High schools: Saturday’s football, field hockey, soccer and volleyball results

Published: 09-24-2023 11:26 AM


Bow 26, Milford 15

Key players: Bow – Caleb Schumacher (241 yards on 23 carries, TD run, 2-point conversion), Brady Lover (4-for-4, 57 passing yards, TD pass), Ryan McCabe (55 receiving yards on 3 catches, 2 TD catches), Jared Dolder (2 FG, 2-for-2 PAT);  Milford – Cade Cloutier (66 yards on 16 carries, TD run, 3 catches for 14 yards), Harris Jones (8-for-16, 140 passing yards, TD pass, INT), Colton Tewksbury (39 yards TD catch) 

Highlights: Milford led 8-7 at halftime, but Lover connected with McCabe for their second touchdown of the game and Schumacher ripped an 89 yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give the Falcons a 20-8 lead. The Spartans moved the ball well, but Dolder connected on field goals from 34 and 37 yards in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

Coach’s quote:  “Another seesaw battle resulting in another Bow win. I am proud of the effort, tenacity, and determination displayed. Much work remains, but a win to cap Homecoming Weekend is always a plus, and this young team has proven they can indeed persevere and emerge victorious. As Julius Caesar stated, ‘Veni. Vidi. Vici.’” – Bow’s Paul Cohen

Records: Bow 2-2; Milford 0-4

Gilford-Belmont 42, Pembroke 7

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Key players: Gilford-Belmont – Anakin Underhill (4-for-5, 163 passing yards, 3 TD passes), Logan Grant (163 receiving yards on 5 catches, 3 TD), Noah Harder (192 yards on 12 carries, 2 TD), Hutch Haskins (60 yards on 8 carries, TD)

Highlights: The Eagles were clicking on offense, playing the entire game without needing to punt.

Records: Gilford-Belmont 2-2; Pembroke 1-3

John Stark 50,
Manchester West 14

Highlights: After being shut out against defending champions Pelham last week, the Generals’ ground game returned to form in a decisive homecoming victory over the Blue Knights.

Records: John Stark 3-1; West 0-3

Sanborn 31, Merrimack Valley 7

Key players: MV – Brayden Hussey (64 yard TD pass), Michael Heine (64 yard TD catch)

Records: Sanborn 2-2; MV 0-4

Hanover 49,
Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton 6

Highlights:  The Bears put up the most points they’ve scored all season in a victory over the Redhawks.

Records: Hanover 3-1; HDH 1-3

Somersworth 50, Franklin 6

Key players: Franklin – Zeke McCoy (just under 100 passing yards, 40 rushing yards, TD run)

Highlights:  The Tornadoes found the endzone against the Hilltoppers, the first team this season to do so, but defending champions Somersworth came away with a decisive victory.

Coach’s quote: “We had a rough night against a very good Somersworth team, but had a very good performance by senior quarterback Zeke McCoy. We are on to our local rivalry game with Winnisquam next Saturday.” – Franklin’s Tim Snow

Records: Somersworth 2-0; Franklin 1-2

Field Hockey

John Stark 5, Portsmouth 1

Key players: John Stark – Jillian Fredette (3 goals), Olivia Worthen (goal, assist), Lauryn Guevin (goal, assist), Hailey Brisson (assist), Ava Friberg (assist), Caylin Worth (assist), Addy Pelletier (6 saves on 6 shots), Emily Fredette (defense)

Highlights: The Generals opened the scoring in the first quarter, but the Clippers tied it up early in the second. John Stark scored two more goals to end the half up 3-1. Guevin tallied a highlight-reel goal on a reverse chip in the third and Fredette completed her hat trick with her fourth-quarter tally.

Coach’s quote: “Our passing was amazing today. Getting two days of practice before today’s game allowed us to expand on that part of our game, and it was a joy to watch. The forward line continues its recent hot streak, being in sync and spreading the field great.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 7-0; Portsmouth 5-2

Newfound 3, Bishop Brady 2

Key players: Newfound – Addie Dolloff (2 goals), Jayden Gilpatrick (goal), Alexandra Normandin (7 saves); Bishop Brady – Kimble Rose (2 goals), Ava Archambault (7 saves)

Highlights: Newfound took a 2-0 lead, but Rose scored before halftime to make it 2-1 and scored again to tie the game with 3:39 left in the third quarter. Gilpatrick scored the game-winning goal with 1:03 left in the third quarter and the Giants couldn’t capitalize on any of their scoring opportunities in the fourth.

Coach’s quote: “A great game today. A Newfound-Brady match up is always a battle. We will see each other again next Saturday at Brady.” – Bishop Brady’s Kelly Owen

Records: Newfound 7-1; Bishop Brady 4-2

Stevens 4, Kearsarge 0

Key players:  Kearsarge – Luna Landers (16 saves)

Coach’s quote: “We didn’t play the game we were hoping for today. But we’ll learn from the loss and look ahead.” – Kearsarge’s Chelsea Williams

Records: Stevens 6-2; Kearsarge 5-2

Boys’ Soccer

Hopkinton 7,
Hillsboro-Deering 1

Key players: Hopkinton – Cody Charron (3 goals), Owen Wuellenweber (2 goals), Patrick Buss (2 assists), Fin Murphy (2 assists), Nolan Linstad (goal), Liam O’Brien (goal), Mike Pantano (assist), Colby Boissy (4 saves); H-D – Alex Crowe (goal), Mason Savoy (6 saves), Braden Savoy (3 saves)

Highlights: The Hawks led 2-0 at halftime, but exploded offensively in the second half, going up 7-0 before the Hillcats got on the board in the 78th minute.

Coach’s quote:  “Inspired play in front of the homecoming crowd resulted in the entertaining and quality win. Cody scored his first varsity goals in style. Cody’s first goal was a confident finish from mid-distance while his second goal was pure class, as he weaved through, and over, multiple defenders before calmly knocking home the goal. Wuellenweber also continued his quality play, as he scored directly from both a free kick and a corner kick. Reed Dewitt played solidly at center mid to limit the Hillsboro chances.” – Hopkinton’s Scott Zipke

Records: Hopkinton 8-1; H-D 4-4

Girls’ Soccer

Coe-Brown 2, John Stark 2

Key players: Coe-Brown – Somer Loto (goal), Bella Lapierre (goal), Abbey Franke (assist), Kylie Prusia (assist), Sadie Scruton (7 saves), Jennifer Noni (midfield), Maggie Escabi (midfield), Sammy Ball (defense), Cam Buchanan (defense); John Stark – Melody Couturier (goal, assist), Madison Lamothe (goal), Ava Martin (2 saves), Lexi Boudreau (3 saves), Makayla Pellerin (defense), Elizabeth Hatfield (defense), Chloe Caron (defense), Avery Geaumont (defense), Lexi Provost (defense), Ava Rivers (defense)

Highlights: Loto opened a fast-paced first half with a goal on the assist from Prusia in the ninth minute. John Stark answered with a goal in the 13th minute to tie the game, but Lapierre scored just three minutes later to give Coe-Brown the lead at 2-1 before John Stark tied it up in the 33rd minute. Both the Bears and Generals had chances to score the go-ahead goal, with strong attempts on goal from both teams being turned aside by the goalkeepers and crossbars.

Coaches’ quotes: “John Stark is as good as advertised and it was a fun game between two really good squads. Each team plays a specific style and took advantage of their opportunities. The Concord region definitely has the best girls’ soccer in D-II not named Hollis-Brookline. I’m proud of the effort and the grind the girls have seen with four really tough games in a row and now we host Bow, so it won’t be any easier.” – Coe-Brown’s Josh Hils

“We knew this would be a challenging week for us when our schedule was released. We played three quality clubs and we worked extremely hard. By the end of the week our play improved and we are confident going into the second half of the regular season. I am proud of the team’s determination, resiliency and commitment to our team goals.” – John Stark’s Eddie Marceau

Records: Coe-Brown 4-2-1; John Stark 5-2-1

Hopkinton 4, Derryfield 1

Key players: Hopkinton  – Katie Brown (4 goals), Belle Serzans (2 assists), Liz Holmes (assist), Paige Prisco-Nelson (defense), Kennedy Mark (midfield)

Highlights: Brown scored her four goals in the first 13 minutes of the match. The Hawks’ homecoming game dedicated to junior defender Abi Hotten-Somers’ father, Sam, who passed away unexpectedly last spring.

Coach’s quote: “Great homecoming win today. The girls were ready for the game with lots of energy and things are really starting to come together with our team.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Zahn

Records: Hopkinton 7-1; Derryfield 4-4

Girls’ Volleyball

Coe-Brown 3, John Stark 1

Key players: Coe-Brown – Annika Gunderson (10 kills, 2 blocks), Emma Zeblisky (7 kills), Sara Davis (5 kills, 11 assists)

Highlights The Bears defeated the Generals, 23-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-21, in a rematch of last year’s Division II semifinal.

Coach’s quote: “After a shaky first set, partially due to some tenacious defense on the other side of the net, we settled down and started to be more mindful and strategic in our play. The game was filled with exciting long rallies and we knew coming in we would need to stay patient. When we started to settle in and do just that good things happened. Props to John Stark for making us fight like crazy for every point.” – Coe-Brown’s Renee Zobel

Records: Coe-Brown 6-1; John Stark 5-2