October 21, 2011 - 15 Hudson~Litchfield Sports Fantastic Finish takes 8U Bears to 5-1
submitted by Bob McCarthy It was a day of fantastic finishes on Sunday afternoon in Hudson. The Monday morning water cooler talk was buzzing about Tom Brady’s fourth quarter drive to beat the Cowboys, unless of course, you were at Hudson Memorial School at 2 p.m. The 8U Bears gave their fans a comeback that
would rival any NFL game that would be played on this day. It was a hard fought game all day against a very tough Derry Demon’s team. The Bears trailed most of the day but with less than four minutes to go and trailing 14-8 the Bears played some of the most exciting football you will see at the Middle School level. It all started with the Bears defense. This hard nosed group led by LB Dillon Horne, DT Jake Emmons, and DE Gavin Boucher needed to stop the Derry offense from running out the clock. The Bears defense swarmed the Derry running attack and got the ball back with less than four minutes remaining. The high-powered Bears offense took over from there. The Bears offensive line started to open huge holes for running backs Doug Maroun and Noah
Noah Tolland running in the end zone for the game winning score. Notice the expressions of the Derry fans.
Tolland and the Bears drove inside the 10 with less than a minute to go. On the very next play QB Danny Brown threw a perfect pass over the middle to TE Conner Gannon for the game- tying touchdown. The Bears went for a 2-point conversion but fell just short as Danny Brown reached for the goal line. As the fans prepared for overtime, Head Coach Greg Gush decided to roll the dice and go for an onsides kick. With two timeouts remaining, Coach Gush felt that if we could get the ball we
could have a chance to make a play and avoid overtime. If not he was confident that the Bears defense could hold the Demons out of the end zone. The kick was executed to perfection and was recovered by the speedy Mike Richardson. The Bears ran a couple safe plays and overtime looked imminent. The Bears took their final timeout with 1.4 seconds left and the ball near midfield. During the time out, offensive coordinator Shawn Brown gave the play to his son Danny. It was the Bears
Bears Tame Cobras
submitted by Karena Carten The 5U Bears den played at home Sunday October, 16. This weekend the Bears played the
Manchester East Cobras. The first half of the game was a very defensive game. When we entered halftime, the score was still 0-0. Both teams regrouped and hashed out a new game plan during halftime to try to break the tie. With under three minutes left in quarter three, the Cobras had a fourth down punt which was caught and returned by Christian Lacy to about the three-yard line. The Bears pushed and wedged Peyton Layman in the end zone for his third touchdown of the season. The Bears were in their playing mode now and were making great gains and tackles for the remainder of quarter four. Holding the Cobras back, the Bears kept the lead for the rest of the game. Colossal tackles were made by Nate Robinson, Greg Ellis, and Jake Champagne to help the Bears keep their lead they worked so hard for. Another solid game played by players on both sides of the ball. Come join us for our last home game on Saturday, October 22! Go Bears!
Hudson United Soccer Club Competes in Capitol Cub Tournament
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submitted by Michele Perry The Hudson United Soccer Club (HUSC) U10 girls’ team recently
traveled to Concord to compete in the Capitol Cup Tournament. The Hurricanes lost both their games on Saturday, but Sunday was a much better day for the girls. After losing a very exciting game against the Pelham Phantoms, the girls played Bow Soccer Club. The Hurricanes showed great teamwork and pulled off a 2-1 victory! The coaches and parents are all very proud of the girls for all their hard work and team spirit. After the games, the players, coaches and parents enjoyed tailgating together on a beautiful afternoon. Congratulations on a great team effort! Also, many thanks to Coach Dave and Coach Anna.
Coach Anna, Kelly, Lily, Lexi, Madison, Abby, Coach Dave, Ella, Brenna, Hannah L. and Hannah F.
U11 Cougars Play in Maine Tournament
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submitted by Julie Rumrill Litchfield U11 Cougars played in the Harvest
Cup Tournament in York, ME, over Columbus Day Weekend.
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last shot to win the game in regulation. As the ball passed between center Matt McCarthy’s legs the game seemed to go in slow motion for the fans in attendance. Derry was blitzing two players from the weak side and it looked as if Danny would be sacked and we would be heading to overtime. Danny Brown, however, had a different idea.
Showing the toughness and poise that you rarely see in an eight grade QB, Danny stood in the pocket and a split second before he was hit he lofted a perfect pass 40 yards downfield hitting running back Noah Tolland in stride for the game winning TD. The defending Sate Champion Bears improved to 5-1 on the season. All 38 boys contributed to this win. The boys
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