FALMOUTH — Connor Aube wasn’t at his best this week, according to Falmouth High football coach John Fitzsimmons. He was sick all week.

Then what he did Friday night was truly remarkable. Aube, a senior running back and safety, scored three touchdowns and intercepted two passes to help Falmouth remain unbeaten in Class B South football.

Falmouth shut out Leavitt in the second half to grab a 24-14 victory.

The win improved the Yachtsmen to 5-0, while Leavitt dropped to 3-2.

“We’ve never been 5-0 before,” said Falmouth senior lineman Drew Chamberlain, who was part of the big second-half defensive effort. “What we’re doing is really a lot of fun.”

The Yachtsmen intercepted Leavitt quarterback Levi Craig five times, four in the second half when they swarmed him relentlessly.

Craig had thrown an 8-yard touchdown pass to Max Green with 30 seconds left in the first half, then connected with Green on the 2-point conversion to give the Hornets a 14-12 halftime lead.

But Craig was never able to get comfortable in the second half, when he was sacked twice and forced to scramble throughout.

Falmouth used its size advantage up front to control the line, rushing for 137 yards in the second half. And sophomore quarterback Jack Bryant was nearly perfect in the final two quarters, completing 6 of 7 passes.

“They had hit some gaps in the first half that we weren’t ready for, so we adapted,” said Chamberlain. “And offensively, we picked up our intensity. We knew we were bigger and more physical, and we imposed our will on them.”

Aube credited coaching adjustments. “They were a big factor,” he said. “(The coaches) got guys in the right places. They made substitutions.”

Falmouth took the lead in the third quarter. The Yachtsmen stopped Leavitt on downs at their 23, as Craig was sacked for a 7-yard loss on fourth down. Falmouth then drove 77 yards, the final 20 coming when Jack Bryant threw a short pass to his older brother, Sean, in the right flat. He spun away from a tackle at the 15 and went in for the go-ahead touchdown with 2:51 left in the third quarter, giving the Yachtsmen an 18-14 lead.

It stayed that way until early in the fourth quarter, when Aube intercepted a Craig pass and returned the ball 44 yards to the Leavitt 21.

Four plays later, Aube swept left end and dove into the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown, his third score on the game, to make it 24-14 with 8:38 remaining.

He previously scored on a 4-yard run and a 57-yard pass from Jack Bryant in the second quarter.

Aube then intercepted Craig in the end zone to stop the Hornets’ next drive. Sean Bryant had the final interception, also in the end zone, late in the fourth.

“Too many penalties, too many turnovers,” said Leavitt Coach Mike Hathaway. “We played like a team that is poorly coached.”

Fitzsimmons liked what he saw.

“One, give credit to our line for playing a great game,” he said. “Two, our sophomore quarterback is playing like a junior. Three, Connor Aube is magic in a bottle. He’s just special. You wait for it to happen.”

Aube was just glad for the win.

“Amazing,” he said. “Actually I can’t even put this into words. We’ve never been 5-0. It’s just great to be part of this team.”