Lancer Football Dominates Another Division I Opponent

By Chris Paul

The Londonderry High School Football team continued its quest for another undefeated season on Friday night, Sept. 10, at their first home game of the season at Lancer Park against the Purple Panthers on Nashua South High School.
In that game, the Lancers dominated on both sides of the ball and got their second win of the young season with a 43-0 blanking of the Nashua squad.
The Purple Panthers were only able to muster 92-yards of offense that night, while the LHS squad tallied 358-yards.
The first drive after the kickoff set the tone for the rest of the game, as Nashua was only able to gain two yards and were forced to punt. That punt gave the Lancers an offensive start at the NSHS 44-yard line.
In that drive, a 17-yard completion on second down was called back after a holding penalty and LHS comes up short on third with an run but were able to come away with three points on a field goal by Dylan Wrisley.
South goes three-and-out in the following drive and another poor punt gives the Lancers good field position.
Quarterback Aiden Washington starts the drive with an exceptional run on first down. That run was quickly negated by a sack on the next play followed by an incompletion on third down that gives LHS 15-yard on a roughing passer call that gives them first down at the 13-yard line.
Then, on second down Washington ran in from the 12-yard line. For the first home touchdown of the season.
Wrisley’s point after was good, to finish the first quarter 10-0.
Next set of Panther plays end in a fumble, recovered by Riley Boles for the Lancers on South’s 4-yard line.
Halfway through the second quarter the Lancers added their second touchdown of the season after an interception by Daron Grady.
Washington hits Andrew Kullman for a completions and a 57-yard touchdown, but Wrisley’s point after misses its target for the 16-0 lead.
After the TD, the Lancer defense forces another three-and-out and after another personal foul by the Purple Panthers putting the ball on the 46-yard line, Jayden Navarro makes an outstanding juggling catch for 23 yards, setting up a hand-off to Matthew Perron for a five-yards touchdown run. Wrisley’s extra point is good to finish the first half at 23-0.
South had its best drive of evening heading into halftime, making it to the Lancer 46 with one minute left. A false start pushed the Panthers back to their own 49 and Ty Miles ends drive with a sack and two seconds on the clock.
Second half was much of the same for the Lancers, starting with the opening kickoff return. Nate Rosario had a big return for 40 yards, giving his Londonderry squad excellent field position.
The first drive of the second half ended with Trevor Weinmann running a third and nine in for six more points. Wrisley’s extra point is goodand the Lancers went ahead by 30 unanswered points.
With 1:34 left in the third, Washington completed another pass to Kullman for a 54-yards touchdown to go ahead by 36 and start the mercy rule. The clock would run until the game ended.
Rosario made the score 42-0 with a 39-yard run to pay dirt in the fourth with 4:58 left. Touchdown! Wrisley’s kick was good and he finished the game with seven points.
Kullman had 111 yards of reception yardage to lead the team. Rosario led the team in rushing with 39, Washington had 35 and Weinmann and Jake Schena each had 28-yards rushing.
Colby Ramshaw had five and a half tackles on defense and Nathan Pedrick had 4.5.
The Lancers will have another home game on Friday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. They will the Bishop Guertin Cardinals, another 2-0 Division I opponent.

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