The Globe 2010 EMass football preview is now available online, along with a number of features for your reading pleasure. Here's a rundown of what we have available for you.
- The 2010 EMass Football preview
- Games to watch, players to watch and teams of the century
- 5 changes to EMass football
- 25 linemen to watch this season
- The Boston.com 100
- Players to watch, game of the week and a regional poll for Globe North, Globe South, and Globe West
Here are the stories we have today to go along with the football previews:
- No holes in Billerica QB Nick LaSpada's game -- College is still a couple of years away for Nick LaSpada, and he isnít sure where heíll go after his days at Billerica Memorial High School are over. But thatís OK with the talented quarterback. He prefers to keep his options open and have room to maneuver.
- Many high school players south of Boston doing double duty -- Joe Colton rarely, if ever, leaves the field. In a recent scrimmage against visiting Bridgewater-Raynham Regional, the Xaverian Brothers senior lined up at running back and caught a pass out of the backfield, ran over a linebacker, and sprinted away from defenders for a 50-yard touchdown.
- In the North, Unis and others answer the call for double duty -- There has never been a question of whether Chris Unis will be on the field. Even as he lines up at defensive end for the Gloucester Fishermen and registers a stop, the change of possession does not send the gridiron warrior to the bench.
- If the talk is impact players, these pack twice the punch -- His immense talent is undeniable, and Richard Rodgers Jr. does not waste any time making an impression. At 6-feet-4, 230 pounds, itís hard not to notice the St. Johnís High senior on the football field.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
To reach the high school sports department, e-mail email@example.com.