Sports Talk: Bulldogs Football
Tiny Mite Football
Game time temperatures were in the upper 20’s as the TM’ers played a frigid round robin scrimmage against Amherst and Merrimack. Defense was the story of the day as Bedford’s leading tackler, Andre Steinbrueck, had five tackles and collected Dog Bone honors.
Sam Doty, Beau Dunker, and Noah Humphrey knocked the frost off Patriots and Cardinals ball carriers with a series of punishing hits that set the tone for a low-scoring morning. Carter Rick was a force with a critical fumble recovery.
At corner, Hudson Schmitt posted a "beware of dog" sign and the foolhardy who ignored this warning instantly regretted their decision.
On offense, the Bulldogs spread the carries with 14 different players carrying the pigskin, including first time carries by Beau Boughter, Teddy Bond, Gavin McConnell, and Gabe Warren. Trenton Otero led the TM’ers in yards and first downs as Bedford’s ball-control offense took more air out of the ball that an alleged NFL locker room duo.
The Bulldogs have a rare Saturday contest this week at
Gill Stadium in Manchester.
Mitey Mite Red Football
Bulldogs 36, Seacoast 7
The Bulldogs Luke Soden and Kevin Sheridan, who both rushed for over 100 yards, and QB Drew Brothers each scored early in the game, leading the Bulldogs to an quick 22-0 first-half lead. Dylan Soden had another fantastic outing particularly on the defensive side of the ball with several key tackles and 4 two-point kicking conversions.
Nate Clark and Spencer Henrichon were strong on defense, with several bone jarring tackles and great defensive containment. The defensive line, anchored by Brock Tamburello, Tyler and Jacob Parshay, Kevin Mastrodicasa and Christian Morley, continued to impress with its pressure on the Seacoast offense.
Brady O’Connell was another standout on defense, providing great pass coverage and contributing on several tackles.
Alex Grudinskas, Caleb Goldstein and Teghan McConnell all came up big in the second half playing strong on both sides of ball.
Offensively, Jalen Kamineni hauled in a crucial fourth down pass from inside the Seacoast 30 yard line leading to another bulldog score and putting the Bulldogs on top 30 -7 late in the third quarter.
The offensive line, led by Mr. Consistency, Tyler Johnson, Jack Mastrodicasa, Will Helmke and Ethan Steichan opened up some huge holes contributing to over 250-plus rushing yards.
The Mitey Mite Red team takes their 6-0 record to Hampstead Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to face the New Hampshire Wildcats.
Jr. Pee Wee Red Football
The Bedford Jr. Bulldogs Jr. Pee Wee Red football team beat the Seacoast Titans 25-19 but it was an up-hill battle.
The Titans went up by 13 points early in the game after several Bulldog fumbles and undisciplined play on defense.
Jackson Bulldoc got the Bulldogs back into the game by taking a kick-off straight up the middle and out-running all opponents for a touchdown.
With just seconds left to go in the half, Josh Tobin connected with William Kramer for a 5-yard touchdown pass. The Bulldogs failed to convert either of their PATs so the half ended with the Bulldogs down 13-12.
The Titans scored again in the third quarter to up their lead 19-12, but the Bulldogs came back to tie the game on the first play in the fourth quarter when Tobin took it in from 1 yard out on a quarterberack sneak and Bulldoc converted the PAT behind a devastating block by Cam Cilley.
At this point the Bulldogs defense stiffened and the offense started to click. With less than 2 minutes to go in the game, Tobin connected with Kramer again with a beautiful 15 yard touchdown pass to take the lead 25-19. From there the defense locked it down to close out the game. Tobin and Cilley also contributed on defense with big tackles for losses off blitzes from the linebacker positions. Thomas Rice, Ben Stuart and Andrew McGee also pushed the Titans backwards a number of times with tackles for loss and Kieran Rice had a timely blocked punt which helped setup the Bulldogs for their winning score.
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Jr. Pee Wee Silver Football
It was a cold, blustery, Fall day that saw the JPW Silver team host the NH Wildcats at home. The Silver team scored on their first possession on a 25 yard scamper by Aiden "All Day" O’Connell following fullback Cal McAuliffe and linemen Seamus Balistreri, AJ Creveling, Alex Wafer and Vinny Poltronieri. The crowd was then treated to a two point conversion with Joe Mikol splitting the uprights on a hold by TJ O’Connell. Bulldog, Parker "Diesel" Bromley had some exciting, hard fought runs at fullback. The remainder of the game was a defensive display for the Silver team. The Bulldogs held the Wildcats to a single TD and a failed conversion. Joe Mikol led the Silver defense with some Herculean tackles. Safety, Evan Cibotti made some crucial tackles and TJ O’Connell continued his dominance as an inside linebacker. The final score was 8-6. The Silver team will host Arlington on Wednesday night.
Jr. Pee Wee Cheer
The JR. Pee Wee Cheer Team heated up the chilly day with a revved up ½ time routine!
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Pee Wee Football
The Bedford Junior Bulldogs started slow but finished fast en route to a 32-0 win over the visiting New Hampshire Junior Wildcats and upping their record to 5-1. Chris Shoals opened the game with an electrifying kickoff return behind great blocks by Nate DeFazio and Eli Raby. The defense played very well all day as Aidan Morley was solid at linebacker and Caden Tamburello, William Scholl and Phil Tuscano provided nice pressure at defensive tackle. The Bulldogs first score came on a nice pass from Owen Umansky to J.T. DeLacey as Finn O’ Neil, Tyler Moore and Andrew Peicker provided a nice pocket. The defense carried the Bulldogs into the second half as Connor Guibord and Ryan Ashburner were solid tacklers and Ryan Wallat and Matt Ferrucci did a nice job in the secondary.
Russ Erwin set up the second score which turned out to be his, by intercepting a pass and running it back to the Wildcats twenty. Erwin scored on a great counter behind Aidan Healy and Jesse Morin. Bear Chandonnet then had a clutch interception to set up another Umansky touchdown pass, this time to Conor Mullin. Mullin had several big runs on the day mainly off the direction of Mike Remick and Brian Barbaro. Mullin booted the extra point. After that Sean Greene took over the scoring on a great run behind the edge blocking of Parker Henrichon and Hayden Austen . The final tally of the day came as Ryan Allard and Matt Kyle provided some quarterback pressure leading to a Greene interception that he took to the house for the final score of the day.
The Bulldogs play a very tough Fitchburg team next week on the road.
Pee Wee Dance
The Bedford Jr. Bulldogs Pee Wee Dance squad had a tremendous showing at the Fall Spirit Festival at Pinketon Academy on Saturday.
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Junior High League Jr. Varsity Football
The Bedford Jr. High Varsity team came out of Tewksbury with a 32 to 8 win on the backs of a powerful front line from left to right: Austin Deerborn, Drew Allard, Torey Helton, Charlie "CKW" Williams, Colby Martel, Nathan Roach, and Jack Jones. There were scores by Tim Greene, Mike Akstin, Joey Lupo, and Arron Skaling. Jack Grogan anchored the defense and got solid play from Hayden "Haney" Cheney, Steven Watson, Trevor Soden had a nice hit, Peter Falvey keeps getting better, Jake Plage and Zach Barnard are contributing off of their injuries, and Joe Leary and Drake Tomkinson is always solid. The Swing players Alex Bleakley, Patrick O’mara, Ben Sylvain, Tyler Spires, and Jack Lavoie are gaining experience and playing a lot of football in both games. Jordan Dyer and Nate "Nathan" Frederick again played sound behind the center and the team is on to a great test next week with Derry coming to town.
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Junior High league Varsity Football
The Bedford Junior High Jr. Varsity team lost to Tewksbury 22-0.
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