The young Belfast football team certainly has faced several tough tests this season, with the latest coming Friday night in a home contest against Brewer.

Ultimately, the Lions (1-5) could not contain the Witches (5-1) offensively and had trouble stopping the visitors defensively en route to a 39-0 loss.

This season, the Lions have been outscored 231-52, and been shut out twice. The team’s lone win was 18-6 over Nokomis of Newport.

On Friday against Brewer, quarterback Chris Miller and Dillon Smith both had a pair of touchdown runs to lead the Witches, while Anthony Jackson and Brody Valley also added scores in the win.

Miller opened the scoring with a 3-yard run in the first quarter, and Evan Lacey booted the extra point.

Smith added an 8-yard run in the second quarter, and Miller and Jackson followed with 33-yard touchdowns. Miller ran for a 33-yard score and passed for a 33-yard TD to Jackson. Lacey converted the kick after Jackson’s scores.

In the third quarter, Valley raced 60 yards for a score, and Smith concluded the scoring with a 3-yard jaunt. Lacey kicked the extra point after Valley’s score.

Valley finished with nine carries for 142 yards and his touchdown, and Miller carried six times for 38 yards and was 4-for-6 passing for another 78 yards.

Defensively, the Witches sacked Lion quarterback Zach Collier eight times, including three by Jackson. Collier was 5-of-9 under center for 17 yards.

Greg Clark ran for 68 yards on 15 carries to pace the Lions and also hauled in two passes for 17 yards. Mike McFadden also had a 15-yard catch. Also racking up yards for Belfast were Jake Campbell (22 yards on 10 carries), Travis Tufo (28 yards on 10 carries) and McFadden (5 yards on a carry).

The Witches outgained the Lions 360-89 on offense and 396-223 in all-purpose yards.

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