New Hampshire Football Report

Top Games from 2022: No. 6

No. 6: Campbell 16, Trinity 14

The Division III championship game comes in at No. 6 on our list.

Third-seeded Campbell stopped top-seeded Trinity’s attempt to tie the game with a two-point conversion on the final play of the third quarter and the Cougars on for a 16-14 victory at Souhegan High School.

The win earned Campbell (9-2) its first championship since 2017.

The Pioneers (10-1) pulled within two point on a 54-yard scoring run by freshman Anthony DiGiantommaso (four carries, 74 yards), but Campbell stopped Trinity quarterback Jack Service short of the end zone on the conversion. 

Trinity forced a turnover on downs and began its final drive with 3:44 remaining but the possession ended five plays later when Nick Hershberger recovered a fumble. Campbell had a huge edge in time of possession as the Cougars held the ball for 39 minutes, 30 seconds.

Campbell’s Scott Hershberger — Nick’s brother — carried the ball 42 times for 198 yards, two touchdowns and two two-point conversions. His first TD, a 38-yard run,  opened the game’s scoring with 8:13 left in the first half.

Trinity made it an 8-8 game with 8.4 seconds left in the first half on Service’s 5-yard plus DeVohn Ellis’ run for the two-point conversion.

Campbell regained the lead on Scott Hershberger’s 2-yard run on his team’s opening possession of the third quarter.

Campbell, which dropped a 36-22 decision to Trinity during the regular season, didn’t punt in the game.


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