Jaguars participate in Derry jamboree
Jaguars Flag Green
Bedford Jaguar Green Flag team enjoyed the annual NHYFSC Jamboree in Derry on Saturday. The greens first opponent was Goffstown.Rordan Kemmerer and Anthony Correnti were strong defensively. With the Jags in possession, Kemmerer ran the length of the field to go up. With less than a minute left Liam Shannon ran for a touchdown that put the green team ahead for the 2-1 win.
The Jags ran into a tough Salem opponent for the second game of the day. Running a QB sweep, Wilson Quick ran behind John Chhom all the way to the end zone to tie the game. Salem was able to go ahead and take the 2-1 win.
Jags green ran faced NorRoc in the third game of the day. The Jags recevied strong defense from Gavin Shannon, Chhom and Correnti. With possession, Will Frongillo had a long gain and Brayden Lyon eventually scored. With big runs by Correnti, Thibodeau, and Chhum, Liam Shannon took the ball over the goal to help the Jags get on the board and take the lead and the win.
Derry Red was the green flag team’s last matchup for the day. The Jags didn’t waste any time getting on the board. Kemmerer ran a QB sneak and went all the way to the end zone. Derry tied the game. Runs by Frongillo and Thibodeau set up a long run by Gavin Shannon. With seconds ticking off, Gavin Shannon handed off to Correnti, but the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Jaguars Flag Yellow
In their first of four tilts, the Jaguar defense was led by Bryce D’Urso, Nathan Dunker and Brendan Leung. On offense, Leung followed blocks from Aiden Klardie and Drew Burnett to score. Leung later found D’Urso for a long completion and a first down, but the game ended in a tie.
The second game saw Flag Yellow facing Manchester East. After giving up an opening drive score, the Jaguars mounted a drive. Gavin Villarante broke through and took it to the house behind Denys Savenko and Ben Lu. Ultimately Manchester’s size was too much for the Jaguars, as they took the year’s first loss.
The Jags got back on track against Hudson White, with a long completion from Leung to D’Urso, setting up Leung to score. On defense, Drew Burnett, Aiden Klardie, Ryder Proulx played well. Nathan Dunker and Denys Savenko ran well.
In their final game, the Jaguars met Concord in a rematch of last Sunday’s thrilling game. Long runs by Aiden Klardie and Ryder Proulx set the Jags up on the doorstep, and D’Urso found Leung at the back of the endzone for the year’s first passing touchdown. On defense, the Jaguars swarmed, with corner play from Gavin Villarante and D’Urso funneling runners back inside where linebacker Ben Lu was waiting. With the clock nearing 0:00, Concord attempted a final play deep in Jaguar territory, but Proulx sliced through the line and blew up the play to end the game.
Jaguars Flag Red
The Bedford Jaguars Red team participated in the annual NHYFSC Jamboreeon Saturday in Derry. Although the Jaguars came up short on the scoreboard, the team made huge strides and continues to improve as they enter the second half of the season.
In the first game, the Jaguars took on a very talented Hudson White team. Hudson got on the board first, as the Jaguars struggled to get anything going early on in the contest. The Jaguars eventually settled in on defense, forcing the Bears to relinquish possession on four downs. Connor Pitts, Jeremy Desrochers, Cody Beyer, and Paul Gaudreau all stood tall and pulled flags for the Jaguars. The final four possessions of the game saw the Bears and Jaguars trading blows as they both broke some huge plays. After seeing Hudson take a hand off the distance, Bedford got on the scoreboard as Connor Pitts scampered the length of the field for his team leading fourth touchdown of the season. The Bears were again quick to strike, as they scored on two plays. Bedford then took the ball looking to answer as time was running down. Opening runs by Brian Gaudreau and Luke Rodgers helped set up the final play of the game as Paul Gaudreau ran a bootleg and rumbled up the sideline before he was stopped just short of the goal line.
The second game saw a rematch between Bedford and Manchester South. Again, Manchester was quick to get on the board as they took the opening play into the end zone. Bedford was then able to settle down and sustain their longest drive of the day as Cody Beyer gained a key first down. Connor Pitts was able to take the ball to the end zone yet again making several spectacular moves for his 5th touchdown of the season. Manchester South was quick to answer, and Bedford took over looking to tie up the game. Despite solid running and quarterback play by Noah Lawless the Jaguars came up short of the first down giving the ball back to Manchester South. The Bedford defense held strong, until Manchester South was able to punch it into the end zone in the final seconds. Ishan Jain was crucial to the defensive effort pulling flags from his middle linebacker position.
The third battle of the day pitted the Jaguars against another rival from Manchester, this time from the west side of town. This game proved to be a defensive battle between both teams. Bedford took to the air to start the game but couldn’t connect on its first two passes. Bedford was able to force some early fumbles on defense, giving them possession and a chance to take the lead. Bedford struggled to run to the outside, but had some success running up the middle as Luke Rodgers ran for a significant gain. Manchester West was able to get on the board late, as several Jaguars dove for flags but came up just short.
In the final match of the day, Bedford took on the host team, Derry Black. Again, Bedford tried to establish its passing attack but came up just short. Derry took its opening possession to the end zone as the Derry runner eluded the grasp of the Jaguars. On the next possession, Bedford was again met by a stubborn Derry defense. Facing a crucial fourth down, quarterback Paul Gaudreau dropped back and delivered a teardrop pass over the Derry defense as Ike Corbett emerged from the pack to make a spectacular catch. Corbett was stopped just short of the first down, but the Jaguars commitment to the passing game had finally paid off. On the final Derry drive of the game, William Riley emerged as the leader of the Jaguar defense coming off the line to make multiple flag pulls and helping keep the Demons out of the end zone. The coaching staff was proud of the progress that was made and are excited for their final home game of the season next week against Manchester East.
Jaguars Tackle 9U
The Bedford Jaguars 9U team remained perfect on the season, pitching another shutout against a very good Keene team at a soggy Alumni Field in Keene on Sunday. The teams traded body blows early, with physical line play on both sides of the ball stalemating the offenses on their first possessions. Gus Forgey, Connor Flaherty, and Christian Page blew up Keene runs in the backfield and linebackers Colby Boyd and Dustin Westcott swallowed up inside runs to get the ball back for their offense. After punishing runs by Brody Helton and Gavin Bodoh, Bedford finally broke through late in the first quarter, with Bodoh running behind an RJ Proulx block around the left edge and down the sideline for the game’s first score.
The Jaguar defense remained stout, pushing the Keene offensive line backwards and wreaking havoc in the backfield. Edge runs were halted by solo tackles from Jack Maye and Brody Woloski, and backfield pressure forced a fumble recovered by Brody Helton. On the ensuing possession, Helton took the toss sweep right and followed devastating blocks from Noah Cassamassino and Andy Dell’Orfano to the edge and down the sideline for the score, putting the Jags up 12 at the half.
In the second half, the Jags continued to impose their will on both sides of the ball. Huge backfield plays from Hunter Crowley, Tommy Frongillo, Jack Maye, and Connor Flaherty got the ball back for the offense, who staged a methodical, clock-killing drive that ended when Brody Helton crossed the goal line early in the final quarter. Jack Hinton found Cassamassino in the end zone for the PAT, making the score 19-0.
Trying to keep their shutout streak alive, the Jaguars turned to Calvin Bradley, Sam Surgento, and Tristin Leck, who pushed Keene linemen back and forced fumbles on consecutive Keene drives, with Christian Page recovering one and Jack Petrosino the other. Back on offense, Page, Flaherty, Petrosino, and Brody Gagne ran out the clock to seal the win for the muddy-but-elated visiting team.
The Jaguars return to Bedford HS for their final home game on Sunday, September 25th against Plymouth.
Jaguars Tackle 11U
The Bedford Jaguars 11U team faced off against undefeated Concord this past Sunday. The Jaguars defense showed flashes of the dominance it has been this season, like the pick 6 by Caleb Lemoine on Concord’s first possession. Ultimately, Concord took control with their size and physical play. Offensively for the Jaguars, it was a tough day in the trenches. Sean Kulhoff got the passing game going with 2 TDs. Seth Doyon had some good gains on the outside. Finally, Camren Raymond scored on a long TD run to end the game on a high note. In the end it wasn’t enough as Bedford suffered their first loss.
The Jaguars look to rebound this weekend for their final home game Sunday against Plymouth.