High school football

Mustangs corral fourth win, gallop past Ellsworth/Sumner

Mount View receives strong performances from many players
By Staff | Oct 10, 2016

Ellsworth — The Mount View Mustang football team continued to gallop to the Class D North playoffs with its performance against Ellsworth/Sumner on Friday, Oct. 7.

Despite not getting their defense straightened out until late in the first half, the Mustangs moved the ball up and down the field with ease against the Eagles and came away with a lopsided 42-6 victory.

Mount View coach Harold "Haggie" Pratt said the hosts “had some success in the first half running the ball and hurt us on one long pass,” but the visitors sorted things out defensively late in the first half and ultimately cruised to their fourth win.

“I have been very pleased with our offense this season,” said Pratt of his squad, which has averaged 39 points. “Moving the ball and scoring points has been a strong point. But this week I think we found a good combination in our defense.”

Rayno Boivin had a terrific day at quarterback for Mount View as he made eight completions on nine attempts for 158 yards and four touchdowns. He also had two rushes for 14 yards and held all five of the team’s extra point attempts, booted by teammate Colby Furrow.

Leading the Mount View rushing attack were Darrin Cook (10 carries for 92 yards), Kyle Noble (4 carries for 29 yards), Furrow (2 carries for 25 yards), Boivin (2 carries for 14 yards), James Thompson (carry for 13 yards, touchdown), Devon Davis (4 carries for 10 yards, TD), Jack Valleau (carry for 3 yards) and Chris Dodge (4 carries for 2 yards).

Furrow hauled in four passes for 77 yards and three touchdowns, while Alan Gibbs (47-yard TD), Davis (15-yard catch) and Jordan Brown (2 catches for 15 yards) also made grabs for the ‘Stangs.

Pacing the Mustang defense were Kyle Noble (7 solo tackles, 4 assisted tackles), Davis (7 solos, 3 assists), Matt Keating (6 solos, 3 assists), Dodge (4 solos, 4 assists), Laz Littlefield (4 solos, 3 assists), Ralph Rolfe (2 solos, 4 assists), Cook (2 solos, 4 assists), Valleau (2 solos, assist), Allen Gagnon (2 solos, assist), Boivin (3 assists), Trevor Bryant (solo, 2 assists), Owen Cunningham (solo, 2 assists), Nathan Fuller (solo, assist), Paul Nadeau (solo, assist), Furrow (solo, assist), Ian Hotham (solo) and Gibbs (solo).

The Mustangs will host Dexter (5-1) on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Thorndike in a game that “is shaping up to be a very, very important game in the playoff picture," the coach said.

“Dexter is a very strong team,” said Pratt. “To win we will have to find a way to contain speedy running back Brandon Allen. Zach White is definitely one of the best receivers we have seen in the conference over that past several years and Jason Campbell is also a favorite receiver for Dexter’s quarterback Braden Miller.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Crabtree Points Standings for Class D North, Mount View (4-2, 114.7769 points) is fourth, while Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield and Dexter (6-0, 144.2308 points) is tied for first in the 10-team region.

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