South shuts out Memorial

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Memorial’s Tyrique Noel (#27) is taken down

NASHUA, N.H. – Another frustrating night in what has become another frustrating season for the Memorial Crusaders, as they fell 31-0 at the hands of Nashua South on Friday.

Memorial’s best chance at getting on the scoreboard came shortly after South’s first touchdown, a 26-yard run from Jason Compoh. There, Memorial appeared to be set to tie up the contest before penalties forced them to settle for a field goal attempt instead, a 23-yard attempt well short.

South dominated the rest of the contest, exemplified with a safety quickly after a red zone interception as well as a second safety off a bad Memorial snap early in the second half.

Jaylan Pacheco also added a pair of touchdown runs in addition to a score through the air between Christopher Keef and Brendon Frost.

“You see the positives, 7-0, we go all the way down, stupid false start penalty, we get pushed back and have to settle for a field goal,” said Memorial head coach Rob Sturgis. “It’s the little things right now. When we need a play, we struggle.”

On the other sideline, the outcome served as a possible glimpse of the what could have been South’s season if everything had come together.

“We’ve been battling injuries and things like that,” said South head coach Scott Knight.  “We’ve been in a lot of games and record doesn’t reflect the football we played, but I’m glad we bounced back (tonight.)”

Both teams conclude their seasons next week, South (3-5) heads to the Queen City for a Friday night showdown against Manchester Central at Gill Stadium while Memorial (0-8) hosts Bishop Guertin as they hope to obtain their first win in nearly four years.