April 15, 2015

Milford looking to add team to scrimmage

Milford High School is scheduled to scrimmage Essex, Vt., in Milford on Aug. 22, and would like to add a third team to the scrimmage. Essex is one of the top Division I programs in Vermont.

Any team interested in a three-way scrimmage with Milford and Essex can contact Milford head coach Keith Jones at kjones@sau40.com.

Promote your camp or clinic on NHFR

NHFR logo.jpgTo advertise your camp, clinic or other offseason football event, contact Roger Brown at rbrown@nhfootballreport.com

The cost is $125, and the ad will run at least once a week until the day of the event.

April 14, 2015

Winnacunnet seeking opponent to scrimmage

Winnacunnet High School is looking for a Division I or Division II opponent to scrimmage on Aug. 21 or Aug. 22. The scrimmage can be at Winnacunnet or on the road.

Any team interested can contact Winnacunnet coach Ron Auffant at rauffant@winnacunnet.org or (603) 944-5153.

April 13, 2015

Saint Anselm offering football clinic

Clinic.jpg-jpgSt. Anselm logo.gifThe Seventh Annual Saint Anselm College Football Clinic will be held April 24 at Sullivan Hockey Arena, which is located directly behind the school's football stadium.

Any Division III college coach, high school coach or youth football coach is invited to attend. The cost is $30 per person or $120 per staff, and includes food and beverage (adult beverages at the clinic's conclusion). Discounted hotel rooms are available at Hampton Inn through Saint Anselm College football.

Check-in will begin at 4:45 p.m.

In addition to Saint Anselm College head coach Pat Murphy, this year's featured clinicians include University of New Hampshire coach Sean McDonnell, Coastal Carolina defensive line coach Cory Bailey and Boston College defensive coordinator Don Brown.

Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP Saint Anselm assistant coach Yon Boone at (603) 641-7665 or yboone@anselm.edu.

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April 12, 2015

Knight injured during UNH scrimmage

Allen Lessels
UNH Insider

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The defense was flying around and controlling things early and then the offense settled in and got into the end zone three times on running plays.

The UNH football team, nearing the midpoint of its spring football session, went live and scrimmaged on a windy Bremner Field on Saturday.

"I thought the defense looked great," said quarterback Sean Goldrich, who will lead the Wildcats as a senior in the fall. "They were doing some different stunts, sending some different blitzes, mixing up the coverages. I thought they did a good job."

The offense has progressed well so far, Goldrich said.

"It's early for us and we're still figuring some things out," he said. "I thought we made the best of it today. I thought overall we picked it up as the day went on and got better. We were trying some plays out today, too."

Goldrich drove the team down the down the field late - featuring a long pass to Jared Allison - to a short Donald Goodrich rushing touchdown.

Junior Adam Riese, vying with classmate Chris McCormick and redshirt freshman Trevor Knight for the No. 2 quarterback spot, directed the other scoring drives. Riese scored on a short run and sophomore Trevon Bryant broke through the middle and raced away for a long TD.

Redshirt freshman Kyle Reisert caught Knight from behind and tackled him and stripped him of the ball for a turnover. Knight hurt his ankle on the play.

"Obviously we've got a kid (Goldrich) we need to make sure stays healthy," said coach Sean McDonnell. "He's doing a helluva job. The other three quarterbacks right now it's really close. Trevor getting hurt today didn't help. It would have been great to see what he did. McCormick continues to do some good things. Riese showed some signs and did a nice job. There's a lot of work to do there, though."

McDonnell liked the way the defense played and made note of linebacker Ryan Farrell.

"I thought there was some pretty good hitting out there," McDonnell said. "There were some pads popping. It's very difficult to throw the ball in those conditions. I thought we did OK. I thought we ran around to the football pretty well. That's what I wanted to get out of it. I wanted to get about 75-80 plays, have some live contact where there's no coaching going on. It was a pretty good test. Pretty good energy, pretty good flying around out there."

The offense came around.

"I thought the defense pressed the ball early in the game very, very well," McDonnell said. "The offense took a little while to get going and had a couple of good drives. I thought Bryant had a helluva run and Goodrich ran well. I thought the two running backs did pretty good, plus I thought they blocked well, protected the quarterback well."

UNH has completed six of its 15 practice sessions. Spring football wraps up with the Blue-White game on May 2.

Follow Allen Lessels at @UNHInsider.

April 9, 2015

Discount available for New Hampshire Football Showcase

Football logo.jpgThis year's New Hampshire Football Showcase will be held June 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bedford High School.

This event is designed to generate more exposure for New Hampshire's high school football players who would like to continue their football career at the college level. Last year representatives from 16 college football programs from throughout New England were in attendance.

Visit the New Hampshire Football Showcase web site to register or to learn more about the event. Those who register by May 1 will receive a $25 discount.

Saint Anselm Shootout set for June 28

Shootout.jpgThe Eighth Annual Saint Anselm Shootout 7-on-7 tournament will be held June 28 (9 a.m. start) at Saint Anselm College in Manchester.

The cost is $275 per team, and checks can be made payable to Saint Anselm College Football. For more information or to register, visit the Saint Anselm College football web site and click on Saint Anselm Shootout.

Sanborn has opening for varsity assistant coach

Sanbornlogo.jpgSanborn Regional High School in Kingston is seeking a highly motivated assistant varsity football coach who is extremely dedicated and passionate about teaching young athletes the game of football.

The candidate must have prior high school football coaching experience. Furthermore, the candidate must demonstrate a productive work ethic in coaching football. Positional responsibility will be determined based upon the applicant's prior experience and expertise.

Interested candidates should contact Sanborn athletic director Vicki Parady-Guay at vparadyguay@sau17.org.

April 8, 2015

New Hampshire Shrine team released

Shrine logo.jpgThe New Hampshire roster for this year's Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, which will be played Aug. 1 at Castleton State College (5:30 p.m.). Note: Players selected for the CHaD New Hampshire East-West All-Star Game are not eligible to play in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl.

Alvirne: George Notini, Andrew Stevens, Brycen Yarmo; Bishop Brady: Brendan Johnson, Andrew Jousset; Bishop Guertin: Kurtis McLarney; Bow: Kyle Milne, Alec Tellifson; Campbell: Christian Kamacho, Kyle Manning, Connar Quigley; Concord: Will Scharlotte; Gilford: Kyle Gaudet, Max Troiano; Hollis-Brookline: Matt Ferenczhalmy; John Stark: Zachary Feudner, Jacob Sawyer; Londonderry: Dennis Bishop; Kingswood: Jeffrey Madden; Merrimack Valley: Devon McGrath, Tommy Schneider; Nashua: Andrew DeCarteret; Pelham: Nolan Duffy, Nick Johnson; Pinkerton: Riley Cahill, Jack Hanaway; Portsmouth: Connor DiCesare; Raymond: Andrew Downey; Sanborn: Zach Matthews; St. Thomas Aquinas: Josh Carlisle, Kevin Gould; Timberlane: Brian Lonergan; Winnacunnet: Sean Cotter, Christian LaRosa; Winnisquam: Richie Mills, Richard Scacheri.

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