High School: What Thanksgiving Football Means to Me

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November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is not only a day for giving thanks but it is also a day defined by family, food and football. Unlike other holidays, it has not been commercialized and in many ways, that is what still makes it special. Football has been the centerpiece of my Thanksgiving since I can remember. As an adult, I have been fortunate enough to coach in six Thanksgiving…

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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: North Attleboro Vs. Attleboro

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November 3, 2020

Series Record: North Attleboro leads 61-30-8 View of the Rivalry: Attleboro and North Attleboro were scheduled to meet for the 100th time this year but the game has obviously been canceled due to COVID-19. The rivalry between North Attleboro and Attleboro is the oldest in the region. It began in 1921. The two schools did not play in 1958. North Attleboro has dominated the series, winning two thirds of the…

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High School: MHSFCA proposed plan is what is best for high school football long term

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May 21, 2020

The MIAA held meetings last week with athletic directors and representatives from several sports including football. The primary focus of these meetings was the division structure in Massachusetts high school sports. Eight sports including football were required to go to five divisions starting in 2021. After meeting and discussing the five division concept, the football committee voted 14-0 in favor sticking with the eight division format. Former St. John’s Prep…

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