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Tales from the GridIron

2023 Football Season Edition

Volume 7,  Issue 6

Lancers in the News

News From Last Week:

Londonderry Times

"Lancers Football Squad Outlast Jaguars in Windham"

Chris Paul, October 5, 2023

"The Londonderry High School Football team was able to get past the Windham High School Jaguars by a one touchdown difference last week for the Lancers fourth win of the season... Londonderry dominated in most of the offensive statistics in the game with LHS getting 345-yards in total offense with WHS getting 176."

<read article here> 

New This Week:


Nashua Telegraph

"Powerless: North struggles to get an attack in 31-7 loss"

Tom King, October 7, 2023

"There was Londonderry, using four quarterback - the "Four Horsemen" if you will - but also pounding the ball straight ahead for 397 total yards."

<read article here (subscription required)> 

NH Union Leader

"Londonderry Awakens to Beat Nashua North"

Jack Belanger, October 7, 2023

"Sometimes it takes time for football teams to find a rhythm on offense. On Friday night, it took the Londonderry Lancers 30 minutes to get the ball moving, but once they did, they couldn't be stopped.

What was Lauzon thinking as the Lancers trailed in the third quarter? 'My thought was, 'I hope they wake up'' said Lauzon. 'Now it's go time, and we responded great with a terrific drive."

<Read the article here>

"Ninth State Sports Show: Football (Oct. 10)"

Joe Marchilena's team of the week: Londonderry!

"North was up 7-3 and then Londonderry just kinda woke up. They scored, they got in the end zone in their last 4 possessions of the game. Really just turned the game around in dominating fashion. They really didn't give up much to north the rest of the way."

Listen to the podcast (Londonderry comes up starting at 9:30) here

Lancer  Happenings

Upcoming Events

Future Lancer's Night 🏈

Oct 13 HOME vs Exeter HS

** Pre-Game with Coach Tom Sawyer ** 

Alvirne Game  🤠

Oct 20 AWAY @ Alvirne in Hudson

 Senior Night  🎃

Oct 27 HOME vs Salem HS

 End of Year Banquet  🍽️

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester

For all game times see:

Londonderry Athletics Calendar of Events

Gridiron Zone


We are still looking to fill positions for this week's home game! There is an opening for grilling, concessions stand, and selling Lancer swag.

<Please sign up here>

Willing to work for free in a high paced setting?

No application needed!! 

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

Enjoy some great food while supporting Lancer Football.

Lancer Football Swag

The Lancer Football store has closed - but there are still lots of great products available during our home varsity games near the concessions!

Stop by during the game to see what we have.

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. Feel free to come to our next board meeting on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:00 PM.

Note: These are elected positions, so there's no guarantee, but we hope to pass on some knowledge and experience to potential candidates before these terms expire! 

Varsity Wrap-Up

away at

Nashua North


Final Score

31 - 7

Lancers charge the field

Game captains: Ty Miles, Michael Thistle, Jaydon Navarro, Conor Williams


Owen Rondeau making a tackle with help from Damon Dawson

Coach's Summary

Friday’s game was not necessarily how we want to win games, but a win vs a team that will be in the playoffs is still a quality win. We showed our true ability when we fell behind in the third quarter and responded with 28 straight points to put the game well out of reach. The challenge is getting the team to perform like that all the time. That challenge falls on me and I have to do a better job getting the players to execute on a consistent basis. 

Conor Williams, the First Horseman, in the opening drive 

Cam Brutus on a 23-yard run

Seth Doyon stiff arm and an 18-yard run

Blake Thompson makes a field goal for the first points on the board

I am not sure we’ve had a more dominant performance defensively this year and I can only think of a handful of other games in the past 10 years that I felt our defense was as dominant as they were on Friday. We only allowed 3 rushing yards and 74 passing yards. There is still a lot to improve on defensively when you dive into the film, but we played well enough on Friday to overcome any miscues that we had. 

Jaydon Navarro making a tackle for a loss

Ty Parsons leading the Lancers with 8 solo tackles

Ty Miles taking down North's rushing QB

Matt Carroll getting North's runner out of bounds

Our special team groups are still yet to have a breakout game, but it was good to see our FG team execute when needed. Although special teams never hurt us on Friday, we’re used to them changing games in a positive way which we’re still waiting to see happen. 

Sam Ogden breaking through for a first down

Mason Paquette TD on a pass from Alex Villa

Damon Dawson 3-yard TD run

Conor Williams 13-yard TD run

As we make it down the final stretch of the season we will play three teams with winning records, all of which will be in the playoffs. Every game is a meaningful one which makes for a fun challenge for the team and will hopefully bring out the best in the kids.

Jake Schena had 12 carries

Andreas Taliadouros and the O-line making a huge hole for a run

The offensive wall

D-line, Brendan Gear, Parker Jackitis, and Cooper Freitas


JV Wrap-Up

 home vs

Nashua North


JV Win!

Coach's Summary

The defensive looked as dominant on Saturday morning as it did on Friday night. It felt like we had a similar performance as the varsity did, even though the JV got off to a quicker start. There were a lot of mental mistakes, but the effort on Saturday morning was great, we were the more physical team, and when we executed our plays, it looked great. Again, the challenge is getting them to consistently play well, but inconsistency is expected at the JV level. 

Our JV team has several players that play like varsity players but because of the competition at their position, they are not able to get on the field much on Fridays, we have other players that are exactly where we expected them to be at this point in the year, they play well on the JV level and are developing well, and then we have several others that are still unsure of their plays or where to line up. It’s always challenging to find the correct mixture of lineups to make this all work and on Saturday we were able to do that for the most part. 

Josh Conty stepped up to kick for the team on Saturday and exceeded our expectations. The offensive line showed a lot of improvement from last week and we hope the players will watch the JV film to learn and continue to improve.

Freshmen Wrap-Up

 home vs

Nashua North


Freshmen Win!

Coach's Summary

The Londonderry Lancer Freshman football team are onto 6-0 after defeating the Nashua North Titans 40-0.  Special Teams came out strong in this win as the Lancers got their first onside kick of the season.  Defense had two interceptions with strong pressure from the defensive line.  The Lancers take on a tough Exeter team next week.

Lancer Football Photos

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