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Late field goal lifts Rockets over Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High football team hosted rival Walpole on Friday night with both teams needing a big-time win. The Rockets, who entered at 1-5 (1-3), needed a victory just to have a chance of getting into playoffs. Walpole, meanwhile, looked to secure their fourth win of the season...
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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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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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Hibberts, Needham football ready up

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Replacing an All-American Division I tight end like Matt Smith is not easy, but that is exactly what Needham High football will have to do in 2019. With Smith departing for Duke, along with several other key pieces of last season’s offense such as tight end Jack Murmes...
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Hibberts, Reid lead Rockets past Tigers

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two consecutive losses to conference opponents was not the ideal way for the Needham High School football team to end the regular season. “Definitely tough,” said senior tight end Jack Murmes following Needham’s 51-26 defeat to Walpole in their regular season finale. “We will learn from this,...
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White, Rebels outduel Reid, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night at Turco Field saw a constant display of offensive fireworks as the Walpole Rebels (5-2) took on the rival Needham Rockets (5-2) in each team’s regular season finale. Behind huge performances from senior receiver Andrew White (nine catches, 155 yards, two touchdowns), senior safety Ethan Kelley (two...
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White, Rebels outduel Reid, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night at Turco Field saw a constant display of offensive fireworks as the Walpole Rebels (5-2) took on the rival Needham Rockets (5-2) in each team’s regular season finale. Behind huge performances from senior receiver Andrew White (nine catches, 155 yards, two touchdowns), senior safety Ethan Kelley...
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Hibberts, Rockets cruise past Wildcats

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School varsity football team continued to roll on Friday night, defeating Weymouth, 42-6, on Senior Night at Memorial Field to move to 4-0 on the season. [caption id="attachment_29043" align="alignright" width="300"]Matt Smith (80) makes a cut on a slant route. Read more

Smith, Rocket football ready for liftoff

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 5-2 record and a first-round victory over Brockton in the Division I South playoffs last season, expectations for Needham High School football are high heading into 2018. The returns of star offensive weapons such as Duke-committed tight end Matthew Smith and junior running back Odahri Hibberts...
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Hawks shut out Rockets, head to South Finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor When the MIAA Division I South Sectional football playoff bracket was released two weeks ago, two things were apparent: a heavy Catholic Conference presence, and local powerhouses Xaverian and Brockton being in the same region. No. 2 Needham (6-3) took care of No. 7 Brockton (3-5) 23-20 in...
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Hibberts, Rockets win second straight

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 6-0 victory over Walpole last Friday night in the rain, the Needham Rockets (2-1) hosted Bay State Conference rival Newton North on Saturday afternoon looking to making it two wins in a row. Thanks to some explosive plays on offense in the second half by...
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Rebels battle Rockets in the rain

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night’s Bay State Conference contest between the Needham Rockets (1-1) and Walpole Rebels (0-2) was truly a battle of wills. With both sides entering at 0-1 on the young season, the Rebels and Rockets were eying their first win of the year, but also a key win against a...
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Andre lifts Rockets to wet win

6327 – 6321 – By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night’s Bay State Conference contest between the Needham Rockets (1-1) and Walpole Rebels (0-2) was truly a battle of wills. With both sides entering at 0-1 on the young season, the Rebels and Rockets were eying their first win of the year, but also a key win...
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