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Clinic keeps kids focused on football

Coach Mike Tosone addresses the group of players at the end of practice.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In the era of youth sports specialization, it doesn’t take much to lose a talented athlete to another sport. This is especially true of football, where athletes (and...

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Medfielders play in FBU National Championship

Two Medfielders recently played in the FBU National Championship. "The FBU National Championship tournament," according to fbunc.com, "celebrates and promotes youth football through uniting all-star athletes of all backgrounds from across the United States in a true, one-of-a-kind national tournament. The only national football tournament of its kind, the annual FBU National Championship crowns a...
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Pregame bonfire fires up Rockets

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Maybe the pregame bonfire Needham High School held to motivate their athletes had the Rockets a little too fired up before they played Wellesley for the Gorman Cup, leading to the heated exchanges that resulted in the game being called early. While the game didn’t go the way the...
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Jarvis, Rebels dominate on Thanksgiving

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Senior captain and quarterback Will Jarvis capped off his high school football career with a dominant performance in Walpole High football’s Thanksgiving rivalry match with Weymouth on Thursday. Jarvis ran for a score, threw for another and snagged a pair of interceptions while on defense to lead the Rebels to...
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Pregame bonfire fires up Rockets

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Maybe the pregame bonfire Needham High School held to motivate their athletes had the Rockets a little too fired up before they played Wellesley for the Gorman Cup, leading to the heated exchanges that resulted in the game being called early. While the game didn’t go the way...
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Violence mars Thanksgiving Day classic

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By Maddie Gerber Hometown Weekly Intern The Needham-Wellesley football rivalry is notorious for being the oldest in the country, and a much-anticipated tradition for both communities. However, the 132nd game ended with both teams throwing fists rather than throwing passes in a massive, bench-clearing brawl. As a result, the referees called the game...
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Wilder, Murray lift Warriors in Turkey Bowl

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School football teams met for the 53rd time on Thursday morning at Fisher Field for their annual Thanksgiving rivalry match. The Warriors (7-4, 2-3) entered on the heels of consecutive victories against Medway (22-20) and Dartmouth (14-7), while the Raiders (6-5, 2-3)...
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Resilient Rebels outlasted by Harbormen

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 31-19 victory against Milford in the Division III South quarterfinals, the No. 4 seed Walpole High football team traveled to Hingham on Friday night with a spot in the sectional title game on the line. In what has been a bit of an up-and-down season...
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Petrucci, Rebels advance to South semifinals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a tough 30-28 defeat to Needham in their regular season finale, the No. 4 seeded Walpole High School football team returned to the gridiron on Friday night for their quarterfinal round contest of the Division III South playoffs against No. 5 Milford. Behind big performances by...
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Wellesley football rolls in rebound win

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A bye following a loss is never fun. After dwelling on their heartbreaking 14-13 defeat to rival Natick on October 4 for the last two weeks, the Wellesley High School football team returned to the gridiron on Saturday at Darcey Memorial Field against Brookline, motivated to respond accordingly...
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Rockets nearly stun Wildcats in thriller

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Starting the season 1-4 and losing stud slot back Odahri Hibberts to injury was not what Needham High football had envisioned when entering the 2019 season. Despite facing significant adversity, Needham showed a lot of grit and heart on Friday night when the Rockets hosted unbeaten Milton. After falling behind,...
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Raiders fight Blackhawks in downpour

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Down 14-0 in the third quarter and getting stuffed on the one-yard line on a failed fourth down conversion, the Dover-Sherborn football team had every opportunity to quit Friday afternoon against Bellingham. Their bleachers were barely half-full, it was cold, it was windy, it was downpouring, and the...
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Team effort from Needham smothers Wamps

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday night, the winless Needham Rockets football team travelled to Braintree, scored fourteen points in the first quarter and shut down the Wamps’ offense to hold on for a 14-6 win. The victory was the first for the Rockets and moved them to 1-4 on the year. On...
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Medfield football stuffed by Ashland

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering on the heels of a tough 41-6 defeat to division-leading Holliston (4-0, 3-0), the Medfield High football team traveled to Ashland on Saturday needing a win to get back on track and realistically stay alive for a shot at winning TVL Large. Unfortunately for the Warriors (2-2,...
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Football stuffed by Natick in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After losing a large core of talent with the departure of last year’s senior class, which included the likes of Duke tight end Matt Smith and Assumption quarterback Charlie Ogletree, Needham High football entered the 2019 season with a lot of figuring out to do on both sides...
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Fletcher, Wellesley football ready for battle

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 5-2 regular season earned Wellesley High football the No. 4 seed in Division II South last fall. After a tough 35-0 loss to Braintree in the quarterfinals, followed by a Thanksgiving defeat to arch rival Needham, it’s safe to say the Raiders are ready to get...
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Medfield football out to prove

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Last season was a tough one for Medfield High football; the team lost to DS on Thanksgiving and failed to qualify for the postseason. In 2019, though, the Warriors hope to change that - and they certainly have the talent to do it. Leading Medfield this season will be...
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Medfielders figure out football

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Today, there are few parents and students who have not heard the warnings and worried about CTE and brain injuries. For those playing football, those warnings are of particular concern. Many football programs have seen players leave because of injuries, some never to return due to concussions they sustained while playing....
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Rockets outlast Raiders in instant classic

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30223" align="alignleft" width="300"]Jacob Schneider (78), Timothy Hagerott (76), Matt Smith (80), and Will Baker (73) both Tyler Reid following his second quarter touchdown. Jacob Schneider (78), Timothy Hagerott (76), Matt Smith (80), and Will Baker (73) both...
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Raiders fend off Warriors on Thanksgiving

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30189" align="alignright" width="300"]Medfield’s Colby Gonser (34) grabs hold of DS running back Tylan Mendes with Camron Giunta (33) closing in for support. Medfield’s Colby Gonser (34) grabs hold of DS running back Tylan Mendes with Camron Giunta (33)...
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