Defending state Class B champion Mountain Valley travels to Wells on Friday night in a match of 5-0 teams. It’s the biggest game of the season in Western Class B and a rematch of last year’s regional final.

Mountain Valley has the top offense, based on points scored, in Class B of the Campbell Conference. The Falcons are averaging 42 points a game. Wells has the league’s best defense, allowing four points a game.

Two years ago in this matchup at Wells, which was played in September, Mountain Valley held off the Warriors, 27-20.

Wells is led by quarterback Paul McDonough and running back Louis DiTomasso. Even though the Falcons might not have the marquee offensive players of past seasons, they’re still scoring points in bunches. Defensively, linebackers Ryan Glover and Matt Hosie are the anchors. The Falcons have given up only nine points a game.

“I’m sure it’s going to be a great game,” said Wells Coach Tim Roche. “Both teams are undefeated. We would like to win it, but win or lose, it doesn’t end the season, which makes it fun. It’s going to be a physical game between two good football teams, games with Mountain Valley always are.”

Roche said his seniors have worked hard this season to reach this point.

“They’ve been together forever,” said Roche. “We have mostly seniors and this has been their goal to have a good season. We have a lot of good kids having great years.”

McDonough is a playmaker, and, as Roche quickly added, “a winner.

“He wins at everything he does. He’s scoring touchdowns, but his passing stats aren’t that high because we’re not throwing the ball late in the game because of the score.”

Having worked hard to reach this point, the only thing that will satisfy Wells is a state Class B championship.

Friday night, the Warriors hope to take a step in that direction.

THERE’S NO question Scarborough lost a big part of its offense with the injury to star running back Scott Thibeault. Thibeault was off to a great start, continuing his strong running of a year ago.

Against Biddeford in the third game of the season, Thibeault got hit in the back and suffered two fractured vertebrae in the lower back. He has missed the last two games. The Red Storm hope to have him back before the regular season ends.

Scarborough hosts Deering at 7 tonight.

Thibeault has been doing rehabilitation and also resting his back as much as possible. Reports are that the doctor has been encouraged by his progress.

Thibeault is eager to get back but won’t play until he’s ready.

CHEVERUS HAS BEEN bolstered by the play of junior Donald Goodrich of York. Goodrich transferred to Cheverus before the school year. He played tailback and defensive back for York last season. For the Stags, he’s a slot back/defensive end. Goodrich has given the defending state Class A champions a shot in the arm on both sides of the ball.

He’s valuable as a receiver and runner although he’s used more as a receiver than a runner.

The Stags give the ball almost exclusively to tailback Spencer Cooke and fullback Brent Green.

“Donald is a hard worker and a good teammate,” said Coach John Wolfgram.

“He has good quickness and ball skills.”

Goodrich is listed at 5-foot-9, 162 pounds, not exactly defensive-end size, but the Stags like his quickness and toughness at the position.

Cheverus was looking for replacements at defensive end after last year’s starters, Jack Bushey and A.J. Bennett, graduated.

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