Bedford TV Sports Report: October 19, 2015

On most Mondays at 6 pm the Bedford TV News runs on Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 38. The broadcast features news from The Bedford Citizen, event announcements, guest interviews, weather forecasts, and musical performances. The broadcast also has a weekly sports report about Bedford high school and youth sports and commentary on the broader sports world. The Citizen has asked to publish the script of the Sports Report, so enjoy reading it… but better yet, tune in on Mondays to watch the show live.

By Dan Brosgol

Bedford TV LogoIt was a huge week in high school sports as all of the fall teams hit their home stretch of games.

Boys soccer grabbed a pair of wins against Waltham and Boston Latin and in doing so not only improved to 6-4-4 on the year but also clinched at least a share of the DCL title. Chris Cowles’ winner against Latin gave the Bucs a 2:1 victory and put them in the D3 tournament for the fifth straight year. The boys have two games this week as they prepare for the postseason.

Despite their Chipotle fundraiser last week, though, girls soccer had a rough week, dropping three straight to Burlington, Waltham, and Boston Latin to fall to 3-12-2 on the year. The Lady Bucs finish up play Monday against Tewksbury.

Field Hockey fell to Wayland 2:0 and slipped to 3-7 on the year, but Volleyball split their pair of matches last week, defeating Waltham 3:0 but falling to conference powerhouse Concord-Carlisle 3:0. Volleyball has one final match on Friday against Tewksbury before the playoffs begin, and perhaps we can give ourselves partial credit for their success after their early-season appearance on the Bedford Day sports broadcast? Maybe? If you get a chance make sure to read the recent Minuteman article that profiles the team and some of their standout athletes.

Lastly, the football team took the field last Friday on a chilly night in Bedford to face Wayland, and in a game full of defense and physical play, the Bucs lost 17-8 to the visitors. Facing a fourth down late in the 4th quarter, quarterback Thomas Greaney’s pass to Matt Timperio was just off of his fingertips, and Wayland sealed the game with one final defensive stand and a long touchdown run in the final two minutes. Despite the loss, though, with their 4-3 record the Bucs still qualified for the Division 4 North playoffs, and they travel to undefeated PentucketRegional High School this Saturday at 1 pm with hopes of advancing to the second round.

In travel soccer I ended up seeing four different travel games on Saturday, two of which had nothing to do with a kid named Brosgol. Saturday morning I was at Lincoln Field Playground in Lexington with two of my girls as the U12 girls Wanderers played Lexington right next to the playground, and I was thrilled to see them score a late equalizer to force a 2:2 draw and move to 5-0-2 on the season.

Right after that I got to watch the U10 boys Bedford Derby, as two Bedford teams faced off at Springs Brook Park with town bragging rights on the line. The Lightning Rods won a hotly-contested 3:1 game to move into second place in the division with a 3-2-2 record.

Later on, I witnessed a dramatic late winner for the U14 girls Storm on Victory Field in Watertown as they won 2:1 and improved to 5-1-1, and just after that the boys U14 Xplosion cruised past Watertown 4:1 to go to 6-0-0, with Ryan Knight scoring two goals and Conor Loughlin scoring on a beautiful strike from about 20 yards outlate in the first half.

And that was more than enough soccer for one day, and to celebrate I got to go a Halloween party and yuk it up with Bedford TV’s Paula Gilarde, Gretchen Kind, and Julie Antriaisian, as you can see right there, in full Elsa costume. My wife, of course went as Anna, because, you know… true love.

Beyond Bedford, the Revolution beat NYCFC Sunday night 3:1 at Yankee Stadium to clinch a playoff spot and will travel to the nation’s capital to play a one-game playoff against DC United on Wednesday night.

Finally, the Patriots survived a rash of offensive line injuries and ten dropped passes in a 30-23 victory over the New York Jets yesterday to improve to 6-0 on the season. Despite the sloppy play, Tom Brady played at his best with the game on the line, throwing touchdowns to Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski late in the game to seal the win. Brady added to his gaudy 2015 stats with another 350+ yards and 2 more touchdowns, and is now on pace for over 5400 yards passing, 43 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions this season.

And he’s older than me. God bless that avocado ice cream that he credits for his longevity.

Next up for the Patriots is a showdown on Thursday night at home against the Dolphins, who scored 45 points in the first 17 minutes of Sunday’s game against Houston. With their new coach, they’ve banged out two dominating wins, so it won’t be easy, but it’s a home game for New England, so it should end up well for the Pats.


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