First “Jamboree” Sets The Tone For Elite Football League Season

April 24, 2023

The Elite Football League got its season underway on Sunday with its first Jamboree. The Jamboree consisted of full-contact drills and a scrimmage featuring the MetroWest Maulers, Boston Junkyard Dogs, Northern Knights, and Southwest Cobras.  The Jamboree began with a smattering of warmups followed by a short but exciting board drill. Divided by position groups, both sides cheered on their fellow regional teammates. The skill position group sessions produced a…


Brockton hires Jermaine Wiggins as next coach

April 13, 2023

Say this about the hiring of the new Brockton football coach: the Boxers are throwing a haymaker. It can either really connect, or completely miss. On Thursday afternoon, Brockton announced a stunner in the hire for its next varsity football coach. The Boxers will turn to Jermaine Wiggins, a former Patriots tight end who is a local radio co-host and NFL analyst. Wiggins’ experience as a head or assistant coach…


Anthony Fucillo new Belmont Hill coach

April 11, 2023

This week, Belmont Hill dipped into the college ranks to find its new coach. Harvard safeties coach Anthony Fucillo was named the new head man at Belmont Hill. Several coaches in the Independent School League have college experience, and Fucillo is the latest. A Winthrop native and Tufts alum, Fucillo takes the reins at Belmont Hill, a traditionally strong program. Although Belmont Hill is usually solid, the team experienced some…


Portland names former Cape Elizabeth coach Sean Green as their new coach

April 4, 2023

Portland High School has a new coach. Former Cape Elizabeth coach Sean Green has been named the new coach of the Bulldogs. The 31 year old Green takes over for Jason McLeod who resigned in November. McLeod went 19-12 in three seasons. That included an 8-4 record last season and a trip to the Class B championship game. Green has Massachusetts ties. He played his college ball at Bridgewater State…


Rob DiLoreto resigns after three seasons as football coach at his alma mater, Everett High School

March 29, 2023

Photo by Jim Mahoney Rob DiLoreto has resigned as head football coach at his alma mater, Everett High School. In a statement released this morning, DiLoreto explained his decision to step away from his dream job. “A series of circumstances over the past few months have led me to conclude that I cannot continue as the head football coach at Everett right now,” DiLoreto continued, “I was truly honored and…


“Fired up” Coach Willey Excited For the Start Of The League Season

March 28, 2023

BB&N Coach Mike Willey is excited about another season of running The League Much like the 32 NFL franchises this March, after three weekends of tryouts, the New England Elite Football League is gearing up for a draft season of its own.  Composed of the best football players that New England has to offer, coaches in The League will begin the process of selecting players for one of their five…


Changes coming at Cheshire Academy

March 23, 2023

By Jake Klein NEFJ Correspondent According to sources familiar with the situation, Cheshire Academy head coach Dan Mehleisen has stepped down and will be replaced by defensive coordinator Bill Mella. A school spokesman confirmed the report Wednesday. Mehleisen, who took over as head coach in 2021 following the departure of David Dykeman and coached the Cats to a 3-6 record in his only season at the helm, will leave the…


Hill named new head coach at Blackstone-Millville

March 19, 2023

Former NIPMUC head coach and longtime assistant Shawn Hill has been named the new head football coach at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School. Hill was most recently the offensive coordinator at King Philip where he was part of a program that has made back to back Division 2 Super Bowl appearances. Hill accepted the job late last week and is eager to get started. He is excited for the opportunity to…


Transfer season the rule, not the exception

March 17, 2023

It is just that time of year. Transfer season is upon us. While it is common to see all types of transfers — public to public, public to Catholic, among them — the one that you see the most right now is public to private, or NEPSAC. It is simply a part of the fabric of high school football in New England. For years, NEPSAC programs did not aggressively pursue…


Chelmsford’s Joe Mitri wins Gold Athletics-MHSFCA Leadership Scholarship

March 11, 2023

FOXBOROUGH – While the MHSFCA Coaches Clinic at Gillette Stadium every year is mostly just a giant networking event and a place to talk ball, Saturday’s luncheon is always special. Not because of the pasta, garlic bread or meatballs served at Gillette Stadium, but because one special player is recognized every year by the association and Gold Athletics with a Leadership Scholarship. This year’s recipient was Chelmsford’s Joe Mitri. Mitri…