MILTON – Held to a season-low output on offense, Burr and Burton Academy kept Milton off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter to secure a 21-6 victory in Division II high school football on Friday night.
Bulldogs quarterback Griff Stalcup finished the night 11-of-23 passing for 165 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Stalcup found Carter Vickers (four catches, 83 yards), for the opening score, a 9-yard fade with less than 5 minutes to go in the second quarter after Connor Simonds returned a fumble to the 10-yard line. The Bulldogs doubled the lead 15 seconds shy of halftime when Stalcup hit Cody Roberts for a 14-yard strike.
BBA (3-0) stretched the lead to 21-0 early in the third quarter when Stalcup and Vickers connected on a catch-and-run 57-yard TD.
Brad Bombard carried the load for the Yellowjackets (2-1), churning out 168 yards on 32 carries and scoring Milton’s lone touchdown on a 2-yard plunge with 5:01 left in the fourth quarter. The play capped a 14-play, 67-yard drive.
•Rutland 69, South Burlington 38: Andy Kenosh threw for three touchdowns, ran for three more and grabbed two interceptions as visiting Rutland continued it’s hot start with a win over South Burlington.
Kenosh, who also connected on six extra point attempts and one two-point conversion, ran for TDs of 9, 4 and 2 yards. He connected with Kyle Cassarino on a 38-yard scoring pass and hit Cam Slade in the end zone with 21- and 33-yard passes for the Raiders (2-1).
Colby Barrett had two 5-yard touchdown runs for South Burlington (0-3). Quarterback Thomas DeMag hit Nick Liscinsky with a 30-yard TD pass and Rye Thayer with a 40-yard TD pass on the final play of the game. DeMag also had a 30-yard rushing touchdown.
•St. Johnsbury 28, Essex 21: Collin Urie was 26-for-35 in the air, with 225 yards and two touchdowns, as St. Johnsbury scored three times in the second half to edge past host Essex.
Urie hit Brodie Talbot with touchdown passes of 21 and 11 yards. The Hilltoppers QB also ran it into the endzone from four yards out. Matthew Roy had a 17-yard touchdown run for the other St. Johnsbury (1-1) score.
Elliot Boutin had a 9-yard touchdown run for the Hornets (0-2), while Eli DiGrande rushed for two touchdowns and 87 yards.
•Middlebury 27, Brattleboro 13: Middlebury opened up a two touchdown lead at halftime and used the cushion to grab the win over host Brattleboro.
Oakley Gordon had three touchdowns for the Tigers (3-0) and Trey Kaufmann rushed for a 16-yard score. Cortland Fisher led Middlebury on ground 107 total yards rushing.
Cheick Diakite ran for 155 yards and a touchdown, while Taylor King added a 16-yard touchdown for the Colonels (1-2).