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: 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: 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….


High School: Week 1 Games to watch

September 6, 2019

Springfield Central at Everett: The game of the week as Springfield Central travels east to battle Everett. The Tide are loaded with young skill and are explosive offensively but Springfield Central’s defense could be the best defense the Tide sees all season. This game will be close but I am picking the Tide at home. Final score: Everett 27 Springfield Central 20 B.C High at Mansfield:Mansfield handled the Eagles last…


High School: NEFJ’s Pre-season Top 25

September 6, 2019

In one year, John DiBiaso has turned Catholic Memorial into a state powerhouse. The 2019 season is upon us. Here is our pre-season Top 25 to kick off the new season. 1. Catholic Memorial: The Knights are loaded with talent. As a friend of mine who coaches recently told “They are the best high school team I have ever seen.” That is high praise for such a young team. 2….


High School: Ten players who could be household names by season’s end

September 5, 2019

The high school football season kicks off this weekend and while there are several high profile players around the state, there are also several player who are good but fly under the radar. Here are ten players who I think could be household names by season’s end. Michael Tellier Sr. QB, Braintree: Tellier will be the centerpiece of Braintree’s Pistol Wing-T offense. The senior is a dual threat quarterback who…


High School: 10 programs that could make noise in 2019

August 29, 2019

Peter Columbo’s Boxers are loaded and ready to contend in D1 South. When surveying the landscape around the state of Massachusetts, there are several programs that are primed for big seasons. Here are ten programs that could “make noise” in 2019. 1. Brockton: The Boxers are loaded with talent as evident by their performance this summer in the Northeast 7v7. Brockton is usually big up front but Peter Columbo and…