The Mount View football team has had difficulty keeping opponents out of the end zone thus far this season, a trend that continued in a road game on Friday night, Sept. 20 against Mattanawcook Academy.

The Lynx, after being stifled to only six points in a one-point loss to Oceanside the previous week, broke out in a big way to the tune of nearly 50 points in a 45-15 high school gridiron win over the Mustangs.

It was the third straight week the Mustang offense had given up 40 or more points.

Brady Moulton threw for 162 yards for Mount View, as he completed passes to Garrett Smith (75 yards), Oliver Brown (76 yards), Sam Valleau (8 yards) and Joe LePore (3 yards).

Leading the Mustang rushing attack were Jacob Nelson (33 yards), Mark Ward (66 yards), LePore (32 yards), Garrett Smith (39 yards), Moulton (37 yards), Brown (20 yards) and Zach Ward (2 yards).

Leading the Mount View defense were Gabriel Gagnon (6 solo tackles, 5 assists, forced fumble), Hayden Hunt (3 solos, 2 assists, quarterback sack), Jacob Nelson (6 solos, 2 assists), Mark Ward (4 solos, 5 assists), LePore (solo, 2 assists), Smith (3 solos, 2 assists), Colby Ingraham (solo, 6 assists), Moulton (3 solos, 3 assists), Brown (2 solos, assist), Zach Ward (solo, 2 assists), Mike Cole (2 assists), Kyle Ingraham (solo, 2 assists, sack) and Valleau (solo, 2 assists).

Brayden Lujan led Mattanawcook Academy with three touchdowns and two extra points, while Jameson Peters (TD), Gage Libby (TD), Thomas Ireland (TD, 2-point conversion) and Issac Hainer (interception return for TD, 2 extra points) also chipped in on offense for the hosts.

The game was called with 2:44 remaining in the fourth quarter when a member of the Mattanawcook football team was being treated on the field for a spinal cord injury.

“They didn’t dare move him,” said Mount View athletic director Tom Lynch. “They got the body board out and everything, so both coaches got together at that point and rather than taking any sort of chances moving the kid, the teams mutually agreed to suspend the game right there.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Crabtree Point Standings for Class D North, Mount View (0-3, 52.1739 points) is sixth, while Bucksport (3-0, 142.1053 points) is first in the eight-team region.

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