High School: Thoughts on the first Football Committee meeting of the year

January 21, 2022

The MIAA held their first football committee meeting of the year and there were several topics that were discussed. The three major topics were playing the Super Bowls at Gillette, point differential and when rankings are released. Here are my thoughts on all three topics. Playing at Gillette: MIAA associate executive director Richard Pearson said that he hopes the Super Bowls can continued to be played at Gillette. Both the…

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Recruiting: Vinatieri name making the rounds again as Adam’s son AJ gets closer to college decision

January 19, 2022

It’s been 20 years (to the day) of Adam Vinatieri’s Snow Bowl kicks against the Raiders. Feel old? You’re about to feel even older. Vinatieri’s son AJ is a senior at Zionsville High School in Indiana and is currently one of the most sought after kickers (and punters) in the country. The younger Vinatieri has grown up carrying the famous last name, but as he pursues his own path towards…

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High School: New England Football Journal’s 2021 ISL Super Team

January 16, 2022

The ISL was once again one of the top league’s in the state. Milton Academy won the highly competitive league but there several other programs and players that had a season to remember. Her is our inaugural ISL Super Team. Thank you to the coaches for their support throughout the season. Quarterback Tristan Aboud, Governor’s Academy, Sr. Louis-David Pouliot, St. George’s Jr. Running Back Fenix Figueroa, Lawrence Academy, Sr. Bo…

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High School: 2021 New England Football Journal MIAA All State Teams

January 2, 2022

We are proud to present our 2021 MIAA All State Teams. After a month of debating and discussing, we are proud to present to you our first, second and third teams as well as our honorable mention. Kudos to our Adam Kurkjian who did yeoman’s work putting this list together. Ayden Pereira, QB, Central Catholic First Team OFFENSE Quarterback Ayden Pereira, Central Catholic William Watson, Springfield Central Running Back Carson…

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High School: Dante Bruschi & Case Mankins are carrying on their family legacies in New England

December 19, 2021

No one that follows or lives and dies with every snap of Patriots football will ever forget how much Tedy Bruschi meant to the early days of the dynasty and how much Logan Mankins mattered later during the second half of two incredible decades. Still, they’ve been away from Gillette for a while now, so some of the younger generations of fans may not know how integral they both were….

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Recruiting: Wednesday was a special day for New England’s Division One recruits. It was full of excitement and emotion

December 19, 2021

Signing Day is a day full of excitement and emotion. A day when young men across the country sign their letters of intent to play at the school of their choice. It is the culmination of a players high school career and the start of the next chapter of their football journey. The day is filled with lots of mixed motions for parents and players alike. The two common themes…

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High School: Final 10 thoughts of the season

December 13, 2021

The high school football season ended last weekend at Gillette Stadium but now that we have had a week to process it, here are some final thoughts on the season that was. When it comes to Catholic Memorial, there is no easy solution. Are you going to make them play D1 because they are good? How is that fair to a school that based on enrollment D3? It’s not but…

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College: Massachusetts represented in 122nd edition of Army/Navy game

December 11, 2021

Photos: @NavyFB/@ArmyWP_Football On Saturday afternoon, whether you root for Army, Navy or just love everything the game represents, you can also take pride in knowing that there are some local guys on the sidelines. When Army and Navy meet for the 122nd time in the Meadowlands, Army will have junior Daryan McDonald (Leominster/Choate) while Navy will have freshmen Declan Moriarty (West Barnstable/Barnstable HS) and Jaden Young (Cambridge/BB&N). I caught up…

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UMass: Don Brown hires Loomis-Chaffee Coach Jeff Moore as Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting Coordinator

December 9, 2021

Don Brown once again dipped into the high school ranks to hire an established coach with UMass ties and New England ties. Brown hired former Loomis-Chaffee Head Coach, Jeff Moore today as his tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator. Moore played receiver at UMass from 2008 to 2012. He had been at Loomis for three years. In that time, Moore turned Loomis into one of the top programs in New…

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High School: Dudes of Super Bowl Week

December 8, 2021

The Super Bowl games at Gillette Stadium produced some of the best games of the season. There were plenty of great performances. Here are the top performances of the week. Randolph’s Malik White rushed for 110 yards on 24 carries and returned a blocked punt 20 yards for the game winning touchdown. Randolph won its first ever Super Bowl championship beating Hull 20-14. DUDE! Quarterback Will Baker rushed for 124…

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