Colonels, Terriers on road Friday night


BRATTLEBORO >> As posts about Monday night's Trump-Clinton showdown continue to flood Facebook, there's really no debate when it comes to who the most dangerous football player in Vermont is.

After sitting out the opener with an injury, Brattleboro running back Cheick Diakite has a combined 71 carries for 515 yards and eight touchdowns in his team's last three games. That means that second-year BUHS coach Chad Pacheco can count on 7.25 yards every time he calls a play for No. 25.

On Friday in Colchester, Diakite will be running behind the likes of Jordan Wright, Kyle Banford, Sam Barrows, Ryan Struthers, Korie Cliche, Durin Hoyer and Manny "the Mansion" Vargas against a Lakers defense that gave up 394 rushing yards to Essex. Game time is 7 p.m.

After limiting South Burlington to just 80 yards of offense and pitching a shutout, the Brattleboro defense will now face a tricky Colchester attack. When going up against Essex, the Lakers scored on a 68-yard hook and lateral — Alex O'Connell threw a pass to end Tom Meadows, who pitched the ball to running back Matt Hesford on the play of the game.

The fans in Milton will get their first look at rising star Caleb Lisai when Bellows Falls visits on Friday for a 7 p.m. contest.

BF's senior quarterback has already thrown for 419 yards and seven scores this season. Split end Jacob Streeter has a team-high three TD catches and Liam Hackett has two of his own, while Jacob Lober and Logan Cota have one apiece.

Milton has had two different offensive stars in its two victories. Signal-caller Nick Laware threw for 164 yards and three TDs versus Lyndon, but it was Seth Herrity who racked up 211 rushing yards and made three end zone appearances against BFA-Fairfax.

Week 5 Schedule

Brattleboro at Colchester

BFA-St. Albans at Essex

Saint Johnsbury at CVU

Hartford at Rice

Middlebury at South Burlington

MAU at Rutland

Bellows Falls at Milton

Mount Mansfield at Burlington

North Country at Burr and Burton

Fair Haven at Poultney

Lyndon at Mount Abe

Division 1 Standings

1. St. Johnsbury (4-0)

2. CVU (4-0)

3. Hartford (3-0)

4. Middlebury (3-1)

5. Brattleboro (2-2)

6. Essex (2-2)

7. BFA-St. Albans (1-3)

T8. Colchester (1-3)

T8. Rice (1-3)

T8. Rutland (1-2)

T11. South Burlington (0-4)

T11. MAU (0-4)

Division 2 Standings

1. Burr and Burton (4-0)

2. Bellows Falls (3-0)

3. Fair Haven (3-1)

4. Burlington (2-1)

T5. Mt. Mansfield (1-2)

T5. Mount Abe (1-3)

T7. North Country (1-3)

T7. Milton (1-2)

9. Lyndon (0-4)


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