New Hampshire Football Report

See you Sunday

Shortly after Friday night’s CHaD New Hampshire East-West All-Star Game was halted by lightning with 11:36 left in the first half, it was announced that the remainder of the game would not be played that night. Instead, the contest will resume Sunday at Manchester Memorial High School (1 p.m.) with the West leading 7-0.

According to CHaD officials, a Goffstown town ordinance required that the lights at St. Anselm College’s Grappone Stadium be shut off at 10 p.m. Friday night, and that didn’t leave enough time to finish the game. The start of the game was delayed by just over an hour because of rain and lightning as well.

Bedford High School running back Nick Leahy provided the game’s only touchdown when he scored on a 21-yard run around right end with 31.1 seconds left in the first quarter. Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton’s Henry Yianakopolos added the point-after kick that handed the West a 7-0 lead.

Leahy’s TD capped a seven-play, 56-yard drive that began following an incomplete pass on a fake punt by the East. Leahy gained 33 yards on five carries in the opening quarter.

Londonderry’s Jake Stevens, the East’s starting quarterback, completed 5 of 8 pass attempts for 39 yards in the first quarter.

After the second quarter is completed Sunday, 15-minute quarters will be used in the second half. The East roster, which was already trimmed from 40 to 34 players for a variety of reasons, will be further depleted Sunday because the two Salem players on the team — receiver/defensive back Jon St. Hilaire and center/defensive lineman Ryan Michaud — each has an out-of-state commitment.

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