Recruiting: Best Of New England camp at Springfield College a rousing success on Friday

June 18, 2022

SPRINGFIELD – Anyone who is anyone in the New England college football recruiting world converged at Springfield College early Friday morning for the Best of New England camp and it was another fantastic event. Steve Martin, the director of B.O.N.E and Excel Sports Academy of New England, along with Springfield head coach Mike Cerasuolo among many others put the camp on across the school’s athletic complex for roughly four hours…


High School: Boston Junkyard Dogs & Northern Knights earn wins on opening day of The League

May 2, 2022

MALDEN – With a large, vocal crowd on hand Sunday afternoon at Malden Catholic High School, you would have thought it was an MIAA regular season football game. Nope. That was just “The League” hosting its season opening games on what turned out to be a beautiful spring day. Week one ended with the Northern Knights and Boston Junkyard Dogs earning wins in the first games of the month-long season….


NFL Draft: Along with quarterback Westin Elliott, trio from Merrimack hopes to make an impact at the next level

February 28, 2022

Merrimack QB Westin Elliott made quite a name for himself this year, but there is another trio of Warriors that could hear their names called on draft weekend as well. Head coach Dan Curran – entering his ninth year at the helm of the program – has put North Andover on the map at the Division 1 FCS level and the NFL-caliber talent coming through the program is a big…


NFL Draft: Bryant’s Adeboboye has chased his dream in Canada, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Now, he may be on the cusp of an NFL career

January 25, 2022

A quick Google search tells us that the distance from Toronto, Canada to Smithfield, Rhode Island is 535.8 miles, or, eight hours and 16 minutes if you feel like driving. Bryant running back Daniel Adeboboye took a leap of faith going to Bryant University after growing up North of the border, now, he may hear his name called in the NFL Draft, or at the very least get a shot…


College: New Hampshire makes Rick Santos 20th coach in program history

December 7, 2021

Photo: @UNH_Football While folks were just waking up following that late night Patriots win, the University of New Hampshire made a bit of history on Tuesday morning. In a statement from athletic director Marty Scarano, Rick Santos (08’) was named the 20th head coach of the Wildcats after longtime coach Sean Mc”Donnell announced his retirement last week. Santos has already had the experience when filling in for McDonnell during his…


Holy Cross: Crusaders roll in second straight win 45-15 over No. 20 Monmouth

September 26, 2021

If the Yale victory didn’t impress you or the FCS voters, this one should have. Holy Cross traveled to West Long Branch, New Jersey for a matchup with No. 20 Monmouth on Saturday and absolutely eviscerated the Hawks 45-15 in their home opener for a second straight win. It appears the Merrimack loss was in fact a wake up call for the Crusaders (3-1) and unsurprisingly, head coach Bob Chesney…


Holy Cross: Ng continues to defy doubters

Photo: Mark Seliger/HC Athletics
September 20, 2021

Story by Liam Gambon/NEFJ CORRESPONDENT Photo: Mark Seliger/HC Athletics In 2014, Derek Ng walked into the football coach’s office at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Gaels were fresh off their first-ever national championship. “Walking into the coach’s office to basically say, ‘hey, I wanna tryout to be your kicker,’ they kinda laughed me off,” said Ng, a senior at Holy Cross. “I was 5-foot-7 135-pounds. They thought it was a joke because they just won a…


College: Merrimack stuns No. 24 Holy Cross, 35-21

September 12, 2021

BY LIAM GAMBON – NEFJ CORRESPONDENT WORCESTER – Facing a nationally ranked offense on the road, Anthony Witherstone flipped the script on Saturday for Merrimack. After making the 54-mile drive from North Andover to Worcester, the Warriors walked on to No. 24 Holy Cross’ Fitton Field ready for the moment. Prior to kickoff, the true game day atmosphere returned as the Crusaders baseball diamond was filled with cars as home…


College: UNH hangs on to beat Stony Brook 27-21 for first win in almost two years

September 2, 2021

On November 23, 2019, the UNH football team beat Maine to close out its season. That day, Brian Espanet had four catches for 43 yards, backup quarterback Bret Edwards completed one of four passes for 15 yards and Pop Bush had one solo tackle. The Wildcats finished the year 6-5, but none of the players or coaches on the field that day had any idea they’d have to wait almost…


Holy Cross: Crusaders embracing expectations as two-time defending Patriot League champions

August 10, 2021

WORCESTER – After winning a second straight Patriot League title in a season unlike any other, the Crusaders are well aware of the expectations and target on their back this season. On Tuesday morning, the team met with the media, posed for a team photo in the historic Fitton Field stands and then took positional group photos and tossed footballs around on the pristine grass. There was a 10-year olds…