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 – St. John’s Prep 28, Central Catholic 7; Browne, Eagles dominate second half to lock up return trip to D1 title game

November 19, 2022

LOWELL – When parents, fans and alumni look back at the 2022 Division 1 state semifinal between No. 3 Central Catholic and No. 7 St. John’s Prep, it’ll probably be remembered as the Carson Browne Game and rightfully so. Browne ran for three touchdowns and threw for another in the Eagles’ dominant 28-7 win over the Raiders, punching another ticket to the D1 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium in two…


High School: Division 1 – St. John’s Prep 48, Andover 14; Eagles soar into state semifinals with dominant performance

November 12, 2022

ANDOVER – Following a dominating 48-14 win over previously unbeaten Andover in the Division 1 quarterfinals Friday night, St. John’s Prep head coach Brian St. Pierre made sure his team didn’t touch the Elite 8 trophy. When you’re a program as successful as the Eagles have been over the years, reaching the Final 4 in a quest for a Super Bowl is simply a stepping stone to bigger and better…


High School: Catholic Memorial rallies past St. John’s Prep, 28-17

October 15, 2022

WEST ROXBURY — Behind a brilliant performance in all three phases from Georgia commit Joenel Aguero, St. John’s Prep played Catholic Memorial as. tough as anyone has the past two years. And while Aguero could make the argument as the best player on the field, it was a familiar twosome that powered the host Knights to a 28-17, comeback win. Catholic Memorial running backs Datrell Jones and Carson Harwood came…


Tackling the tough questions of training camp: What’s more valuable, joint practices or preseason games & are camp fights good or bad?

August 19, 2022

Photo: New England Patriots If you’ve ever played football or been to a practice in August at the high school, college or pro level, you’ve seen a fight or two. Maybe even 50. It’s bound to happen given the nature of the game and the size of the people playing it. Recently, the Panthers and Patriots had multiple fights over a two-day span of joint practices. Some will say that…


Recruiting: St. John’s Prep’s Aguero commits to defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs

July 23, 2022

Keeping a secret can be hard sometimes, but keeping the same secret for a month and making sure your family does too? That’s excruciating. On Saturday afternoon with a national audience on a CBS Sports livestream watching and his teammates, family and friends sitting in the bleachers behind him inside St. John’s Prep’s beautiful field house, star safety Joenel Aguero finally got to reveal the decision he had known he…


Recruiting: St.John’s Prep wide receiver Jesse Ofurie commits to Rutgers

June 12, 2022

St. John’s Prep junior wide receiver Jesse Ofurie has committed to Rutgers. Ofurie made the announcement this morning on his Twitter account. https://twitter.com/jesseofurie1/status/1535994688477569027?s=21&t=bcb_Z42W2QsgQIXjyNzd1w Ofurie held offers from 20 schools. The other FBS schools to offer Ofurie were Army, Air Force and UConn. In the end, Ofurie picked Rutgers because he felt the coaching staff would him develop and take his game to the next level. ” I had trust in…


Recruiting Round-Up: St. John’s Prep

February 18, 2022

The news spread fast at the end of the 2021 season: Joenel Aguero was coming back to St. John’s Prep. Joenel Aguero (HUDL) The class of 2023 safety/wide receiver spent his first season in Danvers, but then played his sophomore and junior years at IMG Academy in Florida. But Aguero came back, and is expected to play for the Eagles as a senior. He has been welcomed back with open…


High School: Central Catholic finally gets through St. John’s Prep to earn a spot in the Division 1 Super Bowl

November 20, 2021

LOWELL – It took less than two hours on Friday night for Central Catholic to erase three years of painful memories. In 2018 and 2019 the Raiders lost the Division 1 North final to St. John’s Prep with a berth in the Super Bowl at Gillette on the line. Earlier this season, the Raiders traveled to Danvers and lost by 35 points. All of that set the stage for the…