SCARBOROUGH — A wet ball and slippery field did not seem to bother Connor Kelly.

The sophomore wide receiver scored four touchdowns, including three on passes from quarterback Jack Hughes, as Scarborough defeated South Portland 40-7 on Friday night.

Hughes completed 15 of 25 passes for 194 yards and three touchdowns. He also scored a rushing touchdown in the first quarter. Kelly caught 10 passes for 123 yards.

“We kept running our offense (despite the conditions),” Kelly said. “Their cornerbacks were playing up, so fades or comeback routes, curls and hitches really worked.”

As dominating as the Red Storm were on offense, their defense was equally up to the task. Scarborough (4-2) held the Red Riots to just 96 yards, and that included a 66-yard run by quarterback Nick Mezzanotte.

“Our defense only gave up one play the whole game,” said Scarborough Coach Lance Johnson. “We are getting better at linebacker every week, and our defensive line is playing well. We were more active with them this week, doing more of what our guys are good at.”

South Portland (2-4) could not find a rhythm on offense. Mezzanotte’s long dash up the middle tied the game at 7 in the second quarter, but the Red Riots tallied just 30 yards of offense the rest of the game.

“They were being aggressive in the box and changing some fronts on us and winning at the point of attack,” said South Portland Coach Steve Stinson. “We were limited in trying to air the ball out, and our plan tonight was to come out and establish a run game. They stood up and stopped our run game.”

After losing 48-7 at Thornton Academy last week, Johnson was happy with the way his team responded on its home field.

“We got on them in film and we were pretty rough on them in practice with amped up intensity,” Johnson said. “We played well in all three phases of the game.”

Owen Garrard put an exclamation point on the Scarborough victory with a 26-yard run early in the fourth quarter. After South Portland lineman Noah Cleaves was carted off the field with an apparent right leg injury, Garrard took the handoff up the left sideline.

Garrard finished with 60 yards on six carries.

Despite being in only his second season, Kelly continued to impress his coach with his technical ability.

“I’ve been coaching a long time, and I haven’t seen many kids run routes the way he does,” Johnson said.

“It is a tribute to him and his hard work. He’s a very good player, and I look forward to the rest of the season and the next two with him.”

Scarborough made it a three-score game early in the second half. After the Red Riots gained four yards on three plays, Kelly took the ensuing punt down the sideline for a 60-yard touchdown, giving the Red Storm a 26-7 lead.

Scarborough opened the game with a 15-play, 72-yard drive capped by Hughes’ scoring run. Hughes converted a fourth-and-5 with a 9-yard run and completed a 23-yard pass to Reese Lagerquist after a scramble and deflection.

Mezzanotte carried the ball 10 times for 91 yards.