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2020 Hockomock Leage Kelly-Rex Division Champions

Defending Division Two State Champions

Mansfield is undefeated in 16 games over two years vs. Mass. teams

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Congratulations T. J. Guy

TJ Guy
on being named the Defensive Player of the Year for the state of Massachusetts by the MA State Football Coaches Association!
A great honor for this young man and we wish him the best of luck playing for the University of Michigan!

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Mansfield will open their football season on 9/10/2021 with a trip to St John’s of Shrewsbury to play the Pioneers.
First match up of these teams since a great battle in 2013 Super Bowl at Gillette.
2013 Season recap: Link

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We're back

Youth Camp
Summer Youth Football Camp
Youth Camp
FEE OF $99.00 PER PERSON INCLUDES FOUR DAYS OF INSTRUCTION
AND AN OFFICIAL MHS FOOTBALL T-SHIRT IF REGISTERED BY JUNE 25TH
FAMILY RATE OF $160.00 FOR TWO OR MORE CAMPERS
PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: MICHAEL D. REDDING
OR PAYPAL TO: nmf1212@yahoo.com OR VENMO: @Michael-Redding-23
Link to camp
registration form
Click here
Camp dates;
Monday, July 19th to Thursday, July 22nd
for students entering grades 4-9.
Youth camp


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2020 Mansfield Football Recognition Night

Congratulations to all!

"NICK ROSSI" MOST VALUABLE PLAYER:
Gill
CINCERE GILL
"MIKE JULIAN" MOST IMPROVED PLAYER:
Comer
ANTHONY COMER
GRIDIRON CLUB OF MANSFIELD
"AL DESIMONE" GOLD HELMET AWARD
AND
...THE BURLSWORTH CHARACTER AWARD FOR CHARACTER,
LEADERSHIP AND SPORTSMANSHIP IN HONOR OF BRANDON BURLSWORTH

McCoy
JAKE MCCOY
"MATTHEW O’LEARY" SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:
Bertolino
NICK BERTOLINO
"HENRY PIASECKI" AWARD OF LOYALTY:
Weber
SEAN WEBER


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2020 Mansfield Football Scholarships

Congratulations to all!

IN HONOR OF STEVEN CONROY;
Boen
MATTY BOEN
IN HONOR OF NANCY KITCHEN;
Knowlton
EVERETT KNOWLTON
IN HONOR OF AL DESIMONE;
DiGiovanni
ANDREW DIGIOVANNI
MATTHEW ZONGHETTI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Holmes
NICO HOLMES


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Hockomock League All-Stars

2020 season

Nick Bertolino
POW
Linebacker
Anthony Comer
POW
Running back/D back
Cincere Gill
POW
Running back/D back
TJ Guy
League MVP for the Kelly-Rex Division
POW
Defensive line
Nico Holmes
POW
Linebacker/RB
Jake McCoy
POW
Offensive line


Honorable Mention

Everett Knowlton
POW
Tight end


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Sun Chronicle All-Stars

Nick Bertolino, Nico Holmes, Cincere Gill, Anthony Comer,
Jake McCoy, T.J. Guy, Everett Knowlton,and Mark DeGirolamo

Honerable Mention;
Matty Boen, Joe Forte, Sean Weber,
Jake Wall, Zander Holmes and Braeden Veno.


Boston Herald All-Scholastic

T.J. Guy (Repeat selection), Jake McCoy, Cincere Gill.

Boston Globe All-Scholastic

T.J. Guy, Nico Holmes

Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association

Website
2020 Super 26 All-State Team (played in the Fall-2 Season)
Congratulations to Mansfield senior football players Jake McCoy and TJ Guy on being selected.

TBA-SHRINER’S ALL-STAR GAME ROSTER



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Junior Varsity Awards

Johnson
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
COLTON JOHNSON
Cruz
COACH’S AWARD
PEDRO CRUZ
Foley
OFFENSIVE MVP
TREVOR FOLEY
Devlin
DEFENSIVE MVP
AIDAN DEVLIN


Freshman Awards

Cardosa
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
NICK CARDOSA
Smith
OFFENSIVE MVP
TOMMY SMITH
Bolduc
DEFENSIVE MVP
WYATT BOLDUC
Butler
TEAM MVP
BRIAN BUTLER


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Meet the 2021 Mansfield Football Captains

DeGirolamo
MARK DEGIROLAMO
Fichera
JAMES FICHERA
Forte
JOE FORTE
Holmes
ZANDER HOLMES


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College Commitments

Congratulations T. J. Guy

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

TJ Guy
School link

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Congratulations Everett Knowlton

He will be continuing his educational and athletic career at Endicott College.
Endicott
School link

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Congratulations Andrew DiGiovanni

He will be continuing his educational and athletic career at Nichols College.
Nichols
School link

Congratulations Jake McCoy

He will be continuing his educational and athletic career at Assumption College.
Assumption
School link

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Congratulations Nico Holmes

He will be continuing his educational and athletic career at Worchester State.
Worchester State
School link

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Congratulations Jack Colby

He will be continuing his educational and athletic career at Salve Regina.
Salve
School link



2020 Schedule

Franklin 49-07
Milford 20-7
King Philip 28-0
Attleboro 26-0
Taunton 34-0
Marshfield 12-9

Composite Schedule
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A new "Greatest game" has been added
Link

2021 Non-league opponents

Mansfield Football will play at N. Attleboro on Friday, 9/17/2021 as this great rivalry resumes!
This will be the 89th meeting of the schools that began in 1921!
2021 Non-League Schedule:
9/10 At St. John's Shrewsbury 7:00 pm
9/17 At North Attleboro 7:00 pm
9/24 Stoughton at Home 7:00 pm

2020 Offensive Stats

Season Stats
Photo links

My Photo Collections

Kara Colby's Photos

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2020 Roster
link

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Coach Redding's Bio
link


Marshfield Game

Photos by Kara Colby

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Page Links

2020 Record Book(new)
(link)
Weight Room web site
Link
2020 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




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Peter DeGirolamo

Peter... PD logo

Hornets are proud and honored to wear the initials of Peter DeGirolamo on their helmets
this season to honor the life of one of Mansfield’s finest.
He would do anything to help others and this season we play in his honor!
A Hall of Famer on and off the field!

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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
.

Eight Super Bowl

Championships

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

Total of 12 Super Bowl Apperances

17 Hockomock League Championships


1989, 1992, 1994, 1996
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
2012, 2013, 2018, 2019
2020





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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)







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

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