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Unbeaten Nashoba Overpowers North Middlesex

October 13, 2018

BOLTON -- The Nashoba Regional football team kept its quest for a perfect season alive.

Sparked by four touchdown passes from senior captain Sam Bolinsky, the host Chieftains cruised to a 29-6 Mid-Wach B league victory over the Patriots from North Middlesex on Friday night to improve to a perfect 6-0 on the season.

“I just told our guys that we have tough games the rest of the year, so this was a big one,” Nashoba head coach Jamie Tucker said. “Whether it is Wachusett next week, Shrewsbury, or the playoffs, we have no easy ones left. There is no room for time off, because we have a lot of big ones coming up.”

The Chieftains wasted little time taking control in this one as Bolinsky threw the first of his four TD tosses on the hosts’ opening drive when he connected with Alex Childs on a screen pass that went 42 yards for the touchdown. Childs booted through the extra point to make the score 7-0.

Bolinsky tossed his second touchdown pass when he hooked up with fellow senior Joel Culkins for a 1-yard scoring strike midway through the second quarter. The touchdown for Culkins was the first of his career. Childs again was true on the extra point to make the score 14-0.

Nashoba added one more score before the half when John Foney hauled in a 5-yard missile from Bolinsky on a quick slant. Childs booted through the extra point to make the score 21-0 at the half.

“We had great blocking tonight,” Bolinsky said. “The whole offensive line as a whole really came together, and that was the key component to tonight’s win.”

The Patriots inched a little closer on their first possession of the second half when Timothy Burson sprinted in from 4 yards out. Quarterback Josh LeBlanc had the key play on the drive when he sprinted around the right end for a 48-yard scamper.

Nashoba’s final touchdown came right before the end of the third quarter when Bolinsky found his fourth different target for a score, connecting with Troy Barksdale on a 44-yard pass. Will Danby ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 29-6.

On the night, Bolinsky finished 11 of 17 for 136 yards to go along with the four passing TDs.

“We definitely wanted to spread the love,” Bolinsky said. “We have a versatile offense with a bunch of receivers who can contribute to the offense. There is not one kid that you can key on. I think that makes it hard to cover us.”

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