The Wildcats look ahead for better days

Fall Mountain’s Alex Flynn is recovering the football on a muffed punt. Photo by Doug MacPhee

LANGDON, N.H. – Alex Flynn is only a freshman, but his coach Orion Binney has labeled him opportunistic among other things. The play in the picture was nullified because of a penalty, but Flynn has made a number of outstanding defensive plays this fall including, stripping a receiver of the football and running it in for a touchdown. He plays end on both sides of the ball. Binney said, “He missed the Monadnock game with a hip injury and he is one of our best defensive players. He is also a good blocker at the tight end position and runs good routes, but we have been unable to get the ball to him.”

The Wildcats have lost each of the past two weeks: first to Kearsarge 43-0 and then to Monadnock 63-0. This reporter has claimed for a while now that New Hampshire hurt the programs of many of the smaller playing football schools when they combined Divisions V and VI into one division and called it DIII. Fall Mountain is one of the schools hurt the most with the realignment. FM might be facing their toughest opponent to date this week when they travel to Newport on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m.

“They scored early and often,” Binney told us of the Kearsarge game, but unfortunately the same was true the next week as well. Binney is looking for some better play this week. He said, “The last two weeks there were a few flashes of good play, but they were few and far between. We have played some physical teams, and they have hit us right in the mouth and we don’t know what to do. We start eight freshmen and sophomores and I feel bad for them. We hope to keep all of them in the program so there can be better days ahead.”

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