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Great American Rivalry

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.
Coach Redding


It's that time of year again

Get out the clubs!

Olde Scotland Links
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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 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
You can direct any questions to either Kristin Fichera at or Mark Schafer at
Thank you in advance for your support.

Meet the 2018 Mansfield Football Captains

2018 Captains
Left to right: Philip Dinov, Aidan Sacco, Chris Copponi and Daenin Walker


Shriners logo

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 link

Allstar.... Allstar


Information about a new helmet being introduced

Vicis Link


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
Old Photos


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

Under construction
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

POW Chris Copponi
POW Phil Sloan
POW Phil Dinov
Special Team
POW Mahki Baskin
POW Chris Graham
POW Shawn Richards

All-League Selections


Hunter Ferreira

1st MHS Football Player in School History to be named to
Hockomock League All-Star team for 3 consecutive years
Danny DeGirolamo
Will Shield
Vinny Holmes
2nd Player in School History to be named Hock All-Star as Sophomore
Honorable Mention: Joe Cox
.. Top 5 Selections


Danny DeGirolamo

Running Back
Hunter Ferreira
Wide Receiver
Will Shield
Offensive Line
Jareme DiLorenzo
Defensive Line
Vinny Holmes
Line Backers
Khristian Connner
Defensive back
Michael DeBolt
Special Teams
Vinny Holmes
Underclassman of the Year
Mansfield sophomore Vinnie Holmes has been selected as the
2017 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.


Table of Contents:


Our 2017 Photo album

Foxboro games
Junior Varsity
Pre and Post game link fixed

2017 Season

Older Game Photos
Meet the 2017 Senior team
Senior players
2017 Membership
2017 composite schedule
2017 Team Roster
Individual head & shoulders 2017
2017 Freshman page
Friday evening after Thanksgiving the annual Hall of Fame banquet
was held at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield.

Web site


Photos from the Foxboro Game

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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.

Power Point Slide Presentations

Slide presentation

Setting goals

Slide presentation

Field of Honor




You are not forgotten
Since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for.
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

Mansfield Veterans

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.
Walter's Bio

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.


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.

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

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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

Seven Super Bowl


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

Hockomock League Champs

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


Mansfield Football Media/Fan Guide

Click on image to read book

Includes records, history & statistics

Road Warriors

In the past MHS has played:

DUNBAR (MD) 29-26
KEENE (N.H.) 34-00


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).
Nomination form

Gridiron Club of Mansfield

Football History Site

In Memory of Coach Al DeSimone



Thanksgiving is still special in Mansfield!


Table of contents


Super Bowl Years
1992 season
1994 Season
1996 season
2003 Season
2004 Season
2010 Season
2013 Season

Greatest games
Hall of Fame (Football)
Hall of Fame (New)
MA Super Bowl
Super Bowl years


Guide book
Town web site
Two point decision
Weight room
Membership list

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

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