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They said it
- "I felt good when we got the lead. We just couldn't put the stop on them on defense." -- Brockton coach Peter Colombo, whose squad fell to Dracut, 34-32, Friday.
- "He is a player. He is the real deal." -- Duxbury coach Dave Maimaron on senior Shane DiBona, who helped the Dragons down Xaverian, 27-24, Friday.
- "J.W.'s very fast, we have some fast kids. We had the speed advantage coming in and played to it. J.W. was a very big part of that." -- Everett coach John DiBiaso on running back J.W. Forte, who accounted for 155 yards on 11 carries in the Tide's 38-8 triumph over Waltham Friday.
- "This is the win that we needed to turn our football program around. Lack of confidence has really been holding us back and we just needed one win." -- St. Clement coach Colin Walsh on his team's 14-6 triumph over Burke Friday, snapping a 71-game losing streak.
- "He definitely throws a good ball. And even if the conditions are against us, we're going to let him throw it." -- Manchester Essex coach Mike Athanas, on allowing quarterback Pat Orlando to throw in the rain during a 44-14 win over Pope John Saturday.
Several reporters and editors contribute updates, news and analysis to the High School Sports Blog.
- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
To reach the high school sports department, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.