New High School Football Poll out as Thanksgiving Day games, Super Bowls loom

DEDHAM, Mass. — Ahead of the traditional Thanksgiving Day games, the Boston 25 High School Football Top 10 Poll has updated its rankings in time for Turkey Day.

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As they have done for several weeks now, the No. 1 Catholic Memorial Knights (11-0) retained their top ranking after defeating No. 6 Marshfield in the Division 2 Semifinals. The Rams (9-2) fell from the five-spot a week ago to the six this week following the 41-0 loss to CM.

The Marblehead Magicians (10-0) also earned the sixth ranking in our poll this week after tying Marshfield in the number of votes earned in the voting process. No. 6 Marblehead will head to the Division 3 Super Bowl after downing Westfield, 40-7.

The undefeated Knights of CM will square off with No. 4 King Phillip (9-1) in the Division 2 Super Bowl. KP earned their way to the final with a 31-16 win over Milford.

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On the Division 1 side will be No. 2 Central Catholic (10-1), who punched their ticket to the Super Bowl with a 35-12 win over No. 5 St. John’s Prep (8-3) in the semifinals. The Raiders will be opposed by Springfield Central, who knocked off No. 3 Franklin (9-1) on the other side of the bracket, 60-49.

While there was a tie at the No. 6 spot, there also were two teams knotted up for the eighth ranking, with Scituate (10-1) and Lincoln-Sudbury (8-1) earning the same number of votes. The Sailors will face No. 10 Duxbury in the Division 4 Super Bowl after they knocked off Grafton, 21-14, in the semis. The Dragons moved past Foxborough, 38-21, to earn their spot in the title game.

Swampscott (11-0), Xaverian (7-3), North Attleboro (7-3), Milford (8-3), Everett (8-1), North Reading (10-1), Rockland (9-1), Abington (10-1), & Foxborough (9-2) all also received votes this week.

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