Future foes: QB’s Alexander, Stalcup impressive in Week 1
BRATTLEBORO -- Fair Haven’s Ryan Alexander and Burr and Burton’s Griffin Stalcup were Vermont’s high school fantasy stars in Week 1, as each quarterback was responsible for six touchdowns.
After Carson Fullam rushed for 149 yards and a pair of scores to lead Bellows Falls past Brattleboro, 25-7, on Saturday, the Terriers and Colonels will now begin facing division opponents. Here is a look at how those future foes did in their openers over the weekend:
Milton 14, North Country 6: Trailing 6-0, the Yellowjackets got a TD carry from quarterback Tyler Lamphere and then a successful two-point conversion to take the lead for good. Milton (1-0) will host Bellows Falls (1-0) on Friday at 7 p.m.
Fair Haven 45, Otter Valley 44: Fair Haven quarterback Ryan Alexander was 17 of 31 passing for 226 yards and three touchdowns, and he also ran for three scores. The Slaters will host the Terriers in Week 7.
Rice 50, Spaulding 20: Chris Jansen had 244 yards of total offense to lead the defending Division 2 champs, including a 22-yard scoring strike to Cam Cousino. Anthony Phillip found the end zone three times in the first half for the Green Knights, highlighted by a 50-yard punt return. Bellows Falls will welcome Rice (1-0) on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m., and then host 0-1 Spaulding in Week 6.
Burr and Burton 54, Lyndon 6: Sophomore super Griffin Stalcup lit the Vikings up for five TD passes, including bombs to Will Tucker and Sean Apps, and also rushed to the house. Wilson Vickers had a pair of touchdown grabs for the Bulldogs. Bellows Falls will host the Bulldogs in Week 5 and visit Lyndon in Week 9.
Burlington 30, South Burlington 27: Sophomore quarterback Peter Labracio was 19 of 41 through the air for 216 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Said Hilowle caught a pair of TD passes, while Sam Paradiso had 10 totes for 49 yards to lead Burlington on the ground. The Seahorses (1-0) will play at Brattleboro (0-1) on Friday at 7 p.m., and the Colonels will visit South Burlington on Friday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m.
Hartford 28, MAU 20: Hartford’s Tarun Mathena, John Bielicki and Jake Perkins all ran for 100 yards. The Colonels will try to slow down the Hurricane ground game in Week 4 and will play at rival MAU in Week 8.
St. Johnsbury 20, Rutland 7: Ryan Haff ran for 145 yards and two scores to pace the Hilltoppers, which got 72 more yards on the ground from signal-caller Colton Hudson. Rutland’s Andrew Kenosh ended up with 175 passing yards and teammate Caleb White rushed for 119 yards. The Hilltoppers will be Brattleboro’s Homecoming Day opponent in Week 5 and the Colonels will play at Rutland the following week.
Colchester 46, CVU 19: Erik Lagerquist carried the Lakers with 132 rushing yards and Grant Cummings added 92 more. Colchester, which beat the Colonels twice last season, will visit Brattleboro in Week 7.
Week 2 Vermont schedule
Friday, Sept. 5
South Burlington at Colchester, 7 p.m.
Woodstock at Springfield, 7 p.m.
Lyndon at North Country, 7 p.m.
Middlebury at Hartford, 7 p.m.
St. Johnsbury at B.F.A., 7 p.m.
Burlington at Brattleboro, 7 p.m.
Bellows Falls at Milton, 7 p.m.
Mt. Mansfield at Mt. Anthony, 7 p.m.
Rice at Fair Haven, 7 p.m.
Nausett (MA) at Rutland (NL), 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6
Burr & Burton at Spaulding, 1 p.m.
U - 32at Oxbow, 1 p.m.
Essex at C.V.U., 1 p.m.
Windsor at Mt. St. Joseph, 1 p.m.
Winooski at Mt. Abraham, 1 p.m.
Mill River at Poultney, 1 p.m.
Otter Valley at Fairfax, 1 p.m.
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