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High schools

NEC, MVC may split from MIAA football tournament

The Northeastern Conference and Merrimack Valley Conference are considering pulling out of the MIAA football tournament and having their own one-game playoff, according to Les Murray, former Amesbury principal and current secretary-treasurer of the NEC-Cape Ann League.

That wasn’t the only news to shake the Franklin organization Thursday; MIAA executive director Dick Neal told athletic directors and principals in an e-mail that he is retiring after 35 years.

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