Bishop Hendricken 35, North Kingstown 7— Hawks back on top after grinding out a win over the Skippers

November 19, 2023

CRANSTON— After a one-year hiatus as the top team in Rhode Island, Bishop Hendricken is back on top in the Ocean State after beating North Kingstown 35-7 to claim their 12th state title in 14 years. The Hawks lost the title game to rival LaSalle last year but Keith Croft, his staff and his players made it a point to get back to the title game and win it. “It…


(1) Bishop Hendricken 21, (4) Central 20 (OT) – Hawks survive scare to reach D1 final

November 11, 2023

By Mike Scandura NEFJ Correspondent WARWICK- Discipline. As much as anything that was the difference in No. 1 Hendricken’s 21-20 overtime victory against No. 4 Central in a Division I semifinal game Friday night. The Hawks (8-1) won the coin toss prior to overtime, deferred and Central (3-7) took advantage. It scored on a six-yard run off right tackle by quarterback Avani Rodrigues. But in an eyeblink the Knights were…


Bishop Hendricken 21, North Kingstown 14 – Lynch leads the way for Hawks in big win

September 15, 2023

By Mike Scandura NEFJ Correspondent WARWICK – Zero. That’s the number of minutes Hendricken junior quarterback Dylan Lynch had played prior to Friday night’s Division I game against North Kingstown. But with No. 1 quarterback Jayden Falcone sidelined with a sprained ankle, Lynch was called on to fill a very big pair of cleats. To say Lynch didn’t disappoint would be a massive understatement, guiding the Hawks to a 21-14…


Scrimmage recap on the Cape

August 26, 2023

By Tyler Amaral NEFJ Correspondent BARNSTABLE — Scrimmage season got underway on Saturday across Massachusetts. One of the more unique scrimmages of the day was on Cape Cod at Barnstable High School. Bishop Hendricken and Rogers made the trip from Rhode Island. Old Rochester and the host Redhawks represented Massachusetts. There were plenty of takeaways from the action. Barnstable: The Barnstable defense got off to a slow start, giving up…


2023 Rhode Island High School Preview

August 16, 2023

The Rhode Island High School Football kicks off this week and as usual, the top programs in the state are once Bishop Hendricken, LaSalle, Central and North Kingstown.  St. Ray’s and Cumberland are among the favorites in Division Two but they will be challenged by Westerly and Portsmouth. Shea and Cranston West also figure to be in the mix and could surprise people. Moses Brown is going to look to…


NFL: Rhode Island’s Kwity Paye has a day he won’t soon forget at Gillette

November 7, 2022

Image courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts Sunday was a surreal day for Indianapolis Colts defensive end Kwity Paye. Paye – a former Michigan Wolverine and Bishop Hendricken star – was back in New England as an NFL player for the first time when the Patriots hosted the Colts on Sunday. Paye had plenty of support in the stands with his mother Agnes among others on hand to watch his homecoming….


High School: Catholic Memorial rolls past Bishop Hendricken

September 30, 2022

WEST ROXBURY — Catholic Memorial’s offense is explosive enough on its own. When you allow the Knights to score on defense and special teams, as well, you’re asking for trouble. That’s what happened Friday night when visiting Bishop Hendricken (RI) came to Baker Street. The Knights had a pick-six and punt return for a score sandwiched around a touchdown rush in the first quarter. That was all CM needed and…


High School: Bishop Hendricken outlasts Londonderry in a 40-20 win

September 11, 2022

When the game between Londonderry and Bishop Hendricken was announced this past spring, it was an opportunity to see two of the best programs in New England go head to head. The game did not disappoint. In a rare high school football match up between a New Hampshire program and a Rhode Island program, it was the Hawks who overcame the heat and the Lancers in a 40-20 win. Londonderry…


High School: 2022 Rhode Island High School Preview

August 16, 2022

Bishop Hendricken will look to continue its dominance in Rhode Island High School Football this season The 2022 high school football season in Rhode Island kicks off today. As usual, Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle lead the way but there are several programs in the state that deserve attention. North Kingstown, Westerly, Portsmouth, Cumberland and Central are all programs to keep an eye as well as these programs will be a…


High School: Bishop Hendricken outlasts LaSalle to win fourth straight title

November 22, 2021

CRANSTON-Bishop Hendricken and LaSalle renewed acquaintances on Sunday in their annual state title match up and for the fourth straight season, it Bishop Hendricken that came out on top, 49-40. Coming into the game, Hendricken was considered an underdog but thanks to senior quarterback David Lynch and senior running back Brandyn Durand, the Hawks defied the perceived odds to win another state title. Lynch was a dual threat throughout the…