Chelmsford EM 19 - Acton Boxborough 0
The early action in the first half revealed two well matched, well coached teams, each with two possessions, no turnovers, sound tackling, and no scoring. However, a first down play of 20+ yards in each of Chelmsford’s possessions on runs by Bobby Tower and Ryan Dandaraw shifted the field position in Chelmsford’s favor. The Chelmsford defense, which swarmed to the ball all day, forced Acton to turn the ball over on downs at their own 36 yard line. The Chelmsford Offense then capitalized on the short field with a 5 play drive capped by a 27 yard Bobby Tower TD scamper on the second well executed reverse play of the day. The failed point after attempt was the last play of the first half.
The Cougar defense carried the momentum into the second half by living in the Colonial’s backfield, forcing a 4 and out on gang tackles and solo tackles for a loss made by Sujan Natarajan and Nick Bortone. The offense took over on the AB 43 yard line and executed a 9 play scoring drive featuring runs by Dandaraw, Devin Dejesus, and Collin Reid and finished off by a Reid quarterback keeper up the middle. Bruce Linstad rambled in for the successful point after, a credit to the work of Ryan Ward, Matthew Gale and Nathaniel Rose with holding the offensive line and opening the holes and creating the edges.
After another 4 and out and short field created by the Cougar defense, the offense continued the deceptive ground attack with a 6 play 42 yard drive capped by another cleanly executed reverse play resulting in Tower streaking down the right side for a 35 yard TD run.
On the final AB possession the Cougar D featuring Nathan Bernier, Jaydon Lapointe, Michael Hennessey showed a bend, but don’t break resiliency after a good AB kick return and a 15 yard run placed their backs to the goal line. They held AB to short or no gain over the next three plays until time expired.
The Chelmsford E Cheering Squad including Solenn Rockwood, Jillian Schena and Taylor Kiggins experienced and contributed to the excitement of a well executed Cougar victory.
Chelmsford DM 0 Acton-Boxboro 25
The D-Maroon Cougars fought hard against AB but came up short on Sunday. Key tackles were made by Jake Bartleman, Sean Stackpole, and Michael West. John Fraser and Michael McLarney provided effective blocks on the offensive line. Michael Vecchione and Patrick Hughes made first downs for the Cougars. Stone Rockwood was strong on offensive while Jake Marshall played aggressive Defense. The team would like to thank the Cougar Cheerleaders, including Stephanie Bianco and Tatum Prokop, for keeping team spirits high every Sunday morning!
Chelmsford B Team 28 - Acton Boxborough 8
The Chelmsford Pop Warner B team enjoyed its second win at Acton Boxborough with a final score of 28-8! Jack Gump started the team off with a 9 yard run at the first play. He continued to run the ball down the field with help from the offensive line including: Andrew Dolan, Mike Berry, Hunter Nigro and Dominic Desilvo. Sal Lupoli had had a nice run to make the first down and Jack Gump scored the first touchdown with a 34 yard sweep. Joe Vecchione earned the team the extra point! Jonathyne Williams made the second touchdown with the conversion made by Sal Lupoli! Joshua Dean made a great 30 yard run to keep bringing that ball down the field. The B team continued to play well with a great defensive stand by Kyle King, Ben Jordan, Nick Bartleman and Anthony Dechiara! At the end of the half the B team was ahead with a score of 14-0! The second half of the game the team continued to play well and Zach DeAngelo had a 22 yard run as well as Kyle King with a 9 yard run! Jack Gump scored the third touchdown with a 45 yard reception! Eli LeMasurier, William Mclarney and Alec Hamilton pushed the line forward and the final touchdown for Chelmsford was made by Jack Withycombe! Sal Lupoli ran in the extra point. Acton Boxborough then ran their first and final touchdown of the day. They had a great Kick to make the score 28 -8!
Chelmsford Tiny Mites F Team V Billerica F2 Lil’ Chiefs
Chelmsford tops Billerica in a thrilling season opener. Chelmsford dominated from both sides of the ball, on the very first play Ty Cannistraro ran 60yrds for a TD. Cannistraro followed up that performance on the next series with a heads up defensive play, a fumble recovery also returned for a TD . Chelmsford went on to find the end zone 7 times in total with strong ball handling and long runs by Dylan Lavin and Kyle Wilder, Jenna Nigro and Cooper Campo. Chelmsford’s defensive played solid with several key tackles by Thomas Brown, Austin Nigro. Chelmsford overwhelmed and confused Billerica’s meager offense with several gang-tackles by Toby Aquino, Joseph D’Arcangelo, Jace Persichetti. F Team Cheerleaders kept the enthusiasm pumping headed by Jenna Chaisson, Jillian Walker, Riley Powderly and Lauren Roberge. Chelmsford looks forward to their home opener next week against Woburn.