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November 8, 2012

High School Football Standings, Playoff Scenarios

MERRIMACK VALLEY

CONFERENCE I

Team League Overall

Central 3-0 8-1

Lowell 2-1 7-2

Andover 1-1 8-1

Chelmsford 0-2 5-4

Billerica 0-3 2-7

PLAYOFF PICTURE: Central has the clear upper hand, controlling its own destiny. Defeat Andover on Thanksgiving and win the title outright.

MERRIMACK VALLEY

CONFERENCE 2

Team League Overall

Tewksbury 4-0 5-4

N. Andover 3-1 4-4

Haverhill 3-1 7-2

Lawrence 1-3 1-8

Dracut 0-3 2-7

Methuen 0-3 2-7

PLAYOFF PICTURE: Tewksbury is the champion and represents the MVC2 in the postseason for the second straight year.

CAL/NEC DIVISION 3

Team League Overall

Amesbury 3-0 7-2

Newburyport 3-0 6-3

Pentucket 2-1 5-4

Winthrop 2-2 3-6

Triton 0-3 1-7

Saugus 0-4 4-5

PLAYOFF PICTURE: Pentucket’s last stand is Saturday. Beat Amesbury and hope the Indians knock off Newburyport on Turkey Day. That would most likely force a three-way tie. A loss tomorrow for the Sachems and it’s a Thanksigiving brawl for it all at the mouth of the Merrimack.

CAL/NEC DIVISION 4

Team League Overall

N. Reading 3-0 7-1

Lynnfield 3-0 6-2

Ham-Wenham 1-2 5-3

Ipswich 1-2 2-7

Manchester 1-2 2-6

Georgetown 0-3 1-8

PLAYOFF PICTURE: North Reading vs. Lynnfield for the title on Thanksgiving.

COMMONWEALTH LARGE

Team League Overall

Shawsheen 3-0 7-1

Gr. Lawrence 1-1 7-2

Whittier 1-1 6-3

Northeast 1-2 7-2

Lynn Tech 0-2 3-5

PLAYOFF PICTURE: Shawsheen is the champion. Whittier and the Reggies will fight for a spot in the State Vocational Bowl.

NEW HAMPSHIRE DIVISION 1

Team League Overall

Exeter 8-0 9-1

Pinkerton 7-1 9-1

Nashua South 5-3 7-3

Manch. Central 5-3 6-4

Concord 4-4 6-4

Nashua North 2-6 3-6

Memorial 2-6 4-6

Londonderry 2-6 3-7

Salem 0-8 0-10

PLAYOFFS

Semifinals, Saturday

South at Pinkerton, 1 p.m.

Manchester Central at Exeter, 1 p.m.

NEW HAMPSHIRE DIVISION 2

Team League Overall

Winnacunnet 7-1 8-1

Bedford 7-1 8-1

Keene 6-2 7-2

Bishop Guertin 5-3 5-4

Man. West 3-5 3-7

Timberlane 3-5 4-6

Dover 3-5 3-6

Spaulding 2-6 2-7

Merrimack 0-8 0-9

PLAYOFFS

Semifinals, Saturday

Guertin at Winnacunnet, 1 p.m.

Keene at Bedford, 1 p.m.

NEW HAMPSHIRE DIVISION 4

Team League

Plymouth 9-0

Trinity 8-1

Windham 7-2

St. Thomas 6-3

Hanover 4-5

Kennett 4-5

Laconia 4-5

Lebanon 2-7

John Stark 1-8

Kingswood 0-9

PLAYOFFS

No. 1 Plymouth 42, No. 4 St. Thomas 17

No. 2 Trinity 20, No. 3 Windham 13

Title Game, Saturday

Trinity at Plymouth, 1 p.m.

NEW HAMPSHIRE DIVISION 5

Team League

Somersworth 7-1

Kearsarge 6-2

Monadnock 6-2

Stevens 5-3

Sanborn 4-4

Bow 3-5

Pelham 2-6

Inter-Lakes 1-7

Epping-Newmarket 1-7

PLAYOFFS

No. 1 Somersworth 27, No. 4 Stevens 10

No. 3 Monadnock 14, No. 2 Kearsarge 6

Title Game, Saturday

Monadnock at Somersworth, 1 p.m.

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