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Brett Favre to begin his new, exciting career as an assistant coach at a Mississippi prep school

By David Brandt, AP Sports Writer

Brett Favre is returning to football — as an assistant high school coach in Mississippi.

His agent, Bus Cook, told The Associated Press Friday that Favre will work at Oak Grove High School this fall “to help out in some capacity, but I’m not sure exactly what his role will be.”

The school is near the former NFL quarterback’s home in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald reported that Favre, 42, is expected to be the offensive coordinator. Oak Grove head coach Nevil Barr told the AP he has talked about a possible role for Favre on the coaching staff, though a job title hasn’t been defined. Favre has helped at Oak Grove in an unofficial capacity in previous years

I can totally see his Q & A session going down just like Kenny P’s.

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Zak DeOssie represents NE prep school football and Phillips Andover with two Super Bowls rings

While Tom Brady is looking forward to another offseason of whizzing down water slides in Mexico, Zak DeOssie will be receiving his second Super Bowl ring as a member of the New Your Giants.

DeOssie attended Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts where he was named to the All-New England Prep Team. He was the football team captain his senior year and captained the basketball team his senior season.

DeOssie then went on to Brown University, where he was a two-time I-AA All-American and was twice among the finalists for the Buck Buchanan Award, which goes to the nation’s top FCS defensive player. As a senior in 2006, was a First-team All-America by The NFL Draft Report, earning 3rd-team honors from the Associated Press.

After he  became the first player in Brown’s history to be invited to NFL Combine in 2007 and was the only Ivy league player invited that season, DeOssie scored a 24 on the Wonderlic test, which is an average score (I looked up the highest score ever, and it was a perfect 50 by Pat McInally of Harvard; Ryan Fitzpatrick of Harvard scored a 49).

At least there were two New England prep school grads on the Giants (DeOssie and Victor Cruz). That made the loss a little easier to swallow. Congrats to the Giants.

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Hands down the best Super Bowl commercial ever

Everybody is talking about the Super Bowl commercials this year, and what commercial will be the best (please no more commercials with babies talking about stock trading).

To me, this is the BEST Super Bowl commercial of all time. A free Twines & Vines wristband to the first person who can pick the movie line quoted by Terry Tate (hint: he is talking to Richard).

Just make sure that you like Twines & Vines on Facebook, post your answer under the post and then email me your name and address. Send the email to

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Massachusetts prep athletes roll on National Signing Day

Jordan Lucas-Worcester Academy

Thanks to ESPN Boston for the list



Dereck Beck, Bridgton Academy (Maine) – UMass
Nevin Cyr, Cushing Academy – UMass
Steve Daniels, Worcester Academy – Boston College
Abner Logan Jr., Dexter – Maryland
Jordan Lucas, Worcester Academy – Penn State
Corey Majors, Worcester Academy – Villanova
Eric Olson, BB&N – Northwestern
John Robinson, Worcester Academy – UMass
Canaan Severin, Worcester Academy – Virginia
Jason Sylva, Tabor Academy – UConn


Tyler Cardoze, Cushing Academy – Bryant
Tyler Catalina, Wachusett/Kent (Conn.) – Rhode Island
Dan Connaughton, BB&N – Penn
David Conroy, Walpole/Bridgton Academy (Maine) – Fordham
Sam Hutchings, Worcester Academy – Albany
Dom Kozlowski, Cushing Academy – Bryant
C.J. Logan, Watertown/Northfield-Mt. Hermon – Villanova
Cameron Shorey, Philips Exeter – New Hampshire


Jared Anderson, East Longmeadow/Bridgton Academy (Maine) – St. Anselm
Wes Crowell, Worcester Academy – Southern Connecticut State


Tyler Zon, Noble & Greenough – Swarthmore

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Buckingham, Browne & Nichols football lineman Connaughton commits to Penn

From’s High School Sports Blog

By Phil Perry, Globe Correspondent

Senior two-way lineman Dan Connaughton of Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School committed to University of Pennsylvania on Friday. The 6-foot-3, 272-pound All-ISL and All-New England player from Lincoln had eight scholarship offers, including from Temple University and the University of Massachusetts.

“Dan had 11 schools heavily recruiting him,” BB&N coach John Papas said in an email. “In the end though, Dan and his family thought Penn was the right fit. He will have a great career in Philly and also get a world class education.”

Connaughton is the latest of a strong class of BB&N linemen to declare. Offensive tackles Eric Olson (Northwestern) of Sudbury and Chris Mackey (Amherst) of Newton made their commitments last year.

Another ISL football player helping to make NCAA football a smarter place. Watch the video. He is a one man wrecking crew.

BB&N just keeps cranking them out. How many baseball commits will they have this year? 

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Getting Super Bowl Fever, or I Wanna Gronk!

The Giants may have prep school legends Eli Manning (Isidore Newman Prep), and Victor Cruz (Bridgton Academy), but the Patriots have Gronk. If his is close to 100%, he’s good for two touchdowns and some epic spikes. 


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And the celebrity prep school grad of the week is…

…Bill Belichick of Phillips Andover. Many people may not know who this guy is, but he is coaching a football team playing in a “big game” next weekend. He has won big games a few times. No big deal.

Just kidding. He is a coaching god, huge lacrosse fan and father of three prep school grads. More people know him as the Jedi-master coach from the New England Patriots, just rocking swag wherever he goes. Check out his Team Bass Masster lacrosse swag and legit hardware from the Patriots below.

Anyone who can email me with the name of his boat which is docked off the ACK gets a prize.

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Former Bridgton Academy football star leading Giants into NFC Championship game

From the Conway Daily Sun

By Casey Conley
Jan 20, 2012 6:25 pm
Victor Cruz was one of the biggest surprises of this football season, finishing third overall in receiving yards and helping to lead the New York Giants to their match-up this weekend in the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers.

His rise to the top tier of NFL wide receivers came as a surprise for many fans, coaches and opposing defenses, which he burned for more than 1,500 yards and nine touchdowns.

But it also surprised his former football coach at Bridgton Academy, where Cruz played in 2004 between high school at Paterson Catholic in Paterson, N.J., and college at University of Massachusetts.

“Here’s the thing: I think as a coach you have to have a pretty good eye for talent,” said Rick Marcella, who has coached at Bridgton Academy for the past 26 years. “There was no question that Victor was going to go on and become a pretty good college player.”

“But to say, ‘Oh yeah, I knew he was destined for greatness and would go on to play in the NFL,’ I’d be lying to you,” he added.

Cruz arrived at Bridgton Academy in 2004 as a highly-touted recruit at UMass, which at the time was one of the top programs in Division 1-AA (now known as Football Championship Subdivision, or FCS).

Unlike many other New England prep schools, Bridgton Academy only offers post-graduate programs, which tends to attract athletes looking to mature physically or improve academically before college, Marcella said. In Cruz’s case, the athletics were there, but the coach said he “needed to beef up his academics.”

On the field, Cruz was an obvious standout. With a schedule that includes JV squads from the Ivy League as well as colleges in Division II, Cruz had 47 catches for 883 yards and eight touchdowns during his lone season at Bridgton.

Figures that a NE prep star is a key factor in one of the two championship games. Prediction: Giants face Patriots in a rematch of Super Bowl XLII

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22 year old TX bro just trying to live the dream


Staff Writer

Published: 08 December 2011 12:37 AM

He was born in 1989, this man in the mug shot with cut eyebrows, light stubble and buzzed black hair. He may be living in Duncanville, says a former landlord. He spends time in DeSoto, say those who recognize him from the picture. At 6 feet 5 inches and 245 pounds, he has been described as a Greek god, and has allegedly used the names Markeith Smith, Iesis Smith and Rice Carter.

He is a man who poses as a high school boy.

From 2007 to this fall, he’s come to at least 14 area high schools, saying he is a freshman or sophomore who wants to join the football team.

“To try and pull that so many different places,” South Grand Prairie coach Brent Whitson said, “he’s really searching for something.”

Like the names, the stories he told coaches would slightly change. The desire for sport didn’t. Under any alias, he wanted to play football.

So he was twenty-two…so what? Can you blame him? He just wanted to come back as a fully grown man and boss on little 15-18 year old kids. Happens every day in our prep schools with PG’s, 16 year old freshmen and 20 year old seniors. Just playing like a god and living the dream.


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Huge football rivalry weekend on tap

Game #1: University of Georgia vs. Georgia Tech, A.K.A. “Clean, old-fashioned hate”


Game #2: University of Alabama vs. Auburn University, A.K.A. “The Iron Bowl”

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