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Generals’ First Ever Win Over Bandits

Quarterback Kelvin Amparo throws for two touchdowns in the win.                                  

LYNN, MA – The North Shore Generals came back to defeat the Boston Bandits 17-14 holding off a late scoring bid to gain their first victory against the Bandits in team history. The Generals took their first possession down the field and scored on a Jesse Fowler slant from Kelvin Amparo for a quick 7-0 lead. They would up their advantage to 10-0 later in the quarter when Klenis Haxhiaj hit a 28yard field goal. Leighton Lormeus intercepted a pass in the second quarter but the Bandit drive came up empty. Without their field goal kicker, they went for it on 4th and 10 and the pass was intercepted at the 5 yard line. The Generals would end up with 3 INT’s on the night from DeVaughn Goss, Lubens Figaro and Alex Watler. The Bandits got on the board early in the 3rd quarter after a nifty 62 yard run by JT Harold and a 2 point pass from Shane Cheltenham to Daryl Hodge placing the score at 10-8. The Bandits forced the Generals to punt deep in their zone and Jonathan Jean-Louis returned the punt 45 yards for the touchdown. Another 2 point play was attempted but this dropped incomplete putting the Bandits ahead 14-10. The Generals gathered themselves and regained the lead 17-14 midway through the 4th when Amparo found Chris Lane for his second TD pass of the game. The Bandits drove to the Generals’ 25 yard line with :56 seconds left but their last pass was intercepted in the end zone.

Another team winning for the first time against their opponent was the Northeast Natives defeating the Lowell Nor’easter 6-0. The Lawrence-based franchise (operating first as the Mill City Maulers, then the Merrimack Valley Pride, and now the Natives) had not defeated the Nor’easter prior to this past Saturday.


Boston’s Jonathan Jean-Louis (34) celebrates with teammate Daryl Hodge after returning a Generals’ punt for a touchdown.


Bandits’ Daryl Hodge and Generals’Lubens Figaro during Saturday night’s game. Figaro was one of three Generals to record interceptions in the game.

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