Junkyard Dogs & Knights earn impressive wins in Week 2 of The League

May 8, 2023

On a perfect evening for football, The Boston Junkyard Dogs rolled over the MetroWest Maulers 48-7 and the Northwest Knights took down the Southwest Cobras 21-0. The win for the JYD moved them to 2-0 in the four-team spring league – the only true spring ball league for high schoolers in New England – while the Knights moved to 1-1. The Maulers are also 1-1 now while the Cobras dropped…


Recruiting Roundup: Catholic Memorial

May 1, 2023

Following last year’s Division 2 state title — the second in a row — Catholic Memorial coach John DiBiaso knew he would have to replace a lot of talent. Star players at nearly every position moved on to the college ranks, many at the Division 1 level. But don’t cry for DiBiaso just yet. The legendary coach has replacements ready to step up and defend those Catholic Conference and D2…


Recruiting Roundup: Notebook

April 17, 2023

If you read our Recruiting Roundup a week ago on Xaverian, you saw that quarterback Henry Hasselbeck was prominently featured. One of the top quarterback recruits in New England, Hasselbeck has a great mix of FCS and FBS programs that have offered him to this point. Hasselbeck has many great qualities as a prospect, but one that jumps out is his ability to run and make plays with his feet….


Recruiting Roundup: Xaverian

April 10, 2023

One of the premier programs not just in New England but the Northeast, Xaverian Brothers is seemingly never low on good players. But even by this program’s lofty recent standards, the Hawks have a truly special group of prospects this year. The Hawks won Division 1 state titles in 2014 and 2015, and last year finished 7-4, bowing out of the D1 state quarterfinals to Springfield Central. There is some…


Recruiting Roundup: St. John’s Prep

April 3, 2023

At this point, St. John’s Prep coach Brian St. Pierre has a bit of a different situation when it comes to recruitable players than he did a year ago. Last year, the Prep featured safety Joenel Aguero, a mega-recruit with offers from anyone and everyone. He eventually signed with the University of Georgia. The Eagles also had wide receiver/defensive back Jesse Ofurie, who signed with Rutgers. St. Pierre does not…


New England prospects take in UMass practice

April 1, 2023

We were over in Amherst Saturday at UMass’ first padded practice of the spring, and we were far from the only visitors on hand to watch the Minutemen. UMass had a pretty significant presence of prospects, from class of 2027 to class of 2024. Most of the ones we saw on hand were from New England programs, but there were some from other states mixed in. We are going to…


Recruiting Roundup: Springfield Central

March 27, 2023

  Over the last five years, few programs have made bigger gains that Springfield Central. Since 2018, the Golden Eagles have won two Division 3 state titles, and a Div. 1 crown in 2021. Last year, Central made the D1 title game again but lost to St. John’s Prep at Gillette. Many of the contributors to that success have moved on to their college careers. The members of the class…


Recruiting Roundup: Barnstable

March 20, 2023

Although Barnstable had a young team in 2022 and finished with a 3-8 record, the Redhawks will be more experienced this fall and look to rebound. Coach Ross Jatkola has one of the best collection of skill talent you will find, and if this team stays healthy, it will make a big playoff push. No matter what, Barnstable has clearly established itself as one of the top programs on both…


Hasselbeck gets Boston College offer

March 20, 2023

Picture courtesy of Henry Hasselbeck Xaverian quarterback Henry Hasselbeck announced yesterday on social media that he had received an offer from Boston College. Honored to be offered by @CoachJeffHafley and @BCFootball! @CoachTBC @Coach_Shimko @CoachSDuggan @Aazaar23 @XBHS_Football #ForBoston #WeAreBC 🦅🦅 pic.twitter.com/A65rNoXmNR — Henry Hasselbeck (@HenryHasselbeck) March 19, 2023 Hasselbeck already holds offers from UAB, Pitt, Bowling Green, Dartmouth, Georgia Tech and Western Michigan. The offer he and his family wanted however…


Recruiting Roundup: Milford

March 11, 2023

With the loss of a talented senior class, Milford is expected by some to come back down to earth. Surely, the Scarlet Hawks can’t win a share of the Hockomock League Kelley-Rex and make another Final Four postseason run again. For those doubters, the Hawks might have a surprise in store. Milford should be very good again, and are in reload, not rebuild, mode. Milford will compete in Division 3…