Colonels to face rival, Terriers in rematch
BRATTLEBORO — On Friday night at 7, one area football team will be trying to retain the hardware and another will be looking for some payback.
Winless Brattleboro, which will play against rival Mount Anthony Union in Bennington, is looking to improve its Elwell Trophy series record to 26-18. Kris Carroll had seven catches for 98 yards when the Colonels defeated the Patriots 28-14 last fall.
MAU is riding high after rallying from 14 points down to beat Otter Valley 21-14 in Week 6. The Patriots rode the Caleb Hay and Gavin Johnson connection, with the former throwing for 153 yards and the latter finishing with 107 receiving yards.
The Colonels are hoping to bounce back after losing to Hartford 54-18 a week ago. Junior quarterback Tyler Millerick, who ran for one score in that contest, threw TD strikes to Adam Newton and Carroll.
Eleven months after losing to Fair Haven 46-20 in the Division 2 title game, Bellows Falls will have a chance to get revenge tonight in Westminster.
Jeffrey Rainville had a team-high nine tackles when the Purple Gang routed Mount Abe 46-16 on Homecoming Weekend. Reno Tuttle followed with seven takedowns, while Hunter Smith, Dylan Clark, Aidan Smith and Julian Christiansen chipped in with six tackles each.
The Bellows Falls defense will now be facing a high-powered Fair Haven offense. Quarterback Cam Coloutti is back after accounting for six touchdowns in last year's D-2 championship game and returning running Aaron Szabo racked up nearly 250 yards on the ground in that showdown.
Week 7 Games
Friday at 7 p.m.
Colchester (4-2) at Saint Albans (2-4)
Saint Johnsbury (4-2) vs. Champlain Valley Union (1-5)
Brattleboro (0-7) at Mount Anthony (2-4)
SeaWolves (4-2) at Middlebury (3-3)
Essex (1-5) at Rutland (5-1)
Fair Haven (5-1) at Bellows Falls (5-1)
Rice (4-2) at U-32 (4-2)
Mount Mansfield (5-1) at Hartford (4-2)
Saturday at 1 p.m.
Milton (4-2) at Burr and Burton (5-1)
North Country (3-3) at Mount Abe (1-5)
Mill River (3-3) at Otter Valley (1-5)
Spaulding (2-4) at Lyndon (2-4)
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