Published in the December 1, 2017 edition

RED RAIDER senior captains Colin Kiernan (left) and Adam Caffey (right) and their MHS football team will try to earn Melrose’s first Super Bowl win on Saturday when they battle Nashoba. (Donna Larsson photo)

FOXBOROUGH—The Melrose Red Raider football team will battle Nashoba Regional in the Div. 4 Super Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. MIAA ticket prices are $17 for adults and $14 for students/senior citizens. Tickets are available online at and will be available on game day at the Gillette Stadium Ticket Office, located outside the Patriot Place Gate. Tickets sold at the ticket office for Friday’s game will be available beginning at 9 a.m. and tickets for Saturday’s games will be available beginning at 8 a.m.

*Melrose High School will provide buses for high school students only (who attend MHS) and will leave at 9:00 a.m. from the high school. Transportation cost is $5.00 and riders must be booked in advance no later than Thursday after school and through the MHS athletic office. 

All fans will enter the stadium via the Patriot Place Gate in NRG Plaza, located near the ticket office.

The ticket price includes parking, admission to the games and a game day discount of $3 off adult admission at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon (must show game ticket). Friday’s tickets provide access to both Friday games and Saturday’s tickets provide access to all six Saturday games. Also included in the price of each ticket is a Town of Foxborough User Charge.

*CLEAR BAG POLICY: A reminder that Gillette Stadium’s Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for the MIAA High School Football State Championships. That policy states that bags larger than a small wristlet or handheld wallet will not be allowed inside Gillette Stadium. If carrying a bag inside the stadium is necessary, there are two options: A clear plastic bag the size of a 1 gallon Ziploc bag or a small wristlet or handheld wallet not exceeding 8” x 5” x 2” (approximately the size of a hand). Bags larger than the permitted size, including purses, shoulder bags, diaper bags and backpacks, will not be stored at Gillette Stadium. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit


*Game times are approximate, starting 15 minutes after conclusion of the previous game.

Friday, Dec. 1

Division 3 St. John’s (Shrewsbury) vs North Attleboro 5:00 p.m.

Division 2 Lincoln-Sudbury vs. King Philip 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Division 6 Littleton vs. Middleboro 9:00 a.m.

Division 4 Melrose vs. Nashoba 11:00 a.m.*

Division 8 Hoosac Valley vs. Millis 1:30 p.m.*

Division 5 West Springfield vs. Dennis-Yarmouth 3:30 p.m.*

Division 7 Blackstone Valley Tech. vs. Mashpee 6:00 p.m.*

Division 1 Everett vs. Xaverian Brothers 8:00 p.m.*



Parking is included as part of the Gillette Stadium/MIAA Tournament experience. Fans arriving via Route 495 and Route 1 North should enter the stadium parking lots via the P7 or P8 entrances. Fans arriving via Route 95 and Route 1 South should enter the stadium parking lots via the P1 entrance. No tailgating will be allowed in the parking lots. Fan buses are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to each game’s approximate start time.

Concessions and Dining

Concessions will be available throughout the day at Gillette Stadium. In addition, Patriot Place features 17 casual to high-end restaurants for pregame meals or postgame celebrations. Visit for restaurant info.

The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon: The award-winning Hall at Patriot Place will offer $3 off adult admission on Friday and Saturday with a ticket to the MIAA High School Football Championships (regular admission to The Hall is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and active military and $5 for children ages 5-12. Children 4 and younger are free). The Hall is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. The Hall’s New England Football exhibit displays jerseys from all of the 2016 MIAA football champions, and following each of this year’s state championship games will begin displaying jerseys from all of the 2017 champions. New to The Hall this year is The Super Bowl Experience, an interactive exhibit that highlights each of the organization’s five championship seasons like never before and showcases the team’s five Lombardi trophies and Super Bowl championship rings.


Kraft Sports Productions will produce the television broadcast, which will air all of Saturday’s games on NBC Sports Boston, except for the 1:30 p.m. game, which will be broadcast on NECN. The games will also be simulcast on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Saturday’s TV broadcast will be streaming on

Division Game Time TV Coverage Radio Coverage

Div. 6 9:00 a.m. NBC Sports Boston 98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2

Div. 4 11:00 a.m.* NBC Sports Boston 98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2

Div. 8 1:30 p.m.* NECN 98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2

Div. 5 3:30 p.m.* NBC Sports Boston 98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2

Div. 7 6:00 p.m.* NBC Sports Boston 98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2

Div. 1 8:00 p.m.* NBC Sports Boston 98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2

*All game times approximate

Radio coverage will also be available on 98.5 The Sports Hub WBZ FM HD2 website, Make sure to click on the HD2 Banner.