High School football preview

Super Bowl teams face roster decisions

Reading coach John Fiore said his team is focused on one thing — its game against Stoneham on Thursday.

Mark Lorenz for the Globe

Is a win on Thanksgiving worth the risk of losing starters?

Bob Holmes’s school football selections

To whet your appetite for Thanksgiving football, the Globe school sports editor makes his picks.

Special Section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2000fenwayhsfb-9160.jpg Fenway Park will make for some special Thanksgiving memories

For eight high school football teams, this year’s game will be even more memorable because of the location.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/kleinr_15xaverian_03.jpg After Marshfield’s loss, Xaverian moves to No. 1 in football Top 20

The Hawks are on a 22-game winning streak and headed back to the Division 1 Super Bowl.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/_M5Q0289.jpg 2015 high school football Super Bowl matchups set

After a weekend of semifinal games, 12 teams have advanced to the six state title games, which will be played at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 5.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_swim1_spts-9151.jpg Andover, Bishop Feehan ride title waves at state swimming championships

Andover had an astounding margin of victory, finishing the day with 527 points.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lorenz_23prepsoccer_019.jpg Sunday’s school roundup: Milton Academy takes Class A boys’ soccer title

The Mustangs finished a perfect 22-0 season with a 2-0 victory over Northfield Mount Hermon in the final.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/22soccerB01.jpg Soccer roundup: Lincoln-Sudbury is Div. 1 boys’ state champ

Other champions included Oliver Ames (Div. 2 boys), Norton (Div. 3 boys), Monson (Div. 4 boys and girls), Hingham (Div. 2 girls), and Millbury (Div. 3 girls).

Needham 3, Algonquin 1

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/needhamsoccer6.jpg Needham girls unstoppable, capture Div. 1 soccer crown

The Rockets (22-0-2) captured their first state championship in 30 years.

Boys cross-country

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/statexcountry4.jpg Marblehead, Lowell running on all cylinders at All-State meet

Andrew Ernst led Marblehead to its first Div. 2 title; Lowell won its second straight D1 crown.

Girls Cross-Country

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/statexcountry1-001.jpg Division 2 All-State cross-country champ Milton finishes what it started

Bridget Mitchell and Colette O’Leary helped Milton run to the title.

West Newbury Ma 10/10/2015 North Reading player Thomas McHugh (cq) left looks to tackle Pentucket player Liam Sheehy (cq) right during game action. North Reading vs Pentucket High School Football.Staff/Photographer Jonathan Wiggs Topic: Reporter

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Thanksgiving football: A look at some of the region’s top matchups

Here’s a look across Eastern Massachusetts at some of the most interesting games over the holiday.

Volleyball roundup: Barnstable, Notre Dame (H), Frontier win titles

Frontier Regional captured its sixth consecutive Div. 3 crown, while Barnstable took its 11th Div. 1 title in 13 years.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Matt64-8531--90x90.jpg A Quincy suicide leaves grief and questions

Friends and family don’t know exactly why the 18-year-old star student-athlete stepped in front of a train, but they believe the tragedy was preventable.

division 2 football playoffs

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/_F5T1006.jpg Reading upsets unbeaten Marshfield for Super Bowl spot

Reading, which will face Nashoba for the state title on Dec. 5, ended Marshfield’s 22-game winning streak.

division 3 football playoffs

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/07/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin120614D3SuperBowl_spt6.jpg Chris Martin leads Dartmouth back to Super Bowl

Martin finished with 191 yards and three touchdowns as Dartmouth toppled Milton, 27-24.

Division 4 football playoffs

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/kleinr_02wefootba(2)_04.jpg Holliston headed to Super Bowl for second straight year

Quarterback Jack Barrett ran for two touchdowns to lead the Panthers back to Gillette Stadium.

division 5 football playoffs

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/_F5T0241.jpg Ground game powers East Bridgewater to Super Bowl

Jared Vargus and Pat Snow combined for 150 yards on the ground in the victory over St. Mary’s.

division 6 football playoffs

Mashpee rolls over Essex Tech for trip to Super Bowl

DeShaun Dias led the Falcons (9-2) with six touchdowns, four in the first half.