By Chris Paul
After the Londonderry High School Football team spotted the Winnacunnet Warriors six points to start the game on the seacoast Friday night, Oct. 22, the Lancers scored 42 unanswered points for their seventh win of the season.
Also during the lopsided victory, senior quarterback, Drew Heenan, broke a 36-year record for all-time touchdown passes thrown. Heenan had two touchdown passes made in the game and broke Mike Currier’s 25-pass record, established in 1986. Heenan now holds the record with 27 TD passes.
Senior Andrew Kullman also added to his record setting season by breaking the single regular season receiving yards completed. Kullman got to 651-yards this season and broke Cam MacDonald’s record of 643-yards set in 2016. Kullman broke the all-time receiving yards record of 1,228 last week.
During the win over the Warriors, on the road, Winnacunnet got on the board first, for the only points scored in the opening quarter. The Warriors went up 6-0 with a one-yard TD and a missed field goal to start the game.
Those would be the only points the LHS defense would let up and the Lancers put up six unanswered touchdowns and a two-point conversion for the 42-6 win.
Heenan got his first passing touchdown of the game at 2:12 in the first with a completion to Kyle McPhail for 52-yards. The point after kick by senior Jack Drabik was blocked by WHS.
Kullman passed the ball for a 67-yard play to Trevor Weinmann for the second LHS TD at 10:22 in the second quarter. Drabik’s point-after was good for a 13-6 Lancer lead.
Two-minutes later, Heenan had a seven-yard QB keeper for the team’s third TD, followed by another pass by Kullman for the two-point conversion. Mason Paquette had the reception to add to the Lancers lead.
With 43-seconds left in the half, Heenan and Anthony Amaro connected for an 81-yard passing play.
The Londonderry squad got into the Warrior endzone two more times in the second half. First, in the third quarter, senior Nathan Pedrick recovered a blocked punt for a defensive touchdown, then, early in the fourth, senior Michael Sampson had a one-yard TD.
Londonderry outpaced Winnacunnet 380 to 134 in total yards in the game. LHS had nearly 260-passing-yard and tallied 121 on the ground.
The LHS defense forced four turnovers by recovering four Warrior fumbles in the game.
Weinmann had three-and-a-half tackles to lead the defense and Paul Binder, Seth Doyon, and Pedrick each had three.
Amaro led the team in receiving yards, catching two for 88-yards. Weinmann had 67 and Kullman tallied 61 receiving yards.
With the Friday night victory, LHS pushed their season record up to 7-0 in the division and will now face the Blue Devils (2-6), at Salem High School, for the final regular season game, on Friday night, at 7 p.m.