New Hampshire Football Report

New Hampshire 7, Vermont 0

New Hampshire 7, Vermont 0

Defense dominated this year’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. New Hampshire found its way to the end zone once, and Vermont didn’t get there at all.

A 29-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Aidan Washington (Londonderry) to tight end Kevin Kolodzieg (Sanborn) with 4:20 left in the second quarter was the game’s only touchdown as New Hampshire defeated Vermont 7-0 Saturday at Castleton (Vt.) University.

Kolodzieg’s TD capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive. Milford’s Colin Gregg added the point-after kick.

Vermont moved the ball to the New Hampshire 12-yard line with 14.4 second to play, but Rutland wide receiver Slade Postemski fumbled the ball out of bounds after a 2-yard completion on fourth down. New Hampshire took over on downs and took a knee to run out the clock.

It was New Hampshire’s third consecutive victory in the series, which New Hampshire now leads 50-17-2. Vermont also failed to score in last year’s game, a 21-0 New Hampshire win.

It was not the lowest scoring game in Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl history. That came in 1956 when the teams played to a scoreless tie.

New Hampshire had a 14-7 edge in first downs. Kolodzieg, who was also used as a Wildcat quarterback, led New Hampshire in rushing with 58 yards on nine carries. Vermont’s Ben Gilbert (Windsor) led all rushers with 94 yards on six carries. That included a 70-yard run in the third quarter.

Washington completed 2 of 7 pass attempts for 40 yards. Lebanon’s Justin DeCarlo led New Hampshire with seven tackles.


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