MANCHESTER, N.H. – The rebuilding continues on the West Side as Manchester West fell 35-0 to Alvirne in football action on Friday night.
Despite a bobbled catch Ayvion Prak on Alvirne’s first drive that members of the West coaching staff believed to be incomplete, Prak managed to complete the pass and put the Broncos into the West red zone.
Alvirne’s Alex Giuffriuda finished that first drive with an 11-yard touchdown and it would be all Broncos from there.
Broncos quarterback Kyle Gora figured on the other two Alvirne touchdowns of the first half, throwing a 22-yard strike to Kyle Boucher for the second score and blocking a punt shortly before the half that found its way into the hands of teammate Donald Buchanan in the end zone.
Gora ran a touchdown in himself in the second half and the Broncos other score that stayed on the board cane from Grady Hudson. Andrew Porter did manage an 84-yard punt return for another Alvirne touchdown, but fortunately for West, that score was taken off the board thanks to a holding penalty.
Excluding a few positive moments like Xavier Burpee’s one-handed interception of Gora late in the second half, there was not much for West fans to hang there hats on in what was a one-sided affair.
“Alvirne’s a good team, we couldn’t establish a rhythm offensively, we had a few guys shuffled on our offensive line,” said West Head Coach Tom Bozoian. “We got a little going, but couldn’t get enough going and that gave them a short field all night.”
Gora ended the night 6-for-9 through the air for 78 yards, with an one-handed interception late in the second half by West’s Xavier Burpee to accompany Gora’s earlier touchdown throw.
Giuffrida led the Broncos on the ground with 62 yards on six carries. On defense, 19 different Broncos recorded a tackle, led by Morgan Williams’ three.
West finished the contest with just one passing attempt, with Burpee taking the ball on 23 of the Blue Knights 39 plays from scrimmage. He’d end up with 82 of West’s 104 offensive yards on the night.
Brandon Lloyd lead West with five tackles.
The Blue Knights are now 3-3 on the year, posting a dominant 81-29 point differential in the three wins against Sanborn, Pembroke and ConVal, while being outscored 13-119 in the three losses to Milford, Hollis-Brookline and now Alvirne.
West will try to bounce back next Friday at 7 p.m. against St. Thomas Aquinas.
Here are some other scores from Manchester high school teams this week.
Manchester Central 2, Exeter 1
Manchester Memorial 1, Windham 0
Windham 3, Manchester Central 0
Prospect Mountain 3, Trinity 0
Derryfield 3, Souhegan 0
Bow 4, Manchester West 1
Manchester Central 4, Concord 3
Concord 3, Manchester Central 1
Plymouth 3, Manchester West 0
Dover 4, Manchester Memorial 1
Derryfield 3, Newfound 0
Manchester Central 4, Salem 0
Concord 3, Manchester Central 0
Manchester Memorial 4, Timberlane 3
Pembroke 9, Manchester West 0
Nute 3, Trinity 0
Merrimack 3, Manchester Central 2
Concord 22, Manchester Memorial 7
Manchester West 4, Pembroke 2
Derryfield 6, Somersworth 1
Berlin 3, Trinity 2
Concord 1, Manchester Memorial 0
Plymouth 3, Manchester West 0