The Mount View football team stood tall against host Washington Academy on Friday, Oct. 19 in a high school game with significant playoff implications for the opponents.

The Raiders took an early lead and never trailed, though the Mustangs had the ball in the fourth quarter with a chance to take the advantage in the waning minutes.

However, the Raider defense rose to the occasion and earned a safety against the Mustangs to ground out a 16-12 win.

Washington Academy led 8-0 after the first quarter, 14-6 at halftime and 14-12 after three quarters.

On the ground, the Mustangs were led by Brady Moulton (47 yards, touchdown), Jack Valleau (96 yards), Kyle Noble (68 yards, touchdown), James Thompson (25 yards) and Mark Ward (35 yards), while Moulton also had a 20-yard pass to Valleau.

For Washington Academy, Jaden Talbot scored a pair of touchdowns and Tyler Danahy a two-point conversion, while the Raider defense earned a safety in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring.

Leading the Mount View defense were Moulton (3 solo tackles, fumble recovery), Oliver Purinton-Brown (2 assisted tackles), Garrett Smith (solo, 5 assists, sack), Jack Valleau (3 solos, 7 assists, 2 sacks), Dyllan Anderson (2 assists), Noble (2 solos, 8 assists, 2 sacks), Sam Valleau (assist), Jacob Nelson (2 solos, 2 assists), Thompson (3 solos, 2 assists, assist), Ward (2 solos, 6 assists, sack), Jason Wood (assist), Gabe Gagnon (2 solos, 9 assists, 2 sacks), Colby Ingraham (2 assists), Will Turner (assist), Paul Nadeau (3 assists, sack) and Joe Lepore (solo, 3 assists, sack).

Next up for the Mustangs is a trip to the Class D North playoffs, where No. 6 Mount View (4-4) will play at No. 3 Mattanawcook Academy/Lee Academy/Penobscot (6-2) on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in Lincoln.

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