The Engineers received nine first place votes to top second place Western Connecticut (which received five first place votes) in this week’s rankings, while Amherst (which collected the other first place vote) sits in third place. Western New England and Springfield round out the top five, while Endicott, Trinity, Williams, Framingham State and Tufts complete this week’s poll.

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.

Rank School (FPV), Record, Points, Previous Rank   

1 MIT (9 first place votes), 6-0 record, 143 points, 1 
2 Western Connecticut (5), 6-0, 138, 2            
3 Amherst (1), 5-0, 113, 5
4 Western New England, 5-1, 99, 8
5 Springfield, 5-2, 68, 3
6 Endicott, 5-2, 57, 9 
7 Trinity, 4-1, 53, 10
8 Williams (1), 4-1, 47, 4
9 Framingham State, 4-2, 31, 6            
10 Tufts, 4-1, 27, 7                            
Also Receiving Votes: Bridgewater (17), WPI (12), Husson (7), Coast Guard (5)

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McIntyre, Carter Named Week 7 Recipients Of NEFW/Grinold Chapter Gold Helmet Awards

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard junior kicker Jake McIntyre and Merrimack freshman quarterback Christian Carter are this week’s recipients of the New England Football Writers Association Gold Helmet Awards presented by the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

McIntyre, a native of Orlando, Fla. and a graduate of Bishop Moore Catholic High School, kicked four field goals that included the game-winner as time expired in the Crimson’s 33-31 victory over Holy Cross; while Carter, a native of Baltimore, Md. and a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph High School, accounted for all but five of the Warriors’ 547 yards of total offense and five touchdown passes in a 38-24 victory at Stonehill.

The Gold Helmet Awards are presented each Wednesday afternoon at the weekly New England Football Writers Association Media Luncheons that take place at Harvard University’s Dillon Field House.  For the fourth straight year, the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation is the presenting sponsor for both the weekly and end-of-year Gold Helmet Awards presented to student-athletes from FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III institutions throughout New England. For more information on the Gold Helmet Awards and the New England Football Writers Association, please visit

Middleborough High Grad Gwodz Named to Inaugural NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Class 


DARTMOUTH, Mass. --  The fourth Grinold Chapter New England Division III football weekly rankings of the 2018 season have been released, and MIT once again holds the top spot in this week’s poll.


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2018 Middleborough High School graduate Evan Gwodz has been selected one of 67 scholar-athletes nationwide to be named to the first National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Class. The announcement marks a new initiative by the NFF to honor the top high school scholar-athletes from around the country and the NFF Chapter Network as the best and the brightest at the local level.

"Launching this new initiative allows us to shine a national spotlight on some of the most deserving high school student-athletes honored at the local level by our expansive Chapter Network," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "We hope that this new honor will become one of the most prestigious local awards that a high school player can receive." The 67 honorees were selected from a pool of over 3,500 student-athletes selected by NFF chapters nationwide.Criteria to make the class include but are not limited to academic achievement, athletic accolades and community involvement.

Gwodz is currently dually enrolled at MIT and Harvard where he is studying Chemical Engineering and Business Administration. He is a back-up quarterback at MIT which is undefeated through the first six weeks of the season.

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