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Trump Fires Warning Shot for Democrats in Virginia: Gun Grab ‘ Will NEVER happen ‘

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President Trump has warned the Virginia’s Democratic legislators not to allow them to undermine the rights of American citizens, while he is commander-in-chief, to the Second Amendment.

POTUS warned gun collection democrats in a powerful interview on Wednesday, with Fox News, that any attempt to take away the weapons of the citizens “would never happen until I am here.” Shortly after Virginia’s State Assembly and Senate were under democratic control after the 2019 elections, lawmakers started aggressively pursuing strict arms control measures.

Reports Westernjournal.com: Tens of thousands of gun-owners and backers from Second Amendment converged on Richmond capital on Monday to express their strong opposition to the plans for arms control.

President Donald Trump spoke briefly about the attempted gun-grabbing during the broad interview with Fox Business Anchor Maria Bartiromo at the World Economic forum in Davos, Switzerland and made it clear that he was supporting the Second Amendment alongside gun owners.

In addition to a controversial bail reform bill, Trump’s comments surrounding Virginia came after a question regarding Democrats ‘ attempts in New York to free a substantial number of convicted criminals from jail. Trump simply dismissed the “nuts” work done by the New York Democrats before turning his attention to Virginia.

“I think it’s crazy and Virginia is insane, I think,” said the president. “They want to take away Virginia’s guns. You have a governor who’s — I really can’t believe that — but Virginia has a lot at stake. “They want to take everybody’s gun away in Virginia. I believe we’ll win the state of Virginia.” You can’t. You can’t do it. You can’t, “he said. You can’t. “That’s what people need for protection. We need it for farming and fishing–but for protection other people need it. “They’re playing with our Second Modification,” Trump said. “We should simply get rid of it. I watched an interview with[ Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam]. If it was his job, he would get rid of the second amendment and there are many democrats saying the same thing.”‘ We say it quietly, but they will try to get rid of the second amendment if they win those elections. It’s never going to happen until I’m here, “he added.

Nevertheless, Trump had not discussed the Virginia situation and the growing threat raised by anti-gun democrats to the sacred constitutional rights of lawfully-conserving people in the state for the first time.

On Monday, tens of thousands of firearms owners peacefully marched in Richmond, amid overcrowded media concerns about the potential for violent conflict.

In the days leading up to the rally, Northam had issued a ban on firearms at Capitol Square.

During the rally, Trump criticized Virginia Democrats on Twitter.

“The Democratic Party in Virginia’s Great Commonwealth works hard to remove the 2nd amendment rights. That’s just the start. Let it not happen in 2020, VOTE REPUBLICAN!”He tweeted. He tweeted.

The Democratic Party in Virginia is working hard to remove the rights to the second amendment. That’s just the start. Do not let it happen in 2020, VOTE REPUBLICAN!

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2020 After some hours, the President also tweeted: “I will NEVER allow our great Second Amendment to go unguarded, not even just a little, after the end of the rally (which included no violence of any kind).”Never will I allow our large Second Amendment, not even a little bit, to go unprotected!

— January 20, 2020, Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Trump believes the Second Amendment is sacrosanct. Once again, he has made it clear he will not stand idly by while a constitutional right of the people is being pushed through and abused by the democratic party’s oppressive tyrants.

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By Cade Metz, The New York Times Company

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The new Whoop fitness tracker straps around the wrist a lot like any other health monitor or smartwatch. But you can also buy a sports bra or leggings equipped with this tiny device, which can be a sliver of electronics stitched into the fabric of clothes.

Squeezing a fitness tracker into such a svelte package was no small feat, said John Capodilupo, Whoop’s chief technology officer. It required a whole new kind of battery. The battery, built by a California startup, Sila, provided the tiny fitness tracker with more power than older batteries while maintaining the same battery life.

While that may not sound earth-shattering, Sila’s battery is part of a wave of new battery technologies that could lead to novel designs in consumer electronics and help accelerate the electrification of cars and airplanes. They may even help store electricity on the power grid, lending a hand to efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

New kinds of batteries may not dazzle consumers like new apps or gadgets. But like tiny transistors, they are at the heart of technology advancement. If batteries don’t improve very much, neither do the devices they power.

Companies like Enovix, QuantumScape, Solid Power and Sila have been developing these batteries for more than a decade, and some hope to move into mass production around 2025.

Sila’s CEO and co-founder, Gene Berdichevsky, was an early Tesla employee who oversaw battery technology as the company built its first electric car. Introduced in 2008, the Tesla Roadster used a battery based on lithium-ion technology, the same battery technology that powers laptops, smartphones and other consumer devices.

The popularity of Tesla, coupled with the rapid growth of the consumer electronics market, sparked a new wave of battery companies. Berdichevsky left Tesla in 2008 to work on what eventually became Sila. Another entrepreneur, Jagdeep Singh, founded QuantumScape after buying one of the first Tesla Roadsters.

Both saw how lithium-ion batteries could change the car market. They saw an even greater opportunity if they could build a more powerful type of battery.

“Lithium-ion batteries had just gotten good enough, but they plateaued,” Berdichevsky said. “We wanted to push the technology further.”

Around the same time, Congress created ARPA-E, for Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, to promote research and development in new energy technologies. The agency nurtured the new battery companies with funding and other support. A decade later, those efforts are beginning to bear fruit.

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Editorial: Policy with China must reflect U.S. values

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Human freedom has many threats, as we are reminded every day.

The struggle for freedom is never finished. It is iterative and incremental. Where freedom is won, it can be lost again.

Today, surveying the world around us, there is much to worry about. And among the first worries we register now is a regressing China.

Twenty years ago, we had reason to believe that China would join the world of free nations by expanding human rights and democratic self-determination as economic freedom and personal prosperity began to bloom. China officially joined the World Trade Organization on Dec. 11, 2001, after enduring the Asian Financial Crisis of the late 1990s, preceded by decades of struggle and desperation under Mao’s despotically insane economic and social policies.

A series of reform-minded leaders advanced China with actual great leaps forward, creating an economy that could not only feed but actually enrich its people. Those people, we expected, would seek and win political freedom to match their newfound economic self-determinism.

We were only half right. While the Chinese people have sought greater freedom, the Chinese Communist Party has retrenched in its devotion to oppression in the name of self-preservation.

In the person of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the CCP is grossly expanding its authoritarian control over the lives of the Chinese people. And its expansionist vision on the foreign stage should be a cause for grave concern.

The list of crackdowns and violations of human rights are too numerous to detail here. We note as among the worst offenses the elimination of a free and democratic government and press in Hong Kong and the ongoing oppression and even elimination of Uyghur people in Xinjiang province. But, as The Washington Post pointed out in a recent article, Xi’s policies are diminishing freedom in just about every area of Chinese life.

The Chinese Communist Party cherishes a vision of cradle-to-grave control of human life, with the ancillary belief that this can occur in an economically prosperous society. Just follow the rules and nobody gets hurt, it suggests.

The vision is as fundamentally misguided about human nature as Mao’s grotesque Great Leap Forward programs. But it may be more sustainable in the short run as a way of doing business. And, given China’s current economic might and influence in the developing world, it could be expanded either by force or coercion.

It is popular now to suggest that America is damaged goods, that our role on the world stage is so diminished we are no longer an effective advocate of freedom. After the shameful retreat from Afghanistan, there is, sadly, some truth to this. And to no one is that sweeter than Xi Jinping.

That is why it is crucial for every American, and especially for the American president, to remember that America’s central idea — its reason for being — is the elevation of human freedom and of the God-given rights that codify that freedom. We need a clear foreign policy that acknowledges China as it is, not for what we wish it to be.

It matters for us, and it matters for the world.

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Over 10,000 TSA workers have had COVID-19: Which airports saw the most cases?

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(NEXSTAR) – The Transportation Security Administration has officially recorded more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19 among its employees since the beginning of the pandemic.

The TSA recorded its 10,000th case during the first week of September, a representative for the agency said. As of Friday, total confirmed cases of COVID-19 among employees had risen to 10,243.

Of those total cases, the TSA recorded 27 deaths, not counting two deaths among screening contractors. Most of the remaining workers who had been infected — 9,728 employees — had already recovered, according to the TSA.

Still, 515 employees were said to be suffering from active COVID-19 infections as of Friday. Per the TSA’s current policy, employees with active infections are placed on paid administrative leave while they recover.

In addition to providing its overall tally of COVID-19 infections, the TSA has listed every U.S. airport where an infected employee was stationed, and whether they worked in a screening or non-screening capacity. The agency also included the date of each airport’s most recent case.

As of Sept. 17, the U.S. airports with the highest number of recorded cases among TSA employees included:

  1. Miami International Airport (MIA): 513 total cases
  2. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 452 total cases
  3. John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City: 440 total cases
  4. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL): 370 total cases
  5. Orlando International Airport (MCO): 356 total cases
  6. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): 355 total cases
  7. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD): 341
  8. Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW): 333 total cases
  9. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL): 279 total cases
  10. McCarran International/Las Vegas Airport (LAS): 257 total cases

A complete list of the airports where TSA has recorded an infection among workers can be found at the agency’s website.

Being a federal agency, the TSA is required to mandate that all workers be vaccinated for COVID-19 by Nov. 22, per an executive order signed by President Joe Biden earlier this month. The TSA has also continued to urge employees to get their shots, most recently in a statement issued on the passing of Robert Logan, Jr., a TSA officer at Boise Air Terminal (BOI) in Idaho who became the latest employee to die of COVID-19.

“The 27th employee to pass away following a COVID-19 illness, he will be fondly remembered for his dedication to the transportation security mission and greatly missed by his colleagues,” the agency wrote.

“TSA continues to urge all employees to get vaccinated and follow CDC guidance, including face mask recommendations. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Logan’s family, friends and colleagues.”

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At Colorado State, a young Urban Meyer established a reputation for intensity and attention to detail

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When Sonny Lubick began coaching at Colorado State in 1993, he decided to hire most of his own staff. But the Rams’ incumbent wideout coach — a promising young assistant early in his career — was one of three coaches Lubick kept on.

That coach? Urban Meyer.

Long before he won three national championships and took over this year as new head coach of the Jaguars, the Broncos’ opponent Sunday in Jacksonville, Meyer was an aspiring coach in Fort Collins after two years as an assistant at Illinois State.  Even in those early days, Lubick saw a coach who exhibited the same traits he’s known by today: Unbridled intensity and fervent attention to detail.

“He was all business in the interview,” Lubick said. “Right off the bat, he wanted a job very badly. He wasn’t desperate by any means, but he just had one baby who was about to be two years old. And (his wife) Shelley was pregnant, too, so I think that played into his desire (to stay in Fort Collins) a little bit.

“I hired him and he was much more than I could have ever expected. He did exactly what I wanted him to do, and he worked his guys hard, sometimes too hard maybe. But he wanted to do everything, absolutely everything that would help the team win.”

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Former CSU head football coach Earle Bruce, left, and assistant coach Urban Meyer stand along the sidelines at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins in the early 1990s.

Meyer coached at CSU from 1990 through 1995, first under Earle Bruce and then under Lubick. During that time, CSU went from irrelevance to a WAC power, winning multiple conference titles and appearing in the program’s first bowl games.

As former CSU wideout Eric Olson explains, “fiery would probably not be doing it justice” to describe Meyer’s coaching style.

“How everyone reacted to his intensity was up to each individual,” said Olson, who played for Meyer from 1990-94. “In terms of how he challenged me, it got the most out of me, but it definitely wasn’t for everybody…. He really used his psychology degree. It wasn’t so much yelling, but just very intense in the words he used, very challenging in knowing which buttons to press for certain people. He wasn’t physical at all with anyone, just very mental. He expected us to be the toughest receiving corps in the country, and we were.”

That six-year stint in Fort Collins allowed Meyer to grow professionally, and allowed his young family to have a stretch of stability that’s uncommon for young assistants on the move.

Meyer was one of several assistants from Lubick’s staff who went on to greater college and pro gigs. That list includes John Benton (Jets’ offensive line and run game coordinator), Brian Scheinder (formerly the special teams coach for the Seahawks) and Steve Fairchild (former NFL offensive coordinator and CSU head coach).

Fairchild, the Rams’ quarterbacks coach during Meyer’s tenure there, noted that “initially when I got to know him, I could tell he was as good of a receiver coach or position coach as I had worked with.” Fairchild and Meyer lived on the same street in Fort Collins, and their families became close.

“I had no doubt he was going to go on to have a great career,” Fairchild said. “I’m putting words in everybody’s mouth, but I think all of us (ex-Rams assistants from Lubick’s tenure) all look back on our career and say, ‘Hey, that was a pretty good time right there.’ We learned a lot, won a lot.”

By the time Meyer left CSU to take the same job with Notre Dame in 1996, his profile in the college football world was rising quickly. Five years later, he got his first head coaching job at Bowling Green, where he stayed for two years. Then it was on to Utah, where he went 22-2 with two bowl wins, including the Fiesta Bowl, making him the most sought-after coach in the nation and leading him to Florida.

“He got in the right place, and his career just took off,” Lubick said.

In 13 seasons between Florida and Ohio State, Meyer won three national titles — two with quarterback Tim Tebow and the Gators in 2006 and 2008, and one with Ohio State in 2014. He resigned at Ohio State after the 2018 season.

Now, it’s a question of whether Meyer made the right choice in jumping from college to the NFL. Broncos coach Vic Fangio believes Meyer can adapt, saying “he should be great.” Lubick agreed, pointing to Meyer taking the job largely because Jacksonville had the No. 1 overall draft pick and was able to select generational quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

“Every time he’s had a good quarterback, his team has excelled,” Lubick said. “Alex Smith at Utah, Tim Tebow at Florida, several (good ones) at Ohio State. He’s got a good set-up to grow with Lawrence and build something there.”

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Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on as the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter of a NFL preseason football game at AT&T Stadium on Aug. 29, 2021 in Arlington, Texas.

On the other side of the forecast, preliminary returns indicate Meyer might be out of his element in the NFL.

The Jaguars sustained a lopsided loss to the Texans in Week 1, and there’s already a report out of Jacksonville that Meyer’s brash, “unhinged” coaching approach is causing discord and hurting the overall morale within the organization. (The Jaguars declined to make Meyer available to Denver media ahead of Sunday’s game at TIAA Bank Field.)

Broncos defensive end Dre’Mont Jones, who played for Meyer at Ohio State from 2016-18, isn’t surprised by that report. While Jones was cautious talking about Meyer this week, he didn’t hold back earlier this summer during an appearance on teammate Shelby Harris’ podcast “Shel-Shocked.”

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Eastern Massachusetts high school football scores and highlights

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THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Minuteman 16, Keefe Tech 8

Whittier 28, Malden 7

FRIDAY’S GAMES

Abington 35, Apponequet 0

Amesbury 22, Wayland 14

Andover 23, Acton-Boxboro 16

Ashland 28, Concord-Carlisle 7

Billerica 22, Westford Academy 14

Bishop Feehan 34, Attleboro 0

Blue Hills 30, Essex Tech 18

Boston Latin 34, O’Bryant 12

Bristol-Plymouth at Martha’s Vineyard, ppd.

Case 7, Carver 0

Cathedral/Matignon 42, Atlantis Charter/Bishop Connolly 6

Catholic Memorial 42, LaSalle (RI) 26

Chelmsford 35, Lexington 21

Dartmouth 35, GNB Voke 0

Danvers 28, Haverhill 0

Dedham 23, Medfield 3

Diman 30, Bourne 0

Dover-Sherborn 28, Nipmuc 7

Duxbury 27, Scituate 26

East Boston 40, Brighton 16

Everett 38, Somerville 6

Fairhaven 33, West Bridgewater 27

Foxboro 38, Whitman-Hanson 0

Franklin 37, Brockton 7

Georgetown 44, Roxbury Prep 8

Hanover 34, East Bridgewater 0

Hingham 21, Arlington 14

Holbrook/Avon 28, Wareham 22 (2 ot)

Holliston 35, Medway 34

Hopkinton 19, Nauset 8

Hull 28, Cardinal Spellman 18

King Philip 30, Needham 6

Lincoln-Sudbury 39, Melrose 0

Lowell Catholic 27, Ipswich 21

Malden Catholic 31, Gloucester 0

Manchester-Essex 49, Nashoba Tech 0

Mansfield 31, North Attleboro 29 (2 ot)

Marblehead 54, Lynn Classical 20

Marshfield 34, Methuen 33

Masconomet 35, Peabody 24

Mashpee 28, Nantucket 6

Medford 28, Cambridge 22

Natick 13, Walpole 7 (ot)

Newburyport 42, Bedford 27

North Andover 34, Beverly 0

Northeast 28, Saugus 0

North Reading 46, Greater Lawrence 9

Norton 19, Canton 10

Norwell 34, Archbishop Williams 24

Old Rochester 32, Bishop Stang 10

Pembroke 13, Cohasset 8

Pentucket 21, Dracut 12

Plymouth North 12, Dennis-Yarmouth 10

Plymouth South 30, Dighton-Rehoboth 14

Quincy 21, Oliver Ames 13

Randolph 36, Millis 20

Reading 18, Barnstable 14

Revere 34, Chelsea 0

Rockland 14, Silver Lake 6

St. John’s (S) 35, Shrewsbury 0

St. Mary’s 62, Bellingham 14

Seekonk 28, Sharon 0

Springfield Central 50, BC High 20

Stoneham 55, St. Bernard’s 14

Stoughton 27, Braintree 26

Swampscott 41, Lynn English 14

Taunton 26, Durfee 20

Tewksbury 28, Lowell 14

Triton at Shawsheen, ppd.

Wakefield 41, Belmont 7

Waltham 21, Winchester 13

West Bridgewater 33, Fairhaven 27 (ot)

Weston 51, Latin Academy 6

Weymouth 34, Newton North 0

Wilmington 29, Greater Lowell 7

Winthrop 23, Austin Prep 21

Woburn 50, Burlington 14

Upper Cape at Southeastern, ppd.

Xaverian 35, Bridgewater-Raynham 14

 

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Tech Boston at KIPP, 10

Bishop Fenwick at Arlington Catholic, 1

Boston English/New Mission at Lynn Tech, 1

Central Catholic at St. John’s Prep, 1

Falmouth at Norwood, 1

Framingham at Milton, 1

Milford at Wellesley, 1

Old Colony at Cape Cod Tech, 1

Somerset Berkley at Lawrence, 1

South Shore at Tri-County, 1

Watertown at Hamilton-Wenham, 1

Hamden Hall at Rivers, 2

Middleboro at New Bedford, 2

Martha’s Vineyard at Salem, 4:30

Salem at Martha’s Vineyard, 6

Westwood at North Quincy, 7

 

FRIDAY’S ROUNDUP

Daveon Scott scored two touchdowns in extra time for Holbrook/Avon (1-0), rushing for nearly 200 yards in the contest to help cap off a late comeback push for a 28-22 double-overtime win over Wareham in nonleague play. … Jake Reissfelder ran for two scores as Blue Hills defeated Essex Tech, 30-18. … Johnny Bennett hauled in a touchdown pass and returned a punt for a score, leading Dover-Sherborn (2-0) to a 28-7 win over Nipmuc (0-2). … Short rushing scores from Lucas Leander and Michael Moriarty in the fourth quarter helped Rockland (2-0) pull off a late comeback for a 14-6 win over Silver Lake (0-2) to stay unbeaten. … Michael Landolfi tossed three touchdowns on 187 passing yards, pairing with Dave Quinlan (75 yards, TD) and Nick Freel (2 touchdowns) to lead Hanover (2-0) to a 34-0 rout of East Bridgewater (1-1). … Emanuel Pires racked up 147 yards from scrimmage, scoring three total touchdowns to combine with Kyree Egerton’s two rushing scores and Manny Santiago’s two passing touchdowns for Matignon/Cathedral (2-0) in a 42-6 win over Atlantis Charter/Bishop Connolly (0-2)

Greg Rosenkranz (3 receptions, 126 yards) caught two touchdown passes and returned an interception for a touchdown, boosting Boston Latin (1-1) to a 34-12 win over O’Bryant. … Mikey Chaves caught a touchdown pass and took a pick-six to the house, leading Winthrop (1-1) to a 23-21 victory over Austin Prep. … A.J. Pallazola was dominant in all three phases, catching two touchdown passes, nabbing a pick-six and returning a kickoff 77 yards for a score, leading Manchester-Essex (2-0) to a 49-0 win over Nashoba Tech (1-1). … Steven Donnelly found paydirt early and often with a kick return touchdown, a rushing touchdown and a slew of conversion rushes to help guide Northeast (1-1) to a 28-0 shutout over Saugus.

Kevin Crowe returned a pick and caught a touchdown from Jaden Arruda, who added a score on the ground to lead Seekonk (2-0) past Sharon, 28-0. … Nick Sawyer ran loose for 228 yards on just 15 carries, scoring two touchdowns of at least 65 yards to lead Lowell Catholic (1-1) to a fourth-quarter comeback for a 27-21 win over Ipswich.

Dom Gird rushed for 164 yards and a pair of touchdowns to boost Billerica (2-0) past Westford, 22-14. … Riley O’Connell rushed for a touchdown and tossed a pair of scores as Lincoln-Sudbury (2-0) blanked Melrose, 39-0. … Dan Craig ran for 144 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while throwing for 160 yards and two more scores as Chelmsford beat Lexington, 35-20. … Lucas Stallard caught seven passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns, while recording 10 tackles as Newburyport (1-1) defeated Bedford, 42-27.

Jake Gilbert passed for two touchdowns and ran in another, helping Xaverian (1-1) rebound from last week’s overtime loss for a 35-14 win over Bridgewater-Raynham. … Mac Gulla ran for 285 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Franklin (2-0) defeated Brockton, 37-7.

Julien Acevedo-Torres rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries as Whittier (2-0) completed a two-game march through the Greater Boston League with a 28-7 win over Malden. … Marcello Misuraca ran for 84 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Wilmington (1-1) defeated Greater Lowell, 29-7. … Owen Masterson tossed three touchdown passes for Marshfield (1-1) in a 34-33 victory over Methuen (1-1). …Alex Carucci threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth as North Reading (2-0) rolled to a 46-9 win over Greater Lawrence.

Walter Rosher marched into the end zone twice, lifting Old Rochester (2-0) to a 32-10 win over Bishop Stang. .. Eddie Reilly threw a pair of touchdown passes as Abington (2-0) handled Apponequet, 35-0. … Aidan Keefe rushed for 128 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns as Pembroke (2-0) beat Cohasset, 13-8. … Chase Dwight scored a pair of touchdowns and Paul Parachojuk took an interception 99 yards to the house for Pentucket (2-0) in a 21-12 win over Dracut. … Aidan Sweeney ran for 125 yards and a touchdown as Malden Catholic (2-0) defeated Gloucester, 31-0.

In a Northeastern Conference contest, Mat Nadworny racked up 179 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, lifting Masconomet (2-0) to a 35-24 win over Peabody (1-1).

J.C. Clerveaux and Brian Gibbs each rushed for two touchdowns, leading Everett (2-0) to a 38-6 victory over Greater Boston League foe Somerville (0-2).

In a Tri-Valley League tilt, Pat Layman rushed for two touchdowns in a 23-3 victory for Dedham (2-0) over Medfield (0-2). … TJ Kiley threw three touchdown passes and Devin Harding rushed in a late go-ahead score with 30 seconds to go as Holliston (1-1) grinded past Medway (1-1), 35-34.

J.J. Alicea ran for a pair of scores as Weymouth (1-1) defeated Newton North, 34-0, in the Bay State Conference.

In a Hockomock League thriller, Conner Zukowski connected with Trevor Foley for a trio of touchdowns, while Rocco Scarpellini ended the game with a 10-yard touchdown scamper as Mansfield (2-0) rallied to defeat North Attleboro in overtime, 31-29.

 

FRIDAY’S BOXES

ABINGTON 35, APPONEQUET 0

Abington (2-0) 6    22    7    0    –   35

Apponequet (0-2) 0      0    0    0    –    0

AB – Mason Kilmain 20 run (kick failed)

AB – Drew Donovan 85 int return (kick failed)

AB – Tommy Fanara 28 pass from Eddie Reilly (Fanara pass from Reilly)

AB – Fanara 15 pass from Reilly (Kilmain pass from Reilly)

AB – Cedric Lucas-Summers 11 run (Fanara kick)

 

BILLERICA 22, WESTFORD 14

Billerica (2-0) 8   0   14   0    –    22

Westford (1-1) 0    7   7   0    –    14

BI – Dom Gird 2 run (Mike Murnane rush)

WA – Drew Wilson 88 fumble return (Peter Burden kick)

BI – Jacob Linton 12 run (Shaan Rana Kick)

BI – Gird 8 run (Rana kick)

WA – Matt Haggan 70 pass from Jake Cullen (Burden kick)

 

BOSTON LATIN 34, O’BRYANT 12

Boston Latin (1-1) 8    12    0     14  –  34

O’Bryant (0-2)     0      0    0     12  –  12

BL – Greg Rosenkranz 32 interception return (Rosenkranz from Douglas George)

BL – George 7 run (pass failed)

BL – Rosenkranz 27 pass from George (pass failed)

BL – Rosenkranz 40 pass from George (run failed)

OB – Jamre Williams 23 pass from Kendrell Gilbert (run failed)

BL – Eric Power 8 run (Power run)

OB – Williams 70 kick return (conversion failed)

 

CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 42, LASALLE 26

La Salle              (0-2)   6  6    0 14  –   26

Cath. Memorial  (2-0)   7 14 14   7  –  42

CM – Datrell Jones 3 run (Jack Sokol kick)

LA – Justin Benson 17 pass from Dean Varrichione (kick failed)

CM – Jaedn Skeete 49 pass from JC Petrongolo (Sokol kick)

LA – Jameszell Lassister 3 run (pass failed)

CM – Kole Osinubi 25 pass from Petrongolo (Sokol kick)

CM – Jones 13 run (Sokol kick)

CM – Skeete 6 pass from Petrongolo (Sokol kick)

LA – Jacob Gibbons 40 pass from Varrichione (Gibbons from Varrichione)

CM – Carson Harwood 3 run (Sokol kick)

LA – Chase Gouvin 65 pass from Varrichione (pass failed)

 

CHELMSFORD 35, LEXINGTON 20

Chelmsford (2-0) 0    14    14    7    –    35

Lexington (0-2) 7       7    0    6      –    20

LE – Ahmad Hanberry 2 run (Eduardo Aurabach kick)

LE – Rhys Scarbrough 10 pass from Nelson Mendes (Eduardo Aurabach kick)

CH – Dan Craig 10 run (Michael Bierwirth kick)

CH – Zach Allen 22 pass from Craig (Bierwirth kick)

CH – Manual Marshall 58 pass from Craig (Bierwirth kick)

CH – Craig 10 yard run

CH – Craig 12 yard run

LE – Pierce Cattier 10 pass form Mendes (no PAT)

 

DEDHAM 23, MEDFIELD 3

Dedham (2-0) 10    0    6    7    –    23

Medfield (0-2)   0    3    0    0    –    3

DE – Will Fitzgerald 12 pass from Joseph Goffredo (Landon Silver kick)

DE – Silver 30 field goal

ME – Max Masters 27 field goal

DE – Pat Layman 1 run (kick failed)

DE – Layman 5 run (Silver kick)

 

DOVER-SHERBORN 28, NIPMUC 7

Nimpuc (0-2)     0    0    0    7    –    7

Dover-Sherborn (2-0)  14  14   0    0    –    28

DS – Johnny Bennett 60 pass from Danny Sullivan (Henry Murphy kick)

DS – Bennett 34 punt return (Murphy kick)

DS – Brian Olson 35 pass from Sullivan (Murphy kick)

DS – Emilio Cabey 35 pass from Sullivan (Murphy kick)

NI – Oscar Clark 5 run (kick good)

 

DUXBURY 28, SCITUATE 27

SCITUATE (1-1)  7   0   0   19   – 26

DUXBURY (2-0)  7   7   7     6   – 27

DU – Brady Madigan 70 pass from Matt Festa (Dennan Sullivan kick)

SC – Keegan Sullivan 16 run (Keiran Brenner kick)

DU – Madigan 26 pass from Festa (D. Sullivan kick)

DU – Madigan 53 pass from Festa (D. Sullivan kick)

SC – K. Sullivan 11 run (D. Sullivan kick)

SC – Jamieson Hodlin 11 pass from Henry Gates (kick failed)

DU – Madigan 5 pass from Festa (kick failed)

SC – K. Sullivan 3 run (rush failed)

 

EAST BOSTON 40, BRIGHTON 16

E. Boston (2-0)    8  8  16  8  –  40

Brighton  (1-1)    8   0   0   8  –  16

EB – Joshua DeLacruz 28 run (Taelor Thompson rush)

BR – Jathan Greene 4 pass from Sahmir Morales (Greene rush)

EB – Jaye Kincade 13 run (Alex Valencia pass from Thompson)

EB – Thompson 3 run (Thompson rush)

EB – Bermudez 1 run (Kincade rush)

EB – Daniel Pedronio 3 run (Pedronio rush)

BR – Damian Blacknall 9 run (Isaiah Joseph rush)

 

EVERETT 38, SOMERVILLE 6

Somerville (0-2)   0      0    0    6    –     6

Everett (2-0) 21    14    3    0    –    38

EV – J.C. Clerveaux 9 run (Adoni Santos kick)

EV – Clerveaux 49 run (Santos kick)

EV – Brian Gibbs 3 run (Santos kick)

EV – Matt LaMonica 2 run (Santos kick)

EV – Gibbs 24 run (Santos kick)

EV – Santos 39 field goal

SO – Touchdown 1 run (kick failed)

 

FRANKLIN 37, BROCKTON 7

Franklin (2-0) 7    16    7    7    –    37

Brockton (0-2) 7    0    0    0    –    7

FR – Liam Hager 4 run (Garrett Portesi kick)

BR – Cameron Monteiro 11 pass from Jason Wonodi (John Dumas kick)

FR – Safety

FR – Will Deschenes 7 pass from Jared Arone (Portesi kick)

FR – Shane Kindred 27 pass from Arone (Portesi Kick)

FR – Hager 77 run (Portesi Kick)

FR – Kyle Walsh 1 run (Portesi Kick)

 

HANOVER 34, EAST BRIDGEWATER 0

Hanover (2-0) 14    14    6    0    –    34

East Bridgewater (1-1)   0     0    0    0    –    0

HA – Dave Quinlan 18 pass from Michael Landolfi (Robby Barrett kick)

HA – Joe Curran 23 pass from Landolfi (Barrett kick)

HA – Dylan Rice 11 run (Barrett kick)

HA – Nick Freel 22 run (Barrett kick)

HA – Freel 9 pass from Landolfi (kick failed)

 

HOLLISTON 35, MEDWAY 34

Holliston (1-1) 7    14    7    7    –    35

Medway (1-1) 7    7    7    13    –    34

HO – Joey Gentile 10 pass from TJ Kiley (Cotting kick)

ME – Luke Frauton 80 run (kick good)

ME – Matt Childs 51 run (kick good)

HO – Brady Sweeney 50 pass from Kiley (conversion failed)

HO – Sweeney 35 pass from Kiley (Sweeney run)

ME – Connor Kewley 45 pass from Frauton (kick good)

HO – Andrew Dennison 90 kick return (Cotting kick)

ME – Kewley 40 pass from Frauton (kick good)

ME – Childs 60 run (kick failed)

HO – Devin Harding 3 run (Cotting kick)

 

LINCOLN-SUDBURY 39, MELROSE 0

Lincoln-Sudbury (2-0) 14   16    3   6   –    39

Melrose (0-2)     0     0     0   0   –    0

LS – Thomas Dillon 3 yard run (Tyler Rosenberg kick)

LS – Jack Napier 8 pass from Riley O’Connell (Rosenberg kick)

LS – O’Connell 15 yard run (Rosenberg kick)

LS – Nolan O’Brien 32 pass from O’Connell (Rosenberg kick)

LS – Safety

LS – Rosenberg 35 field goal

LS – O’Brien 46 punt return (kick failed)

 

LOWELL CATHOLIC 27, IPSWICH 21

Lowell Catholic (1-1)   0    6    6    15    –    27

Ipswich (0-2) 7    0    14    0    –    21

IP – Henry Wright 8 run (kick good)

LC – Nick Sawyer 75 run (run failed)

IP – David Lonergan 65 run (kick good)

LC – Ryan Penrose 2 run (run failed)

IP – Lonergan 50 run (kick good)

LC – Kaden Silton 2 run (Penrose run)

LC – Sawyer 65 run (Sawyer kick)

 

MALDEN CATHOLIC 31, GLOUCESTER 0

Malden Catholic (2-0)   14    17    0    0    –    31

Gloucester (0-2)   0      0    0    0    –    0

MC – Marcus Rojas 25 run (Gio DiMarco kick)

MC – Jaiden Williams 34 run (DiMarco kick)

MC – Rojas 29 fumble return 29 (DiMarco kick)

MC – Aidan Sweeney 82 run (DiMarco kick)

MC – DiMarco 33 field goal

 

MANCHESTER-ESSEX 49, NASHOBA TECH 0

Manchester-Essex (2-0) 13    29    7    0    –    49

Nashoba Tech (1-1)               0      0    0    0    –    0

ME – A.J. Pallazola 27 pass from Brennan Twombly (kick failed)

ME – Jesse Oliver 12 pass from Twombly (Cian Bennock kick)

ME – Henry Otterbien 1 pass from Twombly (Danny Wood pass from Twombly)

ME – Pallazola 24 pass from Twombly (Brennock kick)

ME – Pallazola 31 interception return (Brennock Kick)

ME – Twombly 74 interception return (Brennock kick)

ME – Pallazola 77 kickoff return (Brennock kick)

 

MANSFIELD 31, NORTH ATTLEBORO 29

Mansfield (2-0)     7  0  0  8  16  –  31

N. Attleboro (0-2) 6  9  0  0  14  –  29

MA – Trevor Foley 26 pass from Conner Zukowski (John Weinstein kick)

NA – Tyler DeMattio 1 fumble recovery (kick failed)

NA – DeMattio 4 run (rush failed)

NA – DeMattio 20 field goal

MA – Foley 4 pass from Zukowski (Foley pass from Zukowski)

MA – Foley 10 pass from Zukowski (Drew Sacco pass from Zukowski)

NA – DeMattio 1 run (Gavin Wells pass from Chase Frisoli)

NA – DeMattio 10 run (pass failed)

MA – Rocco Scarpellini 10 run (Foley pass from Zukowski)

 

MARSHFIELD 34, METHUEN 33

Marshfield (1-1) 6    7    15    6    –    34

Methuen (1-1) 8    7    12    6    –    33

MA – Pat Yesinko 3 pass from Owen Masterson (conversion failed)

ME – Jason Silverio 23 pass from Drew Eason (conversion good)

ME – Eason 1 run (Omar Tabloui kick)

MA – Jack Marini 3 run (kick good)

ME – Eason 1 run (kick failed)

MA – Yesinko 52 pass from Masterson (conversion good)

ME – J.P. Muniz 63 run (kick failed)

MA – Jason O’Keefe 40 pass from Masterson (kick good)

ME – Silverio 16 pass from Eason (conversion failed)

MA – Marini 10 run (conversion failed)

 

MASCONOMET 35, PEABODY 24

Masconomet (2-0) 7    21    0    7    –    35

Peabody (1-1) 6    0    11    7    –    24

MA – Sam Nadworny 7 run (Toal Loadwick kick)

PE – Eli Batista 90 kickoff return (kick failed)

MA – Mat Nadworny 5 run (Loadwick kick)

MA – Tyler McMahon 40 pass from Matt Richardson (Loadwick kick)

MA – Richardson 24 run (Loadwick kick)

PE – Colin Ridley 92 kickoff return (Batista pass from Shea Lynch)

PE – Domenic Scalese 26 field goal

MA – Mat Nadworny 4 run (Loadwick kick)

PE – Danny Barrett 11 pass from Lynch (Scalese kick)

 

MATIGNON/CATHEDRAL 42, ATLANTIS CHARTER/BISHOP CONNOLLY 6

Matignon/Cathedral (2-0) 21   8    7    6    –     42

Atlantis Charter/Bishop Connolly (0-2) 6    0    0    0    –      6

MA – Emanuel Pires 50 pass from Manny Santiago (kick good)

MA – Tyqueo James 65 punt return (kick failed)

AC – Touchdown 75 run (conversion failed)

MA – Kyree Egerton 20 run (Egerton pass from Santiago)

MA – Pires 2 run (Santiago run)

MA – Egerton 15 run (kick good)

MA – Pires 37 pass from Santiago (kick failed)

 

NORTHEAST 28, SAUGUS 0

Northeast (1-1) 20   0    0    8    –     28

Saugus (0-2) 0    0    0    0    –      0

NO – Steven Donnelly 78 kick return (Donnelly run)

NO – Donnelly 18 run (Donnelly run)

NO – CJ Moriconi 21 run (run failed)

NO – Moriconi 1 run (Donnelly run)

 

NORTH READING 46, NORTHEAST 9

North Reading (2-0) 27    6    6    7    –    46

Greater Lawrence (0-2)   0    0    2    7    –    9

NR – John Jennings 74 pass from Alex Carucci (Matt Guidebeck kick)

NR – Ryan McCullough 35 pass from Alex Carucci (kick failed)

NR – Alex Carucci 5 run (Guidebeck kick)

NR – Craig Rubino 47 pass from Carucci (Guidebeck kick)

NR – Will Batten 76 run (kick failed)

GL – Safety

NR – McCullough punt return (kick failed)

NR – Rubino 63 run (Guidebeck kick)

GL – And Esquivel 4 pass from Marvel Vasquez (Kick – Good)

 

OLD ROCHESTER 32, BISHOP STANG 10

Bishop Stang (0-2)     0    2    8    0    –    10

Old Rochester (2-0) 14    12    6    0    –    32

OR – Walter Rosher 6 run (Remy Wilson kick)

OR – Jacksen Martin 22 run (Wilson kick)

OR – Elijah Motta 8 run (kick failed)

BS – Safety

OR – Rosher 2 run (pass failed)

BS – Noah Grigson 2 run (Jackson Tingley-Prince from Grigson)

OR – Gavin Martin 67 run (run failed)

 

PENTUCKET 21, DRACUT 12

Pentucket (2-0) 7    14    0    0    –    21

Dracut (0-2) 0    0    6    6    –    12

PE – Chase Dwight 2 run (Aiden Tierney kick)

PE – Dwight 5 run (Tierney kick)

PE – Paul Parachojuk 99 interception return (Tierney kick)

DR – 5 run (conversion failed)

DR – 4 run (conversion failed)

 

 

QUINCY 21, OLIVER AMES 13

Oliver Ames (1-1) 0    7    0    6    –    13

Quincy (2-0) 6    8    0    7    –    21

QU – Jacey Ham 10 pass from Drew Boretti (kick failed)

OA – Collin Williamson 9 run (Sean Friel kick)

QU – Boretti 1 run (Jarod Walker 2 rush)

OA – Williamson 30 run (rush failed)

QU – Caleb Parsons-Gomes 30 int. return (kick good)

 

READING 18, BARNSTABLE 14

Barnstable (1-1)   0 7   7 0   –   14

Reading     (2-0)   6 0   6 6   –   18

RE – Ryan Strout 73 pass from James Murphy (Kick Failed)

BA – Colin Fay 29 pass from Henry Machnik (Shawn Haislett kick)

RE – Colby Goodchild 6 run (pass failed)

BA – Eugene Jordan 7 run (Haislett kick)

RE – Jesse Doherty 5 pass from Murphy (pass failed)

 

ROCKLAND 14, SILVER LAKE 6

Silver Lake (0-2) 0    6    0    0      –  6

Rockland (2-0)     0   0    0     14  –  14

SL – Jacob Barnett 6 run (conversion failed)

RO – Lucas Leander 1 run (Jerry Esposito kick)

RO – Michael Moriarty 2 run (Esposito kick)

 

SEEKONK 28, SHARON 0

Seekonk (2-0)      0 14   0 14   –   28

Sharon    (0-2)      0      0   0   0   –   0

SE – Kevin Crowe 30 pass from Jaden Arruda (Stephen Prew kick)

SE – Crowe 40 interception return (Prew kick)

SE – Harry Murphy 3 run (Prew kick)

SE – Arruda 1 run (Prew kick)

 

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL 50, BC HIGH 20

Springfield Central (1-1)          8   16   26    0  –  50

BC High (0-2)               12    8     0    0  –  20

SC – Tariq Thomas 6 run (Kamari Latney rush)

BC – Marshall Rice 26 run (pass failed)

BC – Ben Evee 12 pass from Brennan Malone (pass failed)

SC – Thomas 3 run (Armani Medina pass from William Watson)

BC – Evee 68 pass from Malone (Malone rush)

SC – Watson 5 run (Latney rush)

SC – Thomas 13 run (Latney rush)

SC – Joseph Griffin 28 pass from Watson (pass failed)

SC – Thomas 35 run (pass failed)

SC – Mesias Lee 1 run (rush failed)

 

SWAMPSCOTT 41, LYNN ENGLISH 14

Lynn English  6   8   0  0  –  14

Swampscott   7  27  0  7  –  41

LE – Palmer 20 pass from Maggs (two-point conversion failed)

SW – O’Brien 20 pass from Ferragamo (Pat Wolfe kick)

LE – Chandler 14 run (Chander rush)

SW – Bacon 5 run (Wolfe kick)

SW – O’Brien 3 run (Wolfe kick)

SW – Bacon 4 run (Wolfe kick)

SW – Bacon 2 run (kick failed)

SW – Bacon 1 run (Wolfe kick)

 

WEYMOUTH 34, NEWTON NORTH 0

Newton No. (1-1)    0   0     0   0   –   0

Weymouth (1-1)    14   7   13   0   –  34

WE – J.J. Alicea 1 run (Mike Ritz kick)

WE – Alicea 1 run (Ritz kick)

WE – Aidan Kennedy 1 run (Ritz kick)

WE – Anthony Smith 23 run (Ritz kick)

WE – Cam Fernandez 3 run (kick failed)

 

WILMINGTON 29, GREATER LOWELL 7

Wilmington (1-1) 7    8    6    8    –    29

Greater Lowell (0-2) 7    0    0    0    –    7

WI – John Germano 65 punt return (Germano kick)

GL – Nesley Sanvil 17 pass from Ryan Bracetty (kick good)

WI – Marcello Misuraca 1 run (Gavin Erickson rush)

WI – Erickson 77 run (rush failed)

WI – Misuraca 8 run (Michael Lawler rush)

 

WINTHROP 23, AUSTIN PREP 21

Winthrop (1-1) 7    16    0    0    –    23

Austin Prep (0-2) 0    0    7    14    –    21

WI – Evan Rockerfeller 4 run (Juan Sanchez kick)

WI – Mikey Chaves 36 interception return (Chaves pass from Robert Noonan)

WI – Chaves 10 pass from Noonan (Rockerfeller rush)

AP – Brandon Walsh 14 run (Alex Fernandes kick)

AP – Thomas Skeffington 45 int. Return (Lee Poulin pass from Adian Driscoll)

AP – Driscoll 3 run (rush failed)

 

XAVERIAN 35, BRIDGEWATER-RAYNHAM 14

Xaverian (1-1)               28    7    0    0  –  35

Bridgewater-Raynham (0-2)     0   0    7     7  –  14

XA – Jake Gilbert 6 run (Oliver Waddleton kick)

XA – Jack Tubman 60 pass from Gilbert (Waddleton kick)

XA – Cole Jette 2 run (Waddleton kick)

XA – Charlie Comella 17 pass from Gilbert (Waddleton kick)

XA – Jonathan Grinion 25 run (Waddleton kick)

BR – Dawson DuBose 7 run (Aaron Peysere kick)

BR – Nolan DeAndrade 50 pass from Declan Byrne (Peysere kick)

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — On Thursday, Attorney General’s Office released an update on the death of 24-year-old Dedrick James, following an altercation with law enforcement Wednesday. A full investigation has been launched.

Their statement provides more details into the incident as it unfolded:

On the morning of September 15, 2021, members of the Multi-Agency Fugitive Task Force, including the Rochester Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and United States Marshals Service, responded to 6 Vinewood Place in the city of Rochester to serve an arrest warrant for Dedrick James. Another individual answered the door, and after law enforcement entered the home, Mr. James allegedly fled to a bathroom. Once officers entered the bathroom, Mr. James allegedly displayed a firearm, and a brief struggle ensued while officers attempted to disarm him. During that encounter, the firearm allegedly in Mr. James’ possession discharged and one bullet entered his chest. Mr. James died as a result of that single gunshot wound. 

Community activists are not only asking for this investigation, but also for the full release of body camera footage as soon as possible. Rev. Lewis Stewart, community leader and president of United Christian Ministries is one of those calling for footage.

Stewart says there are too many unanswered questions, and the public deserves to know more. “I’m just asking for what are the facts. That’s it,” he said. “What was it about the level of the suspects’ crime that would merit that type of police task force? The person was in Wayne County; what was the person doing there?”

Antonia Wynter of the Community Justice Initiative agrees and says she needs to see the incident unfold with the full body camera footage. “A lot of details are left to be unknown,” she said. “We really can’t make a decision on exactly what happened because we weren’t there.”

Wynter says it’s too soon for her to take any sides, but she believes there is room for improvement on community policing. “There are a lot of different agents coming in and out of our community and it can be overwhelming,” she said. “What we don’t want is, we don’t want over-policing.”

Some groups like Free the People Roc said on social media that officers need to be held accountable, and called it murder. 

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Chambers: Add Avalanche rookie Bo Byram, 20, to Calder Trophy watch list

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Bo Byram is not among the three defensemen the Avalanche lost since its last game.

This means the Avs’ turnover isn’t as bad as it may appear.

Byram, the first defenseman selected in the 2019 draft (fourth overall), was cleared to play in the second-round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights, but coach Jared Bednar and his staff didn’t want to insert a 19-year-old who had not played in two months because of concussion issues.

Instead, the Avs finished 0-4 by sticking with trade-deadline acquisition Patrik Nemeth, who went from logging 18:43 in Game 1 to 11:31 in Game 6, and Conor Timmins, who became expendable in the offseason and now plays for Arizona.

Colorado also lost Ryan Graves, the shutdown defenseman who was traded to New Jersey days before the club probably would have lost him for nothing in the expansion draft.

Looking ahead, the Avs’ blue line should be a good one, despite the three losses, because Byram has the talent and green light to compete in what officially will be his rookie season. After being limited to just 19 NHL games last season, Byram is healthy and happy about where he stands on the depth chart — despite being asked to participate in the ongoing development/rookie camp this past week which typically consists of players who aren’t ready for the NHL.

“I’m grateful to be here a bit early, get some skates in at altitude, and (participate in) the rookie tournament,” Byram said before the rookies began a weekend showcase in Glendale and Scottsdale, Ariz. “It will be nice to get some games in again. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to do that.”

Byram has significant experience with the Avs. He trained with the club before the 2019-20 season resumed in the playoff bubble in Edmonton, where he served as a “black ace” practice player. And, he was with the big club throughout his injury-plagued 2021 season.

He’s only 20 years old but plays like a veteran. And adding that confidence to what many believe is a five-star skillset could put him into Calder Trophy conversations as NHL rookie of the year.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be with the organization for a few years now, been through a couple of development camps, and then spending the year here last year. I’m comfortable with everyone,” he said. “Everyone knows me, so it kind of makes it a lot easier on me. I remember when I first came in, just being kind of nervous around everybody, not knowing names and everything. So it’s definitely a lot nicer now.

“I feel great, better than I’ve felt like in a long time. It was good to have some time off in the summer to make sure all my injuries got taken care of properly and I was 100% going into the season. Definitely some time that I needed just to kind of re-boot my system.”

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DUXBURY — They call it puck luck in hockey but whatever the term is in football, Duxbury had plenty.

The kings of the Keenan Division, Duxbury (2-0) escaped with a 27-26 win over Fisher Division foe Scituate in a cross division-rivalry game in the Patriot League in front of a capacity crowd for the Dragons home opener.

The Sailors (1-1) scored 19 fourth-quarter points but a missed extra point, a fumbled snap on a two-point conversion to win the game, and an onside kick that bounced the Dragons way all in the final six-plus minutes of the game collectively doomed the Sailors in the end.

The Duxbury duo of captain Brady Madigan and quarterback Matt Festa was electric all night long as the tandem hooked up for all four Duxbury touchdowns through the air. Madigan finished with five catches for 167 yards while Festa was 11-of-21 for 250 yards.

“(Festa) is an animal, we go out and practice every single day, and we work on our stuff,” said Madigan. “We got lucky, I mean, you are going to have football games like that but I thought we played a really good game, we made some mistakes, but things went our way.

Duxbury was cruising in the third quarter with a 21-7 lead after Festa connected with Madigan on the fourth play from scrimmage to start the second half. Festa scrambled to find an open Madigan who did all the rest with some fancy footwork outside the five-yard line to go in for the 53-yard touchdown.

Duxbury still held the 14-point lead at the end of three quarters, but Keegan Sullivan scored from 11 yards out to cut the lead in half to open the fourth quarter.

After a quick three-and-out for the Dragons, quarterback Henry Gates pulled off some fine footwork of his own as the senior signal caller rolled out with a bootleg to his left on second-and-goal from the 11 and found Jamieson Holdin just as he got folded at the line of scrimmage. After a tough first half, Scituate was right back in things trailing by a point, 21-20, with 7:22 remaining in regulation.

Things went haywire as the extra point sailed wide left and gave the momentum back to Duxbury and the dynamic duo of Festa and Madigan struck again from five-yards out on a pretty roll-out left with Madigan keeping his feet in bounds inside the right pylon.

But the Dragons miss the extra-point and Gates completes a 43-yard pass down the left sideline to Danny DeCoste with 47 seconds left to play. DeCoste got out of bounds at the Dragons four-yard line and Sullivan went in two plays later to set up the theatrics.

Give Scituate credit as they went for the win on the road with 35 seconds left, but a fumble in the backfield on the two-point conversion killed the comeback.

“We left a lot of mistakes out there for sure and we know we need to get better,” said Duxbury head coach Matt Landolfi. “We tried to make adjustments, we did some, but we definitely need to clean some stuff up on defense.”

Even the ensuing onside kick for the Sailors hit Duxbury defender Chris Walsh square in the chest and bounced back into Scituate territory but Walsh made a great play to recover the loose ball and end the wild back-and-forth contest.

“Damn … can I say that? … damn. We played an awful first half, we had no rhythm, we weren’t in sync, and we weren’t executing like we normally do. To hang around 21-7 — our guys kept battling,” said Scituate head coach Herb Devine. “We had the play called right there for the two-point conversion and we were going to go for it but the snap — we haven’t had that all year honestly, not even in practice — and to have one there is just brutal for our guys.”

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) – A disease deadly to deer is spreading throughout New York State.

On Thursday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed that Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has spread to Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Oswego, Suffolk, and Ulster counties. The DEC is also tracking suspected cases in Albany, Jefferson, Oneida, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester counties.

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Grading the Week: Albert Okwuegbunam fumble review exposes Walt Anderson’s absolute NFL replay powers

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Roger Goodell may be the commissioner of the NFL, but Walt Anderson reigns supreme.

As we learned in the first half of the Broncos’ 27-13 win over the New York Giants last Sunday at MetLife Stadium, few wield more power over NFL Sundays than Anderson — a former dentist turned on-field official, turned senior vice president, turned instant replay overlord.

NFL replay — C+

For those who missed it, the good doctor played a key role in overruling an overturned call in the second quarter of Denver’s Week 1 lid-lifter in New Jersey.

It came on a play that was initially ruled a fumble by Broncos tight end Albert Okwuegbunam recovered inbounds by Giants safety Logan Ryan at the New York 10-yard line. One look at the replay, however, appeared to show Ryan was out of bounds when he gained control of the ball. We say “appeared” because everyone but Anderson seemed to think so. Referee Ron Torbert told Vic Fangio as much during the game, according to the Broncos head coach.

First, he walked over to the Denver sideline to let Fangio know the call had been overturned and they were just trying to figure out where to spot the ball to resume the Broncos’ drive. Not long thereafter, however, Tolbert returned with different news.

“He came back and said, ‘You’re not going to like this,’” Fangio told reporters. “The head guy in New York (Anderson) came in and said, ‘Let it stand,’ and overruled the first guys’ verdict on it. The first guy that looked at it and made the call from New York, along with the referee, was going to reverse it and then the head guy came in and said, ‘Let it stand.’”

With that, the Giants were given the ball at their own 10-yard line. First and 10.

Broncos reporter Ryan O’Halloran reached out to the league to see how this could’ve happened. Their response: Rule 15, Section 2, Article 1, gives Anderson the capacity to make the final ruling on any replay review.

And like any good micro-manager, he exercised that power to the fullest extent of the law.

Given where the game stood at the time — Denver driving down 7-3 in the second quarter — Anderson’s edict could have heavily influenced the outcome of the game. Luckily for the Broncos, and perhaps Anderson himself, Teddy Bridgewater is a fourth-down wizard and the incident ended up being merely a bizarre footnote in a Denver rout.

It’s quite possible Anderson redeemed himself a quarter later when an apparent Jerry Jeudy fumble was rightly overturned near the end of the Broncos’ touchdown march to begin the second half.

If this week has taught us anything, it’s that Walt Anderson giveth and Walt Anderson taketh away.

P.J. Fleck — F

There is a special irony to college football coaches’ insistence on secrecy.

More often than not, these men are the highest paid public officials in their state. And yet, more often than not, these men operate their programs like an offshoot of the NSA.

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