Elks Crusaders shut out Derry Demons in 11U action

FOOTBALL

Nashua Elks
Crusaders

Crusaders 11U 8, Derry 0

The Crusaders defensive line of Alvin Pascual, Matthew Harding, Connor Comeau, Cody Goode and Elwyn Martinez controlled the line of scrimmage.

With the assistance from linebackers Nicholas Scopa, Colby Vancellette, Dillon Walton, Jaiden Baringer and Jordyn Raisanen, the Derry Demons were held to three first downs. The swarming Crusader defense also secured a safety late in the game.

Meanwhile, the Crusader offense was charged by a 48-yard, first-quarter touchdown run by Jordyn Raisanen. Jaden Pena contributed to the offense with multiple runs of over 10 yards.

Nashua PAL Force

Nashua U8 downs
Londonderry

Two touchdowns were scored by Dylan Noble and Adrian Cruz, while also running well were Kobe Perry, Tayten Zubhuza, Jayden Beaulieu, and Ben Kelly. Key blocks were made by Nick Wilkinson and Ian Leonard.

Defensively, key tackles were made by Connor Johnston, Josiah Spleen, Jack Krulikowski, Cruz, Jake Homsy, Dharyus Sisay, Mason Dandeneau, Alex Sebastian, Trevor Drouin and Camron Pena.

NOTE: Final scores are not recorded at this level by rule.

Concord 18,
Nashua U11 14

Nashua suffered a heartbreaking loss on a Hail Mary pass with 20 seconds left after taking a 14-12 lead with a minute to play.

The Capitols scored early in their first drive of the game but came up short on the point after.

Nashua QB Patrick Keegan led a scoring drive to answer with hard-fought runs by Charlie Bellavance, Toby Brown and Amaury Almonte. Offensive blocking by Bryson Borromeo, Reid Lavoie, Aiden Carrion, Zach Connerty and Brady Sullivan paved the way for Charlie Bellavance’s TD run and the PAT gave Nashua a 7-6 lead.

Defensive efforts by Devin McNeil, Mirolqui Taverez, Demetriz Sanchez, Dario McAnespie and Xavier Jalbert were key to stopping Concord on many fourth-down plays.

However, the Capitols scored again to take a 12-7 lead, but but their extra point was taken away by a crushing tackle from Derek Finlay.

Nashua trailed 12-7 going into the fourth quarter but a Finlay interception gave the PAL squad the ball for a final drive.

Good efforts by Ryan Flynn, Adam Noone, Lola Cambray, Reagan Brunet, Mekhi Gerrin and Xavier Francis helped spark the drive that ended with Patrick Keegan’s TD run with a minute left and what ended up being a short-lived 14-12 lead.

Nashua U14 33, Salem 13

Julian Gonzalez and Curtis Harris each scored two TDs while Spencer Whiting picked up a fumble and ran it 70 yards for his first PAL TD.

Jason Compoh, Colin Quinn, Kyle Gora, and Tyler Armeen also ran well.

Receivers Corey O’Day and Tommy Kelly ran good routes while also playing well were Xavier Provost, Ethan Gaffney, Jesse Njuguna, Kobey Marshall, Justin Edwards, Evan Noone, Drew Chamberlin, Aiden Bashor, Max Ackerman, Anthony Carrion, Brett Dumont, and Whiting.

Defensively, Harris and Chris Acevedo did a good job at safety.

Maxwell Ackerman, Bashor, Jacob SanSoucie, Carrion, and Edwards played well on the defensive line.

Devin Bracetty, Julian Gonzalez, Kyle Gora, Jayden Espinal, Colin Quinn, and Evan Noone all made key tackles, forcing several Salem fumbles.

Nashua has a bye from league play Sunday but will scrimmage Central Falls at noon at Nashua High School North.

BASEBALL

Gr. Nashua Fall Little League

Nashua Navy 10,
Bedford Red 3

Nick Shaw, Kory Caissie, Jacoby Caissie, Dean Adams, and Hunter Ward combined to hold the Bedford Red offense in check while the offense was sparked by Cooper Granville, Ryan Parks, both Caissie brothers, Adams, Ward, and Shaw.

Big catches in the outfield were made by Kasey Dionne and Parks.

Nashua Navy 10, Derry 5

Granville was practically unhittable through three innings. Nashua had double-digit hits led by Granville, Kory Caissie, Jacoby Caissie, Ward, Shaw, and Dean Adams.

Second baseman Morgan Lang had a great day in the field and at the plate as well. Karthik Rao also put together some great at-bats.

BULLETIN BOARD

Fundraisers

Nashua Elks Crusaders seeking donations

The Nashua Elks Crusaders, a non-profit youth football and cheer organization, is seeking assistance from the community in purchasing new equipment, including uniforms, for the football players and cheerleaders.

Donations can be made to Nashua Crusaders P.O. Box 7248 Nashua, NH 03063.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, email necpresident15@gmail.com or deniserosher@comcast.net.