Bob Holmes’ high school football playoff picks

Andover over St. John’s Prep — If Andover wins the Super Bowl will the town have a second Christmas parade so EJ Perry can get a ride on the fire engine?

Weymouth over Brockton — The Wildcats had no reason to beat Walpole, so forget the Thanksgiving result. Ozzy and the boys are headed to the Super Bowl.


Masconomet over Everett — The last time the Crimson Tide played a real game, Mitt Romney had a shot at becoming president.

Lincoln-Sudbury over Barnstable — To Orville (10-1) it’s pretty simple. L-S beat Barnstable last season because L-S was a better team. And nothing has changed.

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Reading over Tewksbury; Duxbury over Mansfield — Can we skip Tuesday and get right to the game of the year? Why freeze when we know who’s going to win?

Burlington over Beverly — Talk of another shopping center in Burlington isn’t exciting. Watching Marcus Odiah and Anthony Cruz run wild Tuesday, that’s another story.

Natick over Plymouth South — The Dylan Oxsen story is compelling but let’s face it, Plymouth South hasn’t played anywhere near the schedule Natick has. Story over.


Wayland over Westwood — The Warriors beat L-S. Westwood beat Dedham. Next question.

Pembroke over Sharon — The Titans have postseason experience and an offense on a roll. One milestone is enough for Sharon.

Amesbury over Lynnfield — Actually don’t have a clue on this one, but we were given the coin they were going to use at Holbrook on Thanksgiving and it landed in favor of the Indians.

Bishop Feehan over Dighton-Rehoboth — Your eventual Division 3A Super Bowl champion Shamrocks get the postseason started with easy semifinal win.

Shawsheen over St. Mary’s — Not sure what’s got into the Rams’ offense, but going from 18.6 ppg last fall to 35.2 this season is impressive.

Abington over Millis-Hopedale — Ok, you figure out Millis-Hopedale. The Mohawks beat Westwood and Holliston but lost to Medway and Medfield.

Cathedral over North Shore — The Cathedral players have been told so many times not to celebrate that if one of them hit Powerball Wednesday, you wouldn’t even see a smile.

Bristol-Plymouth over Madison Park — And to think I gave Bristol-Plymouth as much chance to beat Blue Hills as I gave Bristol Palin to win “Dancing with the Stars.’’

Last week, 3-5. Season record, 42-31.

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