September 16, 2014
|NHIAA WEEK 3 SCHEDULE|
|CONCORD AT DOVER|
|PORTSMOUTH AT MEMORIAL|
|CENTRAL AT SPAULDING|
|WINNACUNNET AT BEDFORD|
|LONDONDERRY AT NASHUA NORTH|
|BISHOP GUERTIN AT TIMBERLANE|
|KEENE AT ALVIRNE|
|PEMBROKE AT KINGSWOOD|
|MANCHESTER WEST AT LACONIA|
|HANOVER AT KEARSARGE|
|PLYMOUTH AT KENNETT|
|MILFORD AT SOUHEGAN|
|PELHAM AT TRINITY|
|MONADNOCK AT CONVAL|
|FRANKLIN AT RAYMOND|
|BOW AT STEVENS|
|EXETER AT GOFFSTOWN|
|MERRIMACK AT NASHUA SOUTH|
|SALEM AT PINKERTON|
|ST. THOMAS AT MERRIMACK VALLEY|
|WINDHAM AT JOHN STARK|
|HOLLIS/BROOKLINE AT SANBORN|
|WINNISQUAM AT INTER-LAKES/MOUTONBOROUGH|
|SOMERSWORTH AT GILFORD|
|EPPING-NEWMARKET AT MASCOMA|
|NEWFOUND AT BISHOP BRADY|
|NEWPORT AT CAMPBELL|
|FALL MOUNTAIN AT FARMINGTON-NUTE|
September 15, 2014
New Hampton's Jake Cohen scored a TD, made seven point-after kicks and recovered a fumble.
UNION LEADER/WGIR/WMUR POWER POLL
1. Pinkerton (2-0)
Astros had little trouble with Nashua South.
2. Concord (2-0)
Another fourth-quarter comeback allowed the Tide to move to 2-0.
3. Bedford (2-0)
Two games. Two lopsided victories.
4. Exeter (2-0)
Defense still hasn't allowed a point.
5. Salem (2-0)
Blue Devils will get a stiff test from Pinkerton.
6. Londonderry (2-0)
Lancers appear to be legit.
7. Windham (2-0)
Jaguars have scored 105 points in two games.
8. Merrimack (2-0)
Tomahawks will be facing a desperate South (0-2) team this weekend.
9. Winnacunnet (1-1)
Warriors were supposed to be good in 2015. They appear to have arrived earlier than expected.
10. (tie) Goffstown (1-1)
Interesting matchup between the Goffstown offense and Exeter defense this weekend.
10. (tie) St. Thomas (2-0)
Saints have outscored their two opponents 103-0.
Also receiving votes: Kennett, 2-0 (4), Lebanon, 2-0 (3), Portsmouth, 1-1 (3), Bow, 1-0 (1).
September 13, 2014
|NHIAA FOOTBALL WEEK 2 SCHEDULE|
|EXETER 14, SPAULDING 7|
|BEDFORD 37, PORTSMOUTH 7|
|CONCORD 33, WINNACUNNET 21|
|MEMORIAL 34, CENTRAL 8|
|LONDONDERRY 35, TIMBERLANE 14|
|PINKERTON 29, NASHUA SOUTH 7|
|SALEM 40, KEENE 0|
|HANOVER 10, KINGSWOOD 7|
|MERRIMACK VALLEY 42, WEST 0|
|KENNETT 38, KEARSARGE 21|
|HOLLIS/BROOKLINE 13, MILFORD 7|
|JOHN STARK 28, CONVAL 17|
|GOFFSTOWN 52, DOVER 13|
|MERRIMACK 16, BISHOP GUERTIN 13|
|ALVIRNE 27, NASHUA NORTH 0|
|ST. THOMAS 55, PEMBROKE 0|
|LEBANON 14, PLYMOUTH 7|
|WINDHAM 49, TRINITY 12|
|INTER-LAKES/MOULTONBOROUGH 35, FALL MOUNTAIN 20|
|GILFORD 12, FRANKLIN 0|
|NEWPORT 47, MASCOMA 0|
|STEVENS 32, NEWFOUND 0|
|BISHOP BRADY 35, EPPING-NEWMARKET 34|
|BOW 35, CAMPBELL 7|
|WINNISQUAM 27, RAYMOND 12|
|SOMERSWORTH 34, FARMINGTON-NUTE 6|
DURHAM - Junior quarterback Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) matched a career high with four touchdown passes and eclipsed his career high in passing yards with 422 to lead No. 7/9 University of New Hampshire to a 45-27 win over Lehigh on Saturday at Cowell Stadium.
The Wildcats dominated in the first half and held on in the second in front of a crowd of 9,358 in the first game played under the lights at Cowell Stadium. The game started at 3:30 p.m., and the lights were needed when it ended in the rain just before 7 p.m.
UNH improved to 1-1 on the season and Lehigh of the Patriot League fell to 0-2. UNH plays its first Colonial Athletic Association game next Saturday at Richmond.
Wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) caught six passes for 109 yards and a pair of scores and also ran for a touchdown. Tight end Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.) had career highs in catches (seven) and yards (138) and had a touchdown reception.
Safety Hayden Knudson (Alexandria, Va.), who missed UNH's season-opening loss to Toledo as he recovered from a broken jaw, led the defense with 11 tackles and had a fumble recovery.
Linebacker DeVaughn Chollette (Scranton, Pa.) registered seven tackles, an interception with return for 33 yards and tallied one of UNH's four quarterback sacks.Daniel Rowe (Orange, N.J.) chipped in with seven tackles.
The UNH defense held Lehigh to 314 total yards and just 88 in the first half. The 'Cats offense piled up 646 total yards, 422 through the air.
The Wildcats rolled in the first half. They collected 401 yards of offense in the first 30 minutes and raced to a 29-0 lead.
UNH's first possession ended when Lehigh picked off a Goldrich pass. The defense answered with a turnover of its own as well and UNH was on its way.
Lehigh quarterback Nick Shafnisky (15-for-28, 106 yards, TD, INT) completed a pass to Josh Parris (5 catches, 37 yards), but Knudson stripped the ball from the receiver and defensive end Cody Muller (Telford, Pa./three tackles) recovered the fumble.
Goldrich and the Wildcats took advantage and marched 71 yards in 12 plays to their first score, a 2-yard run by Jimmy Owens (West Deptford, N.J./12 rushes, 70 yards, TD).Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H./six rushes, 44 yards) rushed for the 2-point conversion and an 8-0 lead.
The defense held and forced a Lehigh punt. It took UNH just four plays to cover 74 yards and score again. Goldrich hit Spears in stride for a 53-yard scoring pass with 1:22 left in the period.
The Wildcats ran their lead to 23-0 midway through the second period with an 11-play, 84-yard drive. Harris took a direct snap and covered the last 15 yards for the TD.
UNH struck once more before the halftime. Goldrich connected with Jimmy Giansante (Jefferson Hills, Pa./five catches, 73 yards, TD) on a pretty throw and catch to finish off a nine-play, 90-yard march. Giansante went up for the ball over a defender for the 31-yard touchdown and 29-0 lead.
Lehigh got on the board on a 32-yard run by Brandon Yosha with just under two minutes gone in the third quarter.
Goldrich responded with a pair of touchdown passes to Harris to extend UNH's lead to 42-7 just past the halfway point of the third period. Harris caught the first pass just behind the line of scrimmage and raced 52 yards down the left sideline for the score. The second pass play covered 35 yards.
Lehigh scored a pair of touchdowns to cut the lead to 42-21. Shafnisky scored the first on a 7-yard run with 4:36 left in the third period and connected with Troy Pelletier for a 6-yard TD pass with 12:08 remaining in the fourth.
Kicker Christian Breda (Needham, Mass.) booted a 23-yard field goal with 8:57 left in the game to run UNH's lead to 45-21.
Pelletier scored on an 18-yard pass from Matt McHale with 1:52 remaining to close out the scoring.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior wide receiver Ahkeen Williams caught eight passes for 161 yards and a touchdown and junior running back Elad Covaliu scored the game-winning touchdown to lead the Saint Anselm College football team to a 23-20 overtime victory against Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday in both teams' Northeast-10 opener at Jess Dow Field.
The Hawks (1-0 NE-10) begin the season with a 2-0 record for the first time since 2004 and have won back-to-back games for the first time since Sept. 11-18 of that year. The Owls drop to 0-2, 0-1 NE-10.
"The guys we have here care," Saint Anselm coach Patrick Murphy said. "They have heart and they're playing for each other - and any time you have a team playing for each other, anything is possible."
Southern Connecticut took a three-point lead in overtime on a 19-yard field goal by Jeff Groth that made it 20-17.
Saint Anselm did nothing through the first three plays and needed to convert a fourth-and-15 from the 30-yard line to keep its hopes alive. It did just that when sophomore quarterback Yianni Gavalas found Williams on the right sideline for a 21-yard completion to the 9-yard line. Covaliu plowed in from 9 yards out to lift Saint Anselm to victory in its first overtime game since Sept. 5, 2009, when the Hawks defeated Plymouth State, 41-35, in five overtimes.
Gavalas completed 23 of 31 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown. He was intercepted three times.
PLYMOUTH -- Senior running back Mark Hennessy ran for his second touchdown of the game with 23 seconds to play to break a tie score and give Plymouth State at 30-24 non-conference victory over Mount Ida College on Saturday at Currier Field
Hennessy's TD came three playes after Plymouth State's RJ Kasper recovered a fumbled punt on the Mount Ida 5-yard line.
The victory evened Plymouth State's record at 1-1. Mount Ida fell to 0-2.
Mount Ida trailed 24-10 with 10 minutes to play, but pulled even on two TD passes by senior quarterback Jawad Yatim, the second of which came with 3:30 to play.
Plymouth State grabbed a 7-0 lead on a 2-yard run by QB Ryan Perron. The lead grew to 10-0 on a 20-yard field goal by Rob Giles with 4:37 left in the second quarter. The Panthers led 10-3 at halftime.
Hennessy's first TD came on a 16-yard run in the third quarter and extended Plymouth State's lead to 17-3 entering the final 15 minutes.
The teams each scored in the first five minutes of the final quarter. Yatim scored on a 1-yard run on the first play of the quarter, and Plymouth State answered with a 14-yard TD run by sophomore DJ Williams.
Hennessy finished the game with 89 yards rushing. Perron completed 8-of-13 passes for 95 yards.
Senior Kyle Wilson (Dover) led the Plymouth State defense with eight unassisted tackles, including two sacks.