After impressive win, Brighton readies for clash with Latin Academy

By Evan Freedman, BPSsports.com Correspondent

Brighton took care of business Friday afternoon against Burke to stay perfect in the division.  Next they will take on Latin Academy in a battle of unbeatens.  Friday’s game just may decide who is crowned South Division champion.

“Latin Academy is a good scoring team,” said Brighton Head Coach James Philip after the 36-8 victory over Burke.  “They have a good, young quarterback, good wide receivers, and they’re big up front.  I expect our defense to rise to the occasion.”

Brighton hopes to be at full strength for the big game.   Andrew “The Beast” Maestre will clog up the middle of the field as he has done all year.  The Bengals would like to be as good in all three facets of the game as they were against Burke.

“It was a good game for us against Burke,” continued Philip.  “We had two defensive touchdowns and a special teams touchdown.  We played well.”

Philip complimented Burke for their effort.  It has been a tough season for the Bulldogs, but they haven’t given up.

“I give [Burke’s] Coach Beaman a lot of credit, putting together a program from scratch,” said Philip.

As for Brighton, they will study tape of Latin Academy on the internet in preparation for Friday afternoon’s game, which will be at 3:00 at White Stadium in Jamaica Plain.

“It is sure to be a good one,” said Philip.  “I’m glad I’ll have a front row seat.”

Evan Freedman is a freelance writer based on the North Shore.  He also teaches at Catholic Charities North.  He can be reached at freedman.evan@gmail.com 

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