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.