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.