Week 12 MIAA top 25


1. North Andover (11-0) — Last hurdle to a state title will be its toughest.

2. St. John's Prep (9-2) — Tough loss to Xaverian, but still has major goals ahead of it.

3. Catholic Memorial (9-2) — Seems to be playing its best at the right time.

4. Everett (10-1) — No title this year, but this senior class left a mark that will not soon be forgotten.

5. Xaverian (8-2) — Now has wins over the Prep, CM, and Abp. Stepinac, which just won the New York state Catholic title for the third year in a row.

6. Central Catholic (8-3) — This team is very well set up for 2019.

7. King Philip (9-2) — As good as North Andover is, hard to bet against KP in that spot, isn't it?.

8. Springfield Central (10-1) — Game with Tewksbury might have the most compelling storylines of the weekend..

9. Tewksbury (11-1) — Team lost a lot from last year and just reloaded.

10. Duxbury (11-1) — Dragons enjoyed big win over Marshfield, which will be much-improved in 2019.

11. Acton-Boxboro (9-2) — This program made a huge step forward this season.

12. Lincoln-Sudbury (9-2) — Will be interesting to see what this team looks like next season after losing a huge senior class.

13. Scituate (11-1) — Sailors really have been peaking lately.

14. Nashoba (11-1) — Should be favored against Dighton-Rehoboth.

15. Mansfield (8-3) — Shocker of a loss to Foxboro.

16. Old Rochester (11-0) — Bulldogs and Stoneham have been on a collision course all year.

17. Reading (8-3) — Nice win over Stoneham caps off a quality bounce-back season.

18. Stoneham (11-1) — Regardless of the loss to Reading, this team will be ready to play against Old Rochester.

19. North Attleboro (8-3) — Yet again, Red Rocketeers will graduate a good group, but another is on the way to keep the train rolling.

20. Franklin (7-4) — Finished strong, and gave KP a tough game on Thanksgiving.

21. Hingham (7-3) — Loses a big senior class.

22. St. John's (S) (8-4) — Will be right back in the mix next year.

23. Wachusett (8-3) — This team will bring back a lot where it matters next year: up front.

24. Doherty (9-2) — Team should rally around young quarterback Noah Callery next season.

25. Methuen (8-3) — Another team that brings back a nice nucleus for next season.


First 15 out (in alphabetical order)


BC High (4-7), Brockton (6-4), Canton (8-3), Danvers (8-3), Dighton-Rehoboth (9-2), Falmouth (8-2), Gloucester (9-3), Holliston (9-1), Lynn Classical (7-4), Lynn English (8-3), Marblehead (9-2), Marlboro (8-3), Shrewsbury (7-4), Wayland (8-3), Whitman-Hanson (8-3)

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