New Hampshire Football Report

Buccieri runs past Londonderry

Pinkerton 21, Londonderry 14
at Londonderry


Pinkerton 0 14 7 0 21
Londonderry 7 0 7 0 14



Pinkerton led 21-14 when Londonderry faced a fourth-and-1 situation from the Astros’ 11-yard line with 4:55 to play. After calling a timeout, Londonderry turned the ball over on downs when quarterback Jake Stevens came up short on a QB sneak from under center. The Lancers had one other offensive possession, but failed to convert a fourth-and-4 play from the Pinkerton 31.


The victory improved Pinkerton’s Division I record to 2-2 and kept the Astros in the playoff hunt. Londonderry dropped to 0-4.


Londonderry coach Jimmy Lauzon: “I can’t be mad at my guys for how they played. We have to learn how to capitalize in big situations. I thought our defense played well, as did our offense. It was just timely plays. We’ll keep getting better, which I think we are.”

Pinkerton coach Brian O’Reilly: “Always nice to beat a rival. In this kind of rain I didn’t want to throw the ball with the lead. They did a nice job (defensively) against us, but they didn’t have an answer for Nico (running back Nico Buccieri) early on. I just didn’t want to take a chance on any turnovers tonight. We had five turnovers last week, and that was in the back of my mind.”


Buccieri ran for 158 yards on 14 carries and scored all three Pinkerton touchdowns. His TDs came on runs of 24, 78 and 11 yards. … Londonderry scored on a 10-yard TD pass from Stevens to Pete Navarro, and a 20-yard TD pass from Stevens to Adam Wilkinson. Londonderry recovered an onside kick after the Wilkinson TD, but turned the ball over on downs after driving to the Pinkerton 12-yard line. … Stevens completed 11 of 19 passes for 118 yards. … Londonderry’s last victory over Pinkerton came in 2001.

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