Colby Quiet scored six touchdowns to lead the Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton football team to a 43-6 triumph over Laconia on Saturday in Hopkinton.
Quiet, a running back, ran for four touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass and scored on a kick return. He gained 210 yards on 10 carries. Laconia’s touchdown came on a blocked punt that was recovered in the end zone.
Trinity 47, Kearsarge 0: In Manchester, junior quarterback Pete Alisandro passed for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading Trinity over Kearsarge of Sutton in a Division III football opener on Saturday night at Gill Stadium.
Jacob Brown caught two of those TD passes and added a third score when he scooped up a fumble and ran it into the end zone.
The Pioneers' John Thibault also starred, running for 136 yards. He scored a pair of touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, with both covering 51 yards.
Manchester West 23, Sanborn 7: In Kingston, Brandon Lloyd scored on runs of 7 and 21 yards to help West win its Division II opener. West also received a 5-yard TD run from Jamal Tyler and a 31-yard field goal from Carson Filardo. Sanborn, which trailed 17-0 after three quarters, scored on Tavante Thornton’s 55-yard punt return.
Gilford/Belmont 40, Pembroke 0: In Pembroke, Alex Cheek threw three touchdowns and ran for three more for Gilford/Belmont in the season-opener for both teams. Curtis Nelson caught six passes from Cheek for 135 yards and two TDs. John Mitchell logged a team-high 18 tackles and Jackson Ruelke tallied seven tackles and an interception for Gilford/Belmont. Pembroke drove to the Gilford/Belmont 5-yard line late in the first half.
Lebanon 49, Newport 6: In Newport, quarterback Jon Willeman tossed three touchdown passes and Wade Rainey ran for two TDs to lead Lebanon to this Division III victory. Philip Mellish added a defensive touchdown and a rushing TD.
Stevens 48, Epping/Newmarket 20: In Epping, Colby Bost threw two touchdown passes for Epping/Newmarket, connecting with Austen Thurlow for 44 yards and Bobby Edwards for 19. Jayden Towle added a 5-yard scoring run.
Junior quarterback Owen Taylor, in his first varstty start, passed for two touchdowns, a 9-yarder to his brother Alex, and a 17-yarder to Keaghan McAllister, and ran one in from 11 yards out for Stevens. Allister had TD runs of 3 and 4 yards, and he had an 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, in addition to three 2-point conversions.
Monadnock 46, Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough 6: In Meredith, Lincoln Blodgett ran for about 180 yards and four touchdowns for Monadnock of Swanzey. The Huskies also scored on a 7-yard pass from Nate Doyle to Zion Carroll and a safety. Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough scored its lone touchdown in the second quarter on a long run.