HB beats Souhegan in thriller


Nick Franzini, Staff Writer


This past Saturday, titans clashed as the Hollis Brookline and Souhegan football teams competed in one of the most anticipated games of the season. The Hollis Brookline Cavaliers and the Souhegan Sabers both sought to dominate their opponent in the game, and there was no shortage of competition between the players.

Hollis Brookline and Souhegan have maintained a rivalry in their football teams for as long as players on either side can remember. “[The rivalry] has always been pretty intense. We beat them pretty good last year, so they’ll be looking to get us this season. But, they’re a good organization, so I think it’s going to be a good game,” said Quinten Wimmer ‘19, running back for the Cavaliers.

The HB Cavaliers have had quite the season thus far. Hollis Brookline has gone 5 and 2. “We’re having a great season, actually. We’re thinking we might go all the way this year.” says Wimmer.

Tim Murphy, a defensive end for the Souhegan team, gave some insight on the Cavaliers. “This year our program has completely transformed under the new coaching staff and we have never felt more like a family. We all have the right mentality and we all are relentlessly chasing the same goal. But, HB is a solid football team and we definitely know we are going up against a devoted and dedicated group of kids and coaches. I think both teams definitely know what’s at stake this game and it’s gonna be a good one.”

“It was a great game, very exciting all the way through,” said Nick Shepard, a member of the pep band who watched the game from the sidelines.

The HB Cavaliers managed to win it in a very close game, scoring the winning touchdown a minute before the quarter ended, beating Souhegan 48-42.