Rob DiLoreto resigns after three seasons as football coach at his alma mater, Everett High School

March 29, 2023

Photo by Jim Mahoney Rob DiLoreto has resigned as head football coach at his alma mater, Everett High School. In a statement released this morning, DiLoreto explained his decision to step away from his dream job. “A series of circumstances over the past few months have led me to conclude that I cannot continue as the head football coach at Everett right now,” DiLoreto continued, “I was truly honored and…


“Fired up” Coach Willey Excited For the Start Of The League Season

March 28, 2023

BB&N Coach Mike Willey is excited about another season of running The League Much like the 32 NFL franchises this March, after three weekends of tryouts, the New England Elite Football League is gearing up for a draft season of its own.  Composed of the best football players that New England has to offer, coaches in The League will begin the process of selecting players for one of their five…


Changes coming at Cheshire Academy

March 23, 2023

By Jake Klein NEFJ Correspondent According to sources familiar with the situation, Cheshire Academy head coach Dan Mehleisen has stepped down and will be replaced by defensive coordinator Bill Mella. A school spokesman confirmed the report Wednesday. Mehleisen, who took over as head coach in 2021 following the departure of David Dykeman and coached the Cats to a 3-6 record in his only season at the helm, will leave the…


Hill named new head coach at Blackstone-Millville

March 19, 2023

Former NIPMUC head coach and longtime assistant Shawn Hill has been named the new head football coach at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School. Hill was most recently the offensive coordinator at King Philip where he was part of a program that has made back to back Division 2 Super Bowl appearances. Hill accepted the job late last week and is eager to get started. He is excited for the opportunity to…


Transfer season the rule, not the exception

March 17, 2023

It is just that time of year. Transfer season is upon us. While it is common to see all types of transfers — public to public, public to Catholic, among them — the one that you see the most right now is public to private, or NEPSAC. It is simply a part of the fabric of high school football in New England. For years, NEPSAC programs did not aggressively pursue…


Chelmsford’s Joe Mitri wins Gold Athletics-MHSFCA Leadership Scholarship

March 11, 2023

FOXBOROUGH – While the MHSFCA Coaches Clinic at Gillette Stadium every year is mostly just a giant networking event and a place to talk ball, Saturday’s luncheon is always special. Not because of the pasta, garlic bread or meatballs served at Gillette Stadium, but because one special player is recognized every year by the association and Gold Athletics with a Leadership Scholarship. This year’s recipient was Chelmsford’s Joe Mitri. Mitri…


Western Mass coaches share thoughts on proposed football plan

March 8, 2023

The new football proposal known as ‘The Dembowski Proposal’ or ‘The Connecticut Plan’ has almost universal approval. But it is not a consensus. There is some pushback, particularly in Western Mass. This week, we wanted to talk to some of the people who have concerns over the plan, which is still not fully passed. Over the last few days, we communicated with Westfield coach Rob Parent, Springfield Central coach Bill…


Q&A with Central Catholic Coach John Sexton

March 7, 2023

In our latest in a series of interviewing local coaches, we wanted to catch up with Central Catholic head man John Sexton. The longtime offensive coordinator for the Raiders, Sexton takes over for Chuck Adamopoulos this season. We wanted to get sexton’s thoughts on the job and what lies ahead for one of the area’s most successful programs. Here is a quick Q&A. AK: What’s the best sign in your…


Recruiting Round-Up: Methuen

March 7, 2023

There is a burgeoning power building in the Merrimack Valley with the Methuen Rangers.  Last season, Methuen defeated Brockton and Franklin in the D1 state playoffs, before losing to a loaded Springfield Central in the semifinals. Methuen has gone from a pesky specialist to a team to be reckoned with, and more seems on the way. We talked to coach Tom Ryan to get his thoughts on his prospects, and…


The League kicks off new season with first tryout

March 5, 2023

No amount of snow could stop tryouts for The New England Elite Football League, the country’s only non-high school affiliated club football league, on Sunday at Malden Catholic High School. The 2023 tryouts were, as always, invite-only, but every player trying out has an opportunity to make one of The League’s five teams. In the past, EFL alums have gone on to play at NCAA Division 1 schools such as…