Cheverus stopped a 2-point conversion attempt with 2:04 remaining after Gorham rallied for two late touchdowns, holding on for a 21-20 victory in an interclass football game Saturday in Portland.

Joe Osei’s second touchdown run gave Class C Cheverus a 21-6 lead early in the fourth quarter, but Gorham quarterback Izak Young directed a furious comeback by the Class B Rams.

Young connected with Jack Karlonas for a 7-yard touchdown, then passed to Casey Skolfield for a 2-point conversion that made it 21-14. Cheverus drove into Gorham territory on its next possession, but Osei was stopped on fourth-and-1 at the Rams 30. Young quickly ripped off runs of 10 and 35 yards, and eventually threw a 15-yard TD pass to Garrett Poulin. Young’s pass on the conversion attempt fell incomplete, however, and the Stags recovered the ensuing onside kick.

Young scrambled 80 yards for the game’s first touchdown in the first quarter, but a bad snap on the conversion left Gorham with a 6-0 lead. Osei’s 17-yard touchdown run and Devin Kelly’s conversion made it 7-6 at halftime.

Matthew Baker powered in from the 1 in the third quarter, and Osei scored from the 8 early in the fourth.



MT. ARARAT 12, MORSE 0: Lydia Hiltz had four goals and three assists for the Eagles (3-0) in a win over the Shipbuilders (0-4) in Topsham.

Audrey Marchildon added three goals and an assist, Rebekah St. Pierre posted two goals and three assists, Grace Keleher also scored twice, and Phoebe Fitzpatrick had a goal and four assists.

Lydia Brown made 15 saves for Morse.

LEAVITT 3, CAPE ELIZABETH 1: Maddie Morin scored the opening goal and set up Jada Beedy’s goal later in the first quarter as the Hornets (3-0) defeated the Capers (3-1) in Cape Elizabeth.

Jenna Tuttle scored for Cape, and Zoe Burgard made 18 saves.

MT. BLUE 4, POLAND 0: Mikayla Wilcox and Kalie Judkins got the Cougars (2-0) going in the first quarter against the Knights (0-3) in Poland.


Wilcox opened the scoring with an assist from Kensley Malcore. Judkins then made it 3-0 with back-to-back goal, assisted by Summer Sawyer and Wilcox.

Wilcox also assisted on Lily Huntley’s second-quarter goal.

Addie Michaud made nine saves for Poland.


CHEVERUS 7, WESTBROOK 1: Sophia Monfa and Annie Vigue each recorded two goals and two assists to lead the Stags (1-1) past the Blue Blazes (0-1-1) in Portland.

Jill Foley also scored twice, and Hailey Lamontagne got her first varsity goal.


Westbrook’s Emily Hodge opened the scoring on a free kick in the fifth minute.

WINDHAM 6, PORTLAND 0: Neve Ledbetter tallied three goals to lead the Eagles (2-0) past the Bulldogs (0-3) in Windham.

Hannah Lee, Stella Jarvais and Abby Lloyd each added a goal, Marley Jarvais doled out three assists, and Bella Vassoler and Tayla Pelletier had one assist.

OXFORD HILLS 4, LAKE REGION 2: Graycee Richardson tallied two goals to help pace the Vikings (2-0) past the Lakers (1-3) in Bridgton.

Ella Pelletier and Jane Leonard also scored for Oxford Hills, which jumped ahead 3-1 in the first half. Maddy Miller provided two assists, and Abby Johnson and Meredith Harthorne each notched one.

Abby Lavoie scored in the first half for Lake Region and set up a second-half goal by Hailey Brewer that cut the Vikings’ lead to 3-2. Lila Levesque assisted on Lavoie’s goal.


Maddy Herrick made 10 saves for the Vikings, while Lake Region keeper Jordan Blanton stopped 10 shots.


KENNEBUNK 3, SANFORD 1: Gavin MacDonald and Jackie Thombs scored less than three minutes apart early in the first half, starting the Rams (1-1-1) on their way to a win over the Spartans (1-2) in Sanford.

Drew Sliwkowski picked up two assists, including one of Theo Pow’s goal midway through the second half. Blake Dallara assisted on Thombs’ goal.

Gavin Hebler got Sanford on the board with an unassisted goal with 10 minutes left.

MT. ARARAT 3, SKOWHEGAN 0: Luke McLaughlin, Ethan Berry and Aaron Paul all scored in the first half, leading the Eagles (2-1) to a win over the River Hawks (1-1) in Topsham.


RICHMOND 7, CHOP POINT 0: Hunter Mason collected two goals and two assists as the Bobcats (2-0) prevailed in Woolwich.

Ben Fournier and Logan Zoulamis also scored twice, while Kenny Mecham had a goal and three assists. Brady Alexander added an assist.

Elijah Burkhardt made 13 saves for Chop Point (0-1).

YARMOUTH 3, BRUNSWICK 1: Adam McLaughlin had a goal and an assist, Gideon Ahrens assisted on two goals, and the Class B Clippers (2-1) won a battle of 2022 state champions against the Class A Dragons (2-1) in Yarmouth.

The Clippers scored all of their goals in the second half after allowing and own goal midway through the first half.

McLaughlin scored from 25 yards into the upper right corner following an assist from Aherns. Jonny Fulton finished a corner kick from McLaughlin from about six yards for the go-ahead goal, and Zacarius Binda converted a through ball from Aherns with 3:30 left.


Anthony Cooley made 11 saves for Brunswick, while Ian O’Connor needed just one save for Yarmouth.


BUCKSPORT 3, NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY 2: Allie Hanson totaled five digs, three kills, five assists, a block and two aces as the Bucks (2-0) downed the Panthers (1-2) in five sets at Yarmouth, 25-19, 25-14, 23-25, 18-25, 15-13.

NYA’s Charlotte McLatchy recorded six aces, four kills, two assists and six digs.

GEORGE STEVENS 3, NORTH YARMOUTH ACADEMY 0: Huldah Gadsby led the Moose (2-0) over the Panthers (1-3) in three sets in Yarmouth, 25-22, 25-13 and 26-24.

Eleanor Zuiches had seven aces, 10 digs and an assist for NYA.

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