Matthew Madden’s play led to the first points after halftime in the Astros’ semifinal game against the Keene Blackbirds. His 21-yard reception down the middle of the field sparked the Astros’ outstanding second-half play to lead them to the win, sending them to the championship game.
Isaiah Backels was a leader on the defensive side of the ball, contributing two interceptions, out of the five on the day, for Pinkerton. He added another interception on a two-point conversion attempt by Keene. The stellar defensive from the Astros, led by Isaiah, propelled them into the championship game against Concord.