Carlo Crocetti commits to Holy Cross

January 24, 2023

Holy Cross struck with a big local commitment from Carlo Crocetti, who announced the pledge on Twitter Tuesday. Crocetti, out of the 2023 class, did a post-grad year at Loomis Chaffee after a strong career at Xaverian. This season, Crocetti saw his recruitment pick up among Ivy League schools, and Holy Cross was on him throughout. Crocetti is an intriguing prospect, and one of the reasons for that is versatility….


Recruiting Roundup, 1/16/2023

January 16, 2023

The Class A NEPSAC programs are some of the best in New England, and certainly Avon Old Farms fits that bill. Right now, coach Jon Wholley’s team has an overflowing amount of talent, so we wanted to talk to him and get a look at who some of his best players are. “I think the competition level is extremely high here, especially week to week, and I definitely think it…


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: Division 1 – Xaverian 45, Wachusett 29; Hawks soar into next round

November 4, 2022

By Andrew Bluestein NEFJ Correspondent WESTWOOD: Xaverian rolled over Wachusett 45-29 on Friday night in the first round of the Division 1 MIAA playoffs. The most important play of the game came on special teams from Vincent Busa who returned the opening second half kickoff back 75 yards for a touchdown on a Wachusett squib kick. “Anytime you can open a half with a touchdown, it’s to your advantage. It…


High School: Catholic Memorial rallies past Xaverian in classic, 41-34

October 29, 2022

WEST ROXBURY — Over the years, Catholic Memorial coach John DiBiaso has coached in some barnburners against Xaverian, including when he was leading Everett. On Saturday, his Knights rallied for a 41-34 win over Xaverian, in a game that should be included in that canon of classics. Overall, DiBiaso will just take the win, as the Knights start the Division 2 playoffs next week with a 7-0 record and 4-0…


High School: King Philip uses traditional formula to beat Xaverian

September 24, 2022

WRENTHAM- King Philip did to Xaverian on Friday night what they have done to countless teams through the years. They ran the ball, were patient on offense and played great defense in a 19-14 win. King Philip opened the scoring with a 39 yard field goal from senior kicker/wide receiver Matt Kelley. It was the defense however that would the Warriors first touchdown of the night when senior outside linebacker…


Recruiting: Xaverian’s Jon Mould commits to Harvard

June 28, 2022

One of the top offensive linemen in New England has made his college decision. Jon Mould, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound rising senior from Xaverian, announced on Twitter Tuesday that he has made a verbal commitment to Harvard. Committed. Without the unwavering support of my family, coaches, and friends I could never have reached where I am today. While I am excited for the next chapter of my life to begin at…


Recruiting Round Up: Xaverian

March 7, 2022

While Xaverian usually has stellar offensive line play, it does not always have the big, FBS-caliber hulking bodies up front. Lately, though, that has begun to change. Senior Jack Funke checks in at 6-foot-6, 290 pounds, and will continue his career at Boston College. We spoke Friday night with Xaverian coach Al Fornaro about Funke and some other Hawks prospects for this week’s recruiting roundup. Starting with Funke, Fornaro said…


Boston College: Local talent staying home to “Get In” with Hafley & the Eagles

December 15, 2021

Since the day Jeff Hafley was introduced as the new head coach at BC, he has been committed to making sure some of the best talent in Massachusetts stays home. It’s one thing for a new coach to say he’s going to try and keep the best local players in the area, but it’s another thing to convince them to stay when other major universities are calling and basically begging…


High School: What We Learned: Springfield Central 40 Xaverian 15

November 13, 2021

WESTWOOD — Springfield Central came to Eastern Mass. Friday and made a statement in a 40-15 win in a Division 1 quarterfinal. The Golden Eagles advanced to face Franklin in the semifinal. Central was very impressive on both sides of the ball. Here are some thoughts from the game. — Tykarryon Daniels will make teams pay for doubling Joe Griffin. Wide receiver and Boston College commit Joe Griffin commanded extra attention…