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Salem Blue Devils Football '08

Red zone mistakes cost Salem

MANCHESTER, N.H. — As Salem coach Jack Gati left Gill Stadium Friday night he shook his not in anger, butmerely disappointment.

“Like quite a few games this year, we played a good football very hard for four quarters but came up short, those miscues on the goaline really hurt us.”

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Football, 11/08/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Tiny Jacques has big day

SALEM — Max Jacques doesn’t look much like a football player. That is, until he has the ball in his hands.

The diminutive halfback blew over, under and through Manchester West as Salem broke out to a big early lead and rolled to a 34-14 victory last night at Grant Field.

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Football, 11/01/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Salem bedeviled by Concord

CONCORD — Name a phase of the game and Concord dominated Salem at it.

Especially in a decisive first half, the host Crimson Tide relentlessly pummelled the Blue Devils on both sides of the ball on route to a 31-6 victory.

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Football, 10/24/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Salem snaps two-game slide

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SALEM, N.H. — Maybe Nashua North was too tricky for its own good.

Rallying from a two-touchdown deficit in the final eight minutes, the Titans drew to within one point with 22 seconds to play. They then lined up for an extra-point kick to tie the game and force overtime.

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Football, 10/18/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hatton, defense humble Salem

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SALEM, N.H. — There’s more to Timberlane than Derek Furey. A lot more.

As usual, the bruising junior running back broke the century mark on the ground, gaining 117 yards against Salem yesterday while getting 2/3s of the Owls’ carries. But he was just a piece of the puzzle as his teammates stepped up with everything from a disruptive defensive effort to a stellar passing afternoon from Erik Hatton. Put it all together and it added up to a humbling 28-14 non-league setback for the suddenly reeling Blue Devils.

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Football, 10/11/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hatton, defense humble Salem

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SALEM, N.H. — There’s more to Timberlane than Derek Furey. A lot more.

As usual, the bruising junior running back broke the century mark on the ground, gaining 117 yards against Salem yesterday while getting 2/3s of the Owls’ carries. But he was just a piece of the puzzle as his teammates stepped up with everything from a disruptive defensive effort to a stellar passing afternoon from Erik Hatton. Put it all together and it added up to a humbling 28-14 non-league setback for the suddenly reeling Blue Devils.

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Football, 10/11/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

'Old School' Astros hold of scrappy Salem

DERRY, N.H. — With 8:30 left yesterday, Salem High coach Jack Gati looked up at the scoreboard and smiled.His young, upstart Blue Devils had the football, down only 21-14, with a worn-out Pinkerton defense on a mucked-up field. It was the perfect upset scenario.

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Football, 09/27/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Salem runs to a record against Memorial

SALEM, N.H. — Salem head coach Jack Gati challenged his running backs after a disappointing performance last week against Londonderry, and his players responded. The Blue Devils rushed for 431 yards and trounced Manchester Memorial, 65-20 at Grant Field.

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Football, 09/20/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry pounds away vs. Salem

LONDONDERRY — Thanks, first-year coach Jon Rich.

That was the message from the Londonderry linemen and their stable full of power running backs last night after the Lancers defeated Salem 28-14 in a Division 1 opener at Lancer Park.

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Football, 09/12/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Stanton, Baldwin rescue Salem

KEENE, N.H. — From the opening snap, Jack Gati and his staff implored his pass rushers to put up their hands and get them in the quarterback’s face.The pleas and the attack proved fruitless, that is until Keene High’s final play — the deciding two-point conversion pass attempt with 42 seconds to play.

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Football, 09/06/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars