Division 4 Super Bowl Preview: Melrose Red Raiders (11-0) vs. Plymouth South Panthers (10-2)

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December 7, 2019

Melrose has been dominant this season as the Red Raiders rolled through a tough schedule. As usual with any team coached by Tim Morris, Melrose can run the football. The Red Raiders will be without star running back Chris Cusolito. Cusolito scored 25 touchdowns this season but he hurt his ankle. It is a big blow for Melrose but they have other backs that are talented enough to step it…

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Division 5 Super Bowl Preview: Swampscott (9-3) vs. Amherst (11-0)

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December 7, 2019

Swampscott’s spread offense led by quarterback Graham Inzana will have its hands full against a big and physical Amherst team that wins games upfront. Swampscott is the more battle tested of the two teams. The Big Blue played a tough regular season schedule and they had a tough road to Gillette beating Holliston in the D5 sectional final. Amherst went undefeated thanks to a balanced offense led by quarterback JB…

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Division 6 Super Bowl Preview: Ashland (11-1) vs. Bishop Fenwick (10-1)

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December 6, 2019

Another game that will feature a contrast in styles. Ashland is an offensive program led by quarterback Dom Cavanagh. Cavanagh accounted for 38 touchdowns as a dual threat this season. He has plenty of reliable targets that he can the ball to, most notably Kevin Russell and Jake Latessa. Bishop Fenwick wants to run the football and they lean on a stout defense that plays physical. Their secondary and linebackers…

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Division 7 Super Bowl Preview: Abington (9-2) Vs. Leicester (12-0)

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December 6, 2019

Abington, Leicester could be one of the more entertaining games of the day. Both teams boast explosive offenses littered with talent. Leicester is not only looking to win a Super Bowl championship, they also are also playing for a program record 13th win. The Wolverines will have their hands full with Abington running backs Will Klein. Klein is special. He is a three way star who can impact a game…

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Division 2 Super Bowl Preview: Lincoln Sudbury (8-3) vs. Mansfield (10-1)

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December 6, 2019

In many ways, this match up is David versus Goliath. You have the D2 South Champion Mansfield Hornets who come in with a record of 10-1 versus a Lincoln Sudbury team that is 8-3 and has exceeded expectations this season under first year coach Jim Girard. Mansfield has been flat out dominate since a week two loss to LaSalle of Cincinnati, winning nine in a row. The Hornets offense has…

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Division 8 Super Bowl Preview: West Bridgewater (12-0) vs. St. Bernards (8-4)

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December 6, 2019

The Division 8 Super Bowl features two programs that are vastly different in terms of style of play. Both teams want to run the ball on offense but West Bridgewater likes to stretch the field in the passing game. Defensively, they want to be to be aggressive and force the issue with pressure. Here are three things to watch for in this game. 1. St. Bernard’s must account for Ben…

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High School: Several Super Bowl bound teams once again sit their starters

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November 30, 2019

Coaches who have led their teams to the Super Bowl in recent years have been wrestling with a difficult decision regarding Thanksgiving. Do we play or sit out starters? The answer is simple. Play them! Four programs did not play their starters yesterday. Duxbury, Lincoln Sudbury, Ashland and Plymouth North all sat their starters and all four lost. Conversely, Mansfield, Melrose, St. John’s Prep, Catholic Memorial, Swampscott and West Bridgewater…

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High School: The Thanksgiving games have lost some of their luster

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November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and when people ask me why, I simply say three words: Family, football and food. Thanksgiving morning has always been my favorite morning of the year. As a coach for the past 24 years, it has always been the “big game”. The feeling is different, the butterflies are different. Every year I would read Gerry Callahan’s article prior to he game to remind myself of…

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High School: Thanksgiving Day Preview

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November 27, 2019

CM has a lot at stake when they host B.C High. (Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Thanksgiving Day means three things. Family, Football and food. We are pretty fortunate in Massachusetts to have a long standing tradition of playing on Thanksgiving morning. The games are unique to our state and have special meaning. Here are some thoughts on the biggest games of the day. Catholic Memorial has a chance to win…

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High School: Top 5 playoff games this weekend

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November 22, 2019

Will Prouty and Duxbury will be looking for revenge against Tewksbury. The playoffs roll on this weekend with several Super Bowl bids at stake. Here is our top five games for this weekend. Springfield Central Golden Eagles (7-2) vs. St. John’s Shrewsbury Pioneers (7-2): Expect a ton of points in what could end up being the game of the year in the state. Both teams can score on any given…

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