Dominic Buxton rushed for the touchdown early in the third quarter, Conner Whitten added two points and Wells stopped a last-minute drive by Freeport to secure a 35-28 football win Saturday night at Freeport.
Buxton’s 9-yard TD run gave Wells (3-0) a 21-14 lead. Sam DeMauro made it 28-14 when he intercepted an angled pass and returned it 7 yards for a touchdown.
After Jordan Knighton’s second touchdown for Freeport (2-1) cut the margin to 28-21, Griffin Brickett responded with a 3-yard touchdown on the fourth.
Knighton’s first touchdown was an 80-yard run late in the first half that tied the game at 14-14.
Freeport also scored on a 21-yard pass from Aidan Heath to Nick White in the first quarter and on a 10-yard run from Cooper DeLois in the fourth.
DIRIGO 64, TRAIP 8 ACADEMY: Charlie Houghton threw four touchdown passes and ran for two touchdowns, leading the Cougars (2-1) over the Rangers (0-3) in an 8-way game against Small School South in Kittery.
Houghton’s touchdown passes have gone to four different receivers: 40 yards to Trent Holman, 35 to Dakota Tompkins, 47 to Nathaniel Wainwright and 40 to Tanner Bradeen. His touchdowns were 3 and 37 yards.
Bradeen also ran for 3 and 15 yard touchdowns. Caiden Skidgell added a 5-yard TD run.
Trevor Crosby grabbed two interceptions for Dirigo’s defense.
Two freshmen combined for Traip’s touchdown — a pass from Max Jordan to Seamus Berry.
TELSTAR 35, SACOPEE VALLEY 6: Gavinn Martin scored on two long touchdown passes and added a receiving touchdown to beat the Rebels (2-1) past the Hawks (0-3) at Hiram.
Martin opened the scoring in the second quarter and Will Doyle joined Cameron Palmer for a touchdown to give Telstar a 12-0 halftime lead.
After Doyle joined Martin in the third quarter, Wyatt Lilly added a long touchdown run to make it 28-0. Doyle threw for a pair of 2-point conversions, to Palmer and Anthony Conant.
In the fourth quarter, Sacopee Valley entered the scoreboard with a touchdown from quarterback Ashton Day. Martin completed the scoring with his second long touchdown to go over 100 rushing yards for the game. Evan Leach kicked out the extra point.
Holden Monzo and Cruze Kimball picked up fumbles for the Telstar defense.
TRAIP ACADEMY 4, NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY 2: Jack Peyron scored two goals and Dylan Santamaria had a goal and two assists as the Rangers (4-0) beat the Panthers (2-4) at Yarmouth.
Santamaria opened the scoring in the 32nd minute, heading home a Peyron corner. Peyron then scored his first goal, assisted by Santamaria, in the 36th minute.
NYA (2-4) entered the board six minutes into the second half when Rodgers Crowles set Theo Fahlgren, but Peyron responded just seven minutes later.
NYA came close again with just under 10 minutes left as Ethan Brochu set up Cooper St. Hilaire. This time it only took Traip a minute to respond, as Santamaria fed Conor McPherson for the clincher.
Tanner Anctil stopped eight shots for the Panthers. Terry Gagner made four saves and Jack Downs one for Traip.
SANFORD 1, WESTBROOK 1: Kyle Demers headed in a Shawn Puffer corner kick with about eight minutes left as Sanford (0-4-1) rallied for a draw at Westbrook (1-3-1).
Westbrook scored his goal when Rodolphe Matonga headed in a long serve from Nolan Pease just over three minutes into the game.
Westbrook’s Jason McCarthy and Sanford’s Tommy Hickey each made six saves.
YARMOUTH 6, POLAND 0: Matt Gautreau had two goals and an assist, and Truman Peters added a goal and an assist as the Clippers (5-0-1) earned a win over the Knights (1-4) in Poland.
Steve Walsh, Adam McLaughlin and Luis Cardozo also scored.
Polish goalkeeper Sam Paladino made eight saves.
ERSKINE ACADEMY 4, OCEANSIDE 0: Holden McKenney scored a hat trick to lead the Eagles (2-3) to a win over the Mariners (1-3) in South China.
Gabe Pelletier also scored.
Harrison Garcia stopped 11 shots for Oceanside.
GRAND PORTLAND CHRISTIAN 8, TEMPLE ACADEMY 2: Papa Osei scored four goals to propel the Lions (2-1) past the Bereans (0-5) in Waterville.
Isaiah Irish participated with a hat trick. Nicholas Boyce also scored for GPCS.
YARMOUTH 8, POLAND 2: Ava Feeley scored four goals as the Clippers (4-1) edged past the Knights (0-5) at Yarmouth.
Sonja Bell, Annie Hunter, Taylor Oranellas and Aine Powers participated with one goal each.
Arianna Gammon and Gretchen Paradis scored for Poland. Jillian Barnes made nine saves.
BONNY EAGLE 3, DEERING 1: Belle Dalrymple, Abbey Laney and Paige Barnes scored for the Scots (1-3) against the Rams (2-4) at Buxton.
Cayden Lauziere and Gia Jalbert were credited with assists, and Ember Hastings made six saves for Bonny Eagle.
Elsa Freeman scored and Sophie Hill stopped 16 shots for Deering.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH 11, TEMPLE ACADEMY 2: Camryn Blatchford and Elise McNair scored two goals apiece as the Seagulls (4-1) edged past the Bereans (2-1-1) in Waterville.
Cate Clark, Kailee Morin and Summer St. Louis each scored their first college goals. Tessa Ferguson, Alaynha LeBlond, Molly Nason and Abby Roy added a goal each for OOB.
OXFORD HILLS 1, BRUNSWICK 1: Brunswick’s Ellie Sullivan scored with 56 seconds left in regulation time as the Dragons (3-2-1) tied the Vikings (4-1-1) in Brunswick.
Tristan Derenberger converted a penalty shot for Oxford Hills in the second quarter.
Oxford Hills keeper Gabby Wright made seven saves. Brunswick’s Ella Duchette finished with five saves.
CONY 6, MORSE 2: Maci Freeman had two goals – one on a penalty stroke – and two assists to lead the Rams (4-3) to victory at Augusta.
Emma Hart and Dylan Barr scored for Morse (1-5), and Sophie Barber got an assist. Lydia Brown stopped 11 shots.
LEAVITT 8, LINCOLN ACADEMY 1: The Hornets (5-1) took control early with five first-quarter goals in their win over the Eagles (0-5-1) at Turner.
Maddie Morin scored three times and Anna Sargent and Jazzlyn Clark added a goal each in the first quarter.
Reegan Dunican scored the goal for Lincoln.
LAWRENCE 7, OCEANS SIDE 0: Alicen Higgins and Maddie Niles each scored twice to lead the Bulldogs (7-0) over the Mariners (3-3-1) in Rockland.
Ashtynn Stewart, Hope Bouchard and Kiera Day each added a goal.
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