Londonderry Lancers Football '08

Stunning late drive sends Pinkerton to title game

Londonderry's Joey McLaughlin, far left, leaves the others behind during the playoff game against the Astros at Pinkerton Academy on Saturday afternoon. Pinkerton won the game 19-15.13 Photos

DERRY, N.H. — Pinkerton’s Colton Desmarais grabbed for the ball in traffic, clung to it as a fell to the ground, then held it over his head in celebration as he was mobbed by his teammates.

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Football, 11/15/08 » 3 Comments & 0.0 Stars

On the Verge: Halfback Verge's career day leads Pinkerton

Londonderry's Anthony Terenzi, center, in action against Pinkerton on Saturday during their playoff game at Pinkerton Academy on Saturday afternoon. Pinkerton won the game 19-15.13 Photos

DERRY, N.H. —  Pinkerton’s Colby Verge needed only two carries — two carries — to change the fate of two teams’ seasons.

The senior halfback rushed the ball only twice, for touchdowns of 43 and 40 yards. The second, with 44 seconds left in the game, gave the Astros a 19-15 victory over Londonderry and their fifth straight trip to the Division 1 state championship.

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Football, 11/15/08 » 1 Comment & 0.0 Stars

South rolls over Londonderry

Running back Adam Bardwell rushed for 135 yards, but Londonderry fell to Nashua South 42-25.

The Purple Panthers took a 21-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back. Kicker Matt Charest had a big night, booting a 33-yard field goal. 

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Football, 11/01/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Bardwell's breakout leads Lancers to playoff berth

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LONDONDERRY — Until last night, there wasn’t a lot of carries going Adam Bardwell’s way.

The senior tailback was stuck behind stars Anthony Terenzi and Joey McLaughlin on the depth chart. But in Londonderry’s 40-6 triumph over Nashua North, at last, it was Bardwell’s time to shine.

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Football, 10/24/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lancers cruise

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Three yards and a cloud of dust this wasn’t.

Londonderry threw only one pass during the entire game — a 28-yard scoring strike from Conor McKinney to Kevin Hale — while pounding Manchester Memorial, 55-35 last night.

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Football, 10/18/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Manchester Central, Londonderry

Londonderry’s Joe McLaughlin rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown, but the Lancers fell behind early and could not recover in a 34-22 loss to Manchester Central.
Anthony Santorsa and Kevin Hale each scored a touchdown for the Lancers. But Central (5-1, 3-1 Division 1) was led by running back Mike Cavanaugh, who scored twice.
Brett Parenteau blocked a punt and picked off a pass to secure the game for Manchester Central.

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Football, 10/11/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

George, Pinkerton roll to win over Mack Plaque rivals

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — No gimmicks, no gadgets. No trickery or twists.

With nearly 4,000 folks gathered as witnesses here at Lancer Park, Pinkerton commandeered the inside track to the top spot and No. 1 in Division 1 football, pounding rival Londonderry 31-12 last night.

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Football, 10/05/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry reigns in rain

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Another night, another hero.

With Mother Nature turning Manchester West’s artificial turf into a green sponge, the advantage went to the player who could best handle the rapidly-deteriorating conditions.

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Football, 09/29/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

McLaughlin, Lancers roll

Joe McLaughlin was on fire last night.

He exploded for runs of 97 and 60-plus yards to lead Londonderry to a 33-12 win over Concord.

"He's our home run threat," coach Jon Rich said.

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Football, 09/19/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry pounds away vs. Salem

LONDONDERRY — Thanks, first-year coach Jon Rich.

That was the message from the Londonderry linemen and their stable full of power running backs last night after the Lancers defeated Salem 28-14 in a Division 1 opener at Lancer Park.

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Football, 09/12/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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