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North Attleborough, MA, United States

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Past articles by Adam:

Upstart Randolph football team sticks to business

Following its 16-10 win over Ware in a Div. 8 quarterfinal, the Randolph football team had a long drive home to celebrate its triumph. Would there be music blaring, high fives, and a general party atmosphere on the 90-minute trek? No. The players instead went right to their devices to find out who their next […] → Read More

Harwood, Jones lead Catholic Memorial to Div. 2 state semifinals

WEST ROXBURY — If they are lucky, opponents of Catholic Memorial may stop either one of the Knights’ talented running backs, Carson Harwood and Datrell Jones. Shutting down both seems like an improbable task. But in Saturday’s Div. 2 quarterfinal against Reading, both Harwood and Jones made big plays early, and the result was a […] → Read More

Milford grounds out win over Natick, advances to Div. 2 state football semifinals

MILFORD — When the teams met in the regular season, Milford beat Natick, but it had to be a little unsatisfying, as the latter outplayed the Scarlet Hawks for large portions of the second half. But in Thursday night’s rematch in a Div. 2 quarterfinal, there were no such letdowns for the hosts. Not even […] → Read More

Barnstable pounds out late win over Mansfield, 28-21

MANSFIELD — No one will argue with the assertion that the best running back in Friday night’s battle between Mansfield and Barnstable was the latter’s Eugene Jordan. But Mansfield — which put on an aerial display in the first half — proved it can run the ball, too, as the Hornets pounded out a game-winning […] → Read More

Franklin defense, ground game stakes 13-3 win at Milford

MILFORD — Franklin did not put up a huge number on the scoreboard, but the Panthers got another tremendous effort out of running back Mack Gulla, and the defense was about as good as you can ask for in a 13-3 victory at Milford in a Hockomock Kelley-Rex showdown that ensured the Panthers will head […] → Read More

Special teams fuels BB&N rout of Nobles

DEDHAM — The BB&N offense was a little slow out of the gates in Saturday’s game at Nobles. That’s fine, though, because the Knights were operating at a premium clip on special teams from start to finish. BB&N scored three special teams touchdowns in the first half, and eventually dominated the other phases, as well, in a […] → Read More

Lincoln-Sudbury cruises to blowout win over Wayland, 49-14

Lincoln-Sudbury came into Friday night’s showdown with Wayland possibly expecting its first close game of the season. Oh, well. Maybe next week. The visiting Warriors were all over the host Warriors every which way, a fast and furious assault from every angle that has typified Lincoln-Sudbury’s unbeaten season. The final was 49-14, L-S. It could […] → Read More

HS football: BB&N serves notice to ISL with 34-0 win over Belmont Hill

CAMBRIDGE — The Independent School League is only four games into this season, but one thing is pretty clear: if BB&N is not the best team right now, the Knights are pretty close. On Saturday, BB&N rolled to a 34-0 whitewashing of Belmont Hill where the Knights made big plays on offense, defense, and special […] → Read More

Middleboro rolls past Rockland, 24-13

MIDDLEBORO — Simply put, the Middleboro offense in Friday night’s showdown with Rockland was efficient. The Sachems completed 10 passes, four of which went for touchdowns to four different receivers. The running game, too, was on point from start to finish behind a bully of an offensive line. It was a clean, effective and smart […] → Read More

Burgeoning Foxboro star RB Dylan Gordon too good to be shy

Foxboro's Dylan Gordon has been nothing short of one of the best running backs in the state, a speedster in the frame of a 6-foot-2, 210 pounder. → Read More

Big second half lifts Natick past Wellesley, 42-21

WELLESLEY — There have been so many close Natick-Wellesley battles over the years, a classic is almost expected whenever these two Bay State Conference rivals square off. But Natick running backs Jake Adelmann and Nizayah Montas stripped Saturday’s showdown of all its drama, and it simply became a decisive win for the visiting Redhawks. Both […] → Read More

Milford knocks off Mansfield in OT

MANSFIELD — On the second-to-last play of the Friday night’s game against Mansfield, Milford receiver Damien Carter was supposed to have the ball thrown to him. Instead, it was thrown in the other direction. One play later, though, it did come his way, and Carter made the most of the opportunity. On the strength of […] → Read More

Milton Academy grinds out 21-7 win over St. Sebastian’s

MILTON — In most cases, if you get to the fourth quarter and you still have yet to complete a pass, the chances of winning are not good. But for Milton Academy in Saturday’s showdown with St. Sebastian’s, the host Mustangs were dominating so many other facets of the game it did not matter that […] → Read More

Franklin snaps Mansfield’s winning streak at 19

FRANKLIN — All season, Franklin has gone with a fairly straightforward gameplan. Run, run, and run some more with running back Mack Gulla, then hit big plays over the top in the passing game with quarterback Jared Arone. In Friday night’s showdown with fellow unbeaten Mansfield, Franklin decided to stick with what works. Why not? […] → Read More

Lawrence Academy beats Belmont Hill on 2-point conversion in double OT

BELMONT — Rotating two quarterbacks for a whole game can be tricky, as sometimes a hot hand can cool off on the sidelines. But for Lawrence Academy in Saturday’s Independent School League opener at Belmont Hill, the Spartans found success with the system, and it paid off big time in a 22-21 double-overtime win. Sophomore […] → Read More

Milford sneaks past Natick in last-second thriller

MILFORD — The lopsided wins the first two weeks for Milford were all well and good, but Thursday night’s thrilling 28-27 win over Natick should prove far more revealing. For much of the night, Milford (3-0) moved the ball well and had three separate two-touchdown leads. Each time, Natick answered with a touchdown, and the […] → Read More

Milford puts together complete game to roll over Wellesley

WELLESLEY — On Milford’s first two offensive possessions Saturday afternoon at Wellesley, the Scarlet Hawks moved the ball but turned it over each time on a fumble and an interception. Perhaps, one might feel that would be an omen for bad things to come. Then again, some first impressions can be misleading. Milford recovered with […] → Read More

No. 1 Catholic Memorial holds off challenge from La Salle

If you thought John DiBiaso would be full of the warm and fuzzies after his team earned a 42-26 win over La Salle Academy of Rhode Island, then you might not know the Catholic Memorial coach as well as you think. After Friday night’s win, DiBiaso told his team in no uncertain terms that he […] → Read More

Central Catholic’s Preston Zinter a hot prospect

The worry remains that if a football player blows up in the recruiting world, the latter will devour his attitude and turn him into a selfish person. This past offseason, Central Catholic tight end/wide receiver/linebacker Preston Zinter exploded onto the scene with a bevy of scholarship offers. But the junior from North Andover has not […] → Read More

Pacheco kicks off ‘dream job’ at Bridgewater-Raynham

BRIDGEWATER — In the moments before his first official practice as the head coach of Bridgewater-Raynham, Lou Pacheco addressed his team. Standing before his kneeling players, Pacheco spoke regarding the possibility of the team’s main field not being ready on time. Pacheco made it crystal clear the importance of that. “I do not care (where […] → Read More