Friday, November 23, 2012
PHOTOS: Thanksgiving Day Leftovers from Foxborough's Win Over Mansfield
Perhaps the greatest thing about the day after Thanksgiving is the leftovers. And Mansfield Patch is sharing plenty of leftovers from Thursday's Thanksgiving Day football battle between Foxborough and Mansfield to go around the community! Foxborough overcame a 14-0 deficit at halftime to win 27-21 at Alumni Field in Mansfield to snap a five-game losing streak on Thanksgiving Day and finish the season 8-3. Foxborough's Kiivone Howard had a big day, scoring three touchdowns (two on runs of 71 yards and 65 yards) enroute to earning the Vincent Igo MVP trophy. Mansfield's Kevin Makie won his team's MVP honors for his outstanding play. The season ended for Foxborough Thursday but Mansfield (7-4) will enter the postseason as Kelly-Rex Division…
Friday, May 4, 2012
Mansfield brings together gridiron athletes who earned back-to-back Hockomock Championships and the Division II Super Bowl Championship.
Coach Mike Redding reviewed the success of the team both on and off the field. He celebrated two consecutive Hockomock League titles and last year's Super Bowl Championship. Redding dubbed this year's athletes as the "Cardiac Kids" because they kept us on the edge of our seats in almost every game. Before the coaching staff distributed award plaques and booklets, Redding emphasized several post-season awards. Zach Schafer and Nick Chiocco will participate in the Shriners' game at Gillette Stadium in June. Schafer was also named to the Mass State Coaches All-State Super 25 Team. Nick Leonard will receive the National Football Foundation's Scholar-Athlete Award at their ceremony later in May. The evening ended with a viewing of an exciting …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Mansfield football players in the June Shriners Classic.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Mansfield's Nick Chiocco and Zack Schafer will be playing at this year's Shriners All-Star Classic in June. The Eastern Massachusetts game, sponsored by the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association and the Aleppo Shriners of Massachusetts will take place on June 15 at Gillette Stadium. Jamel Marshall and Kyle McGuire were named to last year’s team for the Hornets. Mansfield head coach Mike Redding has both played and coached in the game.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Hornets defeat Barnstable Red Raiders 34-33
The Mansfield football team defeated the Barnstable Red Raiders on Friday 34-33 in overtime. Mansfield seemed to have the game in the back pocket for the first three quarters, keeping a healthy lead of 17-points over Barnstable for that time. Mansfield head coach Mike Redding said that he did not want to risk injuries in this game by keeping kids in too long and pushing too far. He said he wanted to keep the players fresh to keep injuries to a minimum for the upcoming Franklin and North Attleboro games. "And it backfired on us," he said. "But I'd do the same thing again; our emphasis is to win the league and get to the playoffs." Mansfield struck first during the game, getting a six-point touchdown from a two-yard run from Greg Donahue. …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Hornets pull through for a 27-26 win over King Philip.
They had opened the season with three straight wins in which they outscored their opponents 132-0. As good as they had looked during those contests, the Warriors knew their biggest challenge was coming into Wrentham this week. Hockomock League powerhouse Mansfield would be paying Wrentham a visit and would provide the Warriors with their biggest challenge to date. When the dust had settled, the Hornets had handed the home team its first loss off the season, 27-26, but not without a score of its own down the stretch. After Mansfield had opened up double-digit leads on two separate occasions, the Warriors came charging back with a clock definitely on the visitor’s side. The Hornets had once again opened up the gap between themselves and the…
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Mansfield starts the season with a 31-26 win at the Carrier Dome.
The Mansfield High School Varsity Football team beat the Christian Brothers Academy Friday night 31-26 in a very close and intense game. "As far as I can remember, this is one of the the best high school games I've ever seen or coached or watched," Mansfield Head Coach Michael Redding said. Mansfield started off the scoring in the first quarter when Greg Donahue scored with 43 seconds left in the quarter. Christian Brothers Academy blocked the extra point and shortly later recovered a fumble in the endzone to score. With the extra point the score was now 7-6 Christian Brothers. Sean Murphy scored for the Christian Brothers and they got the extra point to bring the score to 14-6 with 3:06 remaining in the half. MHS recovered Christian …