Lancers Beat Undefeated Cardinals For Fifth Division Win

By Chris Paul

The Londonderry High School Football squad remained undefeated in Division I by beating another undefeated foe on Friday night at Lancer Park.
Despite getting by with a slim lead by halftime and having nine penalties for 90-yards called against the Lancers in the game, the defending DI champions were able to come away with another convincing victory. This time, a 35-16 over the previously undefeated Bishop Guertin Cardinals.
Both teams got off to a slow start in the game, with a scoreless first quarter.
The Cardinals made a big interception in their end zone on a pass by senior QB, Drew Heenan, on a fourth down and one play with just under seven minutes left in the quarter.
The ensuing BG drive from the 20-yard line wound up harmless.
The Lancers next drive ended with an unsuccessful field goal.
The LHS squad was able to score the first points of the game in the second quarter, on an 18-yard pass by Heenan to Andrew Kullman who avoided being tackled and ran into the end zone from the Lancer 37-yard line for an 81-yard touchdown play. Senior kicker, Jack Drabik, made it 7-0 with the point after.
Less than a minute later, after a botched kick-off return, recovered by the Lancers. Anthony Amaro got the second Lancer TD, with an 18-yard running play for the 14-0 lead.
The Cards tightened the game 14-8 on their following drive with a touchdown and a two-point conversion.
In the third quarter, Heenan added two more touch down passes to give his team a commanding 28-8 lead.
The first came three-minutes into the second half, on a 76-yard play to Jake Schena.
The second was a seven-yard completion to Amaro. Drabik added two successful point-after attempts to make it 28-8 after three quarters.
In the fourth, BG scored their second touchdown of the night and added another two-conversion to get within 12-points with seven minutes left in the game.
The LHS defense kept the Cards away from their end zone the rest of the evening and senior Trevor Weinmann added a three-yard TD run to cap off another successful win.
Londonderry had 369 yards of total offense, 190 in the air and 177 on the ground.
BG was held to 283 yards, 200 of which were rushing.
Each team had one interception thrown and both fumbled the ball twice.
Heenan was the leading Lancer rusher with 55-yards. Schena had 47-yards and senior Andy Soucy rushed for 26-yards.
Kullman had three receptions for 97-yards, Schena had one for 76 and Amaro caught the ball three times for 19-yards.
Londonderry is scheduled to play its final home game of the season on Friday night at 7 p.m. against the Alvirne Broncos. The Broncos (0-5) cancelled last week’s game due to the tragic death of one of their students.

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