Monday, May 13, 2013
Sammy Morris will be on the staff with Attleboro High School's new head coach Michael Strachan.
The Attleboro High School varsity football team has someone with NFL experience joining the coaching staff for the 2013 season. The school announced former New England Patriot Sammy Morris will be an assistant coach. "I am looking forward to having coach Sam Morris on the football staff at Attleboro High School," wrote AHS athletic director Mark Houle in an email to Attleboro Patch. Morris, 36, was an NFL running back for 12 seasons, including a stint with the Patriots from 2007 to 2011. His best season was in 2008, when he rushed for 727 yards and scored seven touchdowns. Morris also played for the Bills, Dolphins and Cowboys. He last played in the NFL in 2011. Michael Strachan was announced as the Bombardiers' new head coach in February…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Michael Strachan is a graduate of North Attleboro High and coached at Framingham State.
Thursday, February 14
Attleboro High School announced Thursday afternoon that it has hired Michael Strachan as its new coach for the varsity football team. He replaces Kevin Deschenes, who resigned in November after 12 seasons at the helm. Strachan is a 1986 graduate of North Attleboro High School and played college football at Stonehill College, where he was named All-Conference in 1989. A press release from AHS states his head coaching experience includes Framingham State and the Swedish national team. He also had an internship with the New England Patriots. "Coach Strachan brings the principles that our Blue Pride community is built upon," said AHS principal Bill Runey, according to the release. "He espouses our philosophy that our student-athletes are …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Kevin Deschenes had coached the team for 12 seasons.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Kevin Deschenes, longtime head coach of the Attleboro High School football team, resigned Thursday morning. School principal Bill Runey confirmed that Athletic Director Mark Houle accepted Deschenes' resignation and the coach told the news to the players. "The AHS football program has benefited from coach Deschenes' passion, loyalty and integrity for many years," wrote Runey in an email to Attleboro Patch about the man who coached the team for 12 seasons. "He has left an indelible mark on our program. The Blue Pride Community is grateful for his service. As we partner with the city of Attleboro on the stadium renovation at Tozier Cassidy Field, we are excited about the next chapter of Blue Bombardier Football." Receive updates to this …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Foxborough came back from a 14-10 deficit late in the fourth quarter to edge Attleboro Friday in a non-league game.
Leading 14-10 late in the fourth quarter on the road, Attleboro was unable to hang on and fell to Foxborough 17-14. The loss was the second straight for the Bombardiers after winning the first four games of the season. Foxborough (4-2, 0-1) outplayed Attleboro (4-2, 0-1) for the majority of the first half, but only had a 3-0 lead at halftime to show for it. Attleboro's defense held Foxborough to just one field goal—a 26-yarder from kicker Kyle Will towards the end of the first quarter—in three red zone attempts in the first half. After two failed fourth-down attempts inside Attleboro's 20-yard line, Foxborough drove 71 yards at the end of the second quarter on the legs of running backs Kiivone Howard and Luc Valenza to get down to the …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The Bombardiers defeat Bishop Feehan 19-7.
With first-year principal Bill Runey watching on the sideline, the Attleboro High School football team beat Runey's former school, intracity rival Bishop Feehan, Friday night at Tozier-Cassidy Field on the AHS campus in a competitive 19-7 game. It was the first game of the season for both teams as they played for the win and the right to possess the Attleboro Elks Trophy. All of the Bombardiers' points came off touchdowns by senior co-captain running back Malique Clark. "This was a big win for our kids, the staff and the school—Mr. Runey all the way down," head coach Kevin Deschene said. Attleboro got on the scoreboard early, with Clark running 62 yards into the end zone on the third play of the Bombardiers' first possession in the first …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Bombardiers battle North Attleboro Rocketeers for Thanksgiving Day bragging rights!
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- Josh Perry
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Welcome to the Patch Hockomock League football LIVE blog. The Patch teams in Stoughton, Easton, Foxboro, Wrentham and Attleboro will be bringing you LIVE updates from the Thanksgiving Day games between: There’s so much more than bragging rights at stake this Thanksgiving. Three teams in each Hockomock Division are still alive for a postseason berth—OA, Stoughton and Sharon in the small schools Davenport Division and King Philip, Mansfield and NA in the large schools Kelley-Rex Division. Each Division champion will advance to the playoffs, with the Kelley-Rex champion playing Duxbury in the Division 2 playoffs and with the Davenport champion playing Pembroke in the Division 3 playoffs. For a complete breakdown of playoff scenarios for both …
Friday, November 4, 2011
KP running back Charles Ruffin scores six times in victory.
King Philip's Friday night game against Attleboro turned into the Charles Ruffin show as the senior scored six times en route to a 41-7 victory. KP was aggressive early, recovering a surprise onside kick to start the game. That led to a Ruffin 48-yard touchdown on the very next play, and KP would not look back. Ruffin would score twice more in the half. Attleboro would score in the third via a 30-plus yard pass to Malique Clark, but the game was out of hand by then. KP led at that point, 34-7.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Attleboro used its running game, primarily Clark (200+ yards) and Jolaoso (47 yards), to earn an 18-7 win over Stoughton Friday night at home, improving to 5-2 on the season.
Trailing 12-7 with two minutes left in the third quarter, the Stoughton High football team marched down the field and faced a 4th and 1 from the Attleboro 2-yard line. The Black Knights were looking to score, or at the very least move the chains, but the Blue Bombardier defense came up with the stop, as Alex Fernandes’ quarterback sneak came up two ball-lengths short of a first down. On the ensuing drive, Attleboro faced a 3rd and 11 from their own 1-yard line. Malique Clark broke a 46-yard run and the Blue Bombardiers proceeded to convert three more third downs on the drive, before Clark scored from 4-yards out to give Attleboro the 18-7 lead halfway through the fourth (They missed the two-point conversion attempt). The outcome of those …