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Mansfield Football 2019

Team Photo

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Notice

The January Gridiron meeting will be 1/22.
Mansfield High School
6:00 PM in room 144

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2020 YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP

Sign up early. We expect a large turnout.
Registration and information

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The recap of our 2019 season has been added to the "Super Bowl" years.
2019 season
link
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Congratulations Coach Mike Redding

Coach of the Year

Gridiron Club of Boston Coach of the Year
Dinner to be held Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Lantana's

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2019 Football Banquet

Holiday Inn, Mansfield MA

Photo Link

Awards:
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
2020 Captains

ELECTED 2020 SEASON CAPTAINS: L to R: Jake McCoy, Nick Bertolino, Nico Holmes, T. J. Guy

THANKSGIVING AWARDS;

D. CURRIVAN THANKSGIVING DAY M.V.P.: MIKE DEBOLT
MATTHEW MCCUE THANKSGIVING DAY LINEMAN AWARD: NOAH JELLENIK

AWARDS TBA

SUN CHRONICLE ALL-STAR TEAM: TBA; HONORABLE MENTION: TBA
SHRINER’S ALL-STAR GAME CLASSIC: ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY/FEBRUARY
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Division Two State Champion

Trophy
Harry Agganis bio

Mansfield 41 Lincolin-Sudbury 0

This game has been added to the greatest games list

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Congratulations Coach Redding

New England Patriots Coach of the Week
For the win over Foxborough on Thanksgiving (22-12)

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Photo ID: (L to R) Vinnie Holmes, Jason Comeau, Coach Redding, Andre Tippett, Nick Marciano, Mike DeBolt and Jack Moussette

Press release

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Mansfield 22 Foxborough 12

Trophy

Photo link

Pre & Post game photos

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Players of the Week

Lincoln-Sudbury Game (41-0)

Sponsor: Jimmy's Pub and Restaurant

POW
Jason Comeau
MVP
POW
Everett Knowlton
Offense
POW
Mahki Baskin
Defense
POW
Ethan Thevenot
Special Teams
POW
Jake McCoy
Lineman
POW
Tommy McCoy
Pride


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
Congratulations!

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Congratulations

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)
Mike ... Vinnie


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Hockomock League, Hockomock".COM", Globe and Herald All-Stars

Vinny
Globe DII Player of the Year
League, .com, Globe, Herald
Sr Vinny Holmes
(3 yr selection)
(Kelly-Rex Division MVP)
Nick
League, .com
Sr Nick Marciano
Mike
League, .com, Globe, Herald
Sr Mike DeBolt
Jason
League, .com, Globe
Sr Jason Comeau
T. J.
League, .com, Herald
Jr TJ Guy
(2 yr selection)
Cincere
League, .com
Jr Cincere Gill
Jack
League
Sr Jack Moussette
(Honorable Mention)
Mahki
League.com
Sr. Mahki Baskin
Chris
League.com
Sr. Chris Graham
Coach Redding
Hockomock.com
Coach of the Year
Coach Redding


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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)

"Kick It!"

Alex's
Michael DeBolt a senior and member of the football team
has set up a website to raise money to help fight pediatric cancer.
Mike DeBolt

2019 Schedule

Get the results of our opponents games
(Link)
updated to include non-playoff games
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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

Mansfield Football Team

in front of

The Word of Life Mural

on the campus of Notre Dame

AKA "Touchdown Jesus"

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2019 Seniors

Seniors

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Photo Day

2019 Football Captains

Captains w coach
Left to right: #4 Mike DeBolt,#26 Nick Marciano, #72 Jason Comeau, coach Redding,
kneeling #22 Vinnie Holmes and #13 Jack Moussette



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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

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.
Thanksgiving
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.
The 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
Attn: Tellers

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
.

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 2018 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)







Email:Dave Redding
Or mail to:
Gridiron Club of Mansfield
PO Box 481
Mansfield MA 02048

Mansfield Gridiron Club
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