Sleepers by the dozen for 2024

April 22, 2024

As we are deep in the spring, we never stop looking forward to the fall. We wanted to peek ahead to the MIAA season, but with a bit of a different twist. These are teams that we feel are a little bit under the radar at this point. Maybe we did not go for them this past season, but we feel can make an impact this year. If you were…


Way-Too-Early MIAA Watchlist

December 17, 2023

I’ve always been against publishing these kinds of lists because, as the title suggests, they’re way too early. In fact, these teams are so far from a finished product, and further than they will be at any point in the offseason. Maybe the best argument against this is #TransferSeason, which will for sure alter these rosters. Yet here we are, and publishing this, because, above all else, it’s fun. So without any……


MIAA state tournament capsules

October 31, 2023

The MIAA playoffs start this week, so we wanted to give our rundown on what to expect. Here are some things to watch for in what should be a fun tournament. Division 8 Top seed: West Boylston (8-0). No controversy here. This has been the best team in the division all year. The closest win was a 20-point shutout of Blackstone Valley Tech. Best first-round matchup: No. 12 Randolph at……


Remembering 10 state title games

October 30, 2023

As we are about to kick off the MIAA state tournament, we wanted to take a quick look back at where we’ve been. Going back every year since 2013, we wanted to pick one state title game a year that was either a close game, or otherwise notable. Let’s take a look. 2013 D4: Doherty 28, Dennis-Yarmouth 26 — The Highlanders earned a big one for Central Mass. with this……


Week 4 MIAA Top 25

October 1, 2023

Not a ton of movement this week, as the favorites won a lot of their matchups. Still, there was some change toward the bottom of the rankings. The biggest shift came in Methuen’s 51-18 win over Andover. On to the rankings . . . Week 4 MIAA Top 25 1. Catholic Memorial (2-1) — Returns from bye with trip to X. 2. St. John’s Prep (4-0) — Made quick work of La Salle……


MIAA Preseason Top 40 Countdown

September 6, 2023

MIAA Preseason Top 40 Countdown It’s August, and you know what that means. We again kick off our high school coverage with the 40-team MIAA preseason countdown. Over the course of the offseason, we pared down this list from one of closer to 75. It is always difficult to get the number down to 40. This is an exhaustive exercise each year, but fun to do. We will start —…