KENNEBUNK – Mother Nature provided the rain. The Biddeford football team supplied the thunder and the lightning.

Bruising fullback Nick Gagne rumbled for 145 yards and four touchdowns, and quarterback Tyler Audie added 126 yards rushing and a touchdown to help lead the Tigers to a 47-21 win over Kennebunk in a Western Class A game Thursday night.

“It’s definitely tough for defenses when (Gagne) runs up the middle, then you counter with me,” Audie said.

Gagne scored three of his four touchdowns in the first half. Audie’s touchdown came with 6:58 left in the third quarter when he weaved his way through the defense for 39 yards.

“I love those two kids,” said Biddeford Coach Scott Desco-teaux. “Obviously I love to see the ball in their hands.”

Kennebunk (1-2) was able to shake off a slow start and tied the game 21-21 when Matt Dube found Vann Brazz in the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown pass that capped the opening drive of the second half.

Both offenses pretty much had their way up to that point, but Biddeford’s defense clamped down and held the Rams scoreless the rest of the way.

The Tigers had three interceptions, one of which was returned 65 yards for a touchdown by Jordan Hevey to make it 40-21 with 3:37 remaining. Hevey read a screen pass perfectly, jumped in front of the receiver and caught the ball in stride. Once he did, he was off to the races.

“I think he was in the right place at the right time and he made the play,” Descoteaux said about Hevey. “I think that was a back-breaker for them.”

Patrick Wilson and Audie also had interceptions.

Bryan Gelinas punched one in from 4 yards with less than a minute left to close out the scoring.

The Tigers (3-0) dominated the first quarter and led 14-0 after touchdown runs of 5 and 4 yards by Gagne. There were only two offensive plays run on Biddeford’s side of the field in the first quarter, both by the Tigers.

Then the Rams’ aerial attack came to life in the second quarter. Dube, who finished with 167 yards passing, started hitting his targets, and his receivers made plays.

The teams exchanged rushing touchdowns, a 14-yarder by Nicco DeLorenzo (team-high 51 yards rushing) for Kennebunk, then a 6-yarder by Gagne.

Then Dube hit Brazz with a 37-yard pass late in the half to set up a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Drigotas with less than a minute remaining, cutting the deficit to 21-14.

The Rams started the second half with momentum and the ball and made good things happen. A 20-yard run by DeLorenzo put Kennebunk deep in Biddeford territory. Dube then launched a pass into the end zone and Brazz made a great adjustment to grab the ball for the touchdown. Clayton Spang tacked on the extra point, and the game was tied 21-21 with 8:06 left in the third quarter.

It only took the Tigers three plays to score after that, however. Biddeford took the lead for good on Audie’s touchdown run.