Football Week 1
JOHN STARK AT MILFORD
WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday. WHERE: Milford High School.
2014 RESULT: Milford 35, John Stark 14
FYI: These two teams have played eight times going back to
2004, and the Spartans have won all eight, scoring at least
34 points seven times and winning by an average margin of
24.6 points. In the last two years, Milford has outscored the
Generals 77-21. Milford center Kody Palladino could be one
of the top offensive lineman in the state this season, leading
the way for what is always a successful running game
for Milford. John Stark is led by quarterback Drew McQuarrie
while his father, Rob, takes over as head coach.
MONADNOCK AT SOUHEGAN
WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday. WHERE: Souhegan High School.
2014 RESULT: Souhegan 27, Monadnock 20.
FYI: After a 5-3 finish a year ago, the Sabers are shooting for
a return to the postseason for the first time since 2012, and
just the second time since 2010. Souhegan has plenty of
experience returning led by senior captains Mike Mancini
and Nick Truchon. The Sabers also return Cam Kinney, who
was a force at running back and linebacker in Souhegan’s
35-0 win over Manchester West at last Friday’s Queen City
Jamboree. This is the third year in a row the Sabers open
with Monadnock, having lost to the Huskies in 2013, 40-7.