Friday Football Feast: Nashua South to speed past Bishop Guertin
So the big fella, on his maiden voyage, rips off a 7-1 in Week 1. For that quality work, I give myself the old “Barry Horowitz pat on the back.” (Google it, kids).
But we’re on to Cincinnati – OK, Stellos Stadium – and a whole new set of games here in Week 2. Let’s gooooo!
Game of the Week
Bishop Guertin at Nashua South: As a relative newcomer to the Nashua area, the intra-city matchups continue to fascinate me. Any time two of the three city schools collide, emotion percolates and this Friday nighter is no exception.
If I need to make a pick, and I do, I will look at South’s speed as the major determining factor. Protect the football, avoid surrendering the big plays and coach Scott Knight’s Panthers bust into the win column, 26-21.
And the rest
Merrimack at Memorial: Did you have the Tomahawks, at 2-0, and leading Division I West? I certainly didn’t. But it’s going to happen, 31-7, Merrimack.
Nashua North at Goffstown: Fool me once, Grizzlies … And that’s it. I’m officially rooting for the Titans. (Please send a 3XL Titans football T-shirt to me, care of the Telegraph … just kidding). North 35, G-town 14.
St. Thomas at Alvirne: There is optimism on Route 102 with good reason after Alvirne opened with a tough win at Pelham. Time for the home crowd to step it up in Broncos’ country. Yes, Maroon-and-Golders, I’m calling you out. With the upset of the week, Alvirne goes 2-0 for the first time in program history since 2004 with a 24-20 win.
West at Milford: If you have an early bedtime, head to Milford where a pair of “ground and pound” clubs collide. The clock will be moving, and I think the Spartans are the survivors, winning 21-12 to bust into the win column.
Souhegan at ConVal: Part of my, “six teams will be 1-1 in Division II after Friday night” theory. The Sabers hit the road and gobble up win No. 1 on the year, 18-14.
Hollis Brookline at Hanover: I just hope Coach Chris Lones and the Cavs’ coaching staff gets frequent flyer miles on this trip. Hanover is not an easy place to win. HB stumbles, but it’s closer than a year ago, 37-33.
Epping/Newmarket at Campbell: Two programs that simply aren’t in the same galaxy. Cougars 48-0.