, Salem, MA


October 4, 2013

Moving The Chains: Salem ready for its first home game tomorrow -- in Beverly


Ipswich (0-3) is in need of its first victory, and that very well come could tonight when Georgetown () comes in for a 7 p.m. game at Jack Welch Stadium. The Tigers have prevailed in each of the last three meetings, outscoring the Royals 107-26 and having put up 40+ points twice, including last year’s 40-6 win on the road in Georgetown.

Playing at Amesbury has served very well for Hamilton-Wenham over the last two decades; when the Generals play there tonight (7 p.m.), they’ll be looking for their ninth win in the last 10 tries at Landry Stadium. The teams have split their last six meetings overall, with the Indians winning in Hamilton a year ago.

Of their four Catholic Conference foes, the one St. John’s Prep has had the most ease in defeating over the years has consistently been Malden Catholic. When they host the Lancers tomorrow (3 p.m.), the Eagles will be looking for their ninth straight win in the series, which they lead 42-13-1. St. John’s has won 15 of the last 16 meetings and, dating back to 1985, 25 of the last 28 contests.

North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie plays a rare Saturday night game (7 p.m.) at Manning Field tomorrow against Lynn Tech, a team they’ve split their last four meetings with. This will be the 10th meeting between the two; the Bulldogs have captured five of those.


Moving The Chains, a column on North Shore high school football, appears each Friday in The Salem News during the high school football season. Contact sports editor Phil Stacey at or 978-338-2650, and follow him on Twitter @PhilStacey_SN.

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