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November 23. 2013 6:47PM

Div. I: Concord dominates Pinkerton to conclude perfect season


Concord players celebrate their NHIAA Division I football championship on Saturday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

CONCORD - There were a lot of predictions made in the days leading up to this year's Division I championship game, but no one predicted this: running time.

Top-seeded Concord was so dominant in its 42-14 triumph over third-seeded Pinkerton Academy of Derry on Saturday that running time kicked in with 6:28 left in the third quarter, when Concord quarterback connected with Nicholas Garneau for a 5-yard touchdown pass that gave the Crimson Tide a 42-7 lead.

Concord scored on six of its first eight possessions and completed its season with a 12-0 record.

"We definitely had the confidence coming in that we were going to be able to handle them, but not like that," Concord running back/linebacker Marc Gaudet said. "Four or five touchdowns? I couldn't have pictured that. We just played on a different level today."

Law completed 8 of 11 passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns. He had a 27-yard TD pass to Seimou Smith in the second quarter, and a 21-yard TD pass to Gaudet in the third. Concord also received two rushing touchdowns from tailbacks Walters Ndi (5 and 12 yards) and a 27-yard touchdown run from Leo Sudieh.

Law finished his junior season with 100 completions in 149 pass attempts for 1,623 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was not intercepted all season.

"As a sophomore last year he didn't have the strongest arm, but he always put the ball where it was supposed to be," Concord coach Eric Brown said. "He worked a lot harder in the offseason with his arm strength and now he can (throw) it with a little zip, but he can still can put it where it's supposed to go."

Pinkerton finished its season with a 9-3 record. Two of the three losses came against Concord. The Crimson Tide beat the Astros 21-14 in overtime during the regular season.

Pinkerton's TDs came on a 5-yard run by TJ Urbanik, and an 11-yard run by Manny Latimore.

Pinkerton led 7-6 after one quarter, but trailed 28-7 at halftime and 42-7 entering the third.

"They pretty much had their way with us," Pinkerton coach Brian O'Reily said. "Having the clock run on us in the second half - I'm not sure that's happened to us before. Certainly hasn't happened in a playoff or a championship game. Again, that's a credit to them. They did whatever they wanted to today."

rbrown@unionleader.com


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