November 12, 2012

High School Notebook: Fourth-down gamble didn't work out for Cheverus

From staff reports

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Saturday at Fitzpatrick Stadium

(times TBA)

CLASS A: Thornton Academy (10-1) vs. Lawrence (11-0)

CLASS B: Marshwood (10-1) vs. Mt. Blue (11-0)

CLASS C: Foxcroft Academy (10-1) vs. Winslow (10-1)

"It's been a good play for us all year," said Rotsko. "You've got to be able to establish the run, the inside run game, at least a little bit, which I think we did a decent job inside."

FRYEBURG ACADEMY Coach Bill Reilly told Silas Eastman to watch the movie "Chariots of Fire" on the eve of the New England high school cross country championships. Reilly could only laugh about it afterward.

In the movie about two British runners, one of them, Eric Liddell, falls in a 400-meter race, gets up and still passes a runner at the end.

In Saturday's race at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland, Eastman fell down in the final stretch, then got up and passed two runners to finish third.

"What is that, life imitating art?" Reilly joked.

But Reilly turned serious when discussing Eastman, a senior, and one of the best runners and cross-country skiers in Maine.

"A once-in-a-lifetime athlete," Reilly said. "An absolute pleasure. Not only in his running, but in his school life, how he handles himself with his teammates. He's the whole package."

-- Staff Writers Tom Chard, Mike Lowe and Kevin Thomas contributed to this report.

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