division VI

1. Blackstone Valley Tech vs 4. Assabet, 5:15 pm at Foley Stadium
2. Bay Path vs 3. Littleton, 5:15 pm at Lunenberg


BVT is a one-point loss to Bay Path from being perfect this year, and revenge will no doubt be on the Beavers' minds if they get to face the Minutemen in the Division VI Super Bowl. First, though, they will have to get by a tough Assabet team for the second time this season, and Bay Path will have to dispose of a feisty Littleton team that has won games a variety of ways this season.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.