Live updates: High school football state semifinals

Brockton, MA - 11/18/2016 - Millis running back Kurt Hopkins holds off Latin Academy's Devon Harris-James, (25) as he runs for a first down. Millis vs. Latin Academy in D4A football state semifinals. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Lenny Rowe, Topic: 19millis, LOID: 8.3.682313622.

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Games on Friday and Saturday will determine December’s Super Bowl matchups.

Byfield, MA- September 29, 2017: Governor's Academy's Jos Cremers (72) listens to a coaches talk before their high School football game against Milton Academy in Byfield, 2017. Cremers, an exchange student from Germany who is totally deaf, wears devices on both ears to help him hear that were implanted at age 10. (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: sports reporter:

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Overcoming the odds

Jos Cremers, of Germany, a two-way lineman at Governor’s Academy, has not allowed his hearing disability to mute his love of football.

North Attleborough 11/16/2017: North Attleborough High school football head coach Don Johnson coaches the team during practice inside the gym. The team will be playing in the upcoming State semifinal game against Tewksbury. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (sports)

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MIAA FOOTBALL STATE SEMIFINALS

North Attleborough soars into semis on nine-game win streak

Week 6 victory over Hockomock League rival Stoughton proved to be turning point for Red Rocketeers (9-1).

CRAIG LARSON | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PICKS

Craig Larson’s high school football picks

The Globe’s high school sports editor tries his hand at picking this weekend’s state semifinals, plus a NEPSAC bowl or two.

MIAA STATE FINALS

Boston International first City League soccer team in final since 1990

The Lions boys’ team set to take on Bromfield on Saturday night.

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY NOTES

Three teams should contend at boys Division 1 All-State meet

St. John’s Shrewsbury, Wellesley, and Lowell have held the top three spots all season.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL STATE SEMIFINALS

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The Tigers swept the defending D1 state champs in a state semifinal.

Lynn, MA: 11-15-17: After shaking hands with the Cohasset players, BI players celebrate as they run across the field to celebrate with their fans in the stands following their victory. Boston International Newcomers Academy took on Cohasset High School in the Division Four Boy's State Soccer Semi-Finals at Manning Field. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

BOYS’ SOCCER STATE SEMIFINALS

Boston International tops Cohasset to reach Div. 4 final

Jesus Batiz scored winner in 58th minute for Lions (17-2-2); Norwell made early goals by Matt Cawthorne (2d minute) and Troy Studley (16th minute) stand in 2-0 win.

 Brockton, MA: 11-14-17: Westford's Meline Almasian (left) beats King Philip's Avery Snead (center) and Makayla Griffin (right) to the ball in first half action. Westford took on King Philip in the Division One Girl's State Soccer Semi-Finals at Brockton High School. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

GIRLS’ SOCCER STATE SEMIFINALS

Westford Academy outduels King Philip to reach Div. 1 final

Senior forward Katherine Pawlak scored the game-winner for Grey Ghosts (17-1-2) in 2-1 victory over the D1 South champion Warriors Tuesday in Brockton.

 Brockton, MA: 11-14-17: Brockton's Jaylon DaRosa leaps into the arms of teammate Esteven Gomes after DaRosa put his team ahead 1-0 with a first half goal. St. John's Prep took on Brockton in the Division One Boy's State Soccer Semi-Finals at Brockton High School. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

BOYS’ SOCCER STATE SEMIFINALS

Brockton knocks out St. John’s Prep in Div. 1

Odair Monteiro’s penalty kick lifted Boxers (20-1-2) to a physical 2-1 victory over Eagles in D1 semifinal in Brockton.

FIELD HOCKEY STATE SEMIFINALS

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_andoverking10_spts.jpg Andover holds off King Philip; Watertown back in title game

Kate Gregory’s goal gave Andover a 1-0 win in a Division 1 semifinal. In Division 2, Watertown beat Dennis-Yarmouth, 1-0, to reach its ninth straight state championship game.

Documentary short

Heart over height: Johnny Ortiz’s journey from underdog to basketball sensation

Johnny Ortiz has helped lead his teams to victory not with long legs or a formidable wingspan. He’s relied on his heart, tenacious spirit, and mastery of the game’s nuances.

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Two matchups are already set, and six more divisions are down to the semifinals for the Dec. 1 and 2 title games at Gillette Stadium.

Malden, MA 012/09/09: The Lynn Classical boy's basketball team took on Malden High School in a scrimmage held in the Malden High School gymnasium. Head coach Thomas Grassa listens as his son Jasper (11) makes a point during a timeout. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:nowk slug:unknown Library Tag 12132009 Globe North

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Boys’ basketball

Lynn Classical tabs Jasper Grassa to succeed father

After Tom Grassa stepped down on Oct. 11, his 26-year-old son, Jasper, was picked Wednesday to follow in his footsteps as the Rams boys’ basketball coach.

Lynn, MA: 11-13-17: Danvers goalkeeper Mackenzie Gilmore (center in green shirt) is mobbed by teammates Becky Henion (left) Lydia Runnals (second from right) and Erica Blanch (far right) after she shutout Winchester in her team's 1-0 victory. Danvers took on Winchester in the Division Two North sectional high school soccer finals held at Manning Field. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

DIVISION 2 NORTH GIRLS’ SOCCER | DANVERS 1, WINCHESTER 0

Riley Baker scores to lift Danvers to title

The Falcons advance in hunt for first girls’ soccer state title in school history.

DIVISION 2 NORTH BOYS’ SOCCER | CONCORD-CARLISLE 1, ARLINGTON 0

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_arlcc5_spts.jpg Concord-Carlisle wins title on penalty kicks

Senior goalkeeper Davis Van Inwegen turned aside four Arlington shots in PKs

MIAA Girls’ soccer roundup

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Cetrino_13schrdp_022.jpg Amesbury breezes to second straight D4 North title

The Indians erupted in 6-0 victory over St. Joseph Prep to face Millis in D4 semifinals; Newburyport edged Swampscott, 1-0, to claim D3 North.

MIAA Boys’ soccer roundup

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Cetrino_13schrdp_005.jpg Boston International champions of Div. 4 North

Jesus Batiz leads the way with a pair of showstopping goals and an assist in 3-0 shutout of Manchester Essex.

WEEK 10 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK

Defense has sparked Hopkinton

In going from worst in Tri-Valley to first in Eastern Mass., the D4 South champion Hillers (10-0) credited turnabout to their defensive play.

Everett, MA: 11-8-17: Everett High School football teammates, Left to right, Mike Sainristic, jake Willcox, Jason Maitre and Anthony Norcia are pictured outside of Everett Memorial Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

WEEK 10 | HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Everett QB Jake Willcox headlines Week 10 Players of the Week

Willcox led Tide to D1 North title after throwing for 309 yards and 4 TDs in a 37-29 victory over Central Catholic.