By: Ross Laorenza
Matt Ferenczhalmy broke the stalemate, with a 15 yard rushing touchdown and just over 8:00 minutes to play in the fourth quarter, as Hollis-Brookline would go on to beat Pelham, 7-0. After three plus quarters of grinding down the Python defense, the Cavaliers were able to capitalize on excellent field position near midfield. Ferenczhalmy shared the load with fellow senior Andrew Butler on the scoring drive.
“It was huge for us. We talked about 6’ windows on either side. Windows between scoring and being stopped short,” said Coach Chris Lones after the game.
Lones’ team improves to 3-3 on the season with a victory over a tough Pelham squad. Turnovers played a crucial role in Friday’s game. Pelham appeared to be driving late in the game when a Trevor Gagnon pass was intercepted over the middle by Joe Brooks.
Hollis-Brookline lost a scoring opportunity to interception at the end of the first half as well, losing possession at the Pelham three yard line.
Great defense throughout the game forced teams to punt a combined 14 times. Pelham had one final chance to comeback with less than a minute to play. After a sack and two incompletions Gagnon had one final heave down the right sideline, but it too fell to the turf sealing the victory for Hollis-Brookline.
Final score, Hollis-Brookline: 7, Pelham: 0.
From Harris Family Track and Field in Pelham, New Hampshire, Ross Laorenza: New Hampshire Notebook.