Bedford flag teams dominate Jamboree
It was another busy football weekend for the youngsters from Bedford. Here’s a look at how all the gridiron action went down:
The Bedford Bulldogs Yellow squad was back in action for three short games Saturday at Don Ball Park in Derry for the annual football jamboree. Cooper Gunning had the lone TD in a 1-1 tie with Hudson. Nicholas Vissagio and William Riley ran well, while Gunnar Janicke and John Hollis anchored a strong defense.
Gunning and Cody Beyer scored TDs in a shutout win over Manchester South. Bentley Champagne and Cameron Calkins played strong games.
The Bedford Yellow finished the day with a 3-1 win over Londonderry.
Gunning ran for two more touchdowns, and Ben King had another.
Caleb Hinton was a running machine, while Calkins stood out on defense.
The Green team had a win, a loss and a tie.
Aiden Klardie, Shawn McGee, Nathan Dunker and Rachel Meisner. Gavin Shannon, Cole Thibodeau, Anthony Correnti and Luke Burnett all had touchdowns. Teddy Montagano moved the chains with a couple of nice runs, while Drew Burnett added a beautiful catch.
The defense was led by multiple flag pulls from Meisner, Dunker, Correnti, Montagano, McGee and Drew Burnett. Getting in on the flag pulling action were, Gavin Shannon, Luke Burnett , Aiden Klardie.
Flag Blue tuned their offensive and defensive motors in this year’s mid-season jamboree in Derry on Saturday. The Blue Bulldogs went 2-1 on the day, giving up a single score across the three games.
The morning started with a game against NorRock. Tosses from Joey Suozzo and runs from Noah Lawless, Kellen Lucius, Sam Rousseau, and Owen Brimblecom would highlight this one.
Big and physical Manchester East was next. The Bulldogs played large. Long runs from Ryder Proulx and Nicholas Jodoin set up a Mason Garrett touchdown. Huge defensive stops from Brian Gaudreau, Luke Maye and Garrett would keep the Cobras off the board and secure the win.
The final game saw a rematch with the Londonderry Wildcats. Joey Suozzo used his blazing speed to get to the edge and take the Bulldogs first offensive possession to the house. From there, the defense took over, with big stops from Lawless, Proulx, Rousseau, and Gaudreau shutting down the Londonderry advance.
The Bedford Red Flag team continued to show why they sit undefeated atop the league standings at the midway point of the season, racking up two more wins and a tie.
Cam Doyle and Ike Corbett each scored touchdowns in an opening win over Nashua. Wyatt Carnevale, Reed Olejarz and Pearson Stasko all ran hard in the win.
Game two saw a 1-1 draw with Derry. Logan Dollard had his first TD of the year, set up by some sharp running from Jacob Shadroui and Kiptyn Breault.
Zac Younis and Corbett excelled on defense.
Bedford knocked off Derry Grey in the finale.
Stasko, Shadroui, Corbett and Carnevale all had huge games on defense. Corbett tossed a long TD, the game’s only score, to Denys Savenko.
The 9U Bulldogs thumped the Nor-Rock Vikings, 39-6, on Saturday night.
James Gilbert raced for a 35-yard TD with big blocks from Zach Papik, Luke Tenn, and Teddy Bond to open the scoring. Henry DuBois also ran for a score.
Dubois, Trenton Otero, and Andrew Steinbrueck all threw TD passes.
Patrik Burke, Jayden DeNauw, Beau Boughter, James Tamulevich, Hudson Schmitt, Noah Humphrey, Logan O’Connell, Drew Redfern, Carolyn Kemp, Jeff Cotnoir, Sam Doty and John Meisner all pitched in to the offensive barrage.
Aaron Chmielecki, Connor Flaherty, Tyler and Jacob Parshay, Hunter Crowley, James Gregory, and Tyrece Sealey paced the defense.
Bedford drilled Derry Red, 31-0.
Brady Doldo and Brody Helton had two touchdown runs apiece. Lennox Williams had the other. Evan Dunker added a PAT rush.
Christian Page, Jack Maye, Sam Surgento, Connor Fraitzl, Colby Boyd, Jack Hinton, and Dustin Westcott all had big hits. Gus Forgey, Noah Cassamassino, Jake Sheff, Justin Chiras, and Ronan Looney stood out in the trenches.
Brody Woloski and RJ Proulx added big plays in the win.
Bedford trampled the NorRock Vikings, 26-12.
Quarterback Danny Black hit Luke Soden on a 20-yard TD pass.
It would be the first of four Soden touchdowns.
Lead blocks from Kevin Sheridan and Ethan Chmielecki opened up massive holes throughout the night. Jalen Kamineni had a couple big catches. John Kramer led the offense at center. Brady Jackson and Mahith Nereddy anchored the defense.