By: Steve Watson
If I could pick college & pro games like I picked TVL games in Week 1, I could’ve retired already. Six of the eight picks were correct. The only two incorrect ones were Medway & Westwood. Came within a point of getting the Hopkinton/Wayland score correct (17-14 predicted, 18-14 was the final), if you the readers can actually believe that. Some tremendous games on tap here in Week 2.
Last Week: 6-2
Westwood (0-1) @ Norwood (0-1) (Sat 1pm)
Last year: Didn’t meet
Both schools are coming off of tough season opening losses. Westwood fell to Pembroke 33-14 while Norwood was blanked by Framingham, 22-0. Westwood evens their record at 1-1 with a win
Prediction: Westwood 34-7
Dedham (0-1) @ Bishop Fenwick (0-1)
Last year: Bishop Fenwick, 14-6
Both schools suffered setbacks in Week 1 as Dedham lost to Medfield 34-14 and Bishop Fenwick was blanked by Hamilton-Wenham by a 21-0 tally. This will be a close game but Bishop Fenwick prevails in the end.
Prediction: Bishop Fenwick 14-12
Holliston (1-0) @ Lincoln-Sudbury (1-0)
Last year: Holliston, 30-20
Both squads started the 2017 season with resounding 24-7 wins as Holliston scored a win over longtime rival Millis and Lincoln-Sudbury beat Dighton-Rehoboth. This will be an excellent match-up and in the end, an excellent win for Holliston
Prediction: Holliston 28-27
Hopkinton (1-0) VS Medway (0-1)
Last year: Hopkinton, 26-11
Hopkinton started their 2017 season with an 18-14 win over Wayland while Medway fell to Norton, 27-19. Medway looks improved but the Hillers get the W here.
Prediction: Hopkinton 21-9
Ashland (1-0) VS Medfield (1-0)
Last year: Medfield, 14-7
Ashland kicked off their 2017 campaign with a 34-0 blowout win over Seekonk while Medfield topped Dedham, 34-14. Two impressive Week 1 wins for these squads. Ashland avenges last year’s loss and moves to 2-0.
Prediction: Ashland 23-16
Millis (0-1) @ Norton (1-0)
Last year: Didn’t meet
Norton scored a 27-19 win over Medway while Millis fell to Holliston by a 24-7 final. Millis rebounds in Week 2 & both teams will be 1-1.
Prediction: Millis 21-13
Bellingham (1-0) VS Bishop Stang (0-1) (Sat 6pm)
Last year: Bellingham, 32-20
Bellingham started off the year strong with a 20-18 win over Blackstone Millville while Bishop Stang was blanked by Nantucket, 41-0. The Blackhawks improve to 2-0 with a big win.
Prediction: Bellingham 37-13
Dover-Sherborn (1-0) @ Nipmuc (1-0) (Sat 1pm)
Last year: Dover-Sherborn, 14-13
Both schools started strong in 2017 as Dover-Sherborn beat Weston 34-6 and Nipmuc blasted Burncoat, 48-12. Dover-Sherborn escaped with a one point win over Nipmuc last year, but they’ll have no such luck this time. Besides, I can’t pick against my alma mater.
Prediction: Nipmuc 21-18