High School: North Attleboro names Mike Strachan as its new head football coach

April 5, 2022

One of the top vacancies in Massachusetts High School Football has been filled. Michael Strachan has been named the new head football coach at North Attleboro High School. The 1986 graduate of North Attleboro recently served as the head football coach at rival Attleboro High School. Strachan led the Blue Bombardiers to eight playoff appearances in nine seasons including the 2013 Division One South Sectional Final where Attleboro lost to…

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High School: Bellingham’s Elder caps high school football career at Gillette…with a scholarship

March 13, 2022

As a high school quarterback in Massachusetts, the ultimate goal is to finish your career on the field at Gillette Stadium holding a trophy. Gavin Elder did a ton for the Bellingham Blackhawks football program, but he wasn’t able to cross that off his list. On Saturday afternoon, he did get to officially finish his high school football career at Gillette, just not in the way he envisioned. Elder received…

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High School: MHSFCA Coaches Clinic hosted by the Patriots a huge success

March 13, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – The game of football will be better off in 2022 and beyond because of the coaches that spent hours upon hours at Gillette Stadium this weekend. The Patriots hosted the annual MHSFCA Coaches Clinic Friday and Saturday, with 38 presentations from college and high school coaches and a phenomenal keynote speech from UMass head coach Don Brown on Friday night. Beyond the 38 presentations, everywhere you turned there…

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UMass: Brown’s passion for football & the UMass program is as strong as ever

March 12, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – Around 8:35 on Friday night, UMass head coach Don Brown had a small group of four coaches huddled around him at the far end of Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club. Brown slightly bent his knees for a second or two, placed his hands in front of him as if he was about to engage with an opponent, gave some instruction, nodded slightly and then continued to shake every hand…

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The League kicks off second season with tryouts at Tufts University

March 8, 2022

The League kicked off it’s second season on Sunday with the first of three tryouts at Tufts University. The League, which was founded by Elite Football Clinics owner John Papas had a successful debut last spring and is expanding this season from four teams to eight with teams in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and New York and New Jersey. Quarterbacks throwing at Sunday’s tryout. 100 players tried out…

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High School: Lowell names former two time all-state star Shyheim Cullen as it’s new head football coach

March 5, 2022

Lowell has gone back to it’s recent past by hiring former all-state linebacker Shyheim Cullen as the program’s new coach. Former LHS star Shyheim Cullen is the new head football at his alma mater. Cullen was an assistant coach the past two seasons at Lowell, He replaces Rob Pike who resigned in December, Cullen was born in Boston but he has spent most of his life in Lowell and is…

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High School: Malden Catholic names Joe Gaff Head Football Coach

March 3, 2022

Malden Catholic has named Joe Gaff head football coach for the second time. Gaff previously served as the head coach at the school from 2005-2008. Gaff has been a head coach at Chelsea, Matignon and BC High. He brings a wealth of experience to the job. He was also the defensive coordinator at BC High when the Eagles won Division 1 Super Bowl championships in 2008 and 2011. Gaff replaces…

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Recruiting: Maynard’s Midey breaks the mold with commitment to Ohio University coaching staff

February 28, 2022

In seemingly just the last decade or so, the recruiting scene in college football has gone from something only the crazy NCAA football fan had interest in, to a full blown season itself where fan bases clamor over the latest top prospect and hundreds of “experts” try to project their future. The announcement of where a recruit is going on social media has become a made-for-TV production at times depending…

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High School: Local coaches running clinics to help kids hone their craft & develop leadership skills in the offseason

February 15, 2022

Just because the NFL season is over and high school or college football doesn’t start for roughly six months, that doesn’t mean players or coaches are taking time off. Some obviously will, or some are playing other sports, but for those looking to hone their skills so they can hit the ground running the first few days of tryouts, there’s options to get better. One of those options is the…

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High School: The MHSFCA announces their all-state teams

January 30, 2022

The MHSFCA announced their all teams on Saturdays. Here are some thoughts on the teams. The list culminates what was a tremendous 2021 season for high school football in Massachusetts. Division One: Franklin had one of the best seasons in program history. Jared Arone and Mack Gulla paved the way for the Panthers leading one of the best offenses in the state. Division One has the best junior talent in…

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