Nashua South Purple Panthers Football '14

Fairweather continues record-setting season in win


LONDONDERRY - Eric Fairweather came close, real close, to reaching two milestones in Londonderry's 22-13 victory over Nashua South. Fairweather, the Lancers QB, reached 1,031 yards on the ground for the season with his 140 rushing yards Friday. But he just missed reaching the 1,000-yard passing plateau. With his 134 yards passing against Nashua South, Fairweather now has 981 yards passing for the season. He has a chance to reach that statistical milestone in a huge game against Salem next Friday at Salem High. Fairweather was his usual dominant self Friday. He rushed for TDs of 63 and 5 yards and also connected with receiver Nick Donnelly for a 17-yard TD score. But the QB did throw three interceptions as Nashua South made a comeback after trailing 22-0 in the fourth quarter. Michael Ryan added six rushes for 69 and Jimmy Nee ran three times for 24 yards. David Wiedenfeld caught two passes for 48 yards. Salem, meanwhile, beat Nashua North 12-7 on Friday. Salem and Londonderry both enter next Friday's Halloween game with 7-1 records. The winner of that game goes to the playoffs and the other team's season will end.


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Football, 10/24/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Speedy South runs over Timberlane

PLAISTOW — Timberlane Regional punctuates every home score with fireworks. Nashua South brought plenty of its own explosives here Friday night, inching closer to a playoff berth while running the Owls off their own home turf, 49-28.
With the loss, the Owls fell to 1-4, despite an impressive start that saw them lead 7-6 after one quarter and midway through the second, 14-6.
"We did some nice things in spots," said Owls coach Kevin Fitzgerald. "We got a couple scores early and were able to get our defense off the field a couple times."
Jacob Post, the future face of the Timberlane program, continued his monster freshman campaign with a TD catch of seven yards and 88-yard streak down the left sideline for a kick-return TD in the fourth.
"He's a good player, who continues to find a way to make plays for us," said Fitzgerald."We've thrown a lot at him. He's just a good football player."
Unfortunately, Post was one of the few positives on a night where the Panthers dominated the speed department, opening the field up and inflicting damage repeatedly.
"We knew this was a tough matchup for us," said Fitzgerald. "With their speed, I knew they'd be tough in open space."
Panther senior QB Malik Langa tore through the Owls defense, both on the ground and through the air, amassing 320 yards of offense with four touchdown passes and a pair of TD runs.
"He's a great athlete," added Fitzgerald. "But we knew that coming in. He gave us some problems, especially in the second half."
Not to be outdone halfback Andrew DeCarteret carried 11 times for 144 yards and scores of 12 and 70 yards.
For Timberlane which saw the lead taken away just before halftime and then watched as South piled it on, Tyler Furey led the ground game, paying for all 70 yards he earned on 19 carries.
Timberlane next travels to winless Keene on Friday night.

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Football, 10/03/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Homsey, Salem start off with a bang

SALEM — The first couple of series looked liked the people who ranked the two teams, Salem High and Nashua South High, knew what they were doing.

Nashua South was ranked anywhere from third to fifth in the state in a few polls and Salem was not ranked in those same polls. Nashua South got four first downs before punting on its first series and Salem was three-and-out.

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Football, 09/05/14 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars