10th Thanksgiving meeting

7 p.m. Wednesday, Commerce Bank Field

Radio: None.

Last year: North, 27-20.

Series: South leads, 5-4.

North won this game last season, 27-20, but will have to rely on a new cast of heroes this year. Then-senior Allan Britton caught the winning TD pass, classmate Will Shepherd was the MVP and since-departed coach Mike Ross roamed the sideline. New coach Dan Boyle, though, still has some weapons. Running back Kevin Portee is one of the region's top scorers with 22 TDs. He can take it in from anywhere on the field, as he had scoring runs of 1, 29 and 47 yards last time out against Northbridge. Humphrey Souza also provides a spark from the backfield. One of the Polar Bears' strengths has been getting to the quarterback, as Jorge Campos had 7-1/2 sacks, with Portee adding another five. South has found offense tougher to come by, amassing only 105 points through its 10 games. The Colonels have proven scrappy even with their limited scoring, though, still winning four games. They are coming off one of those wins, a 21-0 whitewashing of Quabbin.

Jim's take: Portee too much for Colonels as Polar Bears even up series.

Polar Bears (4-6)

Coach: Dan Boyle

1 Steven Giguere TE/DB Sr.

2 Eddy Maldonado (Capt.) QB/DB Sr.

4 Derryck Walker TE/DE Sr.

5 James Garcia RB/DE Sr.

6 Kwame Akoto TE/DE Sr.

9 Cody Carter RB/DB Sr.

10 Kevin Portee RB/LB Sr.

11 Ranse Adino RB/DB Sr.

12 Tommy Stanley QB/DB So.

14 Humphrey Souza RB/LB Jr.

20 Michaelangelo Shavies TE/DB Sr.

21 Jean Torre RB/DB Sr.

24 Elmer Diaz RB/DB So.

26 Ardwin Mejia TE/DB Jr.

32 Tito Garcia TE/DB Sr.

33 Rishawn Shannon RB/LB Sr

34 Ivan Cabral TE/DB So.

35 Jefferson Urena TE/DE So.

36 Chris Hicks RB/LB So.

41 Fankie Peterson TE/DL Jr.

43 Jonas Guerrier RB/DB Jr.

45 Cyrprian Gyamti TE/DB Jr.

52 Derek Higbie OL/DL So.

53 Andrew Morin TE/DE So.

55 Chris Cook OL/LB So.

56 Albert Munoz OL/LB Jr.

57 Justin King QB/LB So.

58 Bryan Santos RB/LB Jr.

59 Augusto Diaz OL/DL Sr.

60 Paul DiStefano (Capt.) OL/LB Sr.

65 Viet Tran OL/DL Sr.

66 Josh Beach OL/DL Jr.

67 Ryan Maloney OL/DL Jr.

68 Steven Naranjo OL/DL Jr.

71 Jose Figueroa OL/LB Sr.

75 Onasis Ocasio (Capt.) OL/DL Sr.

80 Ariel Mejia RB/DB So.

81 Mike Boyd RB/DB Sr.

82 Stephan James TE/DL Sr.

84 George Nahm RB/DB Sr.

85 Fernando Ramirez RB/DB Jr.

90 Tenzell Wilson RB/LB Jr.

91 Jorge Campos RB/LB Jr.

95 Avein Watson RB/DB So.

99 Vuong Truong RB/LB Jr.

Colonels (4-6)

Coach: Jerry Snay

5 Jonathan Delgado B Sr.

6 Erick Zelayndia B So.

9 John...

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