By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Football squad tallied another convincing win on the home turf Friday night, beating the Manchester Central High School team 47-0, for the third consecutive victory.
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.
Londonderry was able to amass over 400 yards of offense, with 111 passing yards coming from five quarterbacks, and 292-yards produced on the ground.
Freshman quarterback, Sully Daron, had 58-yards of rushing, sophomore Adrian Cruz ran for 56-yards, sophomore Cam Ayotte had 28-yards, and senior Seth Doyon rushed for 26-yards.
Londonderry’s first touchdown of the game came seven minutes into the first quarter, after a 51-yard drive and eight plays.
Senior quarterback, Cam Brutus, and junior running back, Carson Palma, combined in two plays to finish up the drive for a 19-yard gain and a one-yard touchdown.
Junior Blake Thompson added the extra point to lead 7-0.
During Central’s next drive, junior Alex Villa sacked the Little Green QB to force a fumble andjunior defensive end, Paul Binder, recovered the ball at the 34-yard line to the endzone for the second LHS touchdown of the game. Thompson added the point after for the 14-0 lead.
Londonderry tallied three more touchdowns in the second quarter. First, junior quarterback, Sam Ogden, ran the ball in for an eight-yard gain at the 12-minute mark. The fourth scoring drive came at 9:23 with senior QB, Conor Williams, handing the ball off to senior running back, Jake Schena, for a nine-yard TD.
The final touchdown of the half came after a 97-yard, four play drive , ending with Villa handing the ball off to senior Matt Visconti, who ran in for a three-yard score.
Thompson added two of three extra-points in the quarter for the 34-0 lead heading into halftime.
The Lancers had two more scoring drives in the second half and ate up much of the clock, giving Central only two more opportunities to score in the final two quarters.
Cruz had a 24-yard touchdown run and sophomore Gabe Dantas had a six-yard touchdown run as quarterback for the final six-points of the game.
The 3-0 Londonderry squad will now face the rival Pinkerton Academy team in Derry next Friday night, Sept. 22, during the annual Mack Plaque competition.
The Astros are also sitting at 3-0 with wins against Windham, Alvirne and Timberlane. The PA squad has scored 51-points in their last two games.