Friday, January 4, 2013
Captains for 2013 season chosen.
Norton High School football players, families and coaches celebrated the end of the 2012 season at its annual end of season banquet. The banquet featured end of season awards, video presentations and a special visit from NE Patriots player Dane Fletcher. Mike Travers was given the Defensive Player of the Year Award and Brad Wry was given the offensive player of the year award. Captains chosen for the 2013 season are Mike Travers, Mike Ready, Brad Wry and Tony Giglio.
Friday, October 28, 2011
After being down the fourth quarter the Lancers scored two touchdowns in the final four minutes of the game to steal a win on the road from D-S.
Norton won a hard fought game against Dover-Sherborn, 20-7, Friday night. The Lancers were down, 7-6, with under four minutes to go in the fourth quarter when Norton recovered a Rogers Boylan fumble at their own 44 yard line. On the very next play Norton runningback Joe Colley bolted up the middle for a 56-yard touchdown run to give the Lancers the lead. With just over two minutes left in the game and D-S down, 12-7, Raiders quarterback Will Scatchard threw an interception that was run back for a touchdown putting the game out of reach. Both teams played strong defensively in what was a back-and-forth game game but it was the Lancers defense who played well enough for a full 60 minutes to get the win. Norton upped their record to 3-5 on …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Lancers looking to put last week’s loss behind them in Westwood on Friday night.
After a disheartening loss last week, the Norton High football team will look to rebound when it travels to Flahive Field in Westwood to face an undefeated Wolverine squad in a Tri-Valley League contest on Friday night at 7 p.m. Last Friday night at a rain-soaked Adams Field, the Lancers suffered a tough 27-0 setback to the combined team from Millis and Hopedale in a match-up of the top two teams in the Tri-Valley League’s Small School Division. “It was a butt kicking on Friday night, plain and simple,” said Norton head coach Ted Currle. “It was a lack of effort. On offense we have to block the people we are assigned to block. We didn’t do that last week. We have to have more passion with our blocking. “Our effort was sub-par on Friday …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Second terrific effort in as many weeks leads to victory on Saturday in Reading.
For a season that started with an awful lot of questions for the Norton High football team, it certainly has gotten off to a terrific start. After an impressive win over Division 2A opponent Falmouth last week in Mansfield, the Lancers made it two straight to start the 2011 campaign with a 28-18 victory over Austin Prep in a non-league game on Saturday morning in Reading. With the win, Norton improved to 2-0 overall and is preparing this week for its showdown with the combined team from Millis and Hopedale in the inaugural Tri-Valley League Small Division contest for both squads on Friday night at Adams Field at 7 p.m. “It was a great game,” said Norton coach Ted Currle. “Overall it was a big step in the right direction for the team. After…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Lancers want to follow up big win last week with another one on Saturday.
With its first division game looming next week, the Norton High football team will look for its second victory of the season when the Lancers travel up to Reading to face Austin Prep in a non-league game on Saturday at 11 a.m. Norton is coming off a heart-stopping 20-19 victory over Division 2A opponent Falmouth last Friday night, a game that was not decided until the final 30 seconds. “It was a great win, but we love them all,” said third-year Norton head coach Ted Currle. “I look back to Medway (23-14 in 2010 season opener at home) as probably the biggest win we have had since I’ve been the head coach.” The Lancers will face an Austin Prep team this week that has had a tremendous tradition under 19-year head coach Bill Maradei, who has …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Lancers hold off late rally by Clippers to capture season opener on Friday night.
Following a tumultuous off-season, there is no better way to start a new season than with a victory. Even though there were some scary moments at the end, the Norton High football team did just that, opening the 2011 campaign with a hard-fought 20-19 win over Falmouth in a non-league contest on Friday night at Alumni Field in Mansfield. “It was an excellent game,” said third-year Norton head coach Ted Currle. “Winning your first game is always huge. Anytime you win the moral is high the next week. We showed a lot of good things against a Division 2 team. We showed we can be a pretty good football team this year.” The Lancers pulled out all the stops to get the win, starting with a fake punt on its fourth play of game. The team also rotated…
Friday, September 9, 2011
The Tri-Valley League has been split into two divisions, Large and Small, creating a second playoff berth to be had this season.
With football season around the Tri-Valley League set to begin Sept. 9, Patch took a look at the two new divisions that make up of the TVL this year. Medfield, Westwood, Medway and Hopkinton will look to dethrone TVL power and defending Division 3A Super Bowl Champion Holliston in the Large Division this season. Winner of the TVL Large will earn a Division 3A playoff berth. In the TVL Small Division, Norton looks to be the preseason favorite, with Dover-Sherborn, Millis/Hopedale, Bellingham and Ashland all in the mix. Winner of the TVL Small will earn a playoff berth to the Division 4 playoffs. You can follow Tri-Valley League football all season long on Medfield Patch, Westwood Patch, Holliston Patch, Hopkinton Patch, Dover-Sherborn …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Lancers head to Mansfield Friday to meet Division 2A foe Falmouth.
The Norton High football team will certainly not ease into its 2011 campaign as the Lancers will face a stern test during its season opener in the form of Falmouth in a non-league game on Friday night at 7 p.m. in Mansfield. The Lancers are members of the new Tri-Valley League Small School Division and are now in Division 4. They will battle a Clipper team that resides in the Atlantic Coast League and is part of Division 2A. “They are a Division 2 team, so it will be a good test for us,” said third-year Norton head coach Ted Currle, whose captains this season are seniors Tyler Durocher and Nick Jenkins. “This is a game where if we compete, play hard and play well, it will give the team confidence going forward.” Falmouth is part of the ACL…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Lancers and Falcons face off in drills and short scrimmage on Saturday.
After three days of conditioning and two days of hitting each other, the Norton High football team got the opportunity to hit someone else on Saturday morning as the entire squad scrimmaged against Dighton-Rehoboth behind the Yelle Elementary School. It was actually more of a controlled practice and scrimmage between the Lancers and the Falcons on Saturday as both squads participated in blocking, offensive and defensive drills before taking part in a quick scrimmage. “Today I wanted to see what we had worked on for the last five days,” said Norton head coach Ted Currle. “I wanted to see how well we executed and I also wanted to see kids flying around and hitting someone. I did see some good things, but overall we were sloppy. We really …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
But postseason hopes could be adversely affected by transfer of one of its top players.
Another new era in the storied history of the Norton High football program began with the first day of conditioning for the players on Monday. Gone is an overall Tri-Valley League champion. Gone is the controversial TVL championship tournament. In their place this fall, the Tri-Valley League will be split up into two divisions with each division champion earning a berth in the MIAA playoffs. Norton will be a member of the Small School Division along with Millis/Hopedale, Dover-Sherborn, Ashland and Bellingham. The Large School Division will consist of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medfield, Medway and Westwood. The league will have two representatives in the playoffs. The Large School Division champion will go to the Division 3 Playoffs, while the…