Wellesley-Needham Overview

As we start game week for the annual Wellesley-Needham show down coming up Thursday, both these teams come in once again with similar records, and statistics, despite the fact that Needham made the playoffs and Wellesley missed for the first time since 2014.  Wellesley did bounce back in the consolation rounds and has won  2 of it’s last 3 while Needham has dropped 2 straight heading into the 130th showdown. Here’s an overview of the rivalry and how the teams fared this season heading into Thanksgiving.

Wellesley-Needham Notes:

130th meeting

Wellesley leads 61-59-9

Wellesley won last year 34-14

 

Wellesley:

5-5 (1-3)

Missed playoffs

PPG: 17.4

PAPG: 16

Results:

Wellesley 27 Concord Carlisle 0

Hingham 31 Wellesley 0

Wellesley 21 Durfee 7

Walpole 13 Wellesley 7

Milton 35 Wellesley 6

Wellesley 42 Norwood 0

Natick 13 Wellesley 6

Wellesley 22 Plymouth North 20

Newton North 28 Wellesley 22

Wellesley 21 Franklin 0

 

Needham:

5-2 (4-1)

2 Seed D1 South

PPG: 15.1

PAPG: 17.8

Results:

Natick 17 Needham 0

Needham 6 Walpole 0

Needham 28 Newton North 27

Needham 34 Weymouth 16

Needham 24 Framingham 8

Braintree 14 Needham 0

Needham 24 Brookline 6

Needham 23 Brockton 20 D1 South Quarterfinals

Xaverian 28 Needham 0 D1 South Semifinals

BC High 42 Needham 12

 

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