New Hampshire Football Report

Vermont blanks New Hampshire

The New Hampshire defense did what it could to help the team’s offense in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, but the New Hampshire offense didn’t do much of anything.

New Hampshire forced four fumbles, but was held to 132 yards of offense as Vermont earned a 19-0 victory at Castleton (Vt.) University.

It was Vermont’s second victory in as many years. New Hampshire’s lead in the series now stands at 47-15-2.

Vermont led 10-0 at halftime and did the rest of its scoring in the fourth quarter. Mike Morgan kicked a 30-yard field goal with 11:03 left before Dylan Ellis capped the scoring on a 17-yard run with 9:02 to play in the game.

Morgan handed Vermont a 3-0 lead when he kicked a 35-yard field goal with 10:54 remaining in the first half. Ellis added to the lead by catching an 11-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Griff Stalcup. Morgan’s point-after kick made it 10-0.

Stalcup, Vermont’s Gatorade Player of the Year, completed 8 of 13 passes for 64 yards.

Nashua North’s Jeff Baldassari and Bishop Brady’s Joe Bernard took most of the snaps at quarterback for New Hampshire, which opened the game with Merrimack Valley’s Evan Martin at QB. Bernard completed 7 of 20 passes for 56 yards. Baldassari completed 1 of 9 attempts for 7 yards.

Kingwood’s Alex Matarozzo was New Hampshire’s leading rusher with 39 yards on seven carries.

Vermont fumbled the ball away three times in the first half, including once near the goal line and once on the New Hampshire 6-yard line.


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