Friday, May 17, 2013
Donations go to help the Hornets go to play in the South.
It’s not even close to fall, but the Mansfield Hornets are already getting ready for the 2013 season. The Mansfield Gridiron Club, dedicated to supporting the Mansfield football team, is hosting a carwash at the Chauncy Street Mobil on Saturday, May 18. The carwash is a fundraiser, and while free, allows the players to collect pledges to help reduce the cost of their trip to Maryland/DC/Baltimore for a game with the Dunbar High School to open the season on Sept. 6. The more cars they wash the more money they can earn. Dave Redding, who runs the Gridiron Club, said in the past two years the kids have washed about 90 cars. Other MHS Football events: Recruiting Seminar for Parents of Incoming Seniors – Wednesday, May 22nd 6:30 PM-7:15 PM in …
Monday, October 22, 2012
For an amazing tip off catch, Mansfield's Brendan Hill and Michael Herschman were featured on ESPN.com today.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Mansfield Hornets Brendan Hill and Michael Herschman were featured on ESPN.com on Monday due to an amazing touchdown pass. The pass, intended for Hill, made it's way from the Mansfield 45 yardline down towards Hill at the 35 yardline. Hill only managed to get a piece of it, due to King Philip coverage, but that was all that Herschman needed to quickly realize the situation, catch the tip and run it in for a touchdown. Mansfield won the game 46-33. Click here to read more.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Foxborough's Board of Selectmen approved the Gillette Stadium license application to host the 2012 MIAA High School Super Bowls on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For the sixth consecutive year, 12 Eastern Massachusetts high school football teams will be playing for Super Bowl championships inside Gillette Stadium. Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen have unanimously approved NPS LLC’s Gillette Stadium license application to host the 2012 MIAA High School Super Bowls on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event, according to Gillette Stadium representative Phil Buttafuoco, will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude approximately at 9 p.m. There will be six football games played throughout the day in the stadium with 20-minute breaks between each game. “12 different communities will be coming in and out of Foxborough during the day,” Buttafuoco said. … “Estimated attendance is roughly 17,500.” Buttafuoco said there is no …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Mansfield High head coach Michael Redding was named Patriots Coach of the Week.
New New England Patriots Hall of Famer and Executive Director of Community Affairs, Andre Tippett will be honoring Mansfield High School varsity football head coach Michael Redding. Redding, because of his recent accomplishment of 200 wins for the Hornets, will be named this week’s 2012 Patriots High School Coach of the Week. Tippett will be visiting Redding and his team today at the MHS auditorium. At the end of the season, one high school coach will be named the New England Patriots High School Coach of the Year and will receive an additional $2,000 contribution toward that school’s football program. Before, Tippett invited the Coach of the Week and senior captains for a visit to Gillette Stadium. In 2011, Tippett started visiting …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Happy Weekend Mansfield!
1. Rain, mainly after 7am. Patchy fog after 8am. High near 58. Light east wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Friday Night Showers and thunderstorms before 3am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 3am. Patchy fog. Low around 54. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. 2. LBGT advocates are speaking out against the recent decision to give Michelle Kosilek gender reassignment surgery, on the taxpayer dime. Click here to read more. 3. Click here to read the latest Fire and EMS log from the …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Mansfield fails to force the game into overtime in the four quarter and loses to Needham, 21-14.
Despite a strong start, the Mansfield High football tam lost to Needham High School, 21-14, Friday at home. The Hornets, despite some amazing plays both on defense and offense, shot themselves in the foot with penalties. “Those kill you,” Mansfield head coach Michael Redding said. “You kind of gave away yards to a really good offensive team.” Needham played keep away with Mansfield, keeping possessions for as long as they could. Mansfield’s Kyle Wisnieski threw a fourth down touchdown pass to Michael Hershman seven minutes into the first quarter for a 7-0 lead. Needham held on to the ball going into the second quarter. The Rockets' Michael Panepinto ran in for a touchdown with 1:55 left in the half. Mansfield’s Rob Rapoza scored on an …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Is Foxborough Mansfield's biggest rivalry?
Mansfield and Foxborough have been facing off on Thanksgiving for more than 60 years, and are considered to be each town's biggest rival. But what do you think? Is North Attleboro Mansfield's biggest league rival now that the Hockomock League has been split up? Or what about King Philip or Franklin? Let us know in the poll below how you feel about the current rival situation in Mansfield Football.
A look at how the Mansfield football team feels about the game and rivalry.
Don't think the Foxborough rivalry is as big as other towns? Answer the poll below and let us know!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Who do you think will pull through?
We'll be asking Mansfield Patch readers a different question every weekday. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what MANSFIELD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. Okay, so we're just leaving the halfway point in the season, and three of the Rex Kelly Division teams are tied in the standings 5-1. King Philip, Mansfield High School and North Attleboro High School are neck and neck, but who will pull through on the next few furlongs and keep their shot at the championship? Which team do you think will come out ahead?
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Hornets pull out a win 28-7 after being down by seven in the first half.
The Mansfield Hornets pulled out a win on the gridiron on Saturday 28-7 against Attleboro. The first half was a slugfest, with niether team getting much of an advantage either way, until Attleboro recovered a fumble at the 32 yard line and ran it back for a touchdown. "The first half, felt like we outplayed them but it was tied," Mansfield head coach said. Mansfield's Greg Donahue ran in a touchdown late the first half, and Mansfield started to pick up momentum. In the second half, Mansfield came out swinging, picking up two more touchdowns. Mansfield ran in two more touchdowns, one in the third quarter and Craig Mallet would seal the game, when with only about 20 seconds left in the game, he intercepted the ball in Mansfield's endzone…