High School: South Beats the North 20-17 in a Shriners Game classic

June 18, 2022

WALTHAM — If you are just being honest, the Shriners Game does not have the same cache as it did 20, 30, or more years ago. More players used to take part, and the crowds were bigger. But on Friday night, in the 44th installment, the players and coaches from both the North and South teams put on a show worthy of the game’s rich tradition. On a warm night…

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High School: MHSFCA Combine hits Gillette Stadium May 1st

April 24, 2022

There are always a lot of camps and combines available to football players this time of year. One of the best is coming up on May 1 at Gillette Stadium. The annual MHSFCA — Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association — is running its annual combine on that date. It is one of the best around for many reasons, but a big one is accuracy. This combine will feature laser-timed…

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High School: Lowell names former two time all-state star Shyheim Cullen as it’s new head football coach

March 5, 2022

Lowell has gone back to it’s recent past by hiring former all-state linebacker Shyheim Cullen as the program’s new coach. Former LHS star Shyheim Cullen is the new head football at his alma mater. Cullen was an assistant coach the past two seasons at Lowell, He replaces Rob Pike who resigned in December, Cullen was born in Boston but he has spent most of his life in Lowell and is…

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High School: Thoughts on the first Football Committee meeting of the year

January 21, 2022

The MIAA held their first football committee meeting of the year and there were several topics that were discussed. The three major topics were playing the Super Bowls at Gillette, point differential and when rankings are released. Here are my thoughts on all three topics. Playing at Gillette: MIAA associate executive director Richard Pearson said that he hopes the Super Bowls can continued to be played at Gillette. Both the…

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High School: New England Football Journal’s 2021 ISL Super Team

January 16, 2022

The ISL was once again one of the top league’s in the state. Milton Academy won the highly competitive league but there several other programs and players that had a season to remember. Her is our inaugural ISL Super Team. Thank you to the coaches for their support throughout the season. Quarterback Tristan Aboud, Governor’s Academy, Sr. Louis-David Pouliot, St. George’s Jr. Running Back Fenix Figueroa, Lawrence Academy, Sr. Bo…

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High School: 2021 New England Football Journal MIAA All State Teams

January 2, 2022

We are proud to present our 2021 MIAA All State Teams. After a month of debating and discussing, we are proud to present to you our first, second and third teams as well as our honorable mention. Kudos to our Adam Kurkjian who did yeoman’s work putting this list together. Ayden Pereira, QB, Central Catholic First Team OFFENSE Quarterback Ayden Pereira, Central Catholic William Watson, Springfield Central Running Back Carson…

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High School: Final 10 thoughts of the season

December 13, 2021

The high school football season ended last weekend at Gillette Stadium but now that we have had a week to process it, here are some final thoughts on the season that was. When it comes to Catholic Memorial, there is no easy solution. Are you going to make them play D1 because they are good? How is that fair to a school that based on enrollment D3? It’s not but…

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High School: Final MIAA Top 25 Poll

December 5, 2021

What a season. It truly was a terrific year, with standout performances every week from the talented players in this state. As we put together our final list here, we wanted to lay out the groundwork of how this one was done. First of all, we did a total reshuffle from our last list after Thanksgiving. We did not like where things stood, so you’ll see a lot of movement…

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High School: Some thoughts on Super Bowl Week at Gillette

December 5, 2021

By Samuel Reis I will be giving my thoughts and observations of the three high school Super Bowl games I witnessed in their entirety at Gillette Stadium: Central Catholic vs. Springfield Central (D1), Catholic Memorial vs. King Philip (D2), and Scituate vs. Duxbury (D4). Then I will provide my overall takeaways of the Super Bowls, including the experience of being there at Gillette. Division 1: Central Catholic 22-15 Springfield Central…

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High School: North Kingstown is back on top after an impressive 34-13 win over Central

December 5, 2021

CRANSTON- Second year North Kingstown Head Football Coach Fran Dempsey knew he had something special going into this season. The vibe was different around a program yearning to relive past glory. Dempsey’s read on his team was right as the Skippers ended their season with a 34-13 win over Central in the Division One state title game. The Skippers jumped out to a 27-6 first half lead thanks to two…

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