The Scarborough Middle School junior varsity set the tone in its Saturday night contest at York with a 26-9 win over the York Wildcat junior varsity with outstanding plays by Robbie Hall, Ben Neugebauer, Joseph Zelasko and Dillon Russo.

After the junior varsity team’s win, the Scarborough Middle School varsity took the field with an eye towards improving their record to 3-2.

Running back Matthew Brown only took two-and-a-half minutes to score the game’s first points with the Wildcats unable to stop the quick drive. Jesse Bell did an outstanding job substituting at center. York then went three and out, turning the ball back over to the Red Storm and after completing passes to Scotty Thibeault and Conor McCann, quarterback Ben Wessel ran an eight-yard keeper play on fourth down to make the score 12-0.

It was a night where every player was determined to show everyone just how good they could be – Kolbey Adams hauled in an amazing reception in the second half, Kellen Smith was one of Wessel’s favorite targets. The running game also had Ben Alper and Alex LeClair rushing for key yardage. With minutes to go before the half, Brown juked and broke three tackles to make the score 19-0 in favor of the Red Storm.

The second half was more of the same, with key defensive plays by Mike Dedian and Logan Mars and Zach Sheckley keeping the Wildcats scoreless for most of the game.

When the Red Storm offense did stumble and fumble the ball, they always quickly recovered. And the one time Scarborough did turn the ball over on an interception by Wessel, defensive plays by Jack Fridgen and Ryan Johnston shut down the Wildcat drive.

The Red Storm continued their offensive drive, but found themselves in a fourth-and-22 situation after an errant pitch and fumble recovery. But Wessel rifled a pass to Smith for the Storm’s fourth TD of the night, and with seven minutes to go, the score was 25-0.

The Wildcats were not going to go away quietly, and despite key tackles by Dedian and Nick Mercer, York connected with a 45-yard pass completion and the ensuing touchdown on the next play. However, Scarborough held on to win 25-6.

“I am very happy with how well this team rebounded in spirit and on the field after last week’s disappointing loss” said head coach George Spino. “I know the caliber of players on this team and it is a privilege to see them live up to what I know they can achieve.”

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