Hollis Brookline rolls to shutout win

HOLLIS – With every win, Hollis Brookline High School can taste a better playoff seed. The Cavaliers just continue to whet their appetite.

Saturday, Hollis Brookline took out another opponent that it should have – 1-5 Manchester West – in business-like fashion, 50-0, moving to 5-1 taking closer aim on the No. 2 spot in Division 2 South.

“You know I don’t know where we are going to be in the standings, I just want to keep on winning,” said Hollis Brookline coach Chris Lones. “We started a little sluggish today, but once we got it going, we were OK today.”

The Hollis Brookline regulars played for just one half, and it was an impressive one at that.

Sophomore QB Sander Wimmer welcome a new, albeit familiar, weapon to his arsenal – his twin brother Quinten – and the offense kicked into the highest of gears.

Sander hit 12 of 18 passing for 228 yards and four TD passes as the Cavaliers broke to a 36-0 advantage by the break.

JT Arnold had a pair of the TDs in his three catches for 78 yards. Quinten Wimmer could 4 for 59 and a score, while Matt Simco had his streak of 100-yard receiving games snapped at 5, hauling in four passes for 79 yards and his state-leading 12th TD catch

Brandon Iodice (4 carries, 31 yards) had the other score, a six-yarder on the ground.

But there was much more to this one than offense. West’s archaic single-wing offense has hurt some teams this year. The Cavaliers took it as a challenge.

“We believe our defense is pretty good, too,” said senior hit machine Clem Sherwood. “That’s a tough offense to play against, but we had a lot of guys who stepped up and took on the challenge.”

With Lones substituting liberally and the starters on the sideline, HB freshman Marc Thermitas gave a glimpse of the future as he danced and dashed for TD runs of 9 and 34 yards.

Hollis Brookline heads to 2-3 Pelham Friday night, before finishing up with what could be a huge regular-season finale with Souhegan here at “The Swamp” on Saturday, Oct. 28.