Merrimack at Bedford (1 p.m.)

If the Bulldogs lose a game this season, it’ll come against a team on the other half of the bracket. Bedford, 31-14.

Pinkerton at Salem (1 p.m.)

Look pretty with a fancy spread offense? Not these teams, which would rather pound you into submission running the Wing-T. Salem, 14-13.


Souhegan at Plymouth (1 p.m.)

The Sabers were in the tougher half of Division II (South Conference) and are playing their best football (five-game winning streak) at the right time, so the Bobcats may be in for a fight. Plymouth, 28-20.

Alvirne at St. Thomas (3:30 p.m., Portsmouth High School)

A two-point conversion could be the difference, and no team is better when it goes for two than the Broncos. Alvirne, 28-27.


Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton at Monadnock (1 p.m.)

The Redhawks are better than most teams in Division III, but the Huskies are a different kind of critter. Monadnock, 36-6.

Stevens at Campbell (1 p.m.)

Scary matchup for the Cougars, since the Cardinals have a history of pulling off postseason surprises. Campbell, 21-14.


Winnisquam vs. Franklin (7 p.m., Laconia High School).

Neighboring schools going at it with a championship on the line. What’s better than that? Winnisquam, 20-12.

Last week: 9-4

2018 record: 213-53