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CRAIG LARSON | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PICKS

Week 5 high school football selections

Dennis-Yarmouth over Falmouth — The Jacob McCarthy-to-Geoffrey Jamiel connection is the trigger for a Dolphin attack producing 45.3 ppg. ACL/D5 showdown goes to 4-0 D-Y.

Everett over Lowell — It’s been a wild 4-0 start for the Curtis Gentiles-piloted Red Raiders . . . 62-61 (Cambridge) and 51-48 (Andover) victories the headliners. Everett can score too, and defend on the perimeter like no one else.

Lawrence Academy over Governor’s Academy — Dragons follow the lead of their take-charge junior back, Tyler Arruda (4 TDs), and their massive O-line to take the clash of ISL6 unbeatens in Byfield.

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Lynn Classical over Danvers — The stout Classical D is allowing 8.0 points per game. The Falcons have yielded 8 points in four games. In matchup of NEC unbeatens, the “Lynn wins” still rules.

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Melrose over Stoneham — Fleet-footed backs Rey Guity and Isaac Seide carry host Red Raiders to victory in meeting of Middlesex Freedom unbeatens. Under the radar no more.

Natick over Walpole — Rebels defending with a purpose the past three weeks (4.3 points per game). That will not be enough against Christian D’Antonio-led Redhawk attack that has put up 35 ppg the past two weeks against Milton and Norwood.

Old Rochester over Somerset-Berkley — In a scheduling quirk, OR and S-B are each coming off wins over Dighton-Rehoboth, 30-14 for the former (last week) and 20-6 (Sept. 22) for the latter. The bye is not an advantage; home field is.

Swampscott over Lynn English — Hate to pin the first loss on one of the four Lynn unbeatens. But Jake McIntire and the Big Blue offense are operating at full throttle (43.5 ppg.). And the hosts can defend (7.7 ppg).

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Last week: 5-3; season: 23-11.

CRAIG LARSON

Craig Larson can be reached at craig.larson@globe.com