New Hampshire Football Report

Helmet Stickers: Week 10

Aidan McDonald (Salem)

McDonald, a senior running back/linebacker, rushed for 334 yards and six touchdowns on 17 carries to help third-seeded Salem defeat second-seeded Bishop Guertin, 61-31, in Saturday’s Division I quarterfinals. McDonald’s six rushing TDs set a school record. One of his touchdowns came on a 99-yard run, which is also a school record.

Note: For being selected as the New Hampshire Football Report Player of the Week, McDonald will receive a $25 gift card from Subway courtesy of MG Sports. The Player of the Week will be selected from the list of Helmet Sticker nominees each week during the playoffs.


Hayden Austen (Londonderry)
Austen made eight tackles, including a sack, to help top-seeded Londonderry move on to the Division I semifinals by beating fourth-seeded Pinkerton Academy, 25-13.

Riley Boles (Londonderry)
Boles, a defensive back, recorded six tackles, including three tackles for loss (two sacks), in Londonderry’s 25-13 trimph over Pinkerton Academy.

Jeff Dekorne (Somersworth)
Dekorne, Somersworth’s starting QB, passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in Somersworth’s 34-12 victory over Epping/Newmarket. Dekorne completed each of his three passes for 136 yards, and also recovered a fumble in the end zone when Epping/Newmarket was threatening to score.

Dante Guillory/Jean-Marc Thelusma (Somersworth)
Guillory and Thelusma, both tight ends, had 136 receiving yards and two TD receptions in Somersworth’s 34-12 win against Epping/Newmarket.

Andrew Kullman (Londonderry)
Kullman had two receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns in Londonderry’s 25-13 victory over Pinkerton Academy in the Division I quarterfinals.

Calvin Lambert (Somersworth)
Lambert recorded a team-high 16 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss (five sacks), and caused a fumble to help Somersworth defeat Epping/Newmarket, 34-12, in the Division IV semifinals.

Nate Leighton (Exeter)
Leighton scored three touchdowns to help third-seeded Exeter defeat second-seeded Bedford 35-28 in the Division I quarterfinals. After scoring on runs of 10 and 11 yards, Leighton caught a 7-yard TD pass that helped the Blue Hawks take a 35-28 lead in the second overtime.

Luke Loyer (Gilford/Belmont)
Loyer rushed for 58 yards and his team’s lone touchdowns in a 42-6 loss to Timberlane in the Division II quarterfinals.

Jack McCann (Winnacunnet)
A senior center and linebacker, McCann recorded a team-high nine tackles to help Winnacunnet extend its season by beating Goffstown 20-14.

Tucker McCann (Winnacunnet)
McCann, a senior running back, carried the ball 29 times for 144 yards and a touchown in Friday night’s 20-14 victory over Goffstown in the Division I quarterfinals. He surpassed 1,000-yards rushing for the season in that game, and has run for 1,111 yards entering the Division I semifinals.

Adam Neil (Exeter)
Neil caught a 10-yard touchdown pass and intercepted a pass on the game’s final play to help preserve Exeter’s 35-28 double-overtime victory against Bedford in the Division I quarterfinals. His TD catch helped erase a 28-21 deficit in the first overtime.

Dom Pallaria (Timberlane)
 Pallaria ran for 141 yards and five touchdowns in Timberlane’s 42-6 triumph over Gilford/Belmont in the Division II quarterfinals.

Evan Pafford (Exeter)
Pafford, Exeter’s starting quarterback, completed 3 of 4 passes for 38 yards and two touchdowns in Exeter’s 35-28 double-overtime victory against Bedford. Both of his TD passes came in overtime.

Tayshawn Sheppard (Somersworth)
Sheppard rushed for 167 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion to help Somersworth advance to the Division IV championship game by beating Epping/Newmarket, 34-12.

Charlie Urda (Milford)
Urda, Milford’s starting quarterback, ran for four touchdowns to help the third-seeded Spartans defeat sixth-seeded Plymouth, 35-21.


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