High School: New England Football Journal Game of the Week presented by Gold Athletics: Tewksbury 12, Billerica 10

October 9, 2021

TEWKSBURY – It’s far too early to know just how big Michael Sullivan’s game winning interception on Friday night was for Tewksbury, but it was a potential season altering play. The Redmen hosted Billerica in a crucial MVC matchup that turned into a defensive slugfest. Billerica had the ball and was driving for a potential game-winning score in the final minute before Sullivan picked off a Joseph Green pass over…

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High School: What We Learned: Norwood 38 Hopkinton 16

October 8, 2021

Norwood beat Hopkinton 38-16 in a game that was a back and forth until the Mustangs pulled away in the fourth quarter. Here are three thoughts on the game. 1 Mustangs ground is potent: The one, two punch of Bryan Metayer and Subodh Dhakal is the most lethal tandem in the Tri-Valley League. Anytime Norwood needed a big play tonight, they leaned on their two senior backs to make it….

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High School: Scituate outlasts NQ, Gates leads the way

October 8, 2021

QUINCY – Most weeks in the Patriot League, any game is up for grabs. That’s what the Scituate high school football team found out Friday night. After trailing for most of the first half, Scituate outlasted North Quincy 41-21 at Veterans Memorial Field in Quincy. Coming out of halftime, with the score deadlocked at 21-21, Scituate QB senior Henry Gates found an opportunity to give the Sailors a lead for…

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High School: After strange week, No. 7 Lincoln-Sudbury stays unbeaten with blowout win over Acton-Boxborough

October 7, 2021

SUDBURY – It wasn’t your typical Acton-Boxborough, Lincoln-Sudbury atmosphere on Thursday night. After a non-team related fireworks incident that put Fitchburg cheerleaders and fans in danger during an LS victory last weekend, the Warriors had their first DCL contest of the season against their rival moved to Thursday at 6 PM with only two parents or guardians allowed in per player and cheerleader for both teams. The usual raucous crowd…

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High School: Week 5 Preview

October 7, 2021

The best game in Central, Mass this weekend features Grafton and Northbridge. We start to get into some league matchups in the MIAA as we delve into Week 5. There are some worthy games all around the state this week. As the number of undefeated teams dwindle, we are beginning to separate the pretenders from the contenders. Let’s take a look at the top games from around the state this…

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High School: Ten Thoughts on Week Four

October 5, 2021

Here are ten thoughts on the week that was in high school football Franklin has arrived as a program after their 28-10 win over Mansfield. It has taken Eian Bain five years but he has built the Panthers into a contender. I saw Catholic Memorial in person Friday night and they are as good as advertised. I am not sure anyone can keep up with them speed wise. Xaverian hammered…

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High School: Dudes of the week for Week 4

October 5, 2021

Thank you to all the coaches who nominated their players. We got so many nominations that we are doing more than ten players moving forward. The whole point of this weekly piece is to highlight the kids. So, without further ado, here are our dudes of the week for week four. Eugene Jordan, RB, Barnstable: Jordan rushed for 306 yards on 30 carries and scored 3 touchdowns in a Barnstable…

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High School: Week 4 Massachusetts Top 25 Poll

October 4, 2021

Our top team in the state, Catholic Memorial, flexed its muscles with a dominant, out-of-state win over Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island. Franklin made a huge statement with a decisive win over Mansfield. Other than that, not a ton of movement in the top 10. We’ll see what happens with another big week of games coming. Onto the rankings . . . 1. Catholic Memorial (3-0) — Long layoff did…

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High School: What We Learned: Marshfield 36 LaSalle 21

October 3, 2021

It was a beautiful fall afternoon for a football game in Providence, Rhode Island yesterday. Two programs with a rich history and tradition in Marshfield and LaSalle met once again. The two programs have played before so this latest installment of battle Rams versus Rams not the first meeting between these two teams. Both offenses have high powered offenses and those offenses were on full display yesterday. Here is what…

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High School: What We Learned: Milton Academy 21 St. Sebastian’s 7

October 3, 2021

MILTON — It was a beautiful Saturday for football at Milton Academy, as the host Mustangs rolled to a 21-7 victory over St. Sebastian’s. This Milton team has the look of a contender for the Independent School League title, while St. Seb’s still has some work to do. Let’s take a closer look at Milton’s win . . . — Milton should have one of the best offensive lines in the…

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