October 1, 2014
September 30, 2014
|NEW HAMPSHIRE FOOTBALL REPORT|
September 29, 2014
UNION LEADER/WGIR/WMUR POWER POLL
6. Windham (4-0)
The Jaguars are the highest-ranked team outside of Division I.
7. Exeter (3-1)
Defense has carried the Blue Hawks, who haven't scored more than 17 points in a game this season.
8. Portsmouth (3-1)
The Clippers are proving that enrollment doesn't mean everything.
9. St. Thomas (4-0)
Saints have allowed 28 points in their four games.
10. Kennett (4-0)
Moved into the poll after a convincing win against Pembroke.
Also receiving votes: Nashua South, 2-2 (3), Alvirne, 3-1 (2), Bow, 3-0 (2), Goffstown (1).
September 28, 2014
|NHIAA WEEK 5 SCHEDULE|
|MERRIMACK AT NASHUA NORTH|
|SALEM AT ALVIRNE|
|CONCORD AT MEMORIAL|
|NASHUA SOUTH AT TIMBERLANE|
|KEENE AT LONDONDERRY|
|PORTSMOUTH AT CENTRAL|
|DOVER AT SPAULDING|
|ST. THOMAS AT ALVIRNE|
|SOMERSWORTH AT RAYMOND|
|HANOVER AT KENNETT|
|LEBANON AT MILFORD|
|WINDHAM AT SOUHEGAN|
|MERRIMACK VALLEY AT KINGSWOOD|
|WEST AT PEMBROKE|
|PINKERTON AT BISHOP GUERTIN|
|BEDFORD AT EXETER|
|WINNACUNNET AT GOFFSTOWN|
|ABINGTON, MASS. AT KEARSARGE|
|MONADNOCK AT PELHAM|
|TRINITY AT PLYMOUTH|
|HOLLIS/BROOKLINE AT JOHN STARK|
|CONVAL AT SANBORN|
|FARMINGTON/NUTE AT BISHOP BRADY|
|BOW AT EPPING/NEWMARKET|
|STEVENS AT FRANKLIN|
|WINNISQUAM AT CAMPBELL|
|IL/MOULTONBOROUGH AT NEWPORT|
|NEWFOUND AT MASCOMA|
|GILFORD AT FALL MOUNTAIN|
September 27, 2014
DURHAM - The fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire football team got night football in Cowell Stadium off to a strong start with a 52-19 triumph over Dartmouth College on Saturday in front of 8,753 fans on State of New Hampshire Day.
Senior quarterback Andy Vailas passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more and seniors Jimmy Owens and R.J. Harris each scored twice for the Wildcats, who beat the Big Green for the 13th straight time. The Wildcats are undefeated in their last 20 games against Dartmouth at 18-0-2.
UNH won its third straight game and improved to 3-1 on the season. The Wildcats are 1-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association and play league newcomer Elon next Saturday on the road.
Vailas replaced the injured Sean Goldrich in the starting lineup and rushed eight times for a career-high 112 yards. He and Owens (15 carries, 81 yards) matched career highs with their two scores.
Harris (eight receptions, 113 yards) has had more than 100 receiving yards in each of UNH's four games. He has five touchdown catches this season.
The UNH defense held Dartmouth, which had 391 yards of total offense in a season-opening win over Central Connecticut State last week, to 262 yards. UNH had a well-balanced 531 yards of offense with 267 rushing and 264 passing.
MANCHESTER - Sophomore quarterback Yianni Gavalas completed 28 of 34 passes for 415 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 26 yards and two more scores on five carries to lead the Saint Anselm College football team to a 52-26 Homecoming victory against Pace University on Saturday in front of 3,011 fans at Grappone Stadium.
The Hawks improved to 4-0 (3-0 NE-10) for the first time in school history, while the Setters sink to 0-4, 0-3 NE-10.
Gavalas completed 12 of his passes to senior wide receiver Justin Bernard, who racked up 196 receiving yards and a touchdown as he moved to within just two catches of the NCAA Division II all-time record for receptions. Junior running back Elad Covaliu ran for 70 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries, in addition to catching two passes for 52 yards. Sophomore running back Joe Hayman contributed 53 yards and a pair of scores on 11 rushes.
The offense, as a whole, was in sync, as it amassed 672 yards of total offense - the second most in program history - en route to putting up 38 first-half points, which erased the previous record of 35 that was set last Nov. 9 at Pace. The 415 yards through the air is the fifth best performance in school history, while the 257 yards on the ground rank eighth.
Senior wide receiver Brandon Gomes made five catches for 72 yards, and senior wide receiver Ahkeen Williams had four grabs for 61 yards. Freshman running back Isaiah Douglas racked up 48 yards on nine carries and freshman quarterback Matt Phelan ate up 34 yards on the ground with just three rushes.
Senior defensive lineman Justin Waltzer made a team-high seven tackles, including 2.5 for a loss and a sack. Junior defensive back Carroll Bailey tallied six tackles and a sack, and senior defensive lineman Josh Cheever recorded five tackles and a sack.
PLYMOUTH - Junior Preston Cooper and senior Abiola Aborishade combined for 300 yards of offense Saturday afternoon to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to a 20-5 victory over Plymouth State University in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) football contest at Currier Field.
Cooper rushed 24 times for 155 yards and two scores, and also caught two passes for 13 yards. Aborishade caught 13 passes for 132 yards from sophomore quarterback Cory Burnham, who completed 26-of-41 passes for 268 yards.
The Corsairs evened their record at 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the MASCAC while the Panthers drop to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
After recording a safety, the Panthers pulled to within a point, 6-5, on a 34-yard field goal by senior Rob Giles midway through the second quarter. UMD had nine-play and 10-play drives stalled when PSU stopped the Corsairs on fourth down, so the visitors held a 6-5 lead at halftime.
Both teams had multiple possessions in the third quarter, with UMD putting up the only points on a 10-yard scoring run by Burham. The TD came two plays after freshman Diego Hebra (Concord) recovered a Panther fumble at the PSU 5-yard line. Burnham connected with senior Jake Scott on a two-point conversion to give UMD a 14-5 lead.
UMD rounded out the scoring in the fourth quarter on Cooper's one-yard run with 6:33 to play, culminating a nine-play, 66-yard drive. Cooper's extra point rushing attempt failed.