The January Gridiron meeting will be 1/22.
Mansfield High School
6:00 PM in room 144
2020 YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP
Sign up early. We expect a large turnout.
Registration and information
The recap of our 2019 season has been added to the "Super Bowl" years.
Congratulations Coach Mike Redding
Gridiron Club of Boston Coach of the YearDinner to be held Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Lantana's
2019 Football Banquet
Holiday Inn, Mansfield MA
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD: VINNY HOLMES
GRIDIRON CLUB GOLD HELMET AWARD: NICK MARCIANO
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD: ANDREW COWLES
COACH’S SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: JACK MOUSSETTE
AWARD OF LOYALTY: JOSEPH PLATH
HOCKOMOCK LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM: VINNY HOLMES, TJ GUY, MIKE DEBOLT, JASON COMEAU, NICK MARCIANO, CINCERE GILL, HON MENTION: JACK MOUSSETTE
HOCKOMOCK SPORTS.COM ALL-STAR: VINNY HOLMES, TJ GUY, MIKE DEBOLT, JASON COMEAU, NICK MARCIANO, CINCERE GILL, MAHKI BASKIN, CHRIS GRAHAM
BOSTON GLOBE ALL-SCHOLASTIC: VINNY HOLMES, JASON COMEAU, MIKE DEBOLT
BOSTON HERALD ALL-SCHOLASTIC: VINNY HOLMES, TJ GUY, MIKE DEBOLT
GRIDIRON CLUB COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS:
"IN MEMORY OF MR. STEVE CONROY": LONG-TIME SUPPORTER OF MANSFIELD FOOTBALL"; DANNY RAPOZA
"IN MEMBORY OF MR. AL DESIMONE": FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF GRIDIRON CLUB"; PADEN PALANZA
"IN MEMORY OF MS. NANCY KITCHEN": LONG-TIME ATHLETIC SECRETARY AT MANSFIELD HS"; TOMMY MCCOY
"IN MEMORY OF GREG DONAHUE": FORMER OUTSTANDING STUDENT-ATHLETE AT MHS; BRIAN ROCKWELL
LINEMAN GRAVEDIGGER AWARD: JAKE McCOY
ELECTED 2020 SEASON CAPTAINS: L to R: Jake McCoy, Nick Bertolino, Nico Holmes, T. J. Guy
D. CURRIVAN THANKSGIVING DAY M.V.P.: MIKE DEBOLT
MATTHEW MCCUE THANKSGIVING DAY LINEMAN AWARD: NOAH JELLENIK
SUN CHRONICLE ALL-STAR TEAM: TBA; HONORABLE MENTION: TBA
SHRINER’S ALL-STAR GAME CLASSIC: ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY/FEBRUARY
Division Two State Champion
Harry Agganis bio
Mansfield 41 Lincolin-Sudbury 0
This game has been added to the greatest games
Congratulations Coach Redding
New England Patriots Coach of the Week
For the win over Foxborough on Thanksgiving (22-12)
Photo ID: (L to R) Vinnie Holmes, Jason Comeau, Coach Redding, Andre Tippett, Nick Marciano, Mike DeBolt and Jack Moussette
Mansfield 22 Foxborough 12
Pre & Post game photos
Players of the Week
Lincoln-Sudbury Game (41-0)
Sponsor: Jimmy's Pub and Restaurant
Ed note: LaSalle(#1 District 8) played Washington HS of Massillon, OH(#1 District 5)
For the Division Two Ohio State Championship
Game was played at the Canton Hall of Fame Stadium
LaSalle won 34-17
Boston Globe Division 2 Players of the Week
Week #10 Natick game(11/15/19)
Mike DeBolt #4 — The senior kicker was 3 for 3 on field goals of 25, 21 and 28 yards,
and added an extra point too boot, in the Hornets’ 22-3 in the D2 South final.
Vinnie Holmes #22 — The Hornets will be seeking the program’s fourth Super Bowl* since 2010 thanks in large part to the play of this senior back,
who rushed for one touchdown and picked up 130 yards on the ground in the South final against Natick.
Correction; *Eight Super Bowl (Div. III 1992: 1994: 1996: 2003: Div. II 2004: 2010: 2013)
Hockomock League, Hockomock".COM", Globe and Herald All-Stars
Globe DII Player of the Year
League, .com, Globe, Herald
Sr Vinny Holmes
(3 yr selection)
(Kelly-Rex Division MVP)
Sr Nick Marciano
League, .com, Globe, Herald
Sr Mike DeBolt
League, .com, Globe
Sr Jason Comeau
League, .com, Herald
Jr TJ Guy
(2 yr selection)
Jr Cincere Gill
Sr Jack Moussette
Sr. Mahki Baskin
Sr. Chris Graham
Coach of the Year
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.
Michael DeBolt a senior and member of the football team
has set up a website to raise money to help fight pediatric cancer.
Get the results of our opponents games
updated to include non-playoff games
A new "Greatest game" has been added
2019 Final Stats
2019 totals (12 games)(PDF) Link
2019 totals (12 games)(PDF) Link
with links to player photos
Coach Redding's Bio
Mansfield Football Team
in front of
The Word of Life Mural
on the campus of Notre Dame
AKA "Touchdown Jesus"
2019 Football Captains
Left to right: #4 Mike DeBolt,#26 Nick Marciano, #72 Jason Comeau, coach Redding,
kneeling #22 Vinnie Holmes and #13 Jack Moussette
Photos by Kara Colby
2018 Record Book
Weight Room web site
2019 Freshman page
Map of school area
Mansfield Town Website
Two point decision
Mansfield Hall of Fame
Photos for 2019
2019 Football Season Photos
Photos from Kara Colby
LaSalle Game photos
Thank you Shelley Rapoza for the great action photos!
Our family photo album from the trip
A collection of old photos from the 80's
taken by Mr. Redding
Shelly Rapoza photos
Older game photos
Super Bowl years
Super Bowl games
Remembering Matt Zonghetti
Matt Zonghetti Dedication
There was a dedication to Matt Zonghetti before the BC game with a Live Like Z
banner being displayed on the press box and a permanent plaque
will also be on the press box to honor Matt's life.
Matt's family was there before the game to be recognized and receive a check
from the Gridiron Club of Mansfield for the scholarship fund.
team will also wear Matt's initials and jersey number on their helmets
this season and our game program is dedicated to Matt as well.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 #.
This from the Zonghetti family
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.
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!
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.
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.
Eight Super Bowl
1992: 1994: 1996: 2003:
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
Nomination should be sent to PO Box 481, Mansfield, MA 02048 (c/o Gridiron Club).
Football Record Book
Our 2018 Record book has been updated
Gridiron Club of Mansfield
Football History Site
In Memory of Coach Al DeSimone
Thanksgiving is still special in Mansfield!