High School: Hornets dominate in all three phases in 35-0 win over Doherty

September 24, 2022

By Tony Catalina WORCESTER – On a cold and windy night at Foley Stadium, Mike Redding Hornets were on fire and ready to go to from the opening kickoff in their 35-0 win over Doherty. Just 29 seconds into the game, running back Drew Sacco found his way into the end zone to take an early lead 7-0 lead. The Hornets would never look back from that point on. Make…

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High School: Mansfield rallies to beat North Attleboro in a classic

September 18, 2021

NORTH ATTLEBORO- Mansfield and North Attleboro haven’t faced each other since 2014 but their long time rivalry didn’t skip a beat on Friday night. In a game that will be long remembered by players, coaches and fans alike, Mansfield came from behind to beat North Attleboro 31-29 in double overtime. For three quarters the game was a defensive struggle dominated by North Attleboro whose defense in particular played well. The…

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High School: Top 25 for Week 2

March 25, 2021

1. Catholic Memorial (1-0): Knights didn’t play last week. However they host St. John’s Prep this week in what was suppose to be the defacto Catholic Conference title game. 2. Central Catholic (2-0): Red Raiders got the win over Haverhill but lost Arizona commit Jermaine Wiggins in the process. 3. Mansfield (2-0): The Hornets outlasted Milford 20-7 but their game against Taunton this week has been canceled due to COVID….

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High School: NEFJ SHOWCASE OF THE WEEK – Mansfield 20, Milford 7

March 21, 2021

It was one of the most hyped games in the history of March football. Okay, so that’s obviously not a long history, but any time you have a defending state champion and a young, hungry league rival looking to knock them off, you’re going to get buzz whether it’s November or March. When No. 4 Mansfield visited No. 14 Milford for a huge Hockomock League tilt on Saturday, several local…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Mansfield vs. Foxboro

November 12, 2020

Series Record: Mansfield leads the all time series 51-35-3. Look at the Rivalry: Mansfield and Foxboro have been bitter rivals for the past 90 years. This Thanksgiving rivalry is a true border war between two blue collar communities. The two programs are led by legendary coaches in Mike Redding (Mansfield) and Jack Martinelli (Foxboro). Mansfield beat Foxboro last season 22-12 en route to a Division 2 Super Bowl title and…

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High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Mansfield

October 23, 2020

Since the fall of 1988, Mansfield head coach Michael Redding has seen and done just about everything there is to do within the realm of Massachusetts football. However, this year has obviously been like no other, and Redding has learned quite a bit about himself and more importantly about his players and their ability to roll with the punches. “Be patient,” Redding has constantly told his team this fall. “It’s…

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Division 2 Super Bowl Preview: Lincoln Sudbury (8-3) vs. Mansfield (10-1)

December 6, 2019

In many ways, this match up is David versus Goliath. You have the D2 South Champion Mansfield Hornets who come in with a record of 10-1 versus a Lincoln Sudbury team that is 8-3 and has exceeded expectations this season under first year coach Jim Girard. Mansfield has been flat out dominate since a week two loss to LaSalle of Cincinnati, winning nine in a row. The Hornets offense has…

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High School Football: Top Games for Week Two

September 14, 2018

Senior quarterback Damani Scott leads a Mansfield team primed to pull off an upset tonight. It is week two on the Massachusetts high school football schedule and there are some great games on the docket. Here are the top games you should keep an eye for Week 2. #1 Everett at #7 Mansfield: The Hornets think they have a Super Bowl caliber team. Tonight’s game against Everett will go a long…

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