By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Football team easily took care of Alvirne in their final home game of the regular season and fans also got to witness senior Andrew Kullman break a 37-year-old receiving record.
The Lancers managed to give themselves a 35-0 lead after just one quarter in the game, scoring five touchdowns in that period, and also watched Kullman surpass the receiving record set back in 1985 by Don MacDonald who had 1,228 total yards
The 49-14 win gave LHS six straight division wins and sets them up with just two games against teams with losing records to finish out the season.
This was the first game the Hudson team had played following the loss of two players due to a tragic accident recently.
It took just four plays for Londonderry to score its first touchdown. Senior Andrew Soucy ran up the middle from the Lancer 49-yard line to make it 7-0 with senior Jack Drabik getting the point after.
After a quick three-and-out by the Alvirne offense, LHS went right back to work starting at the AHS 41-yard line.
On second down, junior Jake Perron ran another ball up the middle, this time for a 41-yard TD to make it 14-0 at 8:51.
The following drive for the Broncos resulted in a failed punt attempt, giving LHS the ball starting on the AHS 25-yard line.
Londonderry quickly took advantage of the Broncos miscue when senior quarterback, Drew Heenan, completed his pass to Kullman for the three touchdown lead on a 21-yard pass into the end zone with just over six-minutes left in the opening quarter.
The Lancers scored two more times to end the quarter. One at 1:26 by senior Anthony Amaro, who ran for a five-yard touchdown and the other by senior Michael Palma on a one-yard run after Kullman caught his send pass of the game for 14-yards. Every point-after attempt made in the quarter by Drabik was successful.
With the 35-0 lead, the LHS starters exited the game and the lopsided lead lasted until halfway through the third quarter when AHS finally put eight points on the board.
The final two Lancer TD’s were scored by junior Matthew Carroll with a 9-yard run and sophomore Dean Kidder run for a five-yard touchdown.
Two point-after kicks were made by sophomore Mike DiGiantommaso.
Londonderry had 310-yards of offense in the game, 246 on the ground and 64 in the air.
Heenan threw the ball seven times, with four completions.
Soucy got 69-yard rushing, to lead the Lancers on two carries and Perron gor 49-yards on two carries.
The Lancers will travel to the seacoast on Friday night, Oct. 21, to face the Winnacunnet Warriors.