New Hampshire Football Report

Power Poll: Week 7


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, 7-0 (6/69), 1st

The Bulldogs are the only unbeaten team in Division I, and one of only five unbeaten teams in the state.

2. Merrimack, 6-1 (1/62), 2nd

No New Hampshire quarterback has had a game like the only Merrimack’s Justin Grassini had Friday night.

3. Goffstown, 6-1 (50), T-3rd

We’ll learn a lot about the Grizzlies in the next two weeks. Goffstown will finish the regular season with games against Salem and Merrimack.

4. Windham, 7-0 (47), T-3rd

The teams above Windham could knock each other off, opening the door for the Jaguars to finish No. 1.

5. Exeter, 6-1 (45), T-5th

Unlike most offenses, Exeter’s gets better as the weather gets worse.

6. Salem, 6-1 (38), T-5th

Like Goffstown, Salem hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record. The Blue Devils can change that in the next two weeks, when they face Goffstown and Bedford.

T-7. John Stark, 7-0 (24), 7th

The Generals passed a huge test against Plymouth.

T-7. Bishop Guertin, 6-1 (24), 7th

BG will undoubtedly gain some respect if it can win at Exeter on Friday.

T-9. Dover, 5-2 (7), NR

Dover’s matchup against Nashua South next week could be the program’s biggest game in years.

T-9. Nashua North, 5-2 (7th), NR

The Titans may be the most underrated team in the state.

Also receiving votes: Plymouth, 6-1 (6), 9th; Hanover, 7-0 (3.5), NR; Monadnock, 6-0 (2.5), NR.

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