Mansfield High School Football

2004 Season

13-0

Hockomock Champion

Division 2A Super Bowl Champion

Back to back Super Bowl Champs

25-0 (Two years)


Hockomock
League
Hockomock League

2004 Regular season

Results

Fri. Sept. 17 Keene,NH, (M-34 K-0)

Sun. Sept. 26 Oliver Ames, (M-41 OA-7)

Sat. Oct. 2 @Bishop Feehan, (M-17 BF-7)

Fri Oct. 8 @ Canton, (M-43 C-6)

Fri Oct 15 Franklin, (M-28 F-0)

Sat. Oct. 23 @King Philip, (M-42 KP-0)

Fri. Oct.. 29 @ North Attleboro, (M-21 NA-17)

Sat. Nov. 6 Stoughton, (M-35 S-9)

Sat. Nov. 13 @ Sharon, (M-33 S-6)

Thur. Nov. 25 Foxboro, (M-34 F-7)

Tue. Nov 30 Mass Div 2 play-offs
Plymouth North at Alumni Field, (M-28 PN-22)

Sat Dec 4 Mass Div 2 Super Bowl
Walpole at Curry College (M-24 W-14)


(Game Twelve) Walpole

Division Two Super Bowl

Sat. Dec. 4 Coach: Danny Villa (fourth year, 21-13).

Last year's record: 9-2.

Mike Redding was standing in the middle of Alumni Field during his summer football camp this year.
At that time, the Hockomock League preseason talk was all about how Foxboro was going to win the league title.
After a 13-0 season in 2003, Mansfield was slated for the middle of the pack in the Hock because of all of the losses due to graduation.
How do you replace a senior class like the one Hornets had in 2003?
Redding wasn't taking away thing from his players on that team, but he was having trouble understanding why the Hornets were being written off too quickly.
"We beat them (Foxboro) Thanksgiving and our JV's were undefeated," said Redding on that day. "We have a lot of good players left, but nobody knows about them."
Switch to a cold day in the middle of the Curry College football field when Mansfield quarterback Tyler D'Ambra took a knee in the closing seconds of Saturday's Div. 2 Super Bowl game against Walpole, those "unknowns" were very much known to everyone in the Hockomock League and in the entire state.
With a 24-14 win over the Rebels, at Curry College on Saturday, Mansfield won their second straight Super Bowl title, finishing the year with a perfect 12-0 record. Mansfield has won 25 games in a row.
Oh yeah, those "unknowns" are going to be getting rings and jackets again this year.

Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield7100724
Walpole700714

Scoring summary:
First quarter
Mansfield-Mike Walch 14 pass from Tyler D'Ambra (Bryan Young kick), 2:25.
Walpole-Andrew Denehy 9 run (Jeff Cuqua kick), 0:48.
Second quarter
Mansfield-Walch 6 run (Young kick), 8:12.
Mansfield-Young 38 field goal, 1 :29.
Fourth quarter
Mansfield-Matt McHugh 4 pass from D'Ambra (Young kick), 4:39.
Walpole-Rich Carty 3 pass from Alex Dulski (Cuqua kick), 1 :42.
1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yardsPenalties
Mansfield 163311032288-74
Walpole 15246621904-40

Individual Mansfield statistics

RUSHING:
D'Ambra 6-21, Walch 4-23, J. Creeden 7-26, McHugh 11-33.
PASSING:
D'Ambra 11-14-1-228.
RECEIVING:
McDermott 7-163, Walch 3-61, McHugh 1-4.
FIELD GOALS missed:
None

(Game Eleven) Plymouth North

Division Two play-off

Coach: Bill Burkhead (fourth year, 26-6).
Last year's record: 9-2.
This year's record: 9-2.

Jeffrey Creeden saved Mansfield from peril with interceptions in the final minute of each half last night as the Hornets escaped with a 28-22 victory over Plymouth North to earn a spot in the Division 2 Super Bowl.
Creeden, who had three interceptions overall and also rushed for a critical 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, snared an Alan Fernandes pass at Plymouth North's 34-yard line with 22 seconds left in the game. The Eagles were looking to make a charge following a Mansfield punt with 1:09 remaining. Instead, Mansfield (11-0) extended its winning streak to 24 games as it seeks back-to-back Super Bowl titles.
"I think it was a phenomenal football game," said Mansfield coach Mike Redding. "The two of us have been two of the best in Division 2 the last few years. We proved it was a great level of play."

Editors note: Going into the PN game the entire football team contacted a severe case of the flu.
There was a question about several starters being able to play.

Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield7140728
Plymouth North707822

Scoring summary:
First quarter
PN _ Sean McClellan 5 pass from Alan Fernandes (Scott Savastano kick), 6:17.
Mans - Mike Walch 12 pass from Tyler D'Ambra (Bryan Young kick), 1:51.
Second quarter
Mans - Jon Antonucci 5 pass from D'Ambra (Young kick), 5:13.
Mans - Brett McDermott 37 pass from D'Ambra (Young kick), 2:14.
Third quarter
PN - Savastano 4 pass from Fernandes (Savastano kick), 4:54.
Fourth quarter
Mans - Jeff Creeden 1 run (Young kick),
PN - Shamel Shorter 16 run (Shane Pikor pass from McClellan), 3:03.
1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yardsPenalties
Mansfield 1528628-1501368-85
Plymouth North 1729122-872144-50

Individual Mansfield statistics

RUSHING:
J. Creeden 13-82, Walch 7-43, D'Ambra 5-6, McHugh 3-19
PASSING:
D'Ambra 8-14-0-136.
RECEIVING:
McHugh 2-27, Antonucci 2-14, Walch 1-12, McDermott 2-61, J. Creeden 1-22.
FIELD GOALS:
None

(Game Ten) FOXBORO

Coach: Jack Martinelli (23d year, 172-54-5).
Last year's record: 7-3.

Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield0277034
Foxboro70007

Scoring summary:
First quarter
Fox - Tom Cheney 29 pass from Ross Giffune (Tim Cheney kick), 3:28.
Second quarter
Mans - Mike Walch 7 pass from Tyler D'Ambra (Bryan Young kick), 10:55.
Mans - Brett McDermott 22 pass from D'Ambra (Young kick), 4:39.
Mans - Jeff Creeden 2 run (Young kick), 1:19.
Mans - McDermott 27 pass from D'Ambra (kick failed), 1:07.
Third quarter
Mans - McDermott 27 pass from D'Ambra, (Young kick), 1:50.
1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yardsPenalties
Mansfield 1623633-911645-43
Foxboro 1216719-109975-62

Individual Mansfield statistics

RUSHING:
J. Creeden 13-39, Walch 5-6, D'Ambra 5-22, McHugh 4-11, DiPietrantonio 3-7, McNeil 1-1, DiSanto 1-4, Powers 1-1.
PASSING:
D'Ambra 10-13-0-164, Young 0-1-0-0, Gilson 0-0-0-0.
RECEIVING:
McHugh 2-15, McDermott 5-133, Walch 2-14, Antonucci 1-2.
FIELD GOALS:
None.

(Game Nine) SHARON

Coach: Roland James (10th year, 25-64-1).
Last year's record: 4-6.

Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield20130033
Sharon06006

Scoring summary:
First quarter
Mans - Eric DiPietrantonio 78 kickoff return (Bryan Young kick), 10:44.
Mans - Brett McDermott 50 pass from Tyler D'Ambra (Young kick), 7:55.
Mans - McDermott 6 pass from D'Ambra (kick failed), 0:07.
Second quarter
Shr - Corey McCue 35 pass from Drew Wallace (kick failed), 6:01.
Mans - Mike Walch 37 run (Young kick), 4:35.
Mans - Jon Antonucci 19 pass from D'Ambra (kick failed), 0:57.
1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yardsPenalties
Mansfield9243151100 7-40
Sharon9157103744-20

Individual Mansfield statistics

RUSHING:
DiPietrantonio 3-13, Walch 3-42, McHugh 5-78, Powers 4-6, DiSanto 3-6, McNeil 3'6.
PASSING:
D'Ambra 5-6-0-95, Gilson 1-1-0-5
RECEIVING:
McDermott 3-68, McHugh 1-8, Antonucci 1-19, Murphy 1-5.
FIELD GOALS:
None

(Game Eight) STOUGHTON

Coach: Greg Burke (14th year, 70-58-4).Returns after one year off.
Last year's record: 2-9.

Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield21140035
Stoughton00000

First quarter
Msf. Tyler D'Ambra 28 run (Bryan Young kick), 7:35.
Msf. - Mike Walch 1O run (Young kick), 2:29.
Msf. - Brian Mallett 16 pass from D'Ambra (Young kick), 0:31.
Second quarter
Msf. - Jeff Creeden 28 run (Young kick), 8:42.
Msf. - Matt McHugh 19 run (Young kick), 1:32.
1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yardsPenalties
Mansfield18396277105 4-25
Stoughton610173732-10

Individual Mansfield statistics

RUSHING:
Creeden 5-51, McHugh 8-77, D'Ambra 5-62, Walch 4-30, DiPietranio 5-15, McNeil 2-minus 1, Powers 1-10, Gilson 1-minus 2, Pignone 1-1, Lincoln 2-17, DiSanto 3-15, West 2-minus 4.
PASSING:
D'Ambra 3-6-0-81, Gilson 0-1-0-0, Walch 1-1-0-44.
RECEIVING:
McDermott 2-60, Antonucci 1-19, Mallett 1-16.
MISSED FIELD GOALS:
None.

(Game Seven) North Attleboro

Coach: Kurt Kummer (first year)
Last year's record: 8-1-1.

Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield0147021
North Attleboro683017

Scoring summary:

First quarter
NA - Anthony Sherman 3 run (rush failed), 0:51.
Second quarter
NA - Aaron Fears 36 pass from Brett Luongo (Chris Swanson pass from Luongo), 10:37.
Mans - Matt McHugh 2 run (Bryan Young kick),2:41.
Mans - Mike Walch 1 run (Young kick), 0: 15.
Third quarter
Mans - Brett McDermott 95 kickoff return (Young kick), 10:45.
NA - Eric Vandeventer 25 FG, 8:54.
Fourth quarter
1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yardsPenalties
Mansfield12184681280-0
North Attleboro112451121352-15

Individual Mansfield statistics

RUSHING:
McHugh 6-9, J. Creeden 10-33, Walch 11-18, D'Ambra 3-8.
PASSING:
D'Ambra 8-15-0--128.
RECEIVING:
McDermott 4-60, J. Creeden 1-10, Antonucci 2-42, McHugh 1-16.
FIELD GOALS MISSED: None.

(Game Six) King Philip

Coach: Bob Reardon (third year, 11-10).
Last year's record: 8-3.


Scoring summary:
Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield21210042
King Philip00000

Scoring summary:
First quarter
Mans - Matt McHugh 9 run (Bryan Young kick), 8:20.
Mans - Eric DiPietrantonio 28 run (Young kick), 5:16.
Mans - Brett McDermott 59 pass from Tyler D'Ambra (Young kick), 3:00.
Second quarter
Mans - McHugh 64 run (Young kick), 7:27.
Mans _ Mike Walch 26 run (Young kick), 5:55.
Mans - DiPietrantonio 33 run (Young kick), 2:44.
1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yardsPenalties
Mansfield154163041123-15
King Philip61038370-0

Individual Mansfield statistics

RUSHING:
Creeden 1-15, McHugh 4-73, Walch 5-37, DiPietrantonio 5-110, Barnes 1-6, DiSanto 8-40, Powers 3-7, McNeil 4-14, Lincoln 2-3, Bolin 1-2, Owen 1(minus-2), McKenna 1-(minus-1).

PASSING:
D'Ambra 4-7-0--112, Gilson 0-0-0--0, Feck 0-0-0--0, McKenna 0-0-0--0.

RECEIVING
McDermott 3-84, Antonucci 1-28.

MISSED FIELD GOALS:
None.

(Game Five) FRANKLIN

Coach: Brad Sidwell (10th year, 42-48-3).
Last year's record: 7-4.


Scoring summary:
Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield14014028
Franklin00000

Scoring summary:
First quarter
Mans - Matt McHugh 15 run (Bryan Young kick), 6:46.
Mans- Mike Walch 1 run (Young kick), 1:54.
Third quarter
Mans - McHugh 8 run (Young kick), 6:15.
Mans - Jon Antonucci 8 pass from Tyler D'Ambra (Young kick), 3:53.


1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yardsPenalties
Mansfield193362251156-14
Franklin812256778-19

Individual Mansfield statistics
RUSHING:
McHugh 12-112, Creeden 6-31, D'Ambra 6-31, Walch 7-24, DiPietrantonio 3-18, Powers 2-10, DiSanto 3(minus 2), McNeil 1-1.

PASSING:
D'Ambra 6-14-3-115, Gilson 0-0-0.

RECEIVING:
McDermott 2-76, Creeden 1-12, Walch 1-14, Antonucci 1-8, McNeil 1-5.

MISSED FIELD GOALS:
Franklin - (2) McAlister 27, 30.


(Game Four) Canton

Coach: Tom Bresnahan (fourth year, 14-16).
Last year's record: 7-3.


Scoring summary:
Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield141514043
Canton00066

Scoring summary:
Scoring summary: First quarter
Msf. - Brett McDermott 55 punt return (Bryan Young kick), 8:26.
Msf. - Matt McHugh 3 run (Young kick), 2:57.
Second quarter
Msf. - Jeff Creeden 14 run (McHugh rush), 10:24.
Msf. - Tyler D' Ambra 10 run (Young kick), 6:40.
Third quarter
Msf. - Creeden 40 run (Young kick), 5:19.
Msf. - Eric DiPietrantonio 16 run (Young kick), 2:10.
Fourth quarter
Ctn. - Patrick Murphy 66 fumble return (pass failed), 1 :23.


1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yards Penalties
Mansfield14366343235-30
Canton8177121561-5
Individual Mansfield statistics
RUSHING:
Walch 4-106, Creeden 3-57, DiPietrantonio 4-50, McNeil.3-43, DiSanto 3-40, McHugh 4-23, Gilson 2-11, Powers 2-10, Lincoln 3
PASSING:
D'Ambra 3-8-0-23
RECEIVING:
McDermott 2-25, Walch 1-minus 2
FIELD GOALS:


(Game Three) Bishop Feehan (NL)

Coach: Curt Smith (first year).
Last year's record: 10-2.

Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield770317
Bishop Feehan07007

Scoring summary:
First quarter
Msf - Malt McHugh 5 run (Bryan Young kick), 4:45.
Second quarter
BF - Derek Witherell 32 fumble return (Ron Conway kick), 2:53.
Msf - Jeff Creeden 3 run (Young kick), 1:10.
Fourth quarter
Msf - Young 20 field goal, 3:39.


1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yardsPenalties
Mansfield16272188848-60
Bishop Feehan8151126360-0
Individual Mansfield statistics
RUSHING:
McHugh 10-65, J. Creeden 15-66, Walch 9-50, D'Ambra 5-3, McNeil 2-5.

PASSING:
D'Ambra 6-16-1=84.

RECEIVING:
Walch 1-9, McDermott 4-62, McHugh 1-17.

MISSED FIELD GOALS:
None.


(Game Two) Oliver Ames

Last year's record: 4- 7.
Coach:Michael Yurof (first year).
Last year's record: 2-9.


Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield61415641
Oliver Ames00077

Scoring summary:
First quarter
Mans. _ Brett McDermott 79 pass from Tyler D'Ambra (kick failed), 10:44.
Second quarter
Mans._ Jeff Creeden 20 run (Bryan Young kick), 8:49.
Mans. _ Jon Antonucci 8 pass from D'Ambra (Young kick), 4:08.
Third quarter
Mans. _ Creeden 3 run (Young kick), 8:58.
Mans. _ Antonucci 9 pass from D'Ambra (D'Ambra rush), 6:18.
Fourth quarter
OA - Derek Jean 14 run (Derrick Gomes kick), 6:22.
Mans. - Eric DiPietrantonio 15 run (pass failed), 2:07.


1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yardsPenalties
Mansfield193661572212-15
Oliver Ames7160118574-25
Individual Mansfield statistics
RUSHING:
Creeden 6-51, Walch 3-11, McHugh 6-31, McNeil 3-22, D'Ambra 1-minus 4, DiPietrantonio 4-33, Powers 2-15: Feck 1-minus 2.
PASSING:
D'Ambra 13-19-0-221, Gilson 0-1-0-0, Feck 0-0-0-0.
RECEIVING:
McDermott 2-99, McHugh 2-19, Antonucci 4-30, Walch 3-47, Creeden 1-16, Mallett 1-10.
FIELD GOALS:
None.


(Game One) Keene NH (NL)

First meeting: No stats available.


Quarters1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mansfield7207034
Keene00000

Scoring summary:
First quarter
M-Matt McHugh 10 yd run (Bryan Young kick),6:06
Second quarter
M-Jeff Creeden 23 yd run (Young kick),8:16
M-Michael Walch 16 yd run (kick blocked),3:27
M-Walch 10 yd pass from Tyler D'Ambra (Young kick),0:23
Third quarter
M-McHugh 3 yd run (Young kick),5:43
Fourth quarter


1st DownsTotal yardsRushing yardsPassing yardsPenalties
Mansfield233652431216-60
Keene34535213-15
Individual Mansfield statistics
RUSHING:
Creeden 7-80, Walch 7-56, McHugh 6-38, McNeil 3-38,DiPietrantonio 6-12, Powers 4-10, Pignone 1-6, D'Ambra 2-5, Feck 1-(-2)

PASSING:
D'Ambra 9-16-1=121

RECEIVING:
McDermott 3-39, McHugh 2-33, Walch 2-30, Antonucci 2-19

MISSED FIELD GOALS:
Young 34 (WR)


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