There are so many storylines as we head into the state quarterfinal contests this week.
We sifted by every of the eight divisions and picked off among the higher matchups in addition to a few intriguing non-playoff matchups.
Let’s begin in Division 1, the place two of the 4 contests have a little bit of intrigue. BC High travels to St. John’s Prep in a rematch of a sport performed two weeks in the past the place St. John’s Prep rolled to a 34-6 victory. Following the sport, the teaching staffs exchanged some lower than savory pleasantries.
On the opposite facet of the bracket, Springfield Central has been a thorn in Xaverian’s facet lately. The Western Mass. juggernaut has taken out the Hawks in every of the final two playoffs and can be searching for a three-peat when the edges meet on the Hawk Bowl.
In a Div. 3 quarterfinal, Mansfield and Walpole are two of the extra storied packages within the historical past of Massachusetts soccer. They can be assembly for the correct to advance to the state semifinals.
Scituate and Holliston are nowhere close to each other, however appear to have made a historical past of assembly within the postseason. Once once more, these two will meet up in a Div. 5 quarterfinal contest.
Foxboro coach Jack Martinelli etched his title into the report books earlier within the season when he joined the unique 300-win. Now he leads his workforce right into a quarterfinal contest towards Newburyport, a mere two wins away from roaming the sideline at close by Gillette Stadium.
The considered Stoneham and Bellingham making the postseason appeared foolish again in September when the Spartans began the season 0-4 and the Blackhawks struggled by three straight losses. Yet, each groups rebounded properly to make the playoffs and win a highway contest on the opening weekend to earn a quarterfinal assembly towards one another Friday in Bellingham.
Carver has rolled by the competitors with ease, placing up factors at a powerful tempo. Standing between the undefeated Crusaders and a berth within the semifinals is KIPP, a battle-tested squad which made it to the Div. 8 championship sport a 12 months in the past.
There has definitely been a lot discuss concerning the comfort video games and the need of them. We do have two video games that are definitely worthy of debate.
Everett and Central Catholic are often Div. 1 event staples and have met in a number of memorable postseason contests by the years. The two will meet Friday evening in what ought to be a spirited contest.
History will be made in Wayland as Melrose coach Tim Morris seeks to turn into the 58th soccer coach in state historical past to earn 200 wins ought to his workforce prevail. The head coach since 1994, Morris enters the competition with a powerful 199-108-4 report.
If the prep college scene is your alternative, there are three good contests on tab for Saturday. BB&N is trying to cement a NEPSAC bowl berth when it travels to Lawrence Academy to face a Spartan workforce coming off its first loss.
Belmont Hill would love nothing higher than to finish the common season on a seven-game profitable streak because it visits Governor’s Academy. Two of the perfect groups within the Evergreen meet up as Dexter Southfield visits Pingree.