New Hampshire Football Report

CHaD Practice: Day 5

Notes from the fourth day of practice for this year’s CHaD New Hampshire East/West All-Star Game, which will be played July 17 (1 p.m. kickoff) at Saint Anselm College’s Grappone Stadium:


East coach Kevin Hebert said he expects both defensive lines to play a big factor in Saturday’s game. “It’s a little harder for the offensive linemen in a game like this,” he said. “Both teams look like they’ll be strong up front on defense.” … West coach Robin Bowkett said his team is on schedule. “I think we’re in a good spot,” he said. “It’s just a matter of cleaning up special teams and making sure the depth chart is right. We want to make sure we get all the players in, make sure they get a good number of reps and make it a meaningful experience.” … Cole Johnston (Plymouth) or Riley Lawhorn (Souhegan) — or a combination of the two — will handle the kicking for the West. … Each team has selected captains for Saturday’s game. An official announcement will come Wednesday. The East has made Londonderry’s Jake Naar, a CHaD selection who died in a car accident last March, an honorary captain. … Hebert said his No. 1 concern entering the game is what the East will see from the West offense. “Robin (Bowkett) is from Souhegan, but they also have the Goffstown coach (Nick Hammond) on staff,” he said. “They have a Souhegan quartback (Austin Jain) and a Goffstown quarterback (Jarrett Henault). Are we going to see Goffstown stuff? Are we going to see Souhegan stuff? Are we going to see both?” … As in any game, turnovers could be the deciding factor Saturday. “Turnovers may well be big in this game,” Bowkett said. “I think the team that holds on to the ball the best is the team that will probably win.”


More information on this year’s game, including how to donate to the cause or purchase tickets, can be found on the CHaD East/West All-Star Game web site.

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