Roger Brown's First & 10: Bedford jumps into tie for 2nd in Power Poll
The Blue Hawks turned the ball over twice and were penalized six times for 50 yards in their 13-3 victory. It was a 7-3 game until halfback Ryan Kelly scored on an 11-yard run with 6:27 to play.
It was Exeter's lowest point total since a 42-13 loss to Salem in 2010. The two turnovers (one interception) were uncharacteristic for an Exeter team, which turned the ball over four times in 12 games en route to last year’s Division I championship.
The 10 teams in this week's poll remained unchanged from last week. The only movement came from Concord, which moved into a tie with Bedford for the No. 2 spot following a 52-13 victory over Salem. Concord was the No. 3 team last week.
Nashua South beat Alvirne of Hudson 35-0 without quarterback Trevor Knight and is at No. 4. Knight said he is expected to miss at least one more week with a thumb injury.
Winnacunnet of Hampton, Keene, Trinity of Manchester, Londonderry and Plymouth are in the Nos. 6 through 10 positions respectively.
There are two games this weekend between teams in the poll: No. 2 Bedford will play at No. 8 Londonderry on Friday night, and No. 6 Winnacunnet will visit No. 1 Exeter on Saturday.
THE MOST meaningful game on the Week 3 schedule may be Saturday night's contest between Bishop Guertin of Nashua and Keene at Nashua's Stellos Stadium.
BG (1-1) and Keene (1-1) are tied for second place in Division I West. Nashua South (2-0) is alone in first.
KINGSWOOD of Wolfeboro ended a 24-game losing streak by beating Con-Val of Peterborough 34-6 in a Division II matchup Friday night. It was Kingswood’s first victory since a 20-13 triumph over Merrimack Valley of Penacook in 2010.
NFL types who insist parity is good for the league would love what's going on in Division III. Fourteen of the 17 teams in the division have at least one loss. The unbeaten teams are Pelham (2-0), Fall Mountain of Langdon (2-0) and Campbell of Litchfield (1-0).
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