New Hampshire Football Report

Will Vermont extend streak?

New Hampshire vs. Vermont

When and where: Saturday (5;30 p.m.) at Castleton (Vt.) University.
Coaches: Marty Richards (Mount Mansfield) is Vermont’s head coach. Bill Raycraft (Windham) is coaching New Hampshire.
2018 Result: Vermont won, 24-13.
Series: New Hampshire leads 47-17-2.
Noteworthy: Vermont will be trying to make history in Saturday’s game. After losing 15 games in a row, Vermont has won the last three matchups. New Hampshire has never lost four games in a row. … New Hampshire has struggled on offense in each of its last three losses, and was outscored 93-15 in those three games. New Hampshire didn’t run a play from the red zone in either of the last two contests. “We’re definitely going to be able to move the ball,” Raycraft said. The size of Vermont — we’ll have to wear them down a little bit. We built this team to be smaller, but faster.” … Mount Mansfield running back Jehrick Hackney and Rutland running back Dakota Peters are among Vermont’s top offensive threats.  Hackey ran for 1,795 yards and 22 touchdowns last season, and Peters gained 1,739 yards and ran for 24 TDs. Hackney helped Mount Mansfield defeat Rutland 38-27 in the Division I championship game. … Vermont’s top receivers are St. Johnsbury’s Renwick Smith and Burr and Burton’s Jake Baker. Smith set a school record by catching 19 TD passes last season, when he had 63 receptions for 1,140 yards. Baker caught 31 passes for 417 yards and six TDs as a senior. He also returned three kicks for touchdowns. … Windham’s Cody Potter is expected to start at quarterback for New Hampshire. Potter was a three-year starter for Raycraft at Windham, and passed for 1,422 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior. “We think we’ll be able to throw the ball pretty well,” Raycraft said. “We’ve seen Cody do it before. In our offense, with our wingbacks, we have four receivers on every play, but one player we have to get the ball to is Tyrique Noel, who was a wide receiver at Memorial.” … Nashua North’s Mike Loveless, Kingswood’s Cameron Mann, Bedford’s Zach Garron, Nashua South’s Nathaniel Tejada and Bow’s Jack Wixson are New Hampshire’s captains. … New Hampshire will have a one-hour practice Saturday before it marches in the annual parade, which is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. … New Hampshire will be the visiting team Saturday, and will wear all-white uniforms with red numbers. … “The first thing you have to do to give yourself a chance in an all-star game is eliminate some of the mistakes, because there are going to be some,” Raycraft said. “We’re going to be aggressive. I think we’re as prepared as we can be.”

Prediction: New Hampshire 20, Vermont 14

Scores of previous Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl games

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