Opening statement: McEachern (4 TDs), Londonderry roll past Concord

CARL RUSSO/staff photo.Alex Tsetsilas caught a touchdown pass to help Londonderry roll to a season-opening win over Concord.

LONDONDERRY — The Jake McEachern era in Londonderry started rather flawlessly.

The senior quarterback accounted for four touchdown, tossing three through the air and adding another with his legs to lead his Lancers to a convincing 48-6 win over Concord in Friday’s season opener.

Londonderry (1-0) was firing on all cylinders from the opening kickoff. Senior back Jeffrey Wiedenfeld opened the scoring on a 4-yard run just four minutes into the game, and McEachern hit Alex Tsetsilas on a 14-yard strike to double the lead four minutes later.

Then in the second quarter, Wiedenfeld plunged in from a yard out for his second TD of the game, and McEachern hit Cole Keegan and Tyler Kayo — both on 16-yard strikes — to push Londonderry’s lead to 34-0 at halftime. Concord got on the scoreboard early in the fourth, but McEachern’s 6-yard rush and Brandon Drake’s 23-yard scamper finished the scoring for the Lancers.

In all, McEachern was 5 of 6 passing for 86 yards, and added 69 more yards with his legs on seven carries.

The Lancers will get a stern test this Saturday when they travel to play Salem (1-0) at 10 a.m. at Haverhill’s Trinity Stadium. The Blue Devils are playing all of their home games in Haverhill this season as their new field gets installed.

Londonderry 48, Concord 6

Concord (0-1):  0  0 0  6 —  6

Londonderry (1-0): 14 20 0 14 — 48

First Quarter

L — Jeffrey Wiedenfeld 4 run (Zach Fawcett kick), 8:46

L — Alex Tsetsilas 14 pass from Jake McEachern (Fawcett kick), 4:23

Second Quarter

L — Wiedenfeld 1 run (kick failed), 11:56

L — Cole Keegan 16 pass from McEachern (Fawcett kick), 7:59

L — Tyler Kayo 16 pass from McEachern (Fawcett kick), 3:08

Fourth Quarter

C — Ronan McGonigle 8 run (kick failed), 10:41

L — McEachern 6 run (Fawcett kick), 9:03

L — Brandon Drake 23 run (Fawcett kick), 2:44


RUSHING: LONDONDERRY (36-234): Jake McEachern 7-69, Dylan McEachern 3-36, Tyler Kayo 3-29, Brandon Drake 1-23, Jeffrey Wiedenfeld 6-19, Riley Boles 2-10, Jesse Morin 3-10, Aiden O’Laughlin 1-10, Cole Keegan 1-8, Hayden Austen 2-8, Aiden Washington 6-7, Robbie Derhak 1-5; CONCORD (44-146): Ronan McGonigle 14-63, Kody Rashed 13-63, Luke Champney 5-19, Cortland Miller 2-4, Jacob Halleck 4-4, Matthew O’Rourke 1-2, Guy Kabate 1-(-3), Jackson Tewksbury 4-(-6)

PASSING: LONDONDERRY — McEachern 5-6-0, 86, Washington 0-2-1, 0; CONCORD — McGonigle 6-8-0, 63

RECEIVING: LONDONDERRY — Keegan 2-51, Alex Tsetsilas 2-19, Kayo 1-16; CONCORD — Gage 2-27, Tewksbury 2-25, Hamza Abdulrahman 2-11

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