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Brooks holds on

EASTHAMPTON — Brooks took a 19-0 first-half lead and held on for a 19-14 win over Canterbury in a game which was played at Williston Northampton.
Nick Konovalchik (26 carries, 140 yards) scored early in the first quarter of the team's season opener and early in the second quarter. Brooks pushed it to 19-0 with 2:02 left in the half as Seamus Lambert found Pat Freiermuth for a 33-yard TD strike.
But Canterbury (1-1-) needed just 50 seconds to answer. The Saints scored again late in the third to cut the margin to 19-14.
But the Brooks defense stood tall behind Will Gibeley (8 tackles), Freiermuth (7 tackles and a sack) and Owen Rosenberger (also 7 tackles, 1 sack).
Brooks is at Milton Academy Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
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Gerogetown makes it three in a row

LYNN — Georgetown wasted no time, scoring all 15 of its points in the first quarter, and the Royals stood behind strong defense to beat Lynn Tech 15-0 and improve to an undefeated 3-0 on the young season.

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Football, 09/24/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Phillips stymied by Loomis Chaffee

WINDSOR, Ct. — Phillips found themselves only down three midway through the fourth quarter, but a Loomis Chaffe 3-yard touchdown run by Andre Beckett sealed the 20-10 win for Loomis.

Phillips (0-1) got a good game from quarterback Stephen Hedburg, who threw for 215 yards on 16-of-30 passing and also rushed for a touchdown. Pinkerton transfer running back T.J. Urbanik had 51 all-purpose yards, catching four passes for 49 yards. Austin Meyers had a good day receiving for Phillips, racking up 115 yards on eight receptions. 

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Football, 09/24/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pelham gets first win in two years

GILFORD — It's been long awaited, but Pelham picked up its first win since the 2014 season with a 19-12 victory over Gilford Saturday afternoon.

Quarterback Zack Koch hooked up with Charlie Katin for a 9-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to give Pelham a 7-6 lead, and the Pythons didn't look back from there.

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Football, 09/24/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

in first varsity start, sophomore Caceras leads Greater Lawrence to win

WEST ANDOVER - When Jose Caceras arrived at practice on Wednesday, Greater Lawrence head coach Tony Sarkis called him into his office.

 

Reggies starting quarterback Kyle Vasconcellos, who had led the team to the playoffs last season, had suffered a separated shoulder the previous day in practice/. That meant sophomore Caceras would have to step in as starting QB on Saturday.

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McGough shines in Sanborn loss

KINGSTON — Upset-minded Sanborn was deadlocked at 20-20 at the half but ConVal pulled away after the break for a 47-20 win.

For the 1-3 Indians, Zach Thomas caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Brian McGough while McGough (14) and Chris Hanna (29) ran for scores. Hanna finished the day with 104 rushing yards on 18 carries. Shaun Murphy intercepted two passes.

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Windham rips Souhegan

AMHERST — Parker Belsky rambled 75 yards for a score on Windham's first play from scrimmage and the rout was on in a 41-7 win over Souhegan.

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Football, 09/24/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Haverhill downs Westford

HAVERHILL – Late downpours rendered both offenses one-dimensional as the forward pass was basically useless in the second half.
Of course, Haverhill High’s running game is as multi-faceted as any and the Hillies capitalized on their explosiveness with a pair of long second-half TD runs to douse the Grey Ghosts of Westford Academy, 20-9.
“We have a lot of cats out here,” said Hillie QB Broghean McGovern of the myriad weapons at his disposal. “We really have something special.”
Jake Dion scooted left for 52 yards, and following a Ghost fumble on the ensuing kick, Pedro Santiago rocketed 39 yards around the right end, turning a 9-6 deficit into a 20-9 lead in a matter of just 33 seconds, early in the third.
With the win, Haverhill moves to 2-1 and is sure to spike again in the state polls as Westford was a respected foe around Eastern Mass.
“It was on the linemen (when the rain came). We went in to half time and told them it was all on them,” said McGovern. “They pushed the pile and we got it going. They’re a wild group. They love getting dirty in there.”
Aaron Brooks took a McGovern swing pass and accelerated past the defense in a 50-yard dash to paydirt. The 6-3 advantage was one the Hillies would take to halftime where the skies unleashed their fury.
The Hillies defense seemed quite at home on the wet turf, holding Westford in check over the final 21:14.
Josh Gendron had a big night with a pair of sacks to lead the way up front.
McGovern oozed the confidence of a four-year varsity starter. A cool customer, he took a wobbly punt snap inside his end zone on 4th-and-3 from the 10 and raced for the left sideline. His on-the-go fake punt call netted a gain of 25 and pulled the Hillies out of deep trouble in the fourth.
“It was a loose snap, the ball was wet,” said McGovern. “I saw the corner, and I just bobbled it. There’s no looking back after you start running the ball on that. I just had to get that first down, I wouldn’t call it making a play by myself. It was just a broken play turned good.”
 
Haverhill 20, Westford Academy 9
Westford Academy:     3 0  6 0 —  9
Haverhill (2-1):     6 0 14 0 — 20
First Quarter
 W — Eric Jacobsen 30 field goal, 2:50
 H — Aaron Brooks 50 pass from Broghean McGovern (kick wide) :08.9
Third Quarter
 W — Alex Antes 3 run (kick wide) 10:14
 H — Jake Dion 52 run (kick good) 9:37
 H — Pedro Santiago 39 run (kick good) 9:04
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING: HAVERHILL (30-247) — J.C. LaGuerre 15-82, Pedro Santiago 4-54; Teshaun Watson 1-0, Broghean McGovern 7-54, Jacob Dion 3-56
PASSING: HAVERHILL — Broghean McGovern 5-8-0, 68
RECEIVING: HAVERHILL — Jason Tufts 1-9, Aaron Brooks 1-50, Jukka Morales 2-5, LaGuerre 1-4

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Football, 09/23/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Buccieri, Pinkerton tough out Mack Plaque win

LONDONDERRY – With his game MVP trophy in one arm and the massive Mack Plaque trophy, which seemed about half the size of his 5-foot-5 frame in the other, Pinkerton star Nico Buccieri's spirits couldn't be dampened by the pouring rain or cold mud that covered his body.

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Football, 09/23/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

McCarthy, Hornets win bit

NORTH READING — Matt McCarthy was a one-man wrecking crew as North Reading whipped Somerville 41-22.

McCarthy (10 carries, 174 yards) rushed for four scores, returned the second-half kickoff 83 yards to the house and added a two-point rush. 

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