New Hampshire Football Report

Team of the Week: Merrimack

Merrimack Tomahawks


After spotting Nashua South the game’s first 20 points, Merrimack rallied to beat the Purple Panthers 27-26 in Sunday’s Division I West playoff game.

South took a 26-14 lead when running back Jason Compoh scored from 3 yards away on the final play of the first half, but Merrimack outscored South 13-0 in the final two quarters.

Merrimack (3-2) took its only lead when quarterback Kyle Crampton completed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Shea Goodwin with 7:33 remaining in the game. Merrimack forced a South punt on the ensuing possession, and then picked up three first downs to run out the clock.

Second-seeded Merrimack will face top-seeded Nashua North in next weekend’s Division I West championship game. The winner of that contest will earn a spot in the Division I semifinals.

Crampton completed 26 of 36 pass attempts for 267 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.

Jake Trahan scored three of Merrimack’s four touchdowns. He had TD runs of 1 and 3 yards, and caught a 20-yard TD pass from Crampton.


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