• Patriots: Is Mac Jones physically ready for the playoff push as the end of his second NFL season approaches?
  • Holy Cross: Fifth-year Crusaders drawing from experience ahead of playoff showdown with South Dakota State
  • Dudes of The Week: Super Bowl Edition
  • UConn: Myrtle Beach Bowl invitation a huge building block for future of the program
  • High School: Final MIAA Top 25

Patriots: Is Mac Jones physically ready for the playoff push as the end of his second NFL season approaches?

While the offense continues to try and figure out its identity as time quickly ticks away, there’s another element to keep an eye on down the stretch when it comes to Patriots quarterback Mac Jones. While Jones was fine last year and seemingly never really hit the “rookie wall,” the team did struggle down the stretch and backed into the postseason. We’ve always heard about that sophomore slump and whether…

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Holy Cross: Fifth-year Crusaders drawing from experience ahead of playoff showdown with South Dakota State

Image courtesy of David Eggen/Inertia April 24, 2021 may have been a turning point in the trajectory of the Holy Cross football program. That afternoon – after playing just three regular season games in the odd spring season – the Crusaders lost 31-3 to No. 1 South Dakota State in the first round of the FCS playoffs. The Jackrabbits went on to lose the national championship game to Sam Houston,…

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Dudes of The Week: Super Bowl Edition

The season is officially over in Massachusetts. Here are our Dudes of The Week. Super Bowl edition. Division One Super Bowl St. John’s Prep running back Carson Browne carried the ball 38 times for 131 yards and a touchdown.DUDE! The St. John’s Prep Defense arguably the most potent offense in the state is no small feat. Rain or not. DUDES! Division 2 Super Bowl CM Freshmen quarterback Peter Bourque threw…

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UConn: Myrtle Beach Bowl invitation a huge building block for future of the program

Image courtesy of USATSI As the UConn program prepares for its bowl game against Marshall, the vibe around the Huskies is one that many fans and supporters never thought was possible this early in Jim Mora’s tenure. There’s one guy who believed in Mora the entire time though. The man that hired him. Athletic director David Benedict believed in Mora’s ability to lead from the time he gave him the…

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High School: Final MIAA Top 25

What a season it was. As we do our final look at the MIAA Top 25, we just have to state how special this year was. There were some unbelievable performances and games throughout. Our final list is a little different. This one has a special emphasis on accomplishment. We wanted to get all eight state titlists in. Therefore, two deserving teams — Brockton and Hanover — were bumped out. In…

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Holy Cross: Crusaders ready for the national spotlight in NCAA quarterfinals

All year long, the question has been how long can Holy Cross keep this special season going as attention on the program grew and the climb up the national rankings continued? After a second round win over UNH at a muddy, windy and rainy Fitton Field on Saturday, the answer may very well be “all the way.” At 12-0, Holy Cross is now just two wins away from playing for…

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Patriots: Despite lack of results, Belichick still backing offensive system

For a little while on Tuesday morning, Bill Belichick was in a good mood, smiling during his press conference and giving thoughtful answers during his first press conference of the week. By the end of it, the media workroom at Gillette Stadium was pretty tense as Belichick answered questions and defended the offensive system, staff and play calling that has been under so much scrutiny this season. “We’re not going…

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Recruiting: Carson Harwood commits to URI

Catholic Memorial running back Carson Harwood announced yesterday that he is committing to the University of Rhode Island. Harwood has been one of the state’s most prolific offensive player’s the past three years. Despite that, it took him awhile to accumulate offers but they started coming in after last season. Ultimately, Harwood chose to stay closer to home and he committed to Jim Fleming and the Rams. The decision for…

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Boston College: Jurkovec headed home; former BC QB transferring to Pitt

Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Sports Now If you’ve been listening to us, watching or following our BC coverage for the last two or three months, you knew this was coming. Days after former BC quarterback Phil Jurkovec announced he would be entering the transfer portal, Jurkovec let the world know where he’d be going when the portal “officially” opened on Monday. Jurkovec is heading home. In what was a very…

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Patriots: Marcus Jones A Lone Bright Spot in Loss to Bills

Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images The Patriots did not have much to smile about after Thursday night’s loss to the Bills, but one bright spot is the play of do-it-all rookie Marcus Jones. Jones has steadily increased his playing time this season and as the snaps have increased his impact has followed. Against Buffalo, Jones played 45% of the defensive snaps, 42% of the special teams snaps and three snaps…

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