CVU shows promise in early season play

HINESBURG-Champlain Valley Union quarterback Konnor Fleming had a huge opening game while leading his Redhawks to a 39-20 road win over the Burr and Burton Bulldogs last Friday night in Manchester.

Fleming threw for two touchdown passes and ran for four more to orchestrate the 19 point win. Collin Teator nabbed one of those two TD passes for an 88-yard scoring strike. Ian Solomon caught the other TD pass. Defensively Cameron Fitzgerald had seven sacks for the victorious Redhawks. CVU now has two weeks off before they host the Middlebury Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The remaining two Addison County teams didn't fare as well. Devon Grammo, ran for 171-yards and three touchdowns to lead his Colchester Lakers to a 28-6 opening night win over the Middlebury Tigers, in more high school football Friday night. Grammo had touchdown runs of 9, 66 and 6 yards. Colchester's remaining score was a 32-yard TD pass from Jack LeClerc to Alec Kozlowski.

Middlebury's lone score was a 23-yard TD pass from Brendan Burrell to Devon Bradford. The Tigers will be seeking their first win this Friday night when they host the Fair Haven Slaters in their home opener.

Last Saturday in Brandon the Otter Valley Otters celebrated their new field by crushing the visiting Mount Abraham Eagles 56-7. Junior quarterback Zak Williams didn't pass a lot, but when he did throw it he made it count. Williams completed five of just six pass attempts for 115 yards and four touchdowns. Senior Joey Massores caught a pair of those touchdown passes. Sophomore Nate Fitzgerald caught a fifty yard TD bomb and senior Casey Babcock had the other scoring catch.

The lone Eagles score came in the fourth quarter on an eighteen yard touchdown scamper from Sam Lieberman. The 0-1 Eagles are at Winooski this Friday night before coming home next Saturday to host Bellows Falls in their home opener. The 1-0 Otters will be at Bellows Falls Saturday afternoon to take on the Terriers.

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