October 31, 2014
COLLEGE CAPSULE PREVIEWS
Saint Anselm vs. Stonehill
When and where: Saturday (noon) at Grappone Stadium, Manchester.
Team records: Saint Anselm is 5-3 overall (4-3 in the Northeast-10); Stonehill is 3-4 overall (3-5 in the Northeast-10).
Noteworthy: Saint Anselm is looking to end a three-game losing streak and allowed 128 points in those three losses. ... Stonehill's Colin Markus lead the Northeast-10 in rushing yards per game (90.4). ... Saint Anselm leads the NE-10 in offense (456.5 yards per game). ... The Hawks are 2-1 at home this season.
Franklin Pierce vs. Post
When and where: Saturday (noon) at Waterbury, Conn.
Team records: Franklin Pierce is is 2-4 in the Collegiate Spring Football League; Post is 3-2 in the CSFL.
Noteworthy: Franklin Pierce linebacker Jason Reid was named the CSFL's Defensive Player of the Week for recording 11 tackles and returning a botched punt 35 yards for a touchdown in last weekend's 45-21 loss to Navy. ... Franklin Pierce allowed five sacks in the loss to Navy. ... Post ranks seventh in the CSFL in scoring offense (18.0 ppg.) and sixth in defense (15.0).
Plymouth State vs. Worcester State
When and where: Saturday (1:30 p.m.) at Coughlin Field, Worcester, Mass.
Team records: Plymouth State is 1-6 overall (0-5 MASCAC); Worcester State is 5-2 overall (3-2 MASCAC).
Noteworthy: It's a tale of two offense. Worcester State has scored 102 points in its last two games, and has put at least 30 points on the scoreboard in each of its five victories. Plymouth State has failed to score in each of its last three games, and has 12 points in its last five contests. ... Worcester State has won its last two games and three of its last four. ... The Panthers have used four quarterbacks this season, but are still looking for their first passing TD.
Dartmouth vs. Harvard
When and where: Saturday (3:30 p.m.) at Memorial Field, Hanover.
Team records: Dartmouth is 5-1 overall (3-0 Ivy League); Harvard is 6-0 overall (3-0 Ivy League).
Noteworthy: No. 18 Harvard enters this game on a 10-game winning streak and has also beaten Dartmouth in the last 10 meetings between the teams. ... Dartmouth is allowing more yards per game (431.7) than it is averaging on offense (366.0). ... Harvard is surrendering an average of 10.5 points per game. ... Dartmouth linebacker Will McNamara is the Ivy League's leading tackler. ... This game can be seen on CSN New England.
UNH vs. Albany
When and where: Saturday (6 p.m.) at Cowell Stadium, Durham.
Team records: UNH is 6-1 4-0 CAA); Albany is 6-2 overall (2-2 CAA).
Noteworthy: This will be the third meeting between second-ranked UNH and No. 25 Albany. UNH won each of the first two games. ... Albany is ranked sixth among FCS teams in scoring defense (17.0 ppg). ... Albany was 1-11 overall and 0-8 in the CAA last season. ... Albany running back Omar Osbourne leads the CAA in rushing (191-911).
October 30, 2014
- Inside linebacker Doug Maroun leads Salem with 52 tackles.
- Six of Salem's eight opponents have failed to score more than 14 points.
- Londonderry quarterback Eric Fairweather enters the game with 1,147 yards passing (nine touchdowns), and 1,082 yards rushing (16 TDs).
- Former Londonderry coach Jon Rich is an assistant coach on the Salem staff.
- Londonderry has scored at least 21 points in each of its games, and has scored at least 28 points in six of those contests.
- Pinkerton handed each team its only loss. The Astros beats the Blue Devils 14-7, and defeated the Lancers 41-21
Gilford still has a chance to finish on top in Division III North.
A Campbell victory plus a Somersworth loss means the Toppers will travel to Litchfield next weekend.
The playoffs start a week early for these teams as well. Winner extends its season.
Mascoma's still in the mix in Division III North
Note to the underclassmen: The 2015 season starts right after Thanksgiving.
Lakers would earn the No. 3 seed with a victory.
Tigers have their sights set on the top seed in Division III North.
October 29, 2014
October 28, 2014
Jones, who has been Milford's head coach since 2001, coached the West All-Stars to a 44-12 victory in the inaugural CHaD All-Star Football Game in 2012.
Jones and his family have a special connection to CHaD. Jones' son, Harris, was involved in a serious snowmobile accident in 2009, leaving him critically injured and in need of the best care. Keith and his wife, Kelly, made the decision to bring Harris to CHaD where a team of Orthopedic Pediatric surgeons worked to save Harris' leg.
"My wife Kelly and I will never be able to repay the hospitality, affection, and gracious care provided to our son Harris by the team at CHAD," Jones said. "It is not only an honor to coach this game, but a tremendous opportunity to give back to a great organization that provides a level of care to children unlike any other. I again look forward to coaching the best players in the state and raising money to improve the lives of pediatric patients."
Kozens is also the athletic director at Laconia. Prior to his time with the Sachems, he coached at New Hampton Prep from 1992-2001, where he won two New England Prep titles. Kozens coached Laconia to a state title in 2007, and New Hampshire to a Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl victory in 2008. He also helped raise over $1,000,000 towards Laconia's new football stadium.
Kozens has been an assistant coach on the East staff for each of the last two CHaD games.
"I am both humbled and grateful for the opportunity to participate in an event that supports CHaD, an institution that cares for the most vulnerable members of our community, our children," Kozens said. "The CHaD team is there to lighten the burden of families in moments of desperation, fear, and helplessness. As I coach, I am hoping to teach these young athletes that there is nothing more uplifting than helping a child and family in need."
St. Anselm played host to the game for the first time last summer. The 2015 game will be the first one played at night.
"Everyone at Saint Anselm was extremely helpful and welcoming in 2014," says game founder Nick Vailas. "We are thrilled to give the all-star players the opportunity to play under the lights, and we are grateful that Saint Anselm was more than willing to accommodate the time change."
"Saint Anselm College is delighted to host the CHaD All-Star Football Game to benefit the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock," says Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo, president of Saint Anselm College. "The collaboration represents a wonderful way in which two institutions can work together to help raise awareness and funds for a worthy cause. We look forward to a competitive game filled with school spirit."
Nominations are being accepted from New Hampshire high school coaches for all-star players until. Each coaching staff will then have time to deliberate over the nominated players before making the final selections alongside the event's football committee.
|NHIAA WEEK 9 SCHEDULE|
|TIMBERLANE AT ALVIRNE|
|NASHUA SOUTH AT BISHOP GUERTIN|
|BEDFORD AT CENTRAL|
|DOVER AT PORTSMOUTH|
|LONDONDERRY AT SALEM|
|MERRIMACK AT PINKERTON|
|CONCORD AT EXETER|
|NASHUA NORTH AT KEENE|
|SPAULDING AT WINNACUNNET|
|LEBANON AT CONVAL|
|KENNETT AT KINGSWOOD|
|KEARSARGE AT LACONIA|
|SOUHEGAN AT PELHAM|
|GILFORD AT STEVENS|
|MILFORD AT WEST|
|CAMPBELL AT RAYMOND|
|WINNISQUAM AT BISHOP BRADY|
|MASCOMA AT FALL MOUNTAIN|
|MEMORIAL AT GOFFSTOWN|
|MERRIMACK VALLEY AT PEMBROKE|
|TRINITY AT ST. THOMAS|
|HANOVER AT PLYMOUTH|
|MONADNOCK AT WINDHAM|
|JOHN STARK AT SANBORN|
|SOMERSWORTH AT BOW|
|FARMINGTON-NUTE AT EPPING-NEWMARKET|
|INTER-LAKES/MOULTONBOROUGH AT FRANKLIN|
|NEWPORT AT NEWFOUND|
October 27, 2014
The Sports Network FCS Top-25 College Football Poll
|Team (First-place votes)||Record||Points||Previous Rank|
|1. North Dakota State Bison (157)||8-0||3,925||1|
|2. New Hampshire Wildcats||6-1||3,616||3|
|3. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers||8-0||3,582||4|
|4. Villanova Wildcats||7-1||3,516||5|
|5. Jacksonville State Gamecocks||6-1||3,254||6|
|6. Eastern Washington Eagles||7-2||2,996||2|
|7. Illinois State Redbirds||7-0||2,924||9|
|8. Montana State Bobcats||6-2||2,708||10|
|9. McNeese State Cowboys||5-2||2,534||11|
|10. Fordham Rams||7-1||2,433||12|
|11. Youngstown State Penguins||6-2||2,058||17|
|12. Montana Grizzlies||5-3||2,025||7|
|13. Richmond Spiders||6-2||1,986||16|
|14. Chattanooga Mocs||5-3||1,848||15|
|15. Southeastern Louisiana Lions||6-3||1,758||8|
|16. Eastern Kentucky Colonels||7-1||1,472||19|
|17. William & Mary Tribe||5-3||1,453||18|
|18. South Dakota State Jackrabbits||5-3||1,160||13|
|19. Indiana State Sycamores||5-3||1,044||22|
|20. Harvard Crimson||6-0||887||21|
|21. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats||6-2||738||14|
|22. Northern Iowa Panthers||4-4||504||23|
|23. Albany Great Danes||6-2||393||25|
|24. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks||6-2||320||NR|
|25. Bryant Bulldogs||6-1||249||NR|
|Others receiving votes: Southern Illinois 247, Northern Arizona 245, Cal Poly 203, Liberty 191, Western Carolina 160, James Madison 58, North Carolina A&T 54, Sam Houston State 53, South Carolina State 51, Central Arkansas 47, Dartmouth 44, Alcorn State 33, Bucknell 32, Grambling State 31, Jacksonville 29, Sacred Heart 26, Charleston Southern 23, Presbyterian 20, Missouri State 16, Idaho State 16, Wofford 13, Eatern Illinois 8, Samford 7, Yale 6, Lamar 4, Delaware 4, Duquesne 1.|
UNION LEADER/WGIR/WMUR POWER POLL
7. Windham (7-0)
The Jaguars have lived up to some lofty preseason expectations.
Top seed in Division II will have a much easier path to the championship game than the team that's No. 2.
Don't read to much into Portsmouth's lopsided loss to Concord. Clippers were short-handed because of injuries to several key players.
Crusaders need Exeter to beat Concord, then they have to take care of business against Goffstown.
Also receiving votes: Bow (7-0) and St. Thomas (6-1.