New Hampshire Football Report

Bedford breaks through

Bedford 7, Exeter 0
at Wildcat Stadium

Quarterly Report

Exeter 0 0 0 0 0
Bedford 0 0 7 0 7

Moments That Mattered

The game’s only touchdown came on a 23-yard pass from quarterback Connor Robert to Noah Chaberek  with 9:11 left in the third quarter. The TD came on the second half’s opening possession. Bedford moved the ball 80 yards on nine plays.

Beyond The Box Score

It was the first state championship for Bedford (12-0), which completed its season as the only unbeaten team in the state.

Talking Points

Bedford running back Nick Leahy:We win because of our defense,” Leahy said. “Our defense is just unreal. They pulled out games for us all year long, and they did it again today with an amazing game.”

Bedford coach Derek Stank: “(The defense) was good all year, and today was no different,” Bedford coach Derek Stank said. “We knew against this offense …  they’re going to be running and we’re going to need to fire it up, and they were able to do that.”


Exeter (10-2) was held to 152 yards of offense on 61 plays. Bedford generated 289 yards on 55 plays. … Bedford’s Nick Leahy gained 124 yards on 18 carries. He picked u 110 yards in the second half, when he carried the ball 14 times. He rushed for 56 yards during Bedford’s scoring drive. … Exeter linebacker Bobby Cliche had a game-high eight tackles. … Brad Cammett led Exeter with 49 yards rushing on 15 carries. Quarterback Kyle Ball rushed for 48 yards on 17 carries.

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