Mount Abraham converts in overtime for 34-32 win

Mount Abraham converts in overtime for 34-32 win


Mount Abraham converts in overtime for 34-32 win



Tommy Lee Hodsden’s rushing touchdown and two-point conversion in overtime gave Mount Abraham a wild 34-32 victory over Windsor in Division III football action Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles led only twice — on Hodsden’s opening score in the first quarter and his two-point dash in the extra period to win it — in improving to 4-1 on the season.

Windsor had taken a 34-26 lead on the first possession of overtime — Nick Kapuscinski to Hunter Patenaude for a 10-yard pass — but its two-point try failed.

Hodsden finished with 180 yards on 16 carries.

Mount Abraham forced overtime when, on a flea flicker, Aaron Rowell tossed a 53-yard scoring strike to Mike White with 1:36 left in regulation.

On the previous possession, Windsor had taken a 26-20 lead on Ethan Hill’s 4-yard run.

Hill collected four TDs and 165 yards on the ground to lead Windsor (2-3).

Austin Lafayette had a pair of rushing TDs for Mount Abraham.

* Woodstock 42, Mill River 28: Oliver Kaija ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns, Tom Baumann added 117 yards on the ground and also punched in two scores and visiting Woodstock toppled Mill River in a D-III unbeaten battle.

Nehemiah Wood tossed TD passes to Sam Zonay (16) and Tyler Anstruther (25) for the 5-0 Wasps, who led 35-14 at halftime.

Mark Goyette threw for 178 yards and also ran for two scores and Dan Blanchard picked up 86 rushing yards and a TD on a dozen carries for the Minutemen. Tyler Pitts caught a 5-yard TD pass.

Zach Cole made a key defensive stop midway through fourth quarter, his tackle denying Mill River a first down on a drive that could have made it a one-possession game.

* St. Johnsbury 26, Brattleboro 22: Dylan Shattuck sprinted 84 yards for a touchdown with a just under three minutes remaining to lift St. Johnsbury to a win over visiting Brattleboro in non-conference action.

Shattuck finished the game with 121 yards on nine carries and a 74-yard pass to Andrew Graciano for a score. Colton Hudson ran for a 10-yard touchdown and Bill Brink returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a TD for the Hilltoppers (1-4).

Kyle Patno scored all three touchdowns for Brattleboro (1-4), scampering in from 1, 3 and 34 yards. Patno led the Colonels with 90 yards rushing and 73 yards passing.

* Lyndon 63, Spaulding 21: At Lyndon, James Shufelt threw for three touchdowns and ran for 86 yards to pace Lyndon’s rout of visiting Spaulding.

Kyle Cipollone collected 121 receiving yards and two touchdowns, Josh Guyer also scored twice and Kevin DuLuca had a return for another TD for Lyndon (5-0), which 51-0 at the half.

* Bellows Falls 26, Burr and Burton 14: Ethan Illingworth and David Dunbar hooked up for a pair of 18-yard scoring strikes, the latter of which was the sealing score in the fourth quarter of Bellows Falls’ win at Burr and Burton.

Carson Fullam and Kyle O’Rourke had rushing TDs for the Terriers, who led 12-0 at halftime.

Griffin Stalcup threw a 80-yard touchdown to Dalton Blackwell. The duo also hooked up for BBA’s first TD.


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