Globe announces 43d Scholastic Awards

Old Rochester High School Athletic Director Bill Tilden, right, and school Principal Michael Devoll, second from right, hold the Globe trophy as they pose for a photos with coaches and athletes schools' athletic teams at the school Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe)

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

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.

// 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.

// 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.

// 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.

// Holliston not ‘taking anything for granted’ as new season nears

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

Middleborough football looking to raise the bar

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

// 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.

// Taylor Twellman, MIAA team up for concussion awareness week

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

School football previews

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.

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Walpole football is 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.

// 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.