High School: Top 25 for Week One

March 18, 2021

CM takes over the top spot in our poll after an impressive win over St. John’s Shrewsbury Week 1 of the Fall II season is in the books and there was a shake up in our top 25. Here is our top 25 as we head into Week 2. 1. Catholic Memorial (1-0): Knights move into the top spot after a 42-14 thrashing of St. John’s Shrewsbury. 2. St. John’s…



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March 17, 2021

Each week for the next month or so, we will select one or more Players of the Week for this Fall II season based on nominations we receive. Since we cannot get to every game as a two-man operation, we will be relying heavily on coaches to provide nominees and stats for their respective player(s) each week. If we do not get any submitted to us, we will be picking…


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

March 15, 2021

Week of the Fall II season kicked off this weekend and some of the power programs in the state flexed their muscle. Here are my thoughts on the week that was in high school football. 1. Catholic Memorial looked dominant in their 42-10 win over St. John’s Shrewsbury but the injury to quarterback J.C. Petrongolo is worth keeping an eye on. 2. Central Catholic was very impressive in their win…


High School: NEFJ SHOWCASE OF THE WEEK – St. John’s Prep 26, St. Mary’s 7

March 13, 2021

DANVERS – For the first time since winning a second straight Division 1 Super Bowl on December 7, 2019, the St. John’s Prep football team took the field Friday for an actual game. March 12, 2021 will always be remembered in Massachusetts as a Christmas Day of sorts – as well as the first ever New England Football Journal Showcase of the Week (sponsorship available) – as this historic Fall…


High School: Previewing the top match-ups for Week 1

March 12, 2021

Owen McGowan and the Knights travel to Shrewsbury to take a talented St. John’s team to kick off the Fall II season.  Week One of the Fall II season kicks off with some great match-ups. Our showcase game of the week will be St. Mary’s at St. John’s Prep but there are plenty of other great games in this state this weekend. Here are some of the top games of…


High School: Pre-Season Fall II Top 25

St. John's Prep
March 12, 2021

The defending D1 champs open the season number one on our poll but there are plenty of challengers for the top spot.  High School Football is back and with the return of the greatest game on earth, it is time for our pre-season top 25. Here are the 25 best teams in the state to kick off this unprecedented season. 1. St. John’s Prep: The Prep is vulnerable thanks to…


High School: Falcons’ Lindstrom puts coaching hat on for Shepherd Hill

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March 5, 2021

It started out as a joke. Now, Atlanta Falcons offensive linemen, Boston College Eagle and Shepherd Hill alum Chris Lindstrom is being called “coach” these days. Lindstrom – who was part of the Shepherd Hill program from 2011-2015 – is the brother of head coach Ryan Dugan, so the two had joked numerous times the past several months about Chris coaching, but neither of them had taken it very seriously….


High School: Divisions 7 & 8 Fall II Preview

March 3, 2021

The Fall II football season kicks off on Monday February 22nd. After a year and half of no football, student athletes in Massachusetts will be hitting the gridiron once again. Today we preview Divisions 7 and 8. Both divisions have programs that have had dominant seasons in recent years. From Abington to St. Bernard’s, these two divisions have produced some of the most dominant teams in any division. Here are…


High School: Division 6 Fall II Preview

February 27, 2021

Photo courtesy of Rose Raymond. The Fall II football season kicks off on Monday February 22nd. After a year and half of no football, student athletes in Massachusetts will be hitting the gridiron once again. Our next preview focuses on Division 6. Ashland won the super bowl last season and was dominant in the process. The Clockers graduated a great senior class but still expect to be in the mix…


High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Doherty

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February 27, 2021

For the last 30 years, Doherty head coach Sean Mulcahy has seen and done just about everything there is to do as a coach in Massachusetts. Except prepare for a season in March during a pandemic. Mulcahy, like every other coach in the state, has had to dodge some unexpected twists and turns when it comes to getting his team on the field, but now that the Highlanders are together…