Work continues on replacing the stands on the "school side"
This will become the new home side.
Youth Summer Camp
Link to photos from camp
Click on image for website.
The Mansfield Gridiron Club held its annual golf tournament Friday August 10th
at Olde Scotland Links in Bridgewater.
This from Coach Redding...
Absolutely amazing show of support and generosity at Gridiron Club Golf outing today for Jon Jon Strong.
We play good football but this is what the Mansfield Football Family is all about.
No one fights alone!
A substantial amount was raised to help defer medical costs.
Jon Jon website
Helicopter Ball Drop
A new feature has been added to the golf outing
We have a University of Michigan Brady game shirt
autographed by Tom Brady.
We were notified yesterday (6/14/18) that the Mansfield vs Foxboro Game for 2018 has been selected as one of the games for the Great American Rivalry Series!
Link to website
Last year, no games from Massachusetts were selected so this is a great honor and includes a championship trophy for the winning team, an MVP award,
and two scholarships for a top student from each team and a donation to our Gridiron Club to assist our football program.
The website has other information about these events that have included the top games in the nation.
This will be the 88th year of this great rivalry between two top programs.
The game will be played at Fenway Park, it will not be on Thanksgiving,
possibly the Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
I am not sure when that decision will be made, but it should be sometime soon.
The artwork for our first home game has been approved
We play Everett Sept. 14 2018
The game is dedicated to the men and women who proudly defend our country.
There will be special events before the game.
It will be a special night; don't miss it!
The word is spreading
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Photo credit: Photographer unknown; however John Puleo (2011) is kneeling holding the T-shirt.
John was a member of the 2010 Super Bowl Championship team
The Mansfield Field of Honor donated 30 Flags (1 for each member) To the 772 MP Co Mass Army National Guard deployed to Guantanamo Bay Cuba
Shirts will be sold at Parent's Pre-Season
Meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16th and at other events leading up to the game.
Short sleeve for $15.00 and long sleeve for $20.00.
Proceeds to help offset the cost of the Hero's Corner Project on Alumni Field.
Meet the 2018 Mansfield Football Captains
Left to right: Philip Dinov, Aidan Sacco, Chris Copponi and Daenin Walker
A collection of old photos from the 80's taken by Mr. Redding
Mansfield 28 Foxboro 20
2018 composite schedule
Mansfield to play Foxboro at Fenway Park
Time and date TBA
Also we play BC High and Everett to start the season.
Weight Room web site updated
New wight room web site
Complete Season Stats 2017
Total-Stats 11 games
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Photos from the Foxboro Game
The Mansfield coaching staff runs a leadership training seminar once a month for members of the football team.
During these sessions a verity of subjects are covered:
1-Goal setting (Personal life goals, scholastic goals and athletic goals)
2-Handling problem social situations.
3-Involvement in community activities.
4-Honoring the traditions established by their predecessors.
5-Proper nutrition/healthy lifestyles.
6-Team building activities.
These and many other subjects are discussed. Attendance is voluntary.
The object of these seminars is to help make the students a more responsible member of the school and community at large.
The coaching staff believes that it is our responsibility to engage these student athletes in a leadership curriculum. We believe that our student athletes are members of the community first and football players second.
By developing the character of our players we believe they will become life-long contributing members of the community.
Power Point Slide Presentations
Since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for.
Field of Honor
You are not forgotten
This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of the brave men and woman and to the sacrifices each made in serving this country.
Dedicated October 4, 2014
This week-end the Mansfield Football Team distributed over 80 turkeys to Mansfield veterans as a thank-you for their service to our country. They also extended an invitation to be their guest at the annual Thanksgiving football game, including a sideline pass.
Among the recipients was Walter Gilbert: (See photo)
The military career of Mansfield's Walter Gilbert, 89, is highly decorated.
He has earned 17 medals in total that include a Silver Star (the military's third highest honor) and two Purple Hearts,
the Legion of Order medallion, the highest distinction of military honor in France.
Mansfield High School Football Program
Provide student athletes an enjoyable, rewarding experience in athletics that also allows them to develop
skills and values that will afford them the opportunity to be successful, contributing members of the 21st century society.
We consider ourselves a "college prep" program on and off the field and we will do everything we
can to prepare your son to be accepted to a competitive college or university of his choice and,
if interested, to continue his playing career on the college level.
Win with class, lose with dignity, but never surrender!
Attentive, involved and respectful in the classroom.
Conscientious in completing assignments and preparing for evaluations.
Long-term preparation to earn a college degree and pursue a rewarding career.
Goal: Pass all classes and earn Honor roll status (team goal 80%)
Accept the challenges and responsibilities of leadership.
Be enthusiastic role models for younger student athletes by example.
Become involved in school and community activities.
Volunteer your time to help others who are less able or less fortunate.
Example: Volunteer for leaf raking for the elderly, Relay for Life, Student Gov't.
Develop an appreciation for hard work, preparation and commitment.
Compete with your best effort and intensity, but always with sportsmanship.
Build teamwork skills and the ability to work toward goals with others.
Represent the school and community with pride and class in all areas.
Team unity is most important in times of adversity!
Under Coach Redding (1988-present)
State Division Two Championship
In 2013 Mansfield won the first true state championship
and was consensus number one team in Massachusetts
by all major news outlets.
Seven Super Bowl
1992: 1994: 1996: 2003:
2004: 2010: 2013
Hockomock League Champs
1989, 1992, 1994, 1996
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
Mansfield Football Media/Fan Guide
Click on image to read book
Includes records, history & statistics
In the past MHS has played:
ARCHBISHOP STEPINAC (NY) 7-42
DUNBAR (MD) 29-26
AQUINAS INSTITUTE (NY) 05-32
CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC (CA) 35-00
CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY (NY) 31-26
HOLY CROSS (NY) 28-00
KEENE (N.H.) 34-00
NORWICH FREE ACADEMY (CT) 30-06
ST. EDWARD'S (OHIO) 17-28
Mansfield Gridiron History
Sports Hall of Fame
Check here for complete details
Nomination should be sent to PO Box 481, Mansfield, MA 02048 (c/o Gridiron Club).
Gridiron Club of Mansfield
Football History Site
In Memory of Coach Al DeSimone
Thanksgiving is still special in Mansfield!
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Or mail to:
Gridiron Club of Mansfield
PO Box 481
Mansfield MA 02048
Mansfield Gridiron Club
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