By: Ross Laorenza
Led by Coach Chuck Lenahan the Plymouth Bobcats won on the road in Windham 41-7. The Bobcats offense was in rhythm from the start. Captains (#22) Jared Keuhl and (#26) John Thomas shared the load in the backfield as they ran straight through the Windham defense. The Bobcats drove right down the field and capped their opening drive with a 14 yard score by Thomas. After a Windham three and out the Bobcats again drove all the way down to the 1-yard line. This time it was QB Collin Sullivan’s turn. He scored on a sneak following his blockers into the endzone. The score was 14-0 Plymouth at the end of the first quarter.
Field position always seemed to be in the Bobcat’s favor. Justin Robinson (#23) was a big part of that. He was two punt returns of over 30 yards in the first half that allowed his team to start in Jaguar territory. His second return set up a drive late in the second quarter the led to more points for Plymouth. With 3:45 remaining in the half Jared Keuhl scored on a 20-yard rush off the right side. 21-0 Bobcats.
They would get the ball back again after another stalled Jaguar possession. This time Collin Sullivan got to show off his arm. He completed a 30 yard strike to Jim Nolan (#82) the put the ball deep in Windham territory. With just second left in the half Sullivan connected with (#83) Kyle Reisert for a 25 yard touchdown. At the half Plymouth: 28, Windham: 0.
Windham started to move the ball better in the second half. Led by juniors Brendan McInnis at quarterback, Kurtis Jolicoeur at running back and Anthony Gallo at wide receiver, the Jaguars tried to mount a comeback. With the ball just inside Bobcat territory they Jags were faced with a fourth and three. Jolicoeur was stopped just short and the ball was turned over on downs.
From their Plymouth rushing attack took over again. Thomas and Kuehl shared the handle bringing the ball down to the 2 yard line. From there Collin Sullivan scored his second rushing touchdown of the game with another QB sneak. 35-0 Plymouth.
The score would stay that way until freshman Sam Slaughter (#30) rushed over 60 yards for Plymouth’s fifth rushing touchdown of the game. The 2 point conversion was no good. Plymouth leads 41-0.
The Jaguars finally broke through their scoring slump with a 30-yard pass from McInnis to Gallo, but that would be their only score of the game. Final score Plymouth: 41, Windham: 7.
From Windham High School, Ross Laorenza: New Hampshire Notebook