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“Equality” sticker added to helmets
New helmet
Captains of the Mansfield High football team, posing with the team’s new helmets,
left to right, TJ Guy, Nick Bertolino, Nico Holmes and Jack McCoy.
(Photo courtesy Mansfield Public Schools)

Superintendent Teresa Murphy and Athletic Director/Football Coach Mike Redding are pleased to announce that the Mansfield High School football team will be sporting the word “Equality” on their helmets during the upcoming fall season. “As an organization, we are focused on supporting members of our community who do not have equal access and opportunity,”
Athletic Director Redding said. “These decals are one way for us to show that support and promote equality as one of the core values of our school community.”
Complete press release:
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Meet the 2020/21 Mansfield Football Captains

2020 Captains

L to R: Jake McCoy, Nick Bertolino, Nico Holmes, T. J. Guy
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Mansfield moves back into the #2 spot for Top Teams of the 21st Century
in Massachusetts with an overall winning percentage of 81.2%,
second only to Everett High School.


Congratulations on being ranked #13 in the Final Poll of the 2019 Prep Nation
Northeast Regional Rankings. This includes all high school teams from all
divisions from 9 different states in the Northeast. Mansfield is one of only 7
public high schools ranked in the Top 15 in the Northeast.
(List)

Congratulations T. J. Guy

"TJ' has committed to continue his education and football career at the University of Michigan

TJ Guy

2020/21 Schedule

Home games
Fri 3/12/21 5:30 PM
Franklin @ MHS (L)
Fri 4/16/21 6:00 PM
Attleboro @ MHS (L)
Sat 4/24/21 10:00 AM
Foxborough @ MHS (NL)
(Link under construction)
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A new "Greatest game" has been added
Link

2019 Final Stats

Defensive stats
2019 totals (12 games)(PDF) Link
Offensive stats
2019 totals (12 games)(PDF) Link
2019 Roster
with links to player photos
link

Coach Redding's Bio
link

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Lincoln-Sudbury Game

Photos by Kara Colby

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Page Links

2018 Record Book
(link)
Weight Room web site
Link
2019 Freshman page
link
Guide Book
link
Map of school area
link
Mansfield Town Website
link
Two point decision
link
Greatest games
link
Mansfield Hall of Fame
link
Mansfield/Foxboro history
link
Photos for 2019
2019 Football Season Photos
Link
Photos from Kara Colby
Photo link
LaSalle Game photos
Photo link
Thank you Shelley Rapoza for the great action photos!
Our family photo album from the trip
(Link)
A collection of old photos from the 80's
taken by Mr. Redding

Old Photos
Shelly Rapoza photos
link
Older game photos
link
Super Bowl years
link
Super Bowl games

1992
link
1994
link
1996
link
2003
link

2004
link
2010
link
2013
link
2019
link




Remembering Matt Zonghetti

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Matt Zonghetti Dedication

Photos

Matt's Memorial bench

A note from the Zonghetti family Matthew Zonghetti Memorial

bench....bench

KINDNESS, GOODNESS, THOUGHTFULNESS.
Last night (9/28/2020), to continue to honor Matt's legacy, a beautiful bench, overlooking Alumni Field, was installed.
Jane Maher, with the help of Mike Redding, Mary Watkins and Michael Trowbridge led the charge to gain approval for the bench.
MHS's Physical Education department brought the bench to its location and Chris Colby with the help of his family installed the concrete pad and the bench.
The bench is perfect. The location is perfect. Matt is proud.
Thank you to those mentioned above and to so many of you who helped to fund the bench.
We say it so often.... we live in such an incredible and caring town whose residents continue to support us by keeping Matt's memory alive. #LiveLikeZ

Mattt tragically lost his life in an avalanche while skiing in New Mexico.

Also, Taos Ski Valley as named a ski run in honor of Matt.

Matthew C. Zonghetti Scholarship Fund
Please make checks payable to the "Matthew C. Zonghetti Scholarship Fund".
Mail to; Mansfield Bank, 80 North Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
Attn: Tellers

Matt and parents
Matt with his parents after his Thanksgiving game.

Live Like Z Foundation

A fundraiser for the Z foundation.
A donation of ANY amount gets a decal. Donations can be made via Venmo to Diane-Mcguire-4 or to paypal using ladydi717@hotmail.com.
Please put “MZSF” and a home address and I will mail (or deliver to mailbox) the decals.
If there is more than one decal needed please stipulate #.
Z

This from the Zonghetti family
PDF link



Heros corner

MANSFIELD -- The Gridiron Club dedicated what it is calling a "Salute to Service" at the high school football field Sept. 14.
The structure includes seven flag poles with flags from the various military services as well as the American flag.
Located in the west end of the football field, it will be called "Hero's Corner."
Photos from the event.

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Mansfield High School Football Program
Mission statement

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.

Academics:

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%)

Citizenship:

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.

Athletics:

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.

Win with class, lose with dignity, but never surrender!
Team unity is most important in times of adversity!


Leadership Training

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.




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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
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Eight Super Bowl

Championships

Div. III
1992: 1994: 1996: 2003:
Div. II
2004: 2010: 2013: 2019

Total of 12 Super Bowl Apperances

16 Hockomock League Championships


1989, 1992, 1994, 1996
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
2012, 2013, 2018, 2019




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Road Warriors

In the past MHS has played:

LASALLE ACADEMY (Ohio) 16-38
FOXBORO (Fenway Park) 33-35 3OT
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


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Sports Hall of Fame

Check here for complete details




Nomination should be sent to PO Box 481, Mansfield, MA 02048 (c/o Gridiron Club).
Nomination form

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Football Record Book

Our 2019 Record book has been updated
(PDF link)

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Gridiron Club of Mansfield

Football History Site

In Memory of Coach Al DeSimone


(Link)

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Thanksgiving is still special in Mansfield!

(Link)







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