Pythons Unable to Squeeze Out a Victory
DERRY, N.H. -- The Souhegan and Pelham High School football teams combined for more than 850 yards of offense in a wild shootout Saturday night, with Souhegan escaping with a 43-33 victory at Pinkerton Academy.
Both teams are 3-3.
The game was tied 15-15 after the first quarter but Souhegan began to slowly pull away after that as Tyler Hall returned a Pelham fumble 17 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and ran 59 yards for another score in the fourth.
QB John Lohnes threw for 204 yards and 3 TD’s and also rushed for 153 yards to pace the Souhegan offense.
For Pelham, Charlie Katin opened the scoring with a 50-yard touchdown run and Mason Fecteau followed that later in the first quarter with a 12-yard TD scamper.
In the second quarter, Katin scored from 34 yards out, and when he returned a kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter the Pythons were in business. But Hall’s two TD’s spoiled things. Pelham QB Ian Hoey went over from the 1-yard line to finish the scoring.
Katin finished with 115 yards rushing while Brett Lindsay added 69 and Matt Crowley 51 on six carries.
“Souhegan was able to make significant plays both in the running game and passing game,” said PHS head coach Tom Babaian. “Give Souhegan credit. We have to improve if we want to continue to progress this season.”
Pelham hosts ConVal Regional next Saturday.
SOUHEGAN 43, PELHAM 33
Souhegan (3-3) 15 14 7 7 -- 43
Pelham (3-3) 15 6 6 6 -- 33
P: Charlie Katin 50-yard run (Zach Jones kick)
S: John Lohnes 73-yard pass to Trey Johnson (William Boyle kick)
P: Mason Fecteau 12-yard run (Katin rush)
S: Lohnes 20-yard pass to Johnson (Lohnes rush)
S: Johnson 8-yard run (Boyle kick)
P: Katin 34-yard run (rush failed)
S: Lohnes 10-yard pass to Luke Manning (Boyle kick)
S: Tyler Hall 17-yard fumble return (Boyle Kick)
P: Katin 79-yard kickoff return (rush failed)
S: Hall 59-yard run (Boyle kick)
P: Ian Hoey 1-yard run (kick failed)
Rushing: S, John Lohnes 25-153; Tyler Hall 11-109. P, Charlie Katin 10-115, 2 TD’s; Brett Lindsay 10-69; Matt Crowley 6-51; Mason Fecteau 1-12, TD; Ian Hoey 2-9, TD
Passing: S, John Lohnes 14-26-204, 3 TDs. P, Ian Hoey 14-21-112.
Receiving: S: Trey Johnson 2-93, 2 TD; Luke Manning 7-81, TD. P, Charlie Katin 4-33; Matt Crowley 3-29; Colby Travis 2-18; Mason Fecteau 1-16; Nick Milano 3-11; Brett Lindsay 1-5.