Roger Brown's First and 10: Goffstown's Gervais a real leader
"He's a heck of an athlete," Goffstown coach Justin Hufft said. "We have two real good quarterbacks. We have him and we have a junior Matt Collins, who's also a good quarterback so we're kind of lucky with that. And we're going to use them both this year."
"(Gervais) certainly did some really nice things," Central coach Ryan Ray said. "Give Goffstown all the credit in the world. Their coaching staff does an amazing job. There's not many programs in Division I coached better than Goffstown is."It was a night of big plays for Central. Wade had runs of 27, 59 (TD) and 68 yards, and finished the game with 246 yards rushing on 23 carries. Central also scored a TD on an 89-yard pass from quarterback Anthony DiMauro to Nathan Guillermo.In addition to the offense Gervais provided, Goffstown also received 126 yards rushing on 27 carries from sophomore running back Connor Bourque.
The most surprising score from Friday night? It had to be Keene's 41-0 triumph over Spaulding of Rochester.
Keene (2-2) was coming off back-to-back Division I losses against Exeter and Bishop Guertin of Nashua, and Spaulding entered the game with a 2-1 record. Spaulding's loss came against unbeaten Nashua South (34-24).
Nashua North hadn't done much on offense in its first three games this season, but its new straight-T offense was effective in Friday night's 35-27 loss to Nashua South.North quarterback Brendan Martin ran for two touchdowns and passed for two others.
South (4-0) received much of its offensive from quarterback Trevor Knight, who completed three TD passes and ran for a touchdown. South raised its record to 4-0 with the victory.
Roger Brown covers high school football for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @603sportsmedia.