Colonels at Colchester, Terriers host U-32
Durin Hoyer, Isaiah Gilbeau, Devin Clark, Jo Jo Matias, Sam Fontaine, Brandon Gilbert and Liam McNeil paved the way for 133 rushing yards and gave quarterback Tyler Millerick time to throw for 126 more as the Colonels defeated rival MAU 28-14 in the annual Elwell Trophy game.
Brattleboro (1-6) will be going after its second win in a row when playing at Colchester (2-5) in the teams' regular-season finale on Friday night at 7.
The Lakers have dropped three straight after rallying to beat CVU 21-12 in Week 4. Zack Morin, Quentin Hoskins and Kevin Otto all had a rushing touchdown in that game for Colchester, with a 70-yard gallop by Hoskins being the highlight.
Also on Friday night at 7, Division 2 playoff teams Bellows Falls (5-2) and U-32 (4-3) will face off in Westminster.
The Terriers have a talented group of their own in the trenches. Reno Tuttle, Jackson Brown, Gunnar Sawyer, Braden Maxfield and Jared Zobkiw helped BF roll up 432 yards of total offense during a 35-34 loss at Fair Haven last week.
Tuttle went off for four tackles and four sacks to lead the Purple Gang defensively in that one. It's unknown if he will be pressuring Logan Wolf or Daniel Green on Friday, as Wolf was injured during a Week 7 loss to Woodstock and Green fired a 22-yard TD pass in relief.
Week 8 Schedule
Friday at 7 p.m.
Rice (2-5) at Saint Albans (5-2)
Brattleboro (1-6) at Colchester (2-5)
Rutland (3-4) at Burlington (6-1)
Hartford (6-1) at Essex (1-6)
Mount Mansfield (4-3) at South Burlington (2-5)
U-32 (4-3) at Bellows Falls (5-2)
MAU (3-4) at Burr and Burton (6-1)
Mount Abraham (1-6) at Fair Haven (6-1)
North Country (2-5) at Otter Valley (0-7)
Middlebury (4-3) at CVU (3-4), 1 p.m.
Saint Johnsbury (7-0) at Lyndon (4-3), 1 p.m.
Milton (6-1) at Spaulding (0-7), 6 p.m.
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