High School: Valdamar Brower leaves Springfield Central for UMass

December 8, 2021

As first reported by Nathan Strauss of WMUA, Springfield Central Coach Valdamar Brower is stepping down to become the defensive line coach at UMass. After leading the Springfield Central program for the past 14 years and leading them to three straight Super Bowl titles, Brower is going back to his alma mater where he played from 1999 to 2004. Brower’s name has been bandied about in recent weeks as a…

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High School: Taking an in-depth look at the two-point play that won Scituate the Division 4 Super Bowl

December 8, 2021

A decade from now when it’s reunion season, the 2021 Scituate football team will all meet up at a restaurant somewhere, throw a few back and talk about the night they won the Division 4 Super Bowl with a two-point conversion at Gillette Stadium. Whenever they pull up stories from papers or websites like this one, Keegan Sullivan’s name will always come first as the guy who ultimately had the…

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High School: Pereira named Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year

December 8, 2021

The season may not have ended the way Central Catholic quarterback Ayden Pereira wanted it to end, but being named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year is a nice consolation prize. Pereira was named the GPOTY for Massachusetts on Tuesday, fittingly the same day that his future school Maine hired a new head coach. It’s almost as if the universe is telling us there’s a major resurgence coming up…

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High School: Final MIAA Top 25 Poll

December 5, 2021

What a season. It truly was a terrific year, with standout performances every week from the talented players in this state. As we put together our final list here, we wanted to lay out the groundwork of how this one was done. First of all, we did a total reshuffle from our last list after Thanksgiving. We did not like where things stood, so you’ll see a lot of movement…

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Boston College: Local guys getting first NCAA bowl prep experience

December 5, 2021

A year ago, Drew Kendall and Ozzy Trapilo were in quite a different position than they are now. Kendall was about a month away from officially becoming an Eagle with a mid-year enrollment in January and he was working out at Noble & Greenough ahead of lacrosse season a few months away. Meanwhile, Trapilo was wearing the maroon and gold already, but he was getting ready for basketball season as…

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High School: Some thoughts on Super Bowl Week at Gillette

December 5, 2021

By Samuel Reis I will be giving my thoughts and observations of the three high school Super Bowl games I witnessed in their entirety at Gillette Stadium: Central Catholic vs. Springfield Central (D1), Catholic Memorial vs. King Philip (D2), and Scituate vs. Duxbury (D4). Then I will provide my overall takeaways of the Super Bowls, including the experience of being there at Gillette. Division 1: Central Catholic 22-15 Springfield Central…

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High School: North Kingstown is back on top after an impressive 34-13 win over Central

December 5, 2021

CRANSTON- Second year North Kingstown Head Football Coach Fran Dempsey knew he had something special going into this season. The vibe was different around a program yearning to relive past glory. Dempsey’s read on his team was right as the Skippers ended their season with a 34-13 win over Central in the Division One state title game. The Skippers jumped out to a 27-6 first half lead thanks to two…

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Scituate stuns Duxbury in final minute for the Division 4 Super Bowl title

December 3, 2021

FOXBOROUGH – Scituate had to travel 75 yards in less than two minutes in order to tie the game against rival Duxbury in the Division 4 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium on Friday night. The Sailors did that, getting a 10-yard touchdown run from Andrew Bossey with 27 seconds left, but what came next is the stuff legends are made of. Trailing by one, Scituate head coach Herb Devine decided…

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High School: Rockland wins South Shore League rematch and wins a title in the process.

December 3, 2021

FOXBORO — The DIv. 6 state title game between Rockland and Abington played out in a manner expected of the neighboring, South Shore League rivals. The hits were hard, and it felt like you were watching two brothers settle their differences in the backyard. Yet every time Abington seemed to make a move, Rockland answered two-fold to wrest away momentum and hold on to the lead. The result was a…

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High School: Division 4 Super Bowl preview

December 3, 2021

Division 4 Super Bowl Preview Players to watch Duxbury: Matt Festa, James Anderson, Matt Ciesielski, Chris Walsh Scituate: Keegan Sullivan, Henry Gates, James Cannon, Andrew Bossey Game Preview Like the Abington-Rockland game before it, this is another strong rivalry that gets to showcase itself on the grandest stage in New England. These two had an absolute barn burner back on September 17th that the Dragons won 27-26. We all expect another tight…

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