BRATTLEBORO >> The Bellows Falls Union High School varsity football team will attempt to beat Springfield for a seventh consecutive time when the rivals face off in Westminster tonight at 7.
In the series that dates back to 1914, the Terriers have a 54-42 record against the Cosmos. The Purple Gang won the 50th annual Trophy Game 48-0 last season.
Bellows Falls went 9-2 in 2015, including a 28-7 loss to Burr and Burton in the Division 2 championship game. That came one week after running back Jahyde Bullard carried the ball 24 times for 190 yards during a semifinal victory over Burlington.
Seniors Jacob Lober (fullback), DJ Snide (guard) and Brady Illingworth (center) were named the captains of coach Bob Lockerby's 2016 varsity football team.
Bellows Falls roster: Coaches — Bob Lockerby, Mike Bennett, Ryan Stoodley, Donald Laurendeau, Mike Empey, Matt Harris. Players — Logan Cota, Joe Terry, Shane Healy-Fletcher, Connor Smith, Jeff Rainville, Jahyde Bullard, Hunter Holmes, Caleb Lisai, Sam Mellish, Kennan Lowe, Devon Hardy, Treston Jordan, Aiden Smith, Jacob Streeter, Shane Clark, Brendan Kendall, Julian Christiansen, Garett Dolloph, Brody Burke, Bryce Smith, Noah Wilkinson, Jacob Lober, Sawyer Reis, Jackson Brown, Liam Hackett, Gunnar Sawyer, Noah Rawling, Jared Zobkiw, Austin Taylor, Ben Asack, DJ Snide, Brady Illingworth, Kihoon Song, Reno Tuttle, Nick Tuttle, Ethan Morey, Spencer Clark, Brian Green, Troy Mounsey, Antonio Torres, Braden Maxfield, Andrew Elliott.
Here is a look at Vermont's Week 1 high school football matchups:
Brattleboro at Hartford — 7 p.m., Essex at Colchester — 7 p.m., Middlebury at MAU — 7 p.m., Saint Johnsbury at South Burlington — 7 p.m., Springfield at Bellows Falls — 7 p.m., Fair Haven at North Country — 7 p.m., Otter Valley at Spaulding — 7 p.m., U-32 at Woodstock.
BFA-St. Albans at Rice — 1 p.m., Rutland at CVU — 1 p.m., Burlington at Mount Abe — 1 p.m., Mount Mansfield at Burr and Burton — 1 p.m., Milton at Lyndon — 1 p.m., Missisquoi at BFA-Fairfax — 1 p.m., Oxbow at Mill River — 1 p.m., Poultney/MSJ at Windsor — 1 p.m.