High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Mansfield

October 23, 2020

Since the fall of 1988, Mansfield head coach Michael Redding has seen and done just about everything there is to do within the realm of Massachusetts football. However, this year has obviously been like no other, and Redding has learned quite a bit about himself and more importantly about his players and their ability to roll with the punches. “Be patient,” Redding has constantly told his team this fall. “It’s…


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,…


Boston College: Eagles pick up another key 2022 commitment in Ismael Zamor

October 21, 2020

For the second time in a week, Boston College has picked up another key local commitment. This time it is Everett junior wide receiver Ismael Zamor who committed last night. Truly Blessed , couldn’t have asked for a better birthday, COMMITTED🦅! @CoachJeffHafley @BrianDohn247 #AllGlory2God #Getin pic.twitter.com/g438Wjpi07 — Ismael Zamor (@ZamorIsmael) October 20, 2020 Zamor had nine total offers. UMass, Michigan, Syracuse and Temple were among the other schools that offered…


Malden Catholic Hosting Youth Football Clinic October 30th for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 20, 2020

If you’re looking for a way to get your child into some football activities while helping out a good cause, this event next weekend is for you. On October 30 (6 P.M.) at Malden Catholic High School, Framingham State University defensive coordinator Shawn Theriault is running a combine type of event for middle school aged kids. “We teamed up with Malden Catholic to give our youth a fun outlet to…


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…


High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Ashland

October 9, 2020

Photo courtesy of Ken McGagh It’s been 10 months since Ashland head coach Andrew MacKay and the Clockers celebrated a Division 6 Super Bowl title at Gillette Stadium. Instead of being in the thick of another title chase, the Clockers – like many others – are in a state of uncertainty right now. Other districts have allowed teams to begin some workouts, but Ashland isn’t one of them and the…


High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Abington

October 2, 2020

Photo courtesy of Marc Vasconcellos/Enterprise We’ve survived a month without high school football here in Massachusetts, but, it hasn’t been easy. We here at New England Football Journal have tried our best to keep the high school game relevant in the months it should be with John’s weekly Coaches Chat and our featured team of the week as well. The response has been phenomenal and we know there are tons…


High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – St. Bernard’s

St. Bernards
September 25, 2020

After winning back-to-back Division 8 state titles the past two seasons, the St. Bernard’s football program was hoping for a chance to three-peat this season. Of course that isn’t happening right now, and who knows if it will in February. Still, there is quite a bit of optimism around the program. The Bernardians are still holding out hope that a third straight Super Bowl title could make its way back…


High School: Featured Team of the Week – Melrose Red Raiders

September 18, 2020

Photo by Paul Connors/Media News Group/Boston Herald) By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Just because the state has robbed players and coaches of an opportunity to play high school football this fall, that doesn’t mean we can’t still focus on the wonderful programs around Massachusetts. Players, coaches, families and friends deserve to have their stories told and countless programs deserve to be highlighted, even if we can’t cover games on the field….


High School: BB&N Linebacker Tyler Martin commits to Michigan

September 11, 2020

100% COMMITTED pic.twitter.com/HLyADBCBmO — Tyler Martin (@tylermartin5bbn) September 11, 2020 Jim Harbaugh and Don Brown struck again this time securing a commitment from four star linebacker Tyler Martin of Buckingham Browne & Nichols. Martin announced his decision earlier this afternoon in a video. He had offers from several Power 5 programs including Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Penn State, Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Virginia among others. Martin is one of the top inside…