Sunday, November 25, 2012
A recap of Thanksgiving football action in the Hockomock League.
If anything, Thanksgiving once again proved how exciting and unpredictable the Hockomock League can be. The League's two playoff teams both lost; Stoughton and Mansfield's long Thanksgiving win streaks were snapped, while Oliver Ames extended its streak; the King Philip/Franklin and Stoughton/Canton games came down to the wire, with the KP/Franklin game being decided in the final seconds, and with Stoughton/Canton being decided in overtime, and Foxborough orchestrated a second-half comeback vs. Mansfield. The other games were blowouts. Thanksgiving marked the end of the season for nine of the teams in the league, but Mansfield (Division 2) and Sharon (Division 3) will head to the postseason, playing in a semifinal game Tuesday night, …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A recap of Week 8 football action in the Hockomock League.
While one of the Hockomock League's divisions has a somewhat clear playoff picture, the other is chaotic and wide-open, of course setting up what should be a thrilling final three weeks of the season. After week 8, Sharon, Stoughton and Foxborough have the most realistic path to a Davenport Division (small schools) title and with it a Division 3 playoff berth. The division title is based on a team's four-game division record at season's end. At 2-0 in division play, Sharon is in the driver's seat and Stoughton and Foxborough, both at 2-1, are right behind. Sharon has a head to head win over Stoughton and Stoughton has a head to head win over Foxborough. Sharon and Foxborough play Nov. 10. With Mansfield and Franklin both losing in week 8…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
A recap of Week 7 football action in the Hockomock League.
Heading into week 7, it was fair to say King Philip and Stoughton, both undefeated, were the favorites in the Hockomock League's Kelly-Rex and Davenport Divisions, respectively. But after a crazy Saturday of Hockomock League football, filled with upsets and shootouts, new favorites have emerged. Canton had a week 7 bye, but all the other teams had division games, which meant all games had direct playoff implications. The division winners from the Davenport and Kelly-Rex advance to the postseason. In the Davenport, Stoughton fell at Sharon, 16-14, after Sean Asnes scored the game-winning touchdown with 11 seconds left. The win put Sharon in the Davenport driver's seat with a perfect 2-0 record. Stoughton is 1-1. Foxborough, meanwhile …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A recap of Week 6 football action in the Hockomock League.
Hockomock League play continued in week 6 (with the exception of Franklin). Division play resumes in week 7. Recaps, standings, star players and a week 7 schedule are below. Week 6 Recap Stoughton 12, North Attleboro 7 Foxborough 17, Attleboro 14 Oliver Ames 22, Taunton 21 King Philip 43, Sharon 0 Mansfield 34, Canton 14 Franklin 27, Westhill (CT) 13 Week 6 Stars Standings (based on division record) Davenport (Small Schools) Kelly-Rex (Large Schools) Division Record Division Record Stoughton (6-0) 1-0 King Philip (6-0) Sharon (5-1) Oliver Ames (5-1) Foxborough (4-2) Canton (1-4) Week 7 Schedule Friday, October 19: Saturday, October 20: Canton has a bye in week 7. ***
Sunday, October 7, 2012
A recap of Week 5 football action in the Hockomock League.
Week 5 marked the start of division play, with the exception of Oliver Ames. Recaps, standings and a week 6 schedule are below. Week 5 Recap Stoughton 20, Foxborough 0 Sharon 21, Canton 14 Mansfield 21, Attleboro 19 King Philip 35, Taunton 7 Franklin 20, North Attleboro 13 Oliver Ames 28, Pembroke 6 Standings Davenport (Small Schools) Kelly-Rex (Large Schools) Stoughton (5-0) 1-0 King Philip (5-0) Sharon (5-0) Oliver Ames (4-1) Foxborough (3-2) Canton (1-3) Week 6 Schedule Friday, October 12: Saturday, October 13:
Sunday, September 30, 2012
A recap of Week 4 football action in the Hockomock League.
Week 4 Recap Stoughton 25, Mansfield 6 Despite upsetting host Mansfield 8-0 last season, the pundits did not give Stoughton much of a chance in the rematch this year, but the Black Knight players didn't write their team off and came away with a dominating victory against Mansfield Friday in Stoughton. Led by a defense which forced four turnovers and shutdown a potent Mansfield offense and thanks to four rushing touchdowns from fullback Frankie Morris, Stoughton (4-0) jumped out to a 25-0 lead and beat the Hornets (2-2) in a rain-soaked affair. Click here for a full recap. Foxborough 21, North Attleboro 0 Foxborough beat North Attleboro at home Friday night, for its first win in the series between the Hockomock rivals since 2009. On defense…
Saturday, September 29, 2012
In a game few predicted the Stoughton High football team could win, the Black Knights improve to 4-0 after beating Mansfield 25-6 Friday at home. Check out the media gallery for photos and video interviews with the players.
Photos in the media gallery by Fran Leonard. *** Led by a defense which forced four turnovers and shutdown a potent Mansfield offense and thanks to four rushing touchdowns from fullback Frankie Morris, the Stoughton High football team beat Mansfield 25-6 Friday night at home in a rain-soaked affair. "I'm not calling a game off unless there's lightning," Stoughton head coach Greg Burke said. "This is why football is the greatest game on Earth - you play in this stuff, you don't take days off." With the win, Stoughton is now 4-0, while Hockomock League foe Mansfield falls to 2-2. Burke praised his "spunky" roster and said he was pleased with his team's tackling, ball security and senior leadership. Most of all, he was glad the team improved …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Friday Night LIVE, Week 4, Sept. 28: Bringing you live coverage of the Stoughton/Mansfield, Foxborough/North Attleboro, Canton/Attleboro high school football games.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Welcome to the Patch Hockomock League football live blog. With the exception of King Philip, league play begins this week for the Hockomock's other schools. The Patch editors in Stoughton, Foxborough, Attleboro and Wrentham (King Philip) will be bringing you updates from: With this live blog you can interact with us and send us game photos. No need for scoreboard watching...Patch has you covered. The live blog will be posted, right here, embedded in this article prior to kickoff. So bookmark this page and return Friday evening to follow all the action.. In the meantime, catch up with what happened last week around the gridiron in the Hockomock League: Hockomock League Football Recap: 8 Teams Win in Week 3
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Stoughton, coming off a 27-7 victory in its home opener vs. Pembroke, hosts Mansfield this Friday night. It is the first meeting between the two teams since Stoughton upset the then defending Division 2 Super Bowl Champions 8-0 in Mansfield last September
With the Stoughton High football team's 27-7 win over Pembroke last Friday to improve to 3-0 on the season, Stoughton Patch will look at some key factors contributing to the win and look ahead to this Friday's contest, a home tilt against Hockomock League foe Mansfield (2-1) at 7 p.m. 1. Turnovers - The Black Knights continue to take good care of the football only coughing up the football once in each game in the three games so far this young season, for a total of three giveaways. A factor that has haunted the Knights in season's pasts, is one that is giving the Knights an advantage every time out on the field so far in 2012. Meanwhile, on defense, Stoughton has forced 12 turnovers through three games (7 interceptions, 5 fumble recoveries…
Sunday, September 23, 2012
A recap of Week 3 football action in the Hockomock League.
Through three weeks of the season, six teams are still undefeated - Stoughton, Oliver Ames and Sharon in the Davenport Division and King Philip, North Attleboro and Attleboro in the Kelly-Rex. In the Davenport, Oliver Ames has the highest scoring offense (100 points, through three weeks, including 86 in the last two) and Stoughton has the top defense (allowing just 20 points through three weeks, and just 7 in the last two). In the Kelly-Rex, Attleboro has the highest scoring offense (97 points in three games) and King Philip has the top defense (23 points allowed in three games). After three weeks of non-league play, league play for all teams, except King Philip, starts in week 4 (scroll to the bottom for the week 4 schedule). Week 3 Recap…