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High school sports polls for Nov. 21, 2017
Pain no obstacle for Calvert Hall, Loyola players with Turkey Bowl bragging rights on line

When Loyola Blakefield defensive lineman Evan Boozer suffered a dislocated right thumb on the second possession of last year’s Turkey Bowl, he wasn’t about to sit out the rest of the game no matter how much it hurt.

“First of all it was the Turkey Bowl, and you’re thinking, ‘I’m playing, no matter what,’ ” Boozer said of the annual rivalry football game against Calvert Hall.

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Varsity football: By the Numbers for Week 12

As the regional finals and MIAA playoffs concluded in Week 12, here's a look at some of the statistics that stood out for the week in Baltimore high school football.

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Varsity football: How the Top 15 fared in Week 12

How The Baltimore Sun's Top 15 high school football teams fared in Week 12, 2017.

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Football state semifinals set for next weekend

Just 16 teams remain standing as the high school football playoffs move to the state semifinals next weekend. Among them are seven Baltimore-area teams.

Howard, Glenelg, Dunbar and Havre de Grace were all in the semifinals last year. Milford Mill is back for the first time in five years. Long Reach and Harford Tech made it for the first time in program history.

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As friends and rivals, Gilman and St. Frances prepare for MIAA A Conference title game

Even before this football season began, St. Frances was a sure bet to reach the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship. Gilman, however, wasn’t exactly on the radar.

The No. 1 Panthers were coming off their first A Conference championship last season and had just reloaded with some of the top talent in the Middle Atlantic.

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