FAIRFAX – On its first play from scrimmage, Milton connected on a 69-yard touchdown and the Yellowjackets went on to cruise in a 35-6 nonleague win over BFA-Fairfax in high school football action Saturday.
Bean collected a screen pass from Nick Laware for Milton’s opening strike. Laware also tossed touchdown passes to Ian Kandzior (30 yards), Kyle Apgar (52 yards) and Trent Cross (65 yards) as the Yellowjackets (3-1) built a 35-0 halftime lead.
Milton’s Brad Bombard added a 18-yard scoring run in the first quarter.
Nicholas Place scored from 6 yards out in the fourth quarter for Fairfax’s lone score.
• Burr and Burton 48, Burlington 12: A Griff Stalcup-Jay McCoy touchdown connection in the final minute of the first half was the start of 27 unanswered points as host Burr and Burton pulled away in the fourth quarter from Burlington.
Stalcup and McCoy hooked up on a trio of scores and Stalcup finished with five total touchdowns for 4-0 BBA.
Cody Roberts opened the BBA scoring with a 22-yard TD catch and Jacob Bazyk wrapped up the scoring in the fourth quarter as the Bulldogs handed an opponent its first loss for the fourth time this season.
BBA built a 21-6 lead but Pete LaBracio fired a TD pass to Calvin Bratcher cut the Burlington (3-1) deficit to one possession late in the half. Then Stalcup found McCoy with 57 seconds to go until the break, a key touchdown after the teams went scoreless in the third.
Will Tucker had a 15-yard TD run in the first half for BBA.
Josh Hale collected a 20-yard TD catch in the first quarter for Burlington (3-1).
• Mount Anthony 12, Rice 6: Yousef Madany rushed for a pair of touchdowns, each from inside the 10-yard line, and Mount Anthony edged host Rice in a turnover-plagued contest.
Madany’s scores came in the second and third quarters, respectively, for the Patriots (2-2).
Cam Cousino rushed for 107 yards on 18 carries and scored the lone touchdown for Rice (1-3).
Seven turnovers were committed.
• Mount Abraham 14, North Country 7: Ryan Paquin ran for 106 yards and scored the opening touchdown in Mount Abraham’s home win over North Country.
Paquin scored from 7 yards out at the 7-minute mark of the first quarter. Wyatt Gracie ran for a 10-yard TD to give the Eagles a 10-0 halftime lead.
Hunter Stanley hauled in a 20-yard TD pass from Evan Sarault in the fourth quarter for the Falcons.
• Bellows Falls 67, Mount Mansfield 30: Jahyde Bullard totaled 187 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries and visiting Bellows Falls rolled over Mount Mansfield.
Bullard also hauled in a passing touchdown while Logan Cota picked up 160 yards and a TD on six carries for the Terriers, who amassed 547 on the ground for the game.
Quarterback Zack Streeter ran for 84 yards and Chris McKeen added 87 yards and a pair of rushing scores for Bellows Falls (4-0), which led 46-8 at halftime.
• Otter Valley 35, Woodstock 7: Leading just 7-0 late in the first half, Otter Valley (4-0) struck twice in the final 90 seconds — Carson Leary scoring on touchdown runs of 4 and 1 yards — in the Otters’ home win over Woodstock.
The Wasps (3-1) led off the third with a touchdown drive as Luc Issa found Robinson down the middle of the field from 19 yards out.
OV (4-0) added a score on a pass from Leary to Robertas Nielsen with 31 seconds left in the third and Brent Nickerson busted out for a 59-yard score in the fourth.
Leary finished with 190 yards on 26 carries. Nickerson picked up 133 yards on 12 carries and Jove Bautista chipped in with 83 yards on 13 carries.
Ezra Astbury led the Wasps’ ground game with 97 yards on 16 carries.
• Mill River 44, Mount St. Joseph 0: A huge first half propelled hsot Mill River to its third straight win and dropped Mount St. Joseph to 0-4.
Zach Allen and Larry Lambert each scored twice on the ground, with Lambert cashing in from 70 yards on one of his totes and Allen scoring from 50 yards out on one of his.
Cody Cook and Mike Morgan returned interceptions for touchdowns for Mill River, now 3-1, before halftime. Morgan also passed for a pair of two-point conversions to Jake Bishop as Mill River dashed to a 44-0 lead midway through the second period.
The game was stopped in the second half for safety reasons.
• Springfield 15, Poultney 6: Ben Tubbs and Josh Hoy had the touchdowns and Springfield had three interceptions on defense to snare the win over Poultney.