Roger Brown's First and 10: Different styles with the same result
The ball pops loose from St. Thomas's Robert Milliken after being hit by Kennett's Grant Meserve during Saturday's game in Exeter. (JAY REITER/Union Leader)
Goffstown's spread and Londonderry's single wing produced 70 points, with Londonderry coming out on top, 36-34, in Goffstown.
"It's something that's unique and different and presents some challenges for the defense," Londonderry coach Jon Rich said. "It's not something you see all the time. You see a lot of spread teams, and then you see a team like us ... ground and pound - it can be tough to get ready for in three days of practice."
"These guys run a great spread system here," Rich said. "We're going to see something similar in Bedford."
Fans who would like to see the NHIAA championship football games played on one day at the same location had to be smiling Friday, when the University of New Hampshire announced that it would be adding lights to Cowell Stadium before the start of the 2014 football season.
"It would add a lot of excitement," Merrimack coach Dante Laurendi said. "If you could play all three (championship games) in one day I think that would be great for high school football. People won't miss out on the other games and they won't have to drive across the state to see somebody else.
"I'd love to see the championships played on a neutral field," Manchester Memorial coach Peter Colcord said. "I think it's a great idea. I think it would be outstanding if they could run it like that and have it at a great facility like UNH where it would seat all kinds of people.''
Campbell stopped a two-point conversion attempt with 1:24 to play and held off Stevens of Claremont 21-20 Friday night.
The victory came in Greg Gush's first game as Campbell's head coach.
Things came easy for Trinity of Manchester in last weekend's 58-37 victory over Portsmouth, but the Pioneers had to work hard for their 30-20 Division II triumph over Milford on Friday night.
Trinity trailed 20-16, but received two fourth-quarter touchdowns from running back Austin Chambers. Chambers rushed for 155 yards on 12 carries, and scored three TDs in the game.
Next weekend's Division I game between Manchester Memorial (1-1) and Manchester Central (0-2) has been moved from Friday night to Saturday. The contest will be played at Memorial and is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.