Games in order of date.
1. Blue Hills (1-0) at West Bridgewater (1-0), Thursday at 7 p.m.: Some cancellations led to this game being moved up a week. Both teams impressed in their season openers as the Warriors shut out Cape Cod Tech and the Wildcats defeated Nantucket for the first time since 2010. Despite both being in the Mayflower Athletic Conference, these teams haven’t met since Blue Hills defeated WB, 34-33, in 2016.
2. Stoughton (3-0) at North Attleboro (3-0), Saturday at 1: Defense wins championships or better offense beats good defense? North Attleboro is averaging more than 43 points per game this season while the Black Knights are allowing fewer than 5 per outing.
3. Mashpee (3-0) at Abington (2-1), April 9: It seems like it’s an annual tradition for these two to meet in the regular season for the South Shore League Tobin Division title and then a few weeks later in the Div. 7 South Sectionals. Abington has a tough test against a hungry Cohasset team this week before the annual showdown with the Falcons.
4. Quincy (1-1) vs. North Quincy (1-1), April 9: It’s sort of like Christmas in July. One of the area’s best Thanksgiving rivalries will be played in April. Both teams have good young cores.
5. Plymouth South (2-1) at Scituate (2-0), April 9: The Panthers spent the last two weeks playing late replacement opponents. Our fingers are crossed that this game doesn’t get moved because it could be one of the best on the South Shore this season. The last two Patriot League Fisher Division champs will be in search of another league title.
6. Milton (2-1) at Needham (2-1), April 9: Two of the top teams in the Bay State Conference will go at it in this one. Points should be at a plenty. Milton narrowly escaped with a 31-28 win in the last meeting, in 2019.
7. Bridgewater-Raynham (3-0) at Brockton (2-1), April 10: If the Trojans and Boxers both win this weekend, the first Southeast Conference football title will be on the line in this one. There’s a little team-of-destiny feeling surrounding the Trojans during coach Dan Buron’s final season. The Boxers have been waiting a few years to see what this senior class can accomplish. We might as well call this one ‘The Enterprise 2021 Super Bowl.’
8. BC High (1-1) vs. Catholic Memorial (2-0), April 10: Catholic Memorial has been one of the top teams in the state in recent years. The Eagles have been no slouches themselves. BC High is hoping to keep the momentum rolling from a double-overtime win against St. John’s Prep.
9. Archbishop Williams (2-1) at Cardinal Spellman (1-1), April 23: This Thanksgiving rivalry will (hopefully) be a little warmer when they meet in late April.