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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High School: B.C High OT Erik Russell commits to Wake Forest

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May 12, 2020

Boston College High School offensive tackle and three star recruit Erik Russell announced yesterday that he is committing to Wake Forest. 100% committed!!! Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way. pic.twitter.com/rAcnJnj1xz — Erik Russell (@erikrussell21) May 11, 2020 Russell had offers from Wake Forest, Boston College, Rutgers, UConn, Harvard, UMass, Brown, Dartmouth and Albany. UMass and Dartmouth offered Russell at the end of last year but a flurry…

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High School: Bishop Hendricken DE Jason Onye commits to Notre Dame

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May 9, 2020

Bishop Hendricken defensive end Jason Onye committed to Notre Dame on Thursday. The 6-5 245 pound defensive end had 17 offers and picked Notre Dane over the likes of Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Boston College, Arizona, Virginia Tech, Virginia and Tennessee. 100% Commited, Love Thee ☘️☘️ #GoldRush21 pic.twitter.com/9vNGBAB1tm — Jason Onye (@jason_onye) May 7, 2020 Onye cited several reasons as to why he chose Notre Dame. “It’s a family…

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Austin lands in the perfect spot at Purdue

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April 21, 2020

Former Newton South and UCLA quarterback Austin Burton announced on March 3rd that he was entering the transfer portal and leaving UCLA. Today we learned that he has found a new home. According to yahoo.com college football insider Pete Thamel, Burton is transferring to Purdue. Austin Burton's transfer from UCLA to Purdue is a window into recruiting during the COVID-19 pandemic. He never got to visit campus. Didn't meet the…

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High school: Mansfield defensive end T.J Guy commits to Michigan

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April 17, 2020

Jim Harbaugh and Don Brown strike again. This time they secured a commitment from one of the top recruits in the state of Massachusetts in Mansfield defensive end T.J Guy. Guy joins Louis Hanson and Casey Phinney as the latest Massachusetts recruit to commit to Michigan. https://twitter.com/guyjr11/status/1251196037013868545?s=21 Guy had originally committed to Boston College in November but when Steve Addazio was fired, Guy decommitted. At the time he said Boston…

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