The North Shore Generals lost to the Boston Bandits on Saturday night 17 - 6 in Boston in what was largely a defensive battle. The loss dropped the Generals record to 1 - 1.
Boston opened the scoring with a second quarter 39 yard FG by Hermes Lima, which left the score 3 - 0 at halftime with the Bandits ahead ....
Boston added a 27 yard TD pass from Gio Sanders to Maurice Ashley in the 3rd quarter. In the 4th quarter Boston pulled ahead 17 - 0 on a short-field Bandits drive that resulted in a Dre Williams 4 yard TD run.
The Generals fought back and QB Cory Burnham ran one in from 5 yards out to make the score 17- 6. The 2 point conversion failed, and the final scores was 17 - 6.
The Generals take on perennial national powerhouse and last year’s New England champion, the Taunton Gladiators, this Sunday, August 4, at 5:00, at Manning Field in Lynn, MA. This is the Generals home opener. Tickets are $10.
The North Shore Generals traveled to Meriden CT on Saturday night and got a big win against 2-time NEFL champions the CT Panthers.
With game time temperatures reaching almost 100 degrees, the Generals capitalized on strong play in all 3 phases of the game to get a solid team win 35 - 14.
The Generals ran the ball well all night against CT, and RB Nate Adames scored 3 rushing TDs with some hard running and solid blocking upfront from the offensive line.
The offense had many contributors. QB Cory Burnham threw for 2 TDs, connecting with Tommy Connors and Dre Williams for scores. Omari Mobley chipped in with a 2-point conversion reception. Bobby Novello and Jari Plaud each had clutch receptions on scoring drives.
The Generals defense was tested all night by the talented CT offense, but stepped it up when they had to. The Generals has two big-play interceptions by Al Andrews and Shadraq St. Louis. Andrews’ interception was deep in General’s territory when the score was only 6 - 0. It was a key play in the game, and turned the momentum in the Generals favor.
The entire defense played well, including the defensive line, linebackers, and defensive backs. Linebacker John Parsons led the team in tackles.
The Generals play last year’s NEFL AAA champions Boston Bandits in Boston this coming Saturday night.