, Newburyport, MA


November 2, 2012

Football playoff proposal should improve scheduling


The pick: Winthrop 20, Triton 14

Tomorrow’s games

Amesbury at Saugus, 1

Amesbury’s strength is its ability to enter a game with a defined game plan, and execute it to near perfection. It helps that the Indians are so versatile. They can win games several different ways: a power running game, a finesse running game, a passing game, on defense, etc. Amesbury senior Devlin Gobeil certainly helps the team’s versatile attack. After missing four games with an injury, Gobeil had a breakout performance last week, catching six balls for 145 yards in the first half. In the second half? Gobeil spent much of it on the sidelines with leg cramps. Devlin — On behalf of the fans who enjoy watching you go up and make great catches in traffic, stay hydrated.

The pick: Amesbury 36, Saugus 12

Georgetown at Lynnfield, 2:30

I know Lynnfield has the most talent in CAL/NEC Division 4, and even last week, I knew all signs pointed to a Lynnfield/North Reading showdown for the league title on Thanksgiving Day. But I couldn’t have been the only one surprised when the Pioneers beat Hamilton-Wenham last week, could I have? It just seems like Hamilton-Wenham has won about 10 games like that — odds stacked against it as the underdog — over the last two years when the Generals won back to back league titles.

The pick: Lynnfield 28, Georgetown 6

Last week’s record: 4-0

Overall record: 25-12

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