Mass. High School Football: Sectional Semifinal Predictions (MIAA D5)

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By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

The sectional semifinals for Massachusetts high school football are upon us, which means it is time to dish out some picks for this week’s games, specifically Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) D5 games.

Contests for this weekend begin tomorrow, Friday, November 3rd – make sure to stay connected on social media, specifically Twitter (@MattNoonan11) or (@NoontimeSports) for scores, updates and news.


D5 North Playoffs

(5) Newburyport at (1) Lynnfield | Friday, Nov. 3rd, 7 p.m.
PICK: Lynnfield 28, Newburyport 14

(6) Watertown at (2) Somerville | Friday, Nov. 3rd, 7 p.m.
PICK: Somerville 26, Watertown 16


D5 South Playoffs 

(5) Foxboro at (1) Dennis-Yarmouth | Nov. 3rd, 6 p.m.
PICK: Dennis-Yarmouth 30, Foxboro 15

(3) Scituate at (2) Medfield |Nov. 3rd, 6:30 p.m.
PICK: Medfield 28, Scituate 20


D5 Central Playoffs 

(4) Northbridge vs. (1) Nipmuc | Nov. 4th, 2:30 p.m. 
PICK: Nipmuc 23, Northbridge 14

(3) Auburn at (2) Oakmont | Nov. 3rd, 7 p.m. 
PICK: Auburn 24, Oakmont 17


D5 West Playoffs

(4) Amherst at (1) West Springfield | Nov. 3rd, 7 p.m.
PICK: West Springfield 31, Amherst 14

(3) East Longmeadow at (2) Longmeadow | Nov. 3rd, 7 p.m. 
PICK: Longmeadow 28, E. Longmeadow 20

Mass. High School Soccer: MIAA Soccer Tournament Pairings (North & South)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s time for playoff soccer here in Massachusetts, and below is the pairing for the upcoming Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) playoffs for both the boys and girls soccer teams that will begin later this week.

We wish all teams participating in this year’s MIAA soccer tournaments best of luck!


North Division 1 (Boys) | Top Seed: St. John’s Prep (Danvers)

North Division 1 (Girls) | Top Seed: Central Catholic

North Division 2 (Boys) | Top Seed: North Andover

North Division 2 (Girls) | Top Seed: Masconomet

North Division 3 (Boys) | Top Seed: Wayland

North Division 3 (Girls) | Top Seed: Saugus

North Division 4 (Boys) | Top Seed: St. Mary’s (Lynn)

North Division 4 (Girls) | Top Seed: Boston International


South Division 1 (Boys) | Top Seed: Brockton

South Division 1 (Girls) | Top Seed: Natick

South Division 2 (Boys) | Top Seed: Nauset Regional

South Division 2 (Girls) | Top Seed: Old Rochester Regional

South Division 3 (Boys) | Top Seed: Seekonk

South Division 3 (Girls) | Top Seed: Archbishop Williams

South Division 4 (Boys) | Top Seed: Cohasset

South Division 4 (Girls) | Top Seed: Monomoy 

Soccer Notebook: Matignon, Somerville Secure Spots In MIAA Soccer Tournament

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By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) unveiled the pairings for its upcoming high school soccer tournaments earlier today, which saw both Somerville and Matignon boy’s varsity soccer secure spots in the Division 1 North and Division 4 North playoffs, respectively.

Somerville, which secured the second position in the North with with a 14-0-4 record, will host Peabody on Saturday, November 4 at Dillboys Stadium at 6 p.m. The Tanners enter the postseason as the 15th best team in the North with an overall record of 9-7-2.

The Highlanders defeated the Tanners twice this season en route to finishing undefeated for the second straight year.

Somerville capped its season last Saturday, October 28th with a 5-1 win last Saturday over Andover,

Saturday’s winner will face either Chelsea (seventh seed) or Boston Latin (10th seed) in the quarterfinals – no date or time has been announced for the quarterfinals.

Chelsea will host Boston Latin on Saturday with kickoff also scheduled for 6 p.m.

St. John’s Prep (Danvers) secured the top spot in this year’s D1 North playoffs, while East Boston, Malden and Lexington round out the top five, checking-in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Matignon earned the fourth seed in the D4 North playoffs and will host Ipswich (13th seed) on Friday, November 3 at 2 p.m. at Danehy Field in Cambridge. The Warriors enter the postseason with a 13-4-1 record, while the Tigers, who secured the 13th position, enter Friday’s match with an 8-8-2 ledger.

The winner of Friday’s first round match will face either Manchester (fourth seed) or Innovation Academy (12th seed) in the quarterfinals – no dates or time has been announced for that particular round.

St. Mary’s of Lynn earned the top spot in the tournament, while Boston International and  Mystic Valley checked-in second and third, respectively. Manchester secured the fifth position.

Mass. High School Football Notebook: D5 North & South Tourn. Quarterfinal Picks

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

The eighth week of the high school football season in Massachusetts is upon us, which means its tournament-time!

Beginning tomorrow, the quest for both sectional and state titles will begin for most teams in the area – who will advance to Gillette Stadium to contend for a division title? Well, that question will be answered over the next few weeks!

Noontime Sports will be providing some coverage of this year’s postseason tournament, specifically Division 5 (North and South) teams. We’ll be tweeting updates throughout the weekend, while sharing scores, news and links on both the site and social media.

As always, make sure to stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Let’s kick-off the first week of the postseason with some picks below – best of luck to all teams competing in this year’s tournament!


Division 5 North

(1) Lynnfield vs. (8) Bedford (Friday, Oct. 27th | 7 p.m. | at Lynnfield)
PICK: Lynnfield

(2) Somerville vs. (7) Triton (Friday, Oct. 27th | 7:30 p.m. | at Somerville)
PICK: Somerville

(3) Swampscott vs. (6) Watertown (Saturday, Oct. 28th | 12 p.m. | at Swampscott)
PICK: Swampscott

(4) Weston vs. (5) Newburyport (Saturday, Oct. 28th | 2:30 p.m. | at Weston)
PICK: Newburyport 


Division 5 South

(1) Dennis Yarmouth vs. (8) Hanover (Friday, Oct. 27 | 6 p.m. | at Dennis-Yarmouth)
PICK: Dennis-Yarmouth

(2) Medfield vs. (7) Falmouth (Friday, Oct. 27th | 7 p.m. |at Medfield)
PICK: Medfield

(3) Scituate vs. (6) Holliston (Friday, Oct. 27th | 7 p.m. | at Scituate)
PICK: Holliston

(4) Somerset Berkley vs. (5) Foxboro (Friday, Oct. 27th | 7 p.m. | Somerset Berkley)
PICK: Foxboro

Mass. High School Football: MIAA South Playoff Brackets (LINKS)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) released the postseason brackets for the upcoming high school football playoffs, and below is a link to all eight south divisions.

MIAA Division 1 (Top Seed: BC High)

MIAA Division 2 (Top Seed: King Phillip)

MIAA Division 3 (Top Seed: North Attleboro)

MIAA Division 4 (Top Seed: Hopkinton)

MIAA Division 5 (Top Seed: Dennis-Yarmouth)

MIAA Division 6 (Top Seed: Norwell)

MIAA Division 7 (Top Seed: Mashpee)

MIAA Division 8 (Top Seed: Wareham)