Football: Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton rolls to 48-13 win over Inter-Lakes

  • Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Dylan Barrett (18) makes a cut during an early game run as the Redhawks rolled to a victory over Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough on Saturday in Contoocook. Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

  • Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough’s Blake Dunlap (41) is tackled by four Hillsboro-Derring-Hopkinton defenders: Evan Jacobsen (56), Charles Veitch (44), Colby Quiet (32) and Vincent Waddell (50). Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

  • Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Colby Quiet (32) takes the ball around the corner on his way to a first-half touchdown. Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

  • Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Colby Quiet (32) takes the ball around the corner on his way to a first-half touchdown. Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

  • Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Jack Morrall (24) cuts back on a long first-half run. Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

  • Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Colby Quiet (32) gets outside for another long touchdown run. Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

  • Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Colby Quiet (32) gets outside for another long touchdown run. Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

  • Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Colby Quiet (32) drags a couple of Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough defenders on a run for a first down. Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

  • Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Colby Quiet (32) drags a couple of Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough defenders on a run for a first down during Saturday’s Division III football game in Contoocook. The Redhawks won, 48-13. Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

  • Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Mike Oberheim (2) lays a pass out over a closing defender, Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough’s Blake Dunlap (41). Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

  • Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Colby Quiet (32) turns up field on his way to a second-half touchdown. Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

  • Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Colby Quiet (32) pushes off a defender for a late game first down. Rich Miyara / NH Sports Photography

Monitor staff
Published: 9/14/2019 9:19:33 PM

CONTOOCOOK – For his first three years of high school football, injuries slowed Hillsboro-Deering-Hopkinton’s Colby Quiet. He still produced for the Redhawks (he was a Second Team Division III pick at running back in 2018), but this year Quiet is healthy, and there’s nothing slow about him.

On Saturday, the senior amassed 339 yards and four touchdowns as HDH (2-0) rolled to a 48-13 home win against Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough (0-2). In two games this season, Quiet has 10 total touchdowns (seven rushing, two receiving, one return), 465 rushing yards and is averaging 19.4 yards per carry.

“He is faster this year. He’s finally healthy,” Redhawks coach Jay Wood said. “The first three years he came in with injuries from lacrosse, he was always fighting something.”

Wood timed Quiet running the 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.5 seconds this summer, which Quiet said was 0.4 seconds faster than he had run in the past.

“If he gets the perimeter, he’s gone,” Wood said. “If he gets a little space in the middle, he’s gone. And he’s a very, very strong kid. He’s only 170 pounds, but he benches about 280 and squats about 480.”

He’s also got a big, experienced and athletic line in front of him.

“Our offensive line really took over this game,” Quiet said. “They looked really fast on their pulls and they were moving bodies and creating huge holes for us to run through, and that’s what won us the game, basically.”

The guards who did much of that pulling and body moving were senior Vincent Waddell and junior Jonathon McMahon, both three-year starters. HDH offensive coordinator Jim O’Rourke mentioned the speed and cohesion Waddell and McMahon have been playing with this year. That quick execution extended to the rest of the line – center Evan Jacobsen and tackles Alex Brown and Tucker Card.

“I love blocking for our backs,” Waddell said. “They treat us with respect, and we respect them, and we fight pretty hard for them.”

Waddell, who also starts at linebacker, was fighting just to stay in the game on Saturday. After making back-to-back tackles, including a sack, Waddell vomited from exhaustion on the field. He came out for one play, an Inter-Lakes punt, but was back in at guard when the Redhawks offense took the ball.

“I was fighting tooth and nail to get back in,” Waddell said. “I was fine. I put in the work during the week, but it didn’t seem like I put in enough. But I’m going to get after it in practice this week and push really hard.”

Asked how he was feeling after the game, Waddell smiled.

“I’m feeling great, as good as possible,” the senior captain said. “After this 48-13 win, I feel unstoppable.”

The Redhawks were unstoppable in the first quarter. Sophomore Jack Morrall, who drew high praise from coach Wood, returned the opening kickoff 59 yards, and two plays later Dylan Barrett (eight carries, 57 yards, two touchdowns) bulled his way to a 5-yard touchdown. The kick from Charles Veitch (6-for-7 PAT) made it 7-0 after just 24 seconds.

The Redhawks next drive covered 53 yards in 56 seconds. Barrett rambled for 37 yards to set up a 12-yard touchdown from Quiet (14 carries, 255 yards, three touchdowns) that gave HDH a 13-0 lead with 8:50 left in the first. By the end of the quarter, that lead ballooned to 27-0 as Barrett scored from 2 yards out and Quiet bolted for a 55-yard scoring run.

“The start was good, nice and smooth,” Wood said.

The Redhawks got a little sloppy after that, and Inter-Lakes took advantage. A botched punt attempt gave the Lakers the ball deep in HDH territory, and two plays later Inter-Lakes quarterback Noah Robinson (10-for-20, 119 yards, touchdown, two interceptions) and Mark MacDonald connected for a 6-yard touchdown. MacDonald impressed with several difficult catches and finished with seven receptions for 91 yards.

Penalties slowed the HDH offense after the efficient first quarter, but the Redhawks still put up points. A 3-yard touchdown run from Quiet made it 34-7 at halftime. Quarterback Mike Oberheim (5-for-8, 136 yards, touchdown) made a nice throw to Quiet (two catches, 84 yards) on a screen pass, and the play went 64 yards to the house. Morrall (nine carries, 38 yards) finished the scoring with a 2-yard run in the fourth.

Inter-Lakes scored on the first drive of the second half on a 21-yard run from Blake Dunlap (12 carries, 79 yards, touchdown), who was tough on both sides of the ball all day. The Lakers showed fight throughout the second half, but they were outmanned.

The HDH defense got impact plays from multiple sources. Morrall had three tackles for a loss, a sack and an interception. Eli Tanuvasa had seven tackles and a pick. Waddell finished with nine tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery, and four other players had tackles for a loss – McMahon, Veitch and two players who Waddell thinks deserve special recognition.

“Our defensive tackles were great this game, Alex Brown and Evan Jacobsen,” Waddell said. “All the defensive credit goes to them.”

There’s a long way to go, but Wood likes the first steps his team has taken this season.

“I’m very happy where we’re at,” Wood said. “Our goal is to get to UNH (site of the championship games), but we know we’ve got to take it week by week. We respect every team and any one can win at any time. We’re going to Kearsarge next week and nothing says they can’t beat us, nothing. But I’m very happy with where we’re at.”

(Tim O’Sullivan can be reached at 369-3341 or or on Twitter @timosullivan20)


Merrimack Valley 20, Gilford-Belmont 17

Key players: MV – Travis Knouse (26 carries, 103 rush yards, TD), Aslan Hodge (11 carries, 79 rush yards, 2 TD), Chase Keyser (7 carries, 32 rush yards), Tanna Valliere (7 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, fumble recovery, sack), Zach Williams (8 tackles, sack), Ethan Drapeau (4 tackles, sack), Seth Baylus (forced fumble, sack)

Highlights: Hodge rushed for his second touchdown of the game with 44 seconds to go and Gilford-Belmont threw an incomplete pass on the 2-yard line with three seconds left to secure the Pride’s first win of the season. Gilford-Belmont scored a touchdown with three seconds left in the first half to go up 7-0, but MV was strong on the ground (rushing accounted for 221 of the Pride’s 256 yards) with Knouse and Hodge rumbling into the end zone to give MV a 14-6 lead. Gilford-Belmont tied the game, 14-14, in the third quarter and a field goal with 4:50 left in the fourth put Gilford-Belmont up 17-14 before Hodge scored the game-winning touchdown.

Coach’s quote: “It was an overall good effort by offense, defense and special teams. We got behind, but we didn’t panic and the kids came back. Gilford is a good team.” – MV’s Joe Raycraft

Records: MV 1-1; G-B 1-1

Plymouth 44, John Stark 0

Highlights: The Generals struggled against the perennial powerhouse from Plymouth. John Stark faces another tough test next week against Bow.

Records: Plymouth 1-1; John Stark 1-1

Winnisquam 33, Fall Mountain 14

Key players: Winnisquam– Phil Nichols (3 TD passes), Garret Mango (3 TD catches), Andre Cormier (TD run)

Highlights: The Nichols-to-Mango connection was strong, giving Winnisquam a 7-0 lead with 37 seconds left in the first half, and connecting twice in the third quarter to give the Bears a 20-7 lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Winnisquam and Fall Mountain opened the fourth quarter by trading touchdowns, giving the Bears a 26-14 lead, but Cormier’s fourth-quarter TD run secured Winnisquam’s victory.

Records: Winnisquam 2-0; Fall Mtn. 0-2

Franklin 48, Farmington-Nute 29

Key players: Franklin – Jake Beaupre (364 yards, 4 touchdowns; 6 tackles, 2 interceptions), Zach Douville (QB, rush TD), Gio Natal (interception)

Highlights: Beaupre had a monster game, including three second-half touchdowns, and the Tornadoes overcame two deficits and scored four fourth-quarter touchdowns to claim their first win of the season. Franklin led 6-0 and 14-6 before Farmington scored on a safety and recovered a fumble for a touchdown to take a 15-14 halftime lead. Beaupre opened the second half with a 53-yard rushing TD to put Franklin up, 22-15. Farmington scored again to take a 23-22 lead through three quarters of play, but the Tornadoes scored four more times (two of them from Beaupre) in the final quarter and Natal had an interception to preserve the lead.

Records: Franklin 1-1; Farmington-Nute 0-2

Bishop Brady 20, Mascoma 14

Key players: Bishop Brady – Patrick Brust (2 TD passes), Ismael Rivera (73-yard TD catch), Kyle Beane (6-yard TD catch)

Highlights: The Giants went up 7-0 in the second quarter and 13-0 early in the third. The Brady defense held the Royals off the board until 5:53 was left in the third, when Mascoma cut the Giants’ lead to 13-8, but Brady responded quickly with another score to go up 20-8.

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

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