The Stevens football team opened their season before a good crowd at Barnes Park on Friday night and sent the faithful home happy with a convincing 43-6 victory over the Mascoma Royals.
The Cardinals got two rushing touchdowns in the first half from Richard Bell and a touchdown on a beautiful catch and throw from Henri Bourque to Parker Smith, with Bell and Zach O’Brien adding two conversion runs to put the Cardinals up 22-0. Mascoma would close out the half with a long touchdown drive to make it a 22-6 halftime lead for Stevens. Bell would add 2 more touchdown runs in the second half and Smith also hauled in another Bourque throw for his second touchdown. Bell added a conversion run and Derrick Stanhope drilled an extra point boot to account for the 43-6 final.
Bell rushed for over 100 yards on the evening, in addition to his 4 touchdowns, and Smith had over 100 yards receiving. Bourque completed his last 10 passes in a row to finish the night 10 of 11 for over 150 yards and the two touchdowns. The offensive and defensive lines of Aidan Cahill, Matt Bean, Nick Stone, Chris Lafont, Nick O’Brien, Joe Desilets, and Dustin Lallo controlled the line of scrimmage all night and were instrumental in the victory.
Stevens will have to now travel to Somersworth on Friday night to take on the Hilltoppers in a divisional crossover game.
SHS Field Hockey
The SHS Field Hockey team won its second game 2-1 against Bow on Friday at home. Senior Jennie Morey scored both goals for the Cardinals. It was a great game and a team effort by all players to get the win, said Coach Patty Deschaine.
The team travels to Pembroke Academy on Tuesday.
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