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NPF TACKLE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE & RESULTS
YELLOW – AWAY – Neutral Field TBD
ORANGE- CONFLICT resolution needed by State
GREEN- PLAY OFF GAMES
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NPF 2018 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Tiny Mite Cheer
DIV 8 Cheer
DIV 10 Cheer
DIV 12R Cheer
DIV 12B Cheer
DIV 14 Cheer
Seacoast @ Milford
Derry @ Stellos w/NEC
@ NH Jr Wildcats
vs Merrimack & NorRock
Salem @ Stellos w/NEC
Salem @ Concord
FLAG SUPER BOWL
@ NH Jr. Wildcats
Salem @ Stellos/NEC
@ Blue Storm
10/24 & 10/25
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Nashua PAL Force 8U-
WIN against Merrimack Cardinals
The season opening game did not disappoint! Nashua Pal Force held their ground and defended their home turf valiantly in the first quarter, keeping Merrimack at bay and not allowing more than a few yards to be gained at a time. There were big stops made by the defensive line and #87 Anthony Samaral made it his job to punish Merrimack’s offense, with stop after stop.
The second quarter is where Force offense got their shine on. QB (#6) Drew Homsy did a spectacular job of finding his receivers and maintaining control under pressure. Positive yardage by both Yandel Velazquez (#42) and Davin Routier (#40) led to the first TD of the game, made by #77 Eli Gagnon. Davin Routier made a big push for extra points, and was victorious. A second TD was scored by Eli Gagnon (#77) after Bentley Christman(#31) carried the ball with huge yards gained to the 25 yards line. The extra points were fought hard for but Merrimack denied the breakthrough, ending the first half with the scoreboard reading in favor of FORCE!
Second half was filled with more big tackles by PALS defense, Alex O’Brien (#72), Isaiah
Pimentel (#50), and Eli Gagnon (#77) were standouts. Offense ended the game, fighting hard for one more TD Both Yandel Valeazquez (#42) and Bentley Christman (#31) carried the ball to bring us close the end zone. Merrimack fought hard to keep Nashua stopped and succeeded.
Nashua PAL Force 8U prepared well, worked hard, left it all on the field, and took home the win!
Nashua PAL Force 10U
WIN against Pelham 25-18
Nashua came out winning their first game against Pelham on Sunday 25-18
In the first quarter, Pelham was able to get on the scoreboard with the first touchdown of the game.
Nashua quickly tied it up when their offense was up with a 55 yard run up the middle by #25 Kobe Perry.
2nd quarter our second touchdown came from #23 Adrian Cruz with the handoff.
Pelham was up end of the second half.
3rd quarter, quarterback #14 Dylan Noble makes a complete pass for 1st down to #12 Connor Johnston positioning offense for another complete pass in the end zone for a touchdown to #12 Connor Johnston.
Final touchdown was the handoff to #23 Adrian Cruz in the 4th quarter. Boys held their position when the kickoff to Pelham was recovered by our own #25 Kobe Perry.
Key blocks #79 Logan Beausoleil, #77 Camden Cummings, and #67 Aivan Garcia
Key tackles made by #75 Alex Sebastian, #72 Ben Spicer, #12 Connor Johnston, #43 Nick Wilkinson, #65 Noah Pelletier, #44 Aden Pimentel, #87 Jack Krulikowski, and #17 Asiah Bugg. “.
Nashua Pal Force 13U
Loss against Pelham 14-22
The Nashua PAL Force lost a tough season opening battle against the Pelham Razorbacks on Sunday afternoon, 22-14. The Force took the early 6-0 lead on a great run by Amaury Almonte, but were unable to convert the PAT kick. The Razorbacks bounced back with a TD of their own, and took an 8-6 lead after converting the PAT attempt. Both sides struggled to sustain a drive after that, with the Force defense coming up with some big stops, including an impressive interception and return by Mekhi Gerrin on a tipped pass by Reagan Brunet. The half ended with the score of 8-6, but that changed quickly when the Force’s Amaury Almonte returned the second half kickoff the distance, and after a successful PAT kick, the Force took a 14-8 lead.
The ensuing kickoff by the Force to the Razorbacks resulted in a kickoff return TD of their own, resulting in a 14-14 tie after an unsuccessful PAT kick by the Razorbacks. It was a slugfest the rest of the way, with both teams driving and stalling, but the Razorbacks had one more successful drive resulting in a TD, and after converting the PAT kick, took a 22-14 lead that held up until the end. The boys played tough and it was a bruising battle, with gritty play on both sides of the ball by Charlie Bellavance, Toby Brown Jr. and Jack Peters.
WIN vs Seacoast
Nashua PAL Force vs Seacoast – 8u – Game 2
This week’s game was a nail biter, or as Head Coach Mike Homsy called it “a tale of two halves”
Nashua PAL Force started the game strong on defense. Liam Rol (#1) captured the fumble for the first play of the game, giving us possession of the ball.
QB Drew Homsy (#6) found his man and handed off the ball to Davin Routier (#40) who gained positive yardage for Force. The offensive line worked hard to block and hold off Seacoast allowing Eli Gagnon (#77) to make a huge run, resulting in a touchdown for the team. No extra points were scored, as Seacoast formed a barrier Force was unable to break through.
The rest of the first half was filled with more great plays by both the defensive and offensive lines. There were huge stops by Anthony Samaral (#87), Alex O’Brien (#72) and Yandel Velazques (#42). To build on that, the offense pulled out all the stops with blocks by Alia Brunet (#18) and Alex O’Brien (#72). Jacob Smith (#84) came through with a big block holding off Seacoast allowing Eli Gagnon (#77) another massive run taking Force to the 20 yard line. Yandel Velazquez (#42) takes us to the 10 yard line by weaving through the Seacoast boys and scores another TD for Force. We end the first half with confidence and excitement.
Seacoast found their rhythm in the second half and were able to turn their game around securing a TD and extra points, despite more heavy tackles by Anthony Samaral (#87) and Alex O’Brien (#72).
Force made an effort to answer back with another TD but fell short after positive yards gained by both Eli Gagnon (#77) and Bently Christman (#31).
In the final plays of the game, Seacoast Titans carried the ball with a 20 yard dash bringing them to the 5 yard line. With only 11 seconds remaining on the clock, fourth and goal, it was time for a power play. The Force defense rose to the occasion and collaboratively gridlocked the Titans, securing PAL Force 8u’s second consecutive win, in game 2 of the season.
WIN Against Milford: Nashua 30 Milford 0
Nashua had their second win of the season against Milford
2nd quarter is when Nashua scored their first touchdown made by #23 Adrian Cruz. His first of 3 touchdowns! Nashua ended the 1st half with a second touchdown made by #22 Jedwin Lluveres.
Start of the third is when QB #14 Dylan Noble made the handoff to #23 Adrian Cruz who then had a 60 yard run for the TD. With only 1:33 left in the 3rd, the 5th TD was scored by #17 Asiah Bugg with the handoff made my QB #12 Connor Johnston. Last TD of the game was made by #72 Ben Spicer with only 2:25 left in the game!
The game had 2 fumble recovery’s made by #81 Ryme OBrien in the 1st quarter and #43 Nick Wilkinson in the 3rd quarter.
Key blocks made by #68 Brady Borromeo, #79 Logan Beausoleil, #77 Camden Cummings, #67 Aivan Garcia, #74 Paul Savoie, and #87 Jack Krulikowski
Key tackles made by #20 Jake Homsy, #22 Jedwin Lluveres, #25 Kobe Perry, #30 Noah Smith, #12 Connor Johnston, #44 Aden Pimentel, and #79 Logan Beausoleil
Photo is #72 Ben Spicer with his 1st touchdown. Photo credit Shaun OBrien
WIN against Windham NPF 37 Windham 14
The Nashua PAL Force 13U football team got on the winning track this past Sunday, beating the Windham Wolverines 37-14. This week was a tale of two halves, with the first half ending in a 6-6 tie after both teams struggled to get their offenses moving and sustain drives. But the Force found their rhythm in the second half, with a solid all around team effort, outscoring the Wolverines 29-8 to secure their first victory of the season.
Jack Peters played outstanding on both sides of the ball, administering big hits all over the field and scoring three TD’s using a combination of toughness and speed. Amaury Almonte was a playmaker as well, causing a forced fumble that he recovered, scoring on a great TD run and adding a defensive pick 6 off of an athletic play, assisted by a pass deflection by Toby Brown Jr. Derek Finlay led the special teams unit with his play, keeping the momentum going for the Force with successful PAT kicks, a PAT run and great punting.
Xavier Francis almost had a one handed pick of his own, keeping the Wolverines offense off balance on the passing attack all day. Rocco Geraci played a very physical game on both sides of the ball, and the defense played “bend don’t break” football, with great play by Ryan Flynn, Toby Brown Jr. and Nick Digesse. The Force are looking to keep their winning ways going when they face off with Londonderry next Sunday.
10u NPF 30 Laconia 0
Nashua 10U had their 3rd win this Sunday. The first touchdown was a QB keep play with #14, Dylan Noble running it in the 1st quarter. Other touchdowns for the game came from #22 Jedwin Lluveres, #23 Adrian Cruz, #81 Ryme O’Brien, and #20 Jake Homsy!
Some key plays of the game came from #87 Jack Krulikowski with a sack, and #75 Alex Sebastian with a fumble recovery after #67 Aivan Garcia forced the fumble.
Key tackles made by #12 Connor Johnston, #72 Ben Spicer,# 79 Logan Beausoleil, #21 David Bedard , and #44 Aden Pimentel
Nashua Pal Force 12U took on the Seacoast Titans at Seacoast this past Sunday. Nashua looking for their first win of the season coming off two close losses started the game out hungry with a defensive stand that held the Titans to 4 plays. The first offensive series Nashua Pal punched it in with the speed of Ledwin Lluverez. The first quarter ended with the score 6-0 favor of Nashua. Nashua really began to role in the second quarter where the defense led by middle linebacker Evan Taylor and outside backer John Barry kept the titans to minimal yards. The next offensive series for the Force Steven Rosario punched in another 6 points with a long run. Adrian Lazo added the extra point. Force continued to roll with outstanding runs and scores by John Torres, John Forcier, Adrian Lazo with extra point runs from Gavin Flynn. The final score came from a well thrown pass from Gavin Flynn to Gavin Adkinson for the final score of 46-6. Nashua hopes to win their second in a row when they face Manchester East Cobras next week.
13U NPF 33 Londonderry 0
The Nashua PAL Force 13U football team won for the second consecutive week, beating the Londonderry Wildcats by a score of 33-0. Both teams were fighting injuries, but the Force offense proved to be too much on the day, with Derek Finlay leading the offensive attack.
The momentum shifted to the Force early, with big time interceptions by Ryan Flynn and Ethan Preston-Teixeira. Amaury Almonte made these turnovers count, scoring on both ensuing drives, showcasing his speed en route to a three rushing TD performance. Charlie Bellavance had another great all around day, with tough running up the middle, adding a rushing TD of his own. Despite all of the offense’s success, the highlight TD of the day was scored by the defense, when Reagan Brunet stealthily stripped the Wildcat rusher of the football and returned it to the house for a TD.
Reagan was just getting started on the day, and had a standout performance with big tackles on defense and special teams, topping his fumble return TD with a TD saving tackle to end the first half that proved why you don’t give up on a play. The Force’s defensive snaps were limited on the day due a combination of Wildcat turnovers and the Force’s offensive ball control, with Toby Brown Jr. continuing to lead the unit with impact tackles.
The special teams unit continued its strong play, creating turnovers on the kickoffs and converting a kick and pass PAT. The offensive line played outstanding, with Reid Lavoie, Bryson Borromeo and Brady Sullivan clearing the way up the middle, with Miroiqui Tavarez Rocco Geraci and Xavier Jalbert anchoring the defensive line.
The Force are looking to keep the streak going next Sunday when they face off against Manchester.
10U NPF 22
Nashua PAL 41 JR Wildcats 14
Nashua 10U remains undefeated with their 4th win which was held against the JR Wildcats Sunday with a final score of 41-14
Leading with 3 touchdowns, was #23 Arian Cruz.
2 touchdowns made by #25 Kobe Perry and 1 from #14 Dylan Noble.
Extra point was made by #30 Noah Smith.
Other major plays came from #75 Alex Sebastian with a fumble recovery in the 1st quarter, #12 Connor Johnston with a fumble recovery in the 3rd quarter, #81 Rhyme O’Brien with an interception in the 4th quarter, and #43 Nick Wilkinson with the fumble recovery after kickoff.
Key tackles: #87 Jack Krulikowski, #67 Aivan Garcia, #1 Kaleb Letendre, and #74 Paul Savoie
Runs: #44 Aden Pimentel, and #22 Jedwin Lluveres
13U NPF 40 Manchester East 0
The Nashua PAL Force 13U football team won its third game in a row on Sunday in dominant fashion, beating the Manchester East Cobras by a score of 40-0.
The game started off with the Cobras recovering an onside kick, but the momentum quickly shifted back to the Force who maintained control of the game from start to finish to improve their record to 3-1 as they head into the second half of the season.
The Force’s offensive air attack was in full swing, with Derek Finlay connecting for three TD’s to Ryan Flynn, who was racking up the yards after catch stats with his evasiveness and determination to find pay dirt. Charlie Bellavance also scored a TD on a 75 yard sprint down the sideline, with Amaury Almonte adding a rushing TD of his own. Derek added to the scoring with a successful PAT kick, a rushing PAT and a heads up passing PAT to Toby Brown Jr. that resulted from a broken play.
Manchester was trying to match the Force’s air attack, but the Force defense was ready, coming up with 5 interceptions on the day, including picks by Amaury, Xavier Francis, Toby and 2 by Derek, who returned one of them to the house. Linebackers Mekhi Gerrin and Nick Digesse showcased their versatility, defending several other pass attempts on the day in addition to providing run support on defense. Ryan and Devin McNeil defended several other passes as well, going toe to toe with the Cobra’s sizeable receivers.
The offensive and defensive lines had another great outing today, creating holes and plugging gaps all over the field. And it wasn’t easy, as the Cobra line had some size, but the Force were not intimidated, with gritty playing time coming from Miroqui Tavarez, Lola Cambry, Nate Bucknam and Tom Dahl.
The Force face off against Keene at home next Sunday as they look to continue to improve in preparation for a playoff push.
8U NPF VS KEENE- LOSS
The 8u PAL Force team started the game with something to prove after their first loss of the season the previous week.
Special Teams managed to gain possession of the ball after a kick-off recovery by Yandel Velazquez #42. The offensive line took the field and put up some big blocks allowing Eli Gagnon #77 to make a breakthrough and gain yards. Keene, was able to pick up a fumbled ball by Force after they broke the ball loose after a sack on PALS, quarterback. Defensive lineman DeVaughn McNeil #22 came through with a huge hit and successfully stopped Keene after only picking up 3 yards. The defense seemed to be hitting harder and stronger than they have in past weeks. Gustavo Baldon #53 held his ground against several of Keene’s offensive lineman.
In the second quarter we saw more yards gained by Eli Gagnon #77 and watched Drew Homsy (QB #6) successfully find his man and securely hand off the ball time and time again, regardless of the pressure that was being applied by Keene’s D, who continued to break through the line and hunt him.
There were massive tackles made by, Anthony Samaral (#87), and Bently Christman (#31). Force Defense managed to keep Keene from scoring and were looking determined to hold their ground and allow their O squad to take the field and gain the lead they were working hard for. Anthony Samaral (#87) lead the charge with a colossal run brining his teammates to the 5 yard line. Keene took notice and guarded Force from entering the end zone. Keene didn’t let the close call go unnoticed and answered back with a big run of their own, directly into their respective end zone securing the first TD of the game. Nashua was able to keep their determination and block the extra point. Nashua, made efforts to respond to Keene’s TD and had positive yardage gains by both Anthony Samaral (#87) and Bently Christman (#31), however were fruitless in their efforts. With Keene in possession of the ball Yandel Velazquez (#42) and Isaiah Pimentel (#50) come through with a tremendous tackles. Keene executed another TD in defiance of Nashua’s crushing defense and ended the first half on top.
The second half of this game was filled with more huge hits by Nashua PAL Force’s defensive line, among these were thundering hits by Anthony Samaral (#87), Jacob Smith (#84) and Bently Christman (#31), on more than one occasion. Drew Homsy continued to play well under pressure and the offensive line put up some substantial blocks including ones made by Edward Gonzalez (#33) Wisin Gonzalez (#52) and Jacob Smith (#84) to allow Bently (#31) Anthony(#87) and Davin Routier (#40) more solid dashes towards touchdowns, though their efforts were solid, they were interrupted by Keene.
The final plays of the game were in an effort to keep Keene at a 2 score advantage, Alex O’Brien (#72) made a solid tackle on Keene’s runningback, and Anthony (#87) also secured another solid hit. Keene made a final TD of the game and secured the win.
This was a hard fought loss for Nashua’s 8u team, many of the players left it all on the field, and several endured hit after hit in their push for victory. In the words of the coaching staff, we never lose, we win or we learn.
9U NPF 13 CONCORD 6
Nashua 9u tops Concord for a hard fought win 13-6. Nashua's defensive line stepped up in the first quarter to keep Concord off the score board. The first half was loaded with great tackles by Nashua's #9 Tyson Hoang, #23 Deiondre Sisay, and #11 Dharyus Sisay who also assisted in a fumble recovery with Owen Gagnon in the 2nd quarter. The score at the half was Nashua 0, Concord 6
The second half is where Nashua really came to life. Defense continued to keep Concord at bay with more great blocking by #78 David Lago and tackles by Deiondre Sissay and #2 Owen Gagnon. Nashua's #24 Josiah Spleen and #63 Bishop Kearns also recovered 2 fumbles made by concord in the 3rd quarter to help get the offense back on the ball.
But it was the offense that really shined. Dharyus Sisay had a long run down the field which led to a touchdown run in the 3rd quarter by QB #29 Dominic Fantozzi and another long TD run by Josiah Spleen in the 4th. QB Fantozzi ran in the extra point with some great footwork just squeeking by Concords defenders. Final score was Nashua 13, Concord 6
10U NPF 34 KEENE 0
Nashua 10U held onto their title of undefeated this past Sunday against Keene. Final score 34-0
First major play came from #23 Adrian Cruz with a 60 yard run for the touchdown. His 1st of two touchdowns for the game.
Other touchdowns came from #22 Jedwin Lluveres after a completed pass from QB #14 Dylan Noble. #25 Kobe Perry ran it in for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter with 40 secs left. And #20 Jake Homsy ran it in for a TD in the 4th quarter.
Key plays came from #43 Nick Wilkinson with a fumble recovery, #23 Adrian Cruz with a blocked punt, and 2 sacks coming from #72 Ben Spicer.
Key tackles from #87 Jack Krulikowski, #17 Asiah Bugg, #25 Kobe Perry, #44 Aden Pimentel, and #67 Aivan Garcia
Key blocks from #68 Brady Borromeo, #79 Logan Beausoleil, #65 Noah Pelletier, and #74 Paul Savoie.
Key runs came from #1 Kaleb Letendre, #21 David Bedard, #81 Ryme O’Brien, and #43 Nick Wilkinson
12UNPF 16 BEDFORD 13
The Game of Heart
Nashua Pal Force took the field this past Sunday hungry for their first win on their home field. The Bedford Bulldogs came into Stello’s Stadium hungry and ready to play so the two team’s fans were in for a real show. Bedford won the toss and received the ball first. Nashua’s defense made sure Bedford knew it was going to be difficult to score. The first half defenses for both teams were stout as the scoring chances were minimal. Going into half time Bedford led 7-0.
Second half is when the game of heart kicked in for Nashua. Bedford went up with another TD on a break out pass. Leon Dube made a huge play intercepting the ball on Bedford’s extra point attempt holding them to 13-0. Nashua coaches calmed down the players and reminded them there’s plenty of game left and to keep fighting. Shortly after Nashua Force began to turn the page. Their next Defensive series the d-line broke through and caused a fumble recovered by Trevor Rivard. Next offensive series Nashua punched in their first points by a solid run effort from Trevor Rivard and the extra point kick from Steven Rosario. Nashua cut the deficit down to 5 points with a score of 13-8 Bedford. With 4 minutes left in the game Nashua’s defense had to make a big stop. Nashua’s D answered the bell with big plays by LB Evan Taylor, DT’s Danuel Morales, Melvin Fernandez, Yandle Gierbolini and DE’s Gavin Adkinson and Braedyn Mellen. Bedford then tried to shoot for an air attack but Johnathan Torres denied them with a huge interception. Nashua now had a chance to drive for the winning touchdown. Less than 4 minutes left in the game Gavin Flynn was commanded his offense and put a drive together connecting passes with Kaleb Milano and Gavin Adkinson with strong runs from Johnathan Torres and John Barry Jr. Nashua finally punched in their final TD with a huge run effort from John Barry Jr. Steven Rosario after a false start call was able to still kick the extra point at a distance of 30 yards at 12 years old with distance to spare. Steven’s big kicks were the deciding factor in the score from being a tie to a lead. The score was now 16-13 Nashua. Bedford had one final attempt to throw a Hail Mary but the Force were not letting up and John Barry Jr denied them with an interception that gave Nashua the win. After the game Coach Flynn said “Proud” was not enough to describe the all-out heart and effort from his team. To come back from being behind all game and win in the final 4 minutes in the game describes the heart and character of this team. Nashua looks to their next opponent Manchester South for another victory!
The Nashua Pal Force 13U football team kept the winning train rolling on Sunday, beating the Keene Knights by a score of 38-0. The boys set the tone early, taking the opening drive down the field and scoring on a physical run by Derek Finlay, who lowered the boom on several defenders en route to the end zone. After the defense forced a punt, the offense got right back to work, with Amaury Almonte taking the handoff to the edge before racing down the sideline for the Force’s second TD of the afternoon. After forcing another punt, the offense took to the air to generate their next score, with Finlay connecting on a TD pass to Almonte to push the lead to 24-0.
The defense continued its dominant play, led by Toby Brown Jr. who proved to be unblockable on Sunday as he registered double digit tackles on the day. The Knights tried to get their offense rolling, but the Force defense came up big again, with Xavier Francis picking off a pass attempt and returning it to the house, taking a commanding 32-0 first half lead. The ensuing drive by the Knights resulted in another punt, and Charlie Bellavance made the Knights pay, lowering his shoulder as he cleared his own path to the end zone and a 38-0 lead.
The Force opted to change the pace of the offensive attack in the second half, with Reagan Brunet taking the snaps under center. Xavier Jalbert led the ground and pound attack, getting the bulk of the carries as he punished would be tacklers in his season debut at running back. The Force defense didn’t let up, with Rocco Geraci spending much of the second half in the Knights backfield, applying pressure and disrupting their offensive rhythm. Ethan Preston-Teixeira and Bruce McLlarky forced the Knights rushing attack to the edges, plugging holes in the interior line all afternoon.
The special teams unit continues to get better each week, with the Force converting all four of their kick PAT’s on the afternoon. Brady Sullivan’s long snapping was sharp, and with great holds by Almonte, Finlay split the uprights each time with plenty of room to spare.
This win improves the Force’s record to 4-1 on the season, with a key matchup this Sunday against the Salem Rams. The Force did suffer a tough loss on Sunday, when Edison Arana injured his arm on a TD saving hustle play down the sideline.
NPF vs SALEM- WIN!
Nashua PAL Force 8u showed up to play! The Defensive line took the field and wasted no time showing Salem they were there to play. Bentley Christman (#31)started Force off with a tackle after only a 5 yard gain from the Rams. Following this were more hard hits by both Anthony Samaral (#87) and Gustavo Baldon (#53) which pushed Salem back down field. Offense takes the field and continues to set the tone for victory. Force put up the big blocks they had been lacking in previous weeks, allowing for Yandel Valesquez (#42) to gain positive yardage and for the first score of the game to be completed by Christman(#31), extra points were won by Samaral(#87)
The remainder of the first half were filled with thunderous tackles made by Eli Gagnon(#77), and was finished off by majority of the defense. Valesquez (#42)received the ball from Drew Homsy(#6) for a 10 yard gain. A fumble recovery by Salem brought our defensive line back on the field, the hits didn’t stop, Alex O’Brien(#72), Samaral(#87), and Baldon (#53)brought the boom over and over again.
We ended the first half with a flawless pass QB Drew Homsy (#6)to Samaral(#87) resulting in a second TD and extra points.(Samaral)
The second half brought more blows against the bulldogs and Baldon and DeVaughn McNeil(#22), who found their groove this week and led the defensive line, were standouts. Cleaning up the bulldog offensive line were tackles by Jacob Smith(#84) Liam Rol(#1)and a hit heard round the world by Christman(#31). The offense didn’t disappoint, there were positive yardage runs made by Homsy(6), Eli(77) Smith(84) Davin Routier (#40)and another hard fought TD by Christman(#31).
The final plays of the game were big team efforts. We saw a standout block made by Jace Gallego (#26) and more powerful hits from Samaral(87), Rol (1)and McNeil(22).
Nashua PAL Force 8u brought their A game this week. They were proud of their victory, and are eager to sharpen their skills for their next opponent.
NPF 19 MANSOUTH 56
Nashua and Manchester were both undefeated teams. 10U fought hard for the win but in the end Manchester won the game 56-19.
Three touchdowns of the game came from Kobe Perry! Both teams were excited for the match up and displayed excellent sportsmanship both on and off the field.
12U NPF 20 MANSOUTH 26
Sunday Nashua Pal Force 12U tackle team faced off against Manchester South Sabres. Both teams coming off big wins the game was sure to be a battle. Manchester won the toss but elected to differ to the second half giving Nashua the ball first. Nashua struggled to get anything started as Manchester’s defense was playing tough. Manchester scored first in the second quarter followed by another score going into the half leading 14-0. Nashua has seen this before and were reminded by their coaches this is not over and to keep playing hard.
Second half Nashua’s D-Line Melvin Fernandez, Danuel Morales, Trevor Rivard and Shemel Williams and LB’s Evan Taylor, Jahsiah Corfield and Nick Wardner came out hungry and determined. Their first defensive stand they were able to stop Manchester’s big running back forcing them to the air. Adrian Lazo, with great pass coverage, made a great interception giving Nashua the ball in Manchester territory. A strong run from Johnathan Torres put Nashua in scoring range where Adrian Lazo was able to punch in the first TD for the Force. Manchester quickly scored again putting them up by 2 touchdowns but Nashua was determined to not give up. Next defensive series the defensive ends Gavin Adkinson and Devin Giroux were all over the Sabres QB making it hard to put a pass game together forcing him to throw another interception to Johnathan Torres who had two on the day. The next offensive series Johnathan Torres was able to punch in another TD for the Force with the extra point kick by Steven Rosario making it 20-14. Manchester still determined to win put another TD on the board making it 26-14. Nashua, still determined to play every second of this game, put a final drive together with an Air attack by QB Gavin Flynn to receivers Gavin Adkinson, John Barry Jr, Johnathan Torres. The final seconds of the game Nashua punched in their final TD with a hard run by John Barry Jr. The final score was 26-20 Manchester. After the game the coaches and parents couldn’t have been prouder of their boys. They played hard, fast and full of heart. Next week Nashua Pal takes on across town rivals Nashua Crusaders.
NPF 27 SALEM 34
The Nashua Pal Force 13U football team lost a nail biter on Sunday to the Salem Rams by a score of 34-27. While the Force didn’t come away with the win, they played theirs hearts out, led by Charlie Bellavance who truly left it all out on the field.
The Force took an early 8-0 lead, scoring on one of four rushing TD’s by Bellavance on the day. But the Rams struck back fast, scoring 20 unanswered points including a kickoff return for a TD, and took a 20-8 lead into the half. The Force got off to a strong start in the second half, forcing a fumble that led to Bellavance’s second rushing TD, shrinking the Rams lead to 20-14. However on the ensuing kickoff, the Rams returned the kick to the house, stretching the lead back to 12 and a 26-14 score.
The Force did not quit! The team increased its physicality, led by Bellavance who plowed his way through the defense, play after play, emotionally fighting through physical exhaustion. The offense drove down the field and capped off the drive with another rushing TD by Bellavance, with the Force now trailing the Rams by a score of 26-20.
On the ensuing kickoff, Derek Finlay kicked a perfect onside kick that was brilliantly recovered by Amaury Almonte, giving the the Force offense another possession and the momentum. The Force and Bellavance resumed the ground attack, driving down the field, and with just over half way to go in the 4th quarter, the Force tied the game on Bellavance’s 4th rushing TD of the day. With the score tied at 26-26, the Force opted for a passing PAT and successfully converted it to take a 27-26 lead.
Unfortunately, the Rams kept fighting as well, and after a couple of stalled drives by both teams, the Rams were able to get into the end zone one more time, taking a 34-27 lead with just 11 seconds remaining, and ultimately the win. The Force fought valiantly until the end and should be proud of their never give up attitude and the outstanding leadership displayed by Charlie Bellevance.