Turnovers costly for Sanborn in tough loss to H-B

Sep 11, 2016

KINGSTON, N.H. -- Sanborn’s offense was more than effective throughout most of the afternoon Saturday, but two turnovers proved costly in a tough 28-22 loss to Hollis-Brookline.

Led by junior Chris Hanna, who finished with 148 yards and a touchdown, the Indians rushed the ball 64 times for 309 yards and found the end zone three times on the ground. But they could have hit paydirt at least once more, fumbling within the Hollis-Brookline 5-yard-line and having a pass intercepted in the end zone.

The Indians trailed much of the game, but a 19-yard TD run by Shaun Murphy (15-77) and a conversion run by Hanna tied the game, 22-22, with less than four minutes left.

But H-B’s fourth TD pass of the game with 25 seconds left proved to be the difference.

“We played really well, but those two turnovers really hurt,” said Sanborn coach John Welch.

Playing well defensively for Sanborn were defensive end Scott Jenkins, who had a pair of sacks, and defensive tackle Noah Fioravante.

Sanborn (0-2) will be looking for its first win Friday night at Manchester West.

Hollis-Brookline 28, Sanborn 22

Hollis-Brookline (1-1): 6|8|0|14 — 28

Sanborn (0-2): 7|0|0|15 — 22

First Quarter

S — Brian McGough 1 run (Chris Hanna kick)

Fourth Quarter

S —Hanna 3 run (Austin Kalinowski kick)

S — Shaun Murphy 19 run (Hanna run)

SANBORN LEADERS

RUSHING: S (64-309) — Chris Hanna 28-148, Shaun Murphy 15-77, Nick Trasher 12-45, Nate King 5-20, Brian McGough 4-19

PASSING: S — McGough 3-7-2, 19

RECEIVING: S — Murphy 3-19

Fourth quarter dooms Sanborn in opener

Sep 4, 2016

DOVER -- Sanborn kept it close for three quarters, but a 21-point fourth quarter explosion from St. Thomas Aquinas led it to a 35-6 victory.

Scott Jenkins scored the Indians’ only touchdown in the second quarter on a three-yard run. Jenkins had 47 yards on 12 carries. Chris Hanna led the Indians on the ground with 48 yards on 12 carries.

Quarterback Brian McGough was 9-15 passing with 69 yards. Defensively, Liam Brown and Zach Thomas each recorded an interception for the Indians.

Sanborn is hosting Hollis-Brookline Saturday at 1 p.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Sanborn

Sanborn (0-1): 0|6|0|0 — 6

St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0): 0|14|0|21 — 35

 

Second Quarter

S — Scott Jenkins 3 run (kick failed)

SANBORN LEADERS

RUSHING: (47-139): Scott Jenkins 12-47, Chris Hanna 12-48, Shaun Murphy 9-15, Nick Thrasher 3-26, Brian McGough 7-(-16), Mike McNeil 2-9, Ben Giles 1-7, Nick Lang 1-3

PASSING: McGough 9-15-69

RECEIVING: Murphy 3-14, Jenkins 3-25, Colin Maguire 3-30

Sanborn can't slow down Souhegan's ground attack

By Kyle Gaudette sports@eagletribune.com | Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2015 12:00 am

 KINGSTON — Sanborn couldn’t maintain its winning momentum Saturday afternoon against Souhegan.

The Indians were coming off a 31-7 win against Conval last week, but they could not stop the Souhegan ground attack, which gound out 455 yards.

The Indians fell behind 20-0 before they got on the board late in the fourth. Quarterback Brian McGough faked the handoff to teammate Shawn Gowans and scampered into the end zone himself to cap off a 16- play, 80-yard drive.

The drive was nothing short of impressive, and gave Sanborn head coach John Welch something to build on during practice.

“It was good to see that they still stuck with it,” said Welch. “We always say to give it your best effort, and not giving up was definitely important. They’re [Souhegan] a good football team.”

Welch is one of many who see the talent on the Souhegan sideline. The Sabers football squad was ranked seventh overall in the state of New Hampshire heading into Saturday’s contest.

While the Indians continued to fight offensively, they had problems containing a trios of Souhegan backs. Jonathan Nogueria and Cameron Kinney rushed for a combined 318 yards. Sophmore back Dante Savo only got carries in the second half, but he used his time to rush for 98 yards and two TD’s.

It was a great day, however, for the Indians in the turnover category. They intercepted Souhegan quarterback Michael Mancini twice and forced two fumbles. Sanborn stood tall in the red zone, as three of those four turnovers were forced as Souhegan was about to go in for a score. Christian Ehlers intercepted Mancini in the end zone late in the first quarter to keep the game at 7-0.

“When you get turnovers you hope that you can capitalize,” said Welch. “Those turnovers were important because it kept them off the board.”

It was a one-score game for much of the first half until Nogueira rushed in for his second touchdown with 52 seconds left, providing a 13-0 lead at the half. The Sabers then struck quickly for a score just two minutes into the third quarter.

Nathan King had another strong game for the Indians. The junior rushed for 66 yards to bring his season total to 427, but he was denied the end zone.

Sanborn will face Monadnock next Saturday.  

Souhegan 26, Sanborn 7

Souhegan (4-1): 7|6|7|6 — 26

Sanborn (1-4): 0|0|0|7 — 7

First Quarter

Sou — Jonathan Nogueira 54 run (Zachary Bossi kick), 8:20

Second Quarter

Sou — Janathan Nogueira 5 run (kick failed), 0:52

Third Quarter

Sou — Dante Savo 33 run (Bossi kick), 10:19

Fourth Quarter

San — Brian McGough 2 run (Christian Ehlers kick), 2:59

Sou — Dante Savo 27 run (kick failed), 1:12

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: San (43-183) -- Nathan King 14-66, Christopher Hanna 7-30, Shawn Gowans 13-58, Christian Ehlers 8-27, Brian McGough 1-2; Sou-- Jonathan Nogueira 17-194, Cameron Kinney 18-124, Dante Savo 8-98

PASSING: San -- Brian McGough 1-7-0 49,; Sou -- Michael Mancini 3-7-0 74

RECEIVING: San -- Kyle Storms 1-49; Sou -- Zachary Bossi 3-74

Sanborn football runs over ConVal

Posted: Saturday, October 3, 2015 1:00 am

The Sanborn football team ran wild over ConVal, putting up 408 yards rushing en route to a 31-7 win Friday night.

Shawn Gowans finished with 183 yards rushing and a touchdown on 12 carries, and Nate King added 136 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Quarterback Brian McGough only had one completion, but it was a 39-yard touchdown to receiver Kyle Storms.

ConVal took an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter, but Sanborn tied it up in the second on a 1-yard touchdown by King, making it 7-7 going into halftime.

Sanborn dominated the game from there, taking the lead on McGough’s TD pass to Storms and making it a two-score game after King went for his second TD on a 4-yard rush.

Christian Ehlers kicked a 28-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, and then Gowans capped off his impressive day on the ground with a 1-yard touchdown.

Sanborn improves to 1-3 with the win, and the Indians will host Souhegan next Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Sanborn 31, ConVal 7

Sanborn (1-3): 0|7|14|10 — 31

ConVal (1-3): 7|0|0|0 — 7

Second Quarter

S — Nate King 1 run (Christian Ehlers kick)

Third Quarter

S — Kyle Storms 39 pass from Brian McGough (Ehlers kick)

S — King 4 run (Ehlers kick)

Fourth Quarter

S — Ehlers 28 field goal

S — Shawn Gowans 1 run (Ehlers kick)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S (53-408) -- Shawn Gowans 12-183, Nate King 20-136, Chris Hanna 8-47, Brian McGough 5-24, Christian Ehlers 8-18

PASSING: Brian McGough 1-3, 39

RECEIVING: Kyle Storms 1-39

 

Unbeaten, unstoppable 
Windham tunes up for homecoming, rolls over Sanborn
Eagle Tribune Sept. 25, 2015

KINGSTON — By late in the second quarter, with Windham already ahead 18-7 over Sanborn, a Jaguars’ assistant coach told head man Bill Raycraft that he thought junior back Victor Pizzotti could gain “8,9, 10 yards every time” he got the ball.

That was good news indeed for Raycraft, whose unbeaten club (4-0) would go on to beat Sanborn 38-21 in a game not as close as the score would indicate.

“What we wanted to do was jump on them early, try some things to get on film and get some reps for guys who have been a little banged up. Victor was one of them.”

Consider it a case of mission accomplished.

Pizzotti, who alternates at fullback with Corey Kneeland, scored three touchdowns and gained 65 yards on just eight carries while also playing middle linebacker and spearheading a defense that kept Sanborn in check most of the afternoon.

It was another impressive performance for Pizzotti, who changed two positions this year, moving from defensive end and tight end to fullback and middle linebacker. He likes the switch.

“I’d always been a running back until last year so it’s nice to be back there,” said Pizzotti. “I love to run the ball and I really like to block. And I like playing middle linebacker where I can see the whole field.”

“We’ve got a good combination at fullback with Corey Kneeland, who is a very good blocker, and Victor who gives us a new dimension running the ball. He’s hard to bring down.”

With the fullbacks getting inside yards and applying blocks, the Windham running game was pretty much unstoppable, rushing for 337 yards, an average of about 9.5 yards per carry.
Matt Shea led the ground assault with 110 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries while Ben Emrick led off the third quarter with a 57-yard scoring burst  and finished with 106 yards on only eight carries.

For good measure, quarterback Griffin Lipplod completed 8 of 12 passes for 119 yards, giving Windham 456 yards of total offense on the day.

Defensively, lineman Mike Furey and linebackers Shane Lafond, Emrick and Pizzotti led the way, limiting the Indians most of the afternoon.

“It was a pretty good performance overall, but we have to finish things off and not have so many penalties (8 for 80 yards),” said Raycraft. “We have to play better next week for homecoming against (unbeaten) Souhegan.”

For Sanborn (1-3), Nathan King scored on a one-yard sneak in the second quarter, Christian Ehlers hauled in a nicely thrown 31-yard scoring strike from King to end the third quarter and Shawn Gowans scored against the Windham reserves in the closing seconds of the game.

Windham 38, Sanborn 21

Windham (4-0): 12|6|20|0 — 38

Sanborn (1-3): 0|7|7|7 — 21

First Quarter

W — Matt Shea 4 run (kick failed), 5:05

W — Victor Pizzotti 1 run (pass failed), 2:10

Second Quarter

S — Nathan King 1 run (Colin O’Callaghan kick), 9:40

W — Pizzotti 12 run (pass failed), 3:00

Third Quarter

W — Bem Emrick 57 run (kick blocked), 9:56

W — Pizzotti 6 run (run failed), 6:28

W — Matt Shea 9 run (Lippold run), 2:17

S — Christian Ehlers 31 pass from King (O’Callaghan kick), 0:00

Fourth Quarter

S — Shawn Gowans 2 run (O’Callaghan kick), :16

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: W (38-337) — Matt Shea 11-110, Victor Pizzotti 8-65, Shane Lafond 5-29, Corey Kneeland 2-17, Ben Emrick 8-106, Griffin Lippold 4-10; S (38-128) — Matt Kimball 2-25, Christian Ehlers 10-4, Chris Hanna 12-46, Shawn Gowans 7-44, Nathan King 7-9

PASSING: W — Griffin Lippold 8-12-1, 119, Shea 0-1-1, 0; S — Nathan King 4-9-1, 74, Brian McGough 0-1-0, 0

RECEIVING: W — Kyle Adamson 2-63, Shea 2-11, Richard Hume 2-37, Pizzotti 1-1, Lafond 1-7; S — Zach Shoopman 1-23, Hanna 1-8, Kimball 1-12, Ehlers 1-31

Sanborn loses late lead, falls to Hollis-Brookline

  | Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:00 am

HOLLIS — Shawn Gowens’ 11-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter gave Sanborn the lead Saturday, but Hollis Brookline responded with a score with just over two minutes remaining to down the Indians 26-20.

“I thought we played well at times,” said coach John Welch. “Unfortunately, we didn’t execute as well as we could have, and we made a few mistakes that hurt us.”

Gowens scored twice in the first quarter — on runs of 56 and 29 yards — to put Sanborn ahead 12-6. He then scored again in the fourth to make it 20-18. But Hollis had the answer.

The Indians moved the ball well on the ground. QB-turned-running back Christian Ehlers rushed for 139 yards and Gowens adding 124 yards on 10 carries. QB Nate King completed 7 of 14 passes for 110 yards.

King also had an interception, while Tyler Ward also stood out on defense for Sanborn.

“We moved the ball well and were able to run,” said Welch. “But those few miscues just cost us.”

St. Thomas runs over Sanborn

Posted: Sunday, September 6, 2015 12:00 am

KINGSTON — St. Thomas of Dover earned a top-10 ranking in the preseason state poll in New Hampshire.

The Saints certainly looked like a Granite State powerhouse on opening day, earning a 60-21 win at Sanborn Regional.

For Sanborn, Christian Ehlers carried seven times for 39 yards, with a touchdown. Ehlers also kicked all three PATs.

Scott Jenkins ran nine times for 65 yards, scoring his first touchdown of the year. Chris Hannah scored a fourth-quarter TD.

Sanborn now takes a week off before a date at Hollis-Brookline on Sept. 19.

St. Thomas Aquinas 60, Sanborn 21

St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0): 13|28|13|6 — 60

Sanborn (0-1): 0|14|0|7 — 21

Sanborn scoring

Second Quarter

Christian Ehlers 9 run (Ehlers kick)

Scott Jenkins 15 run (Ehlers kick)

Fourth Quarter

Chris Hannah 1 run (Ehlers kick)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S — Nate King 12-33, Ehlers 7-39, Jenkins 9-65, Hannah 3-14, Brian McGough 2-19, Sean Gowan 2-8, Shaun Murphy 2-(-2)

PASSING: King 8-18-0, 82; McGough 1-2, 36

RECEIVING: Ehlers 3-13, Hannah 1-36, Jenkins 1-10, Kyle Storms 4-59

 

Matthews runs for 217 yards, Sanborn locks up playoff berth
Posted Eagle Tribune 10/26/2014

KINGSTON, N.H. - For the second straight season, the Sanborn Indians are headed to the New Hampshire Division 2 playoffs, riding another tremendous effort by fullback Zach Matthews to a 19-7 victory over archrival Pelham on Saturday. These boys have been working hard since August 13th and their hard work is starting to pay off, said Sanborn head coach John Welch. No one worked harder than Matthews, a returning Eagle-Tribune All-Star linebacker, and that showed again against the Pythons. Matthews rushed 37 times for a whopping 217 yards, edging his career-highs of 215 reached earlier this season against ConVal. We try to distribute the ball evenly, Matthews said of his 37-carry day. But this week we needed a little bit more power back. I just needed to smash the ball down their throats.

Matthews added two touchdown runs from 3 and 18 yards out and came just a yard short of scoring another in the game's waning seconds. Zach has been a huge part of this team for a few years now and we look to him, said Welch. He's our senior leader. The guys up front blocked great for him - you don't get it done by yourself. Matthews got the scoring started in the first quarter when he rumbled for an 18-yard score. Fellow tailback Mike D'Amelio scored on his own 18-yard run a few minutes later. The time of possession was thoroughly dominated by Sanborn. The Indians ran the ball a total of 64 times to Pelham's 19. Pelham was only able to throw the ball eight times for one completion, while Sanborn only attempted one pass. Pelham looked like it was going to make a run at Sanborn as the first half wound down. The Pythons got their only score of the game after the defense stripped the ball from the Sanborn ballcarrier and Bradford Kamal returned it 41 yards for the touchdown. It was a breath of life for Pelham, but it wasn't enough. Sanborn's defense kept the Pythons off the board the rest of the game. Our defense was great. We work hard during practice and that's the result, said Matthews. We just got to come out playing hard on every down and we don't stop until the whistle blows. Before Sanborn begins another playoff run, it will play host to John Stark Regional next Saturday. Pelham will host Souhegan on Friday night.

Sanborn 10, Pelham 7

Pelham (2-5): 0 7 0 0 - 7

Sanborn (4-3): 13 0 0 6 - 19

First Quarter

S - Zach Metthews 18 run (Micah Peterson kick blocked), 5:58

S - Mike D'Amelio 18 run (Peterson kick), 2:12

Second Quarter

P - Bradford Kamal 41 fumble return (Kyle Masson kick) 1:23

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter

S - Matthews 3 run (Peterson kick no good), 9:43

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S (64-386) - Zach Matthews 37-217, Justin Winsper 5-25, Nate King 6-46, Shawn Gowans 6-28, Christian Ehlers 4-32, Mike D'Amelio 5-33, Scott Jenkins 1-5; P (19-76) - Nick Johnson 6-22, Dylan Ragonese 9-32, Bradford Kamal 3-18, Trevor Gagnon 1-4

PASSING: S - Ehlers 0-1-0, 0; P - Gagnon 1-8-1, 29

RECEIVING: S (0-0); P (1-29) - Kamal 1-29


Sanborn blocks late PAT to earn victory

Eagle Tribune 9/21/14

KINGSTON - With Sanborn holding a one-point lead but Hollis-Brookline a short kick away from tying the game, the Indians broke through and blocked the extra point, locking down a 14-13 victory on Saturday.

It was a really thrilling game, said Sanborn coach John Welch. We played a terrific game on defense, and a few kids got in there to block the last kick. It was a great effort and response to some tough injuries. This was a very tough team we played, so it is a good victory.

The Indians grabbed the lead in the second quarter, when QB Christian Ehlers found receiver Cam MacNeil for a 10-yard touchdown. Hollis-Brookline responded with a score, but before halftime Sanborn responded.

Defensive back Justin Winsper intercepted a pass and returned in 33-yards for the score. Sean Kane then booted his second extra point of the game for what turned out to be the winning margin when the Indians blocked the late kick.

We had some players really step up, said Welch. That pick-6 by Justin was just huge. It was a pass into the flats, and Winsper, our outside linebacker, picked it off and took it into the end zone.

Linebacker Zach Matthews once again dominated defensively, along with Nate King and Winsper. Along with throwing the touchdown, Ehlers rushed for a team-high 58 yards on eight carries, and Mike D'Amelio was right behind with 52 ground yards.

Sanborn 14, Hollis-Brookline 13

Hollis-Brookline (1-2): 0 7 0 6 - 13

Sanborn (1-1): 0 14 0 0 - 14


Eagle Tribune
11-17-13

Sanborn falls to Plymouth

PLYMOUTH - Powerful Plymouth scored twice in each of the first three quarters on its way to an easy 37-13 victory over Sanborn in the Division 2 semifinals yesterday afternoon.Sanborn didn't find the scoreboard until the fourth quarter. Jackson Morton scored on a 10-yard pass from John Morris and Christian Ehlers scored on a 63-yard run. Despite the loss, Sanborn finished with a 6-3 record - its first winning season since it re-instated football. @quot It was a very successful season and I want to credit the seniors who put so much into it,@quot said Sanborn coach John Welch. Plymouth (10-1) will face portsmouth in the Division 2 finals next saturday.

Game Statistics:
Third Quarter

Team scoring play, time

Fourth Quarter

S - Jackson Morton 10 pass from John Morris (Morton kick)

S - Christian Ehlers 63 run (run failed)



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S - Mike Rich 5-23, Zach Matthews 9-24, Zach Tessier 2-(-3), John Morris 2-(-9), Sean kane 4-47, Shawn Gowans 1-16, Christian Ehlers 1-63

PASSING: Morris 7-14-0, 66

RECEIVING: Rich 2-15, Ty Austin 1-20, Morton 1-10, Kane 1-4

Sanborn 0 0 0 13 13
Plymouth 14 10 13 0 37


Eagle Tribune
11/10/13

Sanborn strikes it Rich, shocks Monadnock

Monadnock - Sanborn pulled off one of the first upsets of New Hampshires expenaded playoffs yesterday. The Indians got big plays from - among others - Mike Rich and used a stellar defense to shock previously unbeaton Monadnock, 18-9 in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs. @quotIt was a great win for out program, @quot said Sanborn coach John Welch. @quot Our defense really stepped up and Mike Rich had a great game.@quot Sanborn took the early lead when Rich hauled in a 31-yard pass from quarterback John Morris, who sat out last week's game with a knee problem nd Rich scored on a 57-yard run in the second quarter to put the indians up 13-9 at halftime. The second half belonged to the sanborn defense, Nick Pettis expanded Sanborn's lead to 15-9 when he tackled a Monadnock back in the end zone for a safety and Jackson Morton made it a two-score game with a 24-yard field goal to all but clinch the victory. Rich finished the game with five catches for 107 yards while Zach Matthews ran for 103-yards on 21 carries. Morris completed 7 for 15 for 186-yards, including an 83 yarder to Ty Austin whichultimately resulted in the safety. @quot John Morris made some big passes when we needed them and we were happy to have him back,@quot said Welch. Matthews, Pettis, Austin and Rich led the defensive charge and Morton and Cam Macneil both had interceptions. Sanborn, which had lost to Monadnock in the regular season, now advances to the Division 2 semi-finals next saturday against Plymouth.


Game Statistics:

First Quarter

S - Mike Rich 31 psss from John Morris (kick failed)

Second Quarter

S - Mike Rich 57 run (Jackson Morton kick)

Fourth Quarter

S - Safety, Nick Pettis tackled back in end zone

S - Jackson Morton 24 FG



SANBORN LEADERS

RUSHING: Zach Matthews 21-103, Mike Rich 9-61, Zach Tessier 1-0, John Morris 3-0

PASSING: Morris 7-15-0, 186

RECEIVING: Rich 5-107, Ty Austin 1-83, Tessier 1-(-4)

Sanborn 6 7 0 5 18
Monadnock 0 9 0 0 9


Eagle Tribune
11-1-13

Windham pulls away from Sanborn, 46-7

Windham - Faced with a scoreless deadlock after one quarter, Windham erupted for 27 points in the second quarter on its way to a 46-7 victory over Sanborn. The Jaguars (8-1) unleashed its lethat running game and threw in some key passes in the rout. Sanborn (5-4) didn't score until the fourth quarter when Zach Matthews ran it in from the nine yard line. Both teams will be in the Division 2 playoffs next week. Windham will host Trinity and Sanborn will travel to Monadnock.

Sanborn 0 0 0 7 7
Windham 0 27 12 7 46

Game Statistics:

Second Quarter

W: 7:11 Kurtis Jolicoeur 6 yard run Anthony Gallo kick 7-0
W: 5:32 Kurtis Jolicoeur 8 yard run kick no good 13-0
W: 4:24 Kellin Bail INT for TD 30 yards 2 point conversion good Gui Gauthier 3 yard run 21-0
W: .02 Brendan McInnis 58 yard run 2 point conversion no good 27-0

Third Quarter

W: 11:44 Kurtis Jolicoeur 68 yard run 2 point conversion no good 33-0
W: 6:14 Kellin Bail pass from McInnis 24 yards 2 point conversion no good 39-7

Fourth Quarter

S: Zach Matthews 9 run (Jackson Morton kick)

W: 4:49 Matt Shea 11 yard run Gallo kick good 46-7



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S - Zach Matthews 14-91, Mike Rich 15-55, Sean kane 4-12, Christian Ehlers 2-15, Zach Tessier 4-4, Kyle Olso 1-(-2), Dylan Thompsomn 3-(-11); Windham: Kellin Bail 4/17, Kurtis Jolicoeur 8/113 3 TDs, Shane Lafond 3/16, Gui Gauthier 5/27, Brendan McInnis 6/109 1 TD, Troy Peters 1/8
Matt Shea 1/11 1 TD, Andrew Hume 7/75

PASSING: S - Dylan Thompson 1-4-2, 10; Windham: Brendan McInnis 4/8/56 1 INT

RECEIVING: S - Matthews 1-10; Windham: Kellin Bail 2/29 1 TD, Kurtis Jolicoeur 1/9, Shane Lafond 1/18

Sanborn Clinches First-Ever Playoff Bert

Saturday, October, 26 By Dan Hogan Eagle Tribune Staff writer

Kingston - For the first time in program history, the Sanborn Indians have punched their ticket to the postseason. It was a sweet senior day for Sanborn and its fans yesterday as the Indians defeated Kingswood Regional 28-14 to clinch a spot in the newly realigned New Hampshire Division 2 playoffs. This marks the first time in the program's history that it has achieved trip the playoffs. Sanborn began playing varsity football in 2008.

These guys have worked hard all season and it's starting to pay off, said Sanborn head coach John Welch.

Led by budding star Mike Rich, Sanborn's rushing attack carried them throughout the game. Rich tallied season highs in carries (19), yards (170) and total touchdowns (3). It was just the second time this season that Rich has led Sanborn in carries. It feels good, said Rich. I can't do anything without my guys in front of me. They do all the work for me - they block for me. They work hard every day. Rich scored all three of Sanborn's first half touchdowns. He scored from 1 yard out late in the first quarter and then again on a 40-yard scamper in the second quarter. Quarterback John Morris got Rich involved in the passing game as well, as Rich hauled in two passes for 9 yards - including a 6-yard touchdown in the final minute of the first half. Aside from a touchdown drive late in the first quarter and a garbage time touchdown in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter, Kingswood's offense could get nothing going against an aggressive Sanborn defense. Sanborn racked up three takeaways on the afternoon, including interceptions by junior Zach Matthews and senior Jackson Morton. Sanborn has one game remaining on their regular season schedule - next weekend at Windham in the Jaguar's first night game in school history. Welch said his team isn't looking forward to the playoffs just yet. Windham is our next task and we're just focused on them right now, said Welch.

Game Statistics:

First Quarter

S - Mike Rich 1 run (Jackson Morton kick), 4:58

Second Quarter

S - Rich 22 run (Morton kick), 9:11

S - Rich 6 pass from John Morris (Morton kick), :34

Fourth Quarter

S - Ty Austin 22 pass from Morris (Morton Kick), 8:01

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: (42-244) Mike Rich 19-170-2, Zach Matthews 12-59, Zachary Tessier 4-14, Sean Kane 4-2, Kyle Olsen 2-0, Michael D'Amelio 1-(-1)

PASSING: John Morris 6-9-1, 76

RECEIVING: Ty Austin 3-47-1, Rich 2-9-1, Matthews 1-20


Morris Throws Sanborn To Win
Eagle Tribune 10/20/13

John Morris connected on 8 of his 12 passes, including two touchdowns, to lead Sanborn to a 20-10 victory over Kearsarge. @quot Morris did a great job directing our offense tonight,@quot said John Welch. @quot He made some key throws when we needed them.@quot Morris opened the scoring with a 61-yard TD pass to Jackson Morton in the first quarter. He then closed out the scoring with a 10-yard pass to Mike Rich. Morris finished with 180 yards passing, 81 to Morton, his favorite target. Zach Matthews added the other Indian touchdown, a 21-yard run, and finished with 100 yards rushing on 13 carries. He also paced the Sanborn defense.

Game Statistics:

First Quarter

S - Jackson Morton 61 pass from John Morris (kick failed)

Second Quarter

S - Zach Matthews 21 run (Morton kick)

Third Quarter

S - Mike Rich 10 pass from Morris (Morton kick)


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S - Zach Matthews 13-100, Zach Tessier 5-11, Mike Rich 6-14, Mike D'Amelio 2-12, Morris 3-(-11)

PASSING: S - Morris 8-12-1, 180

RECEIVING: S - Ty Austin 3-65, Rich 3-34, Jackson Morton 2-81


Sanborn Struggles vs. Tough Merrimack Valley

10-12-13 Eagle Tribune
Mike Rich had a sweet 41-yard touchdown run but sanborn lost 28-7 to Merrimack Valley. Rich rushed for 57 yards while also catching 1 pass for 24 yards. Sanborn teammate Zach Matthews rushed 14 times for 77 yards. Matthews caught three passes for 43 yards. Ty Austin had two catches for 16 yards. Merrmack Valley (5-1) took a 7-0 lead in the first and entered halftime ahead 14-7 over Sanborn (3-3). It tacked on 14 more points in the fourth quarter.

Sanborn Forces 7 Turnovers In Romp
Oct. 6, 2013
Eagle Tribune

Kingston,NH. - Sanborn forced 7 turnovers and eight ballcarriers gained 311 yards on 41 carries in a 45-0 shutout of ConVal. Coach John Welch said his defensive coaches, Matt Stemska, Tony King and Colin McQueen, had their charges fired up. Defensive end Nick Pettis recovered two fumbles, Ty Austin had two interceptions, Zach Matthews had a interception and Jackson Morton and Tyler Van Amburgh recovered a fumble. Zach Tessier and Mick Rich each scored twice as teh indians improved to 3-2.

First Quarter

Zack Tessier 74 run, Jackson Morton kick

Second Quarter

Mike Rich 16 run, kick fail
Morton 12 pass from John Morris, Morton kick
Rich 12 pass from Morris, kick fail
Tessier 33 run, kick fail
Rich 65 punt return, Morton kick

Fourth Quarter

Tristian Leak 1 run, rush fail

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: Tessier 2-107, Rich 6-45, Zach Matthews 4-40, Sean Kane 8-39, Shawn Gowans 6-35, Kyle Olsen 3-20, Leak 7-15, Dylan Thompson 3-12, Justin Winster 2-(-2)

PASSING: Morris 3-6, 32 yards, 0 int

RECEIVING: Rich 2-20, Morton 1-12


Sanborn Loses To Monadnock
August 27, 2013
Eagle Tribune

Monadnock, NH. - John Morris completed 8 of 16 passes for 125 yards but Sanborn lost 27-19 to Monadnock. Morris did throw for one interception. Zach Matthews rushed 13 times for 76 yards Mike Rich caught three passes for 73 yards, Ty Austin caught three passes for 37 yards and Zach Matthews had two catches for 15 yards. The game was tied 7-7 after the first quarter and Monadnock had a 14-7 edge at halftime. Sanborn trailed by just one point entering the fourth.

Game Statistics:
First Quarter

S - Zach Matthews 8 run, (Jackson Morton kick)

Third Quarter

S - Mike Rich 21 from John Morris (kick failed) , time

Fourth Quarter

S - Rich 27 from Morris (kick failed)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: Zach Matthews 13-76, Zack Tessier 2-0, Mike Rich 5-10, Kyle Olsen 2-(-1), John Morris 1-(-6)

PASSING: Morris 8-16-1, 125 yards

RECEIVING: Rich 3-73, Ty Austin 3-37, Matthews 2-15


Sanborn Loses Despite Rich Effort
August 28,m 2013

Swanzey, NH - Mike Rich caught three passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns, but Sanborn lost 27-19 to Monadnock. John Morris completed 8 of 16 passes for 125 yards and the two scores. The game was tied 7-7 after the first quarter. Monadnock had a 14-7 edge at halftime and Sanborn trailed by just 1 point entering the fourth quarter after Rich caught a 27-yard TD pass from Morris. Rich also had a 21-yard TD reception in the third quarter. But Monadnock put the game away in the fourth quarter, scoring two touchdowns. Zach Matthews rushed 13 times for 76 yards as the Indians dropped to 2-2. Ty Austin caught three passes for 37 yards and Matthews hauled in two catches for 15 yards.

Sanborn dominates Pembroke
Sept. 22, 2013
Eagle Tribune

Kingston - Sanborn dominated on both sides of the ball yesterday afternoon in a 48-19 thrashing of Pembroke. With 28 points in the second quarter, the Indians (2-1) rolled to a 42-7 halftime lead and coasted in the second half. On a day when a number of Indians contributed, Mike Rich was the man of the day, scoring three touchdowns from scrimmage in the first half, finishing with 100yards on just 13 carries, and returning a second half kickoff 75 yards. Zach Tessier added 71 yards on the ground and Kyle Olsen and Zach Matthews chipped in with 44 and 42 respectively as Sanborn Rushed for 291 yards.
@quot The entire offensive line did a good job opening holes, @quot said Sanborn coach John Welch. Moreover, quarterback John Morris was a perfect 3-3 through the air with two touchdowns, one a 66-yard strike to Ty Austin. Defensivily, Nick Pettis(Defensive End) and Zach Mattrews(outside linebacker) had outstanding games and Tessier had two fumble recoveries. Olsen also recovered a fumble. @quot Overall, it was just a great team effort, @quot, said Welch.

First Quarter

S - Mike 14 run (jackson Morton kick)

S - Zach Tessier 64 run (Morton kick)

Second Quarter

S - Zah Tessier 3 pass John Morris (Morton kick)

S - Rich 39 run (Morton kick)

S - Ty Austin 66 pass from Morris (Morton kick)

S - Rich 2 run (Morton kick)

Third Quarter

S - Rich 75 kickoff return (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

Team - scoring play, time

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S (38-291) - John Rich 13-100, Kyle Olsen 6-44, Zach Matthews 7-42, Zach Tessier 6-71, Sean kane 4-22, Shawn Gowans 2-12

PASSING: S - John Morris 3-3-0, 83

RECEIVING: S - Matthews 1-14, Ty Austin 1-66, Tessier 1-3


Sanborn Can't Hold Lead, Falls To Milford
9/8/13 Eagle Tribune

Kingston - Sanborn started fast and held a lead a halftime but couldn't hold on yesterday, droping a 48-23 decission to a strong Milford club. Zach Matthews began the scoring for the Indians with a 9-yard run in the first quarter and touchdowns by Ty Austin on a 51-yard pass from John Morris and a 5-yard run by Mike D'Amelio gave Sanborn a 20-14 halftime lead.
But Milford's talented skill position players took over in the second half, scoring once on a long punt return, and the Sanborn offense failed to find the end zone again.
Jackson Morton's 36-yard field goal was the only scoring in the second half. Nick Pettis and Matt Furtado played well on the offensive line for the Indians and Morris wound up completing 5 of 10 passes for 89 yards.

First Quarter

Team - Zach Matthews 9 run (kick failed)

Second Quarter

Team - Ty Austin 51 pass from John Morris (Jackson Morton kick)

S - Mike D'Amelio 5 run (Morton kick)

Third Quarter

Team - Morton 36 FG


Sanborn improves to 4-4

Eagle Tribune 10-20/12

BOW - Don't look now, but Sanborn is 4-4 with a realistic chance of enjoying its first wiining season. The Indians moved into that position by relying ion its defense, along with a punishing ground game, to defeat Bow 19-3. @quot Our defense is playing well and the kids are excited,@quot said Sanborn coach John Welch. @quot Our kids have come together since we played Monadnock and they're hitting hard.@quot Mike Rich led the rushing attack with 74 yards on 16 carries and Brendan Hamilton scored twice on short dives for Sanborn, which scored in each of the first three quarters. Dustin Forbes also scored on a 4-yard run. @quot Mike Rich ran the ball really well and the entire offensive line played well,@quot said Welch. But the real story was the defense, which held Bow to 158 yards rushing and was opportunistic with two interceptions and two fumbles. Defensive backs Rich and Jackson Forbes had the interceptions while Zach Matthews and Jon Scheidegger recovered the fumbles. Scheidegger was a monster from his defensive end spot, applying pressure all afternoon, recording double digit tackles and deflecting three passes. Mike Furtado was also a force on the front wall.

Game Statistics:

First Quarter

S - Brendan Hamilton 3 run (kick failed)

Second Quarter

S - Dustin Forbes 4 run (run failed)

Third Quarter

S - Hamilton 1 run (Jackson Morton kick)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S (47-168) - Danny Widola 14-62, Mike Rich 16-74, Brendan Hamilton 8-16, Dustin Forbes 2-12, Zach Matthews 4-11, Kyle Seale 3-(-9), Jake Mann 3-(-8); B - (50-158)

PASSING: S - Seale 4-7-3, 62

RECEIVING: S - Rich 1-27, Jake Gowans 1-14, Hamilton 1-12, Jon Scheidegger 1-9





10-14-2012 Eagke Tribune by Chuck Frye

Streaking Monadnock Rips Sanborn, Top-rated Division 5 team wins its fifth straight.

Kingston, NH. - Monadnock certainly didn't need any help. Playing like a team that belonged at the top of the division 5 standings, the Huskies played physically on both sides of the ball yesrerday. It only made matters worse that Sanborn Suffered eight fumbles, losing three, while struggling for offensive continuity during the 37-7 defeat. The Indians (now 3-4) battled on defense behind linbackers Zack Matthrews and Hunter Wagner along with lineman Nick Pettis, matching Monadnock's brawn. But turnovers and poor field position created by errant snaps in the shotgun put Sanborn behind the eight-ball. @quot Physically, we played a really good game, @quot : Said Sanborn Head Coach John Welch. @quot We were tough but that's a really good team over there (in 5-1 Monadnock.) We need to execute a lttle better at times.@quot Behind Drew Bolewski (118 yards and two touchdowns), Dylan Lane (81 yards and a TD) and Dylan Bell (63 yards and 1 TD), Monadnock pounded out 323 yards of offense, all on the ground. Sanborn's only touchdown came with wide receiver Jackson Morton took a second quarter pitchout going to his right and lofted a perfect pass to running back Mike Rich for a 35-yard scoring connection. Momentuim changer: After Morton's TD throw, which cut Monadnock's advantage to 18-7, junior Kevin Augusta spun a perfect onside kcik that was recovered cleanly by teammate Brendan Hamilton at the Huskies 46. With an opportunity to close within a score, Sanborn instead lost yardage on third-and-short then funbled the ball over to Monadnock on forth down. Opportunities were there: Sanborn had its chances drinving into Monadnock territory on three of its second-half possesions. The deepest to the Huskies 27. All three drives ended on downs. Defining the Division: With the Playoff picture essentially settled, what does Sanborn do now? @quotWe're taking it one game at a time,@quot said Welch. @quot Our goal now is to get ready for Bow starting tomorrow.

10-7-2012
Sanborn Grinds Past Interlakes

Moultonborough - Sanborn spotted Interlakes a touchdown in the first quarter and then held tough while controlling the game with a strong russing attaack to prevail with a 21-7 victory yesterday afternoon. The win lifts the Indians to 3-3 under First-year coach John Welch, already one more victory then last year. Justin Forbes scored all three TD's for Sanborn, on runs of 1, 12, and 1 yards in each of the last three quarters and finished with 88 yards rushing. Dan Wydola gained 99 yards on 19 carries as the Indians rushed for 265 yards. @quot Offensively we executed really well,@quot Said Welch. @quotWe stressed that during the week and the offensive line clicked.@quot On Defense, Jackson Morton stood out ast safety. Wydola bad a strong game at linebacker and Nick Pettis was a force up front and also had a key fumble recovery. Sanborn returns home next saturday against rugged monadnock.

9-29-2012
Sanborn Blanked by Somersworth

Kingston, NH. - Sanborn fell behind by 15 points in the first quarter and could recover in a 37-0 loss to Somersworth, yesterday afternoon. Dustin Forbes (37 yards) and Kyle Seale (35) combined for 72 of Sanborn's 104 rushing yards. Seale Completed two passes for a combined 27 yards. The indians (2-3) travel to Interlakes next Saturday game time is set for noon. Buy may be later.

9-23-2012
Sanborn Defense Tosses a Shutout

Kingston - Brendan Hamilton's second-quarter TD run capped off the games longest drive and gave Sanborn a thrilling 7-0 win at Epping. With Hamilton's run being the only offenseive-scoring for the game, the indians relied on its stellar defense to secure the win. @quot It was an overall unbelievable team defensive efford,@quot said first year coach John Welch. @quot We were definsive tonight and came up with the big plays when needed.@quot The defense was never better then the games final moments when it stopped Epping on a 4th and five from the indian eight. Defensive En Brad Wagner had a fine game, recording a pair of backfield losses. Jon Schiedegger also played well on the defensive side of the ball. Both offensives were limited during the game, but sanborn made the most of its opportunity in the second quarter, going 60 yards on 12 plays, culminating with Hmailton's one-yarder. Mike Rich had the big play of the drive, when he gained 25 yards on a toss sweep. Rich had 80 of Sanborn's 99 rushing yards. Quarterback Kyle Seale kept the ball on the ground for 36 of Sanborn's 42 snaps from scrimmage. @quot Kyle did a good job makingsure that the offense executed on that (touchdown) drive., said Welch. Sanborn Hosts Somersworth on Saturday(3 pm).

Sanborn Bows to Stevens
Sept. 8, 2012 by Eagle Tribune

Claremont - A stout defensive efford adna a forth quarter touchdown weren't enough for Sanborn, which dropped a 12-6 decision to Stevens. Trailing 10-0, the Indians (1-1) got their lone score on anifty 49-yard play from Kyle Seale to Jon Scheindegger. Seale completed 4 of 7 passes for 79 yards, 71 of which wne to Scheindegger. Dan Wydola paced Sanborn running the ball with 36 yards in eight carriesw, Jackson Morton led the defense.

@quot We had a good efford and the defense played very well,@quot, said sanborn coach John Welch.@quot


September 2, 2012

Sanborn wins home opener

Sanborn cashes in against Pelham for program's first opening-day victory

By Chuck Frye sports@eagletribune.com

KINGSTON – Make sure to spell the winning team's name SANBORN, because it capitalized on almost every opportunity yesterday.

When Pelham left the door open, ever so slightly, the host Indians surged through it. Especially during two crucial plays late in the first half, Sanborn came through to turn a potential tie game into a two-touchdown advantage. Riding the momentum into a fast second-half start, the Indians rolled to an eventual 27-12 victory.

It was the Indians' first opening-day victory since the program was revived back in 2008. The game's defining moment came in the last minute of the first half. With Sanborn holding a slim 14-6 advantage, the Pythons moved to the Indian 27-yard line behind a 12-yard keeper by quarterback Joseph Slattery and determined running from fullback Leo Moro (64 yards, two touchdowns). But on a first-down play, junior Daniel Wydola sniffed out a Pelham pass play, stepped in front of receiver Chris Medeiros to snag the ball and return it 41 yards to the Python 42.

With only 14.9 seconds left, Sanborn had one good shot and QB Kyle Seale took advantage. Fearlessly throwing into double coverage, Seale's perfect toss sailed just over defender Medeiros' fingertips and into Brendan Hamilton's arms at the 15, and the senior sprinted to the end zone for the momentum-changing touchdown. I had no clue (I was going to pass as well as I did), said Seale, who had a nice 23-yard touch throw in the first quarter to Jon Scheidegger for Sanborn's first score. I just knew I was going to come out pumping on all cylinders, trying as hard as I can. We're a team and we go at everything 100 percent.

From there, speedy running back Mike Rich took advantage of strong blocking to turn a negative into a game-winning positive. After Python punter Kevin Cheam rolled a kick out of bounds at the Sanborn 2, the Indians called on the junior and he delivered. Getting the call off the right side, Rich read Hamilton's block well, cut behind him and into the clear. Outsprinting Pelham's safety, Rich (15 carries for 205 yards) covered the distance in just 11 seconds for his second, and deciding, touchdown of the game midway through the third quarter. Speaking of the score, a humble Rich said, My vision has to get better and better every day. The linemen will open the hole for me, and I've just got to find it. Being in a new offensive system (the wing-T after running the spread last season), it takes time like anything, and they're starting to get a feel for it, said Sanborn head coach John Welch.

They're working hard each and every day they're improving and that's all you can ask for from your players. Pelham struggled offensively, suffering three turnovers while seeing standout running back Kevin Cheam (72 total yards) heavily blanketed and losing starting running back Kevin DeAngelo to an ankle injury. We're still getting used to the offense, said Python head coach Ryan Clark. We're going to go through some growing pains, but we'll get better every week. Hopefully, we'll use this game as a learning experience.

Sanborn 27, Pelham 12

Pelham (0-1): 0660 - 12

Sanborn (1-0): 71370 - 27

First Quarter

S - Jon Scheidegger 23 pass from Kyle Seale (Jackson Morton kick), 1:39

Second Quarter

P - Leo Moro 2 run (pass failed), 6:36 S - Mike Rich 48 run (Morton kick), 5:41 S - Brendan Hamilton 42 pass from Seale (kick failed), 0:08

Third Quarter

S - Rich 98 run (Morton kick), 6:08 P - Moro 1 run (run failed), 0:44

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING:P (46-135) - Leo Moro 13-64, Chris Medeiros 7-32, Kevin Cheam 8-17, Brad Kamal 3-14, Chris Benjamin 1-10, Kevin DeAngelo 4-8, Brice Brown 1-(-1), Joseph Slattery 9-(-9); S (41-250)

- Mike Rich 15-207, Brendan Hamilton 9-30, Kyle Olson 2-6, Daniel Wydola 5-5, Dustin Forbes 1-2, Jake Mann 1-1, Zach Tessier 2-1, Kyle Seale 4-0, John Morris 2-(-2)

PASSING : P - Slattery 12-19-2, 84; S - Seale 4-6-1, 68

RECEIVING : P - Cheam 8-55, Zach Conway 1-13, Benjamin 1-8, Medeiros 1-8, Moro 1-3; S - Hamilton 2-47, Jon Schei

Degger 1-23, Rich 2-(-2)


Morris, Sanborn close out in style


Oct. 29, 2011

BOW In his final high school game, Ryan Morris closed out Sanborn's season with a bang.

The senior quarterback threw for a whopping 326 yards and four touchdowns and added a team-high 82 yards rushing as the Indians snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over Bow.

@quot It was a very exciting game,@quot said Sanborn coach Mike Drouin. @quot Their playoff hopes were alive, so it was fun to spoil that and it's a great building block for next season.@quot

Those 326 yards shattered Morris' own record for passing yards in a game (222) for an Indian since the program's ressurection four years ago, according to Sanborn stat keeper Jacob Miller. Morris set the record just last week.

@quot Morris had another fantastic game,@quot said Drouin. @quot His combination of passing and running was great.@quot

Of Morris's four touchdowns, two were to Glen Smith, who finished the day with five catches for 106 yards. Dylan Spence caught six passes for 81 yards, and had a huge game at safety.

Also for the Indian defense, Nick Carson made a crucial sack and Nick Pettis was a force on the line.
Game Statistics:

First Quarter

S Glen Smith 11 run (kick failed)

Second Quarter

S Jacon Mortin 19 pass from Ryan Morris (Smith kick)

S Ben McCleary 7 pass from Morris (Smith kick)

Third Quarter

S Glen Smith 40 pass from Morris (Dylan Spence run)

S McCleary safety tackle in end zone on kickoff

Fourth Quarter



S Smith 25 pass from Morris (Smith kick)



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S Ryan Morris 12-82, Glen Smith 10-48, Dylan Spence 2-11, Ben McCleary 2-(-11)

PASSING: S Morris 17-31-0, 326, Spence 0-1-0

RECEIVING: S Smith 5-106, Spence 6-81, McCleary 3-60, Zach Tessier 2-60, Jackson Mortin 1-19


Morris sets record, but Sanborn falls

Oct. 22, 2011

KINGSTON Ryan Morris set a trio of school passing records, including 222 yards through the air as Sanborn hung tough with Kearsarge before falling 51-36 yesterday.

Ryan Morris had another great game, said Indians coach Mike Drouin. He was great, and the team played very well.

Along with the 222 passing yards, Morris also set new marks for completions (23) and attempts (38) in a single game in the four years since the rebirth of the program, according to Sanborn stat keeper Jacob Miller.

Morris also threw a pair of touchdowns, and rushed 14 times for 76 yards and another score.

He had a pair of favorite targets in Dylan Spence and Michael Rich. Spence caught 10 passes for 96 yards and a 14-yard score while Rich grabbed seven passes for 92 yards and a 16-yard touchdown.

Spence also caused a pair of fumbles, recovering one for a 35-yard score and Daniel Wydola added a fumble recovery.

Dylan was all over the field making catches and Glen Smith played a very good game, said Drouin. It was a very close game for most of the day, and the lopsided score doesn’t indicate it.

Glen Smith added another piece of history, kicking the first field goal in the since the program was reactivated.
Game Statistics:

First Quarter

S Glen Smith 1 run (Smith kick)

S Smith 28 field goal

Second Quarter



S Michael Rich 16 pass from Ryan Morris (Smith kick)

S Morris 4 run (kick failed)

Third Quarter

S Dylan Spence 35 fumble return (Smith kick)

Fourth Quarter

S Spence 14 pass from Morris (kick failed)



INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S Morris 14-76, Glen Smith 8-14, Dylan Spence 1-(-2)

PASSING: S Morris 23-38-0, 222

RECEIVING: S Spence 10-96, Michael Rich 7-92, Jackson Morton 1-10, Ben McCleary 1-7, Glen Smith 4-17

Depleted Sanborn fades against Fall Mountain


Saturday, October, 08, 2011 By Chuck Frye
Staff writer

KINGSTON, N.H. Fall Mountain may have only dressed 24 players for yesterday's game, but it was host Sanborn that was undermanned.

Without its top two quarterbacks going into the action, the Indians simply ran out of options offensively. Those limitations meant that Sanborn just couldn't sustain drives. Understandably, the defense tired out and once Wildcat quarterback Kaian Wilkes had some time to work through his passing progressions, he took full advantage in a second-half explosion that created a 28-7 victory.

@quot Our offense was fine until we lost our starting quarterback and our second quarterback,@quot Indian head coach Mike Drouin said. @quot Before (starter) Ryan (Morris) was out, we were scoring 28 points per game.

@quot He's our go-to guy,@quot Drouin said. @quot Ryan has just as many running yards as he does passing yards. He can run the option, the zone keep ... it opens up our whole playbook. But with (these injuries), our playbook is limited.@quot

Senior Glen Smith and sophomore Zack Tessier split time at quarterback, but Fall Mountain loaded up the box and forced the Indians to pass. The idea failed once when receiver-turned-running back Dylan Spence hit Mike Rich on a perfect halfback option pass for a 37-yard touchdown and a 7-0 second-quarter lead, but not much afterward.

@quot They had a good game plan,@quot Drouin said. @quot Stop the run and make us throw with a kid (Smith) who's really a running back.@quot

Smith did his best, hitting on half of his 12 passes, but he also was pressured into a pair of interceptions as well as a sack and fumble that led to a 20-yard loss.

From there, Wilkes went to work, turning the two second-half turnovers into touchdowns as part of an impressive, 13 of 17 air effort that rolled up 223 yards and four TDs.

@quot It really helps that I've been starting since I was a sophomore,@quot the senior said. @quot I definitely know all the plays, we have great receivers that run great routes, and the line picked up and blocked anybody we needed them to.@quot

Despite losing target Caleb Kelcey to a broken bone in his hand, Wilkes synced up with classmate Tyler Gendron for seven completions, 159 yards and three TDs.

@quot I feel bad throwing (to Caleb) in the middle where we was vulnerable, but we have a few strong subs that know what they're doing,@quot Wilkes said.

For the Indians (1-5), Spence was a two-way force as he also rushed for 63 yards while adding seven tackles on defense.

@quot He's our catalyst back there,@quot Drouin said. @quot He gets the defense going with a big hit and we usually feed off of it.@quot

Unfortunately, the cupboard was bare on the offensive side, something that could change next weekend as Morris is expected to return.

@quot Fall Mountain is a tough, physical team,@quot Drouin concluded. @quot They're better than their record (now 2-4). We came out flat and when it came down to making plays, we didn't and they did.@quot
Game Statistics:

Second Quarter

S Mike Rich 37 pass from Dylan Spence (Glen Smith kick), 9:08

FM Tyler Gendron 7 pass from Kaian Wilkes (Ryan Bentley kick), 1:14

Third Quarter

FM Gendron 55 pass from Wilkes (Bentley kick), 1:32

Fourth Quarter

FM Zach Fetzer 19 pass from Wilkes (Bentley kick), 6:43

FM Gendron 49 pass from Wilkes (Bentley kick), 4:16

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: FM (36-145) Kaian Wilkes 7-40, Clay Gendron 11-38, Nello Fico 10-35, Zach Fetzer 8-32; S (29-54) Dylan Spence 19-63, Zack Tessier 1-2, John Morris 1-(-5), Glen Smith 8-(-6)

PASSING: FM Wilkes 13-17-0, 223; S (7-13-2, 88) Smith 6-12-2, 51; Spence 1-1-0, 37

RECEIVING: FM Tyler Gendron 7-159, Fico 2-14, Fetzer 1-19; S Ben McClary 3-9, Spence 2-12, Mike Rich 1-37, Tessier 1-30

St. Thomas quick strikes past Sanborn


Saturday, October, 01, 2011 By Jeff Hamrick

KINGSTON In the future, Sanborn officials might not want to schedule the state’s best team as the Indians’ homecoming opponent.

Last night, in front of a large partisan crowd who braved the drizzling rain, the Indians were unable to figure out Division V frontrunner St. Thomas Aquinas and dropped a 52-0 decision to the visiting Saints.

Sanborn (1-4) was forced to play without starting senior quarterback Ryan Morris, who injured his shoulder in last week’s loss at Stevens. Instead running back Glen Smith took the snaps and wide receiver Dylan Spence took over the running load.

Our starting quarterback was banged up and our No. 2 (junior Kyle Seale) sliced a tendon in his finger last week, so he was unable to go, too, Drouin said. And we just didn’t feel comfortable going with (sophomore John Morris) at this point, so we scrambled with our offense. Actually, I thought our offense really played well against this real good team.

Although the Indians were unable to mount a scoring threat, the replacements fared well as Spence finished with 138 yards on 25 carries. Smith, meanwhile, completed each of his first four passes, but neither were able to sustain enough offense to avert the shutout.

This was my first time ever (in the backfield), Spence said. I was nervous going into the game, but I knew my linemen would hold up, and I had confidence in my teammates. It’s really all on them.

The Indians did reach the St. Thomas 27 early in the second, but a bad snap one of three that resulted in 55 lost yards snuffed that possession. The only other time Sanborn moved inside the St. Thomas 40, the Indians turned over the ball with an interception.

St. Thomas (5-0) didn’t have any such problems. Despite three bad snaps that resulted in 74 lost yards, the Saints piled up 290 rushing yards. Ryan Monette did the bulk of the work, racking up 254 yards on only 12 carries for an average of 21.2 yards per attempt. Two of his three touchdowns came on runs of 99 and 73 yards. Scott Munroe completed only six passes, but they went for 163 yards and included touchdown strikes of 71 and 41 yards.

None of the Saints first six scoring drives lasted longer than 2:05 and four were for 45 seconds or quicker.

Our defensive woes continue, Drouin said. (The Saints) are a good team, but we’re not there. We have to get better defensively and stop people.


Game Statistics:

First Quarter

ST — FG Haydenb Middleton 38, 8:26

ST — Tyler Buckley 41 pass from Scott Munroe (Middleton kick), 1:03

Second Quarter

ST — Ryan Monette 99 run (Middleton kick), 6:38

ST — Buckley 71 pass from Munroe (Middleton kick), 1:26

Third Quarter

ST — Monette 73 run (Middleton kick), 11:24

ST — Monette 10 run (Middleton kick), 6:08

Fourth Quarter

ST — David Rogers 1 run (Middleton kick), 11:43

ST — Jake Geppert 17 run (Middleton kick), 8:56

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: ST (31-292) — Monette 12-254, Rogers 5-32, Buckley 1-54, Geppert 7-31, Andy Johnson 1-1, Munroe 2-(-8), Team 3-(-74); San (48-115) — Dylan Spence 25-138, Glen Smith 12-30, Joe Wrenn 6-7, Zack Matthews 1-4, John Morris 1-(-9), Team 3-(-55)

PASSING: ST — Munroe 6-13-0, 163 yards; San — Smith 4-5-1, 42

RECEIVING: ST — Rogers 3-46, Buckley 2-112, Monette 1-5; San — Ben McClary 3-17. Zach Tessier 1-25

Sanborn stumbles in season-ending loss

Saturday, October, 30 By Chuck Frye
Staff writer

KINGSTON — Yesterday against Bow in its season finale, Sanborn took a step backwards.

Five minutes into action, Bow's all-star running back Alex Foley was knocked out of the game after a face mask penalty. Sanborn also forced four Falcon turnovers assavvypass coverageled by Dylan Spence (two interceptions) and Ryan Manasian (a diving first-quarter pick) shut down Bow's passing game. Defensive end Seth Sherman added a fumble recovery to the list, and solid work on the kick return game gave the hosts strong field position.

Opportunities were plentiful, but the Indians couldn't take advantage. Each possession created bythe defensesaw Sanborn's offenseturn it back over asthe hosts suffered five giveaways and gave the ball back on downs four other times.

But, most importantly, the Indians couldn't find a consistant replacement for injured running back Glen Smith. Bow, on the other hand, had two answers for Foley in tailback Anders Hanson (101 yards) and wingback Erik Michaud (89 yards along with two pass interceptions defensively) as the Falcons cruised to a 21-0 victory.

@quot Definitely when you lose one of your better players, your offense is going to struggle,@quot Sanborn head coach Mike Drouin said. @quotWe just don't have that killer instinct. We don't have the drive, the desire. We've got to get tougher, we've got to get better, we've got to get back to work.

@quot It's almost like the kids don't believe in themselves,@quot Drouin continued. @quot They're almost saying, 'When are the wheels going tofall off the bus,' instead of saying, 'Hey, Let's do this.' It comes with a young team.@quot

The defense did its part to keep Sanborn in the game. Linebacker Manasian was a beast early on with six tackles,while Dylan Howard (team-high 10 tackles) and Dane Seargent (nine tackles) played tough between the tackles. All they yielded was a 1-yard sneak by quarterback Joe Marshall for an 8-0 Bow lead at halftime.

Sanbornlooked to climb closer with an 11-play march sparked by the running of QB Ryan Morris (team-high 53 yards).However, the drive stalled at the Bow 45 to start the fourth quarter andMichaud, tight-roping the left sideline behind the blocking of Matthew Espinoza, toted the ball 88 yards to the house to lock up the victory.

The Indians had one good shot to score. Trailing 21-0 with 6 1/2 minutes left to play, Morris hit a wide-open Billy Wydola for a 36-yard gainas Bow's Jonathan French had a touchdown-saving tackle at the 10. But three plays only drew Sanborn to the 5 and Falcons lineman Riley Johnson swatted down a fourth-down pass to end the possession.

@quot We kind of left the defense out to dry for the whole first half,@quot Drouin concluded. @quot We were lucky to go in down 8-0 at halftime. But we just couldn't get any momentum rolling. It's frustrating, the kids are frustrated and I'm frustrated.@quot

Game Statistics:

Second Quarter

B—Joe Marshall 1 run (Nick Lulka pass from Greg Polish),7:30

Fourth Quarter

B —Erik Michaud 88 punt return (Christian Robinson kick),11:33

B — Marshall 4 run (kick failed), 6:26

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: Bow (53-270) —Anders Hanson 17-101, Erik Michaud 8-89; Sanborn (39-125)— Ryan Morris 16-53, Billy Wydola 15-47, Dylan Howard 5-14, Dylan Spence 3-11

PASSING: Bow — Joe Marshall 0-6-3, 0; Sanborn — Morris 5-16-2, 57

RECEIVING: Sanborn — Wudola 2-37, Spence 1-10, Ben McClary 1-5, Kevin Agusta 1-5


Sanborn Falls To Kearsarge

Eagletribune.com
Oct. 23, 2010

North Sutton - For just the second time this season, an opponnent took th lead on undefeated Kearsarge. But for the eighth time this season, Kearsarge came out on top. Sanborn's Dylan Spence hauled in a 4-yard pass from Ryan Morris early in the first quarter to give the Indians a 7-0 lead. But that advantage was short-lived as Kearsarge rattled off the next 48 points and wona 48-15 decisiion.
Morris was in a throwing mode for most of the night and completed 16 of 39 passes for 192 yards, Spence had nine catches for 110 yards. Billy Wydola scored for sanborn in the forth quarter on a 9-yard run. Sanborn (2-6) hosts Bow next saturday at 1:30pm in the season Finale.

Defense excels, but Sanborn falls short


Eagletribume.com
Saturday, September, 25
By Jeff Hamrick
Staff writer

KINGSTON — It may not have been the result Mike Drouin was hoping for, but the Sanborn coach felt positive following the contest.

“We’ve been in the last couple games,” Drouin said. “We fight to the end. We hit and we don’t quit, but I think right now we don’t believe we can win. I think there’s that little doubt in the backs of our heads that they’re waiting for the wheels to fall off. They just need to believe in themselves.”

Despite an impressive defensive effort, Sanborn fell to Stevens 6-0 yesterday.

A tough defense stymied Stevens (3-1). The Indians held the Cardinals to a measly 14 yards rushing on 36 attempts and 93 yards total offense. The Cardinals, who compiled 53 of those yards on their three-play scoring drive, didn’t pick up a first down until the 4:24 mark of the second quarter and finished the game with six.

Junior defensive end Jeremy Daignault had three sacks for a total of 27 yards and the Indians had 12 tackles for losses, including one for 24 on a bad snap on an attempted punt. Early in the second quarter, Sanborn held the Cardinals to 9 yards and no points on a four-play possession that began at the Sanborn 11.

“I’ve told the guys that hopefully later in the season we’ll be playing fine,” Drouin said. “We’re still in the hunt for that fourth playoff berth. There’s a lot of football left to go. We just have to go out there and win. We have to execute and get back to basics.”

Playing without leading rusher Glen Smith, who suffered a deep thigh bruise in last week’s loss to Somersworth, Sanborn’s offense accumulated 149 yards on 55 plays, with 57 of them coming on a 13-play drive that fizzled at the Stevens 29 early in the second period.

“We just need to get there,” said quarterback Ryan Morris. “We’re right there. We just need to get those extra couple yards, and we need to execute better. If we keep ourselves upbeat, we’ll be OK.”

Game Statistics:


Second Quarter

St — Dylan Tenney 37 pass from Logan Batchelder (kick failed), 1:15


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: St (36-14) — Zach Melcher 6-27, Tenney 3-15, Zach Fitzherbert 9-12, Cam Blewitt 9-7, Batchelder 8-(-23), Team 1-(-24); Sa (37-89) — Dylan Howard 18-41, Billy Wydola 6-24, Ryan Morris 6-15, Dylan Spence 6-5, Ben McClary 1-4

PASSING: St — Batchelder 6-15-1, 79; Sa — Morris 5-18-3, 60

RECEIVING: St — Tenney 2-59, Fitzherbert 1-13, Billy Brooks 1-9, Blewitt 1-1, Melcher 1-(-1); Sa — Spence 3-22, Jackson Morton 1-28, McClary 1-10


Sanborn falls short at Somersworth

Eagletribune.com 09/18/2010

SOMERSWORTH — Sanborn fell just short of winning its second straight game last night, falling to Somersworth 7-2.


Trailing 7-0 late in the fourth quarter, the Indians drove the ball downfield in an attempt to at least tie the game. With two minutes to go, they advanced to the Somersworth 10 and, with a minute remaining, they moved to within the one-yard line before failing to punch it in on fourth down.


With time running out, Somersworth elected to take a safety rather than risking a costly miscue in the closing seconds.


Somersworth scored its touchdown on its first possession of the game when Casey Soucie ran it in from 10 yards out and then kicked the extra point.


Game Statistics:

First Quarter

Som — Casey Soucie 10 run (Soucie kick)

Fourth Quarter

San — Safety


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING:

PASSING:

RECEIVING:


Sanborn shuts down Bishop Brady in big win


Saturday, September, 11 By Chuck Frye
Staff writer

KINGSTON — What a difference a year makes.

After a tentative 2009 campaign,Sanborn knows better what it's doing.Plays are run crisper and more cohesively, the defense is more aggressive and intuitive, and, most importantly, mistakes are shaken off and corrected rather than dwelled upon to negative effect.

Against Division 5 finalist Bishop Brady yesterday, the Indiansdid it all. They cleaned up a penalty-riddled first half, owned the football for 34 of the 48-minute game while shutting down star running back Jamie Ewing,andmaking a huge red-zone stand late in the game for an impressive 21-14 victory.

The win snapsSanborn's 13-game losing streak which includedlast week's setbackto first-year Windham and four shutouts in the five preceding games.

@quotWe're trying to change the whole culture here and the kids have bought into it,@quot Indian head coach Mike Drouin said. @quotThey're giving 110-percent.@quot

Relentless juniorGlenn Smith (82 yards and two touchdownson 22 carries)and active linemen Brent Upton, Nick Carson and Seth Sherman sparked the offense. And the defense rode the hard-hitting of nose guard-linebacker Dan Perault (team-leading six tackles, one for lost yardage) to shackle Ewing to just 36 yards, 136 fewer than the week before in a win against Fall Mountain.

And tying everything together was junior Dylan Spence, who seemed to be involved in every big play.Huge catches of 29 and 24 yards in traffic set up Sanborn's first two TDs. He dove to tip away a sure first-down pass at his own 25, getting Sanborn the ball back on downs, then finallypicked off a Jon Conley toss after the Green Giants closed to within a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

On the 24-yard catch, which put Sanborn on the Bishop Brady 1 with2.3 seconds left in the first half and set up Smith's first TD, Spence @quot split the defense,and when the ball is in the air, I get it.@quot

And on the interception, Spence was assigned to 6-3 sophomore Graham Nyhan but read Conley and sprinted across the field to step in front of reciever Tom Arena and grab the ball. @quot We were in cover 3 and they went backside and I came off my man to go to the play.@quot

Despite the dominance, Bishop Brady stayed in the gamewith big playsafter Indian scores. Nyhan ran back the kickoff after a 13-yard Morris-to-Mike Rich TD toss 75 yards to the end zone. And one play after Smith's second score 57 seconds into the fourth quarter, Conley connected with Arena for a 67-yard touchdown to trail, 21-14.

Mustering one last push, the Green Giants drove 61 yards behind Conley's throwing and running to the Indian 13. Rising up under pressure, defensive back shut a huge hole and stopped Conley at the 7, senior Anthony Fiffick burst through the line for a four-yard sack andSherman stopped Ewing at the 9.

On fourth down, Conley faked a toss to his right and fired a quick pass to a wide-open Arena. As he did all day, Perault reacted well and snagged Arena from behind a half-yard short of the first down marker to clinch the victory.

@quotEvery day is a learning situation,@quot Drouin said. @quotEverything else is falling into place, but the kids have to learn how to win.We dominated (yesterday) but almost let it slip away.@quot

What were they thinking?

After a strong goal-line stand, Bishop Brady had the ball at its own 1-yard line with 1:07 left in the first half in a 7-7 deadlock. But rather than savor the big stop and run out the clock, the Green Giants used two timeouts and went for it on fourth down from their own 25, failing as a pass slid through the receiver's hands with 13 seconds left.

Sanborn responded with Dylan Spence's leaping 24-yard grableading toa 3-yard Glenn Smith touchdown run on the last play of the half.

When asked if he was surprised by the decision,@quot Indian head coach Mike Drouin said, @quot A little bit. I have a lot of respect for that team — they're usually at the top of Division 5 and always in the playoffs. I tip my hat to coach (Greg) Roberts and his staff.@quot

Game Statistics:

First Quarter

S — Mike Rich13 pass from Ryan Morris (Glenn Smith kick),9:28

BB — Graham Nyhan 75 kickoff return (Brett Michaud kick), 9:17

Second Quarter

S —Smith 3 run (kick failed), 0:00

Fourth Quarter

S —Smith 2 run (Ben McClary run),11:03

BB — Tom Arena 67 pass from Jon Conley (Michaud kick), 10:44

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: Bishop Brady (20-75) —Jamie Ewing 10-36, Jon Conley 7-30; Sanborn (44-182)— Glenn Smith 22-82, Ryan Morris 13-50, Dylan Howard 6-28, Dylan Spence 3-22

PASSING: BB —Conley 5-13-1, 120; S— Morris 7-14-0, 93

RECEIVING: BB — Tom Arena 3-82, Graham Nyhan 2-38; S — Spence 4-79, Mike Rich 1-13, Howard 1-4, Ben McClary 1-(-3)


Windham's debut a success

Friday, September, 03 By Dave Dyer
Staff writer


WINDHAM, N.H. — Like many of his Windham High School teammates, junior James Beaulieu dreamed of the Jaguars winning their first-ever varsity football game. But Beaulieu went a step farther. He wanted to score Windham’s first touchdown. “I’ve been thinking about it all summer,” said Beaulieu last night. “It was my goal.” Beaulieu’s dream came true on a misty evening as his 21-yard burst through the line in the second quarter fueled the Jaguars to an impressive 43-23 Division 5 victory in their debut as a varsity team. After scoring, he gave a quick victory jump and exulted in the first of his two touchdowns. “I wanted to do a victory dance but I didn’t want us to get a penalty,” said Beaulieu. “I was pretty happy about it.”


Trailing 7-0 at the time, the touchdown was the first of five straight for Windham, which led 14-7 at halftime and then pulled away with three straight scores in the third quarter. Sanborn took the opening kickoff and methodically marched down the field, taking 16 plays and a whopping 11:31 off the clock. Glenn Smith stood out for the Owls, rushing for 42 yards on eight carries, catching a 12-yard scoring strike from Ryan Morris for the score and then kicking the extra point. “But we always start slow, even in our scrimmages,” said Beaulieu. “We were still confident.”


That confidence was certainly well founded. From that point on, Windham dominated the line of scrimmage and got hard running from Beaulueu (7 carries, 48 yards, two touchdowns), Scott Priestly (12-73, one touchdown), Kevin Cooney (9-47, one touchdown) and Colby Larsen (6-115, two touchdowns). Overall, the Jaguars rushed for 295 yards on the night. “For us to get off the ball like that and run the ball so effectively — that was a really good sign,” said Windham coach Bill Raycraft. “Our backs go full speed and give 100 percent every play. That’s all you can ask for.”


While Windham pretty much dominated the final three quarters, there was one play that turned the game around. Trailing 7-6 in the second quarter and deep in its own territory on a third down, Priestly sent a quick kick downfield. Despite pleas from his coaching staff to leave the ball alone, the Sanborn deep man tried to pounce on the ball. Instead, he fumbled it and Windham recovered. That led to a 25-yard scoring strike from Joe Lorenz to Larsen, providing a halftime advantage and the momentum for the decisive third quarter. “There aren’t too many new programs that can win their first game, so we’re happy about that,” said Raycraft. “Coming in, we just wanted to get a game under our belt to know what we need to work on. We did that.”


For Sanborn, Davis finished with 65 yards rushing on 12 carries and Morris completed 11 of 15 passes for 165 yards. Dylan Spence led in receptions with four for 86 yards, the final one being a 50-yard TD catch in the fourth quarter.

Game Statistics:

First Quarter

S — Glenn Smith 12 pass from Ryan Morris (Smith kick) 0.29

Second Quarter

W — James Beaulieu 21 run (kick failed) 7:53

W — Colby Larsen 25 pass from Joe Lorenz 0.29

Third Quarter

W — Kevin Cooney 3 run (David Bresnahan kick) 10:03

W — James Beaulieu 16 run (kick failed) 4:54

W — Colby Larsen 39 run (Larsen run) 2:49

S — Ryan Morris 1 run (Morris run) 0:08

Fourth Quarter

W — Scott Priestly 2 run (Lorenz run) 6:20

S — Dylan Spence 50 pass from Morris (Morris run) 2:33

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: Windham (43-295): Cjay Diprima 2-4, Kenny Padin 1-(-4), Michael Masone 3-17, Scott Priestly 12-73, James Beaulieu 7-48, Kevin Cooney 9-48, Colby Larsen 6-115, Joe Lorenz 3-(-6); Sanborn (20-96): Ryan Morris 3-4, Glenn Smith 12-65, Dylan Spence 4-24, Dylan Howard 1-3

PASSING: W — Lorenz 1-3-0, 25; S — Morris 11-15-0, 165

RECEIVING: W — Larsen 1-25; S — Ben McClary 3-16, Dylan Spence 4-86, Jackson Martin 2-53, Smith 2-10


Published 10-18-9 Eagletribune.com
Lebanon shuts out Sanborn


KINGSTON — Lebanon used a dominant ground game, and four Chris Barker touchdowns, to defeat Sanborn, 27-0.
Barker ran for 133 yards on 19 carries for Lebanon and paced the Raiders (3-4) to a 19-0 halftime lead. Sanborn (0-7) played solid defense at times but once again had trouble generating consistency on offense. Jordan Johnson led Sanborn with 141 yards rushing on 31 carries.


Sanborn can't stop Bozek, Laconia


LACONIA, N.H. — Winless Sanborn showed some improvement, but powerhouse Laconia proved too tough in a 39-7 decision last night.
Led by Brian Bozek, who rushed for 176 yards and scored three TDs, Laconia (4-1) grabbed a 20-0 halftime lead and led 33-0 entering the fourth quarter.

Sanborn (0-5) was able to move the ball at times, however. Quarterback Ryan Morris completed 11 of 18 passes for 85 yards and Glen Smith rushed for 30 yards and got the Indians on the board with a 2-yard run and an extra-point kick in the final quarter. Dylan Spence caught nine passes for 83 yards for the Indians.


Laconia 39, Sanborn 7

1st2nd 3rd 4thFinal
Sanborn (0-5): 0 0 0 7 7

Laconia (4-1): 12 8 13 639

First Quarter

L — Brian Bozek 3 run (rush failed)

L — Robert Mahoney 21 run (kick failed)

Second Quarter

L — Jake Holmes 26 pass from Zach Corbin (Bozek pass from Corbin)

Third Quarter

L — Bozek 37 interception return (Kyle Behan kick)

L — Bozek 43 run (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

S — Glen Smith 2 run (Smith kick)

L — David Mahoney 50 run (kick failed)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S (33-96) — Billy Wydola 3-5, Smith 11-30, Jordan Johnson 6-29, Ryan Morris 9-14, Dylan Spence 3-5, Danny Richard 1-15; L (36-297) — Bozek 16-176, Holmes 1-8, R.Mahoney 2-25, Ronnie Steele 4-14, Corbin 1-2, D.Mahoney 6-71, Bryan Lanphear 1-1, Tony Havonglasan 2-5, Hunter Briggeman 3-(-5)

PASSING: S — Morris 11-18-0, 85 yards; L — Briggeman 1-2-0, 5 yards, Corbin 2-4-0, 63 yards

RECEIVING: S — Spence 9-83, Dylan Howard 1-5, Chris Daigle 1-(-3); L — Holmes 3-51, Aaron Marchione 1-17


Published: September 27, 2009 12:56 am eagletribune.com

Sanborn falls hard

KINGSTON, N.H. — Sanborn continued to suffer growing pains under new coach Mike Drouin, falling to previously winless Monadnock 48-7. The Indians scored in the first period on an 18-yard run by Ryan Morris and a Glen Smith conversion kick, but could muster very little offense the rest of the way while dropping to 0-4.


Sanborn defense dazzles, offense struggles

By Conor Clancy
Published 9-20-09

KINGSTON — Despite showing major improvements, Sanborn Regional dropped its third straight game to open the season, 6-0, to Merrimack Valley. After giving up 89 points in the first two games of the season, the Indians all but shut down the Pride offense, surrendering only a single touchdown in the second quarter and only 106 total yards on the day. However, the offense continued to struggle, turning the ball over four times inside the red zone. Although his team was on the wrong end of the final score, coach Mike Drouin was proud of the improvement his team has made. @quot I thought the defense played great today, they really came to play,@quot said Drouin. @quotThe offense just really struggled and we just have to keep working at it during the week.@quot

Leading the way for the hard-hitting Sanborn D was sophomore linebacker Glen Smith and sophomore safety Dylan Spence, each of whom laid several big hits on Merrimack Valley runners. Most of the offense was provided by 160-pound junior running back John Francavilla (12 rushes 51 yards), who ran extremely hard between the tackles. Sanborn seemed poised to score several times in the second half but was turned away each time. During the third and into the fourth quarter, Sanborn had the ball inside the 15 yard-line on three straight possession but came away with no points. Sophomore quarterback Ryan Morris (11 for 24, 77 yards, 1 interception) and the Sanborn offense ate up all but two minutes of the third quarter, driving to the 15 before falling a yard short on fourth down. Sanborn's next possession ended the same way with a failed fourth-down attempt despite being given excellent field position on the 10 after a botched Merrimack Valley punt. A final push for the endzone on the next drive halted on the 10 again after Morris was sacked from behind and fumbled. Drouin stayed positive despite the miscues.

@quot Merrimack Valley is a good team and although we didn't get the win, I'm still happy with the way we came back after the last couple weeks. We are a completely different team then we were last Friday.@quot

Merrimack Valley 6, Sanborn 0

Merrimack Valley (2-1, 1-1 Div. 4) — 6

Sanborn (0-3) — 0

Second Quarter

MV — Bryan Briggs 10 run (kick failed), 7:46

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: Sanborn (25-56) — John Francavilla 12-51, Chris Matthews 1-12, Glen Smith 1-6, Dylan Spence 2-(-4), Ryan Morris 9-(-9); MV (32-61) — Bryan Briggs 18-58, Nick Berwick 1-7, Justin Abbott 2-4, Derek Barton 6-(-2), Corey Blaise 5-(-6)

PASSING: Sanborn — Morris 11-24-1, 77; MV — Barton 2-6-0, 45

RECEIVING: Sanborn — Spence 5-37, Chris Daigle 2-19, Billy Wydola 1-14, Matthews 1-12, Dolan Freihofer 1-6, Francavilla 1-(-11); MV — Jon Lynch 1-33, Mike Thistle 1-12


Published: September 06, 2009 01:45 am


Freshman Jozokos (5 TDs) lights up Sanborn

By Chuck Frye
sports@eagletribune.com

KINGSTON — Kingswood Regional head coach Matt Jozokos could sympathize yesterday with his counterpart on the Sanborn sidelines, childhood friend and former Methuen High teammate Mike Drouin. @quot They're kind of in the place I was when I started here three years ago,@quot said Jozokos after the 46-12 victory. In its second year since the football program was restored, and under its second head coach as well, a youthful Indian squad looked like it was still learning its way. The raw talent was evident but the players were tentative running the spread offense and suffered from weak tackling on defense. On the other hand, with that extra experience, the Knights ran their version of the spread effectively behind freshman quarterback, and coach's son, Tate Jozokos. Despite registering five turnovers and earning a plus-2 on the takeaway/giveaway stat, Sanborn never was in contention in its home opener, falling before about 250 sun-splashed fans. Jozokos, the latest star in that well-known athletic family, filled the bill in every way for Kingswood, running 10 times for 192 yards and five touchdowns and completing 6 of 11 passes for 86 more yards. Scoring four of the game's first five TDs, the freshman read blocks effectively and made smart decisions.

@quot He sees the field well, he's a good athlete and has a good arm,@quot said Matt Jozokos, a running quarterback at Methuen who threw 96 TD passes as an All-American at Plymouth State. @quot We have a lot of confidence in his abilities and the kids do, too.@quot

Despite yielding 419 yards of offense, Sanborn's defense impressed at times. Dylan Spence, Casey Nolan, Seth Sherman, and Danny Richard recovered fumbles. Dylan Howard picked off a pass and swatted away two others. And freshman linebacker Jordan Johnson was an active presence with a team-high seven tackles. The Indians finished with 123 yards but just 34 came against the Kingswood first-teamers. Quarterback Chris Daigle scored on a 1-yard run late in the first half and John Francavilla (team-high 22 yards rushing) found the end zone from 2 yards out early in the fourth quarter. @quot We're a young team and we've got to get our system in place,@quot said Drouin, who guided North Shore Tech to the Mass. vocational title game last fall. @quot We tell the kids every day at practice that we have to work hard and get better. If we do that, the wins will come.@quot

First roommates, then opponents

After sharing the sidelines first at Methuen High then with Plymouth State, Sanborn's Mike Drouin and Kingswood's Matt Jozokos came together once more yesterday. @quot It was fun,@quot said Jozokos of his former Plymouth roommate. @quot It's nice to have a friend when exchanging game tapes and such.@quot On the struggles the Indians showed with their newly-installed spread offense, Jozokos said, @quot Mike knows what he's doing. It depends on how quickly the guys get it. I talked to him before the game and I thought he was right on as far as his thought process went.@quot @quotHe's a good friend and we go back a long way,@quot said Drouin, a two-way starter for Methuen's 1984 Eastern Mass. Division 2 Super Bowl squad and a wide receiver at Plymouth State. @quot I'm excited to play against him and run some things by him afterward. @quot I really look up to him. He's like a big brother and I'm always learning.@quot

Kingswood 46, Sanborn 12

Kingswood (0-1): 20 12 7 7 — 46

Sanborn (1-0): 0 6 0 6 — 12

First Quarter

K — Tate Jozokos 27 run (kick failed), 7:16

K — Jozokos 32 run (kick good), 5:13

K — Megan Horne 50 punt return (kick good), 3:41

Second Quarter

K — Jozokos 36 run (kick good), 9:30

K — Jozokos 45 run (run failed), 6:10

S — Chris Daigle 1 run (pass failed), 1:17

Third Quarter

K — Jozokos 30 run (kick good), 7:52

Fourth Quarter

S — John Francavilla 2 run (run failed), 11:24

K — Sam Walsh 3 run (Dave Velez kick), 4:52

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: Kingswood (42-327) — Tate Jozokos 10-192, Isaac Horton 14-74;
Sanborn (37-47) — John Francavilla 4-22, Dylan Spence 4-13, Chris Daigle 18-12, Glen Smith 6-12, Dylan Howard 1-0, Billy Wydola 1-(-3), Ryan Morris 3-(-9)

PASSING: Kingswood (7-15-1, 92) — Jozokos 6-11-0, 86; Jordan Maher 1-4-1, 6;
Sanborn (6-23-2, 76) — Daigle 5-16-1, 50; Morris 1-7-1, 26

RECEIVING: Kingswood — No. 89 2-33, Aaron Vaillancourt 2-28, Megan Horne 1-16, Everett Wyers 1-9, Dana Mahar 1-6;
Sanborn — Spence 4-46, Dolan Freihofer 1-28, Wydola 1-2


Drouin brings new system to Sanborn

By Dave Dyer
ddyer@eagletribune.com

July 14, 2009 12:21 am

After laying the groundwork for the rebirth of football at Sanborn High, and completing its first varsity season, Haverhill teacher Vincent Pettis decided that he had more important priorities. @quot It just got to be too stressful and I was getting stretched too thin,@quot said Pettis. @quot I wanted to follow (junior-to-be) Brett (a star volleyball player and varsity football player) and I was missing out on a lot with him and my family.@quot So, after leading the Indians to one victory and keeping them competitive throughout most of a 1-8 inaugural campaign, Pettis resigned. That surprised his players, but they've since recovered with the hiring of former Methuen High standout Mike Drouin, 39, who was the head coach the last two years at North Shore Tech in Middleton. Drouin turned around North Shore's fortunes in his two seasons as head man. The Bulldogs were 0-11 in 2007 before going 9-3 last year and earning a berth in the State Vocational Super Bowl. A 1993 graduate of Plymouth State College where he was a wide receiver, Drouin will teach Wellness at Sanborn and may also help out in other sports. He lives in Salem, N.H., with his wife Lynda and daughters Alyssa and Myah and son Michael. Prior to taking the North Shore job, Drouin served as an assistant at Central Catholic and Methuen. He plans on switching Sanborn from a Wing-T offense to a spread offense with more focus on passing.

@quot I felt good about where I brought (North Shore) in a short amount of time and I had no intention of leaving, but when the Sanborn job opened up, it was a chance to coach a new program at a new school,@quot said Drouin, who had applied for the head job three years ago. @quot I was drawn to the idea that they were starting from scratch and I thought about the potential that was there.

@quot It's also going to be good for my family because I'll be a lot closer to home. It will cut my (commute) time in half.@quot

Before applying for a second time, Drouin contacted Pettis for feedback on the position and he was pleased with the response. @quot He assured me that it was a great situation and he was just leaving because of his family,@quot said Drouin.

@quot Everything is going great so far. The weight program is in good shape, we're doing 7-on-7 passing on Sundays and the kids seem very enthusiastic. I'm excited about it.@quot Among his assistants, as Drouin focuses on the offense, will be Haverhill High wrestling coach Brett Legault. He will coach the Sanborn defense. There has been no decision yet on Drouin's replacement at North Shore


Powerhouse Plymouth romps past Sanborn
Published by eagletribune.com 11/2/08
Plymouth50
Sanborn 16

Plymouth, NH. Sanborn faced the iron of Division 4 football yesterday afternoon in the season finale of its first varsity season in 35 years. The Indians fell to powerhouse Plymouth 50-16, becoming the bobcats 42nd straight victim. Plymouth rolled to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Sanborn (1-8) broke up the shutout in the 4th quarter on a 8-yard Joe Murphy run and a 16-yard scoring pass from Ryan Morse to Brandon Gonzalez. @quot It was rough way to finish up.@quot said Sanborn coach Vincent Pettis. @quot We had three bad snaps and made more mistakesthan we've been making, but they are definitely very good.@quot


Published in Eagletribune.com 10-28-08

The Sanborn JV team improved to 3-5 thanks to a 32-0 thrashing of Farmington. John Francavlia had a pair of touchdowns, one on a 2-yard rush and the other on a 55-yard interception return. Kevin Medieros added a 15-yard touchdown reception, and lineman Jared Emmons registered a sack on defense. Seth Sherman had a good all-around day on the offensive line.


Sanborn throws a scare into Hanover

Published by eagle tribune 10-26-08

KINGSTON, N.H. — Sanborn posted a shutout in the second half as the Indians pushed Hanover to the limit before falling 20-14 in their final home game of the season.
@quot Our kids play hard and it was a big performance in the second half,@quot said Sanborn coach Vincent Pettis. @quot They have a chance at the playoffs (5-3, 4-3 Division 4) and we fought them until the end.@quot Tyler Lawrence led Sanborn with a pair of sacks and eight tackles. Brandon Gonzalez added eight tackles, an interception and a quarterback pressure.

Joe Murphy was once again a force for the Indians (1-7). He carried 22 times for over 200 yards and touchdowns of 64 and 46 yards. @quot In a lot of games, we wore down late,@quot said Pettis. @quot But today we only got stronger. We didn't allow many yards in the second half.@quot
The Indians close out their season at Plymouth Saturday at 1:30 p.m.


Murphy stars but Sanborn can't hold on

Published Oct. 19,2008 eagletribune.com

LEBANON, N.H. — For the second week in a row, Sanborn got off to a good start. Unfortunately, the end result was not the same.
The Indians jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but struggled for much of the next three quarters in a 28-20 loss to Lebanon. Once again, Joe Murphy led the Indians, scoring first on a 5-yard run, rushing for close to 100 yards and scoring again in the fourth quarter on a 35-yard run.

The Indians (1-6) made it 14-0 in the first quarter on a 7-yard pass from Jared Hillerby to tight end Armin Rak but Lebanon but three straight TDs on the board in the next two quarters to take command of the game. @quot We got off to another good start, but we just couldn't hold on,@quot said Sanborn coach Vincent Pettis, whose club was hoping to build on last week's victory. @quot We have to find a way to be more consistent and avoid mistakes.@quot Rak had a strong game blocking from his tight end spot and inside linebacker Kyle Nadeau stood out defensively.


Lebanon 28, Sanborn 20

Sanborn (1-6, 0-6 Division 4): 14 0 0 6—20

Lebanon (2-5, 2-5 Division 4): 0 14 7 7—28

First Quarter

S — Joe Murphy 5 run (Glen Smith kick)

S — Armin Rak 7 pass from Jared Hillerby (Smith kick)

Fourth Quarter

S — Murphy 35 run (kick failed)


Published: October 12, 2008 12:06 pm Eagletribune.com

Fast start propels Sanborn to first win in 35 years Murphy runs, passes Indians to historic win

Staff Report

KINGSTON, N.H. — Sanborn's first-year varsity football team got the message yesterday afternoon and delivered big time. Just as head coach Vincent Pettis wanted, the Indians got out to a fast start and then held on for a 23-20 victory — their first since reviving the program — over Division 3 Hollis-Brookline.

It was the Division 4 Indians' first varsity win since dropping the program after the 1973 season. After playing sub-varsity for two years, this is their first varsity campaign.

@quot The kids were really excited and they should be,@quot said Pettis, whose club lost its first five games this season. @quot We told them all week that this was a game they could win if they got off to a good start and played well.@quot In fact, the Indians jumped out to a 15-0 lead in the first quarter. Senior Joe Murphy scored first on a stunning 70-yard run and then ran in the extra points for an 8-0 lead. That was followed by a 5-yard TD pass from quarterback Jared Hillerby to Kyle Nadeau. An extra-point kick by freshman Glen Smith — his first of the year — made it 15-0. Hollis-Brookline made it 15-7 in the first quarter but, on the key play of the game, Murphy threw a 44-yard option pass for a touchdown to Ben Ferrandi with just 12 seconds left in the half. Armin Rak ran in for two points to make it 23-7.

Hollis-Brookline scored twice in the second half to narrow the gap, but a late Sanborn drive notched two first downs to run out the clock. Murphy finished a superb game with 132 yards on just 13 carries in addition to throwing the TD pass. Defensively, inside linebackers Kyle Nadeau and Rak had 11 and nine tackles, respectively, and Andrew Nelson knocked down three passes and was in on six tackles.

@quot Hopefully, this will give the kids some confidence and we can win another game or two,@quot said Pettis.


Sanborn 23, Hollis-Brookline 20

Hollis-Brookline (1-5, 1-4 Division 3) 0 7 6 7—20

Sanborn (1-5, 0-5 Division 4) 15 8 0 0—23

First Quarter

S — Joe Murphy 70 run (Murphy run)

S — Kyle Nadeau 5 pass from Jared Hillerby (Glen Smith kick)

Second Quarter

S — Ben Ferandi 44 pass from Murphy (Armin Rak ran)

SANBORN LEADERS

RUSHING: Joe Murphy 13-132, Justin Storace 5-8, Dan Carbone 5-27, Garrett Cristaldi 3-3, Kyle Nadeau 5-32

PASSING: Jared Hillerby 2-6-2, 23 yards; Murphy 1-2-0, 44 yards

RECEIVING: Andrew Nelson 1-18, Ferrandi 1-42, Nadeau 1-5


Published: October 05, 2008 02:15 am
EagleTribune.com

Sanborn no match for Laconia

KINGSTON — Still reeling from last week's 2-0 heartbreaker to Monadnock, Sanborn was hammered by Laconia 42-6. @quot Laconia is a very good team,@quot said coach Vincent Pettis. @quot And they certainly showed us that today.@quot Division 4 co-leader Laconia (4-1, 4-0 Division 4) racked up 21 points in each of the first two quarters. Joe Murphy broke up the shutout on an 8-yard run halfway through the second quarter and racked up 109 yards on 19 carries. He also added two receptions for 11 yards. The Indians accumulated 188 yards on the ground, but the stifling Sachems defense held the hosts to 11 passing yards and intercepted two passes. @quot They just ran all over us today,@quot Pettis said.
Sanborn Regional 6, Laconia 42

Laconia (4-1, 4-0 Division 4): 21 21 0 0 — 42

Sanborn (0-5, 0-5 Division 5): 0 6 0 0 — 6

Second Quarter

S — Joe Murphy 8 run (kick failed), 5:00

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S (39-188) — Joe Murphy 19-109, Kyle Nadeau 12-49, Garrett Cristaldi 6-23, Jared Hillerby 2-7

PASSING: S — Hillerby 2-8-2, 11 yards

RECEIVING: S — Murphy, 2-11 yards


Sanborn falls just short

EAST SWANZEY, N.H. — Sanborn couldn't quite deliver when given the opportunity to win its first victory of the century last night. The Indians (0-4) gave up a safety in the first quarter and that was all the scoring in a frustrating 2-0 loss to Monadnock (1-3). @quot We had our opportunities, but we just couldn't deliver,@quot said Sanborn coach Vincent Pettis. Sanborn's best chance to score came with five minutes left when it advanced to the Monadnock 5-yard-line and had a fourth-and-three. A running play came a half-yard short of a first down. @quot We haven't had much success with our kicking game, so we felt we had to go for it,@quot said Sanborn coach Vincent Pettis. @quot It was just too bad we didn't make it.@quot

Sanborn had two interceptions and recovered two fumbles, but the offense couldn't take advantage of the turnovers. Joe Murphy led Sanborn with an interception and fumble recovery and some hard running on offense. Chris Taley also ran the ball effectively.


1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Sanborn (0-4) 0 0 0 0 0
Monadnock H.S.(1-3) 2 0 0 0 2

Sanborn Can't catch Merrimack Valley

eagletribune 9-20-8

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Sanborn Regional 6 0 0 0 6
Merrimack Valley 6 14 0 6 28



Penacook,NH - Although Sanborn is still looking for its first win, the indians played the Merrimack Valley to a 28-6 loss at Merrimack Valley H.S.
@quot We just could not finish our drives tonight@quot said Sanborn head coach Vincent Pettis. @quot We were still in the game late, down 20-6, but had an interception.@quot
Trailing 7-0, Sanborn quarterback Jared Hillerby took his team on an impressive 70-yard drive that culminated when Kyle Nadeau went in from the eight yard line. @quot There were a lot of positives today,@quot Said Pettis. @quot It was the first time that we felt like we were executing at a higher level.@quot Danny Richard and Justin Hamel each played well on the offensive line and Richards also recovered a fumble. Sanborn (0-3) plays at Monadnock next saturday night at 7pm.


Tough home-opener for Sanborn Sept. 14, 2008
Eagle Tribune


By David Willis
dwillis@eagletribune.com

Allegra Boverman/Staff Photo

Sanborn's Joe Murphy runs the ball during yesterday's 27-6 home-opening loss to Kennett

Sanborn Regional 0 0 0 6 6
Kenneth 14 13 0 0 27



KINGSTON, N.H. — Sanborn knew there would be tough days in its first year as a varsity program. Yesterday turned out to be one of those days. In their first varsity home game since the program ceased play 35 years ago, the Indians fell to Kennett 27-6 in front of an enthusiastic crowd of about 500 fans at their new field.

@quot There is still a learning curve for us,@quot said Sanborn coach Vincent Pettis. @quot The kids have to realize that it's a lot harder and faster at the varsity level, and they are learning it the tough way right now.@quot

The Indians struggled in the first half, allowing all 27 points and 367 yards of total offense. But tri-captain Joe Murphy was impressed with what he saw out of his teammates in the second half.

@quot We didn't look too good in the first half,@quot he said. @quot But we didn't give up and showed some signs of life in the second. We hung in there, showed some heart and even moved the ball.@quot Sanborn allowed just 61 yards in the second half to the Eagles' second team, including an impressive goalline stand. The 5-foot-7, 160-pound Murphy led the Indians with a whopping 13 tackles. Kyle Nadeau added six tackles while Dan Richard and Dan Carbone each made five stops and Cameron Andrukaitis four. Murphy also led Sanborn in rushing, carrying 10 times for 87 yards including a 38-yard run in which he was stopped at the Kennett 7-yard line. The Indians finally broke onto the scoreboard 44 seconds into the fourth quarter when Tyler Lawrence and Justin Storace combined to block a punt and Ben Ferrandi picked it up and ran it in from five yards for the touchdown. @quot We finished strong,@quot said Nadeau, also a tri-captain. @quot We wanted to work on that and we won the second half. Now we have to do a little better each week.@quot

Kennett 27, Sanborn 6

Kennett (2-0): 14 13 0 0 27

Sanborn (0-2): 0 0 0 6

First Quarter

K — Alan Lanciaux 3 run (Lanciaux kick), 9:03

K — David Lawton 76 run (Lanciaux kick), 7:20

Second Quarter

K — Lanciaux 64 run (Lanciaux kick), 9:07

K — Max Brennick 30 run (kick blocked), 6:12

Fourth Quarter

S — Ben Ferrandi five punt block return (kick failed), 11:16

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING: S (33-127) — Joe Murphy 10-87, Garrett Cristaldi 9-23, Kyle Nadeau 8-14, Jared Hillerby 2-5, Dan Carbone 2-0, Cameron Andrukaitis 2-(-2); K (42-373) — Max Brennick 5-100

PASSING: S — Hillerby 5-10-0, 77; K — Scott Saunders 4-5-0, 55

RECEIVING: S — Trevor Phillips 2-34, Armin Rak 1-24, Nadeau 1-13, Cristaldi 1-6; K — Alan Lanciaux 1-29


Sept. 6, 2008
eagle tribune
written by Unknown
Sanborn Regional 0 0 0 6 6
Kingswood Regional 0 7 7 0 14

Sanborn can't quite overcome jitters

WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Sanborn’s first varsity game in 35 years provided plenty of optimism and plenty of excitement but, unfortunately, not a victory. Kingswood topped the Indians, who played well despite some predictable jitters, 14-6. “We had some chances,“ said Indians coach Vincent Pettis. “We had four turnovers and some early penalties hurt us.“ After a scoreless first quarter, the hosts scored on a 20-yard pass in the second quarter and an 80-yard run early in the third. Shortly after a Sean Nadeau interception, Garrett Cristaldi got the visitors back into it, bulling in from the 8-yard line. Sanborn got the ball on the Kingswood 35 after lineman Danny Richard blocked a punt but couldn’t score the potential equalizer. Besides the strong effort by the Joe Murphy-led defense, the Indians did some damage on the ground behind Joe Murphy’s aggressive running.

Sanborn will host Kennett in its home opener next Saturday at 1:30. In an interesting sidelight, Kennett is coached by Ken Sciacca, the former Haverhill High coach who gave Pettis his first coaching job.


A New Dawn At Sanborn
by alan siegel

asiegel@eagletribune.com

KINGSTON, N.H. — The bus will leave without you, coach Vincent Pettis warned. The players, tightly packed behind Bakie Elementary School, nodded in unison. @quot You don't have to have your helmet on ready to hit someone,@quot Pettis assured them. On one hand, Sanborn Regional was preparing for a scrimmage, its first of the summer. Then again, it wasn't just a scrimmage, not for a school that hasn't fielded a varsity football team since the Nixon administration. The players were serious about facing North Shore Tech of Middleton, Mass., even if the game didn't really count. @quot They've showed dedication, they've shown focus,@quot JV coach Anthony Calla-han said. @quot It's going to be tough.@quot

The Indians' first true season opener in 35 years is approaching, and the players are ready for action. They slogged through two sub-varsity seasons for this. Friday at Kingswood Regional in Wolfeboro, the double sessions, at first foreign to many of the weary teenagers, will pay off.

@quot It was a lot,@quot senior Justin Hamel said of his first experience with two-a-days. @quot To the point where getting up from a chair was hard. Getting up to go to the bathroom was hard.@quot The Indians have come a long way, Pettis said. At the JV level, they may have finished 6-6 in 2006 and 9-0 in 2007, but there was still ample room for improvement. Pettis recently caught a couple of seniors giggling at the freshmen who looked lost during a blocking drill. @quot You weren't any better than they were two years ago,@quot Pettis, a former assistant at Haverhill High, good-naturedly reminded them. He remembers three straight fumbled punt returns in one game. In another, the Indians lined up for an extra point after a touchdown. Apparently coni ased by the proceedings, a freshman uttered this gem: @quot How can we kick a field goal? We just scored a touchdown.@quot Pettis could only shake his head and laugh. @quot We didn't know what we were doing,@quot senior Tyler Lawrence admitted. It's different now, the players say. Two years of hard work has given way to real football. @quot It went by fast,@quot Lawrence said. @quot We're excited. It's going to be fun.@quot @quot We paid our dues for two years,@quot Sanborn athletic director Vicky Parady-Guay said. @quot We're ready to progress.@quot

I haven't seen them yet,@quot Pettis said with a smile. He isn't complaining, simply stating the truth. Football is a new phenomenon at Sanborn. Naturally, logistical issues exist. The Indians have a new stadium for home games, but the only place with room for them to practice is the field behind the Bakie School. They attend a sparkling, two-year old high school, but they don't yet have a football locker room. @quot We're the last team in,@quot Pet-tis said.

The pads have rotted off his team's only two-man tackling sled. But there's no griping, not from this group. @quot We're making due with what we've got,@quot Callahan said.

Parady-Guay said Sanborn's Touchdown Club has helped build a sturdy financial foundation. The booster organization raised $10,000 to help fund the program. The school district also did its part, she said, chipping in $25,000 to cover costs. Football, Parady-Guay hopes, will give students something to do together. @quot Not that our (sports) community doesn't draw a lot of support,@quot she said, @quot But socially, going to football games, it's another venue to build that camaraderie.@quot At this point, the players are just happy that the games count, although they refrained from making any predictions. we re not sure wnat to expect,@quot senior Joe Murphy said. Pettis knows that two good JV seasons don't mean much any more. Improvement is what he's looking for. @quotWe could go 1-8,@quot he said, @quotand we could be better.@quot The question is, he added, @quot How long will the growing pains last?@quot

He hopes not for long. @quot Size and speed is what they're going to have to adjust to,@quot said Pettis, who had 58 kids come out this summer. The Indians, members of the newly aligned New Hampshire Division 4, will also have to adjust to long bus rides. Of their six away games, Merrimack Valley High in Penacook is the closest at 51 miles away. (The farthest, Monadnock in East Swanzey, is 99 miles away). As practice wrapped up last week, the players filed off the field with smiles on their faces. Maybe it was the weather; the cloudless sky and 70-degree temperature were rare for this rainy summer. Or maybe it was the prospect of varsity football returning to their school that made practice not seem so tedious. @quot We know we're playing varsity football now,@quot senior Kyle Nadeau said.

Nadeau, like the rest of his teammates, is ready for the real thing.



Pettis has Sanborn on fast track
Eagle Tribune

10/09/2007 Dave Dyer

The Sanborn Regional football team isn't quite ready for prime time, but it's getting closer.

Under former Haverhill High assistant Vinnie Pettis, the Indians have made significant strides in their second year of JV competition. With less than 12 months remaining before their first varsity game, they're right on schedule.

Sanborn's JV team has won its first five games of the season and has looked impressive in doing so. Two of the wins were against similar second-year programs, Inter-Lakes and Mascoma, but another was 23-2 over Londonderry. With only five seniors on the 52-man roster, the future looks promising.

@quot We've come pretty far,@quot said Pettis. @quot Last year, we were definitely raw, but now I've got a half-dozen kids who can become good varsity players. It's exciting.

@quot The hardest thing so far has been to prepare the kids how to react to adversity and getting them to make adjustments, on both sides of the ball. We couldn't do it last year, but we're able to make changes more on the fly now and the kids can handle it.@quot

Pettis is particularly high on three backs, sophomore Garrett Cristaldi and juniors Kyle Nadeau and Joe Murphy. He's also pleased with the three-year youth program that's being run by veteran coach Paul St. Onge.

@quot We have two full (youth) teams for the seventh and eighth grade which is good for a community our size,@quot said Pettis. @quot Paul is doing a great job with them.@quot

Still, Pettis is under no illusion that Sanborn will be able to step into varsity competition (likely in Division 4) and be a powerhouse.

@quot I've talked to some other coaches and they all say the same thing,@quot he said. @quot The second year of JV is fun, but the first year of varsity can be tough. There's such a big difference.@quot

Nevertheless, the pieces are in place for success down the road. There's a viable feeder system, an able coaching staff and a boosters club, the Touchdown Club.

@quot There's definitely a lot of enthusiasm around the school,@quot said Pettis, who still teaches math at Haverhill High School.

2nd year @quot Off to a solid start@quot
Carriage Town News, Oct. 2,2007by Coach Vincent Pettis

We started our second season with more of everything. More players(68, last year 56) more teams(JV - year 2, and a Frosh-Soph team) each with their own schedules, and more coaches(6 compared to 3). That year of JV experience showed up quick this season as the players picked up the offense and defense much quicker. After 3 weeks, we already had more offensive plays and formations then in the entire season the year before.
Our JV's have got off to a good start defeating Laconia 56-0, a very rugged Interlakes team 6-0, and St. Thomas Aquinas 36-0. Everyone on offense has been putting in a solid effort and getting lots of reps. Lots of different players are getting into the end zone. The most impressive group has been the offensive line. They are starting to make adjustments on the field that we would have to make on the sidelines before. Our offensive line Coach, Frank Storniolo, is doing an excellent job with them. Defensively we are much more comfortable with our alignments and assignments andare starting to get after opposing offenses.
The Frosh-Soph team is taking its lumps (like our JV's did last year) against some of the best programs in the state. Dropping their first three games to Souhegan 0-53, St. Thomas Aquinas 6-22 and bishop Brady 8-22. With each game they have improved and when they start get comfortable with the offense and defense and each other it will show.
Although it's our second season we are still making plenty of mistakes and there is plenty of work on during practice. But the Sanborn boys are working hard and we try to keep focusing on getting better @quot One game at a time@quot so that we can be asready as possible for next year.

Kicking off: Sanborn fields first football team in 33 years

Published: 08/10/2006 Eagle-Tribune By Alan Siegel


KINGSTON - In a scene reminiscent of a high school sports movie, Sanborn Regional began its first football practice in 33 years yesterday. Wearing helmets, clean white jerseys and mesh shorts, the players spread out on the sparkling green field at the Kingston Fairgrounds. When they began to stretch, reality eclipsed any lingering Hollywood fantasies.

@quot One thing you don't want to have to experience is a groin pull,@quot first-year coach Vincent Pettis shouted. @quot This isn't an easy sport,@quot he continued when the players struggled to count in unison. @quot There's a reason we start a week earlier than everyone else.@quot All and all, it was a good start for Sanborn, which until yesterday hadn't fielded a football team since 1973. In concordance with NHIAA rules, the Indians will be a JV program for two years before making the jump to varsity in 2008. Of the 55 kids who signed up, about half played football in elementary or middle school. None has high school football experience.

So unlike coaches at the state's bigger programs, Pettis spent the first day of practice teaching the basics of blocking, throwing and kicking. @quot There's a lot of learning to do,@quot the former Haverhill High coach said repeatedly. @quot It's a challenge.@quot

For the majority of the day's second session, the players split off into different stations. Linemen practiced the three-point stance, running backs practiced taking handoffs and quarterbacks got on their knees and threw spirals to aspiring receivers.

As expected, there were the players who didn't know where they fit. When asked what position he played, senior Steve Makonis wasn't exactly sure. @quot I don't know,@quot he said. @quot Something back?@quot Junior James Dobson, who's sure he wants to play fullback or on the defensive line, spent the afternoon session with a smile on his face. After all, he was finally playing football, which wasn't even an option until this year. Even a thick new playbook didn't dampen Dobson's mood.

@quot It's pretty difficult to learn everything, like the plays,@quot he said. @quot Otherwise, it's pretty easy.@quot Dobson, a football newcomer and member of the indoor and outdoor track teams at Sanborn, spent three days a week lifting weights in preparation for the season. For the players' parents, football is a symbol of the school system's growth. Sanborn will open a new building this fall, complete with modern athletic facilities. @quot We spent a lot of years waiting for this,@quot Edwina Carbone said while watching practice with a small group of parents.

A permanent football field is expected to be completed by next year. This season, the squad will continue to use the former fairgrounds, a site located on Route 125. For now, Pettis is concentrating on fundamentals. The real fun begins Saturday, when the players put on full pads for the first time. @quot It's too early to (gauge progress),@quot Pettis said. @quot Wait until we hit, then ask us.@quot

Jarrod Thompson contributed to this report.


New football team tackles field dilemma Players will use old fairgrounds site until new school fields are ready

Published: August 08, 2006 By Susan Nolan Eagle-Tribune

KINGSTON - Practice begins tomorrow for Sanborn Regional High School's new football team, but the players don't have a field to call their own - at least not yet.
Until the field at the new high school is ready, the team will use town athletic fields at the former Kingston Fairgrounds for practice.

It is the first time in 33 years that Sanborn will have a football team. The team is a junior varsity squad because it will take up to two years for the school to be allowed into the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association as a varsity team.

The football team is not the only new addition to Sanborn. The student body will begin the school year Aug. 29 in its new $30.8 million high school on Route 111.

While the building is complete, that is not the case for the athletic fields.

Athletic Director Vicki Parady-Guay said yesterday the fields aren't ready, and some have not even been seeded yet. The fields aren't expected to be ready until sometime next year.

The team will use the field at the former fairgrounds on Folly Brook Terrace off Route 125, just south of the Route 111 intersection.

@quot We're grateful for their allowing us to use the facility,@quot Parady-Guay said. @quot They've done a nice job developing it. It's irrigated and well kept up by the town road agent.@quot

Other sports teams will use the athletic fields at the old high school.

Selectman Mark Heitz said he had some concerns about the town recreation fields being damaged by the football team.

@quot They say that any damage will be restored, and I hope that is the case,@quot he said. @quot My understanding is that they're just going to use it for practice.@quot

Parady-Guay was scheduled to meet with the selectmen last night to discuss the details and assure the selectmen that the school would take care of the fields.

As many as 60 students are expected to go out for the new team, Parady-Guay said. They'll get their equipment tonight at Swasey Gymnasium at the old high school, Parady-Guay said. Double-session practices begin tomorrow.

Parady-Guay said the new team will help the high school keep some top students who might otherwise have paid tuition to attend schools that have football programs.

@quot These are kids you would like in your school community because their academics are usually pretty high,@quot she said. @quot You're keeping your standards of your school up by keeping these kids that are involved.@quot

Having a new high school is wonderful, Parady-Guay said. And a new football team? @quot I think this is a little frosting on top of the cake, as they say,@quot she said.


Published: 07/12/2006

Boosters want team to start in style

By Susan Nolan
Staff writer

KINGSTON - It's been 33 years since Sanborn Regional High School boys suited up for football, and supporters say they are determined to make sure that every boy who wants to play this year will have a chance to do just that. The Touchdown Club, a group of supporters for the high school's new football team, said they had budgeted enough money to purchase uniforms for 40 players. Fifty-eight boys already have signed up. School district voters appropriated $25,000 for football in March, and the Touchdown Club donated $10,000.
The club is hostiong a fund-raiser Saturday to help pay for extra uniforms and equipment. Stephen Fuller, vice chairman of the Touchdown Club, said his organization is determined to provide uniforms for every Sanborn High student who wants to play. @quot They're all playing,@quot Fuller said.
Football coach Vincent Pettis said he is appreciative of the Touchdown Club's efforts. @quot They're trying to help us out so we can put pads on every kid,@quot he said. @quot We don't want to turn any kid away. Football is not really about cuts. It's about getting more players involved.@quot Gary Nelson, Touchdown Club vice chairman, said his organization will hold its third annual golf tournament at the Rockingham Golf Club in Newmarket this weekend. The cost is $100 per golfer, and includes breakfast, lunch and prizes, Nelson said. @quot It's a scramble format - best ball. There's prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin, birdies - all kinds of prizes,@quot Nelson said. @quot Last year we made about $6,000.@quot Pettis said the Sanborn Regional High School boys who have signed up are highly motivated to play football this year. The coach has already begun a weight-lifting program at Swasey Gym. @quot It's not mandatory,@quot Pettis said. @quot They're just trying to get a head start.@quot The players work out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. @quot We have an average of 20 to 30 kids every night,@quot Pettis said. The team will be a junior varsity club team for one to two years until the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association allows them to become a varsity team.



Haverhill Gazette published September 3, 1975

Sanborn Football Opens Sept. 15

Sep. 15 Kingswood(jv) 4pm
Sep. 26 Exeter(freshmen) 4pm
Sep. 27 Don Savio(JV) East Boston 1:30pm
Oct. 4 Assabet Valley(Varsity) Marlboro 1:30pm
Oct. 17 Monty Tech(Varsity) Fitchburg 1:30pm
Oct. 24 At Georgetown(Freshmen) 4pm
Oct. 25 Georgetown(Varsity) 1:30pm

Sanborn Wins 20-16

Haverill Gazette published Oct. 21, 1975

Amesbury - Sanborn Regional School, Kingston N.H. took advantage of two miscues to defeat the Amesbury Independent Jets 20 to 16, Wednesday night at Amesbury Park.

A bad snap from center on a punting situation for the jets save the ball go through the end zone for a two-point safety for the visitors.
With two minutes left in the game. Daryl Marshall recovered a Jets fumble in the end zone for a Sanborn touchdown that provided the victory.
In between the visitors scored two touchdowns on two yard rushes by Steve Clark and Rick Stevens.
Walt Chapman tossed a 15-yard scoring pass to Dan Gleason for the Jets first tally and Don Greenwood scored Amesbury last touchdown. Tom Donovan intercepted a Sanborn pass for the jets and ran it back 40 yards before fumbling. Donovan picked up the loose ball and lugged it the remaining five yards for the six-pointer.
Chapman scored 4 extra points for the Jets. Greenwood and Mark Eldredge and Richard Donovan were defensive standouts for the jets while Marshall and Kevin Smith were Sanborn's top defensive players.
The Jets A and B teams will play Saturday at Amesbury park against teams from Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, NH.


Sanborn Drops Football

Haverhill Gazette. Published September 11, 1975 on page 17

Kingston, NH. - Sanborn regional school board voted to drop senior high football at Sanborn regional high school, with regret, at a special meeting Wednesday night at the Bakie school.
This is the second time that football has been dropped , mainly due to poor participation by the male population. The first time the sport was dropped was four or five years ago. It was reinstated last year.
Coach Andy Yeo said that program this year started with 27 players and since the start, 12 to 20 players have attended practices.
Coach David Faucher middle school felt two year ago that football stood a chance at the high school level because there were 35 to 40 boys in the middle school football program. He wants football and would love to see it in the high school.
Both coaches felt they couldn't participate in the program this year with the eight game schedule and that it would be impossible to play in the state division next year against teams like Hanover, Kingswood, Franklin, Bishop Brady and Timberlane and others. They felt sorry for the boys that did turn out, but didn't want them to be hurt physically.
Yeo said @quot the boys didn't commit themselves to summer practice and changed priorities after the opening of school.@quot Some boys were caught in the middle, they love football and it's not fair to them. The attitude of the kids that turned out for football was good the coaches felt, but as for the others, it was a lack of enthusiasm.
@quot Another problem was last year boys performed for about 25 or 30 parents or friends when they played. Enthusiasm of the adults was lacking also.@quot Faucher said he has 45 boys out for middle school football this year.
Principal Frank Morgan of the high school said, @quot If football was dropped this year, Sanborn is 'all washed out' as far as the state division is concerned. Sanborn could go on as an independent team, but scheduling will probably be difficult@quot
Faucher doesn't want to say @quot throw in the sponge@quot This would affect him, as a coach; to know that the kids are all through with football when they get to this freshman level.
Athletic director @quot Red@quot Edgar suggested middle school football be dropped next year, but faucher didn't want to discuss that possibility.
Morgan said that teams in division 3 do not have both football and soccer in the school program, just football.
Blame was also placed on double sessions at the school, which gives students more time to work, Morgan said that he has never recommended that anything be taken away from the students, but for safety and other reasons stated during the meeting, he recommended that high school football be discontinued.
The original cost for the football program for the 1975-76 was $6,250, but some of the equipment is in bad shape. If the sport was to be continued, morgan said that he would need a financial commitment, as one paid assistant would be needed, to do the job right, two assistants - an expensive sport.
When the student council president was asked if there had been any reaction from the students following Morgan's announcement over the public address system concerning the program, the answer was @quot no reaction@quot
Morgan stopped practices Last week due to insurance coverage then announced the reason to the students.


Haverhill Gazette published September 3, 1975

Sanborn Football Opens Sept. 15

Sep. 15 Kingswood(jv) 4pm
Sep. 26 Exeter(freshmen) 4pm
Sep. 27 Don Savio(JV) East Boston 1:30pm
Oct. 4 Assabet Valley(Varsity) Marlboro 1:30pm
Oct. 17 Monty Tech(Varsity) Fitchburg 1:30pm
Oct. 24 At Georgetown(Freshmen) 4pm
Oct. 25 Georgetown(Varsity) 1:30pm

 

 

 

 



Indians End Season 8-3

Gill Paces Sanborn


Haverhill Gazette Nov. 5,1974

Danny Gill scored two touchdowns and passed for another yesterday afternoon while leading the Sanborn Regional JV's to an 18-0 football victory over the Tyngsboro junior varsity in a gamed played at Tyngsboro. The win enabled the Kingston, NH. Indians to close out the season with a successful 8-3 record under Coach Andy Yeo.
Gill gave Kingston the only touchdown it really needed in the first quarter on a nine-yard pass from Quarterback Steve Dickens. The score highlighted a drive from midfield which say Gill do the Bulk of the ball carrying. A Dickens to Gill to Jerry Seiler swing pass measuring 40-yards made it 12-0 at the half and midway through the third quarter, Gill scooted 50-yards for the third Touchdown.
The young halfback was back to punt when the snap came high and he decided to run with the ball. The Sanborn defense did the rest, holding Tyngsboro beyond the 35-yard line. Paving the way for the defense was the quintet of Seiler and Steve Ward, ends; Eddie Nester and Ron Clark, Linebackers; and Norm Hanson at tackle.
@quot It was an extremely satisfying season for us.@quot Said Coach Andy Yeo, @quot Better then we could have ever imagine. The boys hung together and did the job they're capable of doing.@quot
Sanborn will go primarily with a junior varsity schedule next fall, along with three or four varsity games in preparation for 1976, when the Indians will go to a full-fledged varsity campaign, providing they get school board sanction.


Sanborn Wins, 22-14

Haverhill Gazette Nov. 2,1974

The Sanborn Regional JV's boosted their record to 7-3 Friday afternoon with a 22-14 victory over the Whittier Vo-Tech junior varsity in a football game played at Whittier. Dan Gill scored two touchdowns for the young Indians, one on a 82-yard gallop, and the other on a seven-yard run. Quarterback Steve Dickens and Steve Ward combined on a 10-yard pass play for Sanborn's third Touchdown while freshmen Jerry Seiler rushed the conversions.
Sanborn held a 14-0 lead at the half. Whittier scored early in the third quarter on a 55-yard interception and added its other touchdown in the fourth quarter on a five-yard run, climaxing a 70-yard sustained drive. Sanborn closes its season Monday afternoon at 3:15 at Tyngsboro.


Sanborn Gridsters On Top 24-14


Haverhill Gazette Oct. 29,1974

The combination Sanborn Regional JV-Freshmen team boosted its record to 6-2 Friday with a 24-14 victory over the Timberlane Freshmen at Chase Field, Kingston,NH.
Sanborn scored in the first quarter when quarterback Steve Dickens passed 27 yards to Dan Gill. Timberlane pulled ahead in the second quarter on a 50-yard reverse and rushed the extra points. The Kingston Indians made it 12-8 before the half on Ed Nesters seven-yard carry. Dickens added a third Sanborn TD in the third quarter on a 10-yard keeper and moments later, Ron Clark intercepted a Timberlane pass and ran it back 20 yards to the one.
Clark was then shifted from linebacker to halfback and carried the ball in. Timberlane scored its other touchdown in the fourth quarter on a long run.



Sanborn Seeks To Rebound


Haverhill Gazette Oct. 7, 1974

The Sanborn Regional JV's will be seeking to rebound in football tomorrow afternoon at 3:30pm against Nashoba Tech at Westford. The Indians had a three-game win streak snapped losing to the Salem,NH. 26-6, Friday at Salem. Despite the loss, Coach Andy Yeo wasn't disappointed. @quot The boys played an excellent game.@quot he said. @quot Salem was a fine club, they were big and quick. They're probably the toughest team we'll face all year.@quot


Sanborn Wins, 22-10

Haverhill Gazette Oct. 2,1974

Sanborn Regional grabbed a 16-0 halftime lead yesterday afternoon and went on to defeat Whittier Vocational Technical High School 22-10 at Chase Field in Kingston, NH. for their third consecutive football win of the season.
Dan Gill put Sanborn in command 8-0, in the first quarter by grabbing a screen pass from Quarterback Steve Dickens and racing 30 yards for six points. Dickens passed to Jerry Seiler for the conversion. Gill hits Seiler with a 40-yard TD pass in the second quarter. Gill and Seiler combined for the conversion. Gill raced 60-yards with the second half kickoff for Sanborns final touchdown.
Sanborn took a safety on purpose for the wildcats final two points. Sanborn was punting from its one yard line and Coach Andy Yeo was afraid a blocked punt might result in a Whittier Vo-Tech touchdown and ordered the kicker to take a safety.
Sanborn will meet Salem NH. JV's Friday afternoon at Salem.


Sanborn On Top, 20-16

Haverhill Gazette Sept. 26,1974

Sanborn Regional High School made its first football game in three years a successful one, rallying in the final seconds Thursday afternoon to catch Shawnsheen Valley Regional, Billerica 20-16 at Kingston,NH.
Just when it seemed all hope was lost for the Indians, they came back from the grave to score two touchdowns with less then two minutes remaining in the game. Sanborn was ahead, 6-0 at the half on a three yard run by Rick Tobin, only to see the visitors move ahead, 16-6 midway in the fourth quarter. Then with 140 seconds showing on the time clock, the Indians had possession on their own 30 causing quarterback Steve Dickens to go to the air.
The youngster completed some key passes and threw a 20-yard completion to end Jerry Silas for a score, making it 16-12. Sanborn got off an onside kick with 45 seconds left and Coach Harry Yeo wisely used three time outs to stop the clock. Luck fell his way when Shawsheen attempted to punt, only to see a bad snap from center give the Indians possession on the opposing 35.
With 20 seconds left and the clock running, Dan Gill jelled on a 35-yard pass to Silas on a halfback option for the clincher. Sanborn resumes action Friday at home against Exeter.


Yeo Impressed By Attitude

Haverhill Gazette Sep. 10,1974

Football has been revived at Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston,NH. With about 33 boys going through a sturdy program of fundamentals under coach Harry Yeo.
The sport has been re-instated primarily on a three year lapse caused by the lack of interest and high costs. School board agreed to reactivate football at a meeting last spring. The biggest thing we have going for us is the attitude of the boys, Coach Yeo said. They want to play and are willing to learn. We've had four days of workouts and are stressing running, blocking and tackling. We don't have too much speed as yet, but plenty of size.
Of the 33 boys only two are senior and six are juniors, giving indication of a building program. A junior high program at the school last year proved highly successful with more then 30 boys taking part.
The season's opener is Sept. 25 at home against Shawsheen Regional. The Indians will play 10 games, including five on a freshmen level.
Coach Yeo feels he is at least two years away from varsity football and believes it's all up to the players. @quot We had a lot of kids who said they would come out and never did,@quot he added. @quot Others came out whom I never expected. This season will be more then a conditioning program for us. Were going into this to be competitive.
While football was in the dormant stages, soccer became the school's major sport in the fall under Coach George Tucker. The Indian booters are out to improve last year's 3-8 record and Coach Tucker has welcomed back 12 lettermen amid a crew of 30 boys. Steve McPhee will be back at center forward while Co-Capts.. Scott Ratta and Brian Dolliver have resumed their halfback roles. The first game will be Thursday against Oyster River at Durham. The cross country team will kick off a seven meet schedule Sept. 23 at home against Pittsfield while the girls field hockey team plays its opener Friday At Raymond. Schedule follows.

Sept. 25 Shawsheen Regional 3:30pm.
Sept. 27 Exeter(Freshmen) 3:30pm
Sept. 30 Whittier Tech 3:30pm
Oct. 4 At Salem(Freshmen) 4:00pm
Oct. 7 At Nashua 3:30pm
Oct. 14 Georgetown 4:00pm
Oct. 21 Georgetown(Freshmen) 3:30pm
Oct. 25 Timberlane(Freshmen) 3:00pm
Nov. 1 At Whittier Tech(Freshmen) 3:00pm
Nov. 4 At Tyngsboro 3:15pm


There was no football during the following years1971-1973. I could not locate the actual article within the Haverhill Gazette for the announcement.

Royals Humble Sanborn, 34-7

Haverhill Gazette Nov. 5,1970

Five different player figured in the scoring Saturday as Georgetown High School posted its third win of the season by whipping Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston, NH., 34-7 in Cape Ann League action at Georgetown.
It marked Sanborn's final game of the campaign as the Indians bowed out with a 2-8 record for this school best slate in four years. Georgetown, now 3-5, had a 20-0 bulge at half before coach Jim Collamore cleared his bench midway in the third quarter. @quot Sanborn was a scrappy club all the way,@quot he said, @quot They never gave up, even at the end.@quot
The Indians with only 18 players dressed, evaded a shutout in the final quarter on an 80-yard pass play from substitute Quarterback Jim Stevens to halfback George Mayhew. It was Mayhew's third touchdown pass of the season, tieing him Jim Stevens as the team's top scorer. Jim Stevens was filling in for regular Mike Alberts who broke his collarbone early in the second half. Al Lanseigne capped the six-pointer by drop kicking the conversion.
Quarterback Ken Smith produced Georgetown's first score on a 8-yard keeper to climax a midfield march. He followed with a 10-yard scoring pass to halfback Pete Bartlett after another drive from midfield.End Jim Maguire rounded out the first-half scoring when he recovered a Sanborn fumble in the end zone. A 40-yard pass play from Smith to right end Rich Madore made it 28-0 after the third quarter and reserve halfback Pete Mello concluded the attack in the final session on a six-yard run set up by a Phil Lewis interception at the Sanborn 35. Halfback Dan Dempsey proved to be Georgetown's most consistent runner, picking up numerous short gains which led to four touchdowns. The Royals will resume activity Saturday when they visit Manchester, which has a 6-2 mark.


Stevens Brothers Spark Sanborn To 8-6 Victory

Haverhill Gazette Nov. 2,1970

Jim and Mark Stevens, a brother combination, combined to bring Sanborn Regional its second football victory Saturday afternoon at Tyngsboro, 8-6.
Jim Stevens scored on a 25-yard pass from quarterback Mike Alberts. The touchdown capped a 60-yard drive in nine plays during the second quarter. Halfback Al Lanseigne, a converted end, scored the extra points on a pass from Alberts, making it 8-0 at halftime.
Tyngsboro, winless in six outings, struck back in the third quarter after blocking a punt at the Sanborn 12-yard line, picking up the loose ball and going in for the score. Linebacker Mark Stevens preserved the two-point edge by tackling the ball-carrier during the conversion attempt.
@quot Mark saved the day for us.@quot, Coach Bill Dod said. @quot Our offense was terrible, but Mark had 13 tackles, four of them unassisted, along with a fumble recovery, interception, and he knocked aside two passes.@quot The victory boosted Sanborn's record to 2-5. The Indians will resume activity Saturday at Georgetown High School.


Sanborn Defeated, 19-6

Haverhill Gazette Oct. 26,1970

Sanborn Regional High School still plagued by key injuries, suffered its fifth setback in six games Saturday at the hands of the Phillips Academy JV's, Exeter, NH. 19-6 at Chase Field, Kingston, NH.
The Indians had five starters sidelined with physical problems and only 17 players dressed, with 10 going both ways. Halfback George Mayhew scored Sanborn's lone touchdown in the second quarter on a 30-yard gallop up the middle. The touchdown capped a 70-yard march in 11 plays which saw converted end, Al Lanseigne make 18 yards on an end run.
Mayhew was Sanborn's top ball carrier with more then 100 yards rushing. The Phillips Academy JV's scored touchdowns in each of the first three quarters on plunges of two and five yards and clicked on a three-yard pass in the end zone. @quot We just couldn't put it all together.@quot Coach Bill Dod said. @quot With five starters out, some of our boys were playing unfamiliar positions and had trouble adjusting.@quot Defensive guard Eugene Jonstone was singled out for making 13 tackles, five un-assisted. Sanborn will take on winless Tyngsboro Saturday afternoon at Tyngsboro.


Sanborn Wins First

Haverhill Gazette Oct. 19,1970

Sanborn Regional High School posted its first victory in two years Saturday by blanking Milford High, 14-0, in Granite State activity at Chase Field, Kingston, NH. The victory boosted Sanborn's record to 1-4 this season while Milford's losing streak was extended to six games. All 14 points were scored in the opening quarter on touchdowns by halfbacks Jim Stevens and George Mayhew. Stevens went across on a six-yard run up the middle to climax a 60-yard march in 12 plays. The big play was a 15-yard down and out pass from Quarterback Mike Alberts to Jim Stevens. Mayhew hit paydirt on a 36-yard breakaway through the middle, highlighting a 65-yard drive in six downs.
Fullback Skip Clark rushed the conversion. Defensive tackle Dick Wendell turned in an outstanding performance by making five un-assisted tackles on the Milford quarterback and kicking two 40-yard punts which gave the opposition possession inside the 10-yard line. Milford had two scoring opportunities, once inside the five and another inside the eight. In both instances, the Sanborn line held and Milford gave the pigskin up on downs. Both threats were the result of 65-yard drives. Sanborn had 10 players going both ways in the game and only 17 dressed. The Indians will play host to the Phillips Academy, Exeter, NH. JV's Saturday at Chase Field, Kingston, NH.


Winless Sanborn Hopeful

Haverhill Gazette Oct. 10,1970

Sanborn Regional High School, though greatly out-weighed, will be attempting to snap its four-game losing streak tomorrow afternoon when it entertains winless Milford in Granite state football activity at Chase Field, Kingston, NH.
The Indians who have been outscored this season 121-8, will run up against Milford team which boasts a 6-5, 290-pound tackle and a 6-3, 240-pound guard. and if that isn't enough, Sanborn coach Bill Dod has 10 players going both ways. Quarterback Mike Alberts will handing off to Halfbacks George Mayhew and Jim Stevens and fullback Skip Clark. The line includes Tom Mathis, left end; Dick Wendell, left tackle; Paul McGlynn, left guard; Jeff Tilton, center; Don Frizzell, right guard; Mark Stevens, right tackle; and Al Lanseigne, right end.
All but Mathis will be employed on both offense and defense and he will be replaced on the secondary by Eugene Johnstone. Sanborns lone score came last week in a 28-6 setback to Hyde Park School, Bath Maine, on a nine-yard run by Jim Stevens.


Indians Squander Lead, Absorb Fourth Setback

Haverhill Gazette Oct. 5,1970

The Indians from Sanborn Regional, Kingston, NH. squandered an 8-6 halftime lead and went on to lose to Hyde Park High School, Bath Maine, 20-8, Saturday at home at Chase Field, Kingston, NH. It marked the fourth successive defeat for Sanborn, but it did manage to score a Touchdown; which was something not seen in the first three outings.
After the Maine visitors scored first in the opening quarter on a 65-yard run on the second play from scrimmage. Halfback Jim Stevens ran nine-yards up the middle into paydirt and Al Lanseigne caught a Mike Alberts pass for the conversion and the 8-6 edge.
Stevens touchdown capped a 75-yard drive on 15 plays which saw the Indians rack up seven first downs. The Kingston gridsters gathered 207 yard on offense in the firs half, all but 32 yards on the ground, but were held to just 32-yards in the final two quarters. The 239 total offense was their best showing by far for the campaign.
Nine plays, Hyde Park ran only nine plays in the opening half, fumbled three times and was intercepted once. The biggest gain of the afternoon for Sanborn was a 11-yard pickup by Jim Stevens. Hyde Park retaliated in the third quarter on a 75-yard end sweep by the quarterback making it 12-8, and added two more touchdowns in the final quarter on long runs.
@quot Our first half was tremendous,@quot Coach Bill Dod said. @quot We had neither the size nor the depth to cope with Hyde Park. Their line averaged 205 pounds while out biggest player is Dick Wendell, 180 pounds. Injuries have hurt us, seven are sidelined. with physical problems and our squad has been cut down to 18 players.@quot The Indians have a off week before resuming play Oct. 17 against Milford, NH.


Sanborn In Action

Haverhill Gazette Oct. 2,1970

Sanborn has been outscored 95-0 would cause most coaches to give up already, but Bill Dod is hopeful his Indians will snap the streak tomorrow. Sanborn has been blanked 27-0 by Franklin and 34-0 by Fall Mountain and Manchester mass. Coach Dod dressed 21 boys Saturday and 10 of his 11 starters went both ways. Mike Alberts will be at quarterback and will pass off to Fullback Skip Clark and halfbacks George Mayhew and Jim Stevens. The line includes Bob Merrick, left end; Dick Wendell left tackle; Paul McGlynn, left guard; Jeff Tilton, center; Harold Killam right guard; Mark Stevens, right tackle; and Al Lanseigne, right end.
All go both ways except for Merrick, who is replaced on defense by Don Frizzel.


Sanborn Topped 34-0

Haverhill Gazette Sept. 28, 1970

Sanborn Regional High School continued its losing ways Saturday dropping its third successive game at Manchester High 34-0. The Kingston, NH gridsters have failed to score in the three games and been outscored 95-0. @quot We haven't been getting any blocking at all.@quot a disappointed Coach Bill Dod said. @quot We have three linemen who've never played football at all and all of a sudden, they are starters. Our halfback Jim Stevens is about as good as anyone around, but does not get much help from the line. Four of our starters are out with injuries.@quot
Manchester (2-0) scored all its points in the first half, and then switched to its substitutes. Hornet quarterback Fritz Coons notched two Touchdowns, one on a two-yard plunge and another on a 8-yard jaunt. He passed for a third touchdown when end Kevin Kelley caught a 26-yard pass in the end zone. Other scores both 19-yard runs were tallied by John Littlefield and Don Hurley. Ten of Sanborn's 11 starters were playing both ways as only 21 boys were in uniform. The Indians crept inside the Manchester 20 on two occasions, but gave the ball up on penalties and fumbles. Sanborn hopes to escape its misfortune Saturday at 1:30pm when it will host the Hyde Park,Maine high school.


Sanborn Beaten By Fall Mountain

Haverhill Gazette Sept. 21,1970

Sanborn Regional High School lost its second game in a row Saturday afternoon losing to Fall Mountain Regional 34-0, at Langdon,NH. Bill Lessels registered the first touchdown in the first quarter by racing 23-yards for the score. He also added the conversion. Fall Mountain increased its lead to 14-0 in the second quarter when Bill Hardy went 26-yards to hit pay dirt. The winners increased their lead to 22-0 in the third quarter when Lessels raced 43-yards for a touchdown. Fred Brennan caught a pass from Tom Kinson for the extra points. Fall Mountain got 12 more points in the final quarter. Paul Auman and Kinson combined efforts on a 33-yard pass play for a touchdown. Merrill Hayes scored from the one-yard away to end the scoring.


Sanborn Loses Opener 27-0

Haverhill Gazette Sept. 14,1970

Franklin, NH. scored in every quarter Saturday afternoon to stop Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston,NH. 27-0, in the opening football game for both schools. The loss was especially tough for the Indians from Sanborn because two more players joined the injured ranks, Ted Clark suffered a dislocated wrist and will be sidelined for five weeks. Skip Clark suffered a bruised heel. Franklin took advantage of a poor Sanborn punt in the first quarter and Brian Kimball scored from the one yard away for the six points and Mark Denoncour kicked the extra point.
Denoncour registered the winners second TD when he caught a pass from Don Daigneau on a play that covered 49 yards. The conversion failed and Franklin led 13-0. Keith Tarleton climaxed a Franklin march in the third quarter scoring from three yards out. He scored again in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run and rushed the extra points to close the scoring. Sanborn will resume action Saturday afternoon at Fall Mountain, Alstead,NH.


Sanborn To Open At Franklin

Haverhill Gazette Sept. 11,1970

Sanborn Regional High School, hobbled by injuries, will begin its 1970 football season tomorrow afternoon at 1:30pm at Franklin NH. Bill Dod, coach of the Indians from Sanborn; said today that due to lack of depth 10 of the 11 offense starters will also be seeing action on defense. John Dube, a freshman, who will be starting at left end on offense, will not be playing defense, according to Coach Dod's present plans. Three seniors, who are Tri-captains, will lead Sanborn in the backfield. They are George Mayhew and Jim Stevens; halfbacks and Skip Clark; fullback. Junior Mike Alberta will direct the attack at quarterback. Al Lanseigne, a senior will join Dube at end. Mark a junior, will be at Center. Jeff Tilton and Ted Clark at guards, and Dick Wendell, Charles Kaskiewicz, tackles


Timberlane, Sanborn Make Coaches Happy

Haverhill Gazette Sept. 1,1970

The Timberlane Regional High School football team produced a fine showing for its new Coach Bob Scheria, Saturday afternoon defeating Sanborn Regional High School in a scrimmage at Chase Field in Kingston, NH.
The Plaistow, NH. gridsters were led by Bob Gigilotti who scored on a 75-yard pass play from quarterback Ken Enos; Mark St. Jean who hit pay dirt on a three-yard plunge and Pete Hansbury who got a Touchdown on a 40-yard run.
@quot We've got a fine nucleus of players who are steadily improving their team work.@quot Coach Schena said. @quot Our biggest concern is quickness and we're working on this facet.@quot
Sanborn Coach Bill Dod, was satisfied with the results of his defense, but said the offense needs more work. The Indians got their only touchdown from Skip Clark, followed by a conversion pass from quarterback Mike Alberta to Al Lanseigne.
Two starters will be missing for the Sept. 12 opener at Franklin, Out with injuries is Tom Mathis, a halfback and linebacker, who has three broken bones in his foot, and Don Frizzell, a middle guard who is hampered with mononucleosis.
@quot They'll both be tough to replace.@quot Coach Bill Dod said. The Owls will play their second scrimmage of the season tomorrow at 5:30pm against Winnacunnet High School at Hampton, NH., while the Indians play host to York High School, Maine Tonight at 6pm.


Sanborn Eleven Has Scrimmage

Haverhill Gazette Aug. 29,1970

Bill Dod, coach of the Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston, NH. football team, got an early look at his prospects for the season this morning when the Indians played a scrimmage against Timberlane Regional High School, Plaistow, NH. Other scrimmages scheduled throughout the campaign include Sept. 2 against York, Maine which went undefeated last year, and Oct. 10 against Bishop Brady High, Concord, NH. Both Games will be played at home.


Dod Happy With Prospects

Haverhill Gazette Aug. 26, 1970

Coach Bill Dod of Sanborn Regional High School is enthusiastic about the spirit shown by the 31 boys who have turned out for football this year at the Kingston, NH. School. Practices have been going smoothly with 16 varsity starters; disappointed, however, that all freshmen have not turned out for the sport. He said there is still time for these boys to turn out to help the team in the fall.
Practice sessions are being held nightly at Chase Field from 6 to 8:15pm. A Scrimmage will be played with Franklin on Sept. 5th. New uniforms and equipment has been issued to all players this year in the school colors (Gray and Blue).
The schedule follows

Sept. 12 At Franklin
Sept. 19 At Fall Mountain
Sept. 26 At Manchester
Oct. 3 Hyde Park High School Bath, Maine
OCt. 10 Open
Oct. 17 Milford
Oct. 24 Phillips Academy, Exeter JV
Oct. 31 At Tyngsboro
Nov. 7 At Georgetown


Sanborn Drops Out Of Cape Ann Loop

Published Haverhill Gazette March 22,1969

Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston,NH., has dropped out of the lower division of the Cape Ann Football league.
Pat Phaup, head football coach of the Indians, said today the move was made in hopes of setting up a schedule that will enable Sanborn to play teams of a comparative male enrollment. He said there are 135 boys at Sanborn in the upper four grades. Opponents set for 1969 are Marshwood Regional High School and Old Orchard Beach, Two Maine Schools; Georgetown, Manchester and Fall Mountain Regional High School, Alstead, NH, Phaup said Fall Mountain has a male enrollment of 270 or 280 but it seems the Indians can compete with the school because of the newness of the sports program.
He said he hopes to play three New Hampshire, two Maine and Two Massachusetts schools next season. Sanborn has dropped Timberlane Regional High School, Plaistow, NH. The Owls picked up Pinkerton Academy, Derry NH. to replace the Indians. Timberlane has also replaced Salem NH High School with Exeter NH High School



At Sanborn Hamel, Field, Tidd are Honored.

Wilson, Stevens are Co-Captains for 1969

published Haverhill Gazette Dec. 3, 1968


The annual football dinner at Sanborn Regional High School, sponsored by the mothers of the players, was held last night at the Bakie School, Kingston, NH. More then 100 persons attended.
Mrs. Ralph Roberts was chairman, assisted by mothers of the boys. Lis Wilson and Jim Stevens where elected co-captains of next years team. Wilson a junior and Stevens a sophomore are both Kingston residents.
The Howard G. Malloy trophy for sportsmanship and scholastic standing was awarded by Malloy to George @quot Buddy@quot Hamel a senior, son of Mrs. Margaret Hamel, Kingston.
A new trophy, the L.Scott-Mcdonald award for the outstanding Newton,NH player was presented to Robert Field, a senior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Field.
Coach Pat Phaup presented an @quot Unsong Hero@quot award to Fred Tidd, Fremont, NH. The Sanborn mentor also awarded a token of appreciation to Dwight Simes for being @quot manager of the team@quot.
Gifts were presented to Junior High Coach Eugene Neve by Thomas Gleason, Newton; Assistant Varsity Coach Alan Walker by Roy Roberts, co-captain; Coach Phaup by Wayne St. Hilaire, co-captain.
Head table guest included Coach Neve, the Rev. And Mrs. G. Randall Shook, Assistant Coach and Mrs. Walker; Coach and Mrs. Phaup; Principal and Board chairman and Mrs. John Swasey; Robert Edgar, athletic director. Mallor and McDonald.
A large decorated football cake was presented to the players by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tidd.
Favors and place mats were made for the players by Mr.& Mrs David Mayhew, Kingston. Mrs. Alan Walker made decorated football cakes which were centerpieces of the head table and the players table.
Films of the sanborn-Manchester game will be shown by the boosters club Dec. 11 at 8pm at the science building. Parents and players are invited. Letters will be awarded at an School assembly.



Royals Roll Past Sanborn 40-0

published Haverhill Gazette, Nov. 19, 1968

Quarterback Chris Perry scored two touchdowns and rushed a conversion to lead Georgetown High School to a 40-0 win over Sanborn Regional High School yesterday afternoon in Cape Ann league football at Kingston, NH. The win was Georgetowns third in a row.
The royals of Georgetown had a good offensive performance but the winners defense was also on the job holding the Indians of Sanborn to a minus two yards in total offense, plus two pass interceptions. Mike Fisher picked off a Sanborn aerial to set up the Royals final TD in the third quarter. His brother, Ray Fisher picked off an Indians pass to start the fourth quarter.
The royals took a 8-0 lead in the first quarter, added 24 points in the second quarter for a 34-0 lead at halftime. Georgetown scored eight more points in the third quarter and then the reserves went the rest of the way.
It took Georgetown 12 plays to go 53 yards after the opening kickoff to score its first six points. Perry then went the final four yards and rushed the conversion.
Perry scored from two yards away on the first play of the second quarter to climax a 63 yard march that covered 12 plays. Brian Mello added the extra points on a rush to give the Royals a 16-0 lead.
The Sanborn eleven gambled and lost after the Royals second TD, going for a first down on a forth and two situation at their 45.
Georgetown took possession and went 46 yards in nine plays to score with Perry passing 13 yards to Frank Harper for the TD. Fullback Dick Hayman rushed the extra point.

The Royals ahead 24-0 took advantage of the break to score their fourth touchdown. Sanborn with a fourth down and eight situation at their 24, attempted to punt, but a bad hike from center resulted in the Royals getting the ball at the Indians one yard line. Fullback Al Haskell then went over to make the score 30-0. Perry passed to R.Fisher for the conversion to give Georgetown a 32-0 lead with less then a minute left before halftime respite.
M. Fisher intercepted a Sanborn pass on the third play of the third quarter and five plays later Gerry Williams, reserve quarterback passed six yards to R. Fisher for the final Royals TD. Haskell caught a pass from M. Fisher for the extra points.
Sanborn was held to two first downs in the game and one of came on a penalty against Georgetown. The Indians got their only offensive first down with less then two minutes left in the game when Quarterback Jim Stevens gained six yards to his 38.
Haskell was the top ball carrier for the winners with 92 yards, an average of 5.1 yards a carry. Perry completed two of two attempts and both of them went for touchdowns. co-capt. Roy Roberts with 28 yards gained in 8 carrys was the top rusher for the losers. Skip Clark of Sanborn stopped another Georgetown scoring match in the fourth quarter when he recovered a Royals fumble at the Indians 40, six plays after R. Fisher's pass interception. Georgetown will close their season at home against Provincetown. Sanborn ended its season with an 0-5-1 record.


Football Notes

Published Nov. 11, 1968

We got clobbered wednesday against Georgetown. I was completely heartbroken, especially since we came up with the supreme effort against Manchester. The boys were hist frist and hard. It was cold, we were without Wilson, but basically we got clobbered.
For those of you who didn't see the Manchester game, the boys were down 14-0, came roaring back to take the lead 16-14, only to lose it in the last seconds.
It has been an excellent season as far as spirit, enthusiasm, courage, the team dedication is concerned. If we continue to try, we will eventually come up with a winning team. Until the school grows and we can build a program, we will have to support the boys on faith and respect. We will win if you believe in us.
What will next year be like? Here is a list of veterans returning, where they played, and which class they are in: Ends:Langsigne-F, Mayhew-S, Batchelder-F; Tackles: Wendell-F, Kaskiewicz-S, M. Stevens-F,Tidd-J: Guards: S. Clark-S, T. Clark-F; Halfbacks: Coffey-S, Broyer-F, Mathis-S; Fullbacks: Wilson-J, Martin-S;Center: Tom Miller-S; Quarterbacks: J. Stevens-S, M. Alberts-F. Robie, who did not play much this year.
This is a good, gutsy bunch of kids to work on, and as long as they truly want football here at Sanborn, I am willing to stay and work with them. Never have I coached such a fine bunch fo kids as the 1968 Sanborn Football Team. Just for the fun of it, lets count them: 4 starting linemen; 2 starting backs return. 7 dependable freshmen, 8-2 year experience sophomores. A potential All-State junior. By the way- a wonderful boy for our manager, Bobby Chrigstrom.

Seven boys I will never forget:
Roy Roberts: A genuine football player from head to toe. My candidate for the All-State. Could he lend me some courage? He's got more then he needs. Who will fill his shoes?
Wayne St. Hilaire: The perfect gentlemen, How he came along as a leader is good copy for TRUE magazine. All-around A+.'
Buddy Hamel: The most unique character I have ever known. I've talked to him about an assistant coach's job next year. How I hate to lose him, just because he's Buddy Hamel.
Russ Case: Russ never should have been a football player. He had every kind of obstacle to hurdle. For this reason we all should respect every inch of him for what he developed himself into. His sense of humor and gentle spirit came straight from home and parents.
Hal Dod: A rough, tough guy who developed a wonderful sense of team spirit as the year went on. We had to ask a lot of him and he delivered. Lets wish for the best for him and his family.
Bobby Field: Bobby will probably miss football more then anybody. Everything we asked him to do, he did and more. He typifies the qualities that made up our team this year.
Dwight Simes: I have coached for 6 years now, and I hav eyet to see a boy that handled this difficult job as well as Dwight. He did everything but wash the dishes for my wife. We will miss him. (We--Mr. Edgar, Mr. Walker, Mr. Hill, Mr. Phaup, and all the boys)

We took many hard knocks, we had our share of bad breajs, we had moments of glory, but our boys had the courage to stick it out for 10 long, grueling weeks. For this alone, they can hold their heads high and be proud.

Thank you boys!
Coaches Phaup and Walker

P.S. thank you, cheerleaders, well done! Your spirit and enthusiasm was appreciated. Donna, Pam, Dawn, Pam, Carol, Julie, Helen, Michelle and Linda. Miss Mitchell, thanks.


Royals to face Indians tomorrow at Kingston

Published Haverhill Gazette Nov. 19,1968

Georgetown high school will seek its third win of the season tomorrow afternoon at 2 against Sanborn Regional High School, at Kingston, NH.
The Royals have a 2-5 record after upsetting Nantucket Saturday afternoon 6-0, at Nantucket.
The Indians of Sanborn have yet to win a game this season, having lost four times and tying once. Sanborn lost to Manchester 21-16 Saturday after seeing a 16-14 lead slip away in the final five minutes.
This is the fifth time that the Georgetown-Sanborn game has been scheduled this season. The game has been postponed four times because of the weather.
The game was originally scheduled to be played at Georgetown, but the site was changed to Kingston because of the poor condition of the playing field at Georgetown.
The Royals who have lost their five games by one touchdown margins, snapped their losing streak by defeating Hamilton-Wenham 14-12 and came back with a victory against Nantucket, one of the top-ranked teams in Class-D.
Losses have come against Greater Lawrence Vocational School, 16-8; Manchester 13-6;Lynn Trade 12-8 and Timberlane 22-14.
Chris Perry will be at quarterback for Georgetown will Brian Mello and Ralph Hayman at halfbacks and John Ouellette at Fullback. Linemen will be Ray Fischer,leftend ;Al Murray,left tackle Ted Kallman, left guard Frank Ralph, center Paul Merrill, right guard Bob Flanagan, right tackle and Frank Harper right end.
Right halfback Roy Roberts is the top scorer for Sanborn with 26 points. Rounding out the backfield are quarterback Jim Stevens, left halfback Bob Fields and fullback Lis Wilson. Other starters follow: Buddy Hamel, left end;Rick Wendell, left tackle;Wayne St. Hilaire, left guard; Russ Case, center;Skip Clark, right guard;Hal Dod, right tackle, and George Mayhew, right end.
Players who will see considerable activity on defense are Tom Mathis, Bob Martin and Chuck Kafkiewicz.


Royals, Indians Clash Monday at 12 noon

Published Haverhill Gazette Nov 9, 1968

The Royals of Georgetown High School will be seeking their second win in a row Monday at 12 noon at home against the Indians of Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston NH.
The game was originally slated for this afternoon but the condition of the field made it impossible to play.
The Royals won their first game of the season last Saturday defeating Hamilton-Wenham 14-12. Sanborn is winless in four contests.

Sanborn Regional
The Indians are still searching for victory No. 1 after being swamped by Timberlane Saturday 32-0, for their third loss against a tie. They have been outscored in the four games 80-24, while right halfback Roy Roberts is the scoring leader with two touchdowns.
Other defeats have been suffered against Lynn trade, 18-6 and Fall Mountain Regional Langdon, NH. 24-12. The dead lock was against Kennebunk, Maine High School, 6-6.
Sanborn was outplayed by Timberlane as it managed only 66 yards on offense after failing to cross the mid-field stripe for three quarters.
Fullback Lis Wilson, who gained 26 yards on the ground, drew the praise of the Timberlane coaching staff, who said he was @quot as tough as nails@quot.
Left halfback Bob Fields and Quarterback Jim Stevens round out the backfield. Other starters follow: Buddy Hamel, left end;Rick Wendell, left tackle;Wayne St. Hilaire, left guard; Russ Case, center;Skip Clark, right guard;Hal Dod, right tackle, and George Mayhew, right end.
Players who will see considerable activity on defense are Tom Mathis, Bob Martin and Chuck Kackiewicz.


Football Notes

Published Nov. 5, 1968

Skippy Clark played a beautiful game last week. He did a fine job at defensive end, and made some outstanding blocks. The long pass killed us. Hannigan, for Timberlane, is a excellent quarterback. It was heartbreaking to lose by such a tremendous score, because the boys put so much preparation into the game. We had everything diagnosed, but Timberlane was a experienced, well drilled, almost professional type team. When it was third and long yardage on one occasion, they pulled off a draw, which most college teams do not do well. On another 3rd down and long yardage play, they scored in a perfectly executed screen. They were a tremendous football team. We checked the game films to find that they did not substitute until after we did. On the last series of downs, most of their first string was still playing.
We were not as bad defensively as the score indicates, but our blocking was disappointing to say the least. We worked all week long against a 5-3 defense. Timberlane mixed us up with a 6 man line, and with 2 linebackers stacked in the middle. This is another case of inexperience hurting us.
This week we play Georgetown. They are a good team. Every game they have lost so far has been by only one touchdown or less. They almost beat Timberlane. Our boys are still determined to win that game. We had a good practice on Tuesday, even though we had only sixteen boys in uniform. The spirit is just terrific with these guys. They love the game, and are willing to take any punishment to achieve the honorable. Not one boy gave up against Timberlane.

Injury List: Roy Roberts may be out of the Georgetown game with a head injury. I went over to see him Saturday evening and I couldn't count the bruises. George Mayhew was taken to the hospital with a severe log bruise. He may not play Saturday. Mike Robie will be out for the rest of the year. Let's pray for no more. Lis Wilson was knocked dizzy at the end of the first half and came back to play a great game the second half.

Indian Items: Rich Wendell got an education from big number 73. He got clobbered. Rich is having trouble staying low, and he is therefore, being taken out on most plays. This is the way freshmen have to learn. The HARD way! Our freshmen were used on Saturday, and although their knees were shaking, they went in and did a good job. The courage of these kids is unbelievable. Broyer, Batchelder, Wendell, T. Clark, Alberts, And Langsigne are kids that you can trust and rely on. They are great boys.
Bobby Field will be going to an end position. Hal Dod to fullback, Lis Wilson to halfback, Martin will take the place of Roy Roberts if he can't play, and Buddy Hamel will go to a tackle slot. Again, another case of making the best of what we have.
If we get a victory this year, it will be due to the dedication of this squad. I have not heard from anybody, one derogatory remark. It seems as though everybody appreciates the effort. Now, let's see if we can scramble an offense together for Saturday.



Publshed Haverhill Gazette Nov. 4, 1968

Timberlane Belts Sanborn 32-0

Published New Hampshire Sunday News, Manchester Nov. 2, 1968

Kingston; Nov. 2 - Rick Caputo and Ron Brenton teamed up for two touchdowns apiece as Timberlane thrashed a smaller Sanborn Football eleven, 32-0 here this afternoon.
Sanborn was shut out for four quarters, was unable to mount a scoring drive as a rugged Timberlane defense stymied the Kingston crew.
A steady Timberlane drive sparked by a 40 yard pass play from senior signal caller Don Hannigan to Don Pingree, resulted in the first score. Caputo, who was to score all 14 points in the first quarter, ran off -tackle for eight yards and a touchdown. He then hauled in a Hannigan pass and Timberlane led 8-0. Caputo's second score resulted from a Sanborn fumble deep in its own territory. Three plays later, Rick Scampered 20 yards for the score. A conversion pass from Hannigan fell incomplete.
A partially blocked punt in the second quarter set up Timberlanes third tally and Brenton's first. Recovering on Sanborns 20 yard line. Timberlane moved to the six before Brenton slipped off tackle for the touchdown. Lee McDonald gathered in a Hannigan pass for the conversion as the half ended.
The only points in the otherwise uneventful third quarter came when the Sanborn Quarterback was tackled in his end zone while attempting a pass. Timberlane added the two-point safety to its comfortable lead.
The victors sent in the reserves in the fourth and final stanza and after receiving a Sanborn Punt at mid-field, scored once more. Halfback Fred Miller ran 25 yards and then Brenton jaunted another 12 for the final touchdown. The big fullback then ran three yards for the conversion points and Timberlane capped a beautiful afternoon.
An open date comes up next weekend for Timberlane which hosts undefeated Ipswich, Mass., in two weeks.


Caputo Leads Owls To Fifth Victory

Published Haverhill Gazette Nov. 2, 1968

The Owls from Timberlane Regional High School, Plaistow, NH. streaked to a 22-0 bulge in the opening half behind substitute Rick Caputo and crushed Sanborn Regional High School Saturday Afternoon, 32-0, in action at Kingston, NH.
It marked the fifth victory of the season for Timberlane against one loss and a tie. The Indians are still winless after four games.
Caputo, a wingback filling in for the injured Rich Robidoux, tallied two touchdowns in the first quarter on a 15 yard run and 23 yard scoring aerial from Quarterback Don Hannigan. Caputo added another two points on a Hannigan pass and picked up 46 yards rushing on seven carries for a 6.6 average.
He wasn't the only stickout for Timberlane as tailback Rob Brenton led all ball-carriers with 110 yards in 14 attempts for a 7.9 average. He also scored on a two yard plunge and rushed a conversion giving him 44 points so far this year.
Paul Timson handed the Owls another six-pointer on a seven yard sweep around the right end. A safety by Don Robinson and Hannigan to Lee MacDonald conversion toss rounded out the attack.
The Timberlane defense played an important role in the outcome as it held the Indians to 21 yards on the ground and 45 through the air. The losers were able to muster only 10 running plays before intermission for a minus 9 yards. Fullback Lis Wilson on the strength of a 30 yard third quarter led Sanborn in rushing with 26 yards on 13 carries.
The Owls unveiled their most productive offense this season as they accounted for 214 yards on the ground and 142 yards passing for a 356 total. Hannigan jelled on four of the five aerials in the first session alone for 88 yards and ended in the day with seven completions in 12 bids.
The big quarter was he first when Timberlane rolled off 121 yards offensively. Caputo opened the scoring with a 15 yard jaunt up the middle after the Owls recovered a punt a the Sanborn 18 yard line.
Sustained drive, Two minutes later, the Owls sustained an 87 yard drive which ended in nine players as Hannigan hurled a 23 yard bomb to Caputo in the end zone. The TD was highlighted by two Hannigan passes to end Don Pingree, the first going for 12 yards and the second for 45 yards.
The visitors padded their cushion with three minutes remaining in the half as Timson swept the right end from seven yards out to the cap a 58 yard march. His touchdown came after Caputo scored a third time on a two yard dive which was nullified by an off-side infraction.
Brenton gained 25 yards rushing on the drive while another 17 came on a Hannigan to Caputo pass.
The Indians still had difficulty moving the ball after the break and attempted a punt on their own 14. The boot went straight into the air before landing at the Sanborn 12 yard line giving the Owls another scoring opportunity.
A fumble on the ensuing play returned possession to Sanborn at the five and three downs later, Robinson caught the Sanborn ball carrier in the end zone for a safety.
The Owls concluded the rout in the final session when Brenton climaxed a 55 yard parade with a two yard plunge over left tackle. He also set up the score three plays earlier on a 31 yard dash down the right side. Caputo started the rally with a 19 yard sprint.
Sanborn found the Timberlane defense so tough that it failed to cross the mid-field stripe for three quarters. Its biggest penetration into opposing territory came at the end of the fourth quarter.
An 11 yard completion from Stevens to Wilson, coupled with a 15 yard penalty against the Owls, moved Sanborn to The Timberlane 40. Halfback Roy Roberts ripped off a nine yard gain only to see the Indians stopped on their final three tries.
The Owls have a off day Saturday while Sanborn travels to Georgetown High School(1-5)


Football News

Published: Plaistow News Oct. 31, 1968

Sanborn Indians--Much Strenuous training is done by players of any soccor or football team before a big game. At right members of the Sanborn Indians work at blocking drills under the supervision of Pat Phaup, hed coach. At left doing @quot Monkey drills@quot are George Mayhew, Skip Clark and Hal Dod. At lower left, signal drill is practised with the aid of stuffed dummies.






@quot Played Terrific Game,@quot Says Coach Sanborn Falls, 18-6

Published American Herald Oct. 19, 1968

@quot We played a terrific game and I hope we can win one before the season is over.@quot That was Coach Pat Phaup's observation Saturday after his Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston,NH. team has lost to Lynn Trade, 18-6 at Kingston.
It was the second loss in a row for Sanborn in two games this season.


Curtis Caswell, Lynn's 185 pound fullback, was the player that the Indians could not stop as he scored all the winners points on runs of two, 10 and 8 yards. Roy Roberts gave Sanborn a temporary lead when he raced 80 yards for a touchdown with the opening kickoff on the rain covered gridiron. A kick for the extra points failed. Sanborn held Lynn eleven scoreless until late in the second quarter when Caswell went over from two yards out to climax an extended march.
Caswell put the winners in the lead to stay midway in the third quarter when he scored a touchdown from 10 yards away. He added another six points in the 4 quarter.
Sanborn had another threat in the fourth quarter when the Indians defense held the visitors on the Kingstons club 30. The offense went to work and marched 60 yards before losing the ball at the Lynn 10 yard line.
The loss of the two boys in the first half because of injuries hurt Sanborn. Mike Robie, a tackle and Buddy Hamel, and end, had to leave the game and the Indians ended the game with four freshmen in the lineup.
Phaup said, @quot It was truly a team effort with Roberts and Lis Wilson doing the bulk of the ball-carring. I'm really proud of them. They were in the game all the way.@quot
Lynn Coach Jim Brown commented after the game, @quot Sanborn hit as hard as any opponent we're faced this season.@quot



Football News

Published October 16, 1968

First down and ten to go on the Fall Mountain 35 yard line. First down and 25 to go on our own 25 yard line. That was the story of the first play of the game Saturday. We never could recover from the 4 penalties called in the first series of down. Our kids were as nervous as any football player can be. They wanted so much to do so well, that they tried too hard. We cannot look for excuses, however, next week is another game.
The scouting report says that Lynn Trade is tough, well polished football team. They have lost only one game this year, and that one to the best class B team in the state of Massachusetts. We need the support of all the people at Sanborn.
We promised you that win or lose we would try our best, and we certainly did. We were only able to substitute one boy, and Fall Mountain substituted 7 or 8. They were big. George Mayhew did a terrific job containing those huge blockers on his end. Our offense was terrific. A couple of mix-ups in blocking assingments hampered us.
The backfield was superb. Our defense had difficulty tackling their big fullback, who weighed in at 230lbs. Nine of our boys played the entire game, without any rest at all. We will try a new defense this week, and hope we can stop Lynn Trade. I know we can move against them. Roy Roberts, Lis Wilson and Bobby Field form as good a backfieldas there is around. Jimmy Stevens did a wonderful job as Quarterback in his first varsity game. Chuck Kaskiewicz is going to be a football player, we're proud of him in his first varsity test. Buddy Hamel made as many tackles as Hal Dod. There boys form two strong ends. Lis Wilson's kicks left nothing to be desired. We must work on coverage.
Injury Corner: We must keep our boys healthy, we don't have that many. Roberts, twisted ankle, Robie twisted ankle, Field brusied ankle, Buddy Hamel, too many injuries to mention. All Ok for Saturday, we hope. Bad Backs- Wayne St. Hilaire, Roy Roberts. Nervous breakdown, the coaches.
Football talk: Jimmy Stevens, George Mayhew, Tommy Mathis and Bobby Field bounced off the big man liek a tennis ball. Weight lifting and more milk this winter. Films will be shown Friday evening to parents and friends of the football team. At this time, the boys will be put in the hot seat. Mistakes are easily detected in films.
There is a pep rally on Thursday, and we need all the spirit we can get. These boys are playing on courage alone. As indicated last Saturday, if size were a factor we would have lost 30-0. Films show our boys being clobbered often. They also show good results from George Mayhew, Hal Dod, Chuck Kaskiewicz and Roy Roberts on defense. Our current backfield was outstanding on offense. Watch for Jimmy Stevens to throw more Saturday, He now has confidence. Mike Alberts will be a starter on defense--A freshman. That puts 1 freshman, 5 sophomores and 2 seniors on our starting lineup. The two inside linebackers will be juniors, our two outside linebackers will be a sophomore and a freshman.


Sanborn Loses Opener, 24-12

Published unknown Oct. 10,1968

@quot It was just a case of first game jitters. Our guys played well, but the penalities killed them.@quot

That was the impression of Coach Pat Phaup as Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston,NH. dropped its football opener Saturday afternoon to Fall Mountain Regional, 24-12, at Langdon, NH.

The Indians amassed 300 yards on the ground compared to 202 for Fall Mountain, but saw two rallies killed by the clock. Sanborn reached the Fall Mountain 10 yard line as the half ended and penetrated beyond the Fall Mountain 20 before the game concluded.

@quot The boys were a little nervous,@quot Coach Phaup said. @quot We ran the opening kickoff 22 yards and got called back for clipping.@quot The Wildcats scored in every quarter to post their first victory in the schools history. Stan Chaloux and Mike Aumand each had two touchdowns to spur the offense.

Chauloux got his first six-pointer on a four yard sweep which capped a 63-yard drive with five minutes gone in the opening quarter. He also ended the scoring by pulling in a 25-yard pass from quarterback Mike Brooks.
Aumand scored on a one-yard plunge which highlighted a 53-yard march and jaunted 22 yards into pay dirt in the third quarter. The Indians narrowed their deficit to 12-7 just before intermission when Lis Wilson intercepted a pass on the Sanborn 10 and returned it 90 yards for the score.

Buddy Hamel booted the conversion. Roy Roberts gave the Indians their final six pointer on a 28-yard run in the fourth quarter. Roberts paced Sanborn in rushing with 138 yards, followed by Wilson with 104 and Bob Fields with 74 yards.

The touchdown was set up on blocked punt which traveled only five yards from the line of scrimmage. The Indians took possession on the Fall Mountain 37 yard line and two plays later, Roberts went over.

Coach Phaup attributed the defeat to Fall Mountain's single-wing offense. @quot It's the first time our boys have seen it,@quot he said. @quot I couldn't get them to adjust soon enough. Maybe if we had scored the first touchdown, they would have been more confident.@quot

The Sanborn Coach praised his assistant Al Walker, who called all the offensive plays. The Indians will play host to Lynn Trade Saturday.


Football Notes

Published October ? 1968

The day is finally, FAST approaching. Saturday the squad makes the long trip to Alstead. Fall Mountain Regional is all the way across the state. With Autumn foliage, it should not be too bad a trip. If the boys can bring home a VICTORY, the trip will be quite short.
We have progressed a great deal from the day, 5 weeks ago, when 17 boys drew their uniforms. Some of the freshmen fell by the wayside. Credit is given to those 8 who stayed with it. Rich Wendell, Mark Stevens, Teddy Clark, Al Langsiegne and Chuck Batchelder are the freshmen linemen. Mike Alberts, Bobby Broyer, and 8th grader Brian Smith are the backfield men. It takes a geat deal of courage for a young boy to take the hard knocks from the varsity day after day. We all respect their courage.
Sanborn traveled to Execter Academy to play the Exeter @quot B@quot team tuesday. We played a game type scrimmange, and Sanborn won 6-0 on a 30 yard dash by Co-captain, Roy Roberts. Our boys, we hope, made most of their typical first game mistakes Tuesday.
Again, credit must be given to a bunch of boys who will compete and justle under the conditions our boys fac. Most of the schools we face are twice as big as us.
The starting Line-up Saturday will probably be Buddy Hamel and George Mayhew, ends;Chuck Kaskiewicz and Hal Dod, Tackles; Co-Captain Wayne St. Hilaire and Skippy Clark, Guards; Russ Case at Center; Roy Roberts, Lis Wilson, Bobby Field and Jimmy Stevens, the backfield; Mike Robie twisted his ankle at Exeter and may miss the first game. Mike is rapidly developing into a fine football player. With luck be will be with us.
We are blessed with two fine reserves halfbacks in Tommy Mathis and Bob Martin, Sophomores. Tommy Miller will back up at Center for Case. On a small team, many boys are asked to sacrifice for the good of the team. Three perfect examples on our team are Hal Dod, who moved from end to tackle; Bobby Field--A great quarterback last season-- who moved to halfback, and Skippy Clark, who made the move from halfback to guard. The coaches appreciate the selflessness.
Two other boys who have so far showed courage are: Fred Tidd, a boy who is making a great effort in his Junior year; and small Dan Coffey, a new boy who just loves the game.
What a terrific manager Dwight Simes has turned out to be. We couldn't get along without him. John Purchas is our Assistant manager.
We need prayers to avoid injuries, and we need the support of every student at Sanborn.
The films of the scrimmage at Exeter turned out to be perfect. Our thanks to the Booster Club for the gifts. Show your appreciation by selling and purchsing a Boosters Club Ticket. This will benefit all sports.
Indian Items! For the first time in his life Coach Phaups was outshouted by Coach Walker, who showed us much enthusiasm as the boys. This is a good to see. ---Steller attractions at the Deerfield fair recently, depleted the squad. Missing were two young lov--ah--er backs.....Russ Case was Widely noticed at a recent dance... The band sounds sharp; they should make the football games much more exciting....Thanks to Mr. Kelly for helping our Freshmen... The eight graders looked good for a half vs. Exeter... They are improving!



October 7, 1968

Sanborn Frosh Are Impressive

Published Haverhill Gazette, September 28, 1968

If the Indians from Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston, NH. have a successful football season this year, much of the credit should go to the 12 freshmen on the squad.
This Indians will open their campaign Oct. 12. Already several freshmen have looked good in workouts and will be given every opportunity to see varsity action.
@quot They're the spunkiest bunch of kids I've ever coached.@quot Coach Pat Phaup said. @quot Age and size means nothing to them. They ar edetermined and nothing seems to hold them back.@quot
The freshmen include Mike Albert, Brian Smith, Mike Taillon, Bob Broyer, Mark Stevens, Al Langeigne, Charlie Batchelder, Len Lemmon, Carl Georgee, Rich Wendell, Ted Clark and Bob Getchell.

Albert will be the second string Quarterback behind Bob Field and Smith will be the backup fullback behind Lis Wilson.
Coach Phaup had nothing but praise for his two promising backfield stars. @quot Albert has a terrific arm and can do just about everything.@quot he said. @quot Most important, he's willing to listen and learn. Smith is extremenly fast and can help us on the ground.@quot

Taillon is a substitute end who @quot will get better with seasoning@quot according to Coach Phaup.
Broyer was switched to halfback and is small but fast, while Stevens, a 160lb center, is @quot full of incentive and love to play.@quot

Lanseigne will be the othe rend while Balchelder and Lemmon will be at the guard positions whenever needed.

George, a tackle, twisted his ankle during a workout, but should be ready for the opner. Wendell is the other tackle.

Clark is being tested in the backfield and Coach Phaup call him @quot A permanent player who is full of ambition.@quot

Getchell is the smallest prospect on the squad. He stands four feet 11 inches and weighs 99 pounds, but will stick because of his desire according to Phaup.

The Sanborn coach will try to schedule a few junior varsity games to give his freshmen additional training. @quot I hope to get them three or four games.@quot he said. @quot If not, they'll play with the varsity and in a couple of years, you'll really see something here in Kingston.@quot



Sanborn Football Players Get Awards

Published Plaistow News Dec. 22, 1966

Presentation of awards to players highlighted the Sanborn Regional High School football dinner recently at the Bakie School in Kingston. The Howard Malloy trophy was presented to Bruce Baker, a senior from Newton, for outstanding football ability, good scholastic standing and good character on and off the field. Frank DiChiara of Kingston, another outstanding player, was also named to the Cape Ann League all - Star football team.

Russell Kelso of Kingston, a senior, received an award for outstanding effort. Co-Captains for the 1967 are Baker and Kelso. Mrs. Robert Marston, dinner chairman, was assisted by mothers of the players. Head table guests included Principal and Mrs. Benjamin Belonga, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Malloy, Mrs. Paul Drummy, Mrs. Al Walker, Mrs. Scott Darling, Rev. & Mrs. Wendell Irvine. Rev. Richard Vickery, Mrs. Gretchen DeLotto.

Coaches were presented gifts and player introduced their parents. Main speaker Ralph Colson, director of physical education for Massachusetts department of education, spoke on @quot Physical Education in Relation to Athletics@quot. Films were shown of Boston Patriots and Olympics.


Sanborn Regional Loses to Hornets

Published Plaistow News Nov. 19, 1966

The Hornets from Manchester High School scored three touchdowns in the final quarter to snap a 6-6 deadlock and gain a 28-6 victory over Sanborn Regional High School, Kingston,NH. Saturday at Manchester.

The win enabled Manchester to crack a three game losing streak and capture top spot in the lower division of the Cape Ann league for the second consecutive year. Its overall slate read 6-3 while Sanborn ended the season with a 2-6 mark.

The triumph was especially gratifying for the Hornets who had five starts sidelined with injuries. They still managed 396 yards offensively while limiting the Indians to 121 yards.
Quarterback Bob Koch led the assault with three touchdown aerials while left halfback Richard Glass tallied 14 points and amassed 222 yards on the ground for a 12.3 yards per carry. Anther 45 yard scoring run was erased on a clipping penalty. Koch's passes accumulated 117 yards as he connected seven times in 17 attempts. Sanborn quarterback Russell Kelso, hampered by inexperience, found this range only twice in eight efforts for 12 yards.

Easy conquest, It appeared an easy conquest for the Hornets but only a fourth quarter surge enabled them to pull it out. The unseasoned Indians were ranked 30th in the New Hampshire scoring race with 24 points and even Manchester Coach Eddie Field felt his squad could win handily if it played its regular game. Manchester dominated the statistics in the first half with 135 yards rushing and 49 yards through the air, compared to a 103 total for the losers, but the scoreboard still read 6-6.

The Hornets scored the first time they received the kickoff. Glass registered 35 yards on three carries as Manchester moved the pigskin to the Sanborn 15. A 15-yard penalty pushed the Hornets back to the 30, but two plays later, Koch flipped a 26 yard aerial to Glass in the end zone. The Indians roared back with less then two minutes remaining in the half after Manchester was halted on the Sanborn 25, fullback Lis Wilson, a 165-pound freshman started, ran for 15 yards and added 12 more on a Kelso pass.

With the ball on the Manchester 48, left halfback Frank Dichiara, the clubs leading scorer with 18 points, sidestepped three on rushers and scampered around the left end for the equalizer. The second half saw Manchester pile up 212 yards offensively while Sanborn had 18. The Hornets broke the tie with two minutes gone in the fourth quarter. Glass continued his brilliant rushing with a 29-yard pickup and sophomore bill McDiamid took a lateral from Koch which went for 12 yards. On the ensuing play Koch uncorked a 45-yard scoring pass to right halfback Forrest Milnes. Glass bulled his way across for the two pointer and Manchester climbed ahead 14-6.

The Indians had little success in budging the ball after the kickoff and were forced into punting situation from their 40. The boot was grabbed at the Manchester 42 by Glass who sidestepped his way down the right sidelines into pay dirt. The scoring barrage ended at the seven minute mark when Glass jaunted 45 yards to the Sanborn 12 and Koch passed to right end Steve Wogan at the goal line. Right Tackle Robert Morse added the conversion on a tackle eligible pass play.

Threat Came
Sanborn's only other threat came in the opening minutes of the second quarter after taking possession at midfield. DiChiara picked up seven yards and got an important first down on a fourth and inches situation. Wilson brought the pigskin to the Hornet 34 on three straight plunges but the Indians fell shy of another first when DiChiara was stopped at the line of scrimmage. Misfortune struck the Hornets when a 15-yard clipping penalty wiped out another tally. After the Indians were restrained at the 34, Manchester fullback John Babcock collected 23 yards on two efforts and Glass capped the performance with a 45-yard dash around the left end for the score.

Lack of time averted another Manchester touchdown. With the Hornets on their own 45 and 30 seconds remaining in the half, Koch lobbed a 15-yard screen pass to right halfback Brian Heath. Glass extended the pursuit with a 22-yard gain and Koch followed with an eight-yard gallop up the middle as the clock ran out.

Gridiron Griddle
Many chilly spectators, huddled in blankets, had their portable radios turned to the Notre Dame-Michigan State game. One jubilant attendant shouted out with glee when the spartans scored their first touchdown. An embarrassing moment for one of the officials when he hurled his marker to the ground and a dog ran away with it. The penalty was against Manchester. Sanborn coach Paul Drummy was the field mentor of the semi-pro Marlboro Shamrocks prior to his assignment at Kingston. Sanborn's chances for a winning season were aggravated when 13 veterans graduated.

Included in Sanborn's defeats are five shutouts. In eight contests the Indians have been outscored 185-30. Drummy will lose four seniors through graduation but is optimistic for a victorious campaign next year. @quot The players can't help but improve,@quot he said, @quot even in defeat.@quot Three members of the team weigh only 95 pounds and appear dwarfed by the other players.


Sanborn Tops Timberlane

Published Nov. 5, 1966

The Indians from Sanborn Regional, Kingston, NH. streaked to their second consecutive victory Saturday blanking Timberlane Regional, Plaistow, NH. 12-0, at Kingston.

Sanborn had lost five straight. The Timberlane Owls are winless in three starts competing in their first season of football. Indians quarterback Russell Kelso was responsible for both Sanborn touchdowns as the schools battled to a 0-0 deadlock at halftime.

Kelso scored on a one-yard rush midway in the third quarter and climaxed the scoring in the closing minutes of the game with a quarterback sneak, also from the one-yard line. The third quarter saw the Indians march 75 yards in nine plays for a 6-0 lead. Left halfback Frank DiChiara paced the drive on short rushing efforts and nabbed two passes from reserve quarterback Bob Macurdy which were good for 27 yards. The drive brought the ball to DiChiara, faked a punt and ran 30 yards for a crucial first down. Macurdy then unloaded a 24 yard strike to left end Bruce Melville who fell one-yard shy of the touchdown. Kelso replace d Macurdy and scored.

Indians coach Paul Drummy was pleased with the defense and singled out Ed Stempien, Bruce Baker, Roger Steer and Greg white for turning in strong efforts. He also praised Glen Miller center, Paul Brett right guard, Alvin Berry left tackle, and Alan Dunn right end, for their performance. Right halfback Roy Roberts and fullback Lis Wilson were lauded for picking up important yardage and several key first down.

Coach Drummy was impressed with the play turned in by the Owls and thinks the greenness will wear off with experience. He was highly impressed with right halfback larry St. Jean who, @quot did everything well and picked up the offense on several occasions.@quot

Sanborn will travel to Georgetown Saturday, while Timberlane Regional battles Cardinals Cushing Academy at West Newbury.




Dec. 14, 1965

Indians Win First

Published Unknown Oct. 17, 1965

Sanborn Seminary, Kingston, NH. gained its first grid triumph of the season with a 12-6 verdict over winless Cardinal Cushing Academy, West Newbury, Saturday at Kingston.

The Indians took advantage of a fumble on the opening kickoff to notch their first score as quarterback Russ Kelso uncorked a 30-yard pass to left end Bruce Melville in the end zone.

Fullback Dick Schmeiderer drew the count even for the Cardinals with a three-yard plunge late in the second quarter. Sanborn halfback Frank DiChiara provided the victory margin with a nine-yard sweep around the left end midway in the third quarter.

The Cushing eleven saw its winning chances disappear after relinquishing the ball in the Sanborn Territory late in the 4th quarter. Cardinal right halfback Bob Orner gained 193 yards rushing for individual laurels while teammates Bill Guzzardi, right tackle and Bob Elia, left guard, paced the team on defeat.


Sanborn Seminary Stops Brewster Eleven, 26-19

Published Nov. 27, 1953 Unknown paper

Wolfeboro - Sanborn seminary of Kingston, NH. came to town on the holiday and administered a 26-19 setback on the gridiron to the Brewster eleven. The two teams were evenly matched and it was a hard fought game throughout.

Brewster made the initial score early in the first quarter. Dick Harris racing 20 yard for the tally. The placement for the point after touchdown was blocked.

The most exciting play of the afternoon came after the subsequent kickoff when Bobby Mawson, Sanborn right halfback took the ball on his own 20 and galloped 80 yards for a touchdown. Kenney Davis, left end threw a block at the 25-yard line permitting Mawson to go the distance. Mawson kicked the extra point, sending his team ahead 7-6.

Second quarter scoring was by Danny Smith of Sanborn on a line buck through center, Mawson booting the extra point and extending the visitors lead to 14-6. This was the way the half ended. After halftime, Brewster came back strong, marching downfield to the three-yard line in a series of four first downs. Sanborn, however, stiffened and held the Brewsters for downs in a brilliant goalline stand.

Smith of Sanborn in two long sweeps took the ball out of danger and a series of passes Mawson to Charles Sanataro netted the visitors third score, making the tally 20-6, the kick being wide. Brewster twice scored in the fourth quarter, the first score coming on a pass play, Beck snaring a pass from Harris, good for 15 yards and a score. A pass for the extra point went incomplete. Each team scored in the late moments.

Sanataro annexing his second touchdown of the afternoon, catching a pass on the goalline. Once again the Sanborn placement for point after was blocked and this was the end of the visitors scoring. In the final two minutes of the game, Brewster took to the air. Hoadley snaring a pass on the Sanborn 20 and breaking away for the score. Smacking the line in a rush play the point after touchdown was good, the game ending soon after.


Sanborn Seminary Jayvees Routs Andover Jayvees 32-13

Published unknown Oct. 24, 1953

Andover Mass. The Sanborn Seminary gridsters of Kingston, NH. defeated the Andover Academy Jayvees, 32-13, in a game played here this afternoon. Sanborn jumped to a 13-0 lead in the opening quarter, with Ken Davis and Phil Bamford chalking up touchdowns and Dick Mawson contributing a conversion.

Mawson tallied a six-pointer in the second quarter to give Sanborn a 19-0 lead at halftime. Touchdowns by Bamford and Charley Samatero in the third quarter boosted the Sanborn margin to 32-0.
The Andover Jayvees took over in the fourth quarter and yielded two touchdowns to the Sanborn team, scored by Blatt and Velencia, and an extra point by Shaver. The victory was the second of the season for Coach Joe Dehm's charges.


Injury-Hobbled Sanborn To Meet Tilton JV's Tomorrow.

Published Haverill Gazette, Oct. 16, 1953

Sanborn seminary handicapped by injuries, might encounter trouble tomorrow in its home game with Tilton JV's, Coach Joe Dehm said yesterday. @quot It looks bad, but we'll give it all we have.@quot Dehm said. @quot We may be able to win with a ground game.@quot Two key men will be sidelined with leg trouble. Dehm reported, Co-Capt. Cliff Smith has a bad knee, and may be able to play in the last game of the season. Pete Graham, a capable man with a strong passing arm, has a sprained ankle and probably will not be able to play tomorrow.
Co-Capt. Dan Smith has been bothered by a sore leg muscle this week, but Dehm is confident the leg will be in shape by game time. The coach is quick to point out that Sanborn needs playing power badly. The team has lost both of its game this year, dropping the first to Pinkerton 26-12 and the second to New Hampton last week 13-6.

Dehm will rely on an @quot untried backfield, which he says will include Phillip (Rocky) Bamford, fullback, with halfbacks Bob Mawson and Dick Langton. He can find one consolation with the thought that Tilton has not won a game yet, either. He says pridefully that the team looked good last week, but then adds, @quot These injuries make it look doubtful tomorrow.@quot Then he noted that 14 of the 28 boys who came out for the team are freshmen.
But the freshmen can be good too, as the case of Elvin Miller would indicate. Miller is playing fist-string tackle with the varsity after qualifying at the beginning of the season. There are four seniors on the team, the coach noted, listing Cliff and Dan Smith, dick Heselton, a tackle, and Roland Kimball, the center.

The best prospects seem to be Bamford, Charles Samataro and Bob Mawson, according to Dehm. Who is beginning his first year at Sanborn. He coached Antrim High School last year, and played four years as varsity center at Arnold College. In addition, he won 12 letters, including those for basketball and baseball. He will coach Sanborn's baseball tea, as well as teach Biology, English and History.

Dehm 27 years old, is close-mouthed about his plans for the game. But he agrees he has to rely on the line with the absence of regular backfield men. @quot They looked good last week.@quot he said. @quot Now we'll wait and see.@quot This year, Sanborn is in a small prep school class, instead of competing with local public schools as it has done previously. Donald Clark, school Athletic director, attributes the change to using post graduate students.

@quot It was a matter of using the PG's or dropping football,@quot he said. @quot We couldn't field a acceptable team very well without them.@quot Clark listed the post-grads as Bamford, Mawson, Samataro and Graham. Brewster and New Hampton should be good matches for Sanborn. Clark believes, and he plans to invite Governor Dummer and Mt. Herman in future seasons.


St. Sebastian Grid Team Defeats Sanborn 19-0

Published unknown Nov. 14, 1952

The St. Sebastian school football team won from Sanborn Seminary of Kingston, NH. her this afternoon, 19-0. The home team held a 6-0 first half lead and put over touchdowns twice in the fourth quarter. Sanborn threatened several times, once reaching the opponents 10-yard line, but fumbles or a stout defense by the home team held off the visitors. All the St. Sebastian scores came on power plays.


Sanborn Seminary Wins At Andover Academy

Published unknown Oct. 23, 1952

Sanborn Seminary of Kingston, NH. defeated the Andover Jayvees football team here to day by a 25 to 6 score. The visitors scored in all but the second quarter while the Andover jayvees were held scoreless until the fourth quarter. Lessard, Turner and O'Connor scored touchdowns for Sanborn, with Demers making the extra point. Smith scored for Andover.


Sanborn Seminary Routs Tilton Jayvee team, 28-6

Published unknown Oct. 17, 1952

Sanborn seminary using its reserves freely, trounced the Tilton Jayvees at Chase Athletic field this afternoon 28-6. Sanborn's first score came on a safety when end Charlie Samataro downed a Tilton back in the end zone. Still in the first quarter, Right halfback Danny Smith made a 30-yard off-tackle jaunt that placed the ball on Tiltons one yard line, from where he smashed over for a touchdown. Sanborn kept piling it on. Three successive passes by Peter Graham set up another touchdown. The first went to left halfback Bobby Mawson, the second to end Kenny Davis, the score maker, a 20-yarder, to Samataro.

Tilton scored on a 20-yard end run in the second quarter. Sanborns third and fourth scores came in the third quarter. Graham pitched it 30 yards to Davis for one and again to Davis who it over from the 10. Bobby Mawson kicked the extra points after each. Tilton's main offensive efforts came in the fourth quarter against Sanborn's reserves, but they failed to score.