Bedford Sports Talk
The TM’ers played two half scrimmages against Manchester and Rockingham. Bedford had 12 different Bulldogs carrying the ball, led by the solid rushing efforts of Aaron Chmielecki, Caleb Goldstein and Brady Proulx who had his biggest gain of the season on a nifty 25-yard scamper, and Hudson Schmitt also ran well. Brody Cassidy, Nolan Murphy, Zack Gilroy, and Beau Boughter anchored a solid offensive line that helped spring Brady Doldo and Brady Jackson for long TD runs. RJ Proulx led the defensive efforts from his spot and Dean Poltronieri, chipped in with solid play off the edge for the TM’ers.
Mitey Mite Red
The Bulldogs won 26-6 extending their shutout streak to 11 quarters before conceding a TD with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The defense made its presence felt with crushing tackles for loss supplied by Cooper Cassidy and Kieran Rice. Bedford was aided by interior pressure supplied by James Bautista, Jacob Redman, Ryan Guerette, Ronan Balistreri and Jack Riso. Nathan Pratte, Aidan Veverka and Jalen Kamineni provided text book tackling from the defensive backfield. Ryan Rankins and Ethan Healy consistently got the edge with Rankins punching in two scores and Healy setting up a Cole Wolfinger keeper from the 1 for another score. On the day, Rankins could not be stopped. Wolfinger then supplied the pass, with Owen Christopher hauling one in for a score and Andrew Grudsinskas making a couple of nifty catches over the top of the defense. Setting the tone all day with stellar defense and offensive blocking were Cal McAuliffe, Spencer Henrichon and Alex Grudsinskas. Caleb Lemoine made plays all over the field.
Mitey Mite Silver
Mitey Might Silver kept its win streak alive with an impressive win against the NH Wildcasts. A pregame speech by captain Christian Morley had his team ready to roll. On the first offensive set Aiden O’Connell got the edge and bolted for a long TD run. Sean Toscano added the two point conversion. The blocking from the Bulldog line was awesome, but it was a hard fought battle against a worthy opponent. Silver showcased a new blocking scheme that sprung Danny Black, Brady Martino, Alex Wafer, Nate Clark, Colton Gooden, Brady O’Connell and Ethan Chmielecki with some impressive gains. The defensive scheme held the Wildcats to no points and very little positive yards. The effort was led by Evan Cibotti, Parker Bromley, Jackson Bolduc, Tyler Johnston, Joel Poltronieri and Sean Toscano who each had notable tackles stopping the Wildcats in their tracks.
Junior Pee Wee Red
The JPW Red squad beat a tough Manchester Eagles team 27-7 at Gill Stadium. Hunter Fennessy ran hard all day and got things rolling early when he broke an off-tackle run to the outside for a 40 yard TD run on the first play of the game. Cam Healey got his first points of the day by running in the extra point. Healey scored another TD later in the first quarter and Parker Henrichon plowed his way in for the extra point. Healey scored another TD in the second quarter and Connor Guibord, who ground out tough yards all day, barreled his way in for the extra point. Russ Erwin capped the scoring for the Bulldogs as he rumbled in for a 15-yard TD run. The offensive line got flawless play by centers Andrew Peicker and Mathew Vranich. Thomas Rice, Andrew McGee, Aiden Morley, Aiden Healy, Seamus Balistreri and Chris Shoals controlled the line of scrimmage all day from the offensive line. The defense allowed a score but was otherwise pretty stingy with big tackles from Henrichon, Tyler Merkle, Kasey Mahoney, Ashton Ellis, Dylan Bellerose and Joey Piacentini.
Junior Pee Wee Silver
JPW Silver picked up itsfifth shutout of the season handing the New Hampshire Wildcats a 13-0 defeat. Owen Umansky delivered a bomb on the game’s second play to Ryan Wallat for a 40-yard completion deep into Wildcat territory. The pass protection by Ryan Allard, Eli Raby and Finn O’ Neil was superb. Josh Tobin ran it in the next play for the Bulldogs behind great blocks by Phil Tuscano, Jack Cloutier and Cam Cilley. After a great Joe Mikol kick was recovered by Ryan Cote, the Bulldogs scored again, this time a great run by Willy Kramer. TJ O’ Connell ran in the extra point behind a lead block by William Scholl. Graham Frederick, Aiden Landman and Zach Dion were outstanding on defense. Ben Stuart made a huge kickoff recovery and Umansky threw for over 100 yards on the day. Presley Trento and Evan Schmitt made great plays deep in Wildcat territory.
The Bedford Jr. Bulldogs Pee Wee team steam rolled the NH Wildcats with a 26-0 win. The Bedford offense had exceptional pass protection and blocking by the offensive line with significant contributions by Scott Landis, Jack Grogan, Teagan Graham, Steven Watson, Hayden Cheney, Jack Jones, Jack Lavoie, Evan Dunn and more. The Bedford running game was highlighted by a brilliant combination of power running by Ethan Van Heerdan and Michael Akstin and speed running with exciting runs by Joey Lupo, Conor Mullin and Alex Bleakly. Bedford’s offense was led by QB Nathaniel Frederick who completed 4 passes in 4 attempts including a deep 35-yard pass to tight end Jack Jones, a TD pass to running back Joey Lupo and an extra point conversion pass to running back Michael Akstin . The Bulldog defense shut out the Wildcats with exciting defensive play by Patrick Goterch, Andrew Kemp, Aidan Wolfinger, Nicholas Merchant, Hunter Ducharme, Gunner Grant, Caleb Boulard, Damian Martineau, Anthony Santosuosso, Kevin Gagne, Will Detscher, Gabriel Fitzgerald, Matt Peicker and Henry Sanson.