High School: NEFJ’s 2022 Preseason All-State Teams

August 19, 2022

Here is our second annual preseason all-state team. We do a first team, second team and third team along with Honorable Mention. When you do an all-state team, unfortunately some barely kiss the cut. We hope those players make our post-season all-star teams. So without further ado, here are our preseason all state teams. First Team QB: William Watson, Springfield Central RB: Carson Harwood, Catholic Memorial RB: Casious Johnson, Plymouth…

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High School: 10 Questions to start the MIAA season

August 19, 2022

All right, we’re here. It’s the start of the 2022 MIAA football season. As is the case every year, there is a ton of excitement as everyone gets started. But there are also questions as we kick it off. Here are 10 of them, with maybe an ability to answer some of them. Let’s get going, and enjoy the start of football. 1. Can Catholic Memorial repeat its 2021 success? The…

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High School: MIAA votes in favor of NIL, allowing high school students the opportunity to make money

August 18, 2022

The Boston Herald’s Matt Feld reported yesterday that the MIAA voted 13-1-0 in favor of NIL deals for high school students. A high school athlete in Massachusetts can now capitalize on their name and likeness. The rule is pretty restrictive however. Student athlete cannot use their school name, colors or uniforms and they cannot endorse any alcohol, tobacco products or adult content. The MIAA Board of Directors has voted 13-1-0…

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High School: 2022 Maine High School Preview

August 18, 2022

Thornton Academy is number one in our preseason poll for Maine. Maine kicked off the 2022 high school football season this week. As usual, several of the state’s top programs like Thornton Academy, Marshwood, Bonny Eagle, Leavitt, Cape Elizabeth and Foxcroft Academy will once again be in the hunt for a state title this season. Maine is still divided into four classes based on enrollment. Class A, Class B, Class…

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High School: 2022 Connecticut High School Preview

August 17, 2022

Unlike other CIAC sports, which have undergone a significant shake-up in recent years, Connecticut football looks, on paper, largely the same as it did in 2021. Preseason Top 25 1. Darien The Blue Wave lost a lot of production defensively from their title team last year, but have the younger depth to remain one of Connecticut’s strongest units. The biggest question marks are on offense, where Liam McBride and Jake…

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High School: 2022 Rhode Island High School Preview

August 16, 2022

Bishop Hendricken will look to continue its dominance in Rhode Island High School Football this season The 2022 high school football season in Rhode Island kicks off today. As usual, Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle lead the way but there are several programs in the state that deserve attention. North Kingstown, Westerly, Portsmouth, Cumberland and Central are all programs to keep an eye as well as these programs will be a…

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High School: 2022 New Hampshire High School Preview

August 13, 2022

Londonderry will once again be a favorite in Division One The high school football season officially kicked off in New Hampshire yesterday. The state went through a two year restructure this off-season. Division 1 has 21 teams now, while Division Two has 18 teams, Division 3 has 10 teams and Division 4 has 8. Like all states in New England, New Hampshire is experiencing constant turnover. Despite that, the top…

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High School: Milton captures Northeast 7v7 New England crown

August 5, 2022

By Adam Kurkjian PEABODY — It was a hot day at Bishop Fenwick for the Northeast 7v7 New England championship on Thursday. However, a few things kept it playable. First, the first games did not start until 4 pm, and the last games were played under the cover of darkness. Second, there was a consistent breeze blowing in to cool everyone off. When all was said and done, Milton came away…

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High School: MIAA Pre-Season Top 40 Countdown

August 3, 2022

As the calendar turns to August, we once again kick off our high school coverage with the 40-team MIAA preseason countdown. Over the course of the offseason, we pared down this list from one of closer to 75. It was truly difficult to get the number down to 40. This is an exhaustive exercise each year, but fun to do. We will start — in alphabetical order — with the…

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High School: Recapping the Northeast 7 v 7 East Regional

July 24, 2022

PEABODY — With 40 teams on hand at Bishop Fenwick for the Northeast 7v7 East regional, competition was fierce. In the end, Methuen took the Large or Open title, and Lynnfield won the Small crown. As was the case in the North and South regionals last week, we went around and spoke to as many coaches as we could to get information on their teams for this fall. Now, some…

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