New Hampshire Football Report

Shrine Camp: Day 3

New Hampshire announced its captains for this year’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl on Tuesday: two-way lineman Patch Kaplan (Franklin), linebacker TJ Hart (Bishop Guertin), linebacker Collin Belt (Stevens) and slot back Blake Barbin (Spaulding).

New Hampshire coach Justin Leonard on this year’s captains:

Kaplan: “Great leader on the field. Stays after practice to work with teammates. Will play both offense and defense.”

Hart: “Leader from Day One. Owns the defense and has really taken charge. Will play middle linebacker.”

Belt: “Our Number One fundraiser from the start. Extremely hard worker. Really enjoyable to be around. He will play linebacker.”

Barbin: “Very vocal leader from the beginning. He’s really shining in the spread offense. He’s always upbeat and players are responding to him.”

The 63rd Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl will be played Saturday at Castleton (Vt.) University. The opening kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. New Hampshire has won the last 15 games in the series.

Tuesday was also media day at Castleton.

“It was a great time overall,” Leonard said. “Patients from the Shriners Hospital came and the boys hung out with them. So many good interactions.”

New Hampshire is scheduled to have an intra-squad scrimmage on Wednesday.


Former Souhegan standout Tyler Ford holds the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl record for longest field goal. Ford made a 42-yard kick in 2013.

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