High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Lee

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February 21, 2021

Lee High School athletic director and soon-to-be 20-year head coach Keith Thomson has had quite a whirlwind year. Like all AD’s statewide, navigating the pandemic while trying to get kids out to their respective sports has been tough. Thankfully, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Not only has Thomson seen other programs get through their seasons, but starting Monday, his Wildcats football program – and most…


High School: MIAA once again backs watered down system that hurts high school football

February 6, 2021

The MIAA Football Committee is at it again. Two weeks after voting 17-2-1 in favor of playing a nine game regular season in 2021 and reducing the number of teams that quality for the playoffs to 8 per division, the committee reversed course and is going back to an eight game regular season with the top 16 teams in each division making the playoffs. After supposedly facing “backlash” from athletic…


Boston College: Catching up with Coach Hafley on National Signing Day

February 3, 2021

For about 20 minutes on Wednesday afternoon, it felt like college football season again. Boston College and programs around the country welcomed newcomers on National Signing Day, so head coach Jeff Hafley’s media availability was more of a chance to catch up with the coach and get his thoughts on a variety of things. The Eagles were relatively quiet Wednesday after doing a lot of their work during the early…


High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Blackstone Valley Tech

January 30, 2021

Image courtesy of Blackstone Valley Tech Football When news came down just after 12:15 on Friday that the Fall II football season would be played, programs around the state rejoiced, but it meant even more to one program in particular. For the Blackstone Valley Tech squad, this season needed to be played not for them, but for fallen teammate Tony Pena. Pena passed away just over a year ago now,…


High School: MIAA approves modifications for Fall II season

January 29, 2021

The waiting is over. After five months of torture for the Massachusetts football community, the wait is finally over. There will be football in Massachusetts this year. On Friday morning, the MIAA Board of Directors unanimously voted (22-0) to approve the modifications made by the Covid task force for a Fall II football season. The season will run from February 22-April 25 without any real changes to the game itself….