Jags 9U reaches state title game
Jaguars 9U Tackle
The Bedford Jaguars 9U Tackle team (9-0) punched their ticket to the State Championship game with a thrilling 19-15 semifinal win over the Pelham Razorbacks on Sunday.
The Jags set the tone with Connor Flaherty, Noah Cassamassino, Brody Helton, Jack Hinton, and Dustin Westcott all penetrating the line and getting stops in the backfield. On offense, the Jags struck quickly with a Brody Helton TD from 50 yards out. Gavin Bodoh would add the PAT to make it 7-0.
The defense continued to play well behind the work of Gavin Bodoh, Brody Woloski, RJ Proulx, Christian Page, Gus Forgey, Hunter Crowley, Jack Maye, Tristan Leck, Brody Helton and Sam Surgento. In the second quarter, Helton would strike again, taking the handoff 20 yards to paydirt and giving the Jags a 13-0 lead they would carry into halftime.
Pelham added a 40-yard scamper down the left side to draw within seven midway through the third, but the Jaguars answered with a Gavin Bodoh toss sweep from 45 yards out giving Bedford a 19-6 lead, but Pelham got a safety to make it 19-8 and scored a TD to cut it to 19-15.
Pelham recovered the ensuing onsides kick with under two minutes remaining, but with their backs to the wall, the Bedford defense stood tall. Brody Helton, RJ Proulx, Colby Boyd and Brody Woloski came up with big stops to send Bedford to the State Championship game Saturday at 8 a.m. in Keene.
The 9U coaches are incredibly proud of all the players for an outstanding season so far and a great team effort on Sunday.
Jaguars 11U Tackle
The 11U Jags played the Londonderry Wildcats in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs on Wednesday night. Sean Kuhlhoff started the fireworks with an interception for a touchdown, putting the Jags ahead 6-0. After another defensive stand with big hits by Noah Kelton, Gabe Flores and Zach Jones, the Jags took their next drive to the end zone with Cam Raymond rushing around the edge for a 30-yard score.
Londonderry came back in the second half to tie the game at 18 and it went to overtime. Bedford won the coin toss and went on defense first, wth Seth Doyon and Jackson Carr came up big stopping the Londonderry passing game. Gabe Flores came with a fourth-down sack and the Jags turned to their offense. Sean Kuhlhoff provided the game-winning TD with the help of a great fake by Cameron Raymond. The "read" play was perfectly executed as Cam was swarmed by four defenders. Magnus Steele had a great block to seal the edge for the winning touchdown.
The 11U Bedford Jaguars’ season did come to end this Sunday, losing in the semifinals to three-year unbeaten Pelham. Thank you parents, the board, the players, and coaches for such a great season.
On Saturday, the Bedford Jaguars took to the mats in Kingston to compete at the Cheer Xplosion cheer competition, the second competition of the three that comprise the Tri-Town Tournament Series.
All the Jaguar teams were looking to continue the success of the last weekend’s Season Premiere Competition.
The Tiny Mites kicked off the day with a great performance. The Bedford Jaguars Division 8 and Division 10 pulled off a near flawless performance and took home a second place finish in their respective divisions. The afternoon saw the Division 14 Lady Jaguars take home gold with a first-place finish. The Adaptive team closed out the day with another inspiring performance.
Next Sunday all the teams will be competing and exhibiting at the AYC NH State Tournament at SNHU.