• UMass: Brown believes offense will turn things around; defense already doing so
  • High School: Dudes of the Week
  • High School Football: New England Top 60 High School Football Teams
  • High School: New England High School Round Up- Week 4
  • High School: New Hampshire Top 25-Week 4

UMass: Brown believes offense will turn things around; defense already doing so

Photo – Amy Palmieri/AP On Tuesday night during his weekly media availability, UMass head coach Don Brown did something many may never expect an old school coach like him to do. He brought up analytics. Brown was asked if the defense and offense are progressing to his liking through the first few weeks of the season even though results haven’t showed up on the scoreboard as fast as he and…

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High School: Dudes of the Week

It was another great weekend of high school football action in Massachusetts and New England. Several players in the region stood out for their performances. Here are some of the players that had great performances and led their team. DUDE! Milton quarterback Owen McHugh had a night to remember in the Wildcats 42-6 win over Holliston. He went 7-11 for 215 yards and threw four touchdown passes. He also scored…

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High School Football: New England Top 60 High School Football Teams

Here is our weekly top ten poll for each state in New England. Fell free to read it and debate it. The poll blends public and private schools. Connecticut Loomis Chaffee (1-0) Avon Old Farms (1-0) New Canaan (3-0) Killingly (3-0) Choate Rosemary Hall (1-0) Maloney (3-0) Trumbull (3-0) Greenwich (2-1) Shelton (3-0) St. Joe’s (3-0)   Maine Leavitt (5-0) Oxford Hills (4-0) Skowhegan (4-0) Wells (3-1) Cape Elizabeth (3-1)…

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High School: New England High School Round Up- Week 4

There were some upsets and blowouts throughout New England this past weekend so without further ado, let’s talk some New England High School Football. Connecticut Soutbington beat Greenwich 29-28 in what could be the game of the year in the state of Connecticut. Simsbury is up next. New Caanan beat Fairfield Prep 14-7 in a defensive struggle. The Rams are rolling along and host Bridgeport Central this week. Both Trumbull…

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Boston College: Griffin earning bigger opportunity; becoming a role model for local players

CHESTNUT HILL – Former Springfield Central standout Joe Griffin caught his first career touchdown pass during Boston College’s loss to Florida State on Saturday. It’s the first of many he’ll be catching during his career in Chestnut Hill. The speedy freshman wideout is getting more opportunities to showcase what he can do as he gets more comfortable playing football at the Division 1 level and could become a much bigger…

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Boston College: Despite struggles, Mahogany’s presence still helpful for young O-line

Photo – BC Athletics CHESTNUT HILL – It’s the understatement of the century to say that the Eagles desperately miss All-ACC offensive lineman Christian Mahogany. Following the ugly loss to Florida State this past weekend, the Eagles were back at practice on Tuesday morning preparing for Louisville. The young O-line is still working to get better, but Mahogany’s presence on Saturdays is still greatly missed. There’s a small chance he…

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Patriots: What the Mac Jones injury means for the Patriots’ future

Mac Jones suffered a severe high ankle sprain in the Patriots 37-26 loss to the Ravens on Sunday and he and the team are still discussing a path forward. Some reports have indicated Jones is seeking a second opinion and that surgery could be an option. The injury is likely to sideline him for at least four weeks and perhaps as much as eight. Jones has had a difficult start…

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College: Week 4 Top 16 Poll

It was a rough weekend for the FBS programs in the area as all three lost. The FCS programs feared better. Despite some tight games, there are no changes at the top of the poll. Here is this week’s Top 16 Poll. 1. Holy Cross (4-0): Crusaders take care of Colgate. A visit to Harvard awaits as the top two teams in our poll collide. 2. Harvard (2-0): Crimson survive…

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High School: Connecticut Top 25 – Week 3

Poll put together by Jake Klein, NEFJ Correspondent 1. New Canaan Coupled with a Greenwich loss, New Canaan’s 14-7 win over Fairfield Prep jolts them into the top spot in the state. Luke Reed ran for both Rams touchdowns, but the star of the game was their defense. Led by linebacker Matt Salmini—who had a pick and a 38-yard fumble return—the New Canaan defense stifled three-straight second half drives by…

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