New Hampshire Football Report

Shrine Camp: Day 4

66th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

New Hampshire coach Bill Raycraft said Cody Potter will likely take most of the snaps at quarterback for his team in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Potter was a three-year starter for Raycraft at Windham, and passed for 1,422 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior. “Because of what we’re running for an offense (similar to what Potter ran at Windham) Cody will likely get the nod, but (Nashua North’s) Mike Loveless is going to get in there a lot too,” Raycraft said. “With Cody I don’t have to teach him the offense, and he’s like a coach on the field.” … Raycraft said Loveless will likely get some playing time at running back as well. … New Hampshire added to its already deep offensive backfield when it took a look at Winnacunnet’s Josh Chase at running back during practice Wednesday. Chase will also play defensive back. “We’re probably six or seven deep at running back, and the comment from the coaches today was that any one of them could start,” Raycraft said. … This year’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl will be played Saturday (5:30 p.m.) at Castleton (Vt.) University. New Hampshire leads the series with Vermont 47-17-2, but has lost the last three games and was outscored 93-15 in those losses. … New Hampshire practiced three times Wednesday. “We went in full pads and dinged quite a bit,” Raycraft said. “We got to see the offense and defense go at each other. We’re starting to separate who the starters will be.” … Merrimack Valley offensive tackle Harley Huddleston is among those who have stood out during workouts thus far, according to Raycraft. “He’s a guy who has kind of surprised me since he got here,” Raycraft said. “He can really move for a big guy.” … Saturday’s game will feature 12-minute quarters. … Former Salem running back Max Jacques holds the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl record for yards rushing in a game (248 in the 2011 game). … New Hampshire was scheduled to vote on captains Wednesday night.


Tickets for Saturday’s game are $12 if purchased in advance, and $15 on game day. Tickets are available through the Shrine football office by calling (603) 448-1042, and online at

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