Week 10 high school football capsules

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Published: 11/9/2018 1:08:41 AM
South Hadley vs Wahconah

At Westfield State, Friday, 7

The Tigers (7-2) and Warriors (8-1) are both rolling into their WMass Division 7 championship game. South Hadley has won seven straight. Wahconah has won four straight. The Warriors have won by an average of 32.6 points per game. Conner Noyes runs the ball effectively for Wahconah.

Amherst at Frontier

Friday, 7

The Division 5 semifinalist Hurricanes (6-3) face the Division 7 semifinalist Red Hawks (5-4). Amherst had won five straight prior to falling to East Longmeadow last week. Frontier fell to South Hadley. Amherst needs to contain back Garrett DeForest (1,081 yards rushing). Frontier needs to contain Amherst’s passing attack led by quarterback J.B. Mills.

Belchertown at Palmer

Friday, 7

The streaky Orioles (5-4) have momentum heading into their showdown with the Panthers (4-4). Belchertown is on its second two-game winning streak of the season after dispatching Greenfield and Commerce. The defense has allowed 12 points in its last three games combined. The return of Bradley Lovett has helped spark the Orioles.

Ludlow at Easthampton

Friday, 7

The Eagles (5-4) welcome the Division 5 semifinalist Lions (6-3) to White Brook Middle School. Ludlow fell 35-0 to Longmeadow last week. Ludlow won three straight and six of seven prior to last week. These teams met in 2016, a 34-20 Easthampton win. The streaky Eagles have lost two straight. They are 1-4 on the road and 4-0 at home.

Monument at Smith Vocational

Friday, 7

The Vikings (3-5) have two more opportunities to nail down that program-record fourth win. First up are the Spartans (2-7), who have been shut out five times this season. Monument beat Pathfinder (39-26) in Week 1 and Drury (20-12) in Week 7. Smith Voke has lost two straight. It won three of four during the middle of the season.

Northampton at Chicopee Comp

Friday, 7

The Blue Devils (5-4) have turned up the defense recently, beating Putnam (23-6) and Agawam (34-6) ahead of their matchup with the Colts (4-5). When Devontay Edmunds gets going for Northampton, good things happen. Edmunds has 120 yards rushing and three total touchdowns last week. Comp had won four straight prior to losing to Central in the Division 3 semifinals.

Williston at Brunswick

Saturday, 1

The Wildcats (3-4, 2-4 Erickson) have a tough road ahead with the Bruins (7-1, 5-1), who are in a three-way tie for first in the league. Brunswick’s lone loss came at Avon Old Farms, a 17-14 setback. The Bruins allow 14.1 points per game and average 27.8 per game.

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