Introducing guest blogger Nick LaSpada

With football season kicking off in Massachusetts, I figured it was the perfect time to bring in our first guest blogger of the year. You may know him as the 2009 Gatorade State Player of the Year, or as the guy on the cover of the September issue of ESPNHS magazine.

Nick LaSpada will be hanging out all week, giving you his thoughts on Week 1 and looking forward to Week 2.

LaSpada led his Billerica squad to a 49-28 win over Burlington on Friday night, passing for 183 yards and two touchdowns, so he should be in a good mood while he sits in on the blog this week.

"I was a little sloppy," he says. "I had the normal opening-night jitters, but I got it out of the way and tried to do what we always try to do -- make good decisions and throw accurate passses."

LaSpada also ran for three touchdowns in the win.

Personally, I think a five-touchdown game pales in comparison to blogging when you measure it on the excitement scale. And I'm sure Nick agrees.

"I'm looking forward to it," he says. "It's going to be fun."

So keep checking in every day for Nick's football rankings, game previews, picks and tips.