Eight ConVal football players named to all-states

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  • The ConVal football team won 47-0 in its homecoming match-up with Merrimack Valley on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.<br/><br/>(Staff Photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • peterborough, football v portsmouth
  • peterborough, football v portsmouth
  • peterborough, football v portsmouth
  • The ConVal football team won 47-0 in its homecoming match-up with Merrimack Valley on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.<br/><br/>(Staff Photo by Tim Goodwin)

Eight members of the ConVal football team were recently selected for the Division III All-State team.

On offense, 14 players made the first-team, 11 were named to the second team and 16 were chosen for honorable mention. The defensive first-team had 13 players, the second-team was made up of 12 and 15 landed on honorable mention.

ConVal had one first-team choice on defense. There were three Cougars on the second-team offense and two on the defensive group and a pair of honorable mention choices, one on each side of the ball.

The ConVal football team finished the 2012 season with a 4-6 record overall and 2-6 in Division III. After defeating Division II Merrimack in the season opener, the Cougars dropped five straight divisional games to fall to 1-5. But ConVal rebounded with three straight wins, including a pair of shutouts to pull to within a game of .500 before losing the finale in overtime.

ConVal had six players selected for all-states in 2011 and four the year before.

Jeremy Doubleday, senior

D-III Kicker, 2nd-Team
Running Back

Doubleday was so good this year, he was selected for two all-state positions and also could have probably landed on the defensive team as well.

He was a first-team defensive choice as a junior and made the honorable mention group as a sophomore. Doubleday was the only kicker chosen from Division III. For the season, Doubleday was 3-for-7 on field goal tries, making two from 40-plus yards including tying his own ConVal record with a 42-yard boot in the season opener versus Merrimack. He also made 14-of-21 point after attempts.

After beginning the season as a wide receiver, Doubleday was moved to running back for the fifth game of the year and amassed 778 yards over the final six games with six touchdowns. Overall, he rushed for 827 yards and eight scores with a career-high of 195 yards coming against Merrimack Valley.

Tom Hughes, senior

1st-Team Defensive Line

Hughes was a monster at the defensive tackle position and really disrupted opposing teams’ running games. He finished third on the team with 68 tackles, including 35 solo stops. He set a season-high with 13 tackles in a shutout victory over Sanborn and finished his career with 11 against Pembroke. Hughes posted at least eight tackles in six of 10 games.

For the year, Hughes had four sacks, which ranked second on the team, and two came against Merrimack Valley.

Chris Queen, senior

2nd-Team, Linebacker

Queen was one of just two returning all-state players for ConVal this season. He was chosen as an honorable mention running back in 2011, but this year he was a defensive selection.

As a starting linebacker, Queen finished second on the Cougars with 70 total tackles with 45 solo. His season-high of 10 came against rival Souhegan. In the only contest with Division III champion Portsmouth, Queen returned his only interception 12 yards for a touchdown. He also had a fumble recovery against Goffstown.

Riley Thompson, senior

2nd-Team, Linebacker

Thompson led ConVal with 73 tackles and also had a team-best 48 solo stops. His season-high came in his final high school game at Pembroke, when he had 13. Thompson made at least seven tackles in seven of ConVal’s 10 games.

He had two sacks in a win over Hollis/Brookline and also led the team with three fumble recoveries against Merrimack, Portsmouth and Merrimack Valley.

Keith Reinfrank, senior

2nd-Team, Offensive Line

Reinfrank, playing the left tackle position, was a big reason why ConVal was able to rush for 1,990 yards this season, just shy of an average of 200 per game. With Reinfrank helping to block up front, the Cougars averaged 4.83 yards per carry and scored 21 touchdowns on the ground.

Jordan Loll, junior

2nd-Team, Offensive Line

Loll began the year slated as ConVal’s starting fullback, but was quickly moved to the offensive line. Loll took over at the right guard position and immediately helped the Cougars’ running game amass 1,990 yards on the season on 4.83 yards per carry and 21 scores.

Max Wildes, senior

Honorable Mention, Defensive Back

Wildes ranked second out of all ConVal defensive backs with 40 tackles and 25 on his own. He had a season-high of eight in a win at Hollis/Brookline.

Wildes returned one of his two interceptions for an 11-yard score against Merrimack and the other came at the one-yard line to preserve a shut out against Merrimack Valley.

James Pierce, senior

Honorable Mention, Offensive Line

With two new quarterbacks taking snaps for ConVal, Pierce really helped the transition go as seamless as possible. He set the tempo for the ConVal offense that ran for almost 2,000 yards and scored 18.9 points per game with 21 rushing touchdowns.

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