WELLS — Wells scored 27 points in the second quarter and cruised to a 41-6 win over Gray-New Gloucester in a Class C South football game Friday night.

Reid Chase got the Warriors started early in the second quarter with an 88-yard touchdown run up the middle.

“(That play) wasn’t working (earlier), but our line found a way to trick (Gray-New Gloucester) and block it. So it worked,” said Chase.

“Offensively, we took a little time to get going, and then we figured out what was going on,” said Wells Coach Tim Roche. “Reid (Chase) hit the big one and from there we went on a roll.”

On the second play of Gray-New Gloucester’s next possession, Chase intercepted a pass from Justice Bowie and returned it to the 11, setting up a 7-yard TD run by Evan Whitten.

“Drop back, just read your keys and whatever, just be there. Just do what you’re supposed to do,” Chase said of his interception.

Whitten finished with 123 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Wells (5-2) made it 21-0 on a 12-yard bootleg by Owen Berry.

Gray New-Gloucester (4-3) fumbled the ensuing kickoff return, which was recovered by Conor Collins of Wells with 1:04 left in the half.

“(The quick scores) kind of took the wind out of (Gray-New Gloucester’s) sails, I’m sure, and they put us in a pretty good spot,” said Roche.

On the first play after the fumble, Jacob Spofford broke free for a 35-yard touchdown run. The point after was blocked, but the damage had been done. Wells went into halftime with a 27-0 lead.

“The biggest part is we started off (playing) not great and then we played very well from then on,” said Roche.

Chase was ailing and used sparingly on offense, but played a big role as usual on defense.

“(Chase) wasn’t feeling great,” said Roche. “You notice when he’s not on (defense), he’s one of our leaders on (defense), and when he’s not on (defense) we struggle a little bit. So we pulled him off offense and let him go defense.”

Gray-New Gloucester got on the board with 3:37 left in the third quarter on a 1-yard sneak by Bowie. But Whitten answered with a 42-yard TD run, and Sam Hazlett added a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

“Wells is a great team,” said Gray-New Gloucester Coach Mark Renna. “So far Wells is the most physical team we’ve (played); most physical, disciplined, well-oiled team. They’re a playoff team.”