New Hampshire Football Report

Top 10 Games from 2020: No. 7

No. 7: Plymouth 16, Timberlane 14

Timberlane’s first game after its return to Division II nearly resulted in a stunning upset.

Plymouth built a 16-7 lead on Ian Tryder’s 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, but Timberlane quarterback Dominic Coppeta found Robert Olson in the back of the end zone for a touchdown pass with 47 seconds remaining in the game. Harrison Bloom’s point-after kick cut Plymouth’s lead to two points.

Timberlane’s Andrew Morin recovered the ensuing onside kick to keep hopes of a Timberlane victory alive, but the Plymouth defense stiffened and the upset bid ended when Trent Sargent recorded a sack as time expired. Plymouth also made a goal-line stand on a fourth-down play earlier in the fourth quarter.

The loss was the 14th straight for Timberlane, which was playing its first game in Division II since the program moved to Division I in 2013. The Owls ended up advancing to the Division II semifinals. 

Timberlane opened the scoring in second quarter when junior Ethan Stewart scored on a 10-yard run, but the Bobcats answered with a 97-yard TD run from Cole Johnston that helped make it a 7-7 game. A safety just before halftime gave the Bobcats a two-point advantage at the intermission.

Tryder’s TD extended the lead before the Owls made things interesting in the final minute.

No. 10: Pelham 14, Monadnock 10
No. 9: Goffstown 26, Bedford 21
No. 7: Dover 7, Exeter 6


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