October 19, 2013

Football: Portland rolls past Lewiston

Justin Zukowski rushes for 269 yards in a 42-6 victory.

From Staff Reports

LEWISTON — Justin Zukowski rushed for 269 yards and scored three touchdowns Friday night, leading Portland to a 42-6 victory against Lewiston in an Eastern Class A football game.

Zukowski also stood out on defense along with Joe Esposito, contributing 12 tackles each.

The Bulldogs (6-1) grabbed an early lead when Jordan Talbot hit Brett Howell with a 25-yard touchdown pass. Lewiston (2-5) responded with a scoring drive that ended with Ace Curry snagging a 15-yard pass.

Zukowski scored his first TD on a 15-yard run before the end of the first quarter. Dominic Fagone provided the lone score of the second with a 33-yard pass from Talbot, sending the Bulldogs into halftime with a 21-6 lead.

While Portland shut out the Blue Devils in the second half, Zukowski added two touchdowns in the third quarter and Talbot broke free for a 60-yard run in the fourth.

FREEPORT 20, MOUNTAIN VALLEY 8: Freeport (4-3) ran for three touchdowns in a victory against Mountain Valley (1-6) at Rumford.

Joe Nixon ran in from 3 yards in the second quarter to give the Falcons a 7-0 halftime lead.

Pete LaMagna of Freeport intercepted a pass on the Mountain Valley 30 in the third quarter to start a scoring drive that ended with David Schealder scoring on a 7-yard run for a 13-0 lead.

Joe Nixon also had a forced fumble in the third for Freeport that was recovered by Jake Palmer.

LaMagna scored the final TD in the fourth on a 29-yard run.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH 41, SACOPEE VALLEY 7: Bryan Roberts completed 6 of 9 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Seagulls (4-3) over Sacopee Valley (0-7) at Old Orchard Beach.

Tyler Scott, who caught both touchdown passes for the Seagulls, snagged five passes for 112 yards. Freshman Dylan Creswell rushed for two third-quarter touchdowns for Old Orchard.

SANFORD 17, NOBLE 0: Chase Eldredge threw for 124 yards on 8-for-13 passing and ran for 104 yards to lead Sanford (3-4) over Noble (1-6) at North Berwick.

John Morgan pulled in four passes for 88 yards, including a 22-yard completion for the opening score in the first quarter.

Sanford increased its lead to 14-0 in the third quarter when Peter Heggarty scored on a 3-yard run. Heggarty ran for 101 yards on 14 carries.

Connor McGhee added a 31-yard field goal to finish the scoring.

Edward Macchetti preserved the shutout, making a game-ending interception at the Sanford 26.

Jed Scott led the defense with seven solo tackles and six assists. He also turned in two sacks and recovered a fumble.

WINTHROP/MONMOUTH 48, BOOTHBAY 8: Zach Glazier ran for a touchdown, and Mario Meucci and Brandon Goff had touchdown receptions to lead the Ramblers (7-0) over the Seahawks (3-4) at Boothbay Harbor.

Jacob Weeks and Alec Brown each added a touchdown run for Winthrop/Monmouth.

MESSALONSKEE 21, HAMPDEN ACADEMY 14: Jake Dexter had two touchdowns, one rushing and one passing, to lead the Eagles (4-3) over the Broncos (4-3) at Hampden.

Dexter’s touchdown pass came on a 35-yard connection to Devin Warren. Cory McKenzie added a 3-yard touchdown run for Messalonskee.

OCEANSIDE 53, GORHAM 0: Preston Spear rushed for 210 yards on 18 carries to lead Oceanside (2-5) over Gorham (0-7) at Rockland.

Spear ran for touchdowns of 41 and 50 yards and caught a 47-yard TD pass from Hunter Grindle.

Oceanside churned out 349 yards on the ground on 53 carries. Garret Burns accounted for 83 yards and two scores.

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