High schools: Saturday’s week 2 football and soccer results

Published: 09-10-2023 2:50 PM


Plymouth 35, Bow 7

Key players: Bow – Gavin McCabe (8 yard TD run), Jared Dolder (PAT)

Highlights: The Bobcats scored three passing touchdowns in the first half to give Plymouth a 28-0 lead at the break and the Bobcats scored early in the third quarter before McCabe put the Falcons on the board.

Coach’s quote:  “While Charles Dickens wrote ‘A Tale of Two Cities,’ today Bow Football wrote ‘A Tale of Two Halves.’ Inconsistent play to start off had a young team down 28-0 at halftime. I am proud of the effort put forth to turn things around for the second half – a decided, marked improvement.” – Bow’s Paul Cohen

Records: Plymouth 2-0; Bow 0-2

Gilford-Belmont 42, Sanborn 35

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Key players: Gilford-Belmont – Anakin Underhill (3 TD passes, 13-for-16, 204 pass yards), Logan Grant (3 TD catches, 164 receiving yards on 6 catches), Noah Harder (3 TD runs, 147 yards on 13 carries), Hutch Haskins (40 yards on 5 catches, 17 yards on 5 carries)

Highlights: The Eagles topped the Indians in a shootout to win their first game of the season.

Records: Gilford-Belmont 1-1; Sanborn 1-1

John Stark 30, Hanover 22

Key players: John Stark – Tim Lacharite (TD run), Donnie White (TD run), Weston Haartz (TD run), Joey Dykstra (TD run)

Highlights: The Generals scored three touchdowns in the first half to take a 22-6 lead and Dykstra’s TD in the fourth gave Stark a 30-14 advantage. The Generals held off the Bears down the stretch to secure another huge vic tory.

Records: John Stark 2-0; Hanover 1-1

Laconia 15, Merrimack Valley 14

  Key players: MV – Ca   m Chevarie (2 rush TD)

Highlights: The Pride led 14-7 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Sachems scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion with 26 seconds left in the game for the win. Laconia led 7-0 at halftime before Chevarie scored on a 23 yard run to tie the game midway through the third quarter. Chevarie scored again, this time from 27 yards out, to give the Pride the lead with 3:50 left in the third.

Records: Laconia 1-0; MV 0-2

Kennett 49, Pembroke 22

Key players: Pembroke – Joe Fitzgerald (2 TD pass), Jake Menczywor (TD catch), Devin Friel (TD catch), Treyvon Cannon (TD run), Luke Hanson (2 point conversion)

Highlights: A pick six on Pembroke’s first possession and an errant snap on a punting attempt to end Pembroke’s second put the Eagles up 14-0 early and 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Spartans got on the board early in the second quarter to make it 21-6, but that’s as close as it would get. The Eagles led 42-6 heading into the fourth quarter before the Spartans tacked two more scores on the board.

Records: Kennett 2-0; Pembroke 0-2

Fall Mountain 27, Kearsarge 6

Highlights:  After losing 25-6 in week one, the Cougars suffered a similar fate in week two.

Records: Fall Mtn. 1-1; Kearsarge 0-2

Raymond 46, Franklin 18

Highlights:  The Golden Tornadoes put some points on the board, but fell in Division IV’s season-opening weekend.

Records: Raymond 1-0; Franklin 0-1

Boys’ Soccer

Coe-Brown 3, Spaulding 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Alex Readel (5 saves), James McKane (center back), Ryan Matson (center back), Nick Caproni (goal, assist), Bruce LaPierre (goal), Nick Ball (goal), Tommy Maskwa (assist), Brady Colgan (assist), Liam White (assist)

Highlights: Caproni fought for the ball, won it and slotted home a strike to the far post to give Coe-Brown an important 2-0 lead.

Coach’s quote: “The first half was even with both teams getting a few minor chances. Spaulding was athletic and asked some questions of our defense. At halftime, our players and coaches were able to work out some adjustments that proved helpful in the second half. We’re starting to click better in some attacking and defending areas, but still have a lot of work to do in getting more consistent.” – Coe-Brown’s Christian Gompert

Records: Coe-Brown 2-1; Spaulding 2-3

Girls’ Soccer

Oyster River 1, Bow 0

Highlights:  The Falcons ran into a strong Bobcat keeper, as Oyster River handed Bow its first loss of the season.

Coach’s quote: “We played a very good game today against a talented, well-coached Oyster River team. As a whole we played a very good game, gave Oyster River an opportunity and they took advantage of it with eighth minutes to go. We created a lot of good chances, but just couldn’t find the back of the net today.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt

Records: Oyster River 4-1; Bow 3-1