High School: Hanover makes an impression in 36-8 win over Scituate

October 15, 2022

HANOVER- The Hanover Hawks improved to 4-2 last night after an impressive 36-8 win over Scituate. Getting wins like this are hard to come by against the Sailors. The Hawks needed to strike first and they did. Hanover opened the scoring when quarterback Ben Scalzi hit Joe Curran on a 36 yard touchdown pass to give the Hawks a 7-0 lead. End 1: @HanoverFball leads @ScitFootball 7-0. Ben Scalzi with…

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High School: North Attleboro outlasts Foxboro 19-14 in vintage rivalry game

October 15, 2022

FOXBOROUGH- North Attleboro and Foxboro always play close games when they face off and Friday night was no different as the ancient rivals squared off at Jack Martinelli Field. Both offense got off to fast starts as Foxboro opened the scoring on the opening possession of the game when quarterback Mike Marcucella hit Lincoln Moore on a 23 yard touchdown pass. The score put Foxboro up 7-0 with 5:04 left…

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High School: NEFJ & Gold Athletics Game of the Week – Billerica 35, Tewksbury 21

October 8, 2022

BILLERICA – When Billerica and Tewksbury met in Tewksbury last season, the teams combined for just 22 points in a defensive struggle. Exactly 364 days after that meeting – won by the Redmen – the Indians put on quite a show at Billerica High School on Friday night. Two kick off return touchdowns from Sebastian St. Pierre, two touchdown catches from Mike Murnane and three total touchdowns from QB JT…

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High School: Andover wins a shootout at Methuen, 41-34

October 8, 2022

By Andrew Bluestein NEFJ Correspondent METHUEN – It was a high scoring affair in Methuen as the top two teams in the Merrimack Valley Conference squared off Friday night. In the end, it was Andover who came out with a 41-34 win over Methuen in a battle of unbeaten teams. The headline in this one was Andover senior Lincoln Beal who stole the show. Beal has been dealing with an injury,…

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High School: Franklin pulls away from Taunton in the second half, winning 35-14

October 7, 2022

By Ryan Martin NEFJ Correspondent TAUNTON- After last week’s loss to King Philip, Taunton was looking to put themselves back in the win column for the inaugural game at Aleixo Tiger Stadium. Unfortunately for the hosts, Franklin came into town and acted like they were the ones cutting the ribbon. The Panthers seemed to be in control throughout the game and cruised to a 35-14 win. Taunton, who had played…

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High School: Springfield Central flexes their muscle early in Central 52-0 win over Westfield

October 7, 2022

By Tony Catalina NEFJ Correspondent WESTFIELD – From the opening kickoff to the final whistle, there was no doubt who the most dominant team in Western Massachusetts is when Springfield Central hammered Westfield 52-0 on Friday night. Central is now 4-1 and as usual, the Golden Eagles were powered by Nebraska Cornhusker commit William Watson. In typical SC fashion, the performance was dominant in all three phases and the team…

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High School: Rockland impresses in 34-7 win over Abington

October 7, 2022

By Tyler Amaral NEFJ Correspondent ROCKLAND – It was the Jacob Coulstring Show on Friday night in Rockland. The senior running back scored four first half touchdowns, propelling the host Bulldogs to a convincing 34-7 victory over Abington in a Division 6 State Championship game rematch. Coulstring had 127 yards on 17 carries with three rushing TD’s and a receiving TD. “We didn’t have a good first drive, but we…

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High School: NEFJ & Gold Athletics Game of the Week – Grafton 13, Marlborough 7

October 1, 2022

MARLBOROUGH – Heading into a matchup of Central Massachusetts unbeatens at historic Kelleher Field on Friday night, a quick glance at the team stats for Marlborough and Grafton suggested it would be a tight, defensive affair. That’s exactly what the lively crowd on hand got. The Gators and Panthers combined for just 20 points with Grafton pulling out a 13-7 win on the road in the New England Football Journal/Gold…

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High School: Plymouth South 29, Hanover 27 (OT); Panthers get goal line stand to beat Hawks

October 1, 2022

HANOVER – It was a wild one between Plymouth South and Hanover on Friday night, with the game coming down to a goal line stand on a two point conversion in overtime and the Panthers pulling out a massive 29-27 road win. It’s funny how quickly things can change as far as momentum goes. When Plymouth South senior quarterback Cole Brunstrom found senior tight end Nick McNulty for a 21…

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High School: Milton 28, Walpole 14; Wildcats stay unbeaten with gritty win over Timberwolves

September 30, 2022

By Andrew Bluestein NEFJ Correspondent   MILTON – It was a battle for first place in the Bay State Conference on Friday night as Milton hosted Walpole with both teams coming in with unblemished records. Thanks to a gritty 28-14 win, the Wildcats now find themselves alone in first place after getting the win on senior night. Milton is now 4-0 while Walpole suffered its first defeat of the season,…

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