Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Members of the varsity and junior varsity teams were honored at the end-of-the-year banquet held on Sunday. Team captains for next year's season were also named.
The following was submitted by Coach Erik Ormberg. Want to see your sports stories and/or scores on Patch? Upload the info with this link and share it with our readers. The Medfield High School football program held its end-of-the-year banquet on Sunday, Jan. 13 to honor the following award winners: Hardnosed Award - DJ HOLMAN Hit of the Year - DJ HOLMAN Lions Club “Spirit of a Warrior” Award - Connor Quinn Pop Warner Viking Alumni Award - Brian D'Amore & Arthur D'Angelo J.V. 2 Sportsmanship - Kevin Crabtree J.V. 2 Most Improved - George Sawan J.V. 1 Sportsmanship - Dominic Rizzitano J.V. 1 Most Improved - Josh Hirschfeld Scout team awards - Dan Zlevor, Chris Hill, Matt Patry, Ross Bovarnick Lineman of the year - Will Giggi Rookie of the …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The annual Junior Warriors football academy that promotes football skills and friendly competition was held this week.
The annual Junior Warriors Football Academy was held this week for boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old. Approximately 30 participants attended the program run by Medfield High School's head football coach Erik Ormberg, Medfield alumni and defensive coordinator Brian Gavaghan, and fellow alumni and line coach Kevin Gavaghan, and members of the MHS football team. The academy promoted hard work and determination; modeled a passion and understanding of the game; modeled leadership by being prepared and adhering to the fundamentals of football; and encouraged positive competition. The team participated in drills and scrimages while sporting a t-shirt carrying Muhammad Ali's quote: "Me, We." The program ended today with a ceremony …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Boston Herald reported Tuesday the state's Tournament Management Committee did not "universally approve" the MIAA football committee's proposal for a statewide playoff format.
The Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association's drive for a statewide high school football tournament that creates more postseason opportunities for schools and crowns a true state champion in all six divisions stalled Monday, according to an article in the Boston Herald. Tuesday's article in the Boston Herald, "Expanded Postseason Plan Falls Incomplete," reports while the state's Tournament Management Committee approved of the plan's basic concepts – voting 15-0 in favor – it was not comfortable with scheduling and had concerns with revenue sharing for non-playoff teams. Boston Herald reporter Dan Ventura writes: "Several committee members expressed concerns about how scheduling would be handled for Weeks 8-10 of the season …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Medfield High School football team recognized several players for their outstanding seasons during Sunday’s football banquet.
The Medfield High School football team its team and honored many of its players at Sunday’s banquet, according to Medfield head coach Erik Ormberg. The following are the award winners from the 2011 MHS team: Ormberg also announced the captains of the 2012 Medfield High School football team will be Arthur D'Angelo, Aaron Cohen and Caleb Minsky.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Medfield High School football hosts Dover-Sherborn at 10 a.m. Thursday in the traditional Thanksgiving Day game.
Rivalry, tradition and bragging rights – that’s Thanksgiving Day football. Thursday’s Turkey Day tilt between Medfield and Dover-Sherborn will feature all the above as both teams meet for the 46th time Thursday at 10 a.m. at Medfield’s Calvin George Fisher Memorial Field. With nothing left to play for beyond pride and the final score, game 13 on the schedule is the biggest of the season for both schools. “Thanksgiving week is a special week in Massachusetts,” said Medfield head coach Erik Ormberg. “The games this week are a culmination for many teams. “A lot happens on Thanksgiving and I think the Medfield/D-S rivalry has been special because of the community and competition surrounding the teams.” Here’s a closer look into Thursday’s game…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Medfield High School football captains Alex Opiela and Ife Adebayo among four Warriors named Tri-Valley League All-Stars.
Despite a 2-8, (0-4) season, the Medfield High School football team has built a competitive reputation around the Tri-Valley League this season and that reputation was evident this week when the TVL coaches elected league all-stars. Medfield head coach Erik Ormberg has praised the Warriors’ senior class throughout the season for their leadership, competitiveness, hard work and desire for the game of football. On Tuesday, at the TVL coaches meeting, four of those seniors were chosen as TVL All-Stars. They are: Ormberg described Opiela in the Medfield High School football team’s program as “an impact player in all three phases of the game. Alex will be looked upon to lead the offense. He was a team leader in receptions, receiving yards and …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Medfield High School football team travels to Norton for a non-league game at 7 p.m. Friday.
It has been a trying first six weeks for the Medfield High School football team as the Warriors enter Friday’s game at Norton with a 1-5 record and 0-2 in the Tri-Valley League Large Division. After suffering its third straight loss last week, Medfield spent the week at practice focusing on scoring in the red zone and forcing turnovers on defense over 44 minutes. “We need to play four full quarters of football,” said Medfield head coach Erik Ormberg. “We are planning on all players to contribute in some way. Our goal is to execute at full speed.” Norton enters Friday’s tilt with the Warriors at 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the Tri-Valley League Small Division. Ormberg said the Lancers present an offensive package that will challenge the Warriors…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Medfield hosts Holliston in the Tri-Valley League Large Division season opener tonight at 7 p.m. on the MHS Turf.
It’s a big night for the Medfield High School football team. The Warriors open its 2011 Tri-Valley League Large Division season against defending TVL and Division 3A Super Bowl champs, Holliston. “Holliston is a talented team that knows how to win,” Medfield head coach Erik Ormberg said. “We have a tall challenge in front of us. The kids are excited.” The challenge, according to Ormberg, is facing a “talented team that expects to win all their games.” “Holliston is the defending TVL champs and the defending Super Bowl champs,” Ormberg said. Someone needs to take that away from them and our guys will have an opportunity on Friday.” In order to take that away from Holliston, Medfield will have to keep up with Holliston’s speed. “We need to …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Medfield High School varsity football coach Erik Ormberg the seven week conditioning camp called Gut Camp, which concluded on Aug. 18.
Here are the award winners Gut Camp, a seven week conditioning camp run by Medfield High School varsity football coach Erik Ormberg, Kevin Gavaghan and Brian Gavaghan. The camp, which concluded on Aug. 18, involved weight lifting, stretching, distance and sprint running. The sessions were held Monday through Thursday from 6:15 to 8:15 a.m. and began on July 5. Here are the camp’s award winners: Rookie of the Year: Brandon Salas The Terminator Award: Ryan Spillane and Patrick Smith The Courage Award: Lauren Casieri The Effort Exceeds Ability Award: David Coughlin The first week of fall athletic practices for Medfield High School begin this week.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Erik Ormberg takes over the Medfield High School football program hoping to build a sense of pride, community and bond in a competitive and exciting environment.
Erik Ormberg found his identity in something he loved – football – and has the opportunity to share that passion every day as the new head coach of the Medfield High School football team. While this is Ormberg's first year as a head coach, he has a wealth of football experience, including over a decade in the Medfield High School program. Ormberg has experience in all three phases of the game but says he has an affinity for defense. "I played defense, defense is what I coached for 10 years as a coordinator," said Ormberg. "Being the defensive coordinator would assume you’re comfortable with that side of it but the other thing is your constantly scheming against the offense, so when the transition [to head coach] took place, I figured …