Roger Brown's First and 10: Christmas comes early for Keene
Keene, which knocked off previously unbeaten Nashua South 42-28 at home Friday, entered the weekend as a longshot to make the Division I playoffs. Now it will take some unexpected things to happen on the regular season's final weekend for the Blackbirds not to advance.
"Right after we scored our final touchdown the PA guy announced the North-BG score," Keene coach John Luopa said. "The place went bonkers."
Parenteau completed 20 of 26 passes for 238 yards and four touchdowns against Nashua South. He also ran for 116 yards and a TD.
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Two years ago Pelham was suffering through its second consecutive winless season, but how things have changed.
"I think every game we play this year is a statement game because of how much we've struggled in the past," Pelham coach Ryan Clark said. "Most of these kids played in the old (Division III) for two years and it was very hard for them, but they got that DIII experience with that DIII speed and caliber of play.
Manchester Central took care of business Friday night by beating Salem 32-20. Central's victory sets up a huge game between Bedford (7-1) and Central (6-2) in Bedford on Friday night.
The winner of that contest will secure a Division I playoff berth and will face Concord (8-0) in the Division I North championship game. The loser will be eliminated from playoff contention.
Things have been settled in Division I South, where Londonderry (4-4) will play at Pinkerton Academy of Derry (6-2) in the conference championship game regardless of what happens next weekend. Pinkerton beat Londonderry 35-14 in Derry earlier this season.
Spaulding running back Trey Scott ran for 248 yards during a 42-13 triumph over Alvirne on Friday. Scott, a senior, has run for 1,253 yards this season and has 3,114 yards rushing in his high school career. ... Somersworth's Elyjah Dejoie carried the ball 29 times for 317 yards in Friday's 33-27 overtime loss to Bow. Dejoie tied the game with a 6-yard TD run on the final play of regulation, but the point-after kick was blocked. ... Milford improved its record against rival Souhegan to 2-11 with Friday's 38-7 triumph.