Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Football Commitments - Class of 2010

(Last updated 9/6/10)
I wanted to put together a listing of where all of the top NH High School football players from the Class of 2010 are headed next fall. I will update this list as commitments are made. And if there's anything I'm missing let me know.

Matt Bayne - Bishop Guertin High School...Air Force Academy (lacrosse)
Brian Bozek - Laconia High School...St. Anselm's College
Dylan Brodeur - Nashua High North...Stonehill College
Jason Busfield - Winnacunnet High School...St. Anselm's College
Kiel Canada - Campbell High School
Mike Cavanaugh - Manchester Central High School...Norwich University
Dillon Cohen - Salem High School
Matt Comstock - Souhegan High School...Bates College
Colin Cray - Souhegan High School...Assumption College
Sean Cultera - Souhegan High School...Duquesne University
Stephen Daigneau - Souhegan High School...Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Joe D’Angelo - Pelham High School
Lqwan Desir - Manchester Central High School...New Hampton School
Max Fatello - Winnacunnet High School...Plymouth State College
Eric Feehan - Bishop Brady High School
Mike Flynn - Bishop Guertin High School...Phillips Exeter Academy
Nick Fredericksen - Nashua High South...Coast Guard Academy
Derek Furey - Timberlane Regional High School...Dean College

Matt Gambill - Dover High School...Miami University (OH) (track)
Jesse Gould - Winnacunnet High School...Bridgton Academy
Jesse Green - Winnacunnet High School...Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Eric Guinto - Pinkerton Academy
Adam Hall - Bishop Guertin High School...Siena College (lacrosse)
Colin Hay - Plymouth Regional High School...Merrimack College
Steven Jellison – Souhegan High School...Amherst College
Thor Johnson - Pinkerton Academy...Plymouth State
Nate Jones - Portsmouth High School...Wake Forest University (baseball)
Brett Kana – Bishop Guertin High School...Dartmouth College
Walter Kell – Bishop Guertin High School...Kents Hill School
Zach Kelleher - Exeter High School
Harry Knowles - Winnacunnet High School...Bridgton Academy
Alex Lambert - Londonderry High School
Connor Lyons - Trinity High School...Northeastern University (baseball)
Kyle McAuliffe - Plymouth Regional High School...Plymouth State University
Mike Montville - Portsmouth High School...University of Maryland (baseball)
DJ Petropulos – Souhegan High School...Amherst College
Nick Phillips - Bishop Guertin High School...Coast Guard Academy
Tom Poitras - Bow High School
Ben Proulx – Pinkerton Academy...Sacred Heart University
Trevor Rancourt - Nashua High North...Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kevin Rosenberg - Nashua High North...Northeastern University (track)
Dylan Ryan – Exeter High School...Phillips Exeter Academy
Ryan Simpson - Pinkerton Academy...Robert Morris University
Nick Solano - Bishop Guertin High School...Hamilton College
CJ Trieb – Pinkerton Academy...Sacred Heart University
Tyler Wing - Souhegan High School...St. Anselm's College

248 comments:

  1. connor lyons is going to northestern for baseball..

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  2. max fatello- plymouth state universtiy

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  3. Brett Kana is going to Dartmouth College.

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  4. Shrine Teams are announce see nhfootballreport.com

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  5. I read on the New Hampshire Football Report that Max Librizzi won't be playing for Vermont in the Shrine Game. Big blow since he had five or six Division I offers.

    www.nhfootballreport.com

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  6. Haha, Jeremy it's Steven Jellison, not Sean. Sean's busy tearing it up at UNH currently.

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  7. Great mixture on the Shrine team of players. I have not had a chance to see alot of the kids play north of concord. Anyone from up there playing in college?

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  8. Cody Martin of Strafford who played at Tabor Academy the last two years(Bishop Brady the prior 3 years) was offered and accepted a scholorship to Bently College (Div II).

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  9. Too bad Bentley is a non-scholarship D2 program. Don't get me wrong, that's very good and Bentley is quite the program, but there was no athletic scholarship because the school government doesn't believe in athletic scholarships for football and so on. The rest of the NE-10 embraced scholarships, but Bentley has not.

    And as for the Shrine team, am I the only one that thinks they missed a ton of linemen? Kana, Trieb, Cultera, Cray, Ryan, and so on not getting invites? Then you figure somehow Kell didn't make it but Philips did when Kell was probably the best LB in the state this year ad maybe even last. No Adam Hall either? I honestly feel the team could have been much better picked then it was. Luckily Vermont is awful and doesn't have Librizzi, but still the selections were pretty poor on Sciacca's part. Then again, it's no wonder Kennett hasn't won anything in a while.

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  10. When you put the rankings back up will they only include the sophmores and juniors who were already on it? or are you going to add players who wearn't on the list also and you know where they stand.

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  11. Yes, I will add in some new players. And the players who were ranked before will be in a slightly different order, with more of an emphasis on how good of a college prospect they are.

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  12. Who should have been picked differently? With the guidelines they gave only a certain amount from each division.

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  13. Jeremy, I believe Petropulos is not only playing football at Amherst but baseball as well

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  14. Do you think Phillips getting picked over Kell has anything to do with his father? lol

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  15. Ryan did get selected, he was listed as a lineman not getting an invite

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  16. Adam Hall from BG is playing lacrosse at sienna next year i believe

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  17. Kell wasnt picked because he had knee surgery recently and probably wouldnt have wanted to play anyway knowing him.
    but i agree that the selections are a joke many of the best players in the state were snubbed in order to let lower division kids play. i understand giving some recognition to those kids who dont usually get it playing in the lower division, but please no Kana? no Hall? no Cray or Cultrera? what a joke
    nothing against those players who got picked instead of them, but they were outstanding and deserved it

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  18. Adam Hall is committed to Siena for lacrosse.

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  19. Totally agree 8:33. How could Sciacca miss all those kids? He picked the worst line he possibly could have! On the line alone missed a D1 commit (Kana), a D2 scholarship commit (Cray), another D1 commit (Trieb), a 1aa/D2 scholarship kid yet to commit *from what I've heard* (Cultera), etc etc. Then no Hall? What about Solano? But Brian Airaldi makes it? Are you kidding? Just a big tall lank that tried to push his way around. This year's line is a joke, luckily Vermont is a bigger joke. How the hell do you miss Trieb, Kana, Cultera, and Cray? That should be four of your starting five on the oline!!! He also missed a lot of the receivers such as Gambill (D1 track Miami Ohio, right?) and Haskell, those two kids at North, Guinto, and so on. Wow

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  20. I agree about having all those kids off the list but have you even seen these other players play? All great players off the list but only so many kids can make it. I thought they put guidelines of how many from each division?

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  21. 1:05.
    If all those kids make it, someone could still make a good argument for the ones that didn't. Also... just because the kids aren't on the team does not mean that they did not get an invite.

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  22. Supposedly only one kid turned down. Not sure who

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  23. the coach has a wild card choice also,with that and the kid that turned down , the coach could of pick cray and cultera, guess he thinks he's got good players!

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  24. There are also some very talented line players on the team this year thouhg, so don't discredit it, you have Ryan, Green, Rosenberg, Flynn, and Kaplan all on the team, who can all get the job done on either side of the ball.

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  25. mcauliffe is going to plymouth state university

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  26. harry knowles this morning verbally committed to play football and baseball at the university of connecticut

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  27. knowles is playing what postion at UCONN, he is a decent wide out but not D1. D1 is tough man not sure if he has the speed or strength for that level.

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  28. He likely got some sort of walkon offer for baseball and the football coach is going to just let him try out. I don't see Knowles as a Division 1 player in either sport but best of luck to him.

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  29. In a recent interview with the Nashua Telegraph, Bishop Guertin Linebacker Nick Phillips announced his decision to accept an offer from Boston College. Phillips, listed at only 5'6 lead Bishop Guertin to the Division Two state championship and an undefeated record.

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  30. Phillips will not play any sports at BC. The Ivy league didn't even want him. There is no way BC recruited him.

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  31. Matt Bayne (All State Safety for Guertin) is going to the Air Force academy for lacrosse

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  32. Nick Fredericksen is going play football at the Coast Guard Academy.

    While Rosenberg is going to get d 1 track Scholarship.

    Brodeur is going to Stonehill

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  33. Derek Furey Dean College Football

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  34. Heard Cultrera was leaning towards 1AA Duquesne today. Apparently he has offers from New Haven and Saint A's too and something's happening with Central Conn. Will keep you guys posted if I hear more, but still no commitment yet.

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  35. rosenberg got a full boat to northeastern for track

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  36. phillips is deciding between marist, catholic, and the coast guard academy

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  37. Bozek's headin to St. A's. Good pickup for them. So far they have 2 NH kids: Wing and Bozek.

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  38. We spoke to St A's. It looks like it is an up and coming program. Good academic school, beautiful campus amd both those kids will be able to play right away.

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  39. Thor Johnson of Pinkerton will play football at Plymouth State

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  40. After going 1-9, 0-10, 2-8, and 2-8 the last four seasons, they have nowhere else to go!

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  41. neither of them will play right away except maybe on special teams. St A's is D2 and a great program even if the depth chart ahead is weak dont think for a second that they are St A's top recruits

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  42. Word from the BG athletics office is Tommy Carver will be playing for Mississippi State University

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  43. 5:16 True but good chance to play right away and maybe build something. Like I said good academics, great campus and they did play very young last year

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  44. 10:02 is just some kid that's angry that he isn't as good as them, and doesn't have a ring like them (or two in Wing's case). Both will play, but likely not start. However, I could see Bozek getting into a rotation by the end of the year where he plays a lot (St. A's is terrible). Wing might have trouble his first couple years. He's small, not super fast-fast enough, they have a bunch of kids from last year ahead of him, etc. Doesn't help that he's a small white receiver not running a 4.4 or something godly like that. Either way, 10:02 has no idea what he's talking about as he's not Murphy or on the staff, so just ignore his poison.

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  45. I THINK GOING TO COLLEGE FOR FREE MAKES YOU A TOP RECRUIT!

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  46. GO TO CITIZEN.COM FOR ARTICLE

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  47. Great choice to go to St A's congrats. Hard decision to not go D1 but at least go somewhere you art really wanted. Instead of the preferred walkon crap. Great facilities and good academic school. Best of luck!

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  48. Going to college for free does not happen at D2 unless you're a member of a low income family and the government helps out. Also, at 1AA full rides are rare for non-starters. Only at 1A are full rides given out like pieces of candy. Bozek and/or Wing could be top recruits and you'd have no idea or way to know.

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  49. Oh, whoops. I read that wrong, haha. I thought he was saying that since it wasn't a full FOOTBALL scholarship that he wasn't a top recruit, and I countered that. My B, wasn't trashing Bozek or Wing right there.

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  50. full package where there is no out of pocket expense today including loans: a school cost 45. 15 athletic, 6 academic and qualify for 24 in aid (loans) would be terrific package for d2 school. 21 of that would be grant and 24 in loans that you eventually have to pay.

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  51. http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%253A%252F%252Fcitizen.com%252Fapps%252Fpbcs.dll%252Farticle%253FAID%253D%252F20100313%252FGJSPORTS02%252F703139861%252F-1%252FCITIZEN&h=dd8d2b3c3bb4cc74db5315de329836c5&ref=mf

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  52. not that hard of a decision because neither of them couldv played d1

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  53. like patrick swazye said in 'road house'-opinions vary

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  54. According to NHfootballreport.com lead writer Roger Brown, Bishop Guertin High School LB/FB Nick Phillips will be attending the Coast Guard Academy in the fall to play football. "He's just a great kid," said head football coach Tony Johnson. "We always called him midget because he only stands at 5'5, but he'll prove everyone wrong when he goes to [the] Coast Guard."

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  55. Jason Busfield saint anselm football

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  56. Jeremy, I'd suggest stickying this onto the main page so that it's easier to find. The way it is now you're probably missing a lot of updates because people don't know where to look for this thread. Just an idea. A lot of people would be interested in seeing this.

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  57. Derek Furey- New HAMPTON PREP

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  58. rosenberg was all american in shot put at national indoor meet...not bad for a kid who some thought had an "attitude".

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  59. Who ever thought Rosenberg had an attitude the kid is a great kid, honors student who works is but of in the class room and on the field.

    In 8th grad he got an award on Elm St middle school going to the kid that best represents the school in academics, athletics, and community service.

    He is a competitive kid and physical but off the the playing field the kid is a gentile giant.

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  60. Love Kevin, nicest kid around.

    From your good friends from Pinkerton.

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  61. Listen, I'm sure he's a great kid and all, but don't you think his attitude might need a slight adjustment if he's getting suspended from football games for FIGHTING ON THE FIELD, and gets T'd up regularly in basketball? I know it's because he gets all pumped up and plays his heart out, but it's something he needs to work on so don't even try to deny it. That's all I was saying, and believe it or not that is a warning sign for a lot of coaches to be careful with a kid. Obviously, the other factors such as his ability, work ethic, and grades outweigh these worries, but it's still a fair comment on my end. I will join you all in wishing him good luck though!

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  62. The fight in the football game was caught on tape and his leg was getting wrenched thus he threw a punch.

    And since Track and field is a non contact sport I do not think Kevin as to worry about that stuff.

    And since I did coach Kevin and never had an issue with his temper and he is very very coach able I doubt the tack and field coaches at Northeastern have much worry about it.

    I would take 11 Kevin if I was football coach and 5 if I was a basketball coach.

    And I dont think it is a fair comment with out knowing the whole story and there is a great reason for his over competitiveness.

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  63. Sean Cultrera, Souhegan... Duquesne University.

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  64. Tommy carver being offered an empty boat from wnec and endicott for football, but most importantly intramural basketball. Pepperell is an intramural hotbed to say the least

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  65. duquesne damn that's d1. good for him!

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  66. Jake Finnegan, Londonderry, UMASS-Lowell for baseball

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  67. http://www.nhfootballreport.com/2010/03/cultrera_commits_to_duquesne.html

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  68. Congrats on D1. It said on nh football report that he is 6' 285lb is that correct?

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  69. His recruiting profile has him at 6'.5" and 280 with a 5.1 40. I am glad for him. Play as a freshmen probably not.....

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  70. How do you know he won't play as a freshman? I'd take what the coaches told him over what you say on some blog personally. I strongly doubt he could start as a freshman, but playing time is different from starting.

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  71. Jeremy you need to update on the main post where these kids are going so we can see what we've got. From what I can see you've missed:

    Cultrera - Duquesne
    Furey - New Hampton
    Desir - New Hampton
    Brodeur - Stonehill
    Bozek - St. A's
    Busfield - St. A's
    Thor Johnson - Plymouth State
    Phillips - Coast Guard
    Nick Fredrickson - Coast Guard.

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  72. anonymous_ you live in a fantasy world. My son is a Division 1 football player and the coaches that recruit you tell you a lot of really nice and cool things. The reality is the kid is undersized for DL and will probably not play as a freshmen.

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  73. funny, if you look at the roster for duquesne he's one of their biggest dl. height for a dt is overrated. it takes size, quickness, strength, and toughness which cultrera has in boatloads. nobody's saying he'll be a superstar as a freshman, but could he possibly see som pt? yeah, why not?

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  74. I don't agree about the height commemt but quickness is very important. If you are going up against a 6' 4" or 5" kid whose wingspan is seven or eight inches more than yours you better be quick or you'll be wrapped up in a block rather quickly.
    You are right about the Duquesne roster they are not that tall. If you look at other teams in D1aa the d. linemen do seem to be taller but he definitely fits the bill for what they seem to want in a d. linemen.

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  75. it's because of leverage. a shorter dt with quickness gets first contact and leverage on bigger taller offensive linemen, allowing him to control the los. that's the theory at least.

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  76. http://www.goduquesne.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/030210aaa.html

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  77. 5:10 I hear you but what is the cut off? 5'6" 280 5'10" 275? Just wondering. Most rosters in D1aa DL are at least 6'2" and obviously taller if they play on the outside.

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  78. He's not on that list from 5:10 because he didn't sign on Signing Day like the rest of those kids. He just committed this weekend if nhfootballreport.com is correct. He will be on the fall roster no doubt however, but that post is from way back on Signing Day, almost two months ago.

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  79. "You are what you are" So right know they are 2 d3 players, 1 d2 player and 1 late signing d1 player. Please stop making it sound like you all turned down offers from big time programs. It is very annoying. Congrats on your D3 titles and good luck in college. Try being humble and you might get some respect.

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  80. Stephen Cronan officially commits to the University of New Hampshire according to Portsmouth Herald writer Mike Zhe.

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  81. 9:33, who are you talking to? I'm pretty sure you're trying to assert that Souhegan kids are all talking about how good they are, but I don't see a single post on this thread at least that agrees with you there. And what's with the "late signing d1 player" comment? Does that somehow make it not as impressive? Pryor didn't sign until late. Maybe the kid couldn't make up his mind. You seem to be quite upset with the Souhegan kids for some reason. So, I'm going to have to upset you some more since you're wrong on many things. Keep in mind that I'm not a Souhegan player. I just know the kids. They may not be boasting, but since you're asking for it I'll do it for them. Here we go:

    Jellison really did turn down a full ride to UNH. Also Daigneau and Comstock are going to play and Lyon might as well. And Wing got a scholarship at Saint Anselm as well as Cray at Assumption. So the actual count is 4-5 kids in D3, 2 in D2, and 1 in D1. However, Cray and Jellison did have obvious D1 opportunities and allegedly Daigneau, Petropulos, and Comstock had opportunities in D2.

    There, now you can complain about boasting. Too bad I'm not one of the players so you're going to have trouble finding a group of people to complain about...

    By the way, if they didn't earn your respect yet then I doubt they'd really want it anyway. Everything they've done these past few years deserves your respect, not the least of which was the sportsmanship award for D-III. Winners on the field and in life. Way to go boys!!!

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  82. 2:33

    How can he officially commit the kid is only a junior and coaches can not speak to players for a couple of more months where does Mike Zhe say this?

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  83. It's the same guy posting false stories such as Phillips going to BC, Carver to Mississippi State, etc. He's done like three of these "joke" posts but nobody actually acknowledges them typically.

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  84. The carver ones are all carver screwing around. Pretty funny if you ask me, especially compared to how seriously alot of people are taking the stuff on here

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  85. Some guys would rather enjoy a little freedom in college. Has anyone thought of that or is it complete news to everyone. Apparently no one in Amherst got the memo. College. Is. Fun.

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  86. Again, why are we attacking Souhegan kids 7:57? Jealous much? Didn't have the opportunities to play that they do? Please, back off

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  87. I and anyone else that got time on a varsity football team and some who didn't have the chance to play in college and probably make the team. And all it takes is a phone call to get recruited. A little self marketing goes a long way, especially in D3. Not jealous of souhegan at all. Nothing to be jealous of

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  88. The annoying thing is not that souhegan had a good team with good players, believe we are all happy for them. It does tend to rub people the wrong way however when they assume they are the only ones with an opportunity to play in college

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  89. phillips offically committed to coast guard today. He will play linebacker there.

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  90. kyle mcauliffe is going to plymouth state university for running back and colin hay is going to merrimack college as a running back or slot man

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  91. The point is that 4 Souhegan kids got football scholarship offers with letters of intent to sign. THAT'S a big deal for one small high school in a small state like NH. Also, even at D3 just making a call isn't going to get you recruited. Sure, just about anybody can be on the team in D3, all you have to do is show up. But to get actively recruited, get phone calls, get brought on overnight visits, etc you have to be a high priority for the coaches there and be a legit RECRUIT. There's a huge difference. That's what Souhegan fans are trying to get out there. And honestly, I don't blame them! All people do is tear Souhegan down, so why don't they rub it all in our faces? They get the last laugh, deal with it. I don't exactly love Souhegan either, but I get where they're coming from on this one. We attack Souhegan a bit too much on here.

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  92. The only reason people are down on SHS is because you guys brag and say you are the best team ever. That is why. No negativity would be brought to you if you guys would stop saying how great you think you are. Be happy for yourselves it is good accomplishment to be playing ball in college. "Humility" look it up. D3 teams unfortunately don't get much respect when they don't play a game against a top ten team in the state. Not your fault but a fact

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  93. You see, the "bragging" didn't start until people started attacking Souhegan because one or two people said Souhegan could compete with the big boys. Then, because this was some NH high school sports herecy to say such a thing, rude people started attacking Souhegan and thus now you have Souhegan people feeling the need to be defensive and assert themselves amid an onslaught of negativity. However, you can't deny the facts any longer, haters. No other school had four seniors receive football scholarships. That's all Souhegan needs to say, and that's something you all just need to accept without BS excuse-making.

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  94. 1:36, 1) Jellison, 2)Cray, 3) Cultera, 4) Wing

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  95. who cares about scholarships for individuals ... the team is what matters and GUERTIN was the best team by far this year.. Souhegan wouldnt have even scored on BG. Thats the truth!

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  96. being accepted to a college and getting on the football team doesnt mean you get football $. D 3 has no football money . and D1 has no $ left in March! just a promise to earn $ next year,MAYBE

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  97. Jellison: Full Ride to UNH for football that he turned down.

    Cray: Football scholarships at Assumption and Stonehill

    Wing: Football scholarship at Saint Anselm

    Cultera: Football scholarships at New Haven and Saint Anselm, and preferred walkon/camp slots at several 1AA schools. Not sure if he had an offer at Duquesne or not, but just because he finally made up his mind in March doesn't mean he wasn't a higher end target that legitimately was torn for a long while. I do know from talking to people that he's going down this summer to be at camp and likely will not be redshirted, meaning he could play a bit as a true freshman.

    That's just the senior class at Souhegan that received scholarships. They also have Daigneau at WPI, Comstock at Bates, and I read on this blog earlier that Lyon, Marcucci, and Eusebio may play D3 somewhere. That's not even including Souhegan's dominant junior and sophomore classes. Not even score on BG? Please, take the blinders off. There were at least 3 teams in DI that could've given BG a game as well as Souhegan. Beating two losing or .500 DI teams doesn't make you that special to me. I agree BG would be the favorites, but they aren't head and shoulders above everyone else.

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  98. yes they are! you clearly didnt see them play this year. They wiped the field with CM who wouldve beaten anyone in NH handedly.

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  99. College players are irrelevant in a matchup of TEAMS. BG has 10+ kids that couldv played at least D3 and that is just seniors. Stop acting like D3 is so impressive. It's been said on here before, all it takes is some good self marketing to play D3

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  100. You don't have to be that good to get actively recruited D3. Talk to the coaches and they will set you up with overnights etc. The bottom line is, regardless of football, COLLEGES WANT YOUR MONEY

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  101. I actually saw the Pinkerton, CM, and Exeter regular season games before I decided to watch the Salem D-I playoff games. Salem and North were both very capable of giving BG a good game, and based off of the facts of what I've seen them do and learned about Souhegan I think they could compete as well. Now, I do think BG was overall the best team in the state, but I also don't think they were head and shoulders above teams like Salem, Souhegan, and North. Any of those three teams could give BG a good game. And I think the point is that most of the kids Souhegan is sending on to college ball had offers at 1AA and/or D2, so all of your talking about D3 recruiting as innacurate as it is, is also meaningless in the picture that myself and others are trying to impress upon you. Finally, I'm not the only one telling you guys this so I don't feel too off the mark at all. You guys don't listen, but there have been many others like me that have said the same things and were consiquently barraged by comments. More people agree with me than you think, BG faithful.

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  102. Colleges are irrelevant to high school. The only thing stopping many of BGs players is their height

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  103. Except that BG rubbed Salem into the field turf in august. Make whatever excuse you want it was just a scrimmage for both teams, neither team opened up their offense ( which for Salem isn't much, they run a relatively simple, yet effective, offense so it was pretty much the same and yes I did see them during the season) whatever excuse you want to make. The fact is if you played or coached Salem or any other team that played BG, you KNOW they were the best team and handed you your tails. End of discussion. No more woulda coulda shoulda from souhegan or anyone else, no one wants to hear you tell the world how great you are for sending players to college ball, there are so many factors involved with that that it can't be taken as a legitimate point

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  104. So many different factors? How about just skill and athletic ability? It's not like coaches give out scholarships like candy to any ole kid! You've got to be someone special, out of the norm, the top fraction of a percent of high school football players. I read somewhere that most schools start with a database of 5000 kids and whittle that all the way down to their scholarship recruits (top 20 or so). At that point, coaches recomendations and "self marketing" don't mean jack, just the film matters. Based on that the scholarship rewards are given out. Skill and football ability, that's it.

    And please, everybody knows that the Salem and BG kids can never agree on who won the scrimmage, and even then scrimmages don't matter as some of Salem's and presumably BG's best players didn't even play like Fedrick. From what I've heard from the nonbiased it was close, and we all know Salem just got better as the season went on except for the one game they went on cruise control against Central the last week of the season. North also showed the ability to hang around, and I think we all can agree that Souhegan had some outstanding personelle this year to make it a very interesting game. All of the level heads on here agree. Yes, BG was in my opinion the best team in NH and likely a top 5-10 team in Mass, but it wasn't by THAT much of a difference. Just be happy with that BG kids, and stop trying to put the entire state below you as you so often have done this year. Nobody appreciates it. Regardless, you boys had a great season and good luck next year on the field or in college, whichever you fall under.

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  105. Jeremy - Colin Hay - Merrimack College

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  106. 8:21 Jerickson Fedrick was not there that day. A top LB and biggest fastest RB in DI. Just an FYI. BG had no one that could have stopped him. No one.

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  107. 8:21

    You and BG need to get over yourself. We will never know if you could have beaten Salem last year because you never played the game. Scrimmages don't count in August; coaches on the field and in the huddle, plays being stopped early for teaching lessons and no special teams. It is hypothetical and we will never know. I personally think Salem would have given you BG one heck of a game. The 2009 season is over and you had a great season be happy and move on. We start the 2010 year off with BG playing Salem plus a bunch of other great games to kickoff the season let's start the dialogue....

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  108. frederick wouldve gotten pounded by the bg D!

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  109. Except that BG shut down everyone and this is not a match of one on ones, the BG team would have shut him down like everyone else. I was a BG senior last year and no, I won't get over myself, because the fact is we were by far best team in the state last year. The fact that everyone has to pull out crazy excuses left and right to even argue that their team wouldv been in the game is just a testament to that fact. Everyone seems to be afraid of this player or that player on various teams. None of them scare me. None. There are no garuntees in football so yeah it is possible that a team gets lucky and is still in the game at half time but promise not a single player from last year would even blink at any individual or big 3 you want to mention. Next year is a different story, those kids haven't impressed me with work ethic I wouldn't be surprised at all if they lay an egg next year. But last year it just wasn't even close. Don't care how cocky and ignorant I sound, I earned it, and you didn't. And I LOVE how everyone hates us for it. So keep it up. (by the way a team that lost to central who I wasn't at sll impressed with playing against them, and almost blowing it against timberlane, doesn't exactly send chills down my spine) notice I said team, not player. They were the champs though congrats on that it sure feels great to put that ring on we can all agree to that

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  110. WOW I guess I hit a nerve.. OK then congrats and good luck in your future endeavors.

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  111. 12:03
    A team that beats on WEAKER opponents doesn't send chills down any spines either. Best teams you played.. Pinkerton 5W 6L and CM 5W 5L. Please settle down you were the D2 champs, enjoy the title. Pretty much every player before you earned the D2 title at BG also. Not one person has said that you weren't the best team in the state last year, just not as invincible as you would like to think. Your character shows by the way you just ripped your former teamates. That folks was my last comment on the 2009 season.... on to 2010!!

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  112. Don't talk about anyones character you have no idea what you talking about. Was saying not responsible for what the team does next year and that is no indication of last years team. BG played all the toughest teams that had the stones to play them. The D1 matchup used to be central every year and they got sick of being embarassed and stopped the matchup, now BG schedules the top ranked D1 team going into each year. And yeah weaker opponents, because all opponents they couldv scheduled were weaker, everyone was

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  113. 2:38

    If BG steps up and plays D1 football than we can stop reading your posts and justifications about being the best. Unfortunately for you there a lot of fans who think BG's schedule was although tough; there were too many weeks of playing inferior teams. Staying in D2 results in a less difficult schedule winning a couple of games versus D1 teams is good but do it week in and week out. ToJo had the opportunity to move up and he chose to stay in D2. Solid program that should be playing D1 and going undefeated there would make it special.

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  114. Week in and week out? Please memorial, west, and concord were all easy wins for any respectable team. Timberland not competitive in D2 play both south and Salem close. Exeter consistently beats d1 teams. Keene also a bad D2 team played good D1 teams very close. Not to mention BG has now played, and beaten every D1 team at some point Enough about an easy schedule it been shown that D2 is always right up there with D1. Just because BG made it look easy doesn't mean it was.

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  115. The number after the word division is meaningless. Look at the crossover games. I know it makes all the mediocre D1 kids feel hood about themselves but please. It's getting really old it's a well accepted fact BG wouldv beaten any team in NH last year. Let's move on I loved creaming everyone last year but kindof tired of the pointless arguments. The people who aren't buying BG never will so I don't really care what they think anyway

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  116. Don't take anything away from BG. Better than a solid program and they had a tougher schedule than many D1 teams last year. They were d2 last year nothing the kids could do so they played the toughest crossover games they could. Going undefeated period is special. And the way they did it was even more special. Don't fool yourself this team was very special instead of getting all over them for this and that be happy that this came about and shook up NH and really made big strides for the state. The fact that everyone is trash talking them and comparing themselves to BG 100 times more than any other team is proof enough for me. And seeing them reinforces that

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  117. Lets move on from BG shall we? They were sure the best team I'd ever played against and definately the best in the state by far. Ok there I admit it. Let's move on. I know BG is only responding to people trying to tear them down. So let's just admit it and move on. Who cares if they were D2 they did the best with the schedule they were given. They probably shouldv moved up but they didn't and that's that so what. Chances are they'll be bad again eventually thing tend to go in circles that way so I wouldn't worry about it. Now let's move on. Pinkerton will be in the hunt next year by the way. Pink south and Salem will compete again

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  118. It's a safe bet that not a single BG starter has posted any of these idiotic posts. Players as good as they were are simply too confident to blast everyone elses abilities. What we are witnessing are posts from the BG 'wannabes'. I guarantee you that not a single BG starter would say "Next year is a different story, those kids haven't impressed me with work ethic I wouldn't be surprised at all if they lay an egg next year." (12:03)

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  119. Jeremy, don't delete this post as it's very true! Notice the time differences from 9:25, 9:32, and 9:42. Then notice the general themes in each and the writing style and the point they're trying to get across. Nameless BG player, we all know that's you trying to use the "anonymous" button to further your point even further by posing as others. BG was NOT miles ahead of everybody in the state. Salem, North, and Souhegan all could have played them close (within a couple scores, say 14 points) and maybe even won in the case of Salem. I'm so tired of cocky kids jumping on here as "anonymous" and beating their own drum to make themselves look even better. Again (I think Jeremy deleted this comment too), only the pretenders have to talk about how great they are. The true greats are the ones that don't have to say it, but everyone knows. I see some insecurity out of the BG player's corner. Thank you Jeremy if you don't delete this, because it needs to be heard, all of it.

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  120. Writing styles? Ok professor Einstein. 9:45 too? Nope. There's goes that theory. I'd be willing to bet alot of high school kids are on the computer right around 9 or 10. Maybe posting a few in a row but sorry no one cares about what a blog thinks of their team enough to pose as someone else.

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  121. BG was in the ESPN top Northeast teams. No other NH team was, or probably has been for years. No matter what team you play for, they would've killed you. I am not from BG, but even if I was, it wouldn't matter, because those are facts. Get national recognition (and I don't count Plymouth's win streak, though impressive), and then talk. BG would've beater half the prep schools in the state this year, though a team like that won't be assembled for years to come.

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  122. 12:31

    Speculation. You have no validity in your statement except that BG beat a couple of middle of the pack MA and NH D1 teams last year. This Team was a strong D2 program that had a great season... enough with 2009... it is over... on to 2010

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  123. ESPN doesn't actually put any research into the NH teams though. None of the national new people do. NH is too insignificant when they have to break down states like CA, TX, FL, etc. For the insignificant states like NH, VT, ME, Idaho, etc they just use score and record formulas that punch out "rankings." Too much for ESPN to cover in the nation for them to put all of that effort into breaking down NH football. They do the work for the top 100, but after that the rest is computer rankings based on records, average scores, etc. Playing weak teams doesn't come into it at all because there's no way for a computer to compute that without a person doing the legwork, and as stated ESPN doesn't have the time or manpower to warrant focusing on NH and so on. That's why Maxpreps also always has Plymouth at #1 in NH each year. However, you pit BG against the top teams in NY, NJ, MA, CT and you'll be amazed by just how bad NH football is in comparison.

    And please, the prep schools would wreck any HS team in NH (except maybe a REALLY bad prep school). Kids go PG Prep to get D1 offers. BG couldn't handle a team with 4-5 D1 recruits going at them. They would lose, don't even try that one. And please, the early 2000's Central squads with Schubert would have made the BG kids this year wish they were dead. Honestly, you have got to be kidding me.

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  124. early 2000s central was what you call mean.. guarantee none of those kids would be on this blog tooting their own horns. they would let what really matters talk for them: their performance. they were clear cut best in the state. completely undisputed, and justly so. 2009 bg: good team? yes. clear cut best team in a few years? arguable. if there is no definitive answer, then you didnt earn the bragging rights.

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  125. April 8 1:28- I couldn't agree with you more. After watching Prep games in Mass last year, the level is much higher. One of teams (Cheshire Academy, CT)my son's played against last year sent 5 seniors to DI with scholorships. How many were there from the whole state of NH????

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  126. Were there even blogs in 2000? Really I don't know correct me if I'm wrong. And I'm not seeing anything but defense by BG up here. Everyone is going to flip out at this "BG is so full of themselves blah blah" how was BG not the undisputed best team in the state? Believe it or not they did their best to put together the best D2 schedule possible. Pinkerton was preseason #1 so at least they tried to play the top D1 team. How is it not undisputed? The only undefeated team in D1 2 or 3 with their closest game a win by 28, smoked two of the eventual top teams.(and don't say it doesn't count etc central was chirping bigtime and lost 35-0 in one half running clock) the only debate I'm seeing is whether this team or that would keep it close? Sounds pretty definitive to me

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  127. I didn't see anyone predict BG beating a prep school or an central team from 10 years ago. Both of which are irrelevant here and now. Looking pretty desperate to shut BG down, keep up the good work it is very entertaining

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  128. Ok now I see the prep school but that is a rediculous statement and probably exaggeration by whoever put it up. As a player from BG last year, I ask you to disregard whoever said that and not hold against BG collectively

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  129. First of all, BG blew out Central in an early season SCRIMMAGE when we all know Central didn't figure it out until about week 7 of the regular season. If you want to play it that way, Souhegan also blew Central out of the water in the preseason in their scrimmage. It doesn't mean jack. Fact is that there were teams more than capable of competing with BG, but BG never gave them the chance (way to stay in D2 like men, yeah...). Salem, North, and Souhegan would've been very close games with BG and I think Central proved by the end of the season that they were more than capable as well. Sometimes it takes a team a while to build an identity. Fact is that BG beat nobody last year. Pinkerton was sub-500 and CM was barely .500. Reeeeeeeal quality wins if you ask me, haha.

    By the way, South was the preseason number one, but nice try. Enjoy hiding out in D2.

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  130. BG had people from maxpreps at the CM game and have BG one of the tops in new England, not saying I agree or disagree, just stateing facts.
    Pretty sure BG did great things for new Hampshire this year I don't see why everyone is so down on them

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  131. Isn't this supposed to be about college commits? Shows how obsessed everyone is with BG. Everyone else seems to love bringing them up as much or more than they do. The fact that everyone has to constantly compare themselves to BG and argue that their team would even keep it close says it all for me

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  132. 9:33
    This was a college submits chat. The conversation went to all the great SHS players getting offers and a BG fan/player posted this..... "who cares about scholarships for individuals ... the team is what matters and GUERTIN was the best team by far this year.. Souhegan wouldnt have even scored on BG. Thats the truth!" It was irrevalent to the conversation and started the BG topic. So you see... no one cares but BG.

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  133. That's is bull 9:19. 100%. south and Pinkerton were 1 and 2 and everyone thought Pinkerton would be better because south was losing zocco who carried the ball almost every play the year before. D2 was just about on par with D1 last year so the " my division is better because the # after the D is lower" excuse doesn't fly. We know it makes the the mediocre teams feel tough but please look at any crossover game. All of them.

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  134. heard st a's might land guinto

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  135. kell is going to kent's hill prep school

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  136. Haha, maxpreps sends cameramen! They even sent one to a Pembroke Academy game once! Means nothing. They send cameramen, not high school football expert analysts! BG, keep on telling us how great you are. Xaverian would have knocked you boys out cold!

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  137. But it's not bull, 6:43. South really was the preseason number one. Either way, both South and Pinkerton proved they weren't real contenders this year anyway so the point is mute. Salem and North were much much better.

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  138. the point was that BG did their best to put together as good of a schedule as possible for a D2 team. which like it or not, they were last year. everyone is shutting down Pinkerton and BG but im pretty sure they were the only ones with the balls to play mass teams. and two GOOD mass teams. CM wouldv beaten any team you find for them in NH (except BG apparently)

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  139. CM lost to Xaverian by 2? BG beat CM 52-14 and the 14 only because of two kick returns on the JVs. after going to every everett game this year and several BG games, i would have to say BG was the best team i saw in either state. i dont understand everyones problem with themselves in NH? you would get some recognition if you stopped putting your good teams down

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  140. Xaverian was just so much better than BG, don't get me started. Do not tell me BG could beat a top 100 team in the country or I will start laughing uncontrollably and all credibility in what BG fans are saying will be gone. We still find ways to argue if teams in NH could beat BG if given the chance, let alone the number 88 team in the country!!!

    The Xaverian-CM game was at the end of the year if I recall with Xaverian giving starters lots of breaks for the playoffs. That, mixed with the fact that they were having a terrible game resulted in the score. BG was all juiced up in their game with CM to try and "prove themselves," and Xaverian snoozed through the game with lots of backups in and still won. See the difference? I never saw the BG team more fired up than for that game. Xaverian? That was their bye week basically. Fact is that CM was 5-5 and got beat by many teams that weren't even contenders in MA D1. Xaverian went ahead and romped through the playoffs to win it all by a lot more than 2 points. In fact, I believe they beat Everett 29-0 in the championship game. An Everett team that was much better than CM. That's why you can't look at individual scores as judgement. It's the body of work, and BG would've been clobbered by schools like Xaverian. Clearly Xaverian were trying reeeeal hard to win a meaningless late season game vs CM with backups, haha...

    And please don't pull the "I'm from Mass" thing, because we all know you're not if you're on this blog. Unless if you're a BG player from Mass that is! But then you didn't see every Everett game, did you?

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  141. We get it BG fans there is no better football team in the land.. I really hope you will be able to back up your smack talk in 2010...

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  142. I was a two-year starter on the 2008 and 2009 BG football teams, and I check up on this blog every once in a while to see where my fellow seniors are headed next year. I'm really disappointed in the amount of "BG bashing" taking place, as well as the "Souhegan bashing", for that matter. In fact, it is completely unnecessary to criticize any high school football players/teams on a page that was intended to recognize the accomplishments of our state's college-bound seniors. We have painstakingly worked for four years to reach this point, yet people cannot simply acknowledge our achievements in a positive fashion, and leave it at that. Also, I would like to put an end to some of the BG talks. Here are the facts: We are the players, and we do just that. We do not control the schedule, or what division in which we play. All that we can do is buckle our chinstraps every Friday night, and play the game that we love. Do not try to discredit us for playing in division two, because the truth is that we played the most difficult schedule possible. I promise you that each of us listed on this 2010 committments page is of humble character, and would not post a boastful comment in this section. So please, lets end the BG discussion. Take our season for what it was, the culmination of our ardor and dedication, producing memories that will last us each a lifetime. Congratulations to all of the other senior commits; I am sure that the future holds nothing but success for you.

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  143. Xaverian might have been given the #88 ranking but they were definately not the 88th best team in the country. I bet there are 88 teams in Texas and Cali alone that were better than Xaverian. Wasn't that impressed with xaverian. Also it is worth mentioning that Pinkerton played another top mass team and almost came away with the win, they got very unlucky with fumbles. Cm was a good team and would be a great team in NH. They were undefeated going into the BG game and had lots of key players injured in or right after the BG game. Coincidence? By the time they played xaverian, 3 captains were injured, among other key players. BG jacked up for the game? DUHHH!!! I can't believe you are holding it against them that they stepped up in a big game.

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  144. Please, BG faithful, please. Xaverian SMOKED Everett in the D1 Mass Championship 29-0. Everett was about 10 thousand notches above CM in every category. CM was undefeated going into the BG game because their first few games were against weak Mass D1 teams and I believe a few Mass D2 teams as well. Once they hit the real part of their schedule they were nothing. CM would be a fringe playoff team maybe in NH D1, maybe. Xaverian snoozed with backups for a 3 point win to a mediocre CM team, but when the chips were on the table they simply blew out Everett in the ship. BG could not hope to compete with Xaverian any more than the Fisher Cats could the Red Sox. Also, Pinkerton was doubled up by Brockton. Hardly "almost" beating them if you ask me personally. Finally, the point is that BG stepped up for what was a big game for them, but a snoozer for Xaverian. The point you're missing is that it wasn't even close to an exciting game for Xaverian's players, coaches, and fans. Xaverian romped through the playoffs against teams way better than CM. Please, just because the BG boys got all juiced up for one middle of the road Mass team doesn't make them rulers of New England high school football. Sorry, doesn't cut it. Finally, the experts actually did put research into Xaverian putting them at number 88. I'll take the experts' opinions over yours, thank you. BG people need to stop claiming world supremacy here. I very much doubt a BG player with his head on straight would even make the claims you are, BG super fan!!!

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  145. Wait so the rankings count if they help your point but not if they hurt it? That's odd

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  146. How could BG not be pumped up for that. All we knew at the time was BG was playing an undefeated D1 mass team. Look at CM at full health, they wouldv been a great NH team or MA team. They got bit by the injury bug very hard and weren't able to compensate. It happens. With CM missing as many players as they did for Xaverian, BG couldv snoozed to a bigger victory than 2 points that is for sure. And Pinkerton was down 7 with the ball at the end of the game when they fumbled in their own end. If you were there you wouldv known that.

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  147. 4:36, the point about pinkerton and brockton was that the game was tied until 1:20 left when brockton scored and than a fumble on the kick off was another score. Pinkerton down this year but strange because at least 5 are playing at legitimate schools in college. (think guinto st A's but not official yet)

    BG probably would have won D1 this year but not head and shoulders above Salem and North. CM very similiar to fringe NH playoff teams this year. Ex. Pinkerton beat Londonderry 54 - 19 and Londonderry was 5th place team. Game just got out of control for them. Similiar to Game getting out of control for CM against BG.

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  148. CM was a weak D1 team in Mass, face it and stop making excuses to try and make BG look straight up godly. You've heard. And the USA Today, ESPN, and Rivals actually DO put research into their top 100 teams. They however don't put research into states like NH when they do BS regional rankings. Also, never did find the Northeast ESPN rankings with BG. Weird...

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  149. CM lost by 2 to Xaverian 30-28, and Xaverian won the division title undefeated in gillette stadium, BG spanked CM 52-13 get real, BG could of competed with anyone in the region.

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  150. Hahahahaha, yeah right! Xaverian also beat Everett 29-0 in the states championship game. Everett was w-a-y better than CM. Xaverian rested a ton of their starters on top of the fact that they didn't really "show up" for a game that meant nothing to them as they had the 1 seed locked already pretty much. Fact is that it was the end of the regular season and Xaverian didn't want to screw up the playoffs by getting injuries and fatigue in a meaningless game against a vastly inferior opponent. BG on the other hand came out fired up to try and "prove themselves" in midseason against CM. Also, most if not all of CM's injuries were back considering it was a late season game and they had plenty of time.

    9:59 has some good ideas as well, but I honestly feel that Brockton was vastly superior to Pinkerton, it's just that that was the one game all year Pinkerton played together well as a team and came out pumped and Brockton slumped a bit. Either way, Brockton I don't believe made it too far in the playoffs if I recall. CM would indeed be a fringe D-I playoff team in NH, no doubt about it. I was at the BG-CM game in person and came away not too impressed with CM. Granted, they were playing a tough BG team, but other teams like Winny still managed to impress me some against BG so that's no excuse.

    You simply cannot use single game scores to justify things on here. There's so many factors that you need to put it into context first. According to what the BG faithful seem to be putting forward with their scores theory, CM is much better than Everett and nearly as good as Xaverian based on scores, so therefore BG would dominate in Mass. That's just not true as we have learned through the fact Xaverian didn't take the game seriously and rested many starters or took them out early and still won with backups. They then massacred their way through the playoffs to beat Everett 29-0 in the ship. An Everett team that was vastly superior to CM. In a game with a motivated Xaverian vs a motivated BG, I'll take the number 88 team in the country with D1 scholarship recruits on it's roster any day. If arguments can be made for NH teams being able to play with BG based on observations of neutral fans, do you really think that BG would then be able to take on a top 100 team? No, that tickles me to the core so much that I can't stop laughing. Why don't you boys go schedule Don Bosco and see what happens. I would love to see that. If not, at least schedule a Xaverian or Everett so we can see you knocked back down to earth, BG faithful. I can't believe I'm reading the stuff I'm reading from all the BG boys!!!!!

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  151. The Best Team in Mass was Reading.
    CM had ZERO wins in Mass D-1.

    End of Story.

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  152. CM was missing tons of players in the Xaverian game you pulled that out of thin air. And comparing the don bosco thing is rediculous. Don bosco is consistently one of the best teams in the country they would stomp xaverian or bg with their eyese closed. That being said BG last year bs xaverian wouldv been a great game I would pay alot to see. Honestly don't care about the D1 recruits your mentioning, can you name them? There was one maybe two. CM also had one at offensive tackle, solano ran circles around him the whole game. And those rankings are researched in mass only slightly more than NH. Meaning that the top NH teams get as much research as the top mass ones. Which isn't much. Don't know what people think is in the water over in mass, but let me tell you, they are exactly the same just more people. I don't think Xaverian wouldv beaten CM by almost 40 more than they did just by "trying". Bg made CM look bad when they were peaking health wise. Look at the athletes and individuals one at a time and evaluate them then.

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  153. Look at the 5 d1 teams they played then talk

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  154. Hey guys, you keep trying to compare yourselves to Mass teams. Take a look at the top and compare where NH boys are going to college next year. Then take a look at the following two links and compare. Before you do, understand both of these posts are both over 2 months old so there have been other signings.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/high_school/index.php/2010/02/03/signing-day/

    http://www.courant.com/sports/high-school-football/hc-state-fb-recruits-0202,0,6366488.htmlstory

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  155. Anonymous said...
    Look at the 5 d1 teams they played then talk

    I did. they played 4. Zero and Four.
    None of the 4 they played made the Mass Top 20,except Xaverian.

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  156. Go and Beat CM in ice hockey and we will all enjoy talking about that.

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  157. 6:05, If you take population and prep schools into account NH is very consistent with who plays in college compared to mass. There is no reason it should be that far off.

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  158. FYI:
    Copy of Regional rankings from ESPNrise.com


    Tuesday, December 22, 2009
    Updated: December 28, 3:06 PM ET
    Final Regional Rankings
    By Mark Tennis and Doug Huff
    ESPNRISE.com

    The following are the regional rankings following Week 16 of the high school football season, games played through Saturday, Dec. 19.

    East Region Top 20
    (Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia)

    1. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) 12-0 (1)
    2. Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) 15-0 (2)
    3. Linganore (Frederick, Md.) 14-0 (3)
    4. La Salle College (Wyndmoor, Pa.) 14-1 (5)
    5. Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) 11-1 (4)
    6. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) 11-1 (6)
    7. Xaverian (Westwood, Mass.) 13-0 (7)
    8. North Tonawanda (North Tonawanda, N.Y.) 13-0 (8)
    9. Thomas Dale (Chester, Va.) 12-2 (10)
    10. Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) 13-1 (11)
    11. Easton (Easton, Pa.) 13-2 (12)
    12. Sweet Home (Amherst, N.Y.) 13-0 (14)
    13. State College (State College, Pa.) 12-3 (9)
    14. Ridley (Folsom, Pa.) 13-2 (13)
    15. Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) 12-3 (15)
    16. Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.) 12-1 (16)
    17. North Penn (Lansdale, Pa.) 13-1 (17)
    18. Bishop Guertin (Nashua, N.H.) 12-0 (18)
    19. Broad Run (Ashburn, Va.) 14-0 (19)
    20. South Charleston (South Charleston, W.Va.) 13-1 (20)

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  159. College players are irrelevant. And also those rankings are rediculous. The truth lies somewhere in the middle, as always. BG was definately the best team in NH. Possibly best in mass. Xaverian was not top 7 in the east. I bet we could find 7 teams in w. Va alnoe better than xaverian. Doesn't mean they aren't an outstanding team and same goes for BG

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  160. We aren't talking about ice hockey so that is irrelevant, but yes they are a powerhouse. They legitimately, yet legally, recruit players. Speaking of powerhouse everyone should check out bg lax this year. Returning 4 all Americans from last year. If they go undefeated, they will be a top 20 team in the country. And that ranking will be legitimate

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  161. Here we go again. An undefeated season gets a USA top 20. There will be at least 750 Lax Teams that go undefeated in the Country.

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  162. Except Xaverian was number 88 in the country and everything, so yeah... BG was best in NH with Salem, North, and Souhegan pretty close behind but yet not too close, and Xaverian and the top 5 teams in Mass were light years ahead of BG. Those rankings are the ones where the ESPN guys go "Uh, we didn't really research NH, VT, or ME. Let's use a score and record algorithm to find one team. Oh, there's one! Let's stick them in at the end somewhere so that our list looks well balanced! Brilliant!"

    Fact is that BG kids can talk and talk and talk, but it doesn't prove anything. Number 88 in a top 100 that is truly researched speaks volumes. Sorry BG boys, have fun in college next year because you had so many grand opportunities to play ball at a high level that you "passed up" because it was time to "hang em up." Haha, Jeremy don't delete that.

    And yes BG lax is legit. You won't here me doubt them when national rankings discussions start up. That right there is legit, so I'm not just a BG hater. I'm just a cocky-kid-posting-anonymously hater, if you get me.

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  163. I bet I could find 88 teams in fla tx and Cali alone that would stomp xaverian. So the same thing applies to the top 100 rankings. I'd believe the top 50 other than that no way

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  164. BG lax isn't even fair, they literally won't have to try in a single game this year they definately are worthy of top 20. Many in the upper top 20 would smoke even them though. I don't get everyone's problem with kids not playing in college.

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  165. I don't get why souhegan is in the discussion over BG when they weren't even top 5. Not undefeated. With a horrendous schedule. Not trying to start another arguement, just stating facts. Now let's leave this thread to just "so and so will be playing ___ at ___." "oh congrats so and so"

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  166. Ok, someone said that with Prep Schools and populations into account, the averages of NH kids and Mass/Conn kids are equal? What coolaid are your drinking? Look at the number of Mass/Conn kids are going to DI schools. Now compare it to NH boys. Nowhere close. Then look at the NH boys that go to prep schools to get better looks. It makes your argument even more lame. The NH kids are doing thier best, but Mass/Conn/Prep schools are light years ahead of the NH schools. BG included. Sorry to bring reality to you!

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  167. I played for winnacunnet this year. HANDS DOWN BG WAS THE BEST TEAM THIS YEAR. This year we played north in a scrimage and beat them. This year timberlane played salem and lost in overtime. Timberlane didnt make the playoffs in d2 and salem was the d1 champs. And souhegan barely beat merrimack who was second to last in d2. Those are the facts. BG was bigger faster and stronger than every team this year and worked like a machine. And they all played with fire and hit every down. Souhegan north and salem would have all got killed by BG. Teams like exeter and winnacunnet would have had a way better shot in D1 this year and probably would have been the finals match up. Any one that disagrees with BG being the best team this year has know idea wat they are talking about and needs to wake up and realize that the cardinals dominated this year and D2 was better than D1 and probably will be next year.

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  168. 10:14
    1. You don't play for Winny.
    2. BG will have thier chance on Sept 3rd, 2010... no excuses.

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  169. It is 2010, not 2009. Can we all agree to move on?

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  170. Wow, let's all bring up scrimmages now, hahahaha! Tell me, just how little of a crap did the North kids care as they scrimmaged you? And maybe Salem just had a bad game against Timberlane since it was a meaningless game and they didn't care? And maybe you didn't notice Souhegan fooling around the entire Turky Bowl (first play was a flea flicker I believe) as they served up flea flickers and the players were joking around ON THE FIELD with the Merrimack kids. After winning a state championship, who really wants to get up at 7:30 to play a meaningless game on Thanksgiving at 10? Did you also see them take out the starters against Merrimack in the fourth quarter and end the game kneeling on the Merrimack 5 yard line with the JVs in for Souhegan and the varsity D in for Merrimack? 35-21 was hardly justice. Souhegan wasn't even "there" and still won a meaningless game by two scores (not BARELY winning). They could have and would have wrecked Merrimack in a meaningful game. They knew they would win either way(how many in a row is that now?) so they chose to have some fun. I know, I was there and heard the joking on the field from the stands! I suspect the same sort of thing was the deal with Salem vs Timberlane. Salem was just so much better than Timberlane, don't make me cry. This is why single game scores can be misleading. Oh, Central winning 54-17 against Londonderry must mean Londonderry was REAL bad. Oh wait, they barely missed the playoffs! Huh! Really, do more than read box scores BG, I mean "Winny" Player...

    P.S. Salem, North, and Souhegan all could have played with BG, and Xaverian would easily beaten BG. BG was probably the best team in the state, but not by that much.

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  171. Winny kid, your actually right. How come it's no excuses until the d2 teams plays a good game or even beats the d1 team. I can tell you don't play for BG because s BG kid would acknowlege we were tiny, nit big like you said. Other than that all compelling points. Right after that, next years bg team will be completely different and not even close to as good, while I believe Salem will be better. So this game is really no indication of last years teams, where BG would have and did stomp Salem. That being said this page is for college commitments so let's leave it to that from now on

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  172. Wait so Londonderry is impressive now and missed the playoffs, but the team that beat them for the final spot is s bad meaningless team? I'm confused

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  173. I agree that the turkey game is meaningless and mo one wants to play it, no less cares about winning it. But the other scrimmages are convincing to me. If it is too close to call that is one thing, but if one team stomps another I think it shows who is the better team. It's the first tests for teams and they are always eager to play those game. As far as iv seen in the ones iv gone to they tend to be very heated (both temperature and style... yes, a terrible pun!) the bg Salem scrimmage was an exception. Both teams were without a doubt giving their all, though not their playbook at all. But the kids were able to play very competitively and still chat and stay friendly between plays. I am a Salem parent and was proud of the class of our boys, and the BG side should be proud as well. And yes BG did dominate that scrimmage but I would like to think that Salem wouldv kept it within a 2 or 3 posession score in a real game. Next year we should win though I'd say after all the seniors leaving BG

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  174. Compared to Xaverian, yes Pinkerton is not that good. And compared to the playoff teams in D-I, Pinkerton was on a lower level. The point wasn't that Londonderry was impressive. The point was that crazy stuff happens. That's why they play the games and don't just go off of the newspaper predictions.

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  175. for all of you people who think im from bg im not. And you need to stop making excuses for these games because as a senior who is now done with highschool football i dont care who your playing and what division the other team is from you go out there and play to win. Anyone who jokes around in there last high school football game doesnt have the fight and desire to go out there and beat a team of about 30 hungry seniors from Bishop Guertin.
    -max fatello #20 whs

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  176. 6:44 and 8:46(you're not a Salem Parent) those sound like excuses for the Sept 3rd game already.

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  177. how did this go from football commitments to the world vs bg?

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  178. I am a Salem parent actually so stop assuming everyone else is ignorant enough to deny facts against all logic just so that the point you want to be true, us the true one. Stop thinking everyone is posing as others on here these theories are rediculous. No one cares about blogs enough to pose as someone else

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  179. Doesn't sound like an excuse sounds like all blatently obvious facts to me.

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  180. Sorry Jeremy but he's right I don't think that's a hit on your site just that it's really just banter about HS sports, nothing worth posing as someone else about

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  181. 12:41
    You just posed as someone other than the original poster. No one would have entered that apology other than the poster.

    How cool is it that Keene is getting lights this year!!!!

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  182. Sorry that it looked like that but I was not trying to post as the original poster just agreeing and apologizing to Jeremy haha

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  183. Feehan comitted to Saint Anselm

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  184. logan placey 2010- merrimack high comitted to stone hill

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  185. What is all this "committed" nonsense?
    If you are not getting a free ride you are simply "attending" a school. Most of these kids won't last two seasons playing in college. It's an entirely different situation than HS ball.
    Enjoy the experience, but relax with the commitment talk...you play in NH.

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  186. Wow, 1:58, really? Have you got nothing better to do with yourself than rag on kids who have opportunities you never had? You also can have a partial offer at D2 and 1AA to commit with, or did you in you undeniable wisdom forget that part? I guess because Proulx only got a three quarter scholarship to a D1 school he can't commit, right? And true, some will eventually quit, but I'd imagine most will stick with it even if they aren't superstars. Really, aren't you cool! Those are D2 schools. Nothing to take a big ole steamer on there buddy.

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  187. 1:58 is the Mr. Negative on this board. I agree, he's only being that way cuz of his own shortcommings. Kind of funny if you ask me. You go guys. Make the most of everything you get the opportunity to do! As the 5 year old said on opening night, "Screw em!"

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  188. guinto----pinkerton----unh

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