WESTBROOK – For the first time in quite a while, there will be postseason football for Westbrook High School.

The Blue Blazes celebrated their first season as a Class B football team by posting a 4-4 record and qualifying for the playoffs as the No. 5 seed.

The Blazes wrapped up their playoff berth and a .500 record with a solid 26-14 home win over Marshwood, the other team that dropped from Class A to B before this season.

The Blazes were led by Terry Webber, who rushed for two touchdowns to put Westbrook over the top against the struggling Hawks. Webber got the scoring going with a four-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, making the score 6-0 after the extra point was no good. Later in the first, the Blazes made it 12-0 when Ryan Lebel scored from 22 yards out.

Marshwood made things interesting in the second quarter, cutting the lead to 12-6 on a 33-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Troy Pappas.

Westbrook put the game away in the second half, as Webber made it 18-6 on a six-yard touchdown run and Kyle Heath found the end zone in the fourth quarter on an 11-yard run, adding the two-point conversion to make it 26-6 at the time.

The Blazes will open the playoffs on Friday night when they head to No. 4 Falmouth for a 7 p.m. game.

Westbrook has already beaten the Yachtsmen once this season, handing them a 28-25 loss on Oct. 15 in Westbrook.

Heath provided the offensive spark for the Blue Blazes in the contest, scoring on a 60-yard run and running up 93 rushing yards on 13 carries. Westbrook also got touchdowns from Ben Grant, Webber and Graham Strondak in the contest, with Strondak’s fourth-quarter touchdown putting Westbrook over the top for the win.

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