Photo Credit: John Muldoon
Cheshire Academy Beats Choate for 2011 New England Championship!
On the evening of November 18, under the lights of Simosa field, Cheshire’s football team played Choate in a bowl game that would determine whether or not the Cats could complete their undefeated season and walk away with a New England Championship. The game, nicknamed the “Backyard Brawl,” pitted two local schools that had not played against each other in thirty years. Choate — a school three times the size of Cheshire — came into the game with a 7-2 record, hoping to spoil CA’s run at perfection.
Pingree Wins 2010 Norm Walker Bowl
The Pingree fans came out in droves to witness the nail-biting game against worthy opponents from Rivers School on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Thanks to the generosity of the Kraft family, owners of the New England Patriots, the two teams were able to face off on the same field as their professional heroes. A play in the last few seconds put the Highlanders ahead to clinch the NEPSAC Class C Championship Bowl after their no-loss season. With less than a minute left and the game tied, Rivers set up for the goal kick which was blocked by Kyle Jamerson and then picked up by Nick Antenucci for an 80+ yard return and a touchdown. You don't get more exciting than that! The team was vying for their second NEPSAC title in the Norm Walker Bowl. Yeah, Highlanders!
KENT SCHOOL DEFEATS FILTON COLLEGE 27-6 IN GLOBAL BOWL BRISTOL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2009 - BRISTOL, ENGLAND - Kent School running back Marcel Pitre scored three rushing touchdowns and Tyler Harris added a fourth on the ground as the visiting prep school team from Connecticut defeated Filton College Pride 27-6 in Bristol, England. Filton running back Warren Thompson made it a memorable first-ever home game for the Pride with a late fourth quarter touchdown for the hosts.
2009 NEPSAC FOOTBALL ALL-NEW ENGLAND SELECTIONS
2009 NEPSAC – All New England Class A
Offensive Player of the Year
Alex Scyocuka, Exeter
Connor Scott, Deerfield
Cameron Sandquist, Loomis
Robert Holoman, Cushing
Dan Gnadagnoli, Exeter
Canaan Severin, Worcester
Matt Brown, NMH
Suffield Beats King 34-13, Takes 2009 DelPrete-Theobold Championship
In an inspired team effort, Suffield beat King School 34-13 to win the NEPSAC Football DelPrete-Theobold Championship. The Tigers raced to a 28-0 halftime lead and held off King with several key plays throughout the game.
This is Suffield's second straight New England Prep Super Bowl. The team finished the season with a 9-0 record.
News and photo from Suffield Academy website.
New Hampton Wins 2009 Austin Bowl
EASTHAMPTON, MA -- A storybook season ended perfectly on Saturday afternoon. The New Hampton School and Canterbury football teams played a scoreless first half on Saturday in Western Massachusetts, but the Huskies got two huge plays in the second half and knocked off the Saints 15-0 in the New England Prep School Athletic Council Austin Bowl at Williston-Northampton in Easthampton.
Pingree Defeats Brooks 7-6 for the 2009 Clark-Francis Bowl
Pingree defeated Brooks 7-6 for the 2009 NEPSAC Clark- Francis Bowl on Saturday, November 21. Please click here
for the Boston Globe article on the championship game.
Phillips Exeter Defeats Hotchkiss in the 2009 Eaton - Estey Bowl
Phillips Exeter defeated Hotchkiss in the 2009 Eaton - Estey Bowl in overtime. Click here
for the Boston Globe article about the championship game.
Cheshire Academy Wins 2008 Austin Bowl
The date: Saturday, November 15, 2008.
The place: Northfield Mount Hermon School, Massachusetts.
The game: Cheshire Academy vs. Tilton School in the 2008 NEPSAC Austin Bowl.
The result: CA wins, 14-7. The Cheshire Academy defense made a strong statement early in the game, and continued in that direction all day long by holding a very athletic Tilton squad to only 7 points. The defense held Tilton on its first three plays and made them punt from deep in their own end. The Cheshire offense, led by Travis Hurd ’10 and a great effort by the offensive line (Cal Smith ’09, Brett Stuart ‘09, Ian Wiggins ’10, Corey Schneider ’09, and Devin Dwyer ’09), drove down the field with its first possession, and Hurd ran the ball in from thirty yards to put CA up 6-0. The first half continued to be a defensive struggle with CA dominating the field position game and stymieing the Tilton offense. Joshua Adams ’09 and David Plaskon ’09 each had an interception on the day, and Adams also recovered a fumble during the contest. The CA offense was able to punch another score over during the third quarter with another Hurd run, followed by Adams’ spectacular catch for the two point conversion making the score 14-0. Tilton was able to put a touchdown on the board in the fourth and late in the game drove down inside CA's 10 yard line, but the drive was thwarted by a Morgan Donohue ’10 sack with :21 seconds left that sealed the game. The fans were spectacular all day long (even in the rain), and the football team would like to express its thanks to all of those amazing players that have worn a CA uniform before them. They are very glad to represent that tradition with this win! A great follow-up event kept the buzz of the Austin victory going into the following week when representatives of the U.S. Army and Sportslink came to Cheshire to officially issue Joshua Adams his invitation to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 3. In addition, the Chicago Bears, through team co-owner Patrick McCaskey CA ’68, sent an official resolution recognizing Adams and the rest of the team on their outstanding season.
Milton Mustangs Win 2008 Samson-Lorden Bowl
On Saturday, November 15, Milton’s football team defeated King Low Heywood Thomas by a score of 29-14 in the Samson Lorden Bowl at Kingswood-Oxford in West Hartford, Connecticut. The Mustangs qualified for the Bowl based on the strength of this season’s schedule and on their impressive 7-1 record. Saturday’s game marked the sixth straight victory for Milton and the first loss of the season for the unbeaten King Low Heywood Thomas team.