Elijah Burns and the Swampscott football team will play in the Division 5 quarterfinal round this weekend. (Item File Photo)

Local football teams continue push for state title

With the first weekend of high-school football playoffs in the books, it's down to the final eight teams in each of the eight divisions. And with seven local teams remaining in the hunt for a state title entering this weekend, there's plenty of excitement on the North Shore. 

Two divisions ― Division 5 and Division 6 ― have two local teams each remaining, with Swampscott and Bishop Fenwick still in the mix in Division 5 and St. Mary's and Winthrop still alive in Division 6.

In Division 5, undefeated No. 2 Swampscott (9-0) had its quarterfinal game pushed from Friday night to Saturday afternoon due to concerns about the weather. The Big Blue, who smashed No. 15 Apponequet 55-19 in the o…

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