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Tales from the GridIron

2023 Football Season - Playoff Edition

Volume 7,  Issue 12

Lancers in the News

News From Last Week:

Londonderry Times

"Blue Hawks No Match for Lancers in Quarterfinal"

Chris Paul, November 18, 2023

"The Londonderry High School Football team took another step closer to a Division I title with a near effortless win over the Exeter Blue Hawks in their Quarter Finals game... The 27-6 win was the team’s final game at Lancer Park and the victory sets up a tough contest against the undefeated squad from Pinkerton Academy...

...LHS had all facets of their game working, the offense scored two touchdowns in the first half and special teams added another to lead 20-0 by the end of the second quarter... The game was dominated by running plays, due to the strong winds blown across the field, where Londonderry dominated, getting 294-yards on the ground, and having the defense hold Exeter to 168-yards."

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New This Week:

NH Union Leader

"Ty Miles, Londonderry blast Pinkerton in Div. I semifinal"

Dan Doyon, November 18, 2023

"The consensus on the Londonderry High School football team was that a win against Pinkerton Academy during the regular season slipped away into a 24-20 loss. Since that Sept. 22 night, they had hoped to get another shot at their rivals.

Londonderry (10-1) advanced to its third straight championship game next Saturday when it faces defending state champion Bedford (10-0) in a rematch of last year’s title game..."

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Union Leader Power Poll

"Stage set for No. 1 (Bedford) vs. No. 2 (Londonderry) for Division I title"

Staff Report, September 20, 2023

"The Lancers (10-1) entered Saturday’s showdown with rival Pinkerton in the No. 3 spot while the Astros held down No. 2. The roles were reversed quickly, though, as Londonderry built a 14-0 halftime lead"

The Lancer's moved up to the No. 2 spot, while Pinkerton dropped to a tie with Portsmouth/OR in the 3rd spot.

The Power Poll is voted each week by 7 members of the NH sports media 

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The Eagle-Tribune

"Pinkerton falls hard to archrival Londonderry in state semis"

David Willis, November 19, 2023

"The No. 4-seeded Lancers delivered a nearly perfect performance, handing top-seeded Pinkerton its first and only loss of the season, 42-7.

'Our guys had a great day', said Lancers coach Jimmy Lauzon. 'the offense executed the game plan, and on defense we were really sound, but aggressive. Our guys on the edge created a lot of issues, our defensive line was great'"

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Video highlights from the Lancers semi-final win over Pinkerton, powered by hudl:

NH Sports Page

Pete Tarrier & Ian Melewski, 11/18/23

Buffalo Wild Wings Division I Semifinal:

Londonderry takes down Pinkerton to set up Finals rematch with Bedford

"The Londonderry Lancers jumped on top of their rivals from Pinkerton in the first 2 minutes and never looked back in a 42-7 semifinal win in Derry.  Here's the highlights of the game filmed and edited by Ian Melewski with play-by-play from Pete Tarrier and a postgame interview/celebration with the entire Londonderry team."

Lancer  Happenings


The Revenge Tour

The Lancer's head to the Championship!  

Londonderry got their payback for the Mack Plaque loss by destroying Pinkerton 42-7 in the Semi-Final Round. They still have unfinished business as they look for revenge on behalf of their 2022 brothers in a championship rematch against the Bedford Bulldogs at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 25 in the Division 1 State Championship game.

NHIAA Div 1 Playoffs

Upcoming Events

NHIAA Div 1 Playoffs - Final Round 

Nov 25 AWAY @ Exeter High School, 1:00 PM

End of Year Banquet  🍽️

Dec 3, @ DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester

For all game times see:

Londonderry Athletics Calendar of Events

Gridiron Zone

GridIron Openings for 2024

There are a number of positions opening on the Londonderry Lancer Gridiron Club board at the start of next year.

If you are interested in a position next year please reach out. These are elected positions, and we will have more information coming soon regarding elections.

Varsity Wrap-Up

Away at



Final Score

42 - 7

game captains Ty Parsons, Jaydon Navarro, Ty Miles, Conor Williams

Blake Thompson kicks-off the game

Colin Couture dives on a Pinkerton fumble

Conor Williams 33-yard touchdown on the Lancer's second offensive play

"Lancers hammer Pinkerton" - Union Leader

Ty Miles and Cam Brutus take down Pinkerton's Caden Michaud

Sam Ogden gets a first down and a face mask

Coach's Summary

We are extremely proud of how the team prepared and played last week. They played well on all three phases of the game and it showed what the team is capable of when execution is at a high level. One more week to go. Our coaches couldn’t be more proud of them for all their hard work. Thank you to all the parents for all the effort and support throughout the season!

Sam Ogden fakes handoff to Adrian Cruz and completes an 18-yard pass to Devin Boles

Caiden Malek runs on a pitch play

Alex Villa reaches in for a touchdown

Alex Villa sacks Pinkerton QB, Hersom

Seth Doyon causes panic as Pinkerton drops the ball on a field goal attempt 

Jaydon Navarro 38-yard run

Devin Boles pressures Hersom

Seth Doyon scores on his first kick-off return, taking it 88-yards

Cam Brutus touchdown on 7-yard keeper

Alex Villa picks a Pinkerton pass

Direct snap to Jake Schena for a 7-yard touchdown

Adrian Cruz scores on two-point conversion

Carson Palma rushes for a first down

Adrian Cruz nearly scores on a huge 43-yard run, finishing the job on the next play

Connor Koza kicks off after the score

Pete Tarrier, NH SportsPage interviews the winners for the highlight reel

Andreas Taliadorous and team rush the NH SportsPage camera

Lancer Football Photos

You can find all of the Lancer Football photos on SmugMug! Select a team to view the photos:

2023 LLGC Board

Dawn Williams


Jeff Boles

Vice President

Julie McGrath


Allison Buttle


Kristina Kidder

Events Director

Misty Patles

Concessions Director

Michael Jasper

Fundraising Director

Jenny Boisvert

Fundraising Director

Charlie Ogden

PR/Social Media Director

Ken Perron

Member at Large

Michael Carroll

Member at Large

Dina Miles

Team Parent

Thank you! Sponsors

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