No. 9 Milford joins Top 10 Poll after narrow win over Mansfield

DEDHAM, Mass. — Following their three-point win over the Mansfield Hornets this weekend, the Milford Scarlet Hawks have jumped into the Boston 25 High School Football Top 10 Poll. Milford earned the No. 9 ranking in the commonwealth thanks to a 27-24 win over a Mansfield team that was ranked No. 6 in the poll just two weeks ago.

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The top three teams in the state remained the same for yet another consecutive week after big wins by No. 1 Catholic Memorial, No. 2 Everett and No. 3 St. John’s Prep. The top-ranked Knights and the hot-on-their-heels Crimson Tide both blanked their opponents, 44-0, this weekend, with CM shutting out St. John’s (Shrewsbury) and Everett crushing Lynn Classical.

The Eagles of St. John’s Prep maintained their No. 3 ranking in the commonwealth thanks to a 39-21 win over Malden Catholic.

No. 4 Xaverian and No. 5 Lincoln-Sudbury flip-flopped their respective spots from a week ago despite both earning big wins this week. The Hawks grabbed the higher ranking following a 49-22 drubbing of Catholic Conference foe BC High, while L-S downed Acton-Boxborough, 49-13, last Thursday.

No. 6 Central Catholic, No. 7 Franklin and No. 8 Reading all stood pat in this week’s ranking as well with a trio of victories. The Raiders shut out Lowell, 41-0, the Panthers kept on rolling with a 35-0 victory over Taunton, and the No. 8 Rockets took down Middlesex League opponent Woburn, 26-17, in Boston 25′s High School GameDay Game of the Week.

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No. 10 Marshfield narrowly held on to the final spot in the Top 10 Poll by one vote after beating Hingham, 34-13. Their grip on the No. 10 spot and the arrival of Milford in the rankings dropped Marblehead, formerly No. 9 in the commonwealth, from the poll by a single vote.

The Magicians were the only non-ranked team to receive votes in this week’s ranking.