The Mount View football team had shifted back and forth in the win-loss column through the first three games of the season, sporting a 2-1 record heading into Saturday afternoon’s home game with Bucksport on Larrabee Field.

And, unfortunately for the Mustangs, who won last week against Dexter, the shifting continued.

The Mustangs could not muster much offense against the visiting Golden Bucks, who did just enough to get out of town with a 16-2 victory in a game “that was much closer than the scored indicated,” said Mount View coach Jack Brady.

The Mustangs (2-2) trailed 7-0 after the first quarter, cut their deficit to 7-2 at halftime and held the Golden Bucks (4-0) scoreless in the second half into the fourth quarter.

Mount View’s lone score of the game came in the second quarter, when Ben Korman and Clint Spaulding sacked Golden Buck quarterback Mike Cummings for a safety. However, Bucksport returned the favor in the fourth quarter as Mustang quarterback Jalen Babin was hauled down in the end zone for two points.

Cummings and Chris Powell scored in the first and fourth quarters, respectively, to lead the Golden Buck attack.

Keying the ‘Stangs on offense were Will Nunn (13 carries for 63 yards), Craig Nealley (14 carries for 36 yards), Joe White (carry for 10 yards), Ryan St. Clair (3 carries for 21 yards) and Babin (12 carries for 34 yards). Mount View also accumulated 25 yards in penalties.

On defense, White and Andrew Gibbs each recovered fumbles, while Jake Blanchette (7 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles), White (5 solos, assist), Tyler McCormick (4 solos, 2 assists), Korman (4 solos, 3 assists), Nealley (3 solos, 3 assists), Mark Dollop (3 solos, 2 assists) and Babin (3 solos, 2 assists) paced Mount View.

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