New Hampshire Football Report

CHaD Game: West is best

Jarrett Henault (second from left) and Jeremy Henault were co-MVPs

The West performed well on offense and special teams during Saturday’s CHaD New Hampshire East/West All-Star Game, but it performed even better on defense.

The West held the East to 213 yards of total offense on 59 plays (3.6 yards per play) en route to a 29-6 victory at Saint Anselm College’s Grappone Stadium. The win extended the West’s record in the series to 6-3-0.

The West led 7-0 at halftime and scored 22 points in the second half. The East was held to 43 yards rushing on 29 attempts.

“The reality is we didn’t do enough offensively to help our defense,” East coach Kevin Hebert said. “Our defense played really, really well. They gave up two big plays the whole game, but we didn’t set them up for success. We didn’t do enough offensively today.”

Goffstown running back Zack Picard scored on a 2-yard run, Souhegan linebacker Mike Maroun blocked an East punt out of the end zone for a safety, and Goffstown defensive back Jeremy Henault returned an interception 23 yards for a TD to help the West build a 16-0 lead through three quarters.

The West also scored on a trick play when Bedford wide receiver Solomon Sanchez tossed a 49-yard TD pass to Merrimack’s Jake Trahan on the first play of the fourth quarter; and on a 3-yard touchdown pass from Souhegan quarterback Austin Jain to Bedford wide receiver Alex Zwickau

“We knew it was going to be a complimentary effort — offense, defense, special teams — and that proved to be the case,” West head coach Robin Bowkett said. “After the first few drives we felt very comfortable on defense. We knew that once they became one-dimensional it was going to become a little bit easier for us.”

The East scored its only TD in the fourth quarter when Alvirne quarterback Kyle Gora (170 yards passing, 53 rushing) tossed a 78-yard TD pass to Windham’s Westin Lippold with 11:27 to play.

Souhegan’s Riley Lawhorn made three of his four PAT attempts.

The Henaults — Jeremy and his twin brother Jarrett — were named the game’s co-MVPs. In addition to his defensive touchdown, Jeremy recorded a team-high 14 tackles. Jarrett, the West’s starting quarterback, ran for a team-high 98 yards on 19 carries, and completed 4 of 7 passes for 76 yards.

“I think we went out with the greatest game,” Jeremy said. “It was a storybook (ending). This will be very memorable.”

WEST 29, EAST 7
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