High School Football Roundup: Central wins thriller over Dover, 42-36
October 07. 2017 1:16AM
Timberlane 42, Keene 6
Nashua South 46, Alvirne 14
Pinkerton 61, Nashua North 19
Central 42, Dover Dover
Londonderry 21, Merrimack 0
Exeter 42, Portsmouth 6
Concord 49, Spaulding 34
Winnacunnet 68, Memorial 8
Hollis/Brookline 21, ConVal 13
Souhegan 35, West 0
St. Thomas 48, Milford 21
Merr. Valley 28, Kingswood 8
Bedford at Goffstown, 3 p.m.
Salem at Bishop Guertin, 6 p.m.
Pelham at Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton, 1 p.m.
Kennett at Bow, 2 p.m.
Plymouth at Gilford/Belmont, 2:30 p.m.
Pembroke at John Stark, 2:30 p.m.
Laconia at Lebanon, 6 p.m.
In a game dominated by offense, the biggest play was Dylan Feliciano’s interception in the final minute, sealing Manchester Central’s 42-36 victory over Dover in a key Division I football game at Dunaway Field on Friday night.
Jeremyah Rivera’s second rushing touchdown, from 21 yards at the end of the third quarter, allowed Central (5-1) to break a 36-36 deadlock.
In a back-and-forth game, Dover (3-3) drove to the Central 16 in the final minute before Feliciano intercepted Green Wave quarterback John Cantwell in the end zone. Central then ran out the clock for its fifth straight win.
Central also had TDs from Alex Guillemette (32-yard pass from QB Alex Hawkom), Jeremy Chandler (70-yard kickoff return) and McHale Nnama (8-yard catch).
Dover’s Ty Vitko snared three TD passes from Cantwell.
Timberlane 42, Keene 6: In Plaistow, Farai Zhou had 175 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and Justin Berube had 63 yards rushing and two TDs for the Owls (2-4). Timberlane quarterback Dan Hayes threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Brandon Berube.
Keene (0-6) QB Sean Corrigan threw for 186 yards, including a 28-yard TD.
Exeter 42, Portsmouth 6: In Exeter, Adam Gray propelled Exeter (4-2) to a second victory in as many tries with two rushing touchdowns and another score on a fumble recovery. Brayden Lowery kicked off the Blue Hawks’ effort with a 59-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage. Cody Graham connected with Hunter Adams on a 6-yard TD for Portsmouth (2-4), which turned the ball over four times. Exeter’s win marked the 200th of head coach Bill Ball’s career.
Nashua South 46, Alvirne 14: In Hudson, quarterback Sean Holland scored three times on the ground and threw for another score to lead the Panthers (4-2). Holland’s first score to open South’s scoring came after John Champa blocked an Alvirne punt. Derek Downing finished with a rushing score and caught Holland’s TD pass while Jarrett Bieren and Alex Amigo each ran one in. Alvirne fell to 1-5.
Concord 49, Spaulding 34: In Spaulding, Isaac Gladey rumbled to the end zone four times to help Concord (2-4) stave off Spaulding (0-6). Gladey ran scores in from 51, 46, 18 and 17 yards, respectively. Zach Miles hooked up with Jake Knowles on a 25-yard TD and Miles also punched in a 1-yard keeper. Noah LaPointe threw for a pair of TDs while rushing for another for Spaulding, which got two ground scores from John Speltz.
St. Thomas Aquinas 48, Milford 21: In Milford, quarterback Shawn DeKorne was part of five touchdowns for St. Thomas. The senior ran for a trio of touchdowns and sent both his scores through the air to Tim Bouchard, who also rushed for a TD. The Saints, which led 28-14 at halftime, also scored on a strip sack and a blocked punt. Milford slipped to 2-4.
Hollis/Brookline 21, ConVal 13: In Peterborough, a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter helped lift the Cavaliers (4-1) past the previously unbeaten Cougars (4-1). Chad Brown tied the game with 10:02 left in the third on a 19-yard TD run while Matt Simco’s 65-yard TD catch from Sander Wimmer three minutes later won it for Hollis/Brookline. Simco and Wimmer hooked up for a 75-yard touchdown as well. Keenan Wilson threw a pair of touchdown passes for ConVal, which played without starting quarterback Dan Spezzaferri.