• UMass: A springtime look at the program from Coach Brown’s point of view
  • Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from the first day of OTA’s
  • Renegades: Boston finishes another unbeaten regular season with dominant win & Smith makes history
  • High School: Southwest Cobras win 2nd annual The League title
  • Recruiting Round-Up: Deerfield Academy

UMass: A springtime look at the program from Coach Brown’s point of view

NEWTON – Don Brown could have been anywhere he wanted to be on Wednesday afternoon, a rare option for football coaches. With head coaches unable to go out on the road with their assistants during this recruiting period, Brown has had some rare downtime from the end of spring ball until the start of camp in a few months. Instead of relaxing at home or golfing at the Charles River…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from the first day of OTA’s

FOXBOROUGH – Football is back. Ok, obviously not really, but the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium were buzzing on Monday morning as the Patriots were out for their first OTA practice. We’re still in the non-mandatory portion of mini camp, with mandatory OTA’s set for June 7-9. Still, there was an impressive amount of players on hand for the first practice and we started to get a little bit of…

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Renegades: Boston finishes another unbeaten regular season with dominant win & Smith makes history

Photo: Boston Renegades Another year, another unblemished record for the Renegades. With a 60-28 trouncing of the D.C Divas at Harry Della Russo Stadium on Saturday night, Boston finished the regular season 6-0, pushing the franchise’s unbeaten streak to 23 games dating back to the season opener in 2019. The three-time defending Women’s Football Alliance National Champions will start the postseason on June 11 just two wins away from a…

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High School: Southwest Cobras win 2nd annual The League title

In its two years of existence, The League has provided high school players from around New England an opportunity to earn a college scholarship and an opportunity to continue honing their craft. It now has a repeat champion as well. Last season, the North Shore Cobras took home the first ever title. On Sunday night at Malden Catholic, the Southwest Cobras – with a different team and staff – took…

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Recruiting Round-Up: Deerfield Academy

For a while, athletically, Deerfield Academy was known mostly as an elite boys lacrosse school. Football-wise, it was known as a competitive, but not dominant, program. That is starting to change. Under the guidance of coach Brian Barbato, Deerfield has grown into a gridiron power in the ever-competitive NEPSAC Class A division. In 2019, Deerfield beat a previously-unbeaten Milton Academy team in a NEPSAC bowl. Then, in the next NEPSAC…

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Boston College: Head Coach Jeff Hafley wins FWAA Super 11 Coach of the Year Award

On Thursday, the Football Writer’s Association of America announced its 13th annual Super 11 awards, given to the best performing sports information departments in the FBS division. Boston College’s Jeff Hafley was given the Coach of the Year award for his outstanding access to the program during the 2021 season. Hafley is the fourth coach named to the Super 11 after the coaching award was added in 2018. Clemson, Colorado,…

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Recruiting: First ever “Show Days” a huge success around Massachusetts

Tuesday afternoon and evening was a big step forward in the recruiting process for local players. Avon Old Farms head coach Jon Wholley and other local coaches in Connecticut & Massachusetts set up “Show Days” on Monday & Tuesday around both states in an effort to continue improving on the lack of a true “spring ball” format in the region. Dozens of college coaches from around the country at all…

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Pirates Recap: Pirates hope a return home can spark a turnaround

The Massachusetts Pirates return home this week to take on the Sioux Falls Storm this Saturday night at the DCU Center. The Pirates split their two game west coast swing beating the San Diego Strike Force 51-30 and losing to the rival Arizona Rattlers on Saturday night 59-29. The loss to Arizona was especially disheartening as the Pirates fell behind early and couldn’t catch up. Factor in a late game…

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Patriots: When it comes to the Patriots coaching structure, In Bill We Trust does not apply

In Bill We Trust is a moniker Patriots fans have adopted through the years to show faith in Bill Belichick and his decision making. Since the departure of Tom Brady in 2020 however, you are hearing that moniker being thrown around less and less. Now all of sudden, Patriots fans don’t trust Belichick. Especially when it comes to personnel decisions and how he structures his coaching staff. Patriots fans have…

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Patriots: Vince Wilfork selected as the newest member of The Hall at Patriots Place

Photo: New England Patriots Vince Wilfork woke up to some pretty spectacular news while starting his morning in Louisiana on Tuesday. Wilfork saw he had missed a call from a 508 area code. He called the number back and was given the news by Mr. Kraft himself that No. 75 was the newest member of the red jacket fraternity after winning a fan vote that also included Mike Vrabel and…

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