Welcome! Login | Register
 

Sharks Fall to Portland, 4-3 in OT—Sharks fall to Portland in OT, 4-3

25 Great Last Minute Local Gifts in Central MA—Still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping? Check out…

John Monfredo: Ted Coghlin: A Dynamic and Caring Hero Who Will Be Missed!—During this holiday season we mourn the passing…

Americans Identifying Race Relations as a Top Issue Sharply Rises According to Gallup Poll—Gallup released results from a new poll on…

Sharks Fall 4-1 On Road to Manchester—Sharks Fall 4-1 to Manchester on the road

Monster Jam ‘Roars’ Into the DCU Center—Monster Jam will be returning to the DCU…

Friday Financial Five – December 19th, 2014—Congress finally approved retroactive individual tax breaks

REPORT: Rondo Trade to Dallas is VERY Close—Celtics on the verge of trading Rondo

Massachusetts Adds 13,500 Jobs in November—The executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development…

RE/MAX New England: Pending Sales in Massachusetts Are Up—RE/MAX of New England's November Monthly Housing Report…

 
 

Wachusett and Shrewsbury Meet in the GoLocal Game of the Week

Friday, October 19, 2012

 

Something has to give when Wachusett hosts Shrewsbury in the GoLocalWorcester High School Football Game of the week.

Shrewsbury at Wachusett, 7 pm Friday

Why is it a must-see game?

Both teams have been shooting up our power rankings after knocking off some of the region's established powers. Shrewsbury defeated crosstown rival St. John's in a 51-46 shootout earlier this month, and Wachusett's stingy defense shut down reigning Division I Super Bowl champion Leominster, along with a talented St. Peter-Marian squad.

One team's momentum will be halted, while the other will continue its magical run, likely into the postseason.

Shrewsbury Offense vs Wachusett Defense

This is a true matchup of strength vs strength. The Shrewsbury offense has been on a tear of late, averaging 30 points over its last five games. The Colonials have leaned heavily on running back Zach Dionis, who leads the team with nearly 900 yards on the ground.

Meanwhile, Wachusett has given up only 10 points the last two weeks, with both games coming against regional heavyweights. The Mountaineers haven't given up a point in their last six quarters of play, and junior linebacker Owen Gibbons snagged two interceptions to seal a victory over Leominster.

Wachusett Offense vs Shrewsbury Defense

The Mountaineers are known for their defense, but they've been able to put up points when the have to. Running back Scott Tupper has averaged over 4.5 yards per carry and cashed in six touchdowns, but don't look for Wachusett to get too crazy. They do their best to limit turnovers and let the defense do its job.

The Colonials' defense has only given up 30 or more points this year, and that was in a win against St. John's. Shrewsbury doesn't overwhelm you, but they have the speed to force turnovers, led by Garrett Pacy's three interceptions.

Be sure to check back after the game for full highlights in the sports section.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.