August 4, 2015
NHFR PRESEASON TOP 10
7. St. Thomas
When you talk about the top teams in Division II, the conversation has to start with the Saints.
The Cardinals were the best team in Nashua last season. That may be the case again.
Last year's Division II champion graduated a lot, but expect the Jaguars to be in the hunt for another title this season.
The Clippers have been one the state's most consistent programs in the last decade. There's still plenty of skill. The questions are up front.
|Epping/Newmarket at West||2 p.m.|
|Spaulding at Epping/Newmarket||2 p.m.|
|Upper Valley Jamboree*||11 a.m.|
|Seacoast Jamboree*||5 p.m.|
|Queen City Jamboree*||3:30 p.m.|
|Kennett, Newfound at Epping/Newmarket||11 a.m.|
|Somersworth at Stevens||11 a.m.|
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When and where: Saturday (5:30 p.m.) at Castleton State College.
Team records: New Hampshire leads the series 46-13-2.
Head coaches: Campbell coach Greg Gush is New Hampshire's head coach. Middlebury's Dennis Smith is guiding Vermont.
2014 result: New Hampshire won, 42-6.
Last Vermont victory: 2000 game (47-40).
Tickets: Tickets are $15 and will be available at the gate.
Noteworthy: New Hampshire fans who attend Saturday's game may leave Castleton State College thinking left is right and right is left. New Hampshire will enter the contest with a 14-game winning streak and its offense of choice for most of those wins has been a power running game. Nevertheless, earlier this week Gush said he planned on throwing the football at least 30 times Saturday. The Vermont offense usually tries to do its damage through the air, but for the second time in as many years Vermont will use the triple-option as its base offense. ... From a competitive standpoint, the numbers are ugly. New Hampshire has outscored Vermont 518-151 during its 14-game winning streak. New Hampshire has won 24 of the last 26 games. ... This is the first year players who participated in the New Hampshire CHaD All-Star Game were not allowed to play in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. "We're the underdog this year," Gush said. "Or at least that's what a lot of people seem to think. People are calling us New Hampshire's 'C' team, but I couldn't be happier with the guys I brought here." ... New Hampshire will run a spread offense, and Bishop Brady's Brendan Johnson, Pinkerton's Jack Hanaway and Portsmouth's Connor DiCesare are all expected to see significant time at quarterback. Johnson set the state's single-season record for touchdown passes last season (31), but that record was broken by St. Thomas quarterback Stephen Hedberg in last season's Division II championship game. ... Vermont will likely need a big game from quarterback Austin Robinson, who was selected as the state's Gatorade Player of the Year last season. Robinson has helped Middlebury win the last two Division I championships and win 22-consecutive games. ... Vermont has failed to score more than seven points in eight of the last 14 meetings. ... New Hampshire has 57 varsity programs. Vermont has 33.
Prediction: New Hampshire 28, Vermont 20.
The Complete QB camp will be held at Windham High School on Saturday and Sunday, and is open to those entering grades 4-12. A Complete QB t-shirt, a camp manual and a Hudl account are included as part of the $250 registration cost.