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Tales from the GridIron

2023 Football Season Edition

Volume 7,  Issue 3

Lancers in the News

From Last Week:

Londonderry Times

"Lancers Travel to Bay State for Their Second Victory"

Chris Paul, September 14, 2023

"The Lancers shutout the Lions 41-0 in a contest that was delayed from the previous night due to a power failure.  Londonderry scored twice in each of the first three quarters, missing on just one point-after attempt..."

<read article here> 

New This Week:


"Friday Night Football: Bedford, Portsmouth-Oyster River, Londonderry among big winners in week 3"

Jonathan Marshal, September 15, 2023

"The Lancers were ready to light up the scoreboard"

<Watch the recap here (3:00 - 3:35)> 

NH Union Leader

"Londonderry beats Central, Lauzon takes time to appreciate good friend Ryan Ray"

Alex Hall, September 16, 2023

"Ryan embraced me right off the bat, being a fellow city coach and helped me along the way and was very respectful," Lauzon said after Londonderry's 47-0 NHIAA Division I triumph over Central Friday night at Lancer Park. 

In its second straight shutout victory, Londonderry (3-0) led the Little Green, 14-0, after the opening quarter, 34-0, at halftime and 40-0 entering the final frame."

<Read the article here>

Union Leader Power Poll

"Stage set for Londonderry-Pinkerton showdown"

Staff Report, September 18, 2023

"Both the Lancers, ranked No. 2 in the statewide poll, and the Astros, ranked No. 3, are unbeaten. Londonderry has outscored its three foes, 129-14 and has shut out its last two opponents. Pinkerton has scored 136 points to its opponent’s 40.

In the history of the poll, which began in 2008, the Nos. 2 and 3 rankings will mark the highest collective rankings that Pinkerton and Londonderry have carried into their regular-season matchup."

<Click here to read the article>


Max Preps (CBS Sports)

After week 3, Londonderry remains at the #1 spot in Max Preps' NH High School Football Rankings. Beford is at #2, and this week's opponent, Pinkerton is at #3.

Game Recap Video: Londonderry vs Manchester Central 2023

NH Football Report

"NHIAA Review: Week 3"

"Pinkerton, the No. 3 team in the Union Leader Power Poll, will face No. 2 Londonderry (3-0) Friday night in Derry.

“(Our kids) will be ready to play (and) Londonderry will be ready to play,” O’Reilly said. “The crowd will be there. We’ll have our 5,000-plus people and we’ll go at it.”

<Click here to read the article>

Lancer  Happenings

Upcoming Events

Mack Plaque Game  🍎

Sept 22 AWAY @ Pinkerton Academy

 Black Out Night  

Sept 29 AWAY @ Windham HS

Nashua North  🎗️

Oct 6 AWAY @ Stellos Stadium in Nashua

Youth Football Night 🏈

Oct 13 HOME vs Exeter HS

For all game times see:

Londonderry Athletics Calendar of Events

Gridiron Zone


Our concession stand will be open for all Varsity home games.

Enjoy some great food while supporting Lancer Football.

Willing to work for free in a high paced setting?

No application needed!! 

We are still looking to fill positions for our remaining home games.

<Please sign up here>

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 - we would love to help you get involved early. These are elected positions, but we hope to pass on some knowledge and experience to potential candidates before these terms expire! 

White-Out Night 2023

Friday night's varsity game against Manchester Central was a white-out in memory of Jake Naar, class of 2021.  Donations and t-shirt sales from the 8th annual White-Out Night game support the Jacob Naar Scholarship Fund.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings Players of the Week

Week 3 Players of the week:

Paul Binder, Varsity

Griffin Massahos, JV

Paul Binder

Griffin Massahos

The BWW Player of the Week is presented in the front lobby of Buffalo Wild Wings in Manchester as part of their Home Team Advantage sponsorship program.  Go check it out!

Varsity Wrap-Up

home vs

Manch. Central


Lancers Win!

47 - 0

Lancers charge

Conor Williams on the Lancer's opening drive

White-out in the Swamp

Mike Thistle and Ty Miles making way for a Jake Perron run

Coach's Summary

The varsity team came out and played with a lot of physicality and passion on Friday night. Defensively we were challenged with some different formations and schemes which took us a little while to adjust to. We missed a few assignments which we were able to cover up with our pursuit to the ball, but that is probably unlikely to happen again as we play some very tough opponents going forward that will take full advantage of those mistakes. 

Cam Brutus handing off to Carson Palma for a touchdown!

Ty Parsons applying pressure

Devin Boles and Ty Miles blocking as Paul Binder scoops...

...and scores

The takeaway in the 1st quarter on Alex Villa’s sack was the swinging point for the game. Paul Binder was able to scoop and score which put us up 14 points. It seemed after that point, we got back to playing better football, but the slow start is not something we want to make a habit of. We defended the pass game well for the second straight week. Offensively we scored on some big plays, but I would like to see us move the ball consistently up and down the field. It was great to see some new names score touchdowns this week, Paul Binder, Gabe Dantas, and Matthew Visconti were a few guys to score.

Seth Doyon making yards after a pitch from Conor Williams

Jaydon Navarro on a huge catch and run

Damon Dawson making the tackle

Ty Parsons and Jake Perron

Colby Walden making a tackle

Jake Schena on his way to a touchdown

Matt Visconti celebrating his first varsity touchdown

Cooper Freitas blocking for Adrian Cruz

Gabe Dantas celebrating his first varsity touchdown

Dean Kidder blocking for Sully Daron

3 - 0 Lancers

JV Wrap-Up

away at

Manch. Central


Lancers Win!

32 - 6

Similar to the first week, our JV team was excited to play and seemed to bring more energy and enthusiasm to the game than our opponent. The players were more physical and played much faster than Central which was the biggest difference. There were a lot of missed assignments on our end which is something that we hope to improve on throughout the season, but overall, the effort was excellent. We were able to play a lot of JV players on Friday night which allowed for other players to see more significant time on Saturday. 

Griffin Massahos made his debut at JV quarterback, in which he threw a touchdown and ran two touchdowns. Griffin was asked to learn the position a few weeks ago in case of an emergency at that position, but as a staff, we felt he deserved an opportunity to play since so many quarterbacks played on Friday night. Griffin did a great job learning a new position over the past few weeks and we appreciate his efforts. Braedan Ayers, Avery Yazbek, Josh Cote, Nate Marshall, and Cam Ayotte are a few others that have demonstrated drastic improvement over the last few weeks, and we appreciate their efforts as well. We will be up for a challenge next Saturday in a tough JV game vs Pinkerton.

Freshmen Wrap-Up

away at

Manch. Central


Lancers Win!

38 - 6

Coach's Summary

The Londonderry Lancer freshman team defeated the Manchester Central Little Green 38-6.  The offense did not hold back as the offensive line pounded the defense play after play and the running backs ran tough.  The secondary and linebackers played with fire and intensity as it shut down the Little Green’s passing game.  The Little Green run game stood no chance as the Lancer defensive line dominated the trenches.  The lancers are now 3-0 and hope to continue the streak against Pinkerton this week.

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