• UMass: Brown believes offense will turn things around; defense already doing so
  • High School Football: New England Top 60 High School Football Teams
  • High School: New England High School Round Up- Week 4
  • High School: New Hampshire Top 25-Week 4
  • Boston College: Griffin earning bigger opportunity; becoming a role model for local players

UMass four down preview: UMass Minutemen (1-2) @ Temple Owls (1-2)

Photo – ESPN By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent Kickoff: UMass heads back on the road Saturday to take on the Temple Owls in Philadelphia. The quick flight to Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, offers the Minutemen the chance to play in an NFL stadium, and square off against a fellow Northeast FBS college football team struggling to get its feet in recent years. While UMass sits 131st…

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Boston College four down preview: Boston College Eagles (1-2) @ Florida State Seminoles (3-0)

Photo – ESPN Kickoff: Another week, another tough test for the Eagles. This time, BC heads into Doak Campbell Stadium in primetime for a matchup with the suddenly red hot Seminoles. With all the questions surrounding the offensive line, it’ll be extremely interesting to see how the communication is up front in another hostile environment. 1st Down: O-line needs to trust the process: The fans don’t, but these guys do and…

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High School: 2022 ISL Preview

Image courtesy of the Boston Globe The ISL kicks off its season this weekend and we have a doozy of an opener with Milton Academy hosting BB&N in what will be the game of the year in the league. Both are the favorites heading into the season. Other programs will have something to say about that but there is no doubt that the Mustangs and Knights are the cream of…

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Holy Cross four down preview: Holy Cross Crusaders (3-0) @ Colgate Raiders (1-2)

Photo – ESPN Kickoff: The No. 13 Crusaders begin Patriot League play with a road game in upstate New York on Saturday afternoon. After somehow dropping a spot in the FCS rankings despite a 3-0 start, Holy cross is looking to make a statement against a Raiders’ team it blew out by 32 points last year. 1st Down: The offense should shine: With Matt Sluka now becoming a thrower as well as…

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High School: Duxbury starts fast in 34- 21 win over Franklin

By Andrew Bluestein NEFJ Correspondent FRANKLIN – It was a chilly and windy night at Franklin High School as the Panthers played host to Duxbury in a highly anticipated non-league matchup. As far as September football goes, this was about as close to a playoff atmosphere as it gets, and the Dragons came away with a 34-21 statement win that wasn’t really that close. The story of this one was…

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High School: Waltham 37, Newton South 7; Hawks off to best start since ’91

WALTHAM – If you wanted to see what a true culture shift in football looks like, all you had to do was check out the Waltham High School game at Bentley University on Thursday night. Fittingly, some ugly weather all day cleared up right around the start of warmups, producing a picturesque fall night for football, almost metaphorically mirroring what’s going on with the program. Waltham beat Newton South 37-7…

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Patriots: Wilfork receives Pats’ Hall of Fame jacket, reflects on career ahead of induction on Saturday

FOXBOROUGH – Around 1:20 on Thursday, Vince Wilfork walked into a small little library-like room inside The Hall at Patriots Place in a green t-shirt with some of his family close by. Wilfork was presented his red Patriots HOF jacket, slipped it on and made sure it fit just right. It did, and he officially kicked off his Hall of Fame induction weekend meeting with the media and then taking…

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High School: Week 3 Preview

Another huge week on tap in both the MIAA and NEPSAC. A lot of these results will shape how we view the rest of the season. Let’s take a closer look. St. John’s (DC) at No. 2 Springfield Central — As I said in a Twitter thread on Tuesday, St. John’s is the definition of a national high school football program. This is as talented a team as you will…

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Patriots: Our first look at the Baltimore Ravens

By Mason Sousa Bill Belichick called him a “MVP type of candidate.”  The Patriots will host the former MVP Lamar Jackson as they play in front of their fans for the first time this year in Week 3. Jackson not only fits that quote from Bill Belichick but he’s also betting on himself more so than any other player has, one might say.  He is arguably the most significant talent…

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