Spaulding's Roy is big on hustle
A graduate of Rochester's Spaulding High School, Hunter Roy was born premature and was flown to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center an hour after his birth. This Saturday, he will be playing in the CHaD NH East-West All-Star Football Game.Bruce Preston / Union Leader
CHaD NH East-West All-Star Football GameWhat: 2014 high school graduates playing in a benefit football game
When: Saturday, 1 p.m.
Where: Grappone Stadium, St. Anselm College, Goffstown
Roy was born six weeks premature, and weighed about four pounds at that time. Within an hour of his birth, Roy was flown by helicopter from Dover’s Wentworth-Douglass Hospital to Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) in Hanover.
“I like to eat, so I grew pretty big,” Roy said after a practice at Exeter High School this week. “It’s the biggest game I wanted to play in. My mom cried (when he was chosen to play in the game). My dad was really happy, and I probably cried a couple happy tears, too, because I know it’s a hard thing to get selected for.”
“It’s my turn to pay it back, and give back to the hospital and the kids.” he said. “This will be the icing on the cake for my career.”
East Notes: Pinkerton Academy of Derry linebacker Matt Madden missed the first week of practice with an ankle injury, but has been practicing in pads this week. Madden, who will play for Johnson at Worcester Academy this fall, was Pinkerton’s leading tackler as a sophomore, junior and senior. He finished his high school career with 338 tackles. … Portsmouth quarterback Donovan Phanor received medical clearance for a hip pointer and is expected to play Saturday. … Eric Waddington (Dover), Collin Richardson (Exeter) and Zach Wiggin (Pembroke Academy) are the East captains. … The East will run a spread-option offense, and a 4-3 defense. … East running back Manny Latimore finished his high school career as Pinkerton’s all-time rushing leader (4,142 yards). He also scored 64 touchdowns.