New Hampshire Football Report

Bulldogs, Astros advance


Bedford 7, Nashua North 0

Bedford, the No. 10 seed, scored in the second quarter on a 55-yard pass from quarterback Danny Black to Colby Snow and then relied on its defense. It was Bedford’s sixth shutout of the season, and second in the playoffs.

Second-seeded North (9-1) was without defensive end/offensive tackle Toby Brown (knee), who is among the top players in the state. Then the Titans lost quarterback Derek Finlay (knee) and running back Amaury Almonte (hamstring) to injuries in the first half. 

Junior Gavin Flynn replaced Finlay and had the Titans in business after he completed a 21-yard pass to Nick DiGesse early in the fourth quarter. That play gave the Titans a first down on the Bedford 5-yard line, but after the Titans failed to score on three running plays Evan Cibotti intercepted Flynn’s fourth-down pass in the end zone

North moved the ball to the Bedford 29 on its final possession, but Dom Tagliaferro intercepted a third-down pass with 1:37 to play.

The victory raised Bedford’s record to 8-3.  

Pinkerton 14, Bishop Guertin 12

The Astros stopped a two-point-conversion attempt late in the fourth quarter and hung on for a two-point victory.

Fourth-seeded Pinkerton (9-2) scored on an 87-yard run by sophomore Matt Morrison (11-128) with 4:52 remaining in the first quarter, and on a Cole Yennaco 6-yard run with 9:29 remaining in the half. Halfback Jacob Albert added the two-point conversion.

Fifth-seeded BG (8-3) received a 1-yard TD run from quarterback Matt Santosuosso and a 14-yard TD pass from Santosuosso to Ronan Balistreri. Santosuosso ran for a game-high 131 yards on 26 carries.


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