The Belfast football team gave its strengthening playoff hopes another shot in the arm with another solid performance — albeit a day later than expected.

The Lions had their game at Morse of Bath pushed from Friday to Saturday night due to heavy rains and wet field conditions. Waiting a day did not matter to BAHS, which promptly earned a solid 31-12 victory over the host Shipbuilders.

In the latest Crabtree Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (4-3, 107.1000 points) is fifth and Leavitt of Turner (6-0, 142.5926 points) first in the 10-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the regional playoffs.

On Saturday, Dylan Webster helped bring the Lions to another victory with three rushing touchdowns in a 39-12 win over Morse. Webster scored on 15- and 16-yard runs in the third quarter and a 30-yard run in the fourth stanza. Also, he converted a two-point conversion on a rush in the second quarter.

Lion quarterback Brad Reed scored on a 40-yard run in the first stanza and, in the second quarter, connected on a 25-yard pass to Lani Eversage. Eversage also had a 70-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.

For Morse, D’Vaughn Myers tied the game 6-6 in the first quarter with a 5-yard run and Kevin McKellar threw a 15-yard pass to Everett Moye for a touchdown in the fourth stanza.

Belfast finished with 10 first downs to Morse’s eight.

Offensively for Belfast, Webster rushed 19 times for 167 yards, had a five-yard pass and 20 total points; Eversage rushed eight times for 107 yards, with a 17-yard catch, 24 return yards and two touchdowns; Reed rushed 67 yards on seven attempts with six points; Jacob Campbell had three carries for 22 yards and caught a 25 yards pass; Jordan Young caught a 27-yard pass; and Greg Clark a 27-yard kick return.

Reed completed 4-of-5 passes for 74 yards.

The game scoring included:

Belfast — Reed 32-yard run with 6:12 left in first quarter.
Morse — Kevin McKeller 9-yard run with 5:07 left in second quarter.
Belfast — Eversage 17-yard pass from Reed with 47 seconds left in second quarter. Webster two-point conversion run.
Belfast — Webster 5-yard run with 5:51 left in the third quarter.
Belfast — Webster 32-yard run with less than a minute left in third quarter.
Belfast — Eversage 72-yard run with 8:43 left in fourth quarter. Adam Heroux two-point conversion run.
Morse — Everett Moye 2-yard pass from McKeller with 5:38 left in fourth quarter.
Belfast — Webster with a 52-yard run with 5:25 left in fourth quarter.

Gardiner game stats

Statistics from Belfast’s 34-28 win over visiting Gardiner Oct. 8 included:

Belfast scored on five of 10 possessions, compiled 18 first downs, converted 4-of-8 third down attempts, rushed 49 times for 284 yards, completed 2-of-3 passes for 96 yards and accumulated 380 total yards. The Lions had 10 penalties for 96 yards.

Webster had 18 carries for 147 yards, Reed 21 carries for 103 yards, Eversage eight carries for 21 yards and Jacob Campbell two carries for 13 yards. Eversage had one catch for 88 yards. Eversage (TD) totaled 182 yards, Webster (3 TDs) 155 yards and Reed 103 yards. Eversage finished with six points, Webster 20 and Reed eight.

Reed completed 2-of-3 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. Eversage had three kick returns for 73 yards, including one of 22 yards, and averaged 24.3 yards. Campbell had one kick return for 13 yards.

Additional information from Belfast’s game with Morse will be added later to this story.

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