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MAU's Hayden Gaudette evades a tackle during the D-II championship game against Bellows Falls in Rutland.

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CASTLETON — New Hampshire defeated Vermont 7-0 on Saturday at Castleton University for its third consecutive Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl victory. The Granite Staters won it with an 80-yard drive early in the second quarter. Londonderry’s Aidan Washington fired a 26-yard touchdown pass to Sanborn Regional’s Kevin Kolodziej for the game’s lone score.

Lebanon’s Justin Decarlo made the defensive play of the day for the winners, making a tackle and forcing a fumble on Vermont’s final play — a fourth-down pass from the N.H. 12.

A 69-yard run by Windsor’s Ben Gilbert was the offensive highlight for the Green Mountain Boys. Mount Anthony Union’s Hayden Gaudette made seven tackles to lead the 802’s defense. Gaudette also recovered a fumble in the losing effort.

Also representing Bennington County was Burr and Burton lineman Warren McIntyre IV.

New Hampshire, which has a 49-16-2 record in the series, also won in 2019 and 2021. The 2020 game was scratched due to COVID-19 concerns.

This all-star football game is sponsored by the Cairo Shriners of Rutland and Mt. Sinai Shriners of Montpelier. This game is played annually as a fundraiser for three area Shriners Hospitals for Children.

CASTLETON — New Hampshire defeated Vermont 7-0 on Saturday at Castleton University for its third consecutive Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl victory.

The Granite Staters won it with an 80-yard drive early in the second quarter. Londonderry's Aidan Washington fired a 26-yard touchdown pass to Sanborn Regional's Kevin Kolodziej for the game's lone score.

Lebanon's Justin Decarlo made the defensive play of the day for the winners, making a tackle and forcing a fumble on Vermont's final play – a fourth-down pass from the N.H. 12.

A 69-yard run by Windsor's Ben Gilbert was the offensive highlight for the Green Mountain Boys. Mount Anthony Union's Hayden Gaudette made seven tackles to lead the 802's defense.

Representing Division 2 state champion Bellows Falls were Patrick Barbour, Jonathan Terry, Jeb Monier and Jed Lober. Brattleboro's Aaron Petrie and Tyler McNary were also on the Vermont team.

New Hampshire, which has a 49-16-2 record in the series, also won in 2019 and 2021. The 2020 game was scratched due to COVID-19 concerns.

This all-star football game is sponsored by the Cairo Shriners of Rutland and Mt. Sinai Shriners of Montpelier. This game is played annually as a fundraiser for three area Shriners Hospitals for Children.


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