Vermonters cheer for third win in three years

PHOTOS BY JON OLENDER

While New Hampshire has had the edge historically, Vermont has been on a tear, taking its third Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl win in three years last week at Castleton University. The 65th annual high school all-star football game pitting the twin states against one another resulted in a 24-13 triumph for the Green Mountain State. Funds raised at the event benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The Vermont team celebrates their win at the conclusion of the 65th Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl at Castleton University on Saturday evening. (Photo by Jon Olender)

 

Vermont team member Alex Rizvanov (52) of Essex High School gets pumped up after making a tackle in the first half of the 65th Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl at Castleton University on Saturday evening. (Photo by Jon Olender)

Members of the 2018 Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl All Star Band perform during the halftime show at the 65th Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl at Castleton University on Saturday evening. (Photo by Jon Olender)

Waterlogged fans wait to return into Spartan Stadium at Castleton University on Saturday after thunder and lightning caused a delay to the start of the 65th Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. (Photo by Jon Olender)