Pinkerton Astros Football '16

Manchester Green whips Astros in postponed game

MANCHESTER – Rains doused the field turf at Gill Stadium and lightning forced the postponement of last night's Pinkerton Academy football game vs. Manchester Central.

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Football, 07/26/17 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pinkerton finishes with a win

DERRY — It's been an unusual season for Pinkerton, but the Astros managed to finish their year with a 22-15 win over winless Manchester Memorial.

Nico Buccieri came up with a safety on a block punt as well as a touchdown run to put Pinkerton (4-5) up 9-0. After a Memorial score, Kayden Baillargeon returned a kickoff 88-yards to put the Astros up 15-7.  

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Football, 10/28/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Grassini throws 9 TD passes as Merrimack wallops Astros

DERRY — Vaunted Pinkerton has put some lopsided beatings on the oppostion over the years.
Last night may have been the Astros' most lopsided loss.
Justin Grassini (24 of 35, 506 yards, 9 TD passes, 1 interception) had one of the most prolific games in New England high school football history before sitting out the fourth quarter in a 69-29 drubbing.
He was 19 of 28 for 416 and 7 TD passes in the first half.
The loss knocked Pinkerton (3-4) out of the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
Aiden Goujon led the Astros with 206 yards and touchdown passes to Ty Hicks and a 77-yarder to Nico Buccieri. 

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Football, 10/14/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

No. 1 Bedford too much for Astros

DERRY — Unbeaten Bedford, the top-ranked team in the Granite State, rolled to a 33-14 win over Pinkerton.

For Pinkerton (2-3), Nico Buccieri caught a 76-yard touchdown pass from Aiden Goujon. Goujon also scored on a 3-yard run.

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Football, 09/30/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Buccieri, Pinkerton tough out Mack Plaque win for 19th straight win over Lancers

LONDONDERRY – With his game MVP trophy in one arm and the massive Mack Plaque trophy, which seemed about half the size of his 5-foot-5 frame in the other, Pinkerton star Nico Buccieri's spirits couldn't be dampened by the pouring rain or cold mud that covered his body.

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Football, 09/23/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Angry Salem routs Pinkerton

DERRY - In preparing his football team for Friday night's showdown at Pinkerton Academy, Rob Pike chose to ignore the past. "Zero" times did he mention Salem's eight-game losing skid against the Astros, dating back to the 2009 playoffs. "Never" did he bring up the Blue Devils' 1-17 overall mark on Pinkerton turf. The coach didn't have to. The present has his football team ticked off enough already. Salem played angry, for the third straight week, and made Pinkerton pay for some perceived early-season oversights, thrashing the Astros, 41-28, to move to 3-0 on the season. "All year we've been slept on, and we just beat them," said Salem senior James LeBlond, who was all over the field on both sides of the ball, picking off a pair of passes from his safety spot and bowling over the Astros with 16 carries for 97 punishing yards. "A lot of early predictions didn't go our way. We were ranked ninth overall (in the state). And I think we've proven ourselves, everybody. (This win) was a way to show what Salem is about this year." Salem chewed up 329 yards on the ground for the night on 61 rushes with junior Josh Sibanda leading the charge with 182 yards and a TD. Juicing up the Blue Devils faithful, Sibanda dropped more than a handful of jaws with his 82-yard kick return for a score as well. "It's been a long time, we've never beaten Pinkerton. And here we are," said LeBlond. "We out-executed them. We were tougher than them. We knew what we wanted to do, just run it down there throat. We did it. You know, everyone saw it." What might not have been suspected was the defense Salem laid on Pinkerton, holding the Astros to 100 yards on 22 rushes. Ben Emerson had a pair of QB sacks and Jonathan St. Hilaire delivered a third on Pinkerton sophomore Aiden Goujon. LeBlond had nine tackles plus his two picks, while Matt Carney pounced on a pair of fumbles. "For the most part, we did real well," said Pike. "He's the middle safety for most of those plays. He's unbelievable. He reads where the ball is and then he breaks on it. He's fast. Those were two huge picks." LeBlond ran for two TDs, as did junior Adam Maroun. For Pinkerton, at 1-2, veteran coach Brian O'Reilly will continue to re-shuffle the deck in search for the right mix of youth and veterans in this re-loading season. Astros senior Nico Buccieri, all 5-foot-5 of him, was a one-man gang out there with 11 tackles on defense, plus 4 carries for 91 yards and six catches for 49 yards on offense. He scored on a 65-yard run, while Ty Hicks caught a 76-yard TD bomb and Kayden Baillargeon delivered a 78-yard kick return for touchdown.

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Football, 09/16/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pinkerton falls to Goffstown on late TD

DERRY — Sophomore quarterback Aiden Goujon had a monster game, throwing for 353 yards and four touchdowns, but Pinkerton fell to Goffstown 37-33 on Friday night. 

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Football, 09/09/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars