Windham 34

Gorham 14

The Gorham High football team fell to Windham 34-14 on Friday at home. The loss drops the Rams to 3-3, while Windham improves to 4-2 with its fourth straight win.

After a scoreless first quarter, Jack Mallis got Windham on the board in the second quarter with a 15-yard touchdown run. The extra point was off the mark, and the Eagles led 6-0.

That lead didn’t last, however, as the Rams came rumbling back. Jon Day ran one in from 11 yards out to tie the score at six. Doug Woods found his way into the end zone for the two-point conversion and an 8-6 Gorham lead.

Gorham’s lead didn’t last, either. Later in the second quarter, Jackson Taylor found David Ingraham for a 34-yard touchdown pass. That gave Windham a 12-8 lead that the Eagles would not surrender. After a two-point conversion, Windham took a 14-8 lead heading into the halftime break.

Windham began to pull away in the third quarter as its offense proved to be too much for Gorham. Taylor added to the Eagles’ lead on a 64-yard touchdown run. The Eagles tried for a two-point conversion but couldn’t connect. They led 20-8.

Taylor threw his second touchdown pass of the night later in the third when he found Nate Dixon for a 22-yard touchdown strike. The extra point was good this time, and Windham’s lead swelled to 27-8. Taylor finished the night with 124 yards passing and 117 rushing.

The Rams scored their second and final touchdown of the night in the fourth quarter. They drove down to the Windham 1-yard line where Kamron Alexander punched it in. Gorham went for two points but couldn’t get back into the end zone. That cut Windham’s lead down to 27-14.

But the Eagles put the game away when Mallis scored his second touchdown of the game from 10 yards out. The extra point gave Windham its final points.

Day carried 12 times for 99 yards for the Rams, who are scheduled to host Westbrook at 7 p.m. on Friday night.

South Portland 44

Westbrook 2

A week after defeating Biddeford for its first win of the year, the South Portland High football team made it two straight with a 44-2 road victory over Westbrook (1-5).

The Red Riots led 32-0 at halftime as Ryan Curit scored on a 4-yard carry in the first quarter and added TD runs of 12 and 5 yards in the second quarter. South Portland quarterback Dave Hardison connected with Spencer Bowring on a 61-yard scoring strike in the first quarter and hooked up with Mike Foley on a 25-yard TD pass in the second. Hardison also hit Foley on a two-point conversion pass after Curit’s second score.

In the second half, Hardison used his feet to score, running in from 5 yards out in the third quarter. Tuan Tran added a 15-yard TD scamper in the fourth quarter to complete the scoring for the Red Riots. Westbrook scored its points on a fourth-quarter safety.

Both Tran and Curit ran for over 100 yards for South Portland. Westbrook is scheduled to play at Gorham (3-3) on Friday night at 7 p.m.

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