Alvirne hammers Manchester West for fifth win
HUDSON – The Alvirne Broncos scored a touchdown on all but one of their drives on Friday night, easily defeating the Blue Knights of Manchester West, 55-27.
Each team scored on their first two drives, with only three straight incompletions on West’s third drive breaking the deadlock. A botched punt provided Alvirne the ball back only two yards outside of the end zone and quarterback Kyle Gora needed only one play to capitalize, giving Alvirne a lead it would not relinquish.
Alexander Giuffrida provided another goal line score with 90 seconds before the second quarter’s conclusion to give Alvirne a 28-14 lead heading into the half and the Broncos opened up a 41-20 advantage by the end of the third quarter.
West head coach Tom Bozolan switched to a passing attack after his staff saw weaknesses, also looking to avoid becoming too one dimensional. Even though his squad’s offense began to wane after that point, he still had plenty of praise of his team’s effort as well as the talent of his opponents.
“They’re a physical team, it was a physical game,” he said. “I liked the way we moved, I liked the way we played offensively. We needed to improve defensively. We were weak on the run and they exploited it.
Tyrese Harris scored West’s first touchdown while the other two came from senior Jaymeson Maheux.
For Alvirne, Giuffrida and Gora each had two touchdowns on the ground, with Gora connecting with Jack Regan for a pair of touchdowns through the air in the second half.
Alec Prescott and Owen Pedi also contributed scores for the Broncos.
Now 5-1, Alvirne head coach is concerned about next week against John Stark, a team that runs a similar single wing wildcat offense to West’s. However, he’s also confident and convinced that this iteration of the Broncos can go far into the postseason.
“We’re on a roll, we’re healthy and the last three weeks of the season should be fun,” he said.