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August 03. 2013 10:13PM

Shrine bowl more of the same; NH rolls, 43-0


New Hampshire's Ryan Carrier, right, hauls down Vermont quarterback Jake Stalcup for a sack in the opening quarter of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Game at Dartmouth College in Hanover. (JODIE ANDRUSKEVICH)

HANOVER - It was more of the same Saturday at Dartmouth's Memorial Field, where the New Hampshire all-stars did what they seem to do every summer: whip Vermont in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl.

Trinity of Manchester running back Romeo Masuku rushed for two touchdowns to help New Hampshire extend its winning streak to 13 games with a 43-0 victory.

New Hampshire led 6-0 after one quarter, 15-0 at halftime and 29-0 entering the fourth.

Masuku's second TD appeared to break Vermont's spirit. It came on a 40-yard run that capped the second half's opening possession. Souhegan of Amherst's Tyler Ford then made the first of his four point-after kicks to give New Hampshire a 22-0 lead.

The drive covered 76 yards in eight plays, and was extended when Ford gained 18 yards on a fake punt.

Tight end Graham Nyhan (Laconia), quarterback Connor Benjamin (Goffstown), running back Tolbert Nemo (Concord) and running back Tyler Grant (Exeter) scored New Hampshire's other touchdowns.

Benjamin, Nemo and Grant all scored in the second half. Benjamin found the end zone on a 36-yard run that helped increase New Hampshire's advantage to 29-0 with 2:13 left in the third, and Nemo added to the lead on a 9-yard run with 1:59 to play. Grant scored New Hampshire's final TD on a 1-yard run with 1:04 to play.

Vermont turned the ball over six times. New Hampshire intercepted five passes, two of which came inside the New Hampshire 10-yard line. Logan Batchelder (Stevens of Claremont) had two of the five interceptions.

New Hampshire has won 23 of the last 25 games, and leads the series 45-13-2.

It was the first time Vermont failed to score in the game since 2008, when New Hampshire posted a 29-0 victory.

The first half ended on a positive note for New Hampshire, which received a 42-yard field goal from Ford as time expired. It was the longest field goal in the game's history, and handed New Hampshire a 15-0 halftime lead.

Spaulding of Rochester's Scott Sanborn held the previous record for longest field goal. Sanborn made a 41-yard kick in 1982.

New Hampshire grabbed a 6-0 lead on its opening possession when Masuku scored on a 5-yard run around right end with 7:12 left in the first quarter. The lead grew to 12-0 after Benjamin hooked up with Nyhan for a 55-yard TD pass with 7:02 to play in the half.

rbrown@unionleader.com


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