High School: Division 1 Super Bowl – St. John’s Prep 13, Springfield Central 0

December 3, 2022

By Tyler Amaral NEFJ Correspondent FOXBOROUGH — St. John’s Prep relied on a dominant defensive effort to derail the high-flying Springfield Central offense and capture the Division 1 state championship, 13-0. For the Eagles, it’s their third state championship in four seasons, excluding the 2020 COVID Fall II season. Springfield Central (10-2) came into Saturday’s game averaging a shade under 52 points per game. Against in-state opponents, the Golden Eagles…


High School: Division 1 – Springfield Central 54, Methuen 14; Golden Eagles can’t be stopped & soar into the D1 title game

November 18, 2022

By Tony Catalina NEFJ Correspondent SHREWSBURY – Fourth-seeded Springfield Central left no doubt as to who was the scariest team in Division 1 as they easily handled No. 8 Methuen 54-14 on Friday night, earning another trip to Gillette Stadium to play for the state championship. “I thought it was a good win, I thought we went out there and executed at a high level,” head coach Bill Watson said…


High School: Division 1 – Springfield Central 56, Xaverian 22; Golden Eagles waltz into D1 semifinals

November 10, 2022

SPRINGFIELD — The senior class for the Springfield Central program has accomplished a lot over these last few years. The Golden Eagles won a Division 3 state title over a strong Duxbury team. Covid took away its chances at another crown in Fall II. But then Central won the D1 state championship in 2021. So, Friday night, that group had a chance to play its last game on its home…


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…


High School: St. John’s (DC) pulls away from Springfield Central

September 24, 2022

SPRINGFIELD — After Springfield Central’s 41-24 loss to Washington, DC-area powerhouse St. John’s College, the comments from the hosts were not unlike any other big game. The Golden Eagles lamented the inability to play the second half the way they did the first. There was talk of fatigue hitting the team hard. In some ways, it was a loss like any other. But in reality, Springfield Central accomplished more in…


Recruiting: Josiah Griffin announces his commitment to Boston College

September 17, 2022

Immediately following Springfield Central’s 56-12 win over B.C High last night, three star defensive end Josiah Griffin announced he is committing to Boston College. Springfield Central senior Josiah Griffin announces his commitment to… BOSTON COLLEGE. Griffin will be joining his older brother, Joe, on the Eagles roster next season.@MassLiveHS pic.twitter.com/2aq572jhkT — Garrett Cote (@garrett_cote) September 17, 2022 Griffin will be joining his brother Joe who is currently a freshmen with…


High School: NEFJ & Gold Athletics Game of the Week – Springfield Central 38, Central Catholic 0

September 9, 2022

LAWRENCE – In both the 2019 and 2021 season openers, Central Catholic and Springfield Central put up incredible offensive displays. In both of those games, the teams combined for 94 and 119 points respectively. When the teams met again in the Division 1 Super Bowl last year, it was a bit more defensive, with the Golden Eagles winning by seven in a game that had just 37 points combined. On Friday…


High School: Springfield Central to Host St. John’s College of Washington, DC. On September 24th

July 19, 2022

Never say that the Springfield Central football program is afraid of a challenge. For the second year in a row, the Golden Eagles have rocked the out-of-state scheduling world. On Monday, Central locked up a major opponent for the 2022 season when it connected with St. John’s College of Washington, DC. The game will take place at Central on Sept. 24. St. John’s previously had a commitment with a Canadian…


Recruiting Round-Up: Springfield Central

January 26, 2022

Things are going quite well for Springfield Central.  On Wednesday, we spoke with Bill Watson, the interim coach for the Div. 1 state champs. He gave us the latest college info on some of his players, as they are getting recruited by schools at every level. We talked first about wide receiver Joe Griffin, who has signed with Boston College. Watson said that other schools tried to jump into the…