Roger Brown's First & 10: And then there was one (unbeaten)
Turnovers, including three interceptions, plagued Monadnock of Swanzey during an 18-9 loss to Sanborn of Kingston in the Division II West championship game. Monadnock was 9-0 entering the contest, which was the first playoff game for the Sanborn program.
“All I know is they’re still the state champions until someone knocks them off, and we’re looking to do that Saturday,” Concord wide receiver Seimou Smith said.
No. 4 Exeter (7-3) at No. 1 Concord (10-0)
No. 3 Pinkerton Academy (8-2) at No. 2 Keene (8-2)
No. 4 Sanborn (6-3) at No. 1 Plymouth (9-1)
No. 3 Trinity (8-2) at No. 2 Portsmouth (9-1)
No. 4 IL/Moultonborough (5-4) at No. 1 Bow (8-1)
No. 3 Epping-Newmarket (5-4) at No. 2 Stevens (7-2)
STRONG DEFENSE, particularly in the second half, has been a strength for Keene this season, and that was the case in Saturday’s 38-21 triumph over Nashua South. Keene outscored South 21-7 in the final two quarters, when the Blackbirds collected four of their five sacks.
This week’s New Hampshire Union Leader/WGIR/WMUR Power Poll will be announced this morning during Kelly Brown’s 7:30 sports report during “The Morning Buzz” radio show on WGIR-FM, and posted on UnionLeader.com shortly thereafter. For more on the Power Poll, see Tuesday’s “First & 10” column in the New Hampshire Union Leader.
TRINITY of Manchester’s game at Portsmouth will be the second time the Pioneers have traveled to the Port City this season. Trinity posted a 58-37 victory in Week 1.
Portsmouth has won nine in a row since that loss.
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