New Hampshire Football Report

Top Games from 2018: No. 1

No. 1: Monadnock 15, Campbell 12 

Although this game was largely a tractor pull for each offense, it had an unlikely ending and determined the Division III champion.

Top-seeded Monadnock rallied from a 12-point deficit and prevailed when Isaac Jasninski made a 27-yard field goal — his only field goal of the season — with one second to play to give the Huskies a 15-12 victory.

The field goal capped an 18-play, 62-yard drive and came after Monadnock had a point-after kick blocked following its second touchdown, which made it a 12-12 games.

Monadnock fumbled the ball away twice in the first quarter and trailed 12-0 late in the first half before quarterback Tim Santaw connected with Cole Jarvis for a 32-yard TD pass that sliced the deficit to 12-6 at halftime. Santaw tied the game on a 12-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter. He completed 3 of 7 passes for 65 yards and ran for 49 yards in the victory.

Campbell built its 12-0 lead on two Conor Sweeney (26 carries for 133 yards) touchdown runs. The first one covered 24 yards and the second was a 77-yard run.

Campbell, which played without running back/linebacker Keegan Mills because of an ankle injury, was limited to one first down and 18 yards in the second half.

Monadnock received 77 yards rushing (22 carries) and five tackles from Chandler Matson, and 68 yards rushing (21 carries) and six tackles, including the team’s only sack, from Tim Hart. Matson converted two fourth-down plays on the game-winning drive.

The victory capped an unbeaten season and earned Monadnock the second championship in the program’s history.

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