Lions rout Coyotes to continue scoring binge, winning waysHomecoming game lots of fun for high-flying Belfast squad
Belfast — The Belfast football team has had no trouble scoring points this season.
That trend continued on Friday night, Oct. 11 as the Lions hosted Old Town for the school's homecoming game in an Eastern Class C showdown.
The Lions had senior running backs Mike McFadden and Greg Clark both rush for 100 yards or more and senior Zach Collier tossed three touchdowns in a 43-8 rout over the Coyotes.
Collier had only four completions — three of which were for scores — for 141 yards in the win.
Clark rushed for 106 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns — one of which came on a 79-yard kick return — while McFadden rushed for 116 yards on 11 carries for Belfast.
Also turning in strong performances for the Lions were Korey Doolan (42-yard touchdown catch, 2-point conversion), Tyler Tran (49-yard touchdown catch) and Baxter Smith (26-yard touchdown catch).
Jacob Barnaby had Old Town's lone touchdown, while Cody Whitmore rushed for 61 yards on 10 carries for the Coyotes.
Belfast's Ashley Littlefield converted all five of her extra-point attempts in the win (a story on Littlefield, a girls soccer player and football athlete, will appear later).
The Lions have averaged 32.8 points through six games.
"Really happy for the guys," said Belfast coach Chris Bartlett. "They came out and played a great football game. We executed the game plan well and the defense really stepped up for us. This was a great night, the homecoming was excellent with the large crowd and alumni there supporting the team and the guys put on a good show for them. We are very pleased with how we have played the last two weeks. We still have a few things to fine tune for the playoff run, but as long as we keep the focus, intensity and commitment we will be right in the mix of things at the end of the year."
In the Maine Principals' Association Crabtree Point Standings for Eastern Class C, Belfast (3-3, 93.1818 points) is seventh, while Winslow (5-0, 144.4444 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.
Camden Hills and Nokomis, who are in the region, petitioned down to Eastern Class C, thus, are ineligible for postseason play.