High School: Previewing the top match ups for Week 4

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April 2, 2021

Stoughton and North Attleboro renew acquaintances this weekend in the Hockomock League. We have made it to Week 4 but there are a lot of cancelations and game switches this week. Here are some of the game to watch this weekend. #18 Stoughton (3-0) at #21 North Attleboro (3-0): The marquee match up in the Hockomock League this season thus far. The senior laden Knights have a lot talent and…

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High School: Top 25 for Week 3

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April 1, 2021

Our top 25 poll for this week. Not a lot of change at the top but the middle and back end of the poll changed dramatically. 1. Catholic Memorial (2-0): The Knights rushed for 422 yards in a revenge game win over the Prep. 2. Central Catholic (2-0): The Red Raiders made big plays on offense in the first half and a stout defense in the second to beat Methuen…

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

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March 30, 2021

Week three of the Fall II high school football season wrapped. Despite several games being cancelled, there were also several great games. Here are my thoughts on the week that was. 1. Catholic Memorial threw for one passing yard but beat St. John’s Prep 49-24. How did they win you ask? They rushed for 422 yards. Yeah. That’ll do it. 2. Norwood got people’s attention with their 19-14 win over…

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High School: NEFJ SHOWCASE OF THE WEEK – Central Catholic 35, Methuen 7

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March 26, 2021

METHUEN – Seemingly every game is a statement game when the season is shortned. On Friday night when No. 3 Central Catholic visited No. 23 Methuen in the New England Football Journal Showcase of the Week, the Raiders knew they could make a very loud statement against their rivals who had started the year with the same 2-0 record and turned some heads early in this Fall II campaign. Central…

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High School: Previewing the top match-ups for Week 3

Prep, CM
March 26, 2021

St. John’s Prep and CM meet again in what has become the state’s best rivalry.  Week three of the Fall II season is upon us and there are some intriguing match-ups on the schedule this week. last week was all about Thanksgiving rivalries. This week is all about some of the new rivalries that have developed and some good old fashioned rivalries. Here are our top games to watch in…

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High School: Top 25 for Week 2

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March 25, 2021

1. Catholic Memorial (1-0): Knights didn’t play last week. However they host St. John’s Prep this week in what was suppose to be the defacto Catholic Conference title game. 2. Central Catholic (2-0): Red Raiders got the win over Haverhill but lost Arizona commit Jermaine Wiggins in the process. 3. Mansfield (2-0): The Hornets outlasted Milford 20-7 but their game against Taunton this week has been canceled due to COVID….

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High School: What happened in Duxbury is abhorrent and it sheds a negative light on our great sport

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March 25, 2021

It was a dark day for high school football in the state of Massachusetts yesterday. Long time Duxbury coach Dave Maimaron was fired after allegations surfaced last week that the program was using inappropriate language at the line of scrimmage when making line calls. I don’t personally know Coach Maimaron well, but in my dealings with him, he has been a class act and a gentleman. He was a guest…

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

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March 23, 2021

As we wrap up week two of this Fall II season today, here are some thoughts on this past weekend in high school football. 1. Cancellations and injuries continue to be the story in Massachusetts high school football. Central Catholic’s Jermaine Wiggins suffered what was described as a lower body injury a day after committing to Arizona. Our thoughts are with Wiggins in the hopes that he has a speedy…

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High School: NEFJ SHOWCASE OF THE WEEK – Mansfield 20, Milford 7

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March 21, 2021

It was one of the most hyped games in the history of March football. Okay, so that’s obviously not a long history, but any time you have a defending state champion and a young, hungry league rival looking to knock them off, you’re going to get buzz whether it’s November or March. When No. 4 Mansfield visited No. 14 Milford for a huge Hockomock League tilt on Saturday, several local…

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High School: Previewing the top match-ups for Week 2

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March 19, 2021

Who ever thought Wellesley and Needham would be playing in March? Go figure.  Week 2 of the Fall II season is upon us. Week one saw several leagues kick off their season and week two features several other leagues that are starting league play. On paper, there are several intriguing match ups this week end. Here are some of the top match ups of the weekend. Foxboro (1-0) at #24…

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