Saturday’s high schools: Franklin football wins home opener; cross country and soccer results

Published: 09-17-2023 12:23 PM


Franklin 37, Newfound 0

Key players: Franklin – Zeke McCoy (121 passing yards, pass TD, 2 rush TD), Gabe Alers-Alers and Ryan Mango (combined 211 rush yards), George Sarkis (interception return TD)

Highlights: McCoy’s QB keeper and Sarkis had a pick six in the first quarter and led the Tornadoes to a commanding 37-0 lead at halftime in their home opener.

Coach’s quote: “This was a get-right game for us. We played very well in all three phases of the game and made the plays when we needed to.” – Franklin’s Tim Snow

Records: Franklin 1-1; Newfound 0-1

Raymond 12, Bishop Brady 6

Highlights: After winning in week one over Winnisquam, 22-16, the Giants lost another tightly-contested game to the Rams.

Records: Raymond 2-0; Bishop Brady 1-1

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Newport 54, Winnisquam 0

Highlights:  The Tigers, last year’s D-IV runner-up, had a commanding victory over the Bears on Saturday.

Records: Newport 2-0; Winnisquam 0-2

Boys’ Cross Country

Coe-Brown 36, Souhegan 43, Lebanon 63, St. Thomas 82

Key players: Coe-Brown – Jamie Lano (1st, 16:11), Luc Kerouac (2nd, 17:23), Liam McLean (6th, 18:19), Keegan Sousa (13th, 19:18), Joe Gallentine (14th, 19:29)

Highlights:  Lano and the Bears defended their home course in their homecoming race.

Girls’ Cross Country

Souhegan 20, Coe-Brown 38, Lebanon 70

Key players: Coe-Brown – Paige Murdough (3rd, 22:37), Anna Bergeron (6th, 23:26), Madison Taylor (7th, 23:28), Kassidy Taylor (10th, 24:38), Meredith Kerivan (13th, 24:41); Souhegan – Samantha Swanbon (1st, 21:40)

Highlights: The Sabers took four of the top five places to win a four-team meet at Coe-Brown’s homecoming race in Northwood. St. Thomas did not have enough runners for a team score.

Girls’ Soccer

John Stark 1, ConVal 0

Key players: John Stark – Melody Couturier (goal), Madi Lamothe (assist), Ava Martin and Lexi Boudreau (combined for the shutout)

Coach’s quote: “ConVal played a great match and we were happy to get a good result. Our philosophy it is to take this season one half at a time, and our girls have been focused and worked extremely hard. I am very grateful to work with them each day.” – John stark’s Eddie Marceau

Records: John Stark 5-0-0; ConVal 2-3-1

Bow 2, Lebanon 2

Key players: Bow – Ashley Wallen (goal), Cara Van Dyke (game-tying goal), Sidney Roberge (assist), Lexi Insana (assist), Anna Zerba (assist), Ella Trefethen (midfield), Charlotte Larochelle (defense), Abby Foote (defense), Anna Fellers (defense), Kendall Murray (defense)

Highlights: Wallen scored on a shot from the right side of the penalty box to give Bow an early lead 2:30 into the game. Lebanon scored shortly after to make it 1-1 at halftime and took a 2-1 lead 12 minutes after the break. Van Dyke scored on a put back inside the near post to tie the game with 18 minutes left in regulation in Friday’s game.

Coach’s quote: “We started off great scoring 2:30 into the game, but gave up a game tying goal shortly after. We continued to carry the play, but that goal gave Lebanon confidence and they played well heading into the second half. Bow girls continued to possess and pressure Lebanon, finally tying with 18 minutes to go. We created more chances the rest of the game and into overtime, but just could not find the winning goal. Certainly no lack of effort from the girls.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt

Records: Bow 4-1-1; Lebanon 3-3-1