High School: Week One Football Preview

September 9, 2021

It’s finally here: the start of the MIAA football season. There are a number of huge matchups set to take place, so let’s not waste any time and take a look. No. 3 Central Catholic at No. 1 Springfield Central, Friday The last time these teams met, it was an absolute shootout in 2019 that Central Catholic won, 52-42. Although we would be surprised if the teams put up that…

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High School: Divisions One, Two and Three Previews

September 9, 2021

CM dropping to Division Two has garnered statewide attention but the Knights are good enough to play in any division in the state. John Sarianides previews divisions one through three. Divisions one and two are loaded and are home to the best teams in the state. Division Three has some programs with some great tradition looking to get back on top. Here are our previews for Divisions One, Two and…

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High School: 20 things I am looking forward to seeing this season

August 20, 2021

Today is August 20th, the first day of the high school football season in Massachusetts. In honor of it being the 20th day of August and the start of the high school football season, here are 20 things I am looking forward to this season. 1. A return to normalcy. We are actually playing a regular season in the fall! It feels great! 2. The statewide playoff. It is going…

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Five storylines heading into MIAA season: Springfield Central moves up to Division 1

August 17, 2021

We are about to get started with the 2021 MIAA football season, as Friday marks the first day of practice in the Commonwealth. There are tons of storylines to get into, but we were able to whittle them down to five as we get going. For each day, starting Monday and on to Friday, we will tackle a different subject that faces the coaches, players, and fans of Massachusetts high…

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Holyoke wins Excel 7-on-7 Summer League

August 6, 2021

HOLYOKE — We saw an upset in the final day of the Excel 7-on-7 Summer League, as Holyoke posted wins over the two top squads from Springfield Central to capture the league title. We were able to see the last day of competition, and it was a fun take. Here are some of the teams we saw: — The champions, Holyoke, look to be senior-laden and strong this coming season….

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High School: Springfield Central beefs up schedule by adding IMG Academy

May 18, 2021

It is not often that a Massachusetts team plays a Florida team in a regular season high school football game but that is exactly what Springfield Central is going to do when they host the number one program in the country in IMG Academy on September 25th. Springfield Central’s first three games are against Central Catholic, B.C High and IMG. That is quite the gauntlet to start the season. Image…

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Boston College: Springfield Central’s Joseph Griffin Jr commits to the Eagles

October 22, 2020

Another day and another Massachusetts recruit opts to stay home. Springfield Central wise receiver Joseph Griffin Jr. has committed to Boston College. https://twitter.com/joegogetit2/status/1319044381731684352?s=21 Griffin is the third Massachusetts member in the Class of 2022 in the last week and a half to commit to the Eagles joining Lawrence Academy tight end Matt Ragan and Everett wide receiver Ismael Zamor. Aside from Boston College, Griffin also had offers from UMass, Duke,…

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High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Springfield Central

October 16, 2020

Image courtesy of Gage Nutter While programs continue to struggle with a lack of direction from local decision makers (yes, I’m still on this), the defending Division 3 Super Bowl champion Springfield Central program is in an even greater state of uncertainty than they were before. It was recently announced that Springfield Public Schools would be temporarily pausing all athletic events and practices for two weeks after a positive Covid…

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Division 3 Super Bowl Preview: Duxbury Dragons (8-3) vs. Springfield Central Golden Eagles (9-2)

December 7, 2019

When you break this game down, the first thing that jumps out at you is the amount of skill that will be on display. The quarterback match up between Springfield’s freshmen sensation William Watson and Duxbury dual threat quarterback Will Prouty is worth the price of admission alone. Both teams are explosive and can make big plays offensively. The ten minute quarters might be the only thing that limits either…

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