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Record-setting Duxbury High School quarterback Bobby Maimaron has been named one of five recipients of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award. Each recipient is selected as the best of the best from his region of the country at the high school level. The five honorees, who are now playing college football after graduating high school in May, 2017, are being recognized solely for their accomplishments in high school. The five honorees will travel to the NFF Chapter Awards Luncheon, presented by Under Armour, on December 5th at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The New England Division III Football Poll is presented by the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation, which also serves as the title sponsor of the weekly Gold Helmet Awards presented by the New England Football Writers Association throughout the season.

1. Springfield (13 First Place Votes), 7-0 record, 148 Points, #1 Previous Rank

2. Trinity (1), 5-0, 134, #3

3. Plymouth State (1), 6-1, 105, #6Tie

4. Framingham, 5-1, 74, #2

5. Salve Regina, 4-1, 68, #5

6. Curry, 5-1, 57, #6Tie

7. Husson, 5-1, 51, #9

8. Western Connecticut, 5-1, 46, #10
9. MIT, 5-1, 45, #8

10. Wiliams, 4-1, 41, Receiving Votes
Also receiving votes:   Middlebury (21), Amherst (16), Western New England (10), Wesleyan (8), WPI (1)

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The 2017 Gatorade Massachusetts Football Player of the Year had the somewhat uncommon experience of starting as a freshman at the school where his father was the head coach, but once he took the field, his athleticism and understanding of the game left no doubt he was where he belonged. In his senior season, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior quarterback led the Dragons to a 12-1 record and the Division 2 state championship in 2016. Maimaron completed 160-of-267 passes for 2,621 yards and 40 touchdowns against just three interceptions. He also ran for 878 yards and 14 scores. In the state final, Maimaron passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-7 win over Shrewsbury High. He concluded his prep career with a state-record 122 touchdown passes.

As he did in high school, Maimaron became the starting quarterback as a freshman at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. He has completed 52 percent of his passes for 613 yards and four touchdowns while leading the Ephs to a 2-1 record so far this season.

forcing a third. He also had eight tackles, an additional pass break up and his end zone interception with Bentley clinging to a 26-21 third quarter lead changed the momentum in the game.

The Gold Helmet Award is presented weekly to the players in Division I FBS/FCS and Division II/III that are deemed to have had the most outstanding performance of the week. At the conclusion of the season a season-long Gold Helmet award is given to the player selected as the player of the year in each division. The Grinold Chapter is the title sponsor of the award.

Duxbury's Maimaron Named National Scholar-Athlete Recipient

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. --  For the fourth consecutive week Springfield College claims the top spot in the Grinold Chapter New England Division III football weekly rankings of the 2017 season. The Pride received 13 first place votes to top second place Trinity (which received one first place vote) in this week’s rankings, while Plymouth State (which received the other first place vote), Framingham State and Salve Regina round out the top five.  Curry follows in the sixth spot in the poll, while Husson, Western Connecticut, MIT and Williams complete this week’s rankings.

Grinold Chapter New England Division III Poll

2015 Chapter Scholar-Athlete Athy Wins College Division Gold Helmet

2015 Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Scholar-Athlete honoree Nick Athy from Holliston has been selected as the New England Football Writers Gold Helmet Award recipient for his play for Bentley University in the Falcons' 40-21 victory over ninth ranked LIU-Post on September 23rd.

Athy, a junior safety, had a hand in five of the six turnovers that the Falcons caused, picking off two passes, recovering two fumbles and