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Roger Brown's Grid Picks: Taking Bow, Winnacunnet, Pinkerton

By ROGER BROWN
September 22. 2017 12:23AM


Division I

Friday

Salem at Timberlane, 6:30 p.m.

The Blue Devils are the No. 1 team in this week’s Power Poll, and they’ll be No. 1 in next week’s Power Poll as well. Salem, 28-13.

Merrimack at Alvirne, 7 p.m.

Division I South will end up being the tightest of the four Division I conferences. Merrimack, 27-7.

Nashua South at Nashua North, 7 p.m.

The road to the playoffs will be very difficult for the Panthers if they lose this game. South, 21-20.

Dover at Memorial, 7 p.m.

A change at the quarterback position seems to have sparked the Green Wave. Dover, 42-14.

Spaulding at Bedford, 7 p.m.

Sorry to break it to you Spaulding fans, but Boo Boo Glew isn’t walking through that door. Bedford, 42-6.

Londonderry at Pinkerton, 7 p.m.

Londonderry coach Jimmy Lauzon was in middle school the last time the Lancers beat the Astros. Pinkerton, 28-20.

Concord at Central, 7:15 p.m.

By now it should be obvious that Central has what you could call an efficient offense. Central, 33-20.

Saturday

Portsmouth at Goffstown, 1:30 p.m.

What do these schools have in common? For starters they both have baseball programs that should be in Division I. Goffstown, 27-7.

Keene at Bishop Guertin, 2 p.m.

When they say this game is at BG, they mean this game is at BG. Bishop Guertin, 27-14.

Winnacunnet at Exeter, 2:30 p.m.

It’s never wise to pick against Exeter coming off a loss, but here goes … Winnacunnet, 20-17.

Division II

Friday

Hanover at Lebanon, 7 p.m.

The Marauders are seeking their third straight victory in this rivalry. Hanover, 20-14.

John Stark at Kingswood, 7 p.m.

The Generals extend their winning streak to three games. John Stark, 35-6.

Laconia at Pembroke, 7 p.m.

Craig Kozens collects victory No. 100 as Laconia’s head coach a week later than he had hoped. Laconia, 34-8.

Sanborn at ConVal, 7 p.m.

The unbeaten Cougars keep rolling. ConVal, 27-19.

West at Milford, 7 p.m.

After an 0-2 start, the Spartans climb back to the .500 mark. Milford, 32-6.

Souhegan at Windham, 7 p.m.

Middle game of a tough three-game stretch for the Sabers, who played unbeaten St. Thomas last weekend and will face rival Milford next Friday. Windham, 28-14.

Saturday

Bow at Plymouth, 2:30 p.m.

Not many teams go to Plymouth and win, but the Falcons are capable. Bow, 21-19.

Hollis/Brookline at Merr. Valley, 3 p.m.

The Cavaliers are coming off a bye and have had two weeks to get ready for the Pride. Hollis/Brookline, 35-14.

Kennett at St. Thomas, 7 p.m.

You can count on one hand how many night games the Saints have lost at home. St. Thomas, 28-13.

Division III

Friday

Raymond at Somersworth, 7 p.m.

The Toppers are averaging 45 points per game. Somersworth, 45-12.

Newport at Stevens, 7 p.m.

This is perhaps the best rivalry in the division. Newport, 26-14.

Saturday

Epping/Newmarket at Campbell, 1 p.m.

The Cougars haven’t allowed a point this season, but they’ll be facing a quarterback (Jake Bisaillon) who has thrown for 15 TDs in three games. Campbell, 42-14.

Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough at Mascoma, 2 p.m.

The Lakers rebound after suffering back-to-back shutout losses. I-L/M, 36-6.

Farmington/Nute at Franklin, 3:30 p.m.

The Golden Tornadoes were outscored 103-0 in their first two games, but they could be 2-2 Saturday night. Franklin, 14-0.

Winnisquam at Bishop Brady, 6 p.m.

It’s been a rough season for Winnisquam and it’s unlikely to get any better this weekend. Bishop Brady, 28-6.

Monadnock at Fall Mountain, 7 p.m.

Based on their first three games, you’d have to say the Huskies are among the teams in the hunt for this year’s Division III championship. Monadnock, 41-0.

Kearsarge at Newfound, 7 p.m.

The Cougars are another Division III team that will be in the title hunt. Kearsarge, 36-8.

Last week: 22-6; 2017 record: 69-14.


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