August 25, 2014

Media Blitz: Alabama transfer will be Toledo's starting QB

College: Toledo will start Ely at QB >>Toledo Blade

College: UNH defense a work in progress >> Fosters Daily Democrat

St. Anselm ninth in Northeast-10 preseason poll

American International College, the defending conference champion, received nine first-place votes and 81 points overall to take the top spot in the 2014 Northeast-10 Conference Football Coaches' Preseason Poll, the conference office announced this morning.

American International defeated Stonehill College, 27-17, last year in Springfield, Mass. to claim the 2013 title.

The University of New Haven finished second in the coaches' voting, receiving 68 points in the coaches' poll, while Stonehill finished third, just one point shy of the Chargers, having received 67 points.  The Skyhawks received the final first place vote.

There was a tie for fourth place in the preseason poll, with Assumption College and Merrimack
 College each receiving 47 points. LIU Post checked in sixth with 44 points, while Southern Connecticut State University was seventh with 37 points.

Rounding out the rest of the coaches' votes, Bentley University received 31, Saint Anselm College 19, and Pace University nine.

The 2014 football season will be marked by change as four of the ten schools have new head coaches. Bentley, New Haven, Pace, and Southern Connecticut all have new leaders at the helm as the new season gets underway on Thursday, September 4 when Assumption hosts American Int'l.
 
2014 Northeast-10 Football Coaches' Preseason Poll
1. American Int'l - 81 (9)
2. New Haven - 68
3. Stonehill - 67 (1)
4-tie. Assumption - 47
4-tie. Merrimack - 47
6. LIU Post - 44
7. So. Connecticut - 37
8. Bentley - 31
9. Saint Anselm - 19
10. Pace - 9
( ) - indicates first-place votes

August 24, 2014

Media Blitz: UNH will have hands full with Toledo

College: Toledo eyeing MAC title >> Toledo Blade


High School: All eyes on Niyomugabo >> Concord Monitor

August 22, 2014

Media Blitz: Knight shines in UNH scrimmage

College: Offense outpaces defense >> Union Leader

College: Goldrich, offense rebound >> UNH Insider

College: Offense makes up ground >> Concord Monitor

College: Offense breaks out >> Fosters Daily Democrat

August 21, 2014

Raymond looking for opponent to scrimmage

Raymond High School is seeking an opponent to scrimmage on Sept. 6. The scrimmage can be home or away. Any team interested can contact Raymond coach Tom Bozoian at (603) 494-7779 or via email at buzkar@comcast.net.


August 18, 2014

Change took place in each division

The following NHIAA schools have first-year head coaches entering the 2014 season:

Division I: Londonderry

Division II: ConVal, Hollis/Brookline, Kennett, Merrimack Valley, Pembroke, Plymouth.

Division III: Epping-Newmarket, Mascoma, Newfound, Newport, Raymond.

Anyone with information regarding other new varsity head coach can email that information to rbrown@nhfootballreport.com

Media Blitz: Offense fits North to a 'T'

High School: North looking for continued growth >> nh-highschoolsports.com

College:
UNH's Giansante poised for big senior year >> Fosters.com


UNH the choice in a conference known for depth

2014 CAA Football Preview
(L-R) John Robertson, R.J. Harris and Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga
Among the top players in CAA Football are, from left, John Robertson (Villanova), 
R.J. Harris (New Hampshire) and Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga (Maine)
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Towson players Tye Smith and Spencer Wilkins were ready to crumble up the CAA Football preseason poll when they first saw it. 

Maine coach Jack Cosgrove could laugh about it because he was used to such results. 

And then William & Mary defensive end Mike Reilly seemed to have the poll in perspective.

"It seems like the favorite never wins it," the Buck Buchanan Award candidate said at CAA Football media day. 

"I think it's really all about being consistent with play. You have to win those league games, every single game, every game really counts. If at the end of the year, if you can find yourself in the mix, you can sneak in."   Full Story

St. Anselm practice schedule released

Here is the training camp practice schedule for the St. Anselm College football team. Times are subject to change. All practices, as well as the camp-ending scrimmage, are open to the public.

Monday, August 18: 9-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 19: 9-11:30 a.m. & 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20: 9-11:30 a.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Thursday, August 21: 1:45-4 p.m.
Friday, August 22: 9-11:30 a.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Saturday, August 23: 1:45-4 p.m.
Sunday, August 24: 9-11:30 a.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Monday, August 25: 1:45-4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26: 9-11:30 a.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 27: 10:30 a.m-12 p.m.
Thursday, August 28: 9-11:30 a.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Friday, August 29: 3-4 p.m.
Saturday, August 30: 4 p.m. (Scrimmage)

August 12, 2014

Inaugural NHFR Top 50 released

NEW HAMPSHIRE FOOTBALL REPORT TOP 50


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The New Hampshire Football Report Top 50 represents the top 50 high school players in the state entering the 2014 season. Players were selected for he NHFR Top 50 based on on-field performance. Players were either seen live or on film (or both). In some cases input from high school and college coaches was also used in a player's evaluation. This list includes NHIAA players only. Prep school players from New Hampshire were not considered.


NHFR TOP 50
PLAYERTEAMPOSITION
Mitchell BaileyLaconiaOL/DL
Ryan BennettSt. ThomasRB
Evan BolognaniPlymouthOL/DE
Jack CavallaroHanoverTE
Jacob CameronKennettOL
Kyle CantalupoPinkertonPK
Kyle ChiassonLaconiaHB/DB
Jesse ClausNashua SouthDB
Andrew DecarteretNashua SouthFB/LB
Matt EhrenbergBowRB
Eric FairweatherLondonderryDB
Tyler FureyTimberlaneRB
Casey GervaisGoffstownQB
Eric GlassmanBedfordDE
Nate GuillermoCentralWR
Jason HansenPinkertonRB/LB
Dave HarveyExeterOL/DE
Daquan HenclewoodMemorialRB
Chris HenryExeterG/DE
Austin HomseySalemTE/LB
Jason HughesTimberlaneQB/P
Demitri JacksonNashua NorthRB
Patch KaplanFranklinDT
Kurtis JolicoeurWindhamLB
Tim LaneKeeneRB
Matt LavalleeNashua NorthOL
Robbie LawConcordQB
Wyatt LabombardConcordDT
Trevor MartinSt. Thomas QB
Justin Mattis-ClarkPortsmouthOL/DL
Liam MorrisMonadnockDE
Jason MurrayPlymouthOT
Sean NartiffSalemOL/DE
Ivan NiyomugaboMerrimack ValleyQB
Josh PerryNashua SouthRB
Joey PorterHanoverRB
Kelvin RiveraBishop GuertinRB
Justin RobinsonPlymouthDB
Nick SherwoodKennettDE
Kris SkinnerConcordDL
Robbie Smyth*Nashua SouthWR
Andrew StevensAlvirneWR
Hayden SturdevantPinkertonOL/DL
Leo SudeihConcordRB
Jacob SzulcConcordWR
Paul TeixeiraGoffstownWR
Mikel ToarPortsmouthFB/LB
T.J. UrbanikPinkertonRB
Mike VailasBedfordQB/WR
Neil VorsterExeterOL/DE
* Injured for 2014 season.