Elks Crusader 7th graders still unbeaten
Elks Crusaders 7th grade
The Nashua Elks Crusaders seventh grade football team, ranked 14th nationally at the start of the season, downed Londonderry 31-6 to remain unbeaten.
Nashua led just 7-6 at halftime on a Curtie Harris TD.
In the second half, the Crusaders came alive scoring 24 unanswered points with rushing touchdowns by Tyler Armeen, and Alex Ortiz. Chris Keefe threw a touchdown pass to J.T. Taylor.
Defense scored with the final touchdown on a pick six by Akshay Shinde
In other games this season, Nashua topped Milford 30-0 with scores by Harris, Armeen, Ortiz and a Keefe-to-Harris TD. Nashua also beat Goffsown 27-6 behind a good offensive line effort, and Harris had a kick return for a TD. Taylor and Keefe had interceptions and Jason Compoh had several sacks.
Nashua faces Pelham on Sunday.
Nashua PAL Force
The Nashua PAL Force Wolf Pack participated in the annual statewide Flag Jamboree in Derry recently.
The PAL Yellow squad,which went 2-1-1, was led offensively with two touchdowns each by Evan Linscott and Alex Sebastian, and one each for Savannah Preston-
Teixeira and Yandel Velazquez.
Defensively, the Nashua Yellow held each opponent under two scores per game with stellar game play by David Bouchard, Alia Brunet, Kaden Cruz, Aaron Desrosier, Victor Lavoie, Joseph Moniz, Ethan Perez and Aden Pimentel.
The team also had two goal line, game winning flag pulls by Ian Leonardi and Evan Linscott.
Meanwhile, the Force Blue team, which also went 2-2-1-1, had a solid day offensively with touchdowns by Avri Ferro-Lavoie, Tayten Zubhuza, Dharyus Sisay and Asiah Bugg.
Also playing well defensively were Grant Leonardi, Daniel Murray Jr., Paul O’Brien, Kingston Patten, Deion Sisay and David Theriault-Lago.
The Nashua Pal Force third-grade team was off to a powerful start by the defense of Ian Gillis, Warren Farley, Patrick Zelanes, Jake Homsy, and Logan Briggs. Ryder Clancy gave great handoffs to Jayce Cora while Christopher Beaudion helped Cora score the first of his two TDs after Beaudion got the first down. Luke Peters got an extra point for Pal Force.
David Bedard, Cameron Silva, Noah Rebelo, Aivan Garcia, and Kendric Petravic played well on the defensive line.
Peters scored the second touchdown from 54 yards out. Benjamin Kelly and Logan Briggs played well defensively as well. Connor Johnston, Noah Rebelo, Jayden Turcotts, Brady Borromeo, Adyn Prowker were a defensive factor in the second half and Adrian Cruz and Silva (fumble recovery) also played well.
Peters scored the fourth and final PAL TD on the day. Keene is up next for Nashua.
The Force fourth graders topped Goffstown, 24-13
Nashua was led emotionally by captain, Dylan Boutchia, John Forcier, Anthony Cherbonneau, and Adrian Lazo.
John Barry began the game by scoring a 65-yard touchdown in the first quarter. And with help from Anthony Cherbonneau made a goaline tackle to keep it 6-0 after one.
In the second quarter, Kaleb Milano scored a 64-yard touchdown to make it 12-0 at the half.
Barry score a third quarter TD and Evan Taylor had a big fumble recovery, and Barry padded Nashua’s lead with a 31-yard TD in the fourth period. Nashua faces Keene on Sunday.
The Nashua PAL fifth-graders topped Laconia, 29- 0.
Lola Cambray, Xavier Jalbert, Rashaan Alexis and Adam Noone proved their skills on the offensive line for Nashua while Kayleen O’Day, Zach Connerty, Jorden Rodriguez and Reagan Brunet also blocked well.
On the defensive line, Reid Lavoie, Preston Thomspson, Brady Sullivan, Dario McAnespie, Xavier Francis, Dimitriz Sanchez, Bryson Borromeo and kicker Andrew Wallace all were keys.
Nashua players putting points on the board were Jack Peters (two TDs), Amaury Almonte (TD and extra point), Patrick Keegan (TD and pass for extra point), and Derek Finlay (twoextra points).
Other highlights were the play of running backs Ryan Flynn and Charlie Bellavance, an interception by Ethan Preston-Teixeira, and sacks by Toby Brown and tackles by Mekhi Gerrin.
The PAL seventh-grade team topped Goffstown, 26-12
Robbie Long had three touchdown runs while Julian Gonzalez had a 35-yard score to pace Nashua (4-0).
Travis Holbrook, Spencer Whiting, Max Ackerman, Andrew Curtain and Aiden Bashor all blocked well as did Joseph Risteen, Aaron Roche, Corey O’Day, Jacob Sansoucie, and Jessie Nijuguna.
Other backs for Neo Helin, Chris Acevedo, Drew Fleury and Tommy Kelly also ran well.
Defensively, Jayden Espinal, Ackerman, Eddie Bracetty, Bashor, Xavier Provost, Travis Holbrook, Brian Alyward, Spencer Whiting and Long all tackled well and spent time in Goffstown’s backfield.
Also, Devin Bracetty snagged an interception and ran it for a 25-yard return while Justin Edwards had a huge fumble recovery.
Nashua captains for the game were Connor Lash, Edwards, Holbrook, and Corey O’Day.
Nashua faces Salem on Sunday.