Despite Davis' three TDs, 'Stangs fall to visiting LynxMount View's junior tailback has eight touchdowns in two games
Thorndike — The Mount View football team hosted Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14 in a battle of 1-0 high school squads, with both hoping to avoid their first loss of the young season.
The Mustangs fell behind early and, despite its share of scores — which included another yeoman effort from tailback Steven Davis — the hosts could not keep pace and fell to the visiting Lynx 42-26.
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Davis, who had 372 yards on the ground and five touchdowns last week in the team's season-opening win over Stearns of Millinocket, now has eight scores on the season, as he scored three against the Lynx (2-0) with 191 yards on the ground, in addition to a 25-yard reception.
Davis also had one interception, one forced fumble and two recovered fumbles on the defensive side of the ball for Mount View (1-1).
Kenny McGray threw for 146 yards and one touchdown — a 63-yard TD pass to Tyler Ripley — while McGray also rushed in a two-point conversion.
Chris Spaulding had 13 tackles and McGray 11 for the hosts.
Mattanawcook Academy led 8-0 after the first quarter on a 7-yard run and two-point conversion from Trystan Pelkey and extended its lead to 16-0 with 8:12 left in the first half on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Pelkey to Trevor Sutherland, with Pelkey again scoring the two-point conversion on a quarterback sneak.
The 'Stangs responded two plays later as Davis eluded a few tackles and scooted up the right sideline for an 82-yard touchdown with 7:13 remaining.
The hosts did not convert the two-point conversion on a failed fake field goal attempt and the score stayed 16-6 until halftime.
Mount View's defense was stingy at times, though Lynx successfully extended several drives and converted multiple fourth-down plays in fake punt situations where Pelkey, also the team's punter, ran for first downs.
Midway through the third quarter Davis had a terrific interception, which put the hosts in tough field position on their own 1-yard line.
The end result was a safety for the Lynx as McGray, who also is Mount View's punter, was tackled in the end zone to make the score 18-6.
Mattanawcook Academy outscored Mount View 24-20 the rest of the way.
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