Boston College: Eagles navigating strange recruiting waters during pandemic

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August 7, 2020

Image courtesy of JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Over the past decade or so, Massachusetts high school football has gone from under the radar nationally in terms of recruiting to becoming a rising hot bed for some of the top programs in the country. Dozens of players from the area are now committing to top tier programs, which is both a good and bad thing for new Boston…

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High School: Get to know the name Joenel Aguero. You are going to hear a lot about him in the coming years

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July 29, 2020

Photo courtesy of Rose Raymond/fotoworks If you don’t know who St. John’s Prep athlete Joenel Aguero is, you will found out soon enough. Aguero is the most highly touted prospect to come out of Massachusetts in a long time and that is saying a lot when you consider all of the talent the state has produced in recent years. Aguero is the class of 2023 yet he already holds 11…

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High School: Jaden Young and Nathan Roach commit to Navy

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July 26, 2020

Add Navy to the growing list of programs that are recruiting Massachusetts and New England after the Midshipman landed commitments from BB&N lineman Jaden Young and Nathan Roach this week. I am grateful and ready for the next phase of life, and to say that I am committed to the Naval Academy! #GoNavy⚓️⚓️ @NavyFB @JMacDonald_Navy @NAVYCoachKen pic.twitter.com/v1dSPlvZLd — Jaden Young (@Jaden_E_Young) July 21, 2020 The ISL announced this past week…

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High School: Football remains a high risk sport in the state of Massachusetts

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July 25, 2020

The governors office released its latest youth sports guidelines yesterday and in those guidelines, football remained a high risk sport. We are now in “Phase 3” here in Massachusetts but the state views contact sports as high risk which means it is still not totally safe to play those sports. Football, hockey, lacrosse and basketball are among ten sports the state considers high risk right now. According to state guidelines,…

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High School: Fall Sports pushed back to September 14th but football still faces an uphill climb

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July 24, 2020

The MIAA announced on Tuesday that fall sports have been pushed back to September 14th. On the surface, you might think that’s good news but football and all fall sports are not quite out of the woods just yet. The fate of fall sports rests in the hands of Governor Charlie Baker and DESE. No decision will be made on fall sports until the governor and the department of education…

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High School: What happens if there’s no high school football in Massachusetts?

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July 12, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06  Two months ago if you asked me whether I thought there would be a high school football season or not in September I would’ve said absolutely. Pandemic and all, I’ve just always kind of thought that some things – school and high school sports being one of them – would be back to a new type of normal, but the bottom line is they would be back….

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High School: MIAA neglects the MHSFCA proposal for a ten game season and streamlined playoffs

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July 1, 2020

The MIAA’s Tournament Management Committee agreed on Monday to an eight division structure for high school football in Massachusetts. The committee also finalized plans to move to a new statewide playoff format in 2021. The committee also announced that the first two years of the state wide playoff format would entail of an eight game regular season meaning they did not take into consideration the proposal put forth by the…

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High School: Unfortunately, Mystic Valley may not be the only program not playing football this fall

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June 25, 2020

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School became the first school in the state to announce that they would not be playing football this fall. According to Superintendent Alexander J. Dan, the district conducted a survey this spring and found that only 16 parents of players who played last season felt comfortable enough to allow their kids to play this season. The affect of this decision will go beyond the Mystic Valley…

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High School: Milford quarterback Brady Olson commits to UMass

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May 23, 2020

Milford High School quarterback Brady Olson announced his commitment to UMass on Thursday night in a surprising announcement. C O M M I T T E D ❗️❗️@M2_QBacademy @coachwaltbell @CoachMirando @FrediKnighten pic.twitter.com/OH8Ow2D4gJ — Brady Olson (@Brady_Olson_241) May 22, 2020 Olson held offers from several schools most notably Georgia Tech and Colorado State. The 6-4 190 pound Olson played at Bishop Feehan last season but is transferring to Milford to play…

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High School: MHSFCA proposed plan is what is best for high school football long term

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May 21, 2020

The MIAA held meetings last week with athletic directors and representatives from several sports including football. The primary focus of these meetings was the division structure in Massachusetts high school sports. Eight sports including football were required to go to five divisions starting in 2021. After meeting and discussing the five division concept, the football committee voted 14-0 in favor sticking with the eight division format. Former St. John’s Prep…

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