Globe announces 43d Scholastic Awards

Old Rochester athletic director Bill Tilden (far right) and principal Michael Devoll show off the Dalton Trophy with coaches and athletes in front of the student section, the dog pound, at ORR.

Gretchen Ertl for the Globe

Old Rochester is one of 10 schools honored for athletic success in 2014-15.

Thursday’s school roundup: Xaverian wins golf opener

Junior Andrew McInerney and sophomore Davis Kelliher both shot a 2-over-par 37 to lift the Hawks.

Football

At Bourne, new offense brings new enthusiasm

Coach John McIntyre will use a spread offense, and that’s attracted more athletes to his program.

Football

In Year 2 at the helm, Mark DeBrito is more settled leading New Bedford

The Whalers return 12 starters, but face a brutal schedule this fall.

Football

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/kleinr_06bchighart_04.jpg From under center, Jack Masterson expected to be Marshfield’s leader

The quarterback gets three of his favorite targets back after last season’s Division 2 championship run.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/wiggs_HSFootball_114672.jpg With key roles to fill, Everett optimistic young players will step up

Quarterback Jordan McAfee will lead the young Crimson Tide on their quest for the program’s 11th Super Bowl title.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin120614D5SuperBowl_spt1.jpg An improved Shawn Donovan spells good fortune for Abington

The senior running back will try to help the Green Wave repeat as Division 5 champions.

Middleborough football looking to raise the bar

The Sachems went 10-1 last season and are experienced, with 22 seniors.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Boghosian_18medfield6_SPTS.jpg Holliston not ‘taking anything for granted’ as new season nears

The defending Division 4 champions have done their best to stave off complacency.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/11/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/wiggs_Flag_397446.jpg Walpole to block Confederate flag over high school field

However, the school board stopped short of renaming its athletic teams — the Rebels — voting to instead “rebrand” the name.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/06/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/72534186.jpg Taylor Twellman, MIAA team up for concussion awareness week

The Sept. 21-25 campaign will incorporate all MIAA soccer teams.

Football

Melrose football team looking to avenge last year’s state title loss

The Red Raiders lost to Dartmouth, 14-7, in the Division 3 state final.

Running back Steve Cuqua is one of the veterans returning to the Walpole squad.

Football

Walpole returning plenty of talent

The Rebels came up short in last year’s Divsion 3 state semifinal game, but plenty of familiar faces are back.

Football a sanctuary for young Boston English team

With a new coach and a veteran class gone, the opportunity is there for players — some who have never played — to earn their spot.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_everettvsxaverian_sportsA-7379--90x90.jpg 10 things to watch for in 2015 high school football season

The season is right around the corner, and there is no shortage of compelling story lines.