First and 10: Old No. 1 begins as new No. 1
Concord quarterback Robert Law looks for some yardage as TJ Urbanik of Pinkerton looks to make a stop during a game last fall. (Bruce Preston/Union Leader file)
Preseason Power Poll
|3. Nashua South||8-2||(44)|
|6. Bishop Guertin||6-3||(21)|
|T10. Man. Central||7-3||(8)|
|Others receiving votes: Winnacunnet (4); Bow, (3); Merrimack Valley (2); Londonderry (1)|
|Note: 2013 records do not including Thanksgiving Day games.|
Concord will begin the current season right where it left off in 2013: as the No. 1 team in the Union Leader/WGIR/WMUR Preseason Power Poll. The Crimson Tide received all six first-place votes in the poll, which was released today.
Pinkerton is second in the poll. The top five also includes No. 3 Nashua South, No. 4 Bedford and No. 5 Exeter..
Quarterback Robbie Law is among Concord’s returning players this season. Law directed an offense that set a program record for points scored in a season last year (509). He also set the school record for passing yards in a season (1,623) and pass completions in a game (21).
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THE Concord/Pinkerton matchup will highlight tonight’s Queen City Jamboree at Manchester’s Gill Stadium. The teams will meet in the final game, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.
CONCORD became the fifth team to finish the season at the top of the Power Poll since the poll began in 2008.
Nashua South was No. 1 in 2008, Bishop Guertin was No. 1 in 2009, Pinkerton finished No. 1 in 2010 and Exeter topped the poll in both 2011 and 2012.