High School: New England Football Journal Game of the Week presented by Gold Athletics: Milford 28, Natick 27

September 24, 2021

MILFORD – One play, no time left on the clock, game on the line. It’s a scenario every kid played through in their head in the backyard at some point. With a rare opportunity to play on a Thursday night due to the forecast on Friday, Natick and Milford staged an instant classic in front of a raucous crowd that ultimately came down to one play with zeros on the…

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High School: Week 3 Preview

September 23, 2021

The long awaited IMG, Springfield Central match up is upon us. There are big games scattered across the landscape this weekend. It appears that Mother Nature will have a say in some of them, too, as weather has forced a few games to be moved. Rain or shine, it should be a fun weekend. Onto the picks . . . St. Mary’s at No. 23 Bishop Feehan St. Mary’s has looked dominant…

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High School: Thoughts on Week Two

September 22, 2021

Week two featured some great rivalry games and some new match ups that are a byproduct of the new statewide playoff system. Here are my thoughts on some of the games that took place in week two. 1. It was great to see the Mansfield, North Attleboro rivalry come back. The two teams played a thriller with the Hornets coming from behind to win 31-29 in double overtime. 2. Duxbury…

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High School: Top 10 Dudes for Week 2.

September 21, 2021

Each week we will highlight the top ten performances from the week that was in Massachusetts High School Football. Here are ten dudes for week two. 1. Franklin’s Mack Gulla ran all over Brockton to the tune of 285 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers 37-7 win. 2. St. John’s Prep wide receiver Jackson Delaney caught 5 passes for 133 yards in the Eagles 49-14 win over rival Central…

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High School: Top 25 Poll for Week Two

September 19, 2021

An exciting week with a lot of close games and fewer shootouts. The big result was St. John’s Prep’s rout over Central Catholic. Things are tightening up at the top of our poll. Top-ranked Catholic Memorial took care of business, though. Onto the rankings . . . Week 2 Top 25 1. Catholic Memorial (2-0) — This team’s speed is as advertised. 2. Everett (2-0) — Odds-on favorite for an undefeated regular…

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High School: New England Football Journal Game of the Week presented by Gold Athletics: St. John’s Prep 49, Central Catholic 14

September 18, 2021

DANVERS – Understandably, Central Catholic and quarterback Ayden Pereira got quite a bit of attention after Pereira’s big night against Springfield Central a week ago. Everyone heard about the Raiders’ offense. Including St. John’s Prep. The Eagles took Saturday’s top-10 matchup personally. Technically, the Eagles are still the two-time defending state champions and they know people are forgetting that fact. With a 49-14 win in the New England Football Journal…

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High School: What We Learned: Milford 44 Wellesley 7

September 18, 2021

Milford went to Wellesley on Saturday and rolled to a decisive, 44-7 victory. It was a great, all-around win for the Scarlet Hawks, who improved to 2-0. Here’s what we learned along the way. — Evan Cornelius is a worthy replacement for Brady Olson. When quarterback Brady Olson graduated and took his talents to UMass, we were a little skeptical about how Milford would be able to replace him. Enter…

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High School: What We Learned: Catholic Memorial 42 LaSalle 26

September 18, 2021

Top-ranked Catholic Memorial took care of business with a 42-26 win over La Salle (RI) Friday night in West Roxbury. Here are a few things we picked up from that contest. — Good luck running with the Knights. Simply put, CM may have the fastest team, not just in Massachusetts, but in New England. Running backs Datrell Jones and Carson Harwood, and wide receivers Jaedn Skeete, Kole Osinubi, Mervens Amazan,…

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High School: Mansfield rallies to beat North Attleboro in a classic

September 18, 2021

NORTH ATTLEBORO- Mansfield and North Attleboro haven’t faced each other since 2014 but their long time rivalry didn’t skip a beat on Friday night. In a game that will be long remembered by players, coaches and fans alike, Mansfield came from behind to beat North Attleboro 31-29 in double overtime. For three quarters the game was a defensive struggle dominated by North Attleboro whose defense in particular played well. The…

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High School: Lincoln-Sudbury rolls over Melrose with dominant 39-0 win

September 18, 2021

MELROSE – If there is such a thing as two statement games to open up a high school season, then Lincoln-Sudbury has made their intentions this season perfectly clear. After hammering North Andover in Week 1, L-S visited Melrose last night and made it look like a glorified scrimmage, thumping the Red Raiders 39-0 in a non-league game. L-S moved to 2-0 while the Red Raiders dropped to 0-2 after…

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