Junior Bulldogs defense remains solid

Junior Bulldogs Tiny Mites

Bedford’s PA system was shut off due to the early morning kickoff time, but the capacity crowd at Preston Stadium woke up this bucolic community anyway with a thunder of applause as the Tiny Mite’s "Shock & Awe" offense simply overwhelmed Seacoast.

Behind the precision shotgun snaps of Teddy Bond, QB Hudson Schmitt ran wild, scoring three TDs and accumulating over 120 yards rushing on only six carries.

His partner in crime, Logan O’Connell added two TDs and gained 100 yards in a series of jukes that left Adrian Peterson asking for a tutorial. Drew Redfern capped off the scoring with his first career TD on a successful race to the cone.

Bedford’s offensive line of Noah Humphrey, Jake Boughter, Beau Dunker, and Graham "Big G" Chmielecki was impressive in thwarting the Titans attempt to stop the onslaught.

Bedford’s "Bermuda Triangle" defense swallowed up Seacoast runners, adding them to the missing persons list as Monster Back Evan Maslanka, Nolan Murphy, Andre Steinbrueck, Beau Boughter, and Tristin Leck all had career days, leaving paw prints everywhere.

Any runner that somehow advanced beyond the pack of dogs was summarily sent to "Otero Island" as its caretaker Trenton Otero played lockdown corner all morning. Go Bulldogs!

Tiny Mite Cheer

Our Tiny Mite Cheerleaders kept the crowd toasty warm on this beautiful Fall day with their loud voices, big smiles and Bulldog spirit!

The Cheerleaders wore pink socks and a pink bow today to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Mitey Mite Red Football

Bedford Red compiled over 300 rushing yards en route to a 30-0 victory over the Amherst Patriots early Sunday morning.

A 47-yard touchdown run from Luke Soden on the second play of the game starting the onslaught, which continued throughout the day with Spencer Henrichon, Alex Grudinskas and Kevin Sheridan each having runs of over 35 yards and each scoring a touchdown.

The offensive line, lead by Nate Clark, Dylan Soden, Jack Mastrodicasa, Ethan Steichen and Tyler Johnson played flawless football as the Bulldogs jumped to an early 22-0 halftime lead. Drew Brothers and Brady O’Connell commanded the offensive while Caleb Goldstein, Teghan McConnell and Brock Tamburello blocked and ran successfully. Defensively, Bedford dominated the interior with strong performances from Kevin Mastodicasa, Christian (The Speech) Morley, Jacob and Tyler Parshay and Will Helmke resulting in less than 50 rushing yards from the Amherst Patriots. Dylan Soden added to the scoring with three successful extra point kicks! Bedford Red plays the Merrimack Cardinals next Sunday.

Mitey Mite Silver Football

Mighty Might Silver played with real heart in their first loss against a tough Seacoast Titans squad, 13-18. Danny "Diesel" Black ran for both touchdowns of the day, one of which was followed by a Ledger Russell extra point. Danny was seen thanking his blockers Evan Dunker, Brady Jackson, Justin Chiras, Nick Polishan and Charlie Cariello after his first 60 yard touchdown run, knowing that everything starts with good blocking. Jack "the punisher" Riso’s interior running helped soften the defense for long touchdown runs. Ethan Chmielecki debuted at QB, starting a pass play by Danny to Ronan Ballistreri for a huge gain. When coaches needed huge blocks, Aaron Chmielecki and Tyrece Sealey answered the call, opening holes for several runs into the teeth of the Seacoast defense. On the defensive side of the ball, our team made Seacoast earn every yard. Brody "Ty Law" Cassidy treated the crowd with several tackles from his safety position, saving at least one touchdown. Dean Poltronieri, Dominic Carey, Hunter Crowley, Zack and Kaeden Elmer emerged from several piles after team tackling several Seacoast runners. We play Manchester at home next Sunday.

Jr. Pee Wee Red Football

The Bedford Jr. Bulldogs Jr. Pee Wee Red football team lost to the Amherst Patriots 6-0 in a defensive slug-fest. Ryan Guerrette and Sam Ward got the start at the nose tackles rotating with Ethan Healy and Nathan Pratte and all did a great job of clogging up the A gap all day. The Patriots did manage to drive the ball down to the 5 yard line but the Bulldogs D held and the first half ended with the teams knotted at zero. The second half was similar but the Patriots did manage to get on the board following a spectacular side-line catch that was otherwise well covered. The bulldogs kept the score at 6 when Graham Frederick and Josh Tobin blitzed to block the PAT. The Bulldogs D returned to form for the remainder of the game with big tackles coming from the Rice brothers Kieran and Thomas as well as Ben Stuart, Andrew McGee and Cam Cilley. Presley Trento made big tackles all day from his safety spot as well as coming up with a big interception late in the game.

Pee Wee Football

The Bedford Pee Wee Junior Bulldogs moved to 3-1 with an exciting 21-20 double overtime victory over North County, Massachusetts. The first three quarters were scoreless. Russ Erwin lead the defense with an interception and a great tackle for a loss. Finn O’ Neil and Ryan Ashburner were very strong on the defensive line and Eli Raby and Mike Remick each had big sacks in the game.

With three minutes to go Owen Umansky hit J.T. DeLacey who raced 80 yards for the go ahead score. After Conor Mullin booted a huge PAT off a great Colin Chandonnet snap it looked like the Bulldogs would get their win but the Panthers marched the length of the field to tie it at 8. In overtime Umansky again hit DeLacey for a score on a huge 4th down pass. The Panthers matched to send it to a second OT. In the second OT, Umansky found DeLacey on 4th down again for the score. For the PAT, Connor Guibord raced behind a big Brian Barbaro and Nathan DeFazio block to put the Bulldogs up by seven. Unfortunately the Panthers matched the touchdown but the Bulldogs blocked the PAT to secure the win.

Junior High League Jr. Varsity Football

The JV Bulldogs took on a very good Lowell team Saturday night that pitted two evenly matched teams that was decided in the last minute of the game. The Bulldog D showed it’s strength early and often pitching a shutout through the first 3.5 quarters led by Matt Peicker and Will Detscher who were all over the field making big plays on the edge. Assisting with pressure up the middle were Teaghan Graham, Patrick O’Mara, Hunter Ducharme, Damian Martneau and Drew Fileteau. Mason Brown played a text book Free Safety providing coverage over the top and just missed out on his first interception, assisting on the play was Jackson Barlow at CB. The offense kicked in in the second half with Tyler Spires taking a pitch 60 yards for the first score setup by a beautiful downfield block by Jack Lavoie that provided the lane for Spires to go in untouched and was capped by a Will Detscher conversion. Following that up Lavoie bounced a nice run inside then outside for the Bulldogs final score with Gunner Grant sweeping the corner for the conversion on a drive led by QB Kyle Lavigne and Alex Bleakley running hard on the inside with multiple first down conversions on the drive. Excellent holes were provided all night by the road grading of Connor Winn, Caleb Boulard, Ryan Charest, Evan Dunn and Ben Sylvain. After a late TD by Lowell, the Bulldogs went back to D after losing the ensuing onside kick only to have O’Mara, Detscher, Sylvain and Peicker slammed the door shut with a sack and fumble recovery that put the Bulldog O into victory formation for the second win in a row bringing the team back to .500 on the season.

Junior High League Varsity Football

Under the lights at Bedford High, the Junior High Varsity team advanced to 4 and 0 against Lowell behind the strong line play of the big boys: Nathan Roach, CKW, Drew Allard, and Colby Martel. The weakness in the Lowell defense was off-tackle where Mikey Akstin, Timmy Greene, and Joey Leary pounded the ball down hill. Joey Lupo made some dynamic plays including a huge 70 yard interception and run and his defensive teammates Arron Skaling, Hayden Cheney, Birthday Boy Jack Jones and tough inside play by Jack Grogan gave Lowell fits all night long. Drake Tomkinson, Torey Helton, Peter Falvey, and Zack Barnard keep getting better and while the passing game stumbled with direct snap problems, Jordan Dyer showed poise in the pocket to get a few completions and Nate Frederick found two receivers who just couldn’t hang on to the ball. Austin Dearborn, Matt Scwartz, Jake Plage, and Steven Watson contributed at offensive and defensive end and Trevor Soden, Alex Bleakley, and Ben Sylvain did their jobs in the win. Bedford is on to Sandborn.

JAGUARS

Third graders travel to Swanzey

Kicking off Breast Cancer month the Jaguars traveled deep in the woods 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.

SOCCER

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.

GOLF

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.