YARMOUTH — Yarmouth High opened an eight-goal halftime lead Thursday night and went on to a 14-6 victory against Kennebunk in a boys’ lacrosse game.

After Kennebunk (1-1) scored two of the game’s first three goals, the Clippers (2-0) rattled off nine straight.

“Lacrosse is a really fun game because it’s a game of runs,” said Yarmouth Coach David Pearl. “Confidence plays a really big role for our team. We have a lot of guys where lacrosse isn’t their first sport, and once they starting getting the feel and the confidence, and seeing the field, the game just kind of slows down.

“What we saw today was some of the things we’ve been working on starting to click.”

Remi Leblanc and Owen Ramsey combined for seven goals in the first half for the Clippers. Ramsey, a starter for the first time this season, had all four of his goals before halftime.

“Those are two seniors that you definitely see that confidence clicking,” Pearl said. “(Ramsey) is an outstanding athlete, (a) hockey captain who hasn’t seen a ton of playing time but has worked really hard.

“You love to see a guy who steps on the field as a senior who is so competitive and so smooth. That’s the kind of guy who makes a coach want to keep on coaching, because he’s just a grinder.”

Leblanc, who helped anchor the Clippers all over the field from his midfield position, added his fourth goal in the fourth quarter.

Freshman Gavin Hamm registered his first varsity goal for Yarmouth.

“(Leblanc) is starting to really get a feel for this game,” Pearl said. “He’s a football captain, and he was elected a captain for us here this year. He’s a football-first player who has played lacrosse since he came to Yarmouth as sophomore. He’s really settled in on the field.”

Cooper May chipped in with three goals and Henry Venden added two for the Clippers.

Kennebunk goalie Cole Dickinson was impressive, turning away 18 shots.

“He made some just tremendous saves,” Pearl said. “My hat’s off to him because he just played an incredible game. He really did a great job.

“The thing that helped us was our attack made it really difficult for them to clear the ball. When a team is unable to clear the ball, it leads to some unsettled chances and led to us getting some easier goals.”

Dante Delorenzo and Brenden Whitten scored three goals each for the Rams, sparking a second-half run that helped Kennebunk pull within four goals before Yarmouth went on a final surge to put it away.

“They did a really good job and took advantage of our breakdowns,” said Pearl.

“They’re a good team and they’re really well-coached, and you could see that in the adjustments they made throughout the second half.”