Bulldogs play strong
Tiny Mite Football
The Jr. Bulldog Tiny Mite team got off to another great start in round-robin action versus the New Hampshire Wildcats in Sandown. Jack Redfern took a sweep for about 60 yards. Strong tackling from Frankie O’Donnell and Jayden Wilson clogged up the middle on defense. Gavin McConnell busted a run down the right sideline for a score. The Wildcats answered back right before time expired.
The second contest was against Seacoast. Isabella Landies took a handoff for a 70-yard scoring jaunt for her first career TD, right behind blocking from Evan LaForge and Graham Chmiliecki. Rocco Aronson and Adam Tamburello played well on defense. The Titans scored, but the Bulldogs came right back with a McConnell TD. The defense anchored by Caleb Cleland, Beckett Maslanka, Gabe Landies, Cullen O’Connell and Jake Boughter sealed the win.
Mitey Mite Black Football
Mitey Mite Black defanged the Concord Vipers with a convincing 19-6 win, improving their record to 2-0.
Behind the blocking of Drew Redfern, Matty Ciruso, Beau Dunker, and Patrik Burke, running back Andre Steinbrueck was able to advance the ball. Hudson Schmitt opened the scoring with a 25-yard scamper. Fullback Justin Chiras pounded in the extra point. Schmitt then stripped a Viper back as James Gilbert picked up the loose ball. Chiras did his best LeGarrette Blount impersonation, attacking the Vipers soft under-belly with a series of smash mouth runs up the middle, culminating in another score to increase the lead to 13-0. After a turnover on downs, Evan Dunker pick-pocketed Concord’s QB and raced 60 yards for another touchdown as the Bedford lead swelled to 19-0. Alex Cotnoir added a big catch and emerging star Josh Meisner was great at center.
Mitey Mite Red Football
A couple of early fumbles, put the Red team in an early hole that they were not able to climb out from falling 25-6. The ball did not bounce the Bulldogs way on this Sunday, as they lost two fumbles that set up very short TD runs.
Brady Jackson pinned the Wildcats with a sensational punt inside the 20-yard line. Ethan Steichen had a punishing run and Jackson was able to finish the drive with a touchdown behind a hole created by Nate Duquette, Noah Humphrey and Zachary Elmer. Aaron Chmielecki, Caleb Goldstein, Sam Doty and Carter Rick all added to the Bulldogs’ running attack.
Led by captains, William Neikham, Evan Maslanka, Tyler Parshay and Nolan Murphy they punished the inside running game of the Wildcats. James Gregory and Jacob Parshay also played very well.
Mitey Mite Cheer
The Mitey Mite cheer team was represented by Grace, Kelsi, Ariel, Molly, Claire, Natalie, Addison, Reese, Jada and Emma.
Jr. Pee Wee Black Football
The Bedford Junior Pee Wee Black team traveled north to battle the Concord Vipers. It didn’t take long for the Bulldogs to get on the board with a pick six on the second play of the game by Nate Clark as he rumbled 30 yards for the touchdown. The offense ran out to a quick 25-0 first half lead with Spencer Henrichon scoring and Jackson Bolduc scoring two of his three touchdowns on the day. Ryan Rankins and Bolduc capped off the scoring in the second half with a touchdown each. The offensive line was opening monster holes lead by Nathan Pratte, Dylan Soden, Kieran Rice, Jack Riso and Ethan Healy. The defense was once again swarming keeping Concord off the scoreboard led by Danny Black, Henrichon, Kevin Sheridan, Bolduc, Luke Soden. The defensive line was active all afternoon, creating multiple sacks and quarterback rushes led by Nick Polishan, Teghan McConnell and Christian Morley.
Jr. Pee Wee Red Football
Two undefeated teams met on the NH Wildcats field for an early-season showdown. The Bedford defensive line – anchored by Ethan Kemp, Cal McAuliffe, Mason Kimball, Alex Grudinskas and Brady Champagne – was dominant. Linebackers Aiden O’Connell, Evan Cibotti and Eric Morgan combined with a secondary comprised of Ledger Russell, Jalen Kamineni and Joel Poltronieri to give Bedford the ball after four plays. Bedford center Alex Moore continued his strong season anchoring the Bedford offense. On the first set of downs Evan Cibotti connected with Aiden O’Connell for the first Bedford touchdown. Cibotti was 7 of 7 with two touchdowns, the second going to Joel Poltronieri who had a clutch grab for a TD. O’Connell ran for two more scores amassing huge yards on the day. Brady Martino had his first reception, while Brock Tamburello, JD Cote, Jayden Kimball, Kaeden Elmer, Ronan Balistreri and Tyrece Sealey all contributed in a 27-6 win.
Jr. Pee Wee Dance
JPW Dance ruled the field with their amazing halftime routine. This week we have two featured cheerleaders of the week, Erika LeBlanc and Eva Piacentini.
Erika attends Peter Woodbury School and is in the 3rd grade. This is Erika’s 4th season as a Bedford Jr. Bulldogs cheerleader. She was part of the MM team who went to Nationals in Florida as an exhibition team in 2015, along with coaches Patty and Dawn, and this is her third season. Her favorite thing about cheering is stunting and tumbling. Her favorite cheer is "Bulldogs , that’s Right!"
Eva is a third grader at Riddlebrook School. This is her second season as a Bulldogs Cheerleader. Eva was part of the MM team who went to Nationals as an exhibition team in 2015 along with coaches Patty and Dawn. This is Eva’s second season. Her favorite thing about cheerleading is the friendships and tumbling. Her favorite cheer is "Defense …Tighten Up."
Pee Wee Football
The Bedford Jr. Bulldogs Pee Wee football team squared off against the Merrimack Cardinals. Joe Mikol connected with Carlos Colon on a short TD pass. Mikol then kicked the extra point to make the score 8-0 Jr. Bulldogs. Hayden Austen recovered a fumble. Owen Christopher ran well, but Colon gained the bulk of the yardage when Hunter Fennessy connected with him for a 60-yard score to bring the score to 15-0.
The Cardinals recovered a fumble and took it into the end zone to narrow the score to 15-8. The Jr. Bulldogs moved the ball with big runs from Russ Erwin but it was Colon again who scored. This time Fenneessy connected with him for a 75-yard TD to up the lead to 21-8, but the Cardinals trimmed it to 21-14. Kasey Mahoney returned the ensuing kickoff down the sideline for a TD to quickly get those points back. Cam Healey had an interception, but Merrimack cut it to 27-20. Austen broke through the middle this time to block the extra point. With time running out, the Cardinals were able to punch it in and convert the 2-point extra point and win the game 28-27.
Pee Wee Cheer
Pee Wee Cheer raised to the task of "perfection at their finest… strength beyond compare." They dazzled the crowds with a glimpse of their competition routine at half time and perfected every move. They truly exhibited the heart, spirit and expertise to bring this team to new levels. The team includes assistant coach Sandy Seppala, Maggie Roberts, Lily Lepage, Madison Cote, Jill Seitcher, assistant coach Pam Macdonald, head coach Sherry Elmer, Kayla LeBlanc, Mia Florio, Sophia Macdonald, Audrey Ferlan, Krissaundra Castle, Kaitlyn Daley, Livia Cheney, Amelia Macdonald, Emmerson Danish, Leah LeBlanc and Alyssa Shoals.