New Hampshire Football Report

Top 10 games from 2019: No. 7

No. 7: Milford 28, Alvirne 27 

Like the No. 8 and No. 9 games on this list, Milford’s win was decided by a two-point conversion attempt in overtime.

After Milford quarterback Gavin Urda tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Logan Barnhill in OT, Barnhill’s conversion run earned the Spartans a one-point victory. Alec Prescott’s 8-yard run gave the Broncos a 27-20 lead before Milford responded on its overtime possession.

Urda, a senior, did most of his damage on the ground, rushing for 125 yards on 17 carries.

The Spartans (8-1) held a 20-7 lead midway through the third quarter before the Broncos (6-3) rallied. Paul Manzi’s 16-yard touchdown reception made it a one-score game, and then Alvirne’s Andrew Porter recovered the ensuing onside kick. Quarterback Kyle Gora (14 of 18 for 182 yards) engineered a 47-yard drive capped by his 18-yard TD run to pull Alvirne even, but the PAT failed.

Leading by seven at the half, Milford made it 20-7 on Barnhill’s 8-yard blast into the end zone with 7:14 remaining in the third. 

The Spartans opened the scoring on Urda’s 35-yard TD run, but the Broncos responded on their ensuing possession. Gora completed four passes during the 10-play drive. The fourth completion was a 23-yard scoring strike to receiver Ayvion Prak 8:35 into the second quarter.

Urda returned an Alvirne punt 42 yards to set up a Junior Ughu 5-yard TD with 1:37 left in the half, but there were more big plays to come in the second half — and in overtime.

The win gave Milford the Division II South title.

No. 8: Pelham 21, Souhegan 20

No. 9: Alvirne 23, Souhegan 22

No. 10: Windham 28, Central 21

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