High School: 10 thoughts on Week 5

October 10, 2019

Photo courtesy of Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com Week five featured some important games with long term implications. Here are my thoughts on the week that was. 1. Mansfield outlasted King Philip 15-13 in another classic between the two long time rivals. The story of the game was King Philip losing star running back Ryan Halliday to a thumb injury. The loss of Halliday impacted the Warriors offense greatly. They couldn’t consistently put drives…


High School: Week 5 games to watch

October 4, 2019

KP, Mansfield meet again with huge implications on the line. Week 5 features several key match-ups with league and seeding implications. Here are our top games of the weekend. #7 Mansfield Hornets (2-1) at #6 King Philip Warriors (3-0): The best game of the weekend. This has become the best rivalry in Eastern, Mass. KP has won six of the last seven meetings versus Mansfield. The Hornets return a lot of…


High School: MIAA Top 25 for Week 4

October 4, 2019

Matt Maiona and the Wellesley Raiders cracked our top 25 this week. Let’s get right to it. Here is my top 25 for Week 4. The rankings have changed dramatically this week and with some big games on tap for this weekend, expect more changes next week. 1. Catholic Memorial (4-0): The Knights cruised to an easy win over Malden Catholic. A trip to Xaverian is on tap for this…


High School: 10 thoughts on Week 4

October 2, 2019

Do it all quarterback Will Prouty had a big game for Duxbury Friday night versus Hingham. Photo courtesy of Gary Higgins/Patriot Ledger Week 4 didn’t as many impact match ups as we’ve seen thus far in the high school football season but there were still some key match-ups. Here are my thoughts on the week that was. 1.Central Catholic survived over North Andover 33-26 but the Red Raiders are down six starters and…


High School: Week 4 games to watch

September 27, 2019

Cole Finney and the Hingham Harborman have a chance to earn a program defining win tonight. Week 4 doesn’t feature the sheer number of heavyweight match ups like last week did but there are still some quality match ups. Here are our top match ups for the weekend. Brockton Boxers (1-2) at #3 Everett Crimson Tide (2-1): Since losing to Springfield Central in their opener, Everett has got their groove…


High School: MIAA Top 25 for Week 3

September 26, 2019

Ryan Halliday and King Philip renew acquaintances with their arch rivals Franklin this week.  There is only a handful of good games this weekend but they have huge implications. 1. Catholic Memorial (3-0): The Knights got tested for the first time this season by Springfield Central and passed with a 21-13 win. 2. St. John’s Prep (3-0): The Prep made a huge statement with a big 28-14 over Central Catholic. 3. Everett (2-1): Everett needed…


High school: 10 thoughts on Week 3

September 26, 2019

Week 3 featured some great games. Here is our breakdown of the week that was in Massachusetts High School Football. 1. Catholic Memorial grinded out a 21-13 win over Springfield Central. It wasn’t pretty but John DiBiaso’s squad got the job done. 2. The Prep beating Central Catholic only reinforces the notion that they are the only team in D1 that can legitimately beat Catholic Memorial. 3. We already knew…


High School: Week 3 games to watch

September 20, 2019

Will Lederman and the Natick Redhawks could make a huge statement tonight with a win over Brockton.  #4 Springfield Central (1-1) at #1 Catholic Memorial (2-0): For the third straight week, Springfield Central is heading east. This time they face their toughest challenge as they play the number one team in the state in CM. The Knights have been as good as advertised thus far despite getting a game out of…


High School: MIAA Top 25 for Week 2

September 19, 2019

Sophomore quarterback Ayden Pereira of Central Catholic  put on a show last weekend. 1. Catholic Memorial (2-0): The Knights almost blew a 28-0 lead but hung on for a 35-20 win over St. John’s Shrewsbury. 2. Central Catholic (1-0): Putting up 55 points on one of the best defenses in the state will get people’s attention. 3. St. John’s Prep (2-0): Matt Crowley and company are just rolling along. No one is really…


High School: Thoughts on Week 2

September 17, 2019

Jay Brunelle put on a show on Friday night at CM but it was not enough for the Pioneers. Week two of the high school football season in Massachusetts didn’t feature as many upsets. There were however some lopsided wins. Here are my thoughts. 1. St. John’s Shrewsbury acquitted itself well in a 35-21 loss to Catholic Memorial. The Pioneers have the skill to match up and keep it close….