High School: 10 thoughts on Week 4

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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…

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High school: 10 thoughts on Week 3

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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…

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High School: Week 3 games to watch

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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…

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High School: Thoughts on Week 2

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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….

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High School: Week 1 Games to watch

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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…

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High School: NEFJ’s Pre-season Top 25

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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….

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

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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…

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High School: 10 programs that could make noise in 2019

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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…

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High School: 10 thoughts entering the 2019 season

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August 17, 2019

CM will once again be a favorite to come out of D1 South. The 2019 season kicked off today in Massachusetts with programs across the state opening up training camps. With that in mind, here ten thoughts to kick off the season. 1. The Catholic Conference is once again loaded with St. John’s Prep, Catholic Memorial and Xaverian all having a chance to win a league title. St. John’s and…

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High School: Observations from the Northeast 7v7 South Regional

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July 15, 2019

Brockton outlasted a loaded field to win the Northeast 7v.7 South Regional (PHOTO courtesy of @northeast7v7) The Northeast 7v7 South Regional was held yesterday at Xaverian High School. Here are some thoughts on what was a great day of 7 on 7 action. 1. Brockton was impressive in running the table and winning the South Region. The Boxers went undefeated on the day. I know it’s only t-shirts and shorts,…

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