Sports Talk | Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavs U11 in Windham
Our Hollis Brookline U11 JR Cavs football team played Sunday in Windham their fifth game of the season vs. the Wolverines.
Squaring off against their opponent came with many challenges this day beginning with a short bench for HB which meant few substitutions on hand while the Wolverines ability to bring fresh feet on the ball was an advantage throughout.
The Cavs struggled at times against Windham’s complex offense trying to keep up with many different formations while their offense did their best in facing a high energy defense.
HB’s defense continues to improve each game and made some good stops to hold the Wolves back forcing their offense to regroup and switch up their plays.
Trying to get their footing in a tough match up was boosted by the Cavs offense having multiple carries from receivers including Jason Bryant and Harrison Migneault and only drawing one penalty to set them back.
The game’s highlight was late in the fourth quarter by Noah Moyer on a huge 1st down run moving the chains to the 30 -yard line marker.
Windham was victorious this game, but the HB Jr Cavs continue to prove they may be short in the number department, but not so in the perseverance one.
U11 plays at Laconia next on Oct. 4.
HB Jr. Cavs Varsity 40, Monadnock 0
HB Jr. Cavs Varsity improves record to 3-1 with a win over Monadnock 40-0
The HB Jr. Cavs Varsity found the Monadnock Huskies driving the ball down the field to the Hollis 30-yard line when AJ Johnson intercepted a pass and returned the ball to the Huskies 30 yard line.
Three plays later Ben Goolsby scored from 30 yards out with key blocks from Quinten Wimmer, Quinn Connors, Salvatore Fabbio, and Kyle Manley. Quinten Wimmer converted the conversion to put the Cavs on the scoreboard 8-0.
At the end of the first quarter the Cavs Adam Slater and John Rutledge recovered a fumble to set up a Sander Wimmer touchdown pass down the middle of the field to Henri Boudreau and AJ Johnson scored the two-point conversion.
Solid defensive play by the Cavs held the Huskies to three plays before they punted giving the Cavs excellent position to score again by Quinten Wimmer with Johnson successfully making the conversion.
Alex Lee made a key tackle on the ensuing kickoff that found the Huskies deep in their own end. After a three and out the Huskies were forced to punt with Lee taking the return and giving the offense excellent field position. Sander Wimmer connected with Goolsby for a 25 yard touchdown pass with Goolsby running for the 2 point conversion behind excellent blocking by Henri Boudreau and Kyle Manley.
The only scoring in the second half of the game was Quinten Wimmer with the touchdown and Jack Delaney scoring the two-point conversion. The Jr. Cavs defensive unit played well limiting the amount of yards and first downs gained by the Huskies. The Jr. Cavs are at home this weekend against Hartford.
HB Jr. Cavs JV 36-20
The HB Jr. Cavs JV team hosted the Monadnock Huskies JV team this past Saturday in Hollis.
On the second play of the game the Huskies were poised to score until Chad Bent caused a fumble that was recovered by Jack Delaney.
The Cavs found themselves down 6-0 when Marc-Andre Thermitus scored on an 80-yard run to tie the score and Jack Delaney scoring on the conversion to give the Jr. Cavs the lead 8-6 at the end of the first quarter.
The Huskies did not waste any time in the second quarter determined to take back the lead scoring on the first play of the quarter. Conor Ramage and Teddy Moscatelli came up with a big stop on the two-point conversion.
The defense came up big again as a partially blocked punt found the Huskies with excellent field position.
With the ball inside the 5 yard line the Cavs defensive line caused a fumble which they recovered. Marc-Andre Thermitus took advantage of key blocks by Jack Duquette and Avery Gillespie to gain 55 yards. Quarterback Wyatt Bingham picked up a critical first down to keep the drive alive for the Jr. Cavs.
The Huskies appeared to gain control of the game when they caused a turnover in the Cavs backfield only to have Conor Ramage recover a fumble by the Huskies. On the next play Marc-Andre Thermitus scored to give the Jr. Cavs a 14-12 lead.
In the third Quarter each team scored on their first possessions seeing the Jr. Cavs with a 20-18 lead before the Huskies punishing ground game wearing down the defense.
The Jr. Cavs are home this weekend when they host Hartford.