It was a big game for Chase Saturday night at Stellos Stadium as BG went up against state champions Winnacunnet.
He is starting varsity as an outside linebacker. This is huge for him as that is the same position Brian played at BYU.
It was like I was seeing total flashbacks of Brian, they have the same mannerisms on the field.
One thing that I like about BG football is they let the kids get pumped up. It is awesome you could never celebrate on the field at Trinity, so this is exciting, it makes a huge difference for the kids to be able to be excited about what is going on out there,
He is #6 in this highlight video that NH High School Sports made .
He had a least a dozen tackles, a quarterback sack and several attempted blocks. At about 46 seconds start watching and you will see one of his big plays resulting in a tackle.
The whole game was a nail biter the entire night, it was back and forth and came down to a kick with 4 seconds. We lost by 1.
It was so fun watching him play, he is so happy with the move and transfer. I have seen so much growth already academically and emotionally.
Here is the recap, then I have attached a couple of articles mentioning Chase in lasts week game. I have highlight in red the short content.
Miscues sink Bishop Guertin football team against Winnacunnet
By TOM KING
NASHUA – Two plays are overlooked in the game of football: the extra point kick and the snap from center to quarterback.
The Bishop Guertin High School football team had problems with both on Saturday night at critical times, and as a result they suffered a 23-22 season-opening loss at the hands of Winnacunnet at Holman Stadium.
Senior kicker Chris Fox, who missed two point-after kicks, almost redeemed himself, but his 49-yard field goal attempt fell 5 yards short as time ran out.
A couple of minutes earlier, quarterback Tom Hurley fumbled the snap from center, which was recovered by Warrior Nick Peckham. The Cardinals had been knocking on the door to take the lead with a third-and-9 from the Warriors’ 12 with 2:09 to play.
“Three fumbled snaps – and you’re not blaming anybody – but two missed extra points and some penalties at bad times,” Guertin coach Travis Cote said, lamenting the loss. “It’s the little details we’ve got to clean up, and those make the difference.”
No one thought when Fox missed his second PAT after a Mike Devereaux TD run that brought Guertin to within a point, 23-22, with 2:08 left in the third quarter that the score would stand up.
“We made some big plays; they did, too,” Warriors coach Ron Auffant said. “It was one of those games that whoever was going to get the ball last (would win). And we just got fortunate on that turnover. First game, it happens, you know?”
Guertin gave up a couple of big plays in the secondary. Warriors quarterback IngHao Veasna completed only five of 16 passes, but for 128 yards and a TD, plus an interception. Winnacunnet, which got two TD runs from senior back Jon Flagg, rushed for 199 yards as a team.
The Cards also had big rushing plays, and amassed 271 yards on the ground. Anthony Reale, a linebacker and running back, also missed the second half with a knee injury, but he may have been held out just as a precaution.
“The guys that stepped up played well and rose to the occasion,” Cote said.
The Cards used two big plays, a 76-yard slip-and-run by Kelvin Rivera and an 83-yard catch-and-run by Mike Devereaux, to go into the half tied.
They led 3-0 after a 31-yard field goal by Fox on the opening drive, but the Warriors bounced right back to take a 6-3 lead on Flagg’s 4-yard TD run set up by a 41-yard Veasna completion to Alec Boucher.
Rivera’s run helped give the Cards a 10-6 lead, but the Warriors regained it 13-10 on Flagg’s second TD, a 5-yard run that capped a 13-play, 80-yard drive.
Devereaux’s TD put BG up 16-13, but another long drive by the Warriors – 15 plays – resulted in a 32-yard Max Chaykowsky game-tying field goal with 36 ticks left in the half.
Veasna threw two big third-quarter passes to Boucher, a 50-yarder to set up a 12-yard TD toss to give the Warriors a 23-16 lead. But BG answered with a 13-play, 70-yard drive resulting in a 20-yard Devereaux TD run.
But Fox missed that second PAT to leave the Cards a point shy at 23-22 entering the final quarter.
“We’ve just got to put that behind us, build on it and improve on the little things,” Cote said. “We battled a very good team right to the end and we could have won the game, but unfortunately came up a little bit short.”
Here was an article from last week mentioning Chase.
Roster is smaller, but solid, for Bishop Guertin football
And here is another Article
MANCHESTER – This year, it’s about quality for the Bishop Guertin High School football team.
The numbers are a little down for head coach Travis Cote and the Cardinals, but what they lack in quantity, they make up for in the number of players who can contribute.
“Everybody that we have can contribute in some way, so that’s a big plus for us,” Cote said. “We’ve got a lot of young kids and we’ve got some inexperience. We’ve got some sophomores who are playing for us, and obviously, that’s first-year, varsity football.”
Some of those sophomores stood out during Bishop Guertin’s scrimmage last Friday against Manchester Central at the Queen City Jamboree. The Cardinals won, 10-7, and got good contributions from Chase Hughes, Jackson Housman, Matt Theriault and TJ Hart, to name a few.
“We’re going to look for those guys to contribute,” Cote said. “I thought we really made some big strides (Friday) from where we were at the beginning of the week when we scrimmaged Bedford. We’ve really worked hard. We’ve watched some film and we’ve talked about some things, and I think we took a step in the right direction.”
Bishop Guertin – which will play in Division I’s West Conference with Nashua North and South, along with Alvirne and Keene – will also lean heavily on a couple of seniors, including quarterback Tom Hurley and running backs CJ Boykin and Mike Devereaux.
After being forced into the lineup a year ago because of injuries, Hurley has taken big strides toward being the signal caller the Cardinals are looking to get behind.
“He’s got a whole year under his belt now and he’s coming back as a senior with a lot of confidence,” Cote said of Hurley. “He’s been in the system now for three years. We’ve still got a few things to work on that we’ve talked about, but we’re on the same page with what we want to do. He’s going to be a good leader for us.”
If there’s an X-factor for the Cardinals, it could be Boykin, who missed all of last season with a shoulder injury, but looked good Friday against Central until leaving early with an undisclosed injury. He scored Bishop Gueritn’s lone touchdown, and almost had another on a punt return that was called back.
“The kid is a difference maker,” Cote said. “He’s got speed, he’s got quickness. He makes people miss. He had a couple of huge plays for us. Every time he touches the ball, he’s got a chance to take it. We certainly want to keep him healthy.”
Bishop Guertin starts the regular season on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Stellos Stadium against Winnacunnet.
League: N.H. Division 1 West
Last Season: 5-5, lost to Winnacunnet in N.H. Div. 2 playoffs
Returning Starters: Tom Hurley, sr., QB (5-11, 185); Kyle Cushion, jr., WR (5-10, 150); C.J. Boykin, sr., RB (5-5, 140); Mike Devereaux, sr., RB-OLB (5-9, 170); Tony Reale, sr., FB-LB (5-11, 205); Brian Fenn, sr., OL (6-0, 215); Kody Carlson, sr., OL-DL (5-11, 230); Patrick Flathers, sr., OL-DL (6-4, 275); Aidan Loftus, sr., WR (6-1, 175); Chris Fox, sr., K (5-10, 170); Drew Sanborn, jr., P (6-0, 195); Stavros Anagnost, sr., DB (5-10, 160);
Other Returning Lettermen: Kelvin Rivera, jr., RB-DB (5-10, 160); Mitch Foster, jr., LB (5-10, 185); Slade Sousa, sr., OL-DE (5-10, 185)
Promising Newcomers: Jackson Housman, so, RB-DB (6-0, 170); Chase Hughes, so., RB-LB (6-0, 185); T.J. Hart, so., TE-LB (5-11, 205); Matt Theriault, so., TE-LB (6-0, 175)
Opener: Saturday, vs. Winnacunnet
Coach Travis Cote (3rd season): “It will be a tough league (moving up to Division 1). We’re fortunate to have a good nucleus of returning players. I think we’re very strong at our skill positions. Where we’re lacking is a little depth on the offensive and defensive lines. Overall, we have a good group of kids. Everyone will contribute.”