• High School: Thoughts on Week Two
  • High School: Top 10 Dudes for Week 2.
  • College: New England College Football Week 3 Recap
  • Holy Cross: Ng continues to defy doubters
  • Patriots: Mac Jones gets his first NFL win, but knows there’s plenty of room to improve

High School: Thoughts on Week Two

Week two featured some great rivalry games and some new match ups that are a byproduct of the new statewide playoff system. Here are my thoughts on some of the games that took place in week two. 1. It was great to see the Mansfield, North Attleboro rivalry come back. The two teams played a thriller with the Hornets coming from behind to win 31-29 in double overtime. 2. Duxbury…

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College: New England College Football Week 3 Recap

Army ran through and around UConn on Saturday. Week three featured some great games and there were a couple of blow outs. The Ivy League also season kicked off as well. Some schools showed some rust after not playing the last two years while other did not. Here are my thoughts on the week that was in Division One New England College Football. 1. Harvard didn’t skip a beat in…

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Holy Cross: Ng continues to defy doubters

Story by Liam Gambon/NEFJ CORRESPONDENT Photo: Mark Seliger/HC Athletics In 2014, Derek Ng walked into the football coach’s office at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Gaels were fresh off their first-ever national championship. “Walking into the coach’s office to basically say, ‘hey, I wanna tryout to be your kicker,’ they kinda laughed me off,” said Ng, a senior at Holy Cross. “I was 5-foot-7 135-pounds. They thought it was a joke because they just won a…

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Patriots: Mac Jones gets his first NFL win, but knows there’s plenty of room to improve

Photo: NFL.com I’m sure Mac Jones had a bit of a different picture in his head when he dreamed of his first win in the NFL. It wasn’t a 300-yard, four-touchdown performance. It wasn’t a blowout. It wasn’t even all that entertaining, but New England’s 25-6 win over the Jets on Sunday gave Jones the first victory of his career. Jones finished with 186 yards and 22 completions on 30…

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Patriots: Harris bounces back with a big day & highlight reel touchdown run

Photo: USA Today After costing his team a chance to win against Miami in Week 1, Damien Harris needed to have a bounce back week. Not only did he have an important bounce back performance in a 25-6 win over the Jets, he provided Patriots fans with one of the most impressive runs they’ve seen since the days of clock killin’ Corey Dillon. Harris finished the day with 62 yards…

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Patriots: Defense leads the way in 25-6 win over the Jets

Photo: Elsa/Getty Images Mac Jones has his first of (hopefully) many NFL wins, but Sunday was all about the defense. The Patriots offense contuined to struggle in the red zone and it appears the coaching staff hasn’t quite taken the reins off of Jones yet, but the defense intercepted Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson four times and sacked him four times in a 25-6 win. Nick Folk also made four…

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High School: Top 25 Poll for Week Two

An exciting week with a lot of close games and fewer shootouts. The big result was St. John’s Prep’s rout over Central Catholic. Things are tightening up at the top of our poll. Top-ranked Catholic Memorial took care of business, though. Onto the rankings . . . Week 2 Top 25 1. Catholic Memorial (2-0) — This team’s speed is as advertised. 2. Everett (2-0) — Odds-on favorite for an undefeated regular…

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Patriots: Patriots underwhelming in 25-6 over the Jets

Image courtesy of AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) The Patriots beat the New York Jets 25-6 at MetLife Stadium for their 12th straight win over the beleaguered franchise. The defense was the story as they picked off rookie quarterback Zach Wilson four times and sacked him four times. Wilson was awful in his home debut and his poor decision making directly led to 16 Patriots points. The Jets only had three…

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