AUGUSTA – Cony quarterback Ben Lucas is happy to have both Shostak brothers, Chandler and Chase, on the field at the same time.

Saturday against Mt. Ararat, Lucas tossed four touchdown passes, three to Chandler and one to Chase as the Rams pounded the Eagles 40-6 for their first Eastern Class A football victory of the season.

“It feels good to win one,” said Lucas, who completed 10 of 18 passes for 177 yards and four touchdowns. “The first two weeks I didn’t play particularly well but I had a good game today. I’m satisfied.”

Because of injuries, the Shostak brothers had only been on the field for one half this season. Chandler added a 75-yard touchdown run on Cony’s first play on a sweep of left end from his receiver position.

“We put it in this week in practice,” Shostak said. “It worked really well, great blocking.”

The Rams (1-2) were just as impressive on the ground, racking up 280 yards on 22 carries, led by Brandon St. Michel, who rushed for 186 yards and a touchdown.

Cony led 27-0 at the half, 33-0 after three quarters, and held the Eagles (0-3) to 141 yards rushing and 48 passing It didn’t allow a score until Coach Robby Vachon substituted in the fourth.

“We knew we had to win this game,” Vachon said. “Not so much for standings or seedings but for ourselves, for our confidence because we’re so young.”

After Torry Charnock of Mt. Ararat returned the opening kickoff 60 yards to the Cony 25, the Rams held on downs and Shostak scored on the next play.

Linebacker Phil Obert led the defense with help from Hunter Frost, Cody Dular, Alex Bouchar and Thon Ithapalakorn, among others. Dular sacked Jake Liedman on Mt. Ararat’s second possession and Boucher recovered to set up Cony’s second score.

Lucas completed the drive with a 20-yard slant pass to Chandler Shostak for the score. Later in the half he hit Chase Shostak for a touchdown pass he caught after it was tipped by cornerback Brandon Wyatt. Chandler Shostak caught five passes for 85 yards, including a 9-yard score in the third quarter.

“He’s made some sophomore mistakes,” Vachon said of Lucas, “but to his credit he hasn’t had Chandler or Chase all the time. He’s grown up in a hurry.”