New Hampshire Football Report

NHFR Team of the Week: Hollis/Brookline

Hollis/Brookline Cavaliers


In need of a victory to earn a Division II playoff berth, Hollis/Brookline rallied from a 21-point deficit Saturday to defeat Souhegan, 48-42, in Hollis.

The game was tied, 42-42, until junior tailback Brandon Iodice caught a swing pass and turned it into a 68-yard touchdown with 15 seconds to play. It was the sixth TD pass of the game for sophomore quarterback Sander Wimmer, who threw for 456 yards.

Wimmer began the year as Hollis/Brookline’s No. 2 quarterback, but was thrust into the starting role when No. 1 QB Joey Delaney suffered a broken collarbone in the first quarter of Hollis/Brookline’s opener against Windham.

The victory earned Hollis/Brookline the No. 5 seed for Saturday’s Division II semifinals. The Cavaliers (6-2) will play at No. 4 Hanover (9-0).

“The one thing about this group of kids is they won’t quit,” Hollis/Brookline coach Chris Lones said. “No matter the situation, they’re going to play until the game is over.”

Iodice also scored on a 70-yard run that helped the Cavaliers take a 42-34 lead with 7:05 to play. Hollis/Brookline’s Michael Gillespie caught two of Wimmer’s six TD passes. Matt Simco had eight receptions for 80 yards.

Hollis/Brookline’s final TD drive began on its own 11-yard line with 42 seconds to play.


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