10 off the top: 9/27 edition

September, 27, 2010
9/27/10
2:59
PM ET
Somebody got a case of "The Mondays"? Not us, we're still buzzing over Saturday's Brockton-Xaverian battle for the ages.

We're ringing in the new week, as we always do, with the best and brightest from around New England. To the links we go:

A HINT OF NUTMEG
10. ESPN Boston High Schools correspondent Matt Stout passed along some thoughts from this weekend's football action in Connecticut.

9. Stout's contemporaries at the New Haven Register have a wrap on their statewide Top 10.

STEADY AS GRANITE
8. New Hampshire correspondent Marc Thaler has No. 1 Granite State team, Winnacunnet holding in a tight one against rival Exeter on his Moving the Chains blog.

ONE COMMON GOAL
7. Bill Reynolds of The Providence Journal looks at the RIIL's most unconventional team, the Knights, which features students from Providence Country Day, Wheeler and Juanita Sanchez.

AN ELITE CLASS
6. Adam Finkelstein, writing on his New England Basketball Recruiting Report takes a look at the super Froshes and Sophs from last weekend's Elite 75 Showcase at Boston University. Finkelstein will have an update from the event in this space tomorrow.

HERE AND THERE FROM THE TOP OF THE SEVEN HILLS
5. Mike Thomas of The Herald News of Fall River gives a shout out to Durfee head coach Robb McCoy, who joined Dracut's Jason Houston among the local coaches who earned their first win with their respective teams, after Friday's dramatic 22-21 comeback win over Taunton. Thomas also writes in his column on the resignation of Hilltoppers girls' basketball head coach Tony Martin, who is leaving to spend more time with his family.

GO WEST, YOUNG MAN
4. Ben Larsen, writing on MassLive.com, has a wrap up from a wild weekend of Western Massachusetts football action, which included Holyoke's upset of Westfield.

ANOTHER MR. 200
3. Peter Badavas, writing for the The Enterprise of Brockton, has more on Jim Kelliher's 200th career win at Abington.

HAWKEYE
2. The Globe's Sopan Deb has video highlights from Saturday's epic Brockton-Xaverian battle.

GOOD TIMES IN REVERE
1. The Herald's Danny Ventura has his weekly Sweet 16 here, but takes time to point out the 3-0 start by Revere, which hasn't happened since, well ... Let's say a long time.

Scott Barboza

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com
Scott Barboza joined ESPNBoston.com as a high schools editor/reporter in May 2010. He spent the previous three seasons working in the New England Patriots media relations department after a stint at the Taunton Daily Gazette, where he covered everything from Little League baseball to the Boston Red Sox.

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