YORK — Undefeated Kennebunk scored 42 unanswered points, including 35 in the second half, to beat York 42-14 in a Class B South football game Friday night.

York (1-3) held a 14-0 lead after Cullen McCarty took a toss to the right and raced 20 yards for a touchdown with 8:02 left in the second quarter.

But Thomas Wildes ignited Kennebunk’s comeback, returning the ensuing kickoff to the York 38. A few minutes later, Wildes took a handoff on fourth-and-one at the 6 and reached the end zone to make it 14-7.

Kennebunk (4-0) still trailed midway through the third quarter and had to punt the ball away after a second consecutive three-and-out. But the kick bounced in front of York’s punt returner, Reid Hogan, and grazed him on the way by, and Kennebunk recovered at the York 29.

“Turnovers have a big impact on the game, there’s no doubt about it,” said Kennebunk Coach Joe Rafferty. “I think that was obviously a big play. We were fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.”

Kennebunk needed just six plays to score the tying touchdown, on a 3-yard run by Patrick Saunders.

After a York three-and-out, Kennebunk quarterback Justin Wiggins faked a toss and kept the ball on the option for a 62-yard touchdown, putting the Rams ahead for the first time with nine seconds left in the third quarter.

“That was pretty much a broken play. I have to give it up to my blocking,” said Wiggins.

Wiggins ran the option effectively, but two first-quarter turnovers (one interception and one fumble) put the Rams in a hole.

“Offensively, we came out perfect. It was just my two turnovers really hurt us there,” said Wiggins.

Wiggins finished with 182 yards on 19 carries.

“The team played great. I had amazing blocking. We were running options and I was running the opposite (direction of) where it was supposed to go and I was still getting blocking downfield,” said Wiggins.

Another Saunders touchdown run and two defensive touchdowns in the fourth quarter enabled Kennebunk to pull away.

McCarty started his night off with a bang on the first drive. After Connor Elsemore churned out 10 yards on the first three plays to pick up a first down, McCarty took his first carry 60 yards for a touchdown.

McCarty ran for 102 yards in the first quarter and 157 in the first half. The senior finished with 174 yards.

“We got out of our 50 defense and went back to our 40 defense (in the second half) and covered their guards (better),” said Rafferty.

“Down by 14 (points), down here (in York), where we have a history – we don’t have a lot of success on this field. So for (our team) to comeback like that, and Justin (Wiggins), he kept his poise and did a good job.”