Catholic Conference title and top spot in High School Football America Massachusetts Top 10 on the line this weekend

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Two weeks ago, COVID-19 protocol claimed the Catholic Conference showdown between Catholic Memorial and Xaverian Brothers. Saturday, the conference title and top spot in the High School Football America Massachusetts Top 10 will be decided when the two meet in West Roxbury.

Top-ranked CM dismantled former No. 6 BC High 35-7 to improve to 3-0. Fullback Owen McGowan stepped-up from his fullback position to play QB. He completed 6 of 9 passes for 161 yards with two touchdowns.

Xaverian moves from No. 4 to No. 3 this week after an easy 35-14 win over former No. 8 St. John’s Prep.

Also moving-up this week is Natick. The Redhawks blew-out Wellesley 42-14, which moves them from No. 7 to No. 5 this week.

Related: Natick moves to 5-0

Lincoln-Sudbury is the biggest mover (4 spots) after beating Acton-Boxborough 28-21 to wrap-up the Dual County League Large championship. Both entered the game unbeaten.

New to the statewide rankings this week are Tewksbury Memorial at No. 9 and Brockton at No. 10.

Brockton won the inaugural Southeast Conference title with a 28-19 win over previously unbeaten Bridgewater-Raynham. The game closed-out the 28-year career of B-R head coach Dan Buron, who amassed a lifetime record of 207-91-2.

High School Football America Massachusetts Top 10

No. 1 Catholic Memorial (3-0), LW: #1

No. 2 Central Catholic (5-0), LW: #2

No. 3 Xaverian Brothers (4-0), LW: #4

No. 4 Mansfield (4-0), LW: #3

No. 5 Natick (4-0), LW: #7

No. 6 Lincoln-Sudbury (5-0), LW: NR

No. 7 Reading Memorial (4-0), LW: #

No. 8 Springfield Central (1-0), LW: #5

No. 9 Tewksbury Memorial (5-0), LW: NR

No. 10 Bridgewater-Raynham (5-0), LW: NR

Dropped-out: No. 6 BC High, No. 8 St. John’s Prep

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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