A grassroots campaign to educate the masses is the next step for the Connecticut Plan

March 1, 2023

The MIAA Football committee met today in Franklin and the main topic was once again the Connecticut Plan. The proposed Football plan is spearheaded by Milton Head Coach Steve Dembowski and Shrewsbury Athletic Director Jay Costa. The two men presented their latest plan to generate support for the proposal to the committee. They want to hit the road to educate coaches, administrators and parents alike about the plan. The football…


High School: Division 2 – Mansfield starts fast in 42-26 win over Wellesley

November 5, 2022

MANSFIELD- The Mansfield Hornets have admittedly flown under the radar this season but after tonight’s 42-26 over Wellesley in the opening round of the Division Two playoffs, the Hornets are squarely back on people’s radars. The Hornets struck first when wide receiver C.J Bell took a counter play 61 yards down to the Wellesley three yard line. Quarterback Connor Zukowski would score two plays later on a quarterback sneak to…


High School: Hopkinton outlasts Westwood, 27-21 in key Tri-Valley match up

October 21, 2022

Andrew Bluestein NEFJ Correspondent WESTWOOD: It was a barn burner in Westwood on Friday night as both the Wolverines and Hopkinton put on a show that was the football equivalent to a heavyweight boxing match, trading blows all night long. In the end, it was the Hillers who landed the final knockout punch and came away with a huge 27-21 win in a massive TVL showdown. Hopkinson is now 6-1,…


High School: Week 7 High School Round Up

October 18, 2022

The regular season is quickly winding down and the playoffs are a week away in some states and two weeks away in others. Here are some thoughts on the weekend that was and what’s on tap for this weekend. Connecticut Greenwich beat St. Joe’s 36-26 and in the process proved that they are one of the top three public school programs in the state. The Cardinals are primed to make…


High School: New Hampshire Top 25-Week 7

October 12, 2022

We are already through week six in New Hampshire football. Now it’s time to see how teams rank going into week seven. Londonderry (5-1) Last week ranking 1 Londonderry hosted a talented Bishop Guertin team in week six. These two powerhouses in division put on a great show for everyone in attendance. Londonderry won this game over Bishop Guertin 35-16. If you missed this matchup in week six there’s a…


High School: Peabody’s defense gets picky in 42-20 win over Leominster

October 8, 2022

LEOMINSTER- Peabody has been known for their offense during this current 11 game winning streak that they are on but it was their defense that set the tone last night in the Tanners 42-20 win over Leominster. Led by senior Jayce Dooley (Two INT’s, pick 6), Peabody’s defense had five interceptions and routinely set up quarterback Shea Lynch and the offense with good field position. The Tanners did not waste…


High School: Week 4 Preview

September 29, 2022

There is no slowing down as we head into Week 4 of the Massachusetts high school season. There are some terrific games on tap across the whole state. Here is our look at them.   No. 19 Grafton at Marlboro — Grafton is looking every bit as good as we expected before the season. The Gators have a terrific running back in Tyson Thomas. Marlboro is off to a 3-0…


NEWFTBJ Staff Picks for Week 4

September 29, 2022

Yeah I know we’re a little late to the pick party, but we dithered back and forth as to whether or not we wanted to do picks. Well, we decided we are. So here are Patriots, college and high school picks for the weekend. Patriots at Packers John: No Mac, no chance. Green Bay is not what they once were offensively but they’ll score enough to win what should be…


High School: King Philip uses traditional formula to beat Xaverian

September 24, 2022

WRENTHAM- King Philip did to Xaverian on Friday night what they have done to countless teams through the years. They ran the ball, were patient on offense and played great defense in a 19-14 win. King Philip opened the scoring with a 39 yard field goal from senior kicker/wide receiver Matt Kelley. It was the defense however that would the Warriors first touchdown of the night when senior outside linebacker…


High School: 2022 ISL Preview

September 23, 2022

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…