YARMOUTH – Yarmouth raced to a 40-0 halftime lead and defeated Maranacook 54-6 Friday night in a Campbell Conference football quarterfinal.

Nick Proscia rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns, Nate Pingitore ran for 94 yards and a pair of scores, and Billy Clabby also scored twice for the top-seeded Clippers (9-0).

The Clippers consistently picked up big yardage, particularly on sweeps, while rolling up 305 rushing yards in the first half against the eighth-seeded Black Bears (4-5).

“Speed, speed, speed; that was our game plan,” said Proscia. “Every week, it’s always our game plan.”

Yarmouth scored on six of eight possessions in the first two periods, Maranacook’s Cody Roy stopping the other two drives with interceptions.

After the Black Bears went three-and-out on their first series, the Clippers completed a seven play, 54-yard drive when Pingitore ran untouched around the left side from 4 yards.

A blocked punt by Tommy O’Toole set up the Clippers on the Maranacook 4, and Proscia went off left tackle on the next play for a 14-0 lead.

A downfield block by Proscia sprang freshman quarterback Brady Neujahr for a 23-yard touchdown on a sweep to the left that made it 21-0 after the first period, and Pingitore scored from 5 yards on a pitchout to the right early in the second.

Proscia ran for a 3-yard touchdown set up by a 38-yard run by Anders Overhaug, who had 90 yards on eight carries in the first half. Clabby’s 2-yard scoring run made it 40-0 at halftime.

“We worked really hard this week on the running backs blocking and carrying out their fakes,” said Yarmouth Coach Jim Hartman. “But I didn’t know what to expect for this game.

“The kids were very quiet at practice. Football players are usually real pumped up for a big game, but these guys go in a different direction. I was very impressed with the way they came out.”

Hartman said O’Toole, a senior safety, had an outstanding first half before an arm injury forced him to the sideline for the second half.

“Everyone works hard,” said O’Toole. “They all do their jobs, like the linemen opening up the holes for the backs, and that’s how we’re successful.”

The Clippers went 50 yards in four plays on their first possession of the second half. After Pingitore’s 18-yard run, Proscia completed the drive with runs of 12, 19, and 1 yards.

Clabby made it 54-0 with a 34-yard run, and Maranacook got its touchdown in the final three minutes when quarterback Caleb Castonguay (89 yards passing) rolled right on fourth down and hit Andrew Lachance in the end zone from 15 yards.