• High School: Final MIAA Top 25 Poll
  • Boston College: Local guys getting first NCAA bowl prep experience
  • High School: Some thoughts on Super Bowl Week at Gillette
  • Holy Cross: Crusaders fight to the end in 21-16 loss to Villanova
  • Scituate stuns Duxbury in final minute for the Division 4 Super Bowl title

High School: Final MIAA Top 25 Poll

What a season. It truly was a terrific year, with standout performances every week from the talented players in this state. As we put together our final list here, we wanted to lay out the groundwork of how this one was done. First of all, we did a total reshuffle from our last list after Thanksgiving. We did not like where things stood, so you’ll see a lot of movement…

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Boston College: Local guys getting first NCAA bowl prep experience

A year ago, Drew Kendall and Ozzy Trapilo were in quite a different position than they are now. Kendall was about a month away from officially becoming an Eagle with a mid-year enrollment in January and he was working out at Noble & Greenough ahead of lacrosse season a few months away. Meanwhile, Trapilo was wearing the maroon and gold already, but he was getting ready for basketball season as…

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High School: Some thoughts on Super Bowl Week at Gillette

By Samuel Reis I will be giving my thoughts and observations of the three high school Super Bowl games I witnessed in their entirety at Gillette Stadium: Central Catholic vs. Springfield Central (D1), Catholic Memorial vs. King Philip (D2), and Scituate vs. Duxbury (D4). Then I will provide my overall takeaways of the Super Bowls, including the experience of being there at Gillette. Division 1: Central Catholic 22-15 Springfield Central…

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Holy Cross: Crusaders fight to the end in 21-16 loss to Villanova

The Holy Cross Crusaders went into Friday night’s second round match up with Villanova as a two touchdown underdog. The Crusaders proved however they weren’t your typical underdog losing 21-16 to the number two seed Wildcats. Holy Cross Head Coach Bob Chesney was proud of his team’s effort and resolve, especially after losing star linebacker Joshua Dobbs to injury. Bob Chesney talked about his team’s resolve despite losing one of…

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Scituate stuns Duxbury in final minute for the Division 4 Super Bowl title

FOXBOROUGH – Scituate had to travel 75 yards in less than two minutes in order to tie the game against rival Duxbury in the Division 4 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium on Friday night. The Sailors did that, getting a 10-yard touchdown run from Andrew Bossey with 27 seconds left, but what came next is the stuff legends are made of. Trailing by one, Scituate head coach Herb Devine decided…

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High School: Rockland wins South Shore League rematch and wins a title in the process.

FOXBORO — The DIv. 6 state title game between Rockland and Abington played out in a manner expected of the neighboring, South Shore League rivals. The hits were hard, and it felt like you were watching two brothers settle their differences in the backyard. Yet every time Abington seemed to make a move, Rockland answered two-fold to wrest away momentum and hold on to the lead. The result was a…

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Holy Cross Preview: Holy Cross Crusaders (10-2) at Villanova Wildcats (9-2)

Holy Cross travels to Philadelphia to take on the Villanova Wildcats in the second round of the FCS Playoffs. Holy Cross and Villanova are meeting for the 23rd time. The Crusaders trail the all-time series, 13-9. Villanova won the CAA and had a bye last week. The Crusaders came from behind to beat Sacred Heart 13-10 on a late touchdown pass from Matthew Sluka to Jalen Coker. The Crusaders are…

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High School: Division 4 Super Bowl preview

Division 4 Super Bowl Preview Players to watch Duxbury: Matt Festa, James Anderson, Matt Ciesielski, Chris Walsh Scituate: Keegan Sullivan, Henry Gates, James Cannon, Andrew Bossey Game Preview Like the Abington-Rockland game before it, this is another strong rivalry that gets to showcase itself on the grandest stage in New England. These two had an absolute barn burner back on September 17th that the Dragons won 27-26. We all expect another tight…

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High School: Division 6 Super Bowl preview

Division 6 Super Bowl Preview Players to watch Abington: Tommy Fanara, Drew Donovan, Eddie Reilly, Mike VanLuling, Isaiah Ricketson Rockland: Brett Armstrong, Austin Clarke, Jacob Coulstring, Lucas Leander, PJ Celestino Game Preview It’s pretty cool that in these final two games to close out the year we get some good old fashioned rivalries at Gillette Stadium. Earlier this year when Abington and Rockland played it was a rock fight, with Rockland grinding…

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