New Hampshire Football Report

Team of the Week: Salem

Salem Blue Devils

Halfback/safety Tommy Ahlers scored three touchdowns and intercepted three passes to help Salem defeat previously unbeaten Londonderry, 35-21, Friday night at Grant Field.

Ahlers scored on a 75-yard run, a 9-yard run and returned and interception 35 yards for his final score

“Inside we knew if we played our hearts out and we played to (our) fullest potential that we could compete and beat this team, and that’s what we did,” Ahlers said.

Salem (5-2) led 21-7 at halftime, and had a seven-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Londonderry (7-1) entered the game as the No. 2 team in the Union Leader Power Poll.

Kaleb Bates and Matthew McCloskey also had interceptions for the Blue Devils.

Halfback Aidan MacDonald (1-yard run) and fullback David Jacques (1 run) also scored for Salem, which could still be seened as high as No. 1 and as low as No. 4 for the Division I South/West playoffs.


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