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Tony Martinez (5), Cheick Diakite (25) and the rest of Brattleboro's varsity football team will take on Saint Johnsbury tonight at 7 on Natowich Field.

BRATTLEBORO >> One week after they gave up 423 total rushing yards in a 41-3 loss to Hartford in the season opener, Brattleboro's varsity football team will be asked to defend against a talented quarterback.

Senior Collin Urie was 13-of-19 passing for 192 yards and three scores when Saint Johnsbury started off with a 41-7 rout of South Burlington. Jasper Rankin, Brodie Talbot and Shane Alercio all caught a TD pass in that one.

The 0-1 Colonels will host the 1-0 Hilltoppers tonight at 7 on Natowich Field at BUHS.

Brattleboro, which went 4-5 and made the playoffs in Chad Pacheco's first year as head coach, was intercepted four times by the Hurricanes in Week 1. A Jack Price field goal accounted for the purple and white's only points.

In another game this evening, Bellows Falls will be looking to go to 2-0 when it plays at Mount Abe (0-1) at 7.

Behind the powerful offensive line of Reno Tuttle, Nick Tuttle, Brady Illingworth, DJ Snide and Brian Green, the Terriers outgained rival Springfield 372-41 in the first half. Jahyde Bullard finished with 141 yards on seven carries, fullback Jacob Lober entered the house three times, and signal-caller Caleb Lisai completed five of six passes for 82 yards and a score.

Mount Abe is coming off of a 49-16 loss to Burlington, thanks to five touchdowns by running back Kevin Garrison. The Eagles got a 75-yard kick return from Devon Kimball and a 51-yard TD run by Coleman Russell.

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

Today


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Saint Johnsbury at Brattleboro, 7 p.m.

Bellows Falls at Mount Abe, 7 p.m.

Middlebury at BFA-St. Albans, 7 p.m.

Hartford at Colchester, 7 p.m.

MAU at Essex, 7 p.m.

Rice at Burlington, 7 p.m.

Rutland at Concord-Carlisle, 7 p.m.

Burr and Burton at Fair Haven, 7 p.m.

Lyndon at North Country, 7 p.m.

Saturday

South Burlington at CVU, 1 p.m.

Milton at Mount Mansfield, 1 p.m.