New Hampshire Football Report

Huskies show finishing kick

DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Monadnock 15, Campbell 12

It’s a kick Justin Joslyn probably won’t forget, and neither will his Monadnock High School teammates.

Joslyn, a senior, made a 27-yard field goal — the only field goal of his career — with one second to play to give top-seeded Monadnock (12-0) a 15-12 triumph over third-seeded Campbell (9-2) in Saturday’s Division III championship game.

Senior Isaac Jasinski picked a good time to make the only field goal of his high school career. His 27-yard field with one second to play helped top-seeded Monadnock (12-0) cap an unbeaten season with a 15-12 victory over third-seeded Campbell (9-3) in the Division III championship game.

Jasinski had a chance to give Monadnock a 13-12 lead, but his point-after kick that followed quarterback Tim Santaw’s 12-yard touchdown run was blocked. Santaw’s TD tied the game with 11:54 to play.

“I was a little bit nervous, but I wasn’t gonna let the PAT miss take control,” Jasinski said. “I was gonna capitalize on that. I was really confident.

“Once we got the ball and we were going on that final drive I was like, ‘All right. Gotta go through my motions, get ready and put this one through the uprights.’”

Campbell was without running back Keegan Mills, who suffered an ankle injury in Campbell’s 8-0 victory over Stevens in the semifinals and was on crutches Saturday. Campbell scored the go-ahead TD when Campbell beat Monadnock 12-8 in last year’s Division III championship game.

Conor Sweeney was the go-to guy for the Campbell offense Saturday. He ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns on 30 attempts.

“The kids played hard and left it all on the field,” Campbell coach Glen Costello said. “I’m as happy as I can be.”

Campbell led 12-0 when Conor Sweeney scored on a 77-yard run with 11:37 left in the first half. Sweeney opened the scoring on a 24-yard run with 4:54 to play in the opening quarter.

Monadnock, which fumbled the ball away on each of its first two possessions, got on the scoreboard on a 32-yard pass from Santaw to Cole Jarvis with 1:26 remaining in the first half.

Monadnock has gone unbeaten in each of the last three regular seasons, but this is the first title the Huskies have won in that span. The Huskies beat the Cougars 36-14 during the regular season.

“You couldn’t ask for a better senior group,” Monadnock coach Ryan Avery said. “They’ve worked so hard ever since they were freshmen. They wanted to go out like this. I couldn’t be happier for those guys.

“My hat’s off to (Campbell) because they played their tails off. They played hard.”

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