The new High School Football America Massachusetts Top 10 is out with two new teams — Reading Memorial at No. 9 and Lincoln-Sudbury at No. 10.
Reading Memorial makes its first-ever appearance in our statewide rankings after beating Belmont 30-7 to improve to 3-0. Sophomore quarterback James Murphy completed 11 of 19 passing for 135 yards and a touchdown. Below you can listen to Murphy talk with New England Football Journal about the game.
Lincoln-Sudbury is 4-0 after its third shutout of the season. The Warriors shutout Watham 42-0 on Thursday.
As far as the rest of the rankings, we never got the highly-anticipated matchup between No. 1 Catholic Memorial and No. 4 Xaverian Brothers, because of COVID-19 protocols. Hopefully, we’ll see the two battle in the Catholic Conference postseason.
No. 6 BC High spent its second week on the sidelines due to protocols, which claimed its matchup with No. 2 Central Catholic. CC picked-up an impromptu game and 42-7 win against Billerica.
Hopefully, CM and BC get back to the field this week for their annual game, which is usually played on Thanksgiving.
High School Football America Massachusetts Top 10
No. 1 Catholic Memorial (2-0), LW: #1
No. 2 Central Catholic (4-0), LW: #2
No. 3 Mansfield (3-0), LW: #3
No. 4 Xaverian Brothers (3-0), LW: #4
No. 5 Springfield Central (1-0), LW: #5
No. 6 BC High (1-1), LW: #6
No. 7 Natick (3-0), LW: #7
No. 8 St. John’s Prep (2-2), LW: #9
No. 9 Reading Memorial (3-0), LW: NR
No. 10 Lincoln-Sudbury (4-0), LW: NR
Dropped-out: No. 8 Everett, No. 10 Duxbury
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.