The GoalPost

Tales from the GridIron

2023 Football Season Edition

Volume 7,  Issue 9

Lancers in the News

News From Last Week:

Londonderry Times

"Lancers Notch Fourth Shutout Of Season In Hudson"

Chris Paul, October 26, 2023

"The Lancers squad traveled to Hudson on Friday night, where they dominated the now 4-4 Broncos in a rather one-sided contest.

Londonderry put up 351-yards on offense, 114-yards in the air, and 237 on the ground. The defense had another stellar game, shutting down the AHS offense and giving up just 38-yards and allowing only one third down conversion."

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New This Week:


"Londonderry doubles up Salem"

Jonathan Marshall, October 27, 2023

Watch the Londonderry vs Salem highlights (first game covered):

New Hampshire high school football highlights: Week 9 2023 ( 

NH Union Leader

"In meaningful playoff tuneup, Londonderry beats Salem"

Chris Duffy, October 28, 2023

"What fans received on Friday night were three mini-games rolled into one: the Lancers raced out to a 14-0 lead, the Blue Devils answered to tie it, and Londonderry counterpunched to shut down Salem in the second half.

Londonderry amassed 368 yards of total offense to Salem's 206. Of the Lancers' 368 yards, 237 came on the ground, with seven players rushing for at least 27 yards."

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The Eagle-Tribune

"Salem delivers rally, but Londonderry pulls away in regular season finale"

David Willis, October 28, 2023

"Londonderry came out flying. QB (Conor Williams) broke a 54-yard touchdown run on the game’s opening drive...

Londonderry retook the lead with the TD with 0:12 left in the first half. The Lancers then forced a Salem punt to start the second half, and went on a clock-killing 15-play drive that lasted into the fourth quarter."

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Video highlights from the Lancers win over Salem, powered by hudl:

Recap: Londonderry vs Salem 2023


Lancer Spirit Online

"Class of 24′ ends time under the lights the way it started: winning"

Dillon Tufts, #51, Executive Sports Editor, October 30, 2023

“For one last time, the class of ‘24 will take the field under the lights at Lancer Park tonight... 

I loved watching the growth of the class,” Lauzon said. “I’ve witnessed them grow and mature incredibly over the last four years. Their dedication and commitment to the program has increased dramatically and watching that transformation and growth is one of my favorite things about them."

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Lancer  Happenings


NHIAA Div 1 Playoffs

The Lancer's head into the first round of playoffs!  

Londonderry will play the Windham Jaguars again - this time at home at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 4 in round one.

The winner Saturday will continue on to the Quarter-Final Round to play the winner of the Keene (12) at Exeter (5) matchup.

Upcoming Events

NHIAA Div 1 Playoffs - First Round 

Nov 4 - HOME vs Windham, 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


We are desperate to fill positions for Saturday's home playoff game! There are many unfilled spots for concessions and grilling.

Please sign up here

We hope to have our concession stand open for Playoff home games.

Enjoy some great food while supporting Lancer Football.

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. The current LLGC Board is listed in the end of the GoalPost. 

These are elected positions, but we hope to pass on some knowledge and experience to potential candidates before these terms expire! 

Feel free to attend our next board meeting:  

November 14 @ 6:00 PM in room 221 at LHS

Buffalo Wild Wings Players of the Week

Week 4 Players of the week:

Caiden Malek, Varsity

Cam Ayotte, JV

Caiden Malek

Cam Ayotte

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

Salem Blue Devils


Final Score

28 - 14

Lancers charge

the field

Game captains: Conor Williams, Ty Miles, Jaydon Navarro, and John Patles

Six-QB's: coaches and the Four Horsemen (®

Coach's Summary

It is always great to defeat a rival in a big game. Our offense was very efficient in the first half, we ran the ball well and finished two of the drives with touchdown passes. All four quarterbacks played well and ran the ball great. The offensive line is the key to offensive success, and they were exceptional at times on Friday. We need to be more consistent offensively throughout the playoffs and play at the high level we’ve shown at times. 

Jake Schena's huge 56-yard kick return

Conor Williams in the opening drive

Matt Carroll blocking for Jake's run

Fifth play of the game Conor breaks tackles to score on a 55-yard run

Blake Thompson kick-off after a successful point-after kick

The defense allowed a few big plays on late downs but held one of the best rushing teams in the state to just 56 yards rushing. Finishing drives on defense and preventing the big play will be our focus going forward. Special teams’ units have had some ups and downs this season and Friday was no different, but the FG team was efficient, the kickoff coverage in the second half was great, and the return team displayed how explosive they can be when they get the chance. 

Sam Ogden passes to Devin Boles for a first down

Cam Brutus 9-yard run

Devin Boles scores on a 21-yard pass from Sam

Sam getting out of bounds on a tie-breaking drive in the final minute of the half

Caiden Malek catches a couple from Sam including one in the end zone

The O-line about to make some key blocks for the offense

Ty Miles celebrates after stopping Salem's Todisco for no gain

We need to work hard and put it all together going forward as we head into the playoffs. The players should be extremely proud of themselves from top to bottom for an excellent regular season. Our coaches are very proud of the team for all their hard work so far this season. We challenged the team to be as dedicated and committed to this season as the teams were that came before them, and they’ve met that challenge thus far.

Jaydon Navarro 20-yard gain on a pass from Sam Ogden

Jake Schena TD pass from Sam

Owen Rondeau and Damon Dawson stopping Salem's returner

Devin Boles applying some QB pressure

Ty Miles applying some QB pressure

Alex Villa throwing Salem's Lumley backwards on a 3rd down

Jaydon Navarro about to complete the 3rd- down stop

Horns down!

Jack Minahan ends the game

Confetti celebration in the student section

2023 Lancer Football team - horns down!

JV Wrap-Up

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Final Score

14 - 6

Coach's Summary

The JV team came away with a close victory versus a tough Salem team. The offense was moving the ball with ease until they approached the redzone. We missed a few scoring opportunities, but our defense stepped up and held Salem all game outside of one trick play. The defensive line played exceptionally well and we played very physical which is always important to do when you’re playing a team like Salem. 

We view the JV team as an opportunity to develop players and work on certain aspects of the game, sometimes this means throwing the ball to players that may not normally have those chances or running plays that may not always have the highest percentage of success, but it gives the JV players the chance to work on them, show that they know the plays, and learn from what they did or didn’t do correctly. We try to put the players in position to show us they can handle the tougher parts of the game that they’ll need to do well at the varsity level. This doesn’t always result in winning, but this year it did for the most part. 

The JV team finished with a 6-1 record and should be proud and excited for their next year or two. I enjoyed watching the players grow and I hope it continues throughout the post-season and into the off-season.

Freshmen Wrap-Up

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Lancer's Win!

24 - 12

Congratulations on an undefeated season!

Coach's Summary

The Londonderry High School Freshman football team finished their season undefeated against Salem last Thursday.  The team battled against the Blue Devils as the score was 0-0 at the half.  However, once the second half started the Lancers woke up and won the game 24-12.  

The team would like to thank all of those that supported us throughout the season.  The team is looking to end the season this week at the Freshman Jamboree tournament.

Lancer Football Photos

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

Your 2023 Lancers

Varsity/JV Roster

Freshmen Roster

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

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