New Hampshire Football Report

Hollis/Brookline runs to victory


Hollis/Brookline 24, Plymouth 13

The wet and windy conditions prevented Hollis/Brookline from passing the ball in Sunday’s Division II championship game, but it didn’t prevent the Cavaliers from winning.

Quinten Wimmer, who typically lines up at wide receiver, shifted to running back for Sunday’s contest and ran for three touchdowns to highlight fifth-seeded Hollis/Brookline’s 24-13 triumph over sixth-seeded Plymouth.

NHIAA 2019 DII Final

Wimmer gained 144 yards on 18 carries, and scored on runs of 9, 7 and 8 yards. Quarterback Sander Wimmer, Quinten’s, brother, ran for three two-point conversions.

Hollis/Brookline’s Marc-Andre Thermitus rushed for a game-high 166 yards on 20 carries.

Hollis/Brookline’s only pass attempt in the game came on a option play when the pitch went forward. It was the first time the Hollis/Brookline program had ever played in a championship game.

Plymouth (9-3) took a 7-0 lead with a six-play, 63-yard drive on the game’s opening possession. Joe D’Ambruoso scored the touchdown on a 7-yard run.

The Bobcats also scored on a 9-yard pass from quarterback Cody Bannon to Cale Swanson. That cut Hollis/Brookline’s lead to 24-13 with 4:32 to play.

Plymouth recovered the onside kick, but the Cavaliers ended the scoring threat when Blake Bergerson intercepted a pass with 4:00 to play.

Bannon led the Plymouth rushing attack with 148 yards on 22 attempts.

Wimmer scored his first touchdown with 1:20 left in the first half. The Cavaliers (10-2) led 8-7 at halftime and 16-7 after three quarters.

Wimmer’s 7-yard TD run came 8:06 left in the third quarter, and he added an 8-yard touchdown run with 10:51 to play.

It was Plymouth fourth consecutive trip to the Division II title game. The Bobcats were seeking their fourth-straight championship.

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