After dropping its first two games of the campaign on the road, the Mount View football team was more than happy to see its field again and bounced back nicely in its home-opener on Saturday, Sept. 15 against Houlton/Hodgdon/Greater Houlton Christian.

The Mustangs and Shiretowners were tied at the end of the first half, but the hosts galloped to 26 unanswered second-half points and raced to its first win with a 32-6 homecoming victory.

Mount View also fell to Mattanawcook Academy/Lee Academy/Penobscot Valley on Friday, Sept. 7 in Lincoln.

The following is a breakdown of both games:

Mount View 32, Houlton/Hodgdon/Greater Houlton Christian 6

Quarterback Brady Moulton tossed for 220 yards and two touchdowns for Mount View, while Jack Valleau rushed in for two scores and Paul Nadeau one in the win.

Leading the Mount View offense were Kyle Noble (101 rushing yards, 183 kick return yards, 21 receiving yards), Jack Valleau (86 rushing yards, 39 receiving yards), Jacob Nelson (10 rushing yards), Sawyer Inman (4 rushing yards), James Thompson (7 rushing yards, 53 receiving yards), Paul Nadeau (1 rushing yard), Garrett Smith (83 receiving yards), Joe LePore (2 receiving yards), Mark Ward (22 receiving yards)

Leading the Mount View defense were Moulton (2 sacks), Valleau (2 quarterback sacks, fumble recovery), Kyle Noble (2 sacks), Sam Valleau (interception), James Thompson (2 sacks), Mark Ward (2 sacks), Gabe Gagnon (4 sacks), Hayden Hunt (2 sacks) and Paul Nadeau (sack).

After Valleau’s first quarter touchdown with 9:06 remaining — and the teams went into intermission knotted 6-6 — Moulton connected with Noble on a 21-yard touchdown pass with 4:52 left in the third quarter to put the hosts up for good.

The ‘Stangs continued to gallop away from the Shiretowners in the fourth when Nadeau found the end zone on a rush with 11:35 left, Moulton connected with Thompson on a 6-yard TD strike with 11:17 remaining and Valleau a rushing score with 5:53 left.

Information for Houlton/Hodgdon/Greater Houlton Christian was unavailable.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D North, Mount View (1-2, 1.2500 points) is seventh, while Bucksport (3-0, 20.0000 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Mattanawcook Academy/Lee Academy/Penobscot Valley 43, Mount View 12

At Lincoln Sept. 7, the visitors' offense sputtered as the hosts ground their way to a lopsided win.

Mustang Kyle Noble shouldered the load offensively with 183 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Paul Nadeau (77 rushing yards), Mark Ward (21 rushing yards), Jack Valleau (44 rushing yards), Brady Moulton (6 rushing yards) and James Thompson (rushing yard) also chipped in on offense.

Leading the Mount View defense were Sawyer Inman (2 solo tackles, assisted tackle, fumble recovery), Brady Moulton (2 solos, 2 assists), Oliver Purinton-Brown (2 solos, 2 assists, fumble recovery), Garrett Smith (2 solos), Jack Valleau (2 solos, assist), Dyllyn Anderson (2 solos, 2 assists), Kyle Noble (5 solos, 3 assists, fumble recovery, sack), Sam Valleau (solo, 2 assists), Joe Lepore (solo, 2 assists, fumble recovery, sack), Jacob Nelson (solo, assist), James Thompson (5 solos, 7 assists, 2 sacks), Mark Ward (assist, interception), Gabe Gagnon (2 solos, 6 assists, sack), Hayden Hunt (solo, assist), Colby Ingraham (assist), Jason Woods (2 solos, 2 assists) and Paul Nadeau (2 solos, 5 assists, sack).

Information for Mattanawcook Academy/Lee Academy/Penobscot Valley was unavailable.

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