Even without quarterbacks Pat Long (shoulder) and Lukas Denis (elbow), Everett, led by Gilly DeSouza, powered past Leominster 29-7 to remain the top team in Eastern Mass.
However, things got rocky near the top as BC High was stunned by Brockton 21-0 and fell from No. 2 to No. 10. Brockton bounced from No. 12 up to No. 6.
Why such a big jump for the Boxers? Not only did they beat BC high, but they looked good doing it. Quarterback Austin Roberts anchored a punishing ground attack, and Brockton’s defense was up to speed. Coach Peter Colombo rolled out the triple option, and although the offense struggled early, the Boxers ran the system fluidly in the second half.
Because of the BC High loss, Xaverian, St. John’s Prep, Barnstable and all moved up one spot.
Duxbury jumped two spots to No. 5 with a big win over Bridgewater-Raynham, which fell from No. 6 to 12.
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