BIDDEFORD — Biddeford High’s early-season football success has been largely fueled by the bullish runs of fullback Brady Crepeau. Friday night the Tigers gave their remaining opponents something else to prepare for.

Joey Curit threw three first-half touchdown passes and the Tigers ran for 305 yards to pull away from York in a 42-19 win at Waterhouse Field to remain unbeaten in Class B South.

“When everybody thinks about Biddeford, they think just about the fullback,” said Curit, a senior. “Today it was great to get the running backs involved, get the pass game involved and show people that we can do other things.”

Crepeau still led the Tigers with 111 rushing yards. But he suffered a foot injury on a 32-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. Austin Dutremble and Cam Lantagne picked up the offense. Dutremble rushed for 96 yards and caught four passes for 72 yards – including two of Curit’s touchdown passes – while Lantagne rushed for 60 yards and two touchdowns.

“He’s the focal point of our offense, everything starts with him,” Dutremble said of Crepeau. “It was nice to see other guys coming in and stepping up.”

“We have a lot of weapons,” said Brian Curit, the Tigers’ head coach. “I thought (assistant coach) Bob Beaulieu called a great game. This gives you an idea of how great a player Austin Dutremble is and Joey got going passing and running the ball.”

The victory lifted the Tigers to 5-0, while York fell to 2-3.

Joey Curit’s touchdown passes – of 10 yards to Colin Lavigne and then 23 and 32 to Dutremble – helped the Tigers to a 21-6 halftime lead. But York came out with an impressive drive to start the third quarter, capped by a 21-yard screen pass from Trevor LaBonte to Andrew Rodrigues, who went untouched into the end zone. LaBonte’s PAT kick made it 21-13.

The Tigers responded late in the third, going 75 yards in seven plays, with Crepeau running the final 32. But he hobbled off the field and didn’t return.

Biddeford got the ball right back when Lavigne forced a fumble on York’s first play after the kickoff and Curtis Forcier recovered it at the 17. Joey Curit threw 16 yards to Dutremble, setting up a 1-yard run by Lantagne on the first play of the fourth quarter and it was suddenly 35-13.

York got another touchdown, a 2-yard run by Ryan Daley set up by a 63-yard pass from LaBonte to Rodrigues, but the Tigers responded with a 19-yard scoring run by Lantagne, who gained 52 yards after Crepeau left.

Even though the loss was York’s second in a row, Coach Randy Small was pleased with his team’s effort.

“As disappointed as I was last week, I was ecstatic this week,” he said. “We had opportunities to score, had a couple of breakdowns defensively that cost us but … that team is undefeated for a reason and this was fun.”

The Tigers are certainly embracing this undefeated start.

“There’s a great tradition here in Biddeford and we’re proud to represent our city and show that Biddeford football is back,” said Dutremble.

“These kids have embraced the history and they haven’t been scared by the ghosts,” said Brian Curit. “They’ve been brought up listening to it. But now this is their chapter.”