Bedford Jaguars all business on trip to Monadnock
Kicking off Breast Cancer month the Jaguars traveled to face a young Monadnock Mountaineer team and keep their unbeaten streak alive.
The game would feature 11 different ball carriers and 13 different Jaguars recording individual tackles on the day. In addition, the Jaguars now have 10 consecutive scores while only giving up one first down to their opponents.
After a turnover on downs from a dominant Jaguar defensive stand the Jags would find themselves in the end zone early and often.
On the first snap Jack Maye threw a screen pass to Benjamin Flaherty for a 50 yards gain.
Capping off the drive with a touchdown was Gavin Bodoh. Bodoh would add another touchdown along with Brody Helton who had 120 yards rushing on the day. Sam Sargento and Tommy Frongillo would open gaping holes for Bodoh and Helton all afternoon.
The entire line including Connor Fraitzl and Jack Janelle continue to provide opportunities for the offense.
Defensively, the Jaguars continued their dominant ways. Brody Woloski halted many outside runs by playing contain.
The Jaguars would only give up a 30 yard scramble and it would be the Mountaineers longest play of the game. With solid runs from Steven "the Beast" Gilcreast and Calvin Bradley the Jaguars would be unable to punch in a quick score prior to the end of the first half.
Second half featured much of the same. On the Jaguars first possession Brody Woloski would use 4 plays to find himself with his first touchdown of the season.
On the Jaguars second possession of the half Jacob Redmond would zig zag his way through nearly every Mountaineer and find himself for the Jaguars 5th touchdown of the game. All made possible by an excellent offensive line that showed up to do one thing, "Their Job."
The Jaguars defense continued its dominant ways with plays made by Colby Boyd and Gus Forgey who had 3 tackles all for a loss. For the day the Jaguars recorded 13 tackles all of them for losses.
On a broken play, Jack Hinton was able to wrap up the Mountaineer Quarterback setting up the Jaguars deep in Mountaineer territory. Colby Boyd would gain 8 yards on the first play with Connor Flaherty scoring his first touchdown of the season.
The golden ball went to Steven Gilcreast and the fists of fury were handed to Brody Woloski.
Next week the Jaguars travel to Londonderry where they will faceoff with the Wildcats.
Jaguars Yellow visits Salem
An early morning ride down I-93 south brought the Bedford Jaguars Yellow team to Salem where they squared off with the well-coached and disciplined Londonderry Wildcats. The Jags won the toss electing to defer and unleash their dominating defense. On the first play of the game Londonderry executed a nice play action fake and ran the ball into Jags territory.
From there the Jags defense settled down as consecutive stops by James Tamulevich and then Connor Durant forced Londonderry to turn it over on downs.
The Jaguars offense took over looking to get on the board early. All it took was one play as James Gilbert took a sweep left the length of the field for the score.
Londonderry took over on offense but couldn’t get anything going. The "James Gang" – James Gilbert and James Tamulevich – combined for multiple stops.
The play of the series came from defensive tackle Anthony Correnti as he blew up the Londonderry line a la Mean Joe Greene and made the stop for a loss.
Returning back to the offensive side the ball the Jags’ were looking to keep the pressure on. Once again, all it took was one play, as Matt Ciruso following great blocking from John Chhom, Ben Lu and Jack Tamulevich displayed excellent field vision as he weaved through the Londonderry defense for the score.
Londonderry took over on offense but were quickly shutdown by the Jaguars’ defense featuring stops by Jack Tamulevich and James Gilbert.
Not getting much traction on the ground, Londonderry attempted to take to the air but was stymied by "Chhom Island" – safety John Chhom’s shutdown coverage of Londonderry’s top receiver.
The Jags took over on offense looking to extend their lead. Jags marched the ball up field on a long runs from Jeremy Desrochers and Connor Durant.
On the next play, following excellent blocking from Ben Lu, Anthony Correnti and Jack Tamulevich, James Tamulevich took it to the house for the Jags’ third score of the game.
The Jags started the second half on offense. On the first play of the drive Connor Durant broke free into the Londonderry secondary but was tripped up around mid-field. Two plays later James Gilbert took it to house to extend the Jags lead.
Taking over on offense the Wildcats were looking to get on the board. Strong defensive line play by Jack Tamulevich, Ben Lu, and Anthony Correnti held Londonderry in check and they were forced to turn the ball over on downs once more.
The Jags took over on offense looking to run some clock. On the first play of the drive, quarterback Jeremy Desrochers gained solid yardage up the right side of the field.
Jack Tamulevich tacked on some yards with some nifty running. Matt Ciruso then took took a sweep left down the field but was stopped just short of the goal line.
The Londonderry defense stood tall despite strong efforts by Jeremy Desrochers and Anthony Correnti.
On fourth and goal, James Gilbert wrapped up his perfect day – 3 carries, 3 touchdowns – with a run around the end for the score (is he available on DraftKings?).
Down five scores, Londonderry took over in hurry up mode. Two runs by the Wildcats were cut short as Jeremy Desrochers and Matt Ciruso pulled flags near the line of scrimmage.
Stops by Connor Durant and Jack Tamulevich helped ice the game for the Jags.
Overall excellent all-around team defense and a balanced offensive attack helped Jaguars Yellow remained unbeaten on the season.
Auburn 2, Bulldogs Red 1
The BAC Bulldogs Red team lost a very tough 2-1 match to top-ranked Auburn. Ryan Juliano scored first on a long shot that put the Bulldogs up 1-0. Auburn tied the score right before halftime. Then Auburn scored early in the second half to take a 2-1 lead. Bedford attacked hard the rest of the game trying to get the equalizer only to hit the crossbar several times and then have the Auburn goalie make a great save with under a minute to go. Sam O’Leary was once again tough in goal for the Bulldogs, along with the defense of Johnny Shottes and Jack Pendleton.
Bulldogs Black beat John Stark
The BAC Bulldogs Black team traveled to Henniker to play John Stark and came home with the win. Kyle Powers led the offense with 3 goals, Eric Gregory, Joe Mikol, and Evan Kaplo had 2 goals each, and Josh Beaton and Kiefer Harding each having a single goal. Assist where given by Zachary Harrington 2, Evan Kaplo 2, Derek Greer 1, Ryan Juliano 1, and Josh Beaton 1. Ethan Larochelle, Owen Zuill, and Beaton all contributed to the shutout playing in goal.
Nutter leads SNHU to NE-10 title
The Southern New Hampshire University men’s golf team downed Le Moyne College in a playoff to capture the 2015 Northeast-10 Men’s Golf Championship after the two teams finished tied for first at En-Joie Golf Course (Par-72) in Endicott, N.Y.
The playoff was decided on the 345-yard, par 4 10th hole. Le Moyne posted four pars and a bogey on the hole, with the low score dropped, while Bedford’s Jake Nutter birdied the hole to go along with three pars and a double bogey for the Penmen to claim the crown.
Bedford resident promoted to NHGA Tournament Director
The New Hampshire Golf Association has begun it’s transition from long-time Tournament Director John Jelley, who resigned his position in September. Bedford resident Greg Howell was promoted to the position, effective Oct. 1.
Howell previously served as the USGA PJ Boatwright Intern for the NHGA for two seasons, before being added to the staff in a full-time capacity last fall as director of member services and junior golf.
NHGA Executive Director Matt Schmidt felt that Howell’s previous experience with the NHGA made him a logical choice to replace Jelley.
"Greg was a natural fit for the tournament director position with John’s departure," said Schmidt. "He’s been with us for three seasons now and understands not only how important our tournament programs are but also the workload that he’ll inherit. He is also well aware that the shoes he is filling are very big, but we feel that he is more than capable of continuing our tradition of running excellent events. He’s also eager to see our tournament programs grow and reach more players around New Hampshire. I’ve been thrilled with his enthusiasm for the job."
Howell is a native of Sandwich, Mass., and is a 2014 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, where he majored in Sport Management.
"I am incredibly excited for this new chapter in my professional career with the association," Howell said. "Over the past three years I’ve had the opportunity to work at tournaments with John, who is undoubtedly one of the best in tournament administration. He is somebody that I have admired professionally since meeting him and I understand better than anybody that taking over for him is no small task.
"I can’t wait to get started and sustain the great relationships I have built with our members and member clubs over the past three summers."
RPI’s Robinson solid on the links
Bedford’s Benjamin Robinson, a member of the Class of 2017, is playing well for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute golf team.
The RPI golf team has played four tournaments, placing third in one and fourth in another, while performing well in the other two. The Engineers, who are coached by Miles Nolan, features seven student-athletes, including three juniors, from three different states and three different countries.
RPI closes out the fall portion of its schedule with tournament in Southwick, Mass., at the ECAC Championship on Oct. 10-11.
For additional information about Rensselaer golf, please visit www.rpiathletics.com.