FAIRFAX – Andrew Shepperd and Jacob Gallo each scored two touchdowns as BFA-Fairfax opened up its Division III title defense with a home win over league newbie Spaulding 48-22 in high school football action Saturday.
After upcoming a pair of special-teams Spaulding scores (botched punt, kickoff return), the Bullets led 26-14 at the half and pulled away after the intermission break.
Andrew Gomo, Dylan Lumbra and Damien Peatman also tallied rushing scores for the Bullets.
“Once we settled down from the first couple minutes, everything went pretty smoothly,” first-year Fairfax coach Craig Sleeman said.
• St. Johnsbury 28, South Burlington 6: Collin Urie threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for a third, to lead St. Johnsbury to a season-opening win over visiting South Burlington.
Urie, who connected on a 34-yard TD pass to Aaron Morrison and a 28-yard TD pass to Jasper Rankin, also rushed for 48 yards.
Morrison caught eight passes for 103 yards and touchdown, while Matthew Roy ran for 50 yards and another Hilltoppers’ score.
Thomas Demag was 11-for-21 with 116 yards passing for South Burlington (0-1), who also 87 yards on the ground from the QB. Colby Barrett rushed for 103 yards and touchdown for the Rebels.
•Otter Valley 62, Mount St. Joseph 14: Carson Leary carried the ball just four times, but he made each touch count. The senior quarterback ran for 164 yards and three touchdowns as Otter Valley downed visiting Mount St. Joseph to open the season.
Leary also added a 13-yard touchdown pass to Will Ross for the Otters (1-0), while Tyson Cram added 124 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.
Clay Drinwater had a rushing TD for the Mounties (0-1) and Joe Renby hit Jonah Farrow with a 64-yard touchdown pass for the other MSJ score.
•Oxbow 49, Winooski 6: Nick Daigle tossed for two touchdowns and caught another in host Oxbow’s win over Winooski.
Demetreus Perry added two scores – passing and catching – and five other Oxbow players scored.
For Winooski, Brandon Bigelow caught a 30-yard TD pass from Bailey Miller in the fourth quarter.
•Milton 56, Lyndon 14: Logan Bean ran for a 67-yard touchdown and Kyle Apgar returned an interception 45 yards for a score to highlight host Milton’s four-touchdown opening quarter in rolling past Lyndon on Friday night.
Nick Laware also threw a pair of scores in the first quarter — to Kandzior for 14 yards; to Apgar for 15.
Brad Bombard added two rushing TDs in the second quarter (2 and 27 yards), while Kandzior (3 yards) and Seth Herrity (17 yards) tacked on rushing scores in the second half.
Bean and Bombard each ran over 100 yards for Milton, which forced seven turnovers (four interceptions and three fumble recoveries).