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Londonderry’s Alex Tsetsilas, far left, is mobbed by teammates after scoring a touchdown in the second half of the Lancers’ 42-26 win over Salem last month at Trinity Stadium in Haverhill, Mass.

Typically, if there’s a meeting between the No. 1 and No. 2 high school football teams in the Union Leader Power Poll it doesn’t occur until the Division I championship game. This season, it could happen three times.

It’s already happened once. Londonderry was ranked No. 1 when it beat No. 2 Salem, 42-26, in Week 2; and the Lancers (5-0) will likely still be No. 1 when the poll is released Tuesday. Bedford, which was No. 2 in last week’s poll, will almost certainly remain the No. 2 team this week since the Bulldogs (5-0) are coming off Friday night’s 31-14 triumph over Manchester Central.

The second No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup could come Friday night, when Londonderry and Bedford will mix it up in Bedford.

Nashua North (5-0) is the only other unbeaten team in Division I, and, if the Titans and the Bedford/Londonderry winner each advance to the Division I championship game, that contest could be the third meeting between No. 1 and No. 2 teams. Of course we’re getting way ahead of ourselves. Back to Friday night’s Bedford-Londonderry contest.

Both teams are 2-0 at home and 3-0 on the road. Bedford has outscored its five opponents, 186-42, and Londonderry has outscored its five opponents, 237-66. The Lancers have put more points on the scoreboard than any team in the state.

“They (the Lancers) don’t have many holes at all 22 positions,” Timberlane coach Kevin Fitzgerald said. “Their backs are big and tough to tackle. Their wide receivers are home run hitters and block on the perimeter.

“Defensively, they’re pretty sound. They have some size up front and they’re physical. Their linebackers can move and they’re good on the back end too.

“I haven’t seen a whole lot of Bedford, but I do know they’re very good on defense. Their defensive front is outstanding.”

Bedford has yet to allow more than 14 points in a game this season. The Bulldogs, who won last year’s Division I title, enter Friday’s matchup with a 17-game winning streak — the longest winning streak in the state.

“I would say defense is (Bedford’s) strength, but they’re really good up front on both sides of the ball,” Goffstown coach Justin Hufft said. “Their defensive line is very good, but they have guys at the second level and in the secondary who are doing good stuff, too.

“They were very good offensively against us, and they have playmakers across the board. They’ll have to do well offensively Friday because from what I’ve seen of Londonderry, you don’t want to be trying to hold them off forever.”

Notes of note

ICYMI: Bishop Guertin boys basketball coach Matt Regan announced his resignation via Twitter on Friday. He coached at BG for three seasons after serving as Pelham’s boys basketball coach for six seasons. He had a 110-33 record at Pelham and guided the Pythons to back-to-back Division III championships in 2015 and 2016. Former BG assistant coach John Fisher has been selected to replace Regan. ...

Plymouth State defensive back Matt Shea is fourth among MASCAC players in tackles per game (8.6). Shea is an Atkinson resident who played high school football in Windham. ...

The Salem football team’s 12-0 victory over Pinkerton on Saturday was the first time in the history of that rivalry that the Astros have failed to score against the Blue Devils. ...

In what is becoming an annual occurrence, Campbell High School is looking to hire a varsity baseball coach. The Cougars have had a different head coach in each of the last three seasons. Drew Gora was Campbell’s coach last season, and Jim Cardello coached the team in 2018. Prior to that Jim Gorham spent 16 seasons as the school’s varsity baseball coach. Gorham won five championships in those 16 seasons. ...

Wide receiver Nick Lorden, a Milford resident who is in his junior season at UNH, has caught 17 passes during his college career, and seven of them have been for touchdowns. He caught a 6-yard TD pass — his only reception in the game — to help UNH defeat Elon, 26-10, on Saturday. ...

Newmarket and Oyster River have agreed to form co-op teams for boys and girls lacrosse. ...

UNH received a commitment from St. Paul’s School wide-receiver/defensive back Joey Corcoran this week. Corcoran is originally from Montreal. ...

Marika Lyszczyk is expected to join the Rivier College baseball program next spring. Research is being done to determine whether or not Lyszczyk, who is primarily a catcher, would become the first position player (non-pitcher) to play NCAA baseball. ...

Here’s an early plea for the NHIAA to give schools the option to hold playoff football games on Friday night. They play football on Friday during the regular season, right?