Next to Larrabee Field is a pasture which, fittingly enough, is home to two large Belgian draft horses. While those behemoth animals went about their grazing busy, a team of other hard-working horses — Mustangs, to be exact — just 75 yards away busted out of their corral and galloped to impressive high school football victory.

Mount View hosted Orono in a Thursday night game under the lights on Sept. 20 and the undermanned Red Riots from Eastern Maine were no match for the Mustangs, who hooved to a 28-0 win.

Watch video, and see more photos, below.

Mount View, which has won two straight games after falling twice to start the campaign, controlled the tempo from the start, as the hosts jumped to a 21-0 halftime lead.

Brady Moulton factored in all four touchdowns for Mount View, two on the ground and two through the air to teammates Garrett Smith and Jack Valleau.

Moulton threw for 225 yards on the night to Smith (78 yards), Valleau (82 yards), Kyle Noble (37 yards) and Joe LePore (30 yards).

Leading the Mustang rushing attack were Sawyer Inman (12 yards), Moulton (87 yards), Oliver Purinton-Brown (7 yards), Garrett Smith (9 yards), Valleau (23 yards), Kyle Noble (46 yards), Joe LePore (4 yards), Jacob Nelson (12 yards) and James Thompson (16 yards).

Moulton got Mount View on the board with a rushing touchdown with 10:26 remaining in the first quarter, and got in on the act with his arm with 4:07 left in the quarter with a touchdown pass to Smith.

Then, the Mustangs delivered the backbreaker with 31 seconds to play in the half when Moulton connected on a long touchdown pass to Valleau, which made the score 21-0 going into intermission.

Moulton rushed for another touchdown with 4:18 left in the third quarter to round out the scoring.

Leading the Mount View defense were Inman (solo tackle, 2 assisted tackles, quarterback sack), Moulton (solo, 2 assists, sack), Purinton-Brown (assist), Smith (interception), Valleau (solo, assist), Dyllyn Anderson (assist), Noble (solo, 2 assists, sack), LePore (2 assists), Nelson (interception), Thompson (3 solos, 6 assists, sack), Eric Braley (solo), Mark Ward (5 solos, 4 assists, 3 sacks), Gabe Gagnon (3 assists, 2 sacks), Hayden Hunt (solo, 5 assists) and Paul Nadeau (assist).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D North, Mount View (2-2, 2.5000 points) is seventh, while Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft (3-0, 26.2500 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.