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Tales from the GridIron

2023 Football Season Edition

Volume 7,  Issue 4

Lancers in the News

News From Last Week:

Londonderry Times

"Lancer Football Squad Get Big Win Over Little Green"

Chris Paul, September 21, 2023

"The Lancers were dominant on both sides of the ball, with the offense scoring on nearly every drive, while the team's defense kept the Little Green to just over 100-yards of total offense and giving up just five first downs."

<read article here> 

NH Union Leader

"Pinkerton-Londonderry is an unrivaled rivalry"

Roger Brown, September 21, 2023

HERE'S one thing that separates the Pinkerton-Londonderry football rivalry from most other NHIAA rivalry games, regardless of the sport: When the Astros and Lancers meet on the football field, both teams often have realistic hopes of winning the championship that year.

<Read the article here>

New This Week:

Union Leader Power Poll

Staff Report, September 25, 2023

"Several division showdowns are set for this weekend... only one weekend contest, though, features two ranked teams: Londonderry visits Windham Friday at 7 p.m."

After Week 4, Londonderry is tied with Exeter in the #4 spot.

<Click here to read the article>


Max Preps (CBS Sports)

There were some great plays by Londonderry in the Mack Plaque game, and some are highlighted here:

Game Recap Video: Londonderry vs Pinkerton Academy 2023

After week 4, Londonderry is at the #3 spot in Max Preps' NH High School Football Rankings.


NH Sports Page

The NH Sports Page team was in Derry for the Mack Plaque Football Game. 

"As a total of the whole game, I think Londonderry kinda out played them and somehow Pinkerton won the game 24 to 20. ...I want to talk about the Lancers a little bit. Man are they fast, they just have a lot of fast players, and they use four different quarterbacks - they really do... but the thing that stands out the most for Londonderry, their linemen, I mean they have some huge dudes." Pete Tarrier

NHsportspage Sunday Morning Football Podcast (Sep 24)

NH Football Report

"NHIAA Review: Week 4"

"The amount of opportunities they gave us... we should have been up at least three scores. I knew it might come back to bite us if we didn't open the second half with a really good drive..." Londonderry coach Lauzon.

<Click here to read the article>

Lancer  Happenings

Upcoming Events

 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

Alvirne Game  🤠

Oct 20 AWAY @ Alvirne in Hudson

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.

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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! 

Varsity Wrap-Up

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Final Score

20 - 24

Lancers charge

The Swamp

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

Getting ready for Blake Thompson to kick off.

Coach's Summary

As always, it was a great atmosphere and experience being a part of this great rivalry. You will not find a more intense week 4 game in the state and it’s always fun to be a part of. I hope the boys enjoyed the experience and use their experiences going forward in case we are in a game of that magnitude again. There were a lot of ebbs and flows to the game which we haven’t experienced much of this season. We started off great, our special teams set us up for the first score of the game. Although our offense didn’t execute well in the first half, the ball carriers made plays, broke tackles, and pushed their way into the endzone. 

Nathan Rosario celebrating after recovering the short kick to start the game.

Conor Williams in the opening drive passing to...

Matt Carroll, for a 7-yard gain

Ty Miles making a hole for a long Carson Palma run

Cam Brutus leaving carnage in his wake to score the first touchdown

Jake Perron breaking through the Pinkerton line

Charlie Lantz making room for a Jake Schena run

Cam Brutus breaking out of the Lancer end zone for a huge run.

Jake Perron celebrating Ty Parson's interception

Jake Perron and Cam Brutus celebrating Seth Doyon's interception

Seth Doyon and Devin Boles making one of multiple tackles

In the second half the offense found some rhythm but not enough to come away on top. The defense held a good backfield in place for a while and did an excellent job in coverage all game long, but a few mistakes turned into huge plays and that’s all a good opponent needs to jump on top. Special teams had some ups and downs and still have not played a complete game on every unit. 

Jake Perron again through the line, applying pressure causing an incomplete pass

Blake Thompson making the point after

Jaydon Navarro and Devin Boles blocking for Jake Schena

Conor Williams stopping their big guy

Devin Boles on a screen pass from Cam Brutus

Ty Parsons on a blitz takes down Morrison in the Pinkerton backfield

Sam Ogden fought through Michaud and others for a first down

"some huge dudes" - Peter Tarrier, NH Sportspage

This week we take on another neighboring town and competitor in our conference. The loser of this game will put themselves in a tough situation going forward and will be fighting each week afterward to make sure their playoff hopes stay alive. Our conference is the toughest in the state and each game looks like it will matter going forward, so it’s important the players reset themselves each week whether we win or lose and focus on the next opponent. We are hitting the mid-way point in the season, which is when teams head in different directions, so it’s vital that we make fewer mistakes each game, and the players improve on their weaknesses before it’s too late.

JV Wrap-Up

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Coach's Summary

This game was a good opportunity to see what this group needs to work on. It was really our first test against a good opponent. The JV team is asked to execute the basics which we struggled to do on Saturday, but more importantly, it’s about developing this group together which we will continue to do. The boys played hard but need to be more physical in some spots. 

Playing teams in our conference and the style in which they play, the more physical and discipline teams tend to have more success. We struggled in those areas on Saturday,  but we showed in the first two wins that we can be that team, we just need to be that team each week. The mistakes will get worked on and the hopefully the boys fix the mistakes they see on the film. We have another good JV team to play next week which should be fun.

Freshmen Wrap-Up

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Lancers Win!

32 - 19

Coach's Summary

The Londonderry Lancer Freshmen football team defeated their rivals Pinkerton Academy Astros 32-19.   Running back Jordan Ball was a beast running through the Astros defense and scoring a pair of touchdowns.  The offensive play would not have been possible without the dominance of the offensive line in the trenches.  The Lancers overcame a turnover in the second half to seal the deal.  

On the defensive side of the ball the Lancers stuffed the Astros twice in the red zone.  Great defensive play was made by Devin VanAvery as he made a crucial sack on the Astros last drive.  The freshman Lancer football team takes on Windham High School next Thursday at home.

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