High school: 10 Thoughts on semi-final weekend

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November 12, 2019

Ayden Periera and Central Catholic face off against St. John’s Prep in the D1 North sectional final. It was another old weekend of high school football playoff action in Massachusetts. Here are some thoughts on the weekend that was. 1. Mansfield finally avenged two years of playoff frustration by beating King Philip 34-6. The Hornets dominated the line of scrimmage and that was the difference. 2. Initially I was surprised…

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Boston College Rewind: Seminoles 38 Eagles 31

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November 10, 2019

AP Photo/Bill Sikes Game rewind: The Eagles lost a back and forth affair at the Heights on Saturday, losing 38-31 to Florida in the annual Red Bandanna game. The defense was once again the culprit surrendering over 500 yards of offense in the loss. Here are five thoughts on the game. 1. Defense implodes in the second half: After playing well in the first half, the defense imploded in the…

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Boston College: Florida State Seminoles (4-5) at Boston College Eagles (5-4)

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November 9, 2019

The Eagles host Florida State in the annual Red Bandanna game in honor of Welles Crowther. Normally I would introduce the game but I am going to rant instead. This should be a prime time game and the fact that it is not, is unfortunate. The game has tremendous meaning and it should national televised like it has been in prime time. Here are three keys to the game. 1….

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UMass: UMass Minutemen (1-8) at Army Black Knights (3-6)

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November 9, 2019

UMass travels to Miche Stadium in upstate New York to battle Army. The Minutemen continue to struggle in all three phases of the game, particularly on defense. Army will present a new set of challenges today with their flexbone triple option offense. UMass has to stop the run first and foremost but they also have to find a way to not give up big plays. Here are three keys to…

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Harvard: Harvard Crimson (4-3) at Columbia Lions (2-5)

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November 9, 2019

Harvard will look to bounce back from a tough 14-13 loss to Dartmouth last week. The Crimson deserved a better fate than losing on the last play of the game. It has been an up and down season for the Crimson so Columbia allows them to steady the ship and get the offense back on track. Here are three keys to the game. 1. Get the offense going again:┬áThe Harvard…

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High School: Top 5 final playoff games

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November 9, 2019

North Andover looks to get back to the D2 sectional final but a tough Reading team stands in their way. It is semifinal weekend in Massachusetts high school football and there are some great playoff match ups on top. Here are our top five games. #8 King Philip Warriors at #5 Mansfield Hornets: KP and Mansfield renew one of the best rivalries in the state. The Warriors have won the…

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High School: MIAA Top 25 for Week 10

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November 9, 2019

King Philip and Mansfield renew one of the state’s best rivalries this weekend. It is sectional semi-final time and there are some great match ups this weekend. Before we break those down, here is our top 25. 1. Catholic Memorial (8-0): Thanksgiving rival B.C High visits West Roxbury in round two of the playoffs. 2. St. John’s Prep (7-1): Eagles face an Andover team that can score. Prep’s defense will…

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Patriots Rewind: Ravens 37 Patriots 20

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November 6, 2019

Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images Game Rewind: The Ravens opened up a 17-0 lead and never looked back in a decisive 37-20 win over the Patriots. Turnovers and an inability to stop the run doomed the Patriots from the start. Here are five thoughts on the game. 1. Ravens start fast: The Ravens used their read option running game to jump out to a quick 17-0 lead. You can tell…

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High school: Top 5 playoff games for round one

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November 2, 2019

Eamonn Dennis and the Pioneers face a stiff opening test in Wachusett. The playoffs kick off this weekend and there are some intriguing match ups right out of the gate. Here are our top five playoff games to watch this weekend. St. John’s Shrewsbury Pioneers (5-2) at Wachusett Mountaineers (7-0): Expect a tight game that will feature two teams that vastly different. St. John’s is explosive and can make big…

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College: Ten thoughts on the week that was in D1 football in New England

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October 30, 2019

1. Boston College looked like an FCS team Saturday night against Clemson. I want to believe that the 59-7 score was not indicative of the talent difference between these two programs right now but I am afraid it is. B.C doesn’t have the athletes to match up with Clemson. 2. The Globe’s Julian Benbow wrote a story on Sunday that Rutgers might be interested in hiring Eagles coach Steve Addazio….

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