'Stangs stomp Crusaders to earn second victory
Bangor — While Mount View running back Steven Davis got all the fanfare, deservedly so, the first two weeks of the high school football season, somewhat lost in the shuffle of the Mustang backfield has been sophomore Jack Axsom.
Neither Mustang name likely will be forgotten by John Bapst of Bangor, which hosted the Mustangs on Friday, night Sept. 20.
The Mount View duo both rushed for a pair of first-half touchdowns and more than 100 yards as the game got away from the Crusaders (1-2) early on as the 'Stangs (2-1) earned a 42-27 win.
First year coach Harold "Haggie" Pratt lauded Axsom as “outstanding” on the day, with one of his first-half touchdowns being a 64-yard scamper.
Quarterback Kenny McGray also connected on a pair of 40-yard touchdowns, one to Tyler Ripley and another to Trevor Saucier, while Cole Hannan connected with Saucier on a two-point conversion.
All of Mount View's points came in the first half, with John Bapst outscoring the visitors 8-0 over the final 24 minutes. Davis now has 10 touchdowns in three games for the Mustangs.
In the Maine Principals' Association Crabtree Point Standings for Eastern Class D, Mount View (2-1, 109.5571 points) is fifth, while Bucksport (2-0, 142.8571 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.
Bucksport's game with Washington Academy of East Machias has yet to be reported in the Crabtree Point Standings.