Bedford Sports Talk
The Bedford Jaguars eighth-grade football team was busy this week, playing first on Thursday night in a quarterfinal game against the Goffstown Screamin’ Eagles. The Jaguars triumphed 28-12. Bedford got four touchdowns behind runs of 89 and 63 yards from Justin Porter, 82-yard scamper by Thomas Norfleet, and a 76-yard rush by Demetri Anagnost. To round out the scoring quarterback Owen Brown found Noah Chaberek in the corner of the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown pass. Chaberek had 119 yards receiving on the day. The win sent the Jaguars to the semifinals against the Windham Wolverines. The Jaguars were impressive against the Wolverines, playing until the final second of a 20-6 loss.
The Jaguars seventh-grade team went to Nashua’s Stellos Stadium looking to earn a berth in the state final next weekend, and the Jaguars did just that, beating the Nashua Elk Crusaders 32-0. The defense showed up once again and with the agility, speed and intensity brought by the offense, the Jaguars took home a win. The Jaguers will take on the Pelham Razorbacks in Laconia Sunday in the final.
Jaguars cheerleading sweeps invitational
The Bedford Jaguar cheer squads roared into Derry on Saturday, bringing home four first-place finishes at the Octoberfest Invitational. The day kicked into high gear for the Jaguars with the Division 8 and Division 10 squads taking the mats and laying down crowd pleasing, flawless performances, earning them top honors in their divisions. The afternoon was all Division 12 and 13 Jaguars, with each of the teams delivering routines that have earned them the top positions in their divisions this competition season. All four of the Jaguars squads took home first-place trophies, sweeping the competition.
Tiny Mite Red
Tiny Mite Red faced a good NH Wildcats team on the road. Jack Riso ran for a touchdown on the third play of the game. RJ Proulx broke a half-dozen tackles as he muscled his way for a long run. Jack Mastrodicasa danced his way into the end-zone for a touchdown. Caleb Golstein and Carter Rick both ran the ball for the first time. Aaron Chmielecki and Juju Espaillat set great blocks to allow for long runs. Brady Proulx set the tone for the defense with a crushing QB sack. Ethan Chmielecki made several tackles.
Tiny Mite Silver
Tiny Mite Silver kicked off an early morning at Rockingham against the Cougars. The Bulldogs offense marched up and down the field as Spencer Henrichon found the end zone three times with a series of long runs behind the blocking of Justin Chiras and Andre Steinbrueck. Brady Jackson also chipped in a TD. On defense, Hudson Schmitt and Zack Gilroy anchored a line that stopped Cougar runners in their tracks. The duo of Brady and Logan O’Connell led a fierce pass rush that forced an interception and several hurries.
Mitey Mite Red
Mitey Mite Red defeated a tough NH Wildcats team 14-6. Josh Tobin scored the first TD of the game after a long drive behind very strong blocking by Ben Stuart, Ethan Flanagan, Dylan MacLeod, Andrew Johnson, Jaden Gangwer, Brendan Thornton, Adam Lacroix and Thomas Rice. Evan Cibotti was able to punch in the extra point. Andrew McGee recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, but the Wildcats later pulled within one after a TD of their own. The Bulldogs defense was otherwise stout behind a dominant performance by Maddox Muir. Other big defensive stops were made by Finn ONeil, Austin Bouch, Cam Healey, Tyler Merkle, Quinn Hinsley, Nick Lacroix and Vinny Poltronieri. Tobin ran a in 60-yard TD facilitated by the big blocks of Ian Hinsley and Kieran Rice.
Mitey Mite Silver
Willie Kramer returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown behind huge Evan Schmitt and Ryan Luca blocks that set the tone for the Junior Bulldogs ninth straight win, 26-13 over Rockingham. Aiden O’Connell ran wide behind great Hunter Fennessy and Sean Toscano blocks for the PAT. After Rockingham pulled even, Kramer again found the end zone, this time behind tight ends Ethan Healey and Corey Lipke. Tied to start the second half, Ryan Cote, who made a ton of big tackles to set the tone for the defense, teamed with Ryan Wallat on some big plays before Presley Trento made a huge fourth down stop to turn the momentum. Kramer found the end zone for the third time on a nicely blocked run by Aidan Morley, Gabe Tomkinson and Jack Keegan. O’ Connell clinched the win running in the last score behind Dylan Bellerose and Cooper Cassidy.
Jr Pee Wee Red
It was the first round of the playoffs and JPW Red came out on top against the NH Wildcats 31-0. The Bulldogs started off with a touchdown pass from Nate Frederick to Conor Mullin with the extra point run by Caleb Dudas. Jacob Plage had a short run for the second touchdown. The Bulldogs offense was relentless and kept coming on strong with a 12-yard touchdown run by Conor Mullin. Before heading off to halftime, Ryan Jaeger had a short run for the fourth touchdown putting the Bulldogs up 25-0. The running game was successful due to the great blocking by Evan Dunn, Jack LaVoie, Colby Davis, Andrew Kemp, Graham Frederick, Aidan Landman and Gunner Grant. JPW Red advances to the second round, where it will take on the undefeated Merrimack Cardinals.
Junior High JV
The Jr. Varsity beat Sanborn 20-0. Bedford brought its record to 4-4 heading into the playoffs next week to play Merrimack. Kyle Fink scored in the JV game, giving him one score in each game. He received great blocking from the offensive line, which is getting better every week. Dillon Boutin scored on two terrific TD runs, one on a powerful run over the Sanborn defense and the other a speedy breakaway blast up the middle. Mike Mullen was in command with another nice pass to Mason Adams for a score. The defense was lead by Andrew Twite, Steve Chartier, Mason Albert, Cole Glennon, Truman Larson and Patrick Harrington.
Junior High Varsity
The Bedford varsity beat Sanborn 35-0. Bedford extends its win streak to seven, the longest win streak in both Divions 1 and 2. Kyle Fink scored the opening touchdown on a fantastic run. The Dogs spread the ball all around with five different players scoring TDs through the air and on the ground. Harry LeGoullon scored the second TD on a breakaway run up the middle. Then came Josh Koellmer with a terrific end zone grab for a TD, thrown by Zac Tucci. Ryan Toscano scored another TD with a bursting run inside to the end zone. The last TD was a magnificent catch in the end zone by Colton Krasinski. The offensive line did a great job in controlling Sanborn’s defense and giving great pass protection.
Bedford’s defense was in top shape, not giving up any scores and getting a safety to contribute to the total score. Bedford’s defense has scored in more than half of the games this year. The defensive line was in the Sanborn backfield all day with intense pressure.
Tiny Mite Cheer
The Tiny Mite cheerleaders rocked the roof off of the Pop Warner Cheerleader Competition on Saturday at Concord High School. The TM girls were “tight and clean” on all aspects of their performance. They were loud and owned the floor. The girls were ecstatic when they took the mat and performed and executed their routine like champs. Everyone worked really hard all season and it paid off.
Jr. Midget Cheer
The Bedford Junior Midget Cheer squad finished second at the NHPW state championships on Saturday. The team of 24 girls perfected every piece of their routine. The girls have been preparing for this competition since the beginning of the season. In addition to many hours of practice, they have attended many tumbling classes to enhance this skill. The team moves on to the New England Regional Competition on Nov. 9 in Springfield, Mass.
Jr Pee Wee Cheer
The Bedford Jr. Bulldogs Junior Pee Wee cheer squad took home second place in the New Hampshire Pop Warner State Cheer Competition. The team will advance to the regional
competition on Nov. 9 in Springfield, Mass. The team was up against strong teams at the competition. The cheerleaders are Isatu Bah, Zainab Bah, Emma Bolduc, Madi Cassamassino, Sierra Chagnon-French, Bryanna Dion, Taylor Dion, Sophie Elliot, Emma Hamlin, Allison Kissner, Kevynn Knoettner, Anika LaGrenade, Delaney Martel, Lexi Poirier and Mia Purcell.
Mitey Mite Cheer
The Mitey Mite Cheer team took part in a recent competition and performed well. The team demonstrators, Hannah Wilson, Justine Gomes, and Paige Kennett, have been there this season to help with it all. Kate Mikol amazed the audience with stunning tumbling while stunt groups formed. Flyers Amanda Johnson, Kamryn Schmitt and Skyler Tobin were able to nail their stunts due to great team work and strength by bases Kayla Leblanc, Madison Merkle, Emme Detscher, Sophia Macdonald, Ava Boll,and Caroline Twite. Back spots Grace Krueger, Ariana Steinbrueck and Sarah Harris kept everything in line and safe.