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Holy Cross: Crusaders remain unbeaten, reach NCAA quarterfinals for first time in 39 years

WORCESTER – If you remember the old NFL Films clips of cold, raw, wet, muddy playoff games from the 70’s and 80’s, you’ve got a pretty clear picture of what the NCAA FCS playoff game between UNH and Holy Cross was like on Saturday afternoon. A huge crowd braved the elements to watch the Crusaders continue their special season with a 35-19 win over the Wildcats in the second round…

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High School: Division 2 Super Bowl – Catholic Memorial 27, King Philip 7

FOXBORO — In some ways, the Division 2 state title game against Catholic Memorial Saturday night went right to King Philip’s liking. Had you told KP coach Brian Lee that his Warriors would hold both Catholic Memorial standout running backs Datrell Jones and Carson Harwood to under 100 yards, he’d have taken that in a second. Yet it speaks to CM’s balance and overall talent level that even with its…

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High School: Division 3 Super Bowl – Wakefield 34, Milton 28

By Jake Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent FOXBOROUGH – Wakefield Memorial High School had not won an MIAA championship since 1999, but that changed on Saturday night inside a blustery Gillette Stadium. Led by head coach John Rafferty, the underdog, sixth-seeded Warriors marched in and pulled out a gutsy 34-28 win over the top-seeded Milton Wildcats. The Warriors had heard all the noise heading into the game and knew they were the…

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High School: Division 6 Super Bowl-St.Mary’s 29 Stoneham 8

By Ryan Martin NEFJ Correspondent FOXBOROUGH — After losing in the Division 6 semifinals last year to Abington, St. Mary’s senior running back David Brown knew he didn’t want to experience that same disappointment Saturday in his team’s championship matchup against Stoneham. “Walking off that field last year in North Quincy was probably one of the saddest moments I’ve had, seeing all of our (then) seniors cry,” the captain said….

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High School: Division 1 Super Bowl – St. John’s Prep 13, Springfield Central 0

By Tyler Amaral NEFJ Correspondent FOXBOROUGH — St. John’s Prep relied on a dominant defensive effort to derail the high-flying Springfield Central offense and capture the Division 1 state championship, 13-0. For the Eagles, it’s their third state championship in four seasons, excluding the 2020 COVID Fall II season. Springfield Central (10-2) came into Saturday’s game averaging a shade under 52 points per game. Against in-state opponents, the Golden Eagles…

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High School: CIAC Round Two Playoff Preview

By Jake Klein, NEFJ Correspondent Photo Courtesy Cheshire HS Football After an eventful opening round Tuesday, the CIAC playoffs roll into the semi-final round Sunday. Let’s take a closer look at each second round matchup around the state. All games will be played at 12:30 p.m. Class LL Semifinals: #8 Trumbull at #5 Fairfield Prep #6 Glastonbury at #2 Greenwich Trumbull at Fairfield Prep: Jon Hall ran for five touchdowns…

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Boston College: Phil Jurkovec is transferring. So where will he end up? He are 5 possible landing spots

Phil Jurkovec is entering the transfer portal. After transferring to Boston College prior to the 2020, Jurkovec will be transferring again with one year of eligibility left. It has been a tumultuous tenure for Jurkovec at the Heights. He has experienced his fair share of highs and lows. Despite making some highlight plays when he was on the field, he also battled injuries, inconsistency and coaching changes. Jurkovec came to…

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High School: Division 8 Super Bowl – Hull 27, KIPP Academy 6

By Andrew Bluestein NEFJ Correspondent FOXBORO — The top-seeded Hull Pirates took on the No. 7 seed KIPP Academy Panthers in the Division 8 state championship at Gillette Stadium, and the Pirates did what they were not able to do a year ago. After losing to Randolph in the 2021 state final, Hull made it all the way back and ran the table, defeating KIPP, 27-6. The story of this…

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FCS Playoff Four Down Preview: UNH Wildcats (9-3) @ No. 8 Holy Cross Crusaders (11-0)

Image courtesy of ESPN Kickoff: It’s an all-New England showdown in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday when New Hampshire visits Holy Cross for what could be an epic day. UNH is riding high off a CAA title and a win over the Crusaders’ Patriot League rival Fordham in the first round last weekend. The eighth-seeded Holy Cross squad enjoyed a bye week during the first round…

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High School: Division 4 Super Bowl – Duxbury 42, Grafton 7

By Tyler Amaral NEFJ Correspondent FOXBOROUGH – Duxbury senior quarterback Matt Festa was nearly perfect in his final game for the Dragons. The captain accounted for all six touchdowns in the Dragons resounding 42-7 triumph in the Division 4 state championship game. A year after losing in the championship game to Patriot League rival Scituate, Duxbury (12-0) capped off a perfect season and left no doubt as to who the…

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