WESTBROOK – The Westbrook football team got a big win on Friday night, pulling themselves into playoff contention with a 34-15 beating of York on the road.

The win moved the Blazes’ record to 2-4 on the season with the Wildcats dropping to 2-4 with the loss. While the team’s record may not be as good as the players and coaching staff hoped for as Westbrook started its first season as a Class B team, the win may help Westbrook achieve something it hasn’t done in years, make the postseason.

In the latest Class B West Crabtree Point standings released on Wednesday morning, the Blue Blazes are in seventh place, close behind No. 6 Spruce Mountain. With the top six teams making the postseason, Westbrook, which has home games against No. 5 Falmouth (5-1) on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. and No. 10 Marshwood (1-5) on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., could make the playoffs by winning at least one of the team’s remaining two games. A win over Falmouth, whose record is somewhat deceiving as the Yachtsmen haven’t beaten a team with a winning record this season, could mean that final game against Marshwood could serve as a way to improve the team’s playoff seeding rather than simply serving as a playoff qualifier.

Against York last week, the Blazes got a gigantic game from Kyle Heath, who had 140 yards on eight carries and a touchdown. Westbrook coach Jeff Guerette said that Heath “was our difference maker on the offensive side of the ball.”

“Kyle had some important carries in the fourth quarter drive that put us up by two scores, 22-7,” Guerette added.

Guerette also praised the play of Magnes Lewis, who came up with three interceptions, returning two of them for scores, to quell any chance of a York comeback. “Lewis had a great game on defense,” Guerette said.

The Blazes also got touchdowns from Terry Webber (one-yard run) and Graham Strondak (21-yard run) in the win.

Guerette said it was “great” for Westbrook to come away with the win, especially coming on the heels of a close home loss to Cape Elizabeth the previous week. “We were excited that we were able to be competitive on the road,” he said. “The last three weeks we have been more competitive and more physical, and this victory was a well-deserved reward for those efforts.”


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