NHIAA Football Roundup: Wade OT TD leads Central to win
Manchester Central needed overtime to knock off visiting Londonderry, 42-35, at Gill Stadium Friday night.
Senior Jesiah Wade scored on a two-yard run in the extra session to lead Central (5-2) to the win. Wade finished with 207 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
The teams traded touchdowns on an even pace throughout the game, with Central’s 21-7 lead being the largest of the contest.
Londonderry (3-4) tied the game to force overtime, getting an Aaron Gaudet touchdown pass to Dave Weidenfield from five yards out with 32 seconds remaining in regulation.
Central quarterback Richie Greeley went 10-for-18 for 142 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Jonathan Guillermo caught both TD passes.
Londonderry was led by Gaudet, who went 17-for-24 for 189 yards passing, three touchdowns and an interception.
Dennis Bishop and Jonathan Young added TD runs and Tim Jennings and Nate Kelly joined Weidenfield with TD catches.
Spaulding 17, Exeter 7: At Rochester, Spaulding opened the fourth quarter with a 21-yard field goal from Mitch Cyr to make it 10-7 Red Raiders.
Exeter missed a field goal and the Raiders went seven plays over 80 yards to an eventual five-yard TD run from Tyler Snow to account for the final score.
Exeter led 7-0 at the half on a touchdown from Max Medley, who caught a pass from Zach Pafford for the touchdown.
Spaulding got a five-run from Trey Scott to make it 7-7 in the third.
Scott finished with 27 carries for 140 yards to go over 1,000 on the year. Snow had 16 carries for 102 yards. Both teams are now 4-3.
Keene 33, Dover 19: At Dover, the visiting Blackbirds improved to 5-2 with the win. Keene quarterback Alex Parenteau had a big night, rushing for touchdowns of 26 and five yards and throwing for two more scores to Isaiah Singer (32 yards) and Nicholas Hume (three yards). Tom Gallant added the other Keene score.
Dover got touchdowns from Eric Waddington and Duane Gordon, who caught a TD pass from Derek Stegman and ran for another score. Dover is now 2-5.
Merrimack Valley 32, Hanover 29: At Penacook, Merrimack Valley got touchdown runs from Tucker Burt (65 and 30 yards) and quarterback Ivan Niyomugabo scored on a 35-yard run and threw two touchdown passes to Cole Martin.
Bow 43, Bishop Brady 23: At Bow, Matt Ehrenberg led the Falcons with 217 yards and six touchdowns. Bow improved to 5-1 while Brady fell to 3-3.