New Hampshire Football Report

BG enters Power Poll


The top 10 high school football teams in New Hampshire, voted by the staffs of the New Hampshire Union Leader and ESPN New Hampshire, with record, first-place votes/points in parentheses, plus last week’s ranking:

1. Bedford, 1-0 (5/68), 1st

Bulldogs like to play with fire. Bedford needed a strong fourth quarter to avoid being upset against Timberlane.

2. Merrimack, 1-1 (58), 2nd

The Tomahawks had little trouble with Manchester Memorial. Merrimack may have the most explosive offense in the state.

3. Exeter, 2-0 (1/56), 3rd

Exeter scored the first 42 points against Spaulding before putting the brakes on.

4. Goffstown, 2-0 (1/48), 5th

Grizzlies overcame the loss of Andrew Duval (surgery on thumb) to knock off Pinkerton, 37-33.

5. Salem, 2-0 (40), 6th

The Blue Devils have become one of the most consistent programs in Division I.

6. Windham, 2-0 (30), 7th

The Jaguars put Division II on notice with their lopsided victory over Milford.

7. Pinkerton, 1-1 (28), 4th

The Astros may have lost starting quarterback Ryan Albrecht for the season (shoulder), but they appear to have found a good replacement in sophomore Aiden Goujon (353 yards passing and four TDs vs. Goffstown).

8. Timberlane, 1-1 (16), 9th

The Owls nearly stunned No. 1 Bedford on Friday night. Timberlane appears to be much better than many expected.

9. Bishop Guertin, 2-0 (15), NR

The Cardinals don’t seem to have any issues on offense.

10. Nashua North, 2-0 (9), 8th

North dropped two spots despite double-digit victory over Keene.

Also receiving votes: John Stark, 2-0 (8), 10th; Portsmouth, 1-1 (5), NR; Manchester Central, 1-1 (2), NR; St. Thomas, 2-0 (2), NR. 

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