High School: What We Learned: Franklin 28 Mansfield 10

October 3, 2021

FRANKLIN — It was a night to remember for Franklin in the program’s first win over Mansfield since 2009. The Panthers pretty much dominated most of the game. Whether it was running the ball or throwing, Franklin’s offense was on schedule all night, and the defense played very well, too. Here are some observations . . . — Mack Gulla is beginning to separate himself as one of the top running backs in…

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High School: Catholic Memorial uses big plays to run past Bishop Hendricken

October 2, 2021

WARWICK, R.I- Catholic Memorial and Bishop Hendricken met in the inaugural Christian Brothers Classic on Friday night. The first meeting between the two schools certainly had a big game feel about it. Bishop Hendricken came out of the gates strong getting a three and out on defense to open the game. The Hawks then followed that up by scoring on their first possession when running back Brandyn Durand caught a…

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High School: New England Football Journal Game of the Week presented by Gold Athletics: Franklin 28, Mansfield 10

October 2, 2021

FRANKLIN – In 2009, Tom Brady had only won three Super Bowls and was a year removed from a torn ACL. The Red Sox had only won two World Series titles, the Celtics were the defending NBA champions and the Bruins were two years away from winning a Stanley Cup. It was also the last time Franklin had beaten Hockomock League rival Mansfield…until Friday night. Thanks to four touchdown passes…

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High School: Week 4 Preview

September 30, 2021

Catholic Memorial travels to Rhode Island to take on Ocean State power Bishop Hendricken. Although there are still some intriguing nonleague matchups on the docket, we also see more and more conference battles as we head into Week 4. Also, Independent School League play has begun, and there are some nice matchups there, as well.All in all, it should be a great weekend of football. Onto the games . ….

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High School: Thoughts on Week 3

September 29, 2021

The weekly schedule continues to produce great games in Massachusetts and this past weekend was no exception. Here are my thoughts on week 3. Franklin’s impressive 27-14 win over Duxbury sets up a showdown on Friday night at home against Mansfield. It has been a long time since the Panthers were in this position but they are legit and have a chance to make a statement this week. Speaking of…

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High School: Top 10 Dudes for Week 3

September 28, 2021

There once plenty of dudes on the gridiron this past weekend so without further ado, here are our dudes of the week. South Community High School’s Angelo LaRose rushed for 383 yards on 47 carries and scored 4 rushing touchdowns in South’s win over St. Paul. LaRose was our Week 3 Player of the Week. Foxboro running back Dylan Gordon rushed for 287 yards and 4 touchdowns in Foxboro’s 51-14…

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High School: Top 25 Poll for Week 3

September 26, 2021

Another crazy week for MIAA football, but our top five remains the same. Springfield Central took on mega-power IMG Academy, and even though the Golden Eagles lost in lopsided fashion, those who saw the game said Central comported itself well. On to the rankings . . . Week 3 Top 25 1. Catholic Memorial (2-0) — Rhode Island’s best — Bishop Hendricken — up next. 2. Everett (3-0) — Another…

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High School: Springfield represents the state well in loss to IMG

September 26, 2021

SPRINGFIELD- The first thing you notice when you look at IMG Academy is their physicality. The physical make up of the team is next level. They are bigger, faster and stronger. Despite that, Springfield competed on Saturday night in a 49-0 loss. The Eagles gave up an opening drive touchdown when IMG quarterback A.J Duffy (Florida State commit) hit tight end James Olsen in the back of the end zone…

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High School: What We Learned: North Attleboro 20 King Philip 19

September 26, 2021

Another week, another Hockomock rivalry game that came down to the wire. For the second straight week, North Attleboro was involved in a nail biter. This time however, it was the Red Rocketeers who came from behind to win 20-19. Here is what we learned. 1. North Attleboro is resilient: Say what you will about North, but they are resilient. Don Johnson and his veteran staff never panic. They stay…

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High School: What We Learned: Lawrence Academy 22 Belmont Hill 21

September 25, 2021

For the first time since 2019, Independent School League football was back on Saturday. In a game between two teams with legitimate NEPSAC bowl aspirations, Lawrence Academy earned a 22-21 win over Belmont Hill in double overtime. It was an exciting game with a lot of momentum swings. Here’s what we saw: — A two-quarterback system is tough to pull off successfully, but Lawrence may just do that. Lawrence rotated sophomore quarterbacks Luke…

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