BIDDEFORD — Lucas Rhoy said he wasn’t tired. He probably will be all weekend.

Rhoy rushed for 237 yards on 30 carries Friday night and scored three touchdowns as Biddeford High pulled away from Westbrook, 28-13, in a Class B South football game at Waterhouse Field.

Rhoy, who also completed one pass for 30 yards, gained most of his yards running off-tackle in Biddeford’s option game, a play that the Blazes simply could not stop.

“I thought they did a great job blocking it up front,” said Jeff Guerette, Westbrook’s coach. “Obviously (Biddeford quarterback Joey) Curit gets a lot of your attention going into it but we knew Rhoy was a very good player. And that proved to be true.”

It was a vital victory for the Tigers, who improved to 2-2 in a tight conference. Westbrook dropped to 1-3.

“Let’s face it, we have lost two very, very tough games. I’m very proud of my kids,” said Brian Curit, the Tigers head coach. “They played their hearts out. But that’s what our kids have always done.”

“We definitely needed this win,” said Rhoy. “It boosted our motivation.”

This was a back-and-forth game in the first half, with Westbrook tying the score at 13 on Bailey Sawyer’s second touchdown pass of the game to Bailey Ryan, a perfectly-thrown 41-yard strike with 10:32 left in the first half.

But the Blazes would not score again. Biddeford double-teamed Ryan – he caught six passes for 158 yards, but only one for 32 yards in the second half – and attacked Sawyer from the edges. Biddeford sacked Sawyer four times in the second half, three by Josh Dutremble.

“We thought we had to get after (Sawyer) in the first half, we just didn’t do it,” said Brian Curit. “We kind of woke up a little bit here.”

Westbrook had a chance to take the lead in the second quarter. After tying the game, Westbrook’s Brandon Lajoie recovered a fumble on the kickoff. But the Tigers held and took over on downs at their 16.

They then drove 84 yards in six plays to take the lead. Rhoy had a 32-yard run, followed by a 22-yard pass from Joey Curit to Dutremble to the Westbrook 17. Rhoy then went off left tackle for a TD and a 19-13 lead.

Westbrook punted and Biddeford went in for another score, a 31-yard field goal by Nick Phillips with 19 seconds left in the first half – set up by Rhoy’s 30-yard pass to Joey Curit.

“We’ve been working on that since doubles, just looking for a time to use it,” said Joey Curit.

Westbrook punted on its first series of the third quarter and the Tigers drove 87 yards for a touchdown with their first possession. Rhoy had 74 yards rushing on that drive. “I’ll feel it (Saturday),” he said.

“Westbrook is a great team,” said Joey Curit. “But we saw something and the coaches kept calling the play.”

The Blazes couldn’t get untracked in the second half. “That’s a testament to their defense,” said Guerette. “We knew they were going to get some big plays, we hoped we could get some too. We’ll keep working at it. Knowing our kids, we’ll keep plugging away.”