THE VALLEY DISPATCH, NASHUA — The highly successful seasons of the Pelham/Windham Junior Midget and Midget football teams came to an end last weekend, as both clubs bowed to their Connecticut counterparts in the Regional playoffs played at Stellos Stadium.
Hartford Wildcats 21
The Junior Midgets entered with a flawless record of 10-0, and still held their heads high after coming out on the sort end of this decision.
The coaching staff couldn’t say enough about this team’s cohesion. The team finished a phenomenal season in this semifinal Regional playoff game against the Hartford Wildcats at Stellos Stadium in Nashua.
Congratulations to the Junior Midgets for an inspiring season and to the coaching staff for a job well-done.
New Britain Raiders 36
The Razorbacks squad concluded their season Nov. 20 in the New England Regional championship game where they were defeated by an excellent New Britain team.
The Razorbacks played very tough in defeat, making the game more competitive than the final score would indicate. The defense played well for the entire game, frustrating the visitors on several occasions. However they gave up some long runs and could not match the team speed of New Britain.
Playing well on defense were Zach Solomon, Mark Riddinger, Elias Kassis, Jake Matthews, Aaron Brubaker and Sean Sweeney.
The Razorbacks offense moved the ball well for four quarters but just could not penetrate the end zone. Offensive standouts included Joey DeAngelo, Conor McColgan, Dan Lamont, Josh Luciano, Stephen Jean, Justin Shepley and Greg Coleman.
The New Hampshire champs should be very proud of themselves as they played tough to the final whistle with class and dignity.