High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Old Rochester Regional

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November 20, 2020

For the past three years, the Old Rochester Bulldogs have been one of the more quietly consistent programs in all of Division 6. With three straight appearances in the Division 6 South final – including a sectional title in 2018 – whether you realize it or not, Old Rochester is now one of the D6 teams everyone must be aware of. There have also been fundraising efforts and a concentrated…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Abington vs. Whitman-Hanson

Series Record: Whitman-Hanson leads this historic rivalry 60-46-3. Abington won last year’s game 27-14 Look at the Rivalry:: One of the more historic rivalries in Massachusetts, Whitman-Hanson and Abington have been playing each other on Thanksgiving since 1910. These schools had their 100th meeting back in 2010, a 32-12 win for the Green Wave. From 1984-2001 Whitman-Hanson owned the rivalry, winning 18 straight matchups. Recently, one of the most entertaining…

November 19, 2020
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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Quincy vs. North Quincy

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November 19, 2020

Series Record: Quincy leads 48-34-5 Look at the Rivalry: Quincy and North Quincy have been playing each other for 87 years. The rivalry is truly unique as it is one of the few intercity rivalries in the state. I coached in the 2001 edition of the game, a 12-7 Quincy win. The Presidents dominated the rivalry from 1994-2009 winning ten straight meetings within that span. The Red Raiders have since…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Norwood vs. Dedham

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November 16, 2020

Series Record: Norwood leads 49-40-2 Look at the Rivalry: Norwood and Dedham have been playing for 92 years. The rivalry between the Mustangs and Marauders has been one of the most competitive rivalries in the area through the years. I have a personal connection to this rivalry. I am a Norwood High School Graduate, Class of 1993. I played in this rivalry and I have coached in this rivalry. I…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Lynn Classical v. Lynn English

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November 16, 2020

Series Record: These two teams have played 106 times dating back to 1911. Classical leads the all-time series 57-40-9. Last season, Classical won 22-9. Look at the Rivalry: The Manning Bowl has long been the site of this classic Massachusetts rivalry. When the building has as much cache as the rivalry itself, you know you’ve got a special one. The most famous game in the history of this rivalry came…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Duxbury vs. Marshfield

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November 14, 2020

Series Record: 18-15-2 Look at the Rivalry: Marshfield and Duxbury have been playing for 35 years. While the rivalry isn’t as old as some of the other rivalries in the area, it doesn’t lack in intensity. The two schools started playing in 1984. Duxbury used to play Cohasset while Marshfield played Scituate. The games were not competitive so the two schools agreed to play each other. Marshfield has won six…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Barnstable vs. Falmouth

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November 14, 2020

Series Record: These two teams have been playing since 1895, with Barnstable holding the smallest of margins thanks to a win last year, 65-64-9. A look at the Rivalry: When you’ve played this long you’re bound to have some memorable moments and there have been plenty. Barnstable won the first ever Thanksgiving meeting 16-0 in 1905. For a few reasons, the game wasn’t played annually on Thanksgiving until 1926, and…

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High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Northbridge

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November 13, 2020

The Twitter handle “@Since_1896” isn’t the official handle of Northbridge football just because it was the only one available, it’s a way of life. The Rams program has been around for 124 years, and for 50 of those years Ken LaChapelle has been on the sidelines in some capacity. For the last 46 years, LaChapelle has been the man in charge, coaching the Rams to just three losing seasons in…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Mansfield vs. Foxboro

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November 12, 2020

Series Record: Mansfield leads the all time series 51-35-3. Look at the Rivalry: Mansfield and Foxboro have been bitter rivals for the past 90 years. This Thanksgiving rivalry is a true border war between two blue collar communities. The two programs are led by legendary coaches in Mike Redding (Mansfield) and Jack Martinelli (Foxboro). Mansfield beat Foxboro last season 22-12 en route to a Division 2 Super Bowl title and…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Stoughton vs. Canton

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November 12, 2020

Series Record:  The Canton-Stoughton Thanksgiving Day rivalry dates back to 1926. Canton won 30-8 in the 94th game between the two on Thanksgiving last year, but Stoughton leads the all time series 48-42-4. Look at the Rivalry: Usually, we keep this short and sweet and point out a few highlights over the years. But, we received an extremely heartfelt message from Steve Woodruff Jr. on Wednesday night and wanted to share…

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