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SouthCoast High School Pigskin Preview: Week 7

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FRIDAY NIGHT’S ACTION:

CASE AT FAIRHAVEN, 7 p.m.

The Blue Devils (2-3, 2-3 SCC) are looking for their straight win with a victory over the winless (0-6) Cardinals. Senior Kevin Albano is showing that he can be the man to carry Fairhaven if need be, but they’ve also got Cam Charette under center as well. Phoenix Boie is the star for Case, but GNB Voc-Tech proved last week that you can neutralize him, holding him to just seven yards on 11 carries.

BOURNE AT APPONEQUET, 7 p.m.

The Lakers (4-1, 4-0 SCC) had little trouble with Seekonk last week, beating them 51-14. It’s hard to imagine this one going much different, as the Canalmen have struggled to keep pace in the SCC’s “B” tier and have managed just 14.6 points per game while allowing 35.0…which the second-most points allowed in the SCC this season (Case has the slight edge with 35.5 points allowed per game).

OLD ROCHESTER AT WAREHAM, 7 p.m.

Normally, the Route 6 rivals always bring it to their annual Cranberry Cup battle, but these are two teams headed into two different directions. ORR (5-0) had a huge win over Dighton-Rehoboth last Friday night, keeping them (along with Apponequet) as the team to beat in the SCC’s “A” tier. The Vikings (1-4, 1-3 SCC) meanwhile are still struggling to get their offense going, although the real test will be if the Vikings can be the ones to slow down the Bulldogs’ multifaceted rushing attack.

DARTMOUTH AT NEW BEDFORD, 7 p.m.

This is one of those rivalries where the records always go out the window, but it’s important to note that the Whalers (1-4) have looked much better than their record indicates. They’re playing tough opponents, and they’ll get another one this week with the 3-2 Indians. It could also be a very fun game with Dartmouth quarterback Blaine Almeida and New Bedford QB Brendan Costa slinging the ball around if the teams decide to take to the air.

SATURDAY’S ACTION:

BISHOP STANG AT BISHOP FEEHAN, 1 p.m.

In recent years, it would be tough to think the Spartans (3-2, 1-1 EAC) could hang with powerhouse Feehan, but this year is different. Not only is Stang’s defense keeping them in games while their offense begins to develop under quarterback Matt Golden, but the Shamrocks (2-3, 2-1 EAC) aren’t nearly as mighty as in years past. They’re scoring just 11.2 points per game while giving up 23.2; Stang is scoring 11.0 while allowing 13.6.

NANTUCKET AT OLD COLONY, 2 p.m.

The Cougars (2-3, 1-2 Mayflower Small) are looking to avoid their third straight loss after losing to Upper Cape and South Shore Voke over the past two weeks. If they lose, they won’t be able to finish the season any better than .500, and the program certainly doesn’t want to take any steps backward after such a strong start to this season. Both the Cougars and Whalers have put up similar offensive numbers this season, but Nantucket has had the far stingier defense, so Jake Pringle and his offense will have to play mistake-free football.

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