Quabbin at West Boylston.

 
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5th Thanksgiving meeting

10 a.m., West Boylston High Field

Radio: None.

Last year: Quabbin, 39-7.

Series: Tied, 2-2.

It's been years since West Boylston played for something on Thanksgiving besides bragging rights, but Dave Tinglof's Lions can clinch a winning season with a victory. And while that may not seem like much, it would be quite an accomplishment for a team that finished 0-11 last season and 1-10 the year before. In fact, West Boylston's season might have been extended beyond this week if not for losses to Littleton, Ayer and Hudson by an average of one touchdown. The WB is led by backs Paul Lindberg, Shane Sampson and Rob Demarco, while quarterback Matt Polnerow is a threat to run or pass. Yes, the Lions have shed the underdog label, but don't expect the Panthers to go down without a fight. Last year, Quabbin forced WB to fumble on its first two plays, which led to a pair of quick TDs for the Panthers. Quabbin has only one win this season, but it plays in the tough D2 West. Quabbin is led by QB Joe Whitney, whose favorite target is Matt Jurczyk. When the Panthers run, Jordan Keller gets the bulk of the carries.

Jim's take: Lions get first winning season since 2003.

Panthers (1-9)

Coach: Tim Griffiths

1 Joel Bonenfant WR So.

3 Alec Goodale TE So.

9 Justin Sydla CB So.

10 Marty Armitage DE Sr.

11 Tyler Brissette SE So.

12 Tyler Przypek LB So.

14 Joe Whitney QB Sr.

16 Brigham Locke QB Fr.

20 Chris O'Rouke RB So.

21 Brendon Reilly RB Sr.

22 Jordan Watson WB So.

27 Dylan Kelley CB Fr.

29 Garrett Reilly S Jr.

33 Jesse Mallette CB So.

34 Kyle Muir OLB Jr.

35 Mitchell Mabardy S So.

36 Curtis Butkiewicz RB Fr.

40 Anthony Scott/Sandagato LB So.

42 Kyle Belliveau DL Jr.

43 Terrence Flynn LB Fr.

44 Sam Frost TE Jr.

46 Trevor Newell DL Jr.

48 Jesse McCarthy OLB Fr.

50 Cliff Holmes G/K Sr.

51 Nick Tibert LB So.

55 Mike Augustus C Jr.

57 Cory Rogowski G So.

58 James Andrews OT/DT So.

60 Patrick Rudzik OT/DT So.

61 Cody McEwen G Fr.

62 Steven Roach DT Jr.

63 Daniel Power G Fr.

64 Brennen Andrews G Fr.

67 Nate Miner OT/DT Sr.

68 Conor Philbin OT/DT So.

69 Maxx Chanthachack OT/DT So.

70 Stephen Polenski CB Jr.

72 Benjamin Bellofatto C Fr.

75 Ethan Tetreault RB/LB Sr.

76 Mike Thibault RB So.

78 Craig Hippert DT Sr.

80 Joshua Przypek DE Jr.

81 Matthew Jurczyk SE Jr.

82 Nicholas Curtin SE So.

84 Joe Chick SE Fr.

85 Pat Malakie WB/CB Sr.

88 Jory Quaglia S So.

89 Jonathan Kenyon WB So.

95 Dan Tremblay G Fr.

99 Quinn Darcy DE Fr.

Lions (5-5)

Coach: Dave...

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