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October 31, 2012

High School Football Standings

MERRIMACK VALLEY

CONFERENCE I

Team League Overall

Central 2-0 7-1

Andover 1-0 8-0

Lowell 1-1 6-2

Chelmsford 0-2 4-4

Billerica 0-2 2-6

PLAYOFF PICTURE: Central has Billerica and Andover left. Andover has Lowell, Billerica and Central. If both sides take care of business, it becomes the biggest Thanksgiving game this area has seen since Chris Lane piloted Central to victory in the 1989 classic. Which actually was snowed out on Thanksgiving.

MERRIMACK VALLEY

CONFERENCE 2

Team League Overall

Tewksbury 3-0 4-4

N. Andover 2-1 3-4

Haverhill 2-1 6-2

Lawrence 1-2 1-7

Dracut 0-2 2-6

Methuen 0-2 2-6

PLAYOFF PICTURE: If it beats Methuen or Dracut, Tewksbury celebrates. All North Andover or Haverhill can do is keep winning and pray for miracles.

CAL/NEC DIVISION 3

Team League Overall

Amesbury 2-0 6-2

Pentucket 2-0 5-3

Newburypor 2-0 5-3

Winthrop 1-2 2-6

Triton 0-2 1-6

Saugus 0-3 4-4

PLAYOFF PICTURE: Those who don’t like the new playoff format will point to this division where three fierce. border rivals, all within 10 miles of each other, stand unbeaten in the league with collisions on the horizon.

Pentucket, Amesbury and Newburyport have to play a round-robin to decide this one.

CAL/NEC DIVISION 4

Team League Overall

N. Reading 2-0 6-1

Lynnfield 2-0 5-2

Ham-Wenham 1-1 5-2

Ipswich 1-1 2-6

Manchester 0-2 1-6

Georgetown 0-2 1-7

PLAYOFF PICTURE: North Reading hosts Hamilton-Wenham Friday night. Win a win in that one, and barring upsets, it sets up a Turkey Day game vs. Lynnfield for all the marbles in the CAL/NEC 4.

COMMONWEALTH LARGE

Team League OveralL

Shawsheen 2-0 6-1

Whittier 1-0 6-2

Gr. Lawrence 1-1 6-2

Northeast 1-2 6-2

Lynn Tech 0-2 2-5

PLAYOFF PICTURE: Shawsheen can basically lock down on the CAC Large title by knocking off Whittier Saturday. Whittier, if it can rebound from last week’s non-league loss to North Shore, would put itself in strong position with a win Saturday. Then the Wildcats could play for the title on Thanksgiving against Greater Lawrence.

NEW HAMPSHIRE DIVISION 1

Team League Overall

Exeter 7-0 8-1

Pinkerton 6-1 8-1

Nashua South 5-2 7-2

Manch. Central 4-3 5-4

Concord 3-4 4-4

Nashua North 2-5 3-5

Memorial 2-5 4-5

Londonderry 1-6 2-7

Salem 0-7 0-9

PLAYOFF PICTURE: Pinkerton and South meet for the No. 2 seed this week and will meet again next week. Central is locked in at the No. 4 seed and Exeter will host the Little Green a week from Saturday in the semis.

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