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Wasps Hold Off Pesky Spartans

  • Oliver Kaija of Woodstock lengthens his stride as Kevin Pham of Winooski dives to catch hold of his leg during their game in Woodstock, Vt., Friday, October 4, 2013. Woodstock won 48 - 23. <br/>(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

    Oliver Kaija of Woodstock lengthens his stride as Kevin Pham of Winooski dives to catch hold of his leg during their game in Woodstock, Vt., Friday, October 4, 2013. Woodstock won 48 - 23.
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  • Tom Baumann of Woodstock pushes away from Brandon Bigelow of during the Wasps' 48 - 23 win in Woodstock, Vt., Friday, October 4, 2013. <br/>(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

    Tom Baumann of Woodstock pushes away from Brandon Bigelow of during the Wasps' 48 - 23 win in Woodstock, Vt., Friday, October 4, 2013.
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  • Oliver Kaija of Woodstock lengthens his stride as Kevin Pham of Winooski dives to catch hold of his leg during their game in Woodstock, Vt., Friday, October 4, 2013. Woodstock won 48 - 23. <br/>(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
  • Tom Baumann of Woodstock pushes away from Brandon Bigelow of during the Wasps' 48 - 23 win in Woodstock, Vt., Friday, October 4, 2013. <br/>(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Woodstock — After an initial scare from the Winooski, the Woodstock Union High football team responded like what its is — a two-time defending Vermont Division III champion — in a 48-23 win at Jim McLaughlin Field on Friday night.

Unbeaten Woodstock is now 6-0, having outscored opponents 303-66.

Tom Baumann and Oliver Kaija each scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, helping to build a 27-7 lead.

The Spartans (0-6) scored the first touchdown of the game.

“They really took it to us in the first half,” said Woodstock coach Ramsey Worrell.

Will Gault helped secure the win with a sack for a 15-yard loss in the second for Woodstock.

The Wasps host Lyndon, which is 6-0 in Division II, next Friday.

Kennett 30, Hanover 8

Conway, n.h. — The Marauders fell to 1-4.

Joey Porter ran for a 26-yard gain in the fourth quarter for Hanover, setting up his own 4-yard scoring rush. Shawn Cavallaro hit Kyle Healy for the 2-point conversion to make it 24-8.

Cavallaro was sacked five times while completing 4-of-10 passes for 40 yards, the longest to Noah Huizenga for an 18-yard gain.

Hanover hosts Lebanon on Friday in the Principals Cup game.

Trinity 36, Kearsarge 6

North Sutton, n.h. — The Cougars were plagued by turnovers as they slipped to 2-3.

“(Trinity) returned an interception and we fumbled twice, but to be honest, it was never really a close game,” said Kearsarge coach Zach Matthews. “It was 36-0 at halftime.”

The Cougars host Hollis-Brookline next Saturday in their homecoming game.

Windsor 37, Springfield 8

Springfield, Vt. — Ethan Hill scored four touchdowns, giving him an Upper Valley-best 20 for the season, as the Yellowjackets topped the Cosmos in a Vermont Division III game at Brown Field.

Hill scored from the 1 on the Jacks’ first series, but penalties and Springfield defense slowed Windsor until Hill added a second short score in the second quarter. A Tyler Blanchard interception return to the Springfield 19-yard line set up Hill’s third score of the half, and the Windsor back added a fourth TD on a 9-yard jaunt in the fourth quarter.

Blaine Ingalls ran for a 6-yard score for Windsor, which also received three PAT kicks from Nik Osborn and 2-point conversions from Blanchard and Kapuscinski. Josh Rivers hit Kyle Weeks for a scoring pass in the final seconds for the Cosmos (0-5) to avert the shutout.

Windsor (3-3), which remains in the playoff hunt, has a nonleague date at Newport next Saturday.

Newport 42, Raymond 20

Raymond, n.h. — Tom Hogan threw first-half touchdown passes of 6 and 65 yards to Taner Sherman, the latter of which reversed a 14-13 deficit and sent the Tigers (4-1) on their way to an NHIAA Division III win.

Newport jumped to a 13-0 lead behind a 4-yard C.J. Lawrence scoring run followed by Hogan’s first toss.

The Rams (0-4) answered through two TD throws from Garrett Norris to Andrew Downey, covering 46 and 19 yards, for a lead that Hogan erased with his second connection with Sherman.

Lawrence, Noah Wade and Derrick Pare contributed short touchdown runs in the second half as the Tigers pulled away. Gunther Hubert booted four extra-point kicks and Lawrence ran for a conversion for Newport. Downey finished with three TDs for Raymond.

The Tigers play former Connecticut Valley League rival Windsor in a rare encounter on Saturday.