Thursday Pickorama – Boston Herald


We had an early sense that our initial march in Pickorama wasn’t going to go as smoothly as we hoped.

Hanover picked the perfect to snap its decades-long streak of futility against Duxbury, knocking off the defending Div. 4 state champions. Staying down on the South Shore, Abington wasn’t going to let Jim Kelliher’s 50th and final season as head coach start with a loss. Wish we jumped on that wagon.

Let’s head to western Massachusetts to find out third setback of the week. Springfield Central might have some new faces, but the offense certainly didn’t sputter, putting up 44 points against Central Catholic.

As a result, we had into the second week of the season with a 7-3 record.

DEXTER SOUTHFIELD over Kingswood Oxford: Casey Day’s squad opens the season with a bang.

Lincoln-Sudbury over NEEDHAM: The Dan Lee Bowl featuring the former Needham athletic director going up against the current Lincoln-Sudbury athletic director.

MANSFIELD over Duxbury: Bounce back effort for the Hornets.

King Philip over MARBLEHEAD: Warriors turn a rare trip into Northeastern Conference territory a successful one.

BILLERICA over Westford Academy: Coach Sigs has the Indians flying early in the season.

Catholic Memorial over CARDINAL NEWMAN: Line play could very well be the difference in this interstate matchup.

NORTH ATTLEBORO over Foxboro: Red Rocketeers get the call in this early Hockomock League battle.

METHUEN over Marshfield: Perfect time for some home cooking for the Rangers,

Tewksbury over HAVERHILL: Indians are much improved but Tewksbury is the hallmark of consistence in the MVC and we’ll side with them.

ST. JOHN’S PREP over Central Catholic: Eagles move to 2-0 with a victory in their home opener.

LAST WEEK: 7-3 (.700)

SEASON TO DATE: 7-3 (.700)

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