Dudes of The Week: Super Bowl Edition

December 8, 2022

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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High School: Final MIAA Top 25

December 6, 2022

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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High School: Division 2 Super Bowl – Catholic Memorial 27, King Philip 7

December 3, 2022

FOXBORO — In some ways, the Division 2 state title game against Catholic Memorial Saturday night went right to King Philip’s liking. Had you told KP coach Brian Lee that his Warriors would hold both Catholic Memorial standout running backs Datrell Jones and Carson Harwood to under 100 yards, he’d have taken that in a second. Yet it speaks to CM’s balance and overall talent level that even with its…

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High School: Division 3 Super Bowl – Wakefield 34, Milton 28

December 3, 2022

By Jake Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent FOXBOROUGH – Wakefield Memorial High School had not won an MIAA championship since 1999, but that changed on Saturday night inside a blustery Gillette Stadium. Led by head coach John Rafferty, the underdog, sixth-seeded Warriors marched in and pulled out a gutsy 34-28 win over the top-seeded Milton Wildcats. The Warriors had heard all the noise heading into the game and knew they were the…

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High School: Division 6 Super Bowl-St.Mary’s 29 Stoneham 8

December 3, 2022

By Ryan Martin NEFJ Correspondent FOXBOROUGH — After losing in the Division 6 semifinals last year to Abington, St. Mary’s senior running back David Brown knew he didn’t want to experience that same disappointment Saturday in his team’s championship matchup against Stoneham. “Walking off that field last year in North Quincy was probably one of the saddest moments I’ve had, seeing all of our (then) seniors cry,” the captain said….

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High School: Division 1 Super Bowl – St. John’s Prep 13, Springfield Central 0

December 3, 2022

By Tyler Amaral NEFJ Correspondent FOXBOROUGH — St. John’s Prep relied on a dominant defensive effort to derail the high-flying Springfield Central offense and capture the Division 1 state championship, 13-0. For the Eagles, it’s their third state championship in four seasons, excluding the 2020 COVID Fall II season. Springfield Central (10-2) came into Saturday’s game averaging a shade under 52 points per game. Against in-state opponents, the Golden Eagles…

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High School: CIAC Round Two Playoff Preview

December 3, 2022

By Jake Klein, NEFJ Correspondent Photo Courtesy Cheshire HS Football After an eventful opening round Tuesday, the CIAC playoffs roll into the semi-final round Sunday. Let’s take a closer look at each second round matchup around the state. All games will be played at 12:30 p.m. Class LL Semifinals: #8 Trumbull at #5 Fairfield Prep #6 Glastonbury at #2 Greenwich Trumbull at Fairfield Prep: Jon Hall ran for five touchdowns…

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High School: Division 8 Super Bowl – Hull 27, KIPP Academy 6

December 3, 2022

By Andrew Bluestein NEFJ Correspondent FOXBORO — The top-seeded Hull Pirates took on the No. 7 seed KIPP Academy Panthers in the Division 8 state championship at Gillette Stadium, and the Pirates did what they were not able to do a year ago. After losing to Randolph in the 2021 state final, Hull made it all the way back and ran the table, defeating KIPP, 27-6. The story of this…

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High School: Division 4 Super Bowl – Duxbury 42, Grafton 7

December 2, 2022

By Tyler Amaral NEFJ Correspondent FOXBOROUGH – Duxbury senior quarterback Matt Festa was nearly perfect in his final game for the Dragons. The captain accounted for all six touchdowns in the Dragons resounding 42-7 triumph in the Division 4 state championship game. A year after losing in the championship game to Patriot League rival Scituate, Duxbury (12-0) capped off a perfect season and left no doubt as to who the…

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High School: Division 5 Super Bowl – North Reading 44, Shawsheen Tech 28

December 2, 2022

By Ryan Martin NEFJ Correspondent FOXBORO – After dropping the D5 Super Bowl to Swampscott last year, North Reading had one goal in mind as they faced Shawsheen Technical Friday night at Gillette Stadium: Avenge that loss by being the ones to hold up the Agganis trophy as Super Bowl Champions, not watch again. Thanks to a dominating second half, the Hornets were able to do just that, beating Shawsheen 44-28…

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