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Boston, MA - 6/17/2018 - 2017-18 Globe Foundation / Phelps Scholar-Athlete and Athlete of the Year attendees on Sunday. From left: Elle Hansen, Cohasset; Sal Frelick,Lexington; Christian Olivieri, Hull; Christopher McCauliff, Lunenburg; Richard Phelps; Joey Luchetti, Lawrence Academy; Patrick Connaughton; Mason Osorio, TechBoston Academy; Juliette Nadeau, North Reading; Kelsey Qualey, Woburn; Drew Everett, Amesbury; and Tabitha Earls, North Brookfield.

GLOBE FOUNDATION | RICHARD J. PHELPS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS

Area’s finest scholar-athletes honored

The Portland Trail Blazers’ Pat Connaughton, a former basketball and baseball Globe All-Scholastic at St. John’s Prep, spoke to this year’s recipients

Archbishop Williams names new football coach

Matt Reggiannini, the defensive coordinator since 2010, replaces William Kinsherf.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Jonathan Brillo named BC High football coach

The ’99 grad from Quincy was a 10-year assistant for the Eagles, serving as defensive coordinator last fall.

Linebacker/tight end Tyler Martin of Buckingham, Browne & Nichols. (Courtesy Buckingham, Browne & Nichols)

Michigan football team makes an offer to local eighth grader

Linebacker/tight end Tyler Martin of BB&N caught the eye of Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh.

Former Nantucket football coach Vito Capizzo retired with the third most wins in state history. Above: Capizzo on the golf course in 2009.

Vito Capizzo, legendary Nantucket High football coach, dies at 78

Capizzo’s teams won 293 games and played in nine Super Bowls. He “always told us to win with class and lose with class, respect our opponent and never quit,” his son said.

Canton,MA-10/9/99- Nantucket H.S. coach Vito Capizzo. . Merlin Photo

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Former Nantucket football coach Vito Capizzo dies at 79

One of the most successful coaches in Massachusetts history, Capizzo led the Whalers for 45 seasons until his retirement in 2008.

MIAA FOOTBALL COMMITTEE MEETING

Nashoba Valley Tech football loses appeal, must play in Division 7

MIAA Football Committee approves two revisions to preseason practice and contact guidelines, accepts six NCAA rules’ changes.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Sobolewski back at Pope John, as AD and football coach

After guiding Cathedral for two seasons, and the Division 8 semifinals, the Revere native returns to alma mater.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

National Football Foundation announces EMass scholar-athlete honorees

The Grinold chapter will honor 33 graduating seniors from MIAA and prep programs on May 20 in Newton.

12/02/2017 FOXBOROUGH, MA Crimson Tide quarterback Jake Willcox (cq) 4, runs a play during a game between Everett and Xaverian at the MIAA State Football Championships held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Everett QB will transfer to Milton Academy

After a 28-touchdown, 2,311-yard season for 11-0 Crimson Tide, Jake Willcox will reclassify as a junior.

Paul Zukauskas steps down as Lawrence Academy football coach

The former NFL lineman, 38, is leaving coaching to focus on a sports-related startup he cofounded.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Jonathan Cadigan named Winthrop football coach

A 16-year assistant with program, the 2001 grad is excited to get started.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Sean Driscoll hired as St. Mary’s football coach

The Winthrop native led his alma mater for 11 seasons, headlined by a 10-win finish in 2014.

Everett names Theluxon Pierre new football coach

Pierre, 31, was an assistant on John DiBiaso’s staff the last nine years.

MIAA FOOTBALL COMMITTEE

Elimination of North/South automatic qualifiers eyed

MIAA’s football committee unanimously voted to consider elimination of automatic qualifiers for conference/league champions in North and South sections.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Sean Driscoll not returning as Winthrop football coach

The 1986 grad guided Vikings for 11 seasons and the NEC title in 2014.

Manchester Essex kicker Anna Zerilli got a surprise visitor at Gillette

On Jan. 23, Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski practiced with Zerilli, who was at the stadium for an NFL Network feature.

Perspective | Magazine

The US needs a sports injury database to help us protect kids

We track drinking and driving, and tobacco illnesses, and use the data to set rules. It’s time to do the same with contact sports.

Matt Durgin was 89-26 in 10 seasons guiding the St. Mary’s of Lynn football program.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Matt Durgin resigns as St. Mary’s football coach

Lynn Classical grad guided Spartans to three straight North titles; Arlington Catholic names alum Anthony Petrelis varsity football coach.

West Roxbury, MA - 1/18/18 - John DiBiaso is introduced as the head football coach and athletic director at Catholic Memorial School. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Craig Larson) Topic: (19schcmfoot)

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Ex-Everett coach John DiBiaso calls audible in abrupt move to Catholic Memorial

After winning 12 state titles in 26 years with the Crimson Tide, the 61-year-old coach said his switch to CM was “just something John DiBiaso needed for himself.”

Foxborough, MA--12/01/2012 Everett High's head coach John DiBiaso, Jr. getting the dunk by his players after they defeated Barnstable High 20-19 in the MIAA EMASS Division 1 Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium at Gillette Stadium on Saturday December 1 2012. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: 02superbowl Reporter:

John DiBiaso named Catholic Memorial football coach

After a legendary 26-year run at Everett, the state’s third-winningest coach takes the helm at CM.

Westwood, MA 09/10/16 Everett and Xaverian high school football.....................(George Rizer for the Globe) for SPORTS XAVERIAN COACH CHARLIE STEVENSON

Xaverian athletic director Charlie Stevenson retiring

Xaverian athletics has never been better under Stevenson, 66, who stepped down as head football coach after the 2016 season.

12/02/2017 FOXBOROUGH, MA The Dolphins celebrated their win during a game between Dennis-Yarmouth and West Springfield at the MIAA State Football Championships held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Dennis Yarmouth won 37-7. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

D-Y’s Paul Funk nominated for Shula HS Coach of the Year Award

In his 17th season at Dennis-Yarmouth, he guided Dolphins to a 13-0 season and Division 5 state title.

Lexington MA 9/22/17 Lexington High quarterback Sal Frelick picking up yardage on a rushing attempt against Reading High during second quarter action at Lexington High. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

2017 MHSFCA ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM

QBs Frelick, Bucciaglia are head of the class

Sal Frelick of Lexington and Steven Bucciaglia of St. John’s Shrewsbury, who enjoyed record-setting seasons, are among 26 players who will be honored in March.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

For 3 contenders, key players are friendly rivals

Lowell’s Alex Rivera, Central Catholic’s Colin Bradanese, and Everett’s Ghared Boyce appreciate each other’s talents.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

BB&N’s Symonds signs with Stanford

The 6-foot-4, 257-pound fullback/tight end from Melrose impressed Cardinal with versatility.

Longmeadow's Joseph Cardaropoli tries to get around Brockton's goalie, David Isaac in Division 1 State Championship soccer, at Worcester State University. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

Boston Globe 2017 Fall All-Scholastics teams

See a sport-by-sport rundown of the players of the year and top performers from the recently completed season.

Brockton celebrates after taking home the Division 1 State Championship against Longmeadow. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

10 moments to remember from the fall high school sports season

A longtime coach stepping down, a golf controversy, and teams on streaks highlighted the season.

Lexington MA 9/22/17 Lexington High Sal Frelick throws a pass against Reading High during second quarter action at Lexington High. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Lexington’s Sal Frelick is state’s Gatorade Player of the Year

Senior quarterback racked up 52 touchdowns for the 9-2 Minutemen.

Westwood, MA 09/10/16 Everett and Xaverian high school football.....................(George Rizer for the Globe) for SPORTS EVERETT COACH JOHN DIBIASO

Football coach John DiBiaso leaving Everett after 26 seasons

DiBiaso goes out a winner at Everett, having captured his 12th Division 1 title this year.

12/02/2017 FOXBOROUGH, MA Mike Sainristil (cq) 5, holds the trophy as Everett celebrates their victory after a game between Everett and Xaverian at the MIAA State Football Championships held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

THE GLOBE’S FALL TOP 20S

Dominant Everett football team is No. 1 again

Everett defeated Xaverian in the D1 Super Bowl to cap an undefeated season.

DIVISION 6 SUPER BOWL

LaPierre delivered quite a finale for Middleborough

Senior produced six catches and a touchdown along with 12 tackles and two sacks for Sachems.

12/02/2017 FOXBOROUGH, MA Crimson Tide's Kevin Brown (cq) 6, runs for a touchdown during a game between Everett and Xaverian at the MIAA State Football Championships held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

SUPER BOWL SUPERLATIVES

In MIAA’s Super Bowl showcase, these plays were game-changers

There were no shortage of highlight reel plays. Here were eight that were deserving of recognition.

12/02/2017 FOXBOROUGH, MA Mike Sainristil (cq) 5, holds the trophy as Everett celebrates their victory after a game between Everett and Xaverian at the MIAA State Football Championships held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

DIVISION 1 SUPER BOWL | EVERETT 35, XAVERIAN 10

Everett defends its Division 1 Super Bowl crown

Crimson Tide’s fourth-and-goal stop paves the way for Kevin Brown’s game-breaking 98-yard TD.

12/02/2017 Foxboro - Ma- Melrose #4 Isaac Seide (cq) looks to gain yardage during early action. MIAA Super Bowls D4 Melrose vs Nashoba Jonathan Wiggs\Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

DIVISION 4 SUPER BOWL | MELROSE 21, NASHOBA 0

Melrose runs by Nashoba in Division 4 Super Bowl

The Red Raiders (13-0) followed the lead of junior Isaac Seide to the program’s first state title.

12/02/2017 FOXBOROUGH, MA Crimson Tide's Anthony Norcia (cq) 11, celebrates a touchdown during a game between Everett and Xaverian at the MIAA State Football Championships held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

DIVISION 1 SUPER BOWL

Everett’s Anthony Norcia a big hit in Super Bowl victory

Norcia had nine catches for 124 yards and a touchdown, and delivered a clutch block to free Kevin Brown on his game-breaking scoring run.

12/02/2017 FOXBOROUGH, MA Beavers quarterback Reece Hendriks (cq) 11, tried to carry the ball past Falcons' Jacob Johnston (cq) 12, during a game between Blackstone Valley and Mashpee at the MIAA State Football Championships held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

DIVISION 7 SUPER BOWL | MASHPEE 22, BLACKSTONE VALLEY 16

Devaun Ford drives Mashpee to D7 Super Bowl crown

Junior rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns in Falcons’ flight to third straight championship.

12/02/2017 FOXBOROUGH, MA Dolphins Quarterback Jacob McCarthy (cq) 9, celebrated the win during a game between Dennis-Yarmouth and West Springfield at the MIAA State Football Championships held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Dennis Yarmouth won 37-7. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

DIVISION 5 SUPER BOWL | DENNIS-YARMOUTH 37, WEST SPRINGFIELD 7

Dennis-Yarmouth dominates Division 5 Super Bowl

Bobby Evans scored three touchdowns, one on a 29-yard interception return, for the 13-0 Dolphins.

12/02/2017 Foxboro - Ma- Millis #5 Bryce Latosek (cq) looks to pass during early game action.MIAA Super Bowls D8 Millis vs Hoosac Valley Jonathan Wiggs\Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

DIVISION 8 SUPER BOWL | MILLIS 37, HOOSAC VALLEY 0

Millis marches on, repeating as D8 Super Bowl champions

Bryce Latosek (3 TDs passing, 1 TD rushing) directed Mohawks past previously unbeaten Hoosac Valley.

12/02/2017 Foxboro - Ma-Middleborough QB #12 Evan Gwozdz (cq) during early game action. MIAA Super Bowls D6 Littleton vs Middleborough Jonathan Wiggs\Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

DIVISION 6 SUPER BOWL | MIDDLEBOROUGH 43, LITTLETON 20

Middleborough surges past Littleton in D6 Super Bowl

Senior QB Evan Gwozdz (4 TD passes, 2 rushing TDs) directed Sachems to first title since 1983.

Foxborough-12/1/17- Division 2 superbowl- Lincoln-Sudbury vs King Philip- King Philip's Jack Piller celebrates the superbowl win. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

2017 high school Super Bowls results

State champions were crowned at Gillette Stadium on Friday and Saturday.

Foxborough-12/1/17- Division 2 superbowl- Lincoln-Sudbury vs King Philip- Superbowl champions King Philip celebrate with their trophy. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

DIVISION 2 SUPER BOWL | KING PHILIP 10, LINCOLN-SUDBURY 7

Cole Baker’s field goal lifts King Philip over Lincoln-Sudbury in D2 Super Bowl

The sophomore kicked a 30-yarder with 1:36 remaining at Gillette Stadium.

Foxborough-12/1/17- Division 2 superbowl- Lincoln-Sudbury vs King Philip- Superbowl champion King Philip's coach Brian Lee hugs an emotional Shane Frommer at the end of the game. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

DIVISION 2 SUPER BOWL

King Philip’s Jarest got the job done the hard way

Without his play band, the backup quarterback was forced into action and made one of the game’s pivotal plays.

Foxborough-12/1/17- Division 3 superbowl- North Attleboough vs St. John's of Shrewsbury . St. John's qb Steven Bucciaglika runs for a long 2nd qtr gain. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

DIVISION 3 SUPER BOWL

North Attleborough defense just couldn’t make that one big stop

The St. John’s (Shrewsbury) offense was a well-orchestrated machine in its victory over the Red Rocketeers.

Foxborough-12/1/17- Division 3 superbowl- North Attleboough vs St. John's of Shrewsbury. St. John's players hoist up their superbowl trophy. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

DIVISION 3 SUPER BOWL | ST. JOHN’S SHREWSBURY 35, NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH 33

St. John’s passes North Attleborough for D3 Super Bowl title

Steven Bucciaglia threw for 226 yards and 3 TDs as Pioneers capped a 13-0 season.

Lynn Tech's Keoni Gaskin high steps into the end zone against Nashoba Tech in the State Vocational Small School bowl, Thursday, November 30, 2017. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

STATE VOCATIONAL BOWLS

Steffan Gravely and Keoni Gaskin deliver 1-2 punch for Lynn Tech

Dynamic duo combined for 308 yards and 7 TDs in 50-22 win vs. Nashoba Valley Tech; Assabet QB Justin Phillips’ 1-yard TD plunge topped Shawsheen Tech, 28-20.

Boston , MA - 11/22/2017 -Masconomet #34 Jay Theriault rushing touchdown first quarter. With a helpful push from Masconomet #83 Luke Peary .Everett #10 Fritz Durosca, #87 Jalen Smith Masconomet Regional vs. No.. 1 ranked Everett (John Cetrino for The Boston Globe) Sports

D1 SUPER BOWL | EVERETT VS. XAVERIAN (SATURDAY, 8 p.m.)

Is this Everett football team one of the best in program history?

If unbeaten Tide (10-0) dominates Hawks (7-4) in the Div. 1 Super Bowl, they should belong in the conversation.

11/29/2017 Sudbury- Ma- Lincoln Sudbury Head Coach Tom Lopez at a afternoon Football practice. Jonathan Wiggs\Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

D2 SUPER BOWL | KING PHILIP VS. LINCOLN-SUDBURY (FRIDAY, 7:30 p.m.)

In his twilight, Tom Lopez still brilliant for Lincoln-Sudbury

Longtime coach has undefeated Warriors (11-0) primed for Div. 2 Super Bowl showdown against King Philip (11-0), the reigning champions.

12/02/2017 Foxboro - Ma- Melrose celebrates its win. MIAA Super Bowls D4 Melrose vs Nashoba Jonathan Wiggs\Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

Live updates: High school football Super Bowls

The remaining six contests on Saturday at Gillette Stadium will determine the state champions.

Foxboro-11/28/17- Lincoln-Sudbury's football star, wide receiver Harrison Gross, catches a pass on the field of Gillette Stadium. Captains, coaches and cheerleaders form the high schools that will play in Friday, and Saturdays MIAA superbowls, got to see Gillette Stadium, where they will play the games. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Previewing the 2017 high school Super Bowls

Sixteen teams will vie for eight trophies. Here is a look at each finalist.