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July 30, 2013

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Newell’s Best

With the brand new Newell Stadium set to debut on September 6, the Gloucester Daily Times will be taking a trip through the past counting down the best Gloucester High School football teams of all time from August 12- August 24.

If there are any teams that you feel are great and would like to nominate for the countdown contact Sports Editor Nick Curcuru at ncurcuru@gloucestertimes.com or 978-283-7000 ext. 3444.

Hall of Fame

Patriots great Tedy Bruschi was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame on Monday. The former pro bowl linebacker played his entire 14 year career with the Patriots playing in five Super Bowls and winning three.

Bruschi was one of the top players on the Patriots dynasty defense last decade as he was at the center of several important plays during the Patriots run to three Super Bowl titles in four seasons.

Quarterback Tom Brady praised his former teammate calling him “the greatest Patriots player ever.”

“Tedy is a great player who brought so much enthusiasm to our locker room, our team,” Brady said. “He had a very unique personality, [he was] a very highly motivated person who had a great work ethic, he was a great leader, especially for the younger players, he was a great mentor to the younger guys, including myself. He’s one of my best friends. It’s really an exciting night for him. We’ve all had this circled on our calendar for a long time since they announced it.”

Scottpasses away

Former Red Sox all star George “Boomer” Scott died on Monday at the age of 69. Scott was a three-time All Star and eight time Gold Glove first baseman for the Red Sox and Brewers in the 1960s and 1970s slugging 271 career home runs over his 14 year career. He was one of key members of the legendary “Impossible Dream” Red Sox team in 1967.

Tebow at QB

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels told reporters on Monday that Tim Tebow will be playing quarterback for the Patriots this season. Tebow drew some attention early in camp when he ran a few pass patterns with the tight ends, he is expected to be the team’s No. 3 quarterback behind Tom Brady.

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru

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