High schools: Concord, HDH football pick up first wins

Published: 09-09-2023 2:03 PM


Concord 42, Rutland (Vt.) 0

Key players: Concord – Elia Bahuma (3 TD runs, TD catch), Conner Hughes (TD catch), Levi Madison (TD), Oscar Humelsine-Perez (2 sacks), Colby Nyhan (2 TD passes, 6-for-6 PAT)

Highlights: The Crimson Tide traveled to Vermont to take on the Raiders and scored on four of its first five possessions to open the game. Bahuma scored on an 80-yard touchdown run to open the second half.

Coach’s quote: “We played good complimentary football tonight. The defense got stops in key situations and the offense put long drives together to control and the ball and the clock. Still a lot of improvements to make as we prepare for Salem on a short week.” – Concord’s Jim Corkum

Records: Concord 1-1; Rutland 0-2


Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton 40, Hollis-Brookline 16

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Key players: HDH – Mason Nichols (101 rush yards on 8 carries, 2 rush TD; kicked 4 PAT), Noah Carter (3-for-4, 60 pass yards, 2 TD passes, 53 yard TD run), Robert King (73 yards on 4 carries, rush TD, 18 receiving yards on 2 catches, TD catch), Joey Simpson (42 receiving yards on 2 catches, TD catch), Leo Vassar (blocked punt), Micha Adams (interception), Ben Boothby (18 tackles, 5 TFL), Michael McCaffrey (13 tackles, 2 sacks), Thadeus Maughan (12 tackles, 3 TFL), Roman Finlayson (9 tackles, 3 TFL)

Highlights:  The Redhawks held a narrow 7-6 lead when a weather delay paused the game with five minutes left in the first quarter, but HDH dominated after the break to win its first game of the season. The Redhawks had an especially strong game on defense.

Records: HDH 1-1; Hollis-Brookline 0-2

Girls’ Soccer

Coe-Brown 5, Keene 1

Key players: Coe-Brown – Bella Lapierre (3 goals), Somer Loto (3 assists), Maggie Escabi (goal), Ellie Escabi (goal), Abbey Franke (assist), Jennifer Noni (assist, midfield play), Sadie Scruton (5 saves), Jadyn Spearin (forward, midfield), Cam Buchanan (defense)

Highlights: After a 35-minute delay to start due to storms on Friday night, Lapierre found the net twice in the first half while Maggie Escabi scored to give CBNA a 3-0 lead going into the second half. Keene answered with a goal in the 50th minute, but another Lapierre goal and a final goal from freshman Ellie Escabi pushed the score to 5-1. Scruton’s five saves secured her first varsity win.

Coach’s quote: “We were glad we were able to play with the weather this week and eight days between games. It was a little sloppy at times, but the girls were unselfish with five assisted goals on the day. Liv Blad and Kylie Prusia were huge on defense again, while Lily Wolf played a great game that won't be seen in stats but made a difference on the field. We play Lebanon in 16 hours so we need to be ready.” – Coe-Brown’s Josh Hils

Records: Coe-Brown 1-2; Keene 0-5

Girls’ Soccer

Coe-Brown 3, Lebanon 1

Key players: Coe-Brown – Bella Lapierre (goal), Somer Loto (goal), Jaelyn Demers (goal), Ellie Escabi (2 assists), Abbey Franke (assist), Katie Pease (6 saves), Sammy Ball (defense), Kylie Prusia (defense), Amanda Thomas (defense), Cam Buchanan (defense), Avery Wells (defense), Lily Wolf (midfield), Jennifer Noni (midfield)

Highlights: Loto opened the scoring for the game with a header off a cross from Franke to carry a 1-0 lead to the half. Lebanon tied the game in the 60th minute, but Lapierre followed an Escabi shot and finished the rebound to put Coe-Brown ahead 2-1. Freshman Demers scored her first varsity goal to provide insurance off an Escabi assist.

Coach’s quote: “It was our second game in 16 hours and we could have been flat, but the senior leadership and play of Wolf, Ball, Loto, Prusia and Wells provided the support and push we needed to secure the win against a tough Lebanon team. Lebanon goalkeeper was outstanding today and stepped up.” – Coe-Brown’s Josh Hils

Records: Coe-Brown 2-2; Lebanon 2-3

Girls’ Soccer

Hopkinton 3, Campbell 0

Key players: Hopkinton  – Keegan St. Cyr (2 goals, assist), Katie Brown (goal, assist), Sarah Chodosh (midfield), Kennedy Mark (midfield), Anne Pearce (midfield), Avery Loew (shutout)

Highlights: A 45-minute weather delay didn’t dampen the Hawks’ performance as they handed the Cougars their first loss of the season.

Coach’s quote: “We played well enough to beat a very good Campbell team. They are not a team that I want to meet in playoffs. They are very organized and skilled. We’ve only had one practice this week because of heat. No practice the day before each win this week, so I think the girls were hungry to just play and prove themselves.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Zahn

Records: Hopkinton 3-1; Campbell 4-1

Boys’ Soccer

Hopkinton 2, Campbell 1

Key players: Hopkinton – Liam Boyle (goal), Avery Condon (goal), Colby Boissy (2 saves, assist), Owen Wuellenweber (assist)

Highlights: Condon collected a Boissy punt in the sixth minute to put Hopkinton up 1-0 early and Boyle scored in the 35th minute, connecting on a left-footed strike from outside the box to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead. Campbell got on the board two minutes later, off a corner kick but Hopkinton held on for the win. The game was called after 55 minutes of play due to thunder and lightning.

Records: Hopkinton 3-1; Campbell 2-1

Girls’ Volleyball

Coe-Brown 3, Souhegan 2

Key players: Coe-Brown – Annie Jerome (13 kills, 6 aces, 3 digs), Sara Davis (7 kills, 3 digs), Stella Vachon (6 kills), Annika Gunderson (6 kills)

Highlights: The Bears overcame an early deficit to win in five sets, 18-25, 25-19, 25-10, 19-25, 15-9.

Coach’s quote: “Souhegan brought aggressive serving and tenacious defense tonight. That and, the heat, really hit us in set one and we were playing like six individuals and not a team. I’m proud of the team for battling back and turning that around. Every player had meaningful contributions to the win tonight.” – Coe-Brown’s Renee Zobel

Records: Coe-Brown 3-0; Souhegan 2-1