High School Football: Top Games for Week One

September 7, 2018

John DiBiaso will make his long awaited debut with the Knights tomorrow against St. John’s Shrewsbury. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Memorial) It is week one of the Massachusetts high school football season. Here are our top games for this weekend. Everett at Xaverian: Thelxon Pierre makes his Everett head coaching debut against the X at the nest in a tough opening week match up. Catholic Memorial At St. John’s Shrewsbury: The Pioneers…


High School Football: CM Makes an Interesting Hire in John DiBiaso

January 19, 2018

Photo courtesy of Danny Ventura/Boston Herald When Everett football coach and athletic director John DiBiaso retired last month, I wrote a piece chronicling his great career at Everett. I mentioned in that piece that I didn’t think this was going to be the last we were going to see the legendary coach on the sideline. Well, I was right. DiBiaso was introduced in a press conference (little over the top…


High School Football: After 30 Years of Success, John DiBiaso Retires at Everett

December 8, 2017

Arguably the greatest coach in Massachusetts high school football history retired on Wednesday. John DiBiaso retired from his position as head football at Everett High School after a 25 year run of dominance. DiBiaso complied a 304-75-1 in 30 years as a head coach at St. Patrick’s, Weston and Everett. 252 of those wins came at Everett. He never had a losing season while guiding the Crimson Tide. When you think…


High School Football: Thoughts on Super Bowl Weekend in Massachusetts

December 5, 2017

Image courtesy of Joe Parello and suitesports.com Massachusetts crowned eight division champions this past weekend at Gillette Stadium. Here are my thoughts on the games. Division 1: Everett 35 Xaverian 10: Xaverian played well in the first half and only trailed 14-10. The Hawks used their running game to ball control Everett and keep Jake Willcox and company on the side line. Everett however took control of the game to start…


High School Football: Massachusetts High School Super Bowl Picks

December 1, 2017

Image courtesy of Martin Gavin/Sun Chronicle One of my favorite weekends of the year is here! It is High School Super Bowl weekend in Massachusetts. Here are my picks for this weekend’s games. Division 1: Everett vs. Xaverian: Everett beat Xaverian 38-7 to open the season but Al Fornaro’s Hawks are a different team now. Xaverian is much better offensively and they are once again playing that trademark defense that made them…


High School Football: Sectional Finals Preview

November 10, 2017

Here are ten thoughts on the sectional final games that begin tonight. The winners of the Division One and Two North and South games will lock up Super Bowl bids tonight. 1. Catholic Memorial has been on quite a run in Division One South. They beat Xaverian earlier in the season but beating a team twice in the same season is tough. I like Xaverian in what should be a…


High School Football: Semi-Final Preview

November 3, 2017

Sal Frelick and Lexington will be trying to pull off one of the biggest upset in Massachusetts high school football history tonight. The semi-finals begin tonight in the Massachusetts high school football playoffs. Here are my thoughts on some of the top games in the area. 1. B.C High, Catholic Memorial will be a battle in D1 South. I know the Eagles rolled through the regular season but CM has…


High School Football: Round One Playoff Preview

October 26, 2017

Cam Furtado could give Xaverian fits in round one. (Image courtesy of Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com) It is playoff time in Massachusetts, Here are some thoughts on the first round of the playoffs. 1.Everett, St. John’s Prep is an intriguing first match-up in Division One North. The Tide are the prohibitive favorites to win the D1 title but the road to Gillette will not be easy. It starts with a game against a well…


High School Football: Weekly Report for the Week of October 16th-22nd

October 19, 2017

Bryce Shaw and the B.R Trojans have a massive game this weekend against St. John’s Prep.  It is hard to believe that it is already week 7 of the high school football season. With the playoffs around the corner, we will take a look back at week 6 and look ahead to week 7. 1.I must admit, I did not see Dennis-Yarmouth beating Marshfield the way they did. The Rams…


High School Football: Thoughts on Week 6

October 11, 2017

Paul Funk and the DY Dolphins will have their hands full with Marshfield on Friday night.  With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, league titles are on the line as we approach round one of the playoffs. Here are my thoughts on week five and this upcoming weekend. 1. B.C High and St. John’s Prep will battle this weekend to determine the winner of the Catholic Conference. The…