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2016 Mansfield Football

2016 Gridiron Club of Mansfield Golf Tournament

Information and registration

Please join us for the Gridiron Club of Mansfield Golf Tournament
to benefit the Mansfield High School Football Program
on Friday August 5, 2016.
We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful Olde Scotland Links in Bridgewater, MA (
Registration starts at 6:45am, with continental breakfast provided.
The event includes a 4-person Scramble format, with a Shot Gun start at 7:30am.
There is a steak tip dinner, and awards reception including a raffle and auction immediately following the golf.

Mansfield Family Fun Night

July 12, 2016

Family Fun Night
The boys represented Mansfield High School Football with great pride and respect tonight at Family Fun Night.
They enjoyed playing corn-hole with the kids of Mansfield while helping raise money to support the Shane Farrell Foundation.
The boys helped to raise $700 that night.


Diogo DeSousa

Web site information

Results will be posted in 2-3 weeks.

Diogo has been selected as one of the top 100 football specialists in the nation and has been invited to attend the Kohl's/ESPN National Invitational Scholarship Camp in Wisconsin from July 23-25th.
Diogo will be provided airfare, hotel and camp tuition as an invited prospect and he will compete to be one of 10 high school players to be named pre-season All-American and a chance to play in one of 2 All-American games in January.
Diogo has been the Varsity kicker/punter at Mansfield HS for the last 2 years and will be entering his senior year.

Opiate Awareness Night

Stop Addiction

Opiate Awarness

Mansfield Police and Mansfield Gridiron Club hosted an Opiate Awareness Night at the MHS Auditorium on Monday, June 6th. School Resource Officers Wright and Connor, along with organizers from the Gridiron Club of Mansfield are proud to have Cory Palazzi as the keynote speaker.

Cory was a prominent student athlete and National Honor Society student at Taunton High School who suffered a shoulder injury for which he was prescribed pain killers.
He found himself addicted to the prescription opiates and later heroin. After Cory and his family share their story, there will be light refreshments in the cafeteria and an open discussion for anyone who has questions.

It is no secret that the Commonwealth has seen an unprecedented increase in opioid use and, consequently, opioid-related deaths over the last four years. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, unintentional opioid-related deaths in the Commonwealth rose from 668 in 2012 to 1,526 in 2015. The DPH tracks opiates prescribed to patients in each county.
In the first quarter of 2016, there were 37,439 individuals receiving Schedule II Opioids, that's 6.8& of the population.
This isn't someone else's problem. This is happening here.
For 1 in 15 people, misuse of prescription pain medication leads to heroin use within 10 years.

Photos from the event



Coach Redding

He has been voted president of the
Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Assosiation

for 2016-2017

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Josh Schafer was selected for the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award.
He received the award at a banquet on Sunday, May 15th.

Josh is the 11th player from Mansfield selected for the award.

Josh Schafer

Next Gridiron Meeting

August 18th, 7:00 PM, MHS library
This is a manditory meeting for ALL parents!

2016 Membership updated 7/26/16


MA High School Football Coaches Association
MA Football Coaches

Courageous Player Award
Nick Martin

Nick Martin

The 30th Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame Awards Banquet was held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Double Tree Hotel in Westboro.
Thirteen players were awarded the Paul Costello Courageous Player Award, given to players throughout the state who have overcome hardship and/or adversity, and still were able to contribute to their high school football programs.


Mansfield Football on the road again!

to play Calvert Hall on Friday 9/9/16
Calvert Hall College High School
8102 La Salle Road, Baltimore, MD 21286

They will spend four days on the road
Highlights of the trip;
Tour of the Capital building, Lincoln and Vietnam memorials,
Arlington Cemetery, U. S. Naval Academy

All expenses are covered by fund raisers and the Gridiron Club.


Meet the 2016 Football Captains

2016 Football Captains

Left to right; A.J. Gibbs, Fred Wybieracki, Travis Sjoberg, Anthony DeGirolamo, Brian Lynch



Our 2015 Photo album


Past seasons photo links

2014 season photos
2013 season photos
Older Game Photos
2016 Membership

2016 composite schedule
updated 7/9/16

2015 Team Roster


2015 Freshman page

The future of Mansfield Football.


2015 Stats page
updated 11/27/15
11 games
Game Stats and season stats
Defensive stats have been added.


The Foxboro Game

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Varsity Coaching Staff

L to R: Bob Brunelle, Ray Cattaneo, Tim Selmon, Mark DeGirolamo, Ed Rodrigues, Mike Redding

Leadership Training

The Mansfield coaching staff runs a leadership training seminar once a month for members of the football team.

During these sessions a verity of subjects are covered:
1-Goal setting (Personal life goals, scholastic goals and athletic goals)
2-Handling problem social situations.
3-Involvement in community activities.
4-Honoring the traditions established by their predecessors.
5-Proper nutrition/healthy lifestyles.
6-Team building activities.

These and many other subjects are discussed. Attendance is voluntary.
The object of these seminars is to help make the students a more responsible member of the school and community at large.

The coaching staff believes that it is our responsibility to engage these student athletes in a leadership curriculum. We believe that our student athletes are members of the community first and football players second. By developing the character of our players we believe they will become life-long contributing members of the community.

Power Point Slide Presentations

Slide presentation

Setting goals

Slide presentation

Field of Honor




You are not forgotten
Since World War I, more than 92,000 American soldiers are unaccounted for.
This unoccupied seat is dedicated to the memory of the brave men and woman and to the sacrifices each made in serving this country.
Dedicated October 4, 2014

Mansfield High School Football Program
Mission statement

Provide student athletes an enjoyable, rewarding experience in athletics that also allows them to develop skills and values that will afford them the opportunity to be successful, contributing members of the 21st century society.
We consider ourselves a "college prep" program on and off the field and we will do everything we can to prepare your son to be accepted to a competitive college or university of his choice and, if interested, to continue his playing career on the college level.


Attentive, involved and respectful in the classroom.
Conscientious in completing assignments and preparing for evaluations.
Long-term preparation to earn a college degree and pursue a rewarding career.

Goal: Pass all classes and earn Honor roll status (team goal 80%)


Accept the challenges and responsibilities of leadership.
Be enthusiastic role models for younger student athletes by example.
Become involved in school and community activities.
Volunteer your time to help others who are less able or less fortunate.

Example: Volunteer for leaf raking for the elderly, Relay for Life, Student Gov't.


Develop an appreciation for hard work, preparation and commitment.
Compete with your best effort and intensity, but always with sportsmanship.
Build teamwork skills and the ability to work toward goals with others.
Represent the school and community with pride and class in all areas.

Win with class, lose with dignity, but never surrender!
Team unity is most important in times of adversity!

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Title: Mansfield High School Football, MA.


Under Coach Redding (1988-present)

State Division Two Championship

In 2013 Mansfield won the first true state championship
and was consensus number one team in Massachusetts
by all major news outlets

Seven Super Bowl


Div. III
1992: 1994: 1996: 2003:
Div. II
2004: 2010: 2013

Hockomock League Champs

1989, 1992, 1994, 1996
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
2012, 2013


Mansfield Football Media/Fan Guide

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Includes records, history & statistics

Road Warriors

In the past MHS has played:

DUNBAR (MD) 29-26
KEENE (N.H.) 34-00


Mansfield Gridiron History

Sports Hall of Fame

Check here for complete details

Nomination should be sent to PO Box 481, Mansfield, MA 02048 (c/o Gridiron Club).
Nomination form

Gridiron Club of Mansfield

Football History Site

In Memory of Coach Al DeSimone



Thanksgiving is still special in Mansfield!


Table of contents


Super Bowl Years
1992 season
1994 Season
1996 season
2003 Season
2004 Season
2010 Season
2013 Season

Greatest games
Hall of Fame (Football)
Hall of Fame (New)
MA Super Bowl
Super Bowl years


Guide book
Town web site
Two point decision
Weight room
Membership list

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