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NHIAA Football: Winnacunnet shows why it's unbeaten

By JOE DUBALL
New Hampshire Union Leader

October 07. 2017 1:16AM


MANCHESTER — Name a way to get a football in the end zone and the Winnacunnet High of Hampton football team likely did it on Friday.

The best scoring output of the season for the Warriors came in a variety of ways as they trounced Manchester Memorial 68-8 at Chabot-McDonough Field. Winnacunnet, which shares the top spot in the Union Leader High School Football Power Poll with Salem, reeled off 54 first-half points on the way to improving to 6-0. Thirty-three of the Warriors’ points came over the first 12 minutes of the game, including three scores within Winnacunnet’s first six plays from scrimmage.

Louis Granger opened Winnacunnet’s big night with a 39-yard touchdown scamper on the club’s first play from scrimmage and the Warriors didn’t let up thereafter. Jordan Fuller ran 49 yards for a TD on Winnacunnet’s third play on its ensuing drive while an Evan Welch interception led to quarterback Pat MacDougall’s 1-yard quarterback keeper three plays following the turnover.

The other two scores during Winnacunnet’s opening onslaught were far from simple, but the Warriors sure made it look easy. Tyler Hoar blew through Memorial’s punt unit to block a kick in the end zone and recovered it for a touchdown. Fuller returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown just a minute later to make it 33-0.

Granger and MacDougall each added a second rushing touchdown in the second quarter from 3 and 35 yards, respectively. Winnacunnet finished its night with two scores from Richard Camarato, who got in from 6 and 88 yards, respectively.

Memorial (0-6) failed to cross midfield on any of its first-half drives and earned just two first downs while being intercepted twice and sacked five times. The Crusaders got their lone score in the fourth quarter when Tyrek Noel sprinted 80 yards after a screen pass from quarterback Chris Coburn.

jduball@unionleader.com


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