Saturday, February 2, 2013
The Hornets will be joined in the division by Hockomock League rival King Philip.
After hearing appeals from high schools about where their football teams are slotted in the new football playoffs, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association football committee gave seven appeals out 10 that was requested, according to a report in the Boston Herald. Changes for Arlington Catholic, Pope John, Matignon, Boston Latih, Diman, Mashpee and Maryland were approved With the divisions done, King Philip will find themselves in the 12 school Division 2 South, fighting for a playoff berth against Durfee, Taunton, Needham, Quincy, Barnstable, Braintree, Mansfield, Marshfield, Natick, Wellesley and Duxbury. Here's the breakdown of the other Hockomock League schools: Division 1 South-Attleboro and Franklin Division 2 South-…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Mansfield High football team held its annual banquet Dec. 9.
The Mansfield High football team held its annual recognition banquet, Dec. 9. The Hornets won the Hockomock League's Kelley-Rex Division, beating Duxbury in the Division 2 playoffs before losing to Reading in the Super Bowl. Receiving this year's honors for the Hornets were: MVP: Robert Rapoza Most Improved: Mike Cunningham Sportsmanship Award: Brian Spillane Loyalty Award: Adam Blake Gold Helmet Award: Will Palanza Grave Digger Shovel Award: Steve Zieselman Gridiron Scholarship: Matt Rockwell, Ryan Galanti. Next year's captains: Nick Paquin, Mike Hershman, Kyle Wisnieski, Alex Ruddy and Zieselman. Hockomock League All-Stars: Antonio Medeiros, offensive line, Rapoza, running back, Brendan Hill, wide-receiver and James Comer, defensive …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Mansfield High football team will be operating under a different playoff system in 2013.
Every year, once the Mansfield High football team ends, webmaster Dave Redding posts next year's schedule right way with any available open dates. Right now, only the games against the other teams in the Hockomock League Kelley-Rex Division and Davenport Division member Foxborough are on the schedule. Opponents in November, besides Thankisgiving Day against Foxborough, will be determined by whether Hornets make the playoffs or don't under the new state football format. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association will be using a point-system next year. Here's the breakdown: -Own value 12 points for a win over a team in a higher division 10 points for a win over a team in the same division. -Eight points for a win over a team in …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Mansfield High football team lost to Reading, 27-7, in the Division 2 Super Bowl at Bentley University in Waltham Saturday.
This time, there was no dramatic comeback as the Reading High football team got revenge for their loss to Mansfield in the 2010 Division 2 Super Bowl with a 27-7 win in the Division 2 Super Bowl at Bentley University in Waltham Saturday afternoon. Mansfield scored the first time they touched the ball on a long pass from junior quarterback Kyle Wisnieski to sophomore wide-receiver Brendan Hill for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter at the 8:16 mark. Unfortunately, the Hornets couldn't mount much offense the rest of the day. Instead, it was Rockets, who were able to score against the Mansfield defense, putting 27 straight points on the scoreboard. Alex Valante ran for two scores, including a 99-yard touchdown after a goal line stand by the …
Mansfield Patch will have play-by-play coverage of Saturday's Division 2 Super Bowl game against Reading at Bentley University in Waltham.
Can't make it to the Division 2 Super Bowl game at Bentley University Saturday? Don't worry. Mansfield Patch will be providing live play-by-play coverage of the Hornets-Reading game from Waltham, starting at 2 p.m. Go just to Mansfield Patch and click on the link to the coverage. The two teams are meeting for the first time since the "Mansfield Miracle" in 2010 at Gillette Stadium when the Hornets rallied for an amazing 29-26 win over Reading. The 8-4 Hornets got into the Super Bowl with a 23-19 win over Duxbury, who had won 37 games going into last Tuesday's contest. Read all about Mansfield Patch's coverage in the win over the Green Dragons. Reading (12-0) had a much easier time in their playoff game, beating Tewskbury, 42-6, at home. …
The Mansfield High football team will be playing Reading in the Division 2 Super Bowl Saturday at Bentley University at 2 p.m.
Besides the question of who is going to win the game, the other one is can the Mansfield High and Reading High football teams come close to the thriller they put on in the 2010 Super Bowl game? In that game, Mansfield rallied for a 29-26 win after being down 26-7 at the half, in one of the greatest games in Mansfield history. Now, the sequel will be taking place today at Bentley University in Waltham in the Division 2 Super Bowl at 2 p.m. Mansfield got into the bowl by ending Duxbury's 37-game winning streak, while Reading rolled over Tewskbury on their home field. SUPER BOWL GAME: Division 2 Super Bowl, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Bentley University, Waltham. Reading is 12-0, while Mansfield is 8-4. Mansfield Patch will be providing …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Mansfield High football team defeated Reading in the 2010 Division 2 Super Bowl in one of the greatest game in the Hornets' history.
When the Mansfield High football team faces Reading Saturday at Bentley University, the two squads will be very familar to each one. Two year ago, the Hornets and Rockets played one of the most memorable games in the history of the Super Bowls in Massachusetts. At Gillette Stadium in the 2010 Division 2 game, the Hornets staged one of the great comebacks in Mansfield and Super Bowl history. Down 26-7, the Hornets rallied to stun the Rockets with a 29-27 win. To read how it happen go to Mansfield Patch from Dec. 8, 2010 and real live on the great moments in Hornets football history.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Mansfield going to the Superbowl!
1. 2. Mansfield selectmen voted to reduce the tax rate increase for 2013. Click here to read more. 3. Click here to read the latest Mansfield Police Log. This time around saw a break in, repeated vandalizm and a shoplifting arrest. 4. Mansfield Education Foundation's Secret Shop Back for 2012. The Secret Shop will be held on Saturday, Dec.1 at the Jordan Jackson Elementary School. 5. Mansfield Hornets are going to the Super Bowl against Reading at Bentley University at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Mansfield High football team upset Duxbury, 23-19, in the Division 2 playoffs and will now have a rematch with Reading in the Super Bowl Saturday.
The Mansfield High football team is going Bowling again. After beating Duxbury, 23-19, Tuesday night at Bridgewater-Raynham High School in the Division 2 playoffs during a snowy showdown. "Our kids come back every week and keep working, win or lose," Mansfield head coach Michael Redding said. The Hornets will be playing Reading in Saturday's Division 2 Super Bowl at Bentley University in Waltham. Reading defeated Tewksbury, 42-6, in the other playoff game in Reading. The Hornets defeated Reading, 29-26, with an amazing comeback in the 2010 Super Bowl game at Gillette Stadium. "We did all the things we had to to beat a great football team," Redding said. "That is one heck of a run to get to 37 [wins] and I'm glad we had a chance to compete…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
A recap of Thanksgiving football action in the Hockomock League.
If anything, Thanksgiving once again proved how exciting and unpredictable the Hockomock League can be. The League's two playoff teams both lost; Stoughton and Mansfield's long Thanksgiving win streaks were snapped, while Oliver Ames extended its streak; the King Philip/Franklin and Stoughton/Canton games came down to the wire, with the KP/Franklin game being decided in the final seconds, and with Stoughton/Canton being decided in overtime, and Foxborough orchestrated a second-half comeback vs. Mansfield. The other games were blowouts. Thanksgiving marked the end of the season for nine of the teams in the league, but Mansfield (Division 2) and Sharon (Division 3) will head to the postseason, playing in a semifinal game Tuesday night, …