High School Football: Massachusetts High School Super Bowl Picks

December 1, 2017

Image courtesy of Martin Gavin/Sun Chronicle One of my favorite weekends of the year is here! It is High School Super Bowl weekend in Massachusetts. Here are my picks for this weekend’s games. Division 1: Everett vs. Xaverian: Everett beat Xaverian 38-7 to open the season but Al Fornaro’s Hawks are a different team now. Xaverian is much better offensively and they are once again playing that trademark defense that made them…


High School Football: Sectional Finals Preview

November 10, 2017

Here are ten thoughts on the sectional final games that begin tonight. The winners of the Division One and Two North and South games will lock up Super Bowl bids tonight. 1. Catholic Memorial has been on quite a run in Division One South. They beat Xaverian earlier in the season but beating a team twice in the same season is tough. I like Xaverian in what should be a…


High School Football: Semi-Final Preview

November 3, 2017

Sal Frelick and Lexington will be trying to pull off one of the biggest upset in Massachusetts high school football history tonight. The semi-finals begin tonight in the Massachusetts high school football playoffs. Here are my thoughts on some of the top games in the area. 1. B.C High, Catholic Memorial will be a battle in D1 South. I know the Eagles rolled through the regular season but CM has…


High School Football: Round One Playoff Preview

October 26, 2017

Cam Furtado could give Xaverian fits in round one. (Image courtesy of Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com) It is playoff time in Massachusetts, Here are some thoughts on the first round of the playoffs. 1.Everett, St. John’s Prep is an intriguing first match-up in Division One North. The Tide are the prohibitive favorites to win the D1 title but the road to Gillette will not be easy. It starts with a game against a well…


High School Football: Weekly Report for the Week of October 16th-22nd

October 19, 2017

Bryce Shaw and the B.R Trojans have a massive game this weekend against St. John’s Prep.  It is hard to believe that it is already week 7 of the high school football season. With the playoffs around the corner, we will take a look back at week 6 and look ahead to week 7. 1.I must admit, I did not see Dennis-Yarmouth beating Marshfield the way they did. The Rams…


High School Football: Thoughts on Week 6

October 11, 2017

Paul Funk and the DY Dolphins will have their hands full with Marshfield on Friday night.  With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, league titles are on the line as we approach round one of the playoffs. Here are my thoughts on week five and this upcoming weekend. 1. B.C High and St. John’s Prep will battle this weekend to determine the winner of the Catholic Conference. The…


High School Football: 5 Thoughts from Week 2

September 21, 2017

Al Fornaro got his first win as Xaverian head coach on Friday night.  By John Sarianides Week two of the high school featured some big early season games with long term ramifications. Here are some thoughts on the week that was. 1. The X Bounces Back: Xaverian bounced back in week 2 with a 32-7 win over Bridgewater-Raynham on Friday night. The Trojans were banged but even if they were…


High School Football: Five Thoughts on Week One

September 13, 2017

Danny Abraham once again ran all over Andover.  By John Sarianides 1.Everett steamrolling the X was not a surprise. The Tide return a terrific core of skill players from last year’s Super Bowl team. Barring injury, there is a good chance they will be playing at Gillette Stadium in December. 2. Bridgewater-Raynham was impressive in their 20-10 win over Duxbury. The Trojans are physical and they took it to one…


High School Football: 5 Players to Watch at Each Position in 2017

August 18, 2017

By John Sarianides The Massachusetts high school football season kicks off today with the first three conditioning practices.  Coaches around the state will be meeting with their teams for the first time as they open up the 2017 season. There are several high profile, highly recruited players returning this season in Massachusetts. Here are my top five at each position. Quarterback:  Sal Frelick, Lexington, SR: Frelick is one of the…


Summer Scouting Series: Jake Bobo, WR, 6-4 175, Belmont Hill

August 7, 2017

By John Sarianides Bobo has verbally committed to Duke. He is long, lean and has terrific athleticism for his size. Bobo can line up as a Z or X receiver in a formation and create a match up.  Bobo has also played free safety on defense. He is fluid in his movements and shows an ability to plant, drive and change direction with ease.  Hands: Bobo has strong hands. He…