Split decision for Nashua PAL flag football
The Nashua Pal Force Flag Football Yellow Squad lost a heartbreaker to the Derry Demons, 3-1, despite having several scoring chances.
Evan Linscott scored the only touchdown in the loss. Meanwhile, the Blue Squad topped their city rival
Elks Crusaders 4-1 as Tayten Zubhuza had three touchdowns and an interception.
Avri Ferro-Lavoie also had a touchdown. Both Josiah Spleen and Asisah Bugg had touchdown saving flag pulls.
Each squad good play by David Bouchard, Alia Brunet, Kaden Cruz, Aaron Desrosiers, Victor Lavoie, Grant and Ian Leonardi,Joseph Moniz, Daniel Murray Jr., Paul O’Brien, Kingston Patten, Cam’ron Perez, Ethan Perez, Aden Pimentel, Savannah Preston-Teixeira, Alex Sebastian, Deion and Dharyus Sisay, David Theriault-
Lago, Yandel Velazquez, and Dylan Warner.
PAL 3rd Graders top Derry
Nashua started well behind a superb defense, along with Christopher Beaudion running for key yardage.
That paved the way for Jayce Cora to record the fist score with Luke Peters gaining the extra point.
Cameron Silva and Connor Johnston did a good job defensively, while Benjamin Kelly, Jake Homsy, Warren Farley, Logan Briggs, Ian Gillis, and Adrian Cruz made key first half tackles.
Warren Farley kicked off well while
Ryder Clancy, David Bedard, Adyn Prowker, and Charlie Dabrowski made several tackles in the second half.
Michael Neacy thwarted a Derry extra point attempt, and Cora was able to score a third touchdown.
In the final half Homsy, Kelly, Gillis, Cruz, Briggs, Connor Johnston, and
Kendric Petravic made big tackles. Prowker played especially well in the final quarter along with Charlie Dabrowski and Jayden Turcotte. Cora added a 58-yard TD run.
Derry 7, PAL 4th Graders 0
PAL Force players Adrian Lazo, Anthony Cherbonneau, Danuel Morales, Devin McNeil, Devin Giroux, Trevor Rivard, Elijah Simard, Evan Taylor, John Forcier, Kaleb Milano, Michael Reyes, Steven Rosario, Tyler Madeira, Zachary Samarel, Zachary Wiggett, and captains Damon Clark, Gavin Flynn, John Barry, and Dylan Boutchia all played well.
Derry finally broke through in the fourth quarter for the game’s only score.
Next up for Nashua is Manchester South.
PAL 5th Graders 26, Derry 0
Bryson Borromeo, Zach Connerty, Xavier Francis and the rest of the offense dominated the day.
Offensive linemen Reagan Brunet, Adam Noone, Andrew Wallace, Dario McAnespie, and Kayleen O’Day all had an outstanding game.
Touchdowns were scored by Amaury
Almonte (two), Charlie Bellavance, and Jack Peters (pass from QB Patrick Keegan.
Keegan and Peters each added extra points and Peters’ interception was a highlight.
Defensively Lola Cambray, Xavier Jalbert, Mekhi Gerrin, Reid Lavoie, Toby Brown, Demetriz Sanchez, Ryan Flynn, Ethan Preston Teixeira, and Brady Sullivan played well.
PAL 7th Graders 9,
Weymouth (Mass.) 8
Julian Gonzalez had a 45-yard touchdown run and Robbie Long added a 26-yard field goal in a scrimmage (non-league) game at Weymouth, Mass.
Also offensively for Nashua, Xavier Provost had a 30-yard run. Spencer Whiting, Brian Alyward, Max Ackerman, Travis Holbrook, and Anthony Carrion, Corey O’Day, Julian Henry, Jacob Sansoucie, Andrew Curtain, and Justin Edwards all blocked well.
Defensively, Nashua pitched a shutout for the first three periods. Jayden Espinal, Ackerman, Eddie Bracetty, Xavier Provost, Holbrook, Alyward, Carrion, Curtain, Edwards, Devon Bracetty and Neo Helin all tackled well.
Gonzalez also had a fumble recovery for Nashua, which faces Windham next.
Nashua Elks Crusaders
5th Graders 19, Bedford 7
The Nashua Crusaders Fifth Grade team improved to 4 -2 as its defense was charged by Matthew Harding and Javonte Lopez, who led a successful goal line stand.
Also, defensive linemen, Eddie Herizayah and Cody Goode, plus linebackers Colby Vancellette, Jordyn Raisanen Andino had outstanding games.
The Nashua offense was slow to get going until Vincent Falcone broke away for a 53-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter.
Bedford answered right back before halftime with a touchdown making it 7-7 at the break.
Falcone put Nashua ahead to stay in the third quarter on a 59-yard punt return for a TD, his second of the year. Later, after another key defensive stop, the Crusaders’ Jordyn Andino ran well, capping a 72-yard drive with a 10-yard TD run.
8th Graders 40,
Manchester South 13
The Crusaders used a great offensive-defensive combination to
even their record at 3-3
The Crusaders defense of Cody
Cargill, Colby Martel, Ruben De Jesus, Colin Keavey, Joey Buturla, Kyle Salemi, along with Kalique Jones, Charlie Collins, Brade McDonnell and Prudhvi Siddabathula set the tone early.
Buturla recovered a fumble to set up a score by QB Ben Levine, giving the Crusaders the early lead.
Overall Zakary Hureau lead the scoring with three TDs (one on a pick six). Levine had two while Zach Gauthier pitched in with a TD.