In search if its second win of the campaign, the Mount View football team welcomed Orono to Larrabee Field Saturday afternoon as the hosts looked for their first victory since week two.

The Mustangs (1-5) battled valiantly and the game was close deep into the fourth quarter, but a late Orono score and a Mount View turnover sealed the deal as the Red Riots (3-3) stormed to a 34-20 victory.

Nate Sigouin led the ‘Stangs both on offense and defense Saturday, as he racked up 70 yards on only four carries for two touchdowns. He also had 13 solo tackles on defense, three assisted tackles and a quarterback sack on the day.

“He’s been doing that for us all year,” said Mount View coach Jack Brady.

Will Nunn also eclipsed the century mark on the ground, running for 144 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown. Signal caller Aaron Santana completed 7-of-23 passes for 34 yards for Mount View.

Orono’s Dominic Mowrer had 116 yards on 23 carries, with three touchdowns, while teammate Brandon Higgins had 144 yards on 10 carries and two scores.

The Red Riots had a 12-8 lead at halftime before Mowrer scampered in from five yards out. After the two-point conversion, Orono extended its lead to 20-8.

Mount View punted on its next possession, but recovered a fumble on the ensuing Orono possession and ran the ball down to the 12-yard line to end the third quarter. Nate Sigouin then rumbled in from 12 yards out to cut the Mustangs’ deficit to 20-14.

Orono added another touchdown and went up 26-14 midway through the fourth quarter and attempted an onside kick on the ensuing possession, which Mount View’s Craig Nealley recovered. The move proved to be a bright spot for the ‘Stangs, as the first play of the drive saw Nate Sigouin go left, shake a few tacklers and sprint up the sideline for a 55-yard touchdown for what proved to be Mount View’s final score.

Mowrer added another score late in the game to increase Orono’s edge to 34-20. Then the Mustangs looked to be moving the ball down the field to chip into their deficit, including a long reception by Justin Sigouin. However, during the drive, the ball popped free and Orono recovered to end the hosts’ rally.

Ben Korman had a sack and a fumble recovery, while Adrian Melton recovered two fumbles and had a sack of his own for Mount View. Nunn had a 76-yard scoring run in the first quarter and also caught the two-point conversion from Santana.

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