High School: 10 thoughts on the week that was in high school football

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April 20, 2021

Here are some thoughts on Week Six of the Fall II season. 1. Catholic Memorial and Xaverian played an instant classic on Saturday that had the feel of a state title game. The Hawks went toe to toe with the Knights and proved that they are among the elites again in the Catholic Conference. Both teams are young so expect this rivalry to intensify in the coming seasons. 2. For…

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NEFJ SHOWCASE OF THE WEEK – Catholic Memorial 23, Xaverian 19

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April 18, 2021

WEST ROXBURY – Saturday afternoon’s Catholic Conference championship showdown between Xaverian and Catholic Memorial wasn’t for the Division 1 Super Bowl, but it sure felt like it. With a decent-sized crowd on hand and a true big game feel in the air, two of the state’s top heavyweights slugged it out in a game that came down to the final play. Trailing  by four with the ball at the CM…

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High School: Previewing the top match-ups for Week 6

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April 15, 2021

The Catholic Conference Is on the line this Saturday when Xaverian visits CM. The Fall II season is almost over. With two weeks left in the season, there are still league that need to be decided. There are some key match ups on the docket for this week. Here are our top five games for this weekend. Framingham at Natick: The Redhawks have been dominate in all three phases thus…

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High School: Ten thoughts on the week that was in high school football

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April 14, 2021

Here are ten thoughts on this past weekend in high school football in Massachusetts. 1. Kudos to Catholic Memorial fullback/linebacker Owen McGowan for stepping up and playing quarterback for his team when they needed him most. 2. Brockton won the inaugural Southeast Conference championship on Saturday 28-19. Quarterback Devonte Medley played like a dude. Medley rushed for 122 yards and passed for 96. He scored on runs of 20, 4,…

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High School: Top 25 for Week 5

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April 14, 2021

The season is winding down for some programs but here is our top 25 after week five. 1. Catholic Memorial (3-0): Knights host Xaverian in a winner take all showdown for the Catholic Conference. 2. Central Catholic (5-0): Raiders have outscored opponents 180-26 this season. 3. Mansfield (4-0): Hornets keep rolling along with a 28-0 win over Attleboro. 4. Lincoln-Sudbury (5-0): Warriors beat AB 28-21 and will now face Cambridge for the DCL title….

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High School: NEFJ SHOWCASE OF THE WEEK – Natick 42, Wellesley 14

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April 10, 2021

NATICK — When the ball was kicked off at 5:59 at Natick High School on Friday night, it may have been 62 degrees, but in the hearts and minds of players and coaches on the Natick and Wellesley sidelines, it felt like a playoff game in December. The Raiders and Redhawks renewed their rivalry in the 5th edition of the New England Football Journal Showcase of the Week, a game…

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High School: Previewing the Top Match-Ups for Week 5

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April 9, 2021

Lincoln-Sudbury and Acton-Boxboro are both undefeated which makes for a great match up this weekend.  The season is wingding in several leagues this weekend but there are some great match ups on tap with league title implications. Here are my top match ups for the weekend. #20 Acton-Boxboro (4-0) at #4 Lincoln Sudbury (4-0): It is great to see this rivalry renewed once again. It was one of the best in…

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High School: Top 25 for Week 4

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April 9, 2021

The season is winding down for some programs but here is our top 25 after week four. 1. Catholic Memorial (2-0): Knights maintain the number one spot in our poll despite not playing Xaverian last week. 2. Central Catholic (4-0): Raiders roll Billerica to remain perfect on the season. 3. Mansfield (3-0): Hornets move up after beating rival King Philip 28-0. 4. Lincoln-Sudbury (4-0): Warriors enter the top five ahead of their showdown with…

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High School: 10 thoughts on the week that was in high school football

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April 5, 2021

It is hard to believe that we are now on the back end of the Fall II football season. We are through four weeks and some schools will be wrapping up their seasons this week. It truly is crazy. Here are some thoughts on the week that was. 1. North Attleboro proved that they are for real with a 14-6 win over Stoughton. The Knights were down several key defensive…

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High School: NEFJ SHOWCASE OF THE WEEK – Reading 30, Belmont 7

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April 4, 2021

READING – The true sign of a good team is when you can blow out an opponent, but still find fault in the victory. That’s exactly what happened to the Reading Rockets on Saturday afternoon. No. 10 Reading hammered rival Belmont 30-7 in the 4th edition of the New England Football Journal Showcase of the Week and moved to 3-0 in the process. It was a dominant first half performance,…

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