Broncos battle St. Thomas but fall short
The Alvirne High School football team is certainly proving it will be competitive in Division II.
The Broncos fell to 1-1 on the season, but not before putting up a good battle against a tough St. Thomas team, falling 26-22 in their home opener.
The Saints took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on touchdowns by Nick Todatti and Jack Benelli, but the one that hurt was a Hunter Lessard touchdown catch with 17 seconds left in the first half to give St. Thomas a 20-6 lead at halftime.
The Kyle Gora-led Alvirne offense didn’t quit however, getting a TD and two-point conversion with 5:03 left in the third quarter to close to 20-14.
But the 2-0 Saints put together a drive with another back-breaking TD, this one by Will MacLean to go up 26-14 with just 25 seconds left in the third quarter.
Gora, however, scored on a 12-yard run with 8:21 left, and another two-point conversion closed the Broncos to within 26-22. But unfortunately for Alvirne, it stayed that way.
The Broncos will take on one of their now South Conference area rivals, Souhegan, in Amherst next Friday night at 7:30.