Bedford Bulldogs enjoy stellar week
Tiny Mite Football
The Tiny Mite took on the Manchester Eagles in what turned out to be a thrilling game on Preston Field. Manchester started scored first, but the Bulldogs answered by the first of three TDs from Gavin McConnell who had key blocks all day from Adam Tamburello and "Izzy" Landies. Frankie O’Donnell forced a fumble and Bedford drove the field again with great blocking from Gabe Landies, "Rocky" Aronson, Jayden Wilson and Evan LaForge. Manchester scored on a fumble return, but Jack Redfern ran well and played strong defense alongside "JB" Boughter. QB "Bucky" LaPointe completed his first career pass, while Maslanka Graham Chmiliecki and Caleb Cleland also played well.
Mitey Mite Red
The Mitey Mite Red played a big rivalry game against the Manchester Eagles in front of a boisterous hometown crowd. The offensive and defensive lines, anchored by Nolan Murphy, Caleb Goldstein, Carter Rick, Sam Doty, Nate Duquette and Aaron Chmielecki powered many of the drives and thwarted Eagles runners all day. Brady Jackson scored first for the Bulldogs and Dean Poltronieri caught the season’s longest pass. Ethan Steichen, Tyler Parshay, James Gregory, Noah Humphrey, William Neikham, James Gregory and Evan Maslanka (1 TD) all ran well.Zachary Elmer and Jacob Parshay led the Bulldog defense.
The Eagles were able to pull away in the second half despite a terrific effort by the hometown team. The Bulldogs fell to 2-3 on the season and look to get back on the winning ways next week against the Amherst Patriots at home.
Mitey Mite Black
Bedford Mitey Mite Black finally got to wear their namesake black jerseys against Amherst, the No. 1 MM team in the state, and earned a 14-12 win. Bedford Black’s defense was led by Logan O’Connell, Andre Steinbrueck, Josh Meisner, Nick Spencer, Beau Boughter, Luke Tenn, Sam Meisner, Hudson Schmitt, Drew Redfern, Alex Cotnoir, Matty Ciruso and Patrik Burke. Justin Chiras rumbled in for a 7-yard score for a 7-0 Bedford lead. Later, Evan Dunker rolled right, and threw a beautiful ball to James Gilbert, resulting in a 48-yard TD. The Patriots did not give up and were able to push down the field for a score, but the extra-point attempt failed as another Dunker, younger brother Beau, shut the play down on the 1-yard line, securing a 14-6 halftime lead. In the second half, Redfern rushed the QB and Dunker intercepted the pass.
With only a few minutes on the clock, the Patriots tried for the extra-point kick for the tie, but it fell harmlessly to the Bedford turf. Bedford wins 14-12 and improves to a 3-2 record. Up next is another home contest against the Capital City Vipers.
Mitey Mite Cheer
The 2016 Fall Spirit Festival held at Bishop Guertin on Sunday. The Bedford Jr. Bulldogs Mitey Mite team had a dynamic performance. They had a few challenges right before taking the mat and the girls came together as a team to overcome the obstacles. As their performance was happening, the crowd cheered and their passion for cheerleading came alive. All of their hard work and dedication truly paid off. Fantastic job done by the Mitey Mite team.
Jr. Pee Wee Red football
The undefeated Bedford Red JPW team met the Manchester Eagles. After deferring, the Red "Steel Curtain" continued its dominance. Ethan Kemp, Cal McAuliffe, Mason Kimball, Alex Grudinskas and Brady Champagne proved a formidable defensive front combined with linebackers, Aiden O’Connell, Evan Cibotti and Eric Morgan. The secondary including Ledger Russell, Jalen Kamineni and Joel Poltronieri contributed to hold the Eagles scoreless. Brady Martino, JD Cote, Ronan Balistreri, Tyrece Sealey, Brock Tamburello and Owen Richmond all contributed with impressive tackles.
The true story of the day was turnovers. The Red defense had four fumble recoveries and two highlight film worthy takeaways for touchdowns. The first was Cal McAuliffe who stripped the ball and lumbered 45 yards for a TD. Not to be outdone, Eric Morgan somehow came out with the ball returning it for the second defensive touchdown. Offensively, the Bulldogs were unstoppable running the ball. JD Cote, Jamie Collins, Owen Richmond, Brady Martino, Ronan Balistreri, Jalen Kamineni, and Brady Champagne all rushed for positive yards. Alex Grudinskas was the first to score and Cal McAuliffe added two more touchdowns and Eric Morgan scored to finish off a 37-0 win. Bedford Red is home next week against the Amherst.
Jr. Pee Wee Black football
The Bedford Bulldogs battled a determined Amherst Patriots team at the Bedford High School field on Saturday. While the Patriot offense was effective in moving the ball, a more determined Bulldog defense kept Amherst out of end zone and prevailed 12-0.
Danny Black, Dylan Soden, Luke Soden, Ethan Flanigan, Ryan Rankins, Nate Clark, and Kevin Sheridan led the Bedford defense. The Bulldog offense pushed back with big plays from Kevin Sheridan, Jackson Buldoc. Ethan Healy, Danny Black and Jackson Buldoc. Spenser Henrichon, Nate Clark, and Kevin Sheridan opened up a crater in the Patriot defensive line that Jackson Buldoc darted through to put the first six points on the board for the Bulldogs.
Nate Clark registered a sack while Nathan Pratte, Ethan Chimilecki and Jack Riso also made defensive plays.
Christian Morley, Teghan McConnell, Will Helmke, and Ben Nguyen powered the Bulldog offensive line. Tactical blocking by Luke Soden and Jack Riso, coupled with downfield security by Kieran Rice, opened the way for a 33 yard fourth quarter touchdown run by Jackson Buldoc.
The Bedford Bulldogs JPW Black teams plays Androscoggin Valley on Sunday, October 23 at Bedford High School. The game begins at 1:00 PM.
Jr. Pee Wee Dance
Here we go BULLDOGS!! JPW dance team awoke from the dead with their theme dance presentation at Bishop Guertin on Sunday. Taking first place in JPW theme dance division, the girls thrilled the crowd. Truly their dance and stunts illustrated how "death becomes you." They called on the ghostbusters to help them shine! Coaches Patty Vilela and Dawn Proulx were memorized by their trance and goulish rhyme. The team includes head coach Patty Vilela, assistant coach Dawn Proulx, student demonstrator Chloe Mazzela, Maddy Fenessey, Anna Stabell, Eva Piacenti, Erika LeBlanc, Lexi Vilela, Riley Proulx, Claudia Zarella and Nicole Dumont. The girls will debut at the NH state competition on Oct. 29.
Pee Wee Cheer
The PW cheer team showed their expertise the at the NH State Fall Spirit Competition held at Bishop Guertin on Sunday. Taking first place in the PW division they wowed the crowds with their show. Coaches Sherry Elmer, Pam Macdonald, Sandy Seppela were proud and honored of the girls work and dedication they showed. The team, which travels to the State Competition on Oct. 29, features Kaitlyn Daley, Maggie Roberts, Jill Seitcher, Madison Cote, Lily Lepage, Audrey Ferlan, Sophia Macdonald, Livia Cheney, Mia Florio, Leah LeBlanc, Amelia Macdonald, Alyssa Shoals, Krissaundra Castle and Kayla LeBlanc.