New Hampshire Football Report

CHaD Practice: Day 1

Notes from the first day of practice for this year’s CHaD New Hampshire East/West All-Star Game, which will be played June 30 (1 p.m. kickoff) at Wildcat Stadium on the University of New Hampshire campus:

West coach Eric Brown (Concord) was on his way to his team’s first practice Friday when his phone rang.

“I know it was at 2:03 (p.m.) because I looked at the clock,” Brown explained. “It was (Plymouth’s) Garrett Macomber. He said, ‘Coach, are you anywhere near the field?’ I told him, ‘Yeah, I’m about 20 minutes away.’ Then I said, “Are you already there?’ And he was. I told him, ‘Garrett, you know practice doesn’t start until 3 right?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I know. It’s a Plymouth thing.'”

Macomber, who played running back and defensive end at Plymouth, helped the Bobcats win the last two Division II championships. He was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year following his junior season, and will continue his football career at Endicott College. … Goffstown’s Andrew Duval, last year’s Gatorade Player of the Year, is also on the West roster. Duval is a slot receiver/defensive back who will play for the University of New Hampshire. … Lacconia’s Craig Kozens is coaching the East for the fourth consecutive season. … The West, which ended a two-game losing streak last summer, leads the series 4-2. … The East roster includes five players from Division I champion Winnacunnet: Jordan Gallagher, Ryan Hanson, Andrew Mills, Billy Powers and Evan Welch. Powers placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdle championship finals (13.97 seconds) at last weekend’s New Balance High School Outdoor Nationals. … The West is practicing at Manchester Memorial High School, and the East workouts are at Manchester West.


More information on this year’s game, including how to donate to the cause or purchase tickets, can be found on the CHaD East-West All-Star Game web site.



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