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Kids Sports for Sept. 4-5

By Tom King - Sports Writer | Sep 4, 2021

It was another rainy day of football for Nashua PAL Force as the teams headed out for their second games of the season. The 9U team came away victorious in their 18-6 win over Pelham, while the 10U team defeated Londonderry in a hard fought 21-13 win.

The 11U team played hard but was unable to get points on the board in their 39-0 loss to Londonderry. Nashua’s 12U team once again dominated with a 24-0 win over Londonderry, and the 13U squad had a tough loss to Londonderry with a final score of 20-13.



Nashua’s defensive team had a stellar effort with key tackles led by Amar’e Harrison, Xavier Maldonado, Julian Lopez, Walter Cotito Dolloff and Dante Sisay.

They were backed up by their defensive team members including Kyllian Prowler, Henry Yeo, Aiden Drew, Anthony Girginis, Brayden Hembree, Wesley Follansbee, Camren Silva and John Fitzgerald, VI.

The offensive line did their job creating holes and opening up spaces to run the ball. Touchdowns were made by Jace Gallego and Leo Desfosses, and were backed up with extra points by Xavier Maldonado and Dante Sisay. The offensive team included Luke Graven, Paul Bergin, Kason Toupin, Isaac Bernard, Jake Hamernik, Zachary Henderson, Samson Lamere and Mason Bracetty.



This week brought another tough loss for the Nashua PAL Force 11U team, shut out by Londonderry despite a good effort.

Several local youth hockey players beat the heat recently at the Nashua Park-Recreation Hockey Camp at Conway Arena. (Courtesy photo)

In the first half, QB Drew Homsy did his best to stay cool under pressure. Jacob Smith, Anthony Sameral, and Grant Leonardi did an impressive job blocking opposing players, allowing Eli Gagnon, Deondre Sisay, Yandel Velazquez, and Isiah Pimentel to charge down field with carries for positive yardage.

In the second half, Alia Brunet had an excellent recovery on the opening kickoff, aided by a huge tackle by Alia. Other notable plays included big stops from defensive players Eli Gagnon, Yandel Velazquez, Edward Gonzalez, Dylan Wardner and Tony Martinez, and Braden Gulliver.



Nashua’s Jordan Toribio had three hard fought touchdowns on the ground and added a fourth with an impressive strike through the air from quarterback Dharyus Sisay, who rolled out to his right in soggy conditions in Londonderry.

Nolan Markarian takes a shot during the recent Nashua Park-Rec Youth Hockey Camp at Conway Arena. (Courtesy photo)

Josiah Spleen impressed while gobbling up large chunks of yards against a tough Wildcat defense. Spleen also aided the Force defense with several impressive stops from the linebacker position.

Adamze Mansaray, Trevor Poulin and Connor Page had enormous blocks downfield helping spring Force Runners for large plays.

A stout offensive line, anchored by Nick Acevedo, Ashton Carrion, Sebastian Simoneau, Paul O’Brien, Shawn Burress, Vincent Valenta and Diones Delacruz, controlled the line of scrimmage for the Force.

The Force defense was relentless all afternoon with Carrion, Acevedo and Toribio keeping the Wildcat offense off balance.

Mansaray and Page helped shut down a potent passing game and Tayten Metallic added an acrobatic interception to stall a Londonderry drive. Kayden Geddes showed his toughness and versatility while moving from the corner spot to inside linebacker duties where he helped to solidify the victory for the Force.

A few campers take a break on the bench during the Nashua Park-Rec Hockey Camp at Conway Arena recently. (Courtesy photo)



Nashua suffered its first loss of the season against a strong Londonderry defense.

Both halves of the game had some good runs from Aden Pimentel, Jedwin Lluveres, Kobe Perry and Jake Homsy, with an extra point coming from Kobe Perry.

QB Dylan Noble scored two TDs in the game with excellent snaps by Aivan Garcia. Nashua had a strong defense as well with tackles by Connor Johnston, Aden Pimentel, Nick Jurczak and Jayden Beaulieu

Key plays were a sack by Jack Krulikowski and a fumble recovery by Ben Spicer.

The Nashua squad, meanwhile, wishes a speedy recovery for the injured Kaleb Letendre.


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