This is a Re-Cap of the 1996 Season

Considered by most to be the finest season in the history of Mansfield


Playing an eleven game schedule, Mansfield went undefeated for the regular season, finishing with a number one ranking in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe and Herald, and WB TV Channel 56.
They were ranked number two in New England by New England Sports TV network NESN.


This page updated 5/4/98

This is a high light of what the teams had accomplished since coach Redding had started his career at Mansfield

Mansfield High School Football 1989-1996

Overall record - 66-20 (77%) outscoring opponents 2267-1148
Four undefeated and untied Hockomock League Championship seasons (1989-1992-1994-1996)
Division lll Super Bowl runner-up (Foxboro Stadium) 1989
Division lll Super Bowl Champions:
1992Vs. Winthrop20-12
1994Vs. Bishop Feehan27-14
1996Vs. Swampscott26-14

Mansfield Vs. Opponents (1989-1996)

HockpmockLeague(points) Non-LeagueRecord(points)
Canton7-1189-72 Attleboro4-2202-136
Foxboro5-3172-117 Bishop Feehan2-055-30
Franklin5-3218-129 Dennis/Yarmouth1-027-12
King Philip6-2229-114 Dom Savio2-169-38
No.Attleboro4-4133-116 Lincoln/Sudbury3-260-59
OliverAmes8-0285-64 Randolph1-020-0
Sharon6-0241-65 New Bedford1-035-14
Stoughton6-2169-93 Bridgewater/Raynham1-014-6
overall47-151735-771 Winthrop1-020-12
Swampscott 1-026-14
Falmouth2-0 78-42
overall19-5 632-377

1996 Single Season Records

Total team offense-4488 yards (avg. of 374 per game)
Matt McLaughlin-1802 yards passing
Matt McLaughlin-24 T.D. passes
Ryan Murphy-11 T.D. receptions

Friday Sept 13 Bridgewater-Raynham[Home] 4:30 PM

Player of the game award

OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
SullivanLukePickard
Coach: Dan Buron(4th year,21-8-1)1995 6-3-1 former teammate of Coach Redding@ Holy Cross
Sept 13th Bridgewater-Raynham 6-Mansfield 14(NL)
Sept 21st Bridgewater-Raynham 21- Falmouth 7
Sept 28th Bridgewater-Raynham 28-Quincy 0
Oct 5th Bridgewater-Raynham 35-BC High 20
Oct 12th Bridgewater-Raynham 28- Bishop Feehan 14(NL)
Oct 19th Bridgewater-Raynham 35- Plymouth South 6
Oct 26th Bridgewater-Raynham 13-Barnstable 6
Nov 1st Bridgewater-Raynham 7- Weymouth 2
Nov 10th Bridgewater-Raynham 35-North Quincy 8
Bridgewater-Raynham qualifies for a Super Bowl birth
Nov 16th Bridgewater-Raynham46-Silver Lake 29
Nov 28th Bridgewater-Raynham 42-Taunton 16
Dec 9th Bridgewater-Raynham 20-Brockton 32(MIAA Div 1A Super Bowl)
Scoring Game was played using 10 minute quarters
2nd quarter
B/R-Tim Pauline 9yd run (pass failed), 8:24
3rd quarter
Man-Joe Todd 4yd run (blocked kick), 9:10
4th quarter
Man-Ned Kristenson 36yd run (Matt McLaughlin rush), 8:26
1st DownsRushing YardsPassing YardsTotal YardsScore
Mansfield813952 17614
Bridg/Rayn871121 1666

Individual Stats (Mansfield)
Rushing
Todd 16-65, McLaughlin 3-14, DeGirolamo 3-8, Lundell 4-16, Kristenson 1-36.
Passing
McLaughlin 7-14-0--52
Receiving
Todd 1-16, Lundell 5 24, Sullivan 1-12.


Friday Sept 20 Lincoln-Sudbury[Away] 7:00 PM

Player of the game award

OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
ToddMcKinleyPalmieri
Coach:Tom Lopez(19th year,133-45-5)1995 8-2.
Sept 14/15 Did not play
Sept 20th Lincoln-Sudbury 14 Mansfield 26(NL)
Sept 28 Lincoln-Sudbury 27- Matignon 20(OT)(NL)
Oct 4th Lincoln-Sudbury 38-Westford 3
Oct 11th Lincoln-Sudbury 14-BC High 29
Oct 18th Lincoln-Sudbury 14- Acton-Boxboro 28
Oct 25th Lincoln-Sudbury 21- Wayland 0
Nov 2nd Lincoln-Sudbury 28-Boston Latin 8
Nov 8th Lincoln-Sudbury 0-Concord-Carlisle 7
Nov 15th Lincoln-Sudbury 21-Bedford 7
Nov 28th Lincoln-Sudbury 37-Newton South 21
Scoring 11 minuet quarters
1st quarter
L/S-Marcus Hurt 46 yard pass from Colin Vataha ( Nick Priest kick)4:34
2nd quarter
L/S-Damien Roomets 5 yard pass from Vataha ( Priest kick)2:26
M-Joe Todd 2 yard run (Erik Lundell kick)6:31
M-Ed Kristenson 3 yard run ( Lundell kick)8:54
3rd quarter
M-Curtis Sullivan 30 yard pass from Matt McLaughlin ( rush failed )4:04
4th quarter
M-Sullivan 28 yard pass from McLaughlin ( rush failed )9:09
1st DownsRushing YardsPassing YardsTotal YardsScore
Mansfield1723774 30326
Lincoln-Sudbury13127176 28614
Mansfield stats
Rushing
Todd 19-152,Kristenson 9-29, Lundell 9-36, McLaughlin 3-5, Kelly 3-15,
Passing
McLaughlin 3-11-0---74
Receiving
Sullivan 3-74


Friday Sept 27 Oliver Ames[Home] 7:00PM

Player of the game award

OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
McLaughlinLundellIzzo
Coach:Jim Mitchell (18th yr, 92-82-4)1995 2-8
Sept 15th Oliver Ames 7 - Whitman Hanson 21(NL)
Sat 21st Do not play
Sept 27th Oliver Ames 0-Mansfield 34
Oct 4th Oliver Ames 34-King Philip 0
Oct 12th Oliver Ames 6-Franklin 31
Oct 18th Oliver Ames 2- North Attleboro 14
Oct 25th Oliver Ames 33- Canton 18
Nov 2nd Oliver Ames 0-Bishop Feehan 21(NL)
Nov 8th Oliver Ames 7-Foxboro 27
Nov 15th Oliver Ames 14- Stoughton 16
Nov 28th Oliver Ames 25- Sharon 13
Scoring 11 minuet quarters
2nd quarter
M-Joe Todd 5 yard run(Erick Lundell kick), 3:27
M-Lundell 14 yard pass from Matt McLaughlin(Lundell kick), 6:17
M-Ryan Murphy 9 yard pass from McLaughlin(lundell kick)10:03
3rd quarter
M-Lundell 47 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick), 8:44
4th quarter
M-Nick Palmieri 31 yard run(kick failed), 2:02
1st DownsRushing YardsPassing YardsTotal YardsScore
Mansfield19202122 30034
Oliver Ames4870 810

Mansfield stats
Rushing
Kelly 4-67, Todd 18-54, Palmieri 3-32, Lundell 7-29, Kristenson 3-10 ,Manberg 2-6,
McLaughlin 2-4, Richendollar 2-0, Jackson 1-0, Fisher 1-0
Passing
McLaughlin 9-14-0--122, Jackson 0-2-0--0
Receiving
Murphy 4-40, Lundell 3-77, Todd 2-5


Friday Oct 4 Franklin[Home] 7:00 PM

Player of the game award

OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
SouzaGuilfoySelchan
Coach:Brad Sidwell(2nd year,7-3)1995,7-3.
Sept 14th Franklin 26 - Catholic Memorial 6(NL)
Sept 20th Franklin 3-Milford 6 (NL)
Sept 27th Franklin 13-Attleboro 12 (NL)
Oct 4th Franklin 8-Mansfield 42
Oct 11th Franklin 31-Oliver Ames 6
Oct 18th Franklin 20- Foxboro 40
Oct 26th Franklin 14- North Attleboro 28
Nov 1st Franklin 32- Canton 8
Nov 10th Franklin 34-Stoughton 19
Nov 16th Franklin 29-Sharon 0
Nov 28th Franklin 26-King Philip 6

Scoring 11 minuet quarters
1st quarter
M-Erik Lundell 24 yard pass from Matt McLaughlin(Lundell kick) 8:42
2nd Quarter
M-Joe Todd 66 yard run(Lundell kick) 2:09
M-Lundell 28 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick) 6:47
3rd quarter
M-Matt Kelly 3 yard run(Lundell kick) 5:17
M-Ryan Murphy 55 yard pass from Mclaughlin(Lundell kick) 6:53
4th quarter
M-Nick Palmieri 57 yard run(Ryan Pickard kick) 4:57
F-Adam Debaggis 90 yard run(Debarggis rush) 10:49

1st DownsRushing YardsPassing YardsTotal YardsScore
Mansfield18273190 46342
Franklin62005 2058
Mansfield stats
Rushing
DeGirolamo 5-29, Todd 9-102, Lundell 6-34, Kristenson 2-7, McGlaughlin 3-3, Kelly 7-16, Palmieri 4-58, Manberg 2-8, Richendollar 2-16.
Passing
McLaughlin 7-11-0--176, Jackson 1-1-0--14
Receiving
Murphy 3-78, Lundell 2-52, Izzo 1-18, Kelly 1-28, Pickard 1-14.


Saturday Oct 12 Canton[Away] 2:30 PM

Player of the game award

OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
LundellSullivanKelly
Coach:David Bohane (3 rd year, 8-11-1) 1995 4-5-1
Sept 14th Canton 33 - Boston Latin 14(NL)
Sept 20th Canton 21-Bedford 7(NL)
Sept 28th Canton 29-King Philip 19
Oct 5th Canton 0-North Attleboro 49
Oct 12th Canton 12-Mansfield33
Oct 19th Canton14-Sharon 0
Oct 25th Canton 18- Oliver Ames 33
Nov 1st Canton 8- Franklin 32
Nov 10th Canton 12-Randolph 33(NL)
Nov 16th Canton 19-Foxboro 49
Nov 28th Canton 6-Stoughton 20

Scoring
11 minuet quarters
First quarter
C-O'Brien 19yd run(kick failed)8:47
Second quarter
M-Todd 16yd run(Lundell kick)0:06
C-Cohen 90yd kick return(pass failed)0:18
M-Lundell 46yd pass from McLaughlin(pass failed)6:13
Third quarter
M-Kristenson 2yd run(Lundell kick)4:28
Fourth quarter
M-Lundell 4yd run(rush failed)3:28
M-Lundell 31yd run(Lundell kick)5:20
1st DownsRushing YardsPassing YardsTotal YardsScore
Mansfield18265149 38933
Canton1216248 18712
Mansfield stats
Rushing
Todd 7-90, Kelly 6-66, Lundell 3-31, Kristenson 5-34, Izzo 2-25, DeGirolamo 6-15, McLaughlin 3-4
Passing
McLaughlin 6-13-1---149
Receiving
Lundell 4-95, Kelly 1-38, Murphy 1-16.


Friday Oct 18 Attleboro[Home] 7:00 PM

Player of the game award

OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
LawlorKristensonJameson
Coach:Cliff Sherman (6th year, 33-18-1)1995, 6-4
Sept 14th Attleboro 18 - Barnstable 15(NL)
Sept 20th Attleboro 24 - Coyle Cassidy 28
Sept 27th Attleboro 12-Franklin 13(NL)
Oct 4th Attleboro 28-Somerset 6
Oct 12th Attleboro 22- Durfee 15(NL)
Oct 18th Attleboro 14-Mansfield 34(NL)
Oct 25th Attleboro 8-Bishop Feehan 7
Nov 2nd Attleboro 16- Bishop Stang 8
Nov 8th Attleboro 18-Dartmouth 6
Dec 8th Attleboro 13-Marshfield 42 (MIAA Div 3A Super Bowl)
Attleboro qualifies for a Super Bowl birth
Nov 16th Attleboro 38-King Philip 14(NL)
Nov 28th Attleboro 0-North Attleboro 36(NL)

Scoring 11 minuet quarters
First quarter
M-Eric Lundell 67 yard pass from Matt McLaughlin(lundell kick)5:15
M-Neil DeGirolamo 1 yard run(Lundell kick)9:13
Second quarter
M-Lundell 48 yard pass from McLaughlin(kick failed)0:59
A- Baker 58 yard run(kick failed)2:04
M-DeGirolamo 13 yard run(lundell kick)8:44
Third quarter
M-Lundell 17 yard run(lundell kick)9:52
Fourth quarter
A-Williams 3 yard run(baker pass from Quaglia)1:34
1st DownsRushing YardsPassing YardsTotal YardsScore
Mansfield21232183 40634
Attleboro10116143 24314
Mansfield stats
Rushing
Todd 17-112, DeGirolamo 6-35, Lundell 4-28, Kristenson 1-14, Izzo 3-30, Palmieri 2-9, Kelly 2-4
Passing
McLaughlin 9-12-0--183
Receiving
Lundell 5-141, Murphy 4-42


Saturday Oct 26 Stoughton[Home] 1:30 PM

Player of the game award

OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
R. GrayReaConnaughton
Coach:Greg Burke(Seventh year 28-30-2) 1995 8-2
Sept 14-15 Did not play
Sept 20 th Stoughton 7- North Quincy 14(NL)
Sept 27th Stoughton 24-Foxboro 25
Oct 4th Stoughton 19-Randolph 36(NL)
Oct 11th Stoughton12-North Attleboro 33
Oct 18th Stoughton 26- King Philip 12
Oct 26th Stoughton 6-Mansfield 21
Nov 1st Stoughton 35-Sharon 0
Nov 10th Stoughton 19-Franklin 34
Nov 15th Stoughton 16- Oliver Ames 14
Nov 28th Stoughton 20- Canton 6
Scoring 11 minuet quarters
First quarter
M-Murphy 26 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick) 2:35
M-Todd 4 yard run(Lundell kick) 9:16
Second quarter
M-Lundell 56 yard punt return(Lundell kick) 0:22
Fourth quarter
S-DeGrande 15 yard pass from Houghton(no conversion attempt)11:00+

1st DownsRushing YardsPassing YardsTotal YardsScore
Mansfield1521157 26821
Stoughton88063 1436
Mansfield stats
Rushing
Todd 12-83, Lundell 4-44, Kelly 6-39, DeGirolamo 6-33, Kristenson 2-16, Palmieri 4-7, Izzo 2-1, Jackson 2-0, McLaughlin 2-(-12)
Passing
McLaughlin 4-18-1--57
Receiving
Murphy 3-47, Izzo 1-10


Saturday Nov 2 King Philip[Away] 4:00 PM

Player of the game award

OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
MurphyDeGirolamoGuild
Coach:Mosi Tatupu(Second year 1-9) 1995 1-9
Sept 13th KP 12-Somerset 21
Sept 20th KP 16-Bellingham 27
Sept 28th KP 19-Canton 29
Oct 4th KP 0- Oliver Ames 34
Oct 18th KP 12- Stoughton 26
Oct 26th KP 35- Sharon 0
Nov 2nd KP 0-Mansfield 35
Nov 10th KP 12-North Attleboro 35
Nov 16th KP 14- Attleboro 38(NL)
Nov 28th KP 6- Franklin 26
Scoring 11 minuet quarters
First quarter
M-Todd 4 yard run(Lundell kick) 5:14
Second quarter
M-Lundell 2 yard run(Lundell kick) 0:44
M-DeGirolamo 1 yard run(Lundell kick) 5:28
Third quarter
Murphy 25 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick) 3:28
Fourth quarter
M-Manburg 3 yard run(Pickard kick)6:45

1st DownsRushing YardsPassing YardsTotal YardsScore
Mansfield22238198424 35
KP3(-23)47200
Mansfield stats
Rushing
Todd 13-107, DeGirolamo 4-38, Lundell 3-5, Izzo 1-11, McLaughlin 2-1, Palmieri 1-0, Peters-Wolf 7-60, Manburg 5-11, Fisher 1-1, Jackson 1-4, Johnson 1-0
Passing
McLaughlin 7-8-0--173, Jackson 3-9-0--25
Receiving
Lundell 2-76, Sullivan 2-15, Murphy 3-81, Izzo 1-4, DeGirolamo 1-9, Pickard 1-13


Saturday Nov 9 Sharon[Away] 1:30 PM

Player of the game award

OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
TuckerLukeJohnson
Coach:Roland James(Second year 1-9) 1995 1-9
Sept 14-15 Did not play
Sept 21st Sharon 0 - Medfield 6 (NL)
Sept 27th Sharon 7-North Attleboro 34
Oct 5th Sharon 13-Foxboro 33
Oct 19th Sharon 0-Canton 14
Oct 26th Sharon 0- KP 35
Nov 1st Sharon 0- Stoughton 35
Nov 10th Sharon 21-Mansfield 55
Nov 16th Sharon 0-Franklin 29
Nov 28th Sharon 13-Oliver Ames 25
Scoring 11 minuet quarters
First quarter
M-Lundell 2 yard run(Lundell kick) 4:04
M-Lundell 40 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick)5:46
M-Lundell 1 yard run(Lundell kick)10:03
Second quarter
S-Canuto 32 yard pass from Shuffain(kick failed)5:34
M-Murphy 29 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick) 6:05
M-Murphy 20 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick) 10:13
Third quarter
M- Kelly 38 yard run(kick failed)2:38
M- Kelly 49 yard run(Pickard kick )7:49
Fourth quarter
M-Manburg 2 yard run(Pickard kick)2:58
S-Hawkins 72 yard pass from Shuffain(Canto kick)7:59
S-Hawkins 35 yard pass from Shuffain(Strasnick pass from Goldman)9:49

1st DownsRushing YardsPassing YardsTotal YardsScore
Mansfield1720214233755
Sharon8(-1)20418421
Mansfield stats
Rushing
Todd 6-30, Palmieri 4-25, Kelly 4-93, Lundell 2-3, Fisher 2-1, Jackson 2-0, Kristenson 2-16,
Izzo 1-4, Manburg 3-8, Peters-Wolf 7-20,Richendollar 2-2
Passing
McLaughlin 5-6-1--124, Jackson 2-3-0--18
Receiving
Murphy 2-49, Lundell 2-54, Sullivan 1-21, Peters-Wolf 1-8, Fisher 1-10


Saturday Nov 16 North Attleboro[Away] 1:30 PM

OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
LawlorReaGuilfoy
Coach:Ray Beaupre(21st year 153-45-4) 1995 10-1
Sept 15th North Attleboro 29- Xaverian 28 (NL)
Sept 21st North Attleboro 2 - Bishop Feehan 13(NL)
Sept 27th North Attleboro 34- Sharon 7
Oct 5th North Attleboro 49-Canton 0
Oct 11th North Attleboro 33-Stoughton 12
Oct 18th North Attleboro 14- Oliver Ames 2
Oct 26th North Attleboro 28- Franklin 14
Nov 1st North Attleboro 42-Foxboro 26
Nov 10th North Attleboro 35- KP 12
Nov 16th North Attleboro 13-Mansfield 14
Nov 10th North Attleboro 36- Attleboro 0(NL)
Scoring 11 minuet quarters
First quarter
N-VanDeGieson 1 yard run(Berry kick)5:48
Third quarter
N-Rushlow 3 yard run(kick failed)10:55
Fourth quarter
M-Lundell 60 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick)1:20
M-Murphy 12 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick)5:44

1st DownsRushing YardsPassing Yards Total YardsScore
Mansfield1392191 27914
NoAttle1312050 13813
Mansfield stats
Rushing
Todd 11-13, DeGirolamo 5-6, Lundell 2-10, Kelly 9-44, McLaughlin 5-11, Izzo 2-8
Passing
McLaughlin 9-17-0--191
Receiving
Lundell 4-101, Murphy 4-85, Izzo 1-5


Thursday Nov 28 Foxboro[Home] 10:00 AM

OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
McLaughlinSouzaIzzo
Coach:Jack Martinelli(15th year, 112-29-4) 1995 8-2
Sept 14th Foxboro 27- Oakmont Regional 14(NL)
Sept 20th Foxboro 28- Fitch 21(NL)
Sept 27th Foxboro 25-Stoughton 24
Oct 5th Foxboro 33-Sharon 13
Oct 18th Foxboro 40- Franklin 20
Oct 25th Foxboro 32-West Roxbury 28
Nov 1st Foxboro 26-North Attleboro 42
Nov 8th Foxboro 27-Oliver Ames 7
Nov 28th Foxboro 34-Mansfield 47

Scoring 11 minuet quarters
First quarter
F-Cetrone 85 yard kick return(kick failed)0:13
M-Todd 79 yard run(Lundell kick)0:30
F-Porazzo 31 yard pass from Farrow(Farrow rush)4:19
M-Murphy 35 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick)9:53
Second Quarter
M-McLaughlin 1 yard run(kick failed)5:06
M-Murphy 60 yard pass fom McLaughlin(pass failed)9:54
Third quarter
M-Izzo 54 yard run(McLaughlin Rush)1:01
F-Farrow 1 yard run(kick failed)2:31
M-Todd 59 yard pass from McLaughlin(kick failed)5:46
F-Jondro 16 yard pass from Farrow(kick failed)7:55
Fourth quarter
M-Murphy 39 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick)0:08
F-Turner 87 yard run(Morgan pass from Farrow)10:31


1st DownsRushing Yards Passing YardsTotal YardsScore
Mansfield19310282 59047
Foxboro17208195 34034
Mansfield stats
Rushing
Todd 18-183, Izzo 5-71, Kristenson 3-9, Kelly 4-29, McLaughlin 3-7, Lundell 1-2, Jackson 1-0, Manberg 3-9
Passing
McLaughlin 9-18-0---282
Receiving
Lundell 4-67, Murphy 3-134, Todd 1-59, Kelly 1-22.


OffenseDefenseSpecial teams
MurphyMcKinleyPalmieri

1996 Swampscott record:

Swampscott 28 Stoneham(0-10) 0
Swampscott 0 Winthrop(9-2) 13
Swampscott 36 Danvers(2-9) 6
Swampscott 34 Lynn Classical(3-7) 6
Swampscott 30 Gloucester(9-2) 21
Swampscott 22 Salem(7-4) 6
Swampscott 27 Saugus(4-7) 0
Swampscott 41 Lynn English(5-5) 8
Swampscott 40 Beverly(2-9) 7
Swampscott 19 Marblehead(2-9) 0
Swampscott 14-Mansfield 26(MIAA Div 3B Super Bowl)

Scoring 11 minuet quarters
First quarter
M-Todd 5 yard run(Lundell kick)9:26
Second Quarter
M-Izzo 47 yard pass from McLaughlin(kick failed)8:22
S-Bush 2 yard run(kick failed)9:58
M-Murphy 51 yard pass from McLaughlin(Lundell kick)10:10
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
S-Beatrice 2 yard run(Ryan pass from Bush)3:35
M-Todd 32 yard run(pass failed)5:25

1st DownsRushing Yards Passing YardsTotal YardsScore
Mansfield14192163 34626
Swampscott13100132 19714
Mansfield stats
Rushing
Todd 17-118, Izzo 3(-4), Kelly 3-44, DeGirolamo 3-4, Lundell 4-30
Passing
McLaughlin 5-12-1---163
Receiving
Murphy 2-85, Lundell 2-31, Izzo 1-47


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