Jack Healey’s Blog August 7th, 2017

 It was the 2nd straight Vermont victory in the 64th annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Game this past Saturday before a big crowd at Castleton University’s  Spartan Stadium as Vermont blanked New Hampshire 19-0. It was the first time Vermont has won two straight in the series since winning three straight between 1975-1977.

         Fair Haven’s Dylan Ellis scored both Vermont touchdowns. He caught an 11 yard touchdown pass from Burr and Burton’s Griff Stalcup  and scored on a 17 yard run.

Mill River’s Mike Morgan kicked field goals of 35 and 30 yards and also made a spectacular play on a punt late in the game.

           Both Ellis and Morgan are going to Castleton.

           All the Rutland area players played well.

Rutland’s Jimmy Mee rushed four times for 42 yards including a 38 yard run and caught three passes for 18 yards.

          Otter Valley’s Brent Nickerson rushed ten times for 48 yards and Rutland’s Max Pockette had six tackles and also a strip sack.

            New Hampshire leads in the series 47-15 with 2 ties.

I get it about New Hampshire not sending its best players because many of them play in the East-West CHAD Game in June. Come on folks! New Hampshire has more football playing schools , larger schools and of course a larger population. The playing field has been leveled off somewhat and I don’t think that is bad thing. The bottom line is I think talking about who is playing and who isn’t is disrespecting not only the Vermont players, but also the New Hampshire players. Remember the game is being played for the patients at the Shriner’s Hospitals.

The Vermont-New Hampshire scorecard this year ended up Vermont 6 New Hampshire 6.

Was it Vermont day at Fenway Park last Saturday?  I didn’t know it. Did you?