The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame has announced that 2022 will be a year of celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the organization. Founded in 1947 by General Douglas MacArthur and legendary Army-West Point head Coach Red Blaik, the NFF has spent the past 75 years promoting the game of football. The 75th Anniversary Logo and press release may be viewed here, and the 75th Anniversary video is available here.
FINAL 2022 GRINOLD CHAPTER NEW ENGLAND DIVISION III FOOTBALL WEEKLY RANKINGS RELEASED
The final Grinold Chapter New England Division III Football Coaches poll of the 2022 season has been released, and undefeated Endicott College, the Commonwealth Coast Conference champion went wire to wire as the choice as the top team in New England, garnering 11 of 14 first place votes in this week’s poll.
The Gulls top runner-up Trinity College by 11 points in the poll. The New England Small College Athletic Conference champion Bantams captured the other three first place votes. UMass Dartmouth, the Massachusetts state College Athletics Conference titlist, continues in third place. New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference champion Springfield remains in the fourth spot and Plymouth is fifth. The poll is rounded out by Western Connecticut, Middlebury, Tufts, Wesleyan and Salve Regina.
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FINAL 2022 GRINOLD CHAPTER NEW ENGLAND DIVISION III FOOTBALL POLL – November 14, 2022
Rank School (First Place Votes), Record, Points, Previous Rank
1 Endicott (11), 10-0, 127, 1
2 Trinity (3), 9-0, 116, 2
3 UMass Dartmouth, 9-1, 103, 3
4 Springfield, 8-2, 94, 4
5 Plymouth, 8-2, 72, 5
6 (tie) Middlebury, 7-2, 51, 6
Western Connecticut, 7-3, 51, 7
8 Tufts, 6-3, 39, 9
9 Wesleyan, 6-3, 33, 8
10 Salve Regina, 6-4, 15, not ranked
Also Receiving Votes: Bridgewater (12), Anna Maria & Husson (1)
NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS
The Jack Grionold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2023 High School Scholar-Athlete Awards present by the Chapter. Up to 33 Scholar- Athletes who have excelled on and off the football field from high schools within the Chapter footprint will be honored. The awards will be presented a the 48th Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Sunday, May 21.
To nominate a student for the Scholar-Athlete Award please download and complete
The Scholar-Athlete Nomination form.
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NFF Celebrates 75th Anniversary