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For video highlights from Andover’s Division 1 quarterfinal win over Weymouth on Thursday, Central Catholic’s huge non-playoff matchup with Everett on Friday and Salem’s Division I quarterfinal battle with Bedford on Saturday, visit eagletribune.com.
Pelham still streaking
When Pelham football hits the field for the Division II semifinals on Saturday, the Pythons will put their 39-game winning streak on the line.
Those 39 straight victories currently ranks third best in the entire nation! The only teams with more consecutive wins are John Milledge Academy (Ga.) with 60 straight wins and Marion Local (Ohio) with 44 straight wins. Two other teams ahead of Pelham to start the season suffered losses.
The last loss for coach Tom Babaian‘s Pythons came way back on Nov. 9, 2019, falling to Plymouth 14-12 in the Division II quarterfinals.
Pinkerton running back/defensive back Caden Michaud and Pelham lineman Memphis Patterson have been named semifinalists for the Yukica New Hampshire Player of the Year, an award sponsored by the Joe Yukica/New Hampshire Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
Michaud entered Friday’s quarterfinal matchup with Bishop Guertin with 850 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns for the No. 1-seeded Astros. Patterson has helped the undefeated Pythons defense allow just 43 points all season (4.8 points per game.)
The finalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 16, and the winner will be announced on Nov. 23. The award is being selected by New Hampshire head coaches and media. Only NHIAA players are eligible.
Young and in charge
The University of North Carolina hired 22-year-old Erin Matson as its head field hockey coach just a month after she graduated from the school last winter.
This fall, the youngest head coach in school history led the Tar Heels to the Atlantic Coast Conference title and the No. 1 ranking in the country.
The fall sports season nearly at an end, but we at The Eagle-Tribune still want to honor the area’s high school captains as part of our Captains Corner series. Coaches — or parents or the athletes themselves — who would like their captains featured are welcome to submit a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos should have all captains featured and ideally in uniform.
One Final Thought
As Michael Muldoon used to say, “If you can bring a smile to someone’s face today, just do it!
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