Colonels, Terriers to meet again
BRATTLEBORO — It will be top-seeded Brattleboro (10-0) versus third-ranked Bellows Falls (8-2) in the Division 2 state championship football game on Saturday in Rutland at 11 a.m.
Each team has won twice in the last four meetings between the nearby schools.
The latest was a 49-26 comeback victory by the Colonels, who trailed 19-0 at one point in that 2019 season opener in Westminster. Brattleboro quarterback Tyler Millerick did the majority of the damage, throwing for 239 yards and running for another 151. Bellows Falls signal caller Griffin Waryas ended up with 176 yards through the air, including five completions to tight end Dylan Clark.
Shane Clark was the star in the previous matchup, when the Terriers topped Brattleboro 52-29 in 2017. The talented running back carried the ball 14 times for 192 yards and three scores. Inside linebacker Durin Hoyer made a dozen tackles for the Colonels.
In 2014, the offensive line of Devin Hogan, Brendan Kelly, Kyle Record, DJ Snide and Jared Neathawk paved the way for 282 rushing yards and the Purple Gang prevailed 25-7. Fullback Aleks Harrison rushed for a team-high 52 yards for Brattleboro.
When the John Callahan coaching era began in 2013, he guided the Colonels to a 14-8 victory over Bellows Falls. Kassidi Ramirez rushed for 69 yards and also caught a 77-yard TD pass to pace the winners.
Saturday's game can be seen on the NFHS Network, which has a fee of $10.99 for a month's viewing. To connect to the NFHS Network, you can either visit the VPA website or type "NFHSNetwork" and it will take you to the site.
Digital tickets are available at GoFan.co. You simply type in "Vermont" and it will take you to the site.
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