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September 16. 2013 10:51AM

Power Poll: Concord moves into tie with Bedford, behind Exeter

Coming off a 52-13 demolition of Salem, Concord moved into a second-place tie with Bedford in the Union Leader/WGIR/WMUR Power Poll of the state's top high school football teams. Exeter remained a unanimous pick as No. 1.

All three teams are 2-0.

The rest of the poll remained the same, with Nashua South, also 2-0, at No. 4, and Pinkerton Academy of Derry (1-1) at No. 5.

Rounding out the top 10 are Winnacunnet of Hampton, Keene, Trinity of Manchester, Londonderry and Plymouth Regional. All but Keene (1-1) are 2-0. Trinity and Plymouth, both competing in Division II, were the only non-Division I teams to receive votes.

Two games this week feature top-10 teams: Bedford at Londonderry Friday night and Winnacunnet at Exeter Saturday afternoon. Keene plays the only other team to receive votes, Bishop Guertin of Nashua (1-1), Saturday night at Stellos Stadium in Nashua.

For analysis and additional news on high school football, see Roger Brown's "First & 10" column on Tuesday in the print and electronic editions of the New Hampshire Union Leader and on UnionLeader.com.



UNION LEADER/WGIR/WMUR FOOTBALL POWER POLL

Sept. 16, 2013

The top 10 high school football teams in New Hampshire, as voted by the staffs of the New Hampshire Union Leader, WGIR AM and FM, and WMUR-TV after Week 2 of the 2013 NHIAA season, with first-place votes/points in parentheses:

THIS WEEK LAST WEEK

1. Exeter, 2-0 (6/60) 1. Exeter, 1-0 (6/60)

2 (tie). Bedford, 2-0 (51) 2. Bedford, 1-0 (52)

2 (tie). Concord, 2-0 (51) 3. Concord, 1-0 (50)

4. Nashua South, 2-0 (38) 4. Nashua South, 1-0 (32)

5. Pinkerton, 1-1 (34) 5. Pinkerton, 0-1 (30)

6. Winnacunnet, 2-0 (28) 6. Winnacunnet, 1-0 (25)

7. Keene, 1-1 (24) 7. Keene, 1-0 (24)

8. Trinity, 2-0 (20) 8. Trinity, 1-0 (21)

9. Londonderry, 2-0 (14) 9. Londonderry, 1-0 (19)

10. Plymouth, 2-0 (10) 10. Plymouth, 1-0 (11)



ALSO RECEIVING VOTES (points in parentheses): Bishop Guertin, 1-1 (2)


  • Which NH high school football team will remain unbeaten longest?
  • Bedford
  • 25%
  • Bow
  • 11%
  • Kennett
  • 10%
  • Pinkerton
  • 44%
  • Windham
  • 10%
  • Total Votes: 532
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