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.
As of right now, the game will be played on Alumni Field on Thursday morning at 10:00 am on Nov. 22nd,
but we are waiting on a possible invitation to potentially move the game to Fenway Park on Tuesday or Wednesday.
I am not sure when that decision will be made, but it should be sometime soon.
It's that time of year again
Get out the clubs!
Click on image for website.
Ladies and Gentleman,
The Mansfield Gridiron Club will be holding its annual golf tournament Friday August 10th
at Olde Scotland Links in Bridgewater.
This year is special, as we will be celebrating our 35th anniversary of the Gridiron Golf Tournament.
The golf tournament continues to be the largest fundraiser for Mansfield Football...so your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Please find attached the detailed invitation and registration form.
2018 Golf Invitation.pdf updated link to 2018
Direct link to sign up and pay
2018 Golf Tournament Sponsor Sheet.pdf
Please complete and return as soon as possible to secure a foursome(s) or your spot as an individual player.
We welcome players of all abilities and if you can’t make it that day or aren’t a big golfer there are plenty of opportunities to help out with hole sponsorships, donations to the raffle table and/or the live auction or perhaps join the committee and become a bigger part of your son’s football experience.
If you plan to play, please respond back at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can direct any questions to either Kristin Fichera at email@example.com
or Mark Schafer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your support.
Meet the 2018 Mansfield Football Captains
Left to right: Philip Dinov, Aidan Sacco, Chris Copponi and Daenin Walker
Hunter Ferreira and Will Shield have been invited to play in the annual Shriners All-Star Classic Football Game
June 22nd, 2018
7pm Bentley University
175 Forest St, Waltham MA
Information about a new helmet being introduced
Congratulations to Hunter Ferreira on receiving MA State Coaches Super 26 All-State Award at Lantana’s!
Hunter with family and friends!
2017 Super 26 All-State Team.
Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association selects its own All-State Team.
Players must be nominated by their head coach to be considered by the committee.
The MHSFCA began selecting this team in 1996 and the sub-committee is chaired by Lincoln-Sudbury head coach, Tom Lopez.
The rest of the committee is David Driscoll of Dighton Rehoboth (retired), Steve Allesso of Minnechaug, Vin Joseph of Medfield (retired),
Brian Chamberlain of Braintree and Ray Cosenza of Fitchburg (retired).
The banquet and awards presented are co-sponsored by the MHSFCA and the Gridiron Club of Boston.
A collection of old photos from the 80's taken by Mr. Redding
Youth Summer Camp
Dates are set for our 30th Annual Youth Football Camp
to be held at Mansfield High School's Alumni Field for students entering grades 4-9.
We will move back to our normal week during the 3rd week of July from July 16th-July 19th.
Brochure is attached.
Information and application form
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
Players of the Week
Foxboro (28-20) JIMMY'S PUB
1st MHS Football Player in School History to be named to
Hockomock League All-Star team for 3 consecutive years
2nd Player in School History to be named Hock All-Star as Sophomore
Honorable Mention: Joe Cox
Hockomock.com Top 5 Selections
Underclassman of the Year
|Mansfield sophomore Vinnie Holmes has been selected as the |
2017 HockomockSports.com Football Underclassman of the Year,
given to the top freshman or sophomore in the league.
Holmes jumped into the
starting lineup at linebacker
this fall and proceeded to set a new Hornets record with 108 tackles in 10 games this season.
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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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