By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Football team continued their unbeaten streak on Saturday afternoon with another dominating performance against a fellow DI South opponent when they shutout the Alvirne High School Broncos 51-0 at Lancer Park.
The Lancers were coming off a exciting victory over their Pinkerton rivals one week earlier, and the Bronco were still looking for their first win of the season.
The LHS staring quarterback captain Aiden Washington was still sidelined with a leg injury suffered early in the Mack Plaque game, but Drew Heenan stepped up again and led the team to a more than dominating performance.
Heenan had eight pass completions for 65-yards and had nearly 50-yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown.
The Londonderry squad finished the day with 356-yards of total offense while the Bronco could only muster 49-yards due to the overwhelming LHS defense.
The Lancer defense never really let the Broncos into the game, giving up just four first downs, forcing five punts, intercepting AHS three times and causing one fumble.
As in the past, the Lancer offense came from a number of sources, Jake Schena led the way in rushing with 59-yards on thee attempts.
Anthony Salcito managed 51-yards, Nathan Rosario notched 38-yards and Jake Perron finished with 36-yards on the ground.
In the air, Kyle McPhail had two catches for 35-yards, Colby Ramshaw had a 19-yard reception for a touchdown and Trevor Weinmann also made an 11-yard catch for a TD.
Londonderry scored early at often in the one-sided contest. Schena started the scoring, running for 45-yards to pay dirt at 8:31 in the first. Dylan Wrisley was good for the point after kick for the 7-0 lead to start.
Two minutes later, Riley Boles added a defensive touchdown when he intercepted the pass by Broncos QB, Jacob Bradshaw, and ran it back to the end zone. Wrisley added the point after for a quick 14-0 Lancer lead.
The Lancers special team squad added two more points with a blocked punt attempt for a safety in the Broncos ens zone at 5:05 in the first for a 16-0 lead.
Londonderry got their second offensive points when Heenan ran the ball in with a quarterback-keeper for 24-yards. Wrisley added the extra-point for the 23-0 LHS lead.
Londonderry added more special team’s points when a punt attempt in the end zone was blocked and Andrew Soucy recovered it for six more LHS points. Wrisley came on for another extra point and Londonderry lead 30-0.
Londonderry forced another turnover with a Connor Howe interception putting Londonderry at the 40-yard line. On fourth down, the Lancer put the ball on the 30-yard line. Heenan completed a pass to Colby Ramshaw for 19-yards at 2:46. Another extra point attempt by Wrisley’s point after was good for the 37-0 lead.
Seven more points were added before the half ended after a Broncos fourth-down punt was short, putting the Lancers offense at the LHS 48-yard line. Heenan finished the last drive of the half with a pass to Kyle McPhail for 33-yards and six-points.
Wrisley was perfect in the half with another extra point and a 44-0 lead before the break.
The final points in the game came from a Devin Ortiz run for 12-yards to pay dirt at 7:01 in the fourth quarter. Michael Sampson added the extra point to cap off the 51-point shutout.
The Lancers will have another Saturday afternoon game next week when the travel south to Windham High School to face the 1-4 Jaguars. The Londonderry squad hopes to continue its unbeaten streak and their dominance over their Division I South opponents.