High School: Foxboro outlasts North Attleboro in a classic

October 16, 2021

NORTH ATTLEBORO- North Attleboro and Foxboro have had some classic games in their long time rivalry. The 2000 game in which Foxboro snapped North Attleboro’s 38 game winning streak immediately comes to mind. Friday night’s game at Community Field wasn’t as big as that but it was was another classic. It was a tale of two halves as North Attleboro’s defense dominated the first half and shut down one of…

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High School: Week 5 Massachusetts Top 25 Poll

October 10, 2021

By Adam Kurkjian Not a ton of movement in the top 10, and a few games in Central and Western Mass. caused some movement. This should be another fun week coming up as top-ranked Catholic Memorial takes on St. John’s Prep. On to the rankings . . . Week 5 Top 25 1. Catholic Memorial (4-0) — Bring on the Prep! 2. Everett (4-0) — Should stay perfect until the playoffs. 3….

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High School: Ten Thoughts on Week Four

October 5, 2021

Here are ten thoughts on the week that was in high school football Franklin has arrived as a program after their 28-10 win over Mansfield. It has taken Eian Bain five years but he has built the Panthers into a contender. I saw Catholic Memorial in person Friday night and they are as good as advertised. I am not sure anyone can keep up with them speed wise. Xaverian hammered…

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High School: Week 4 Massachusetts Top 25 Poll

October 4, 2021

Our top team in the state, Catholic Memorial, flexed its muscles with a dominant, out-of-state win over Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island. Franklin made a huge statement with a decisive win over Mansfield. Other than that, not a ton of movement in the top 10. We’ll see what happens with another big week of games coming. Onto the rankings . . . 1. Catholic Memorial (3-0) — Long layoff did…

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High School: Catholic Memorial uses big plays to run past Bishop Hendricken

October 2, 2021

WARWICK, R.I- Catholic Memorial and Bishop Hendricken met in the inaugural Christian Brothers Classic on Friday night. The first meeting between the two schools certainly had a big game feel about it. Bishop Hendricken came out of the gates strong getting a three and out on defense to open the game. The Hawks then followed that up by scoring on their first possession when running back Brandyn Durand caught a…

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High School: Thoughts on Week 3

September 29, 2021

The weekly schedule continues to produce great games in Massachusetts and this past weekend was no exception. Here are my thoughts on week 3. Franklin’s impressive 27-14 win over Duxbury sets up a showdown on Friday night at home against Mansfield. It has been a long time since the Panthers were in this position but they are legit and have a chance to make a statement this week. Speaking of…

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High School: Top 10 Dudes for Week 3

September 28, 2021

There once plenty of dudes on the gridiron this past weekend so without further ado, here are our dudes of the week. South Community High School’s Angelo LaRose rushed for 383 yards on 47 carries and scored 4 rushing touchdowns in South’s win over St. Paul. LaRose was our Week 3 Player of the Week. Foxboro running back Dylan Gordon rushed for 287 yards and 4 touchdowns in Foxboro’s 51-14…

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High School: What We Learned: North Attleboro 20 King Philip 19

September 26, 2021

Another week, another Hockomock rivalry game that came down to the wire. For the second straight week, North Attleboro was involved in a nail biter. This time however, it was the Red Rocketeers who came from behind to win 20-19. Here is what we learned. 1. North Attleboro is resilient: Say what you will about North, but they are resilient. Don Johnson and his veteran staff never panic. They stay…

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High School: What We Learned: Lawrence Academy 22 Belmont Hill 21

September 25, 2021

For the first time since 2019, Independent School League football was back on Saturday. In a game between two teams with legitimate NEPSAC bowl aspirations, Lawrence Academy earned a 22-21 win over Belmont Hill in double overtime. It was an exciting game with a lot of momentum swings. Here’s what we saw: — A two-quarterback system is tough to pull off successfully, but Lawrence may just do that. Lawrence rotated sophomore quarterbacks Luke…

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High School: What We Learned: Mansfield 42 Stoughton 14

September 25, 2021

Stoughton trekked to Mansfield Friday night and jumped out to an early, 14-0 lead. The Hornets rallied well, though, tying the score by halftime and then blowing it open with 21 third-quarter points. It was an impressive win in which Stoughton may have earned a little respect in defeat. Some other observations: — Conner Zukowski is starting to grow into his role as the starting quarterback. Mansfield began the season with…

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