The atmosphere was awesome. A relatively warm, breezy, beautiful, early-fall night under the lights and glorious full moon at Dennis "Bear" Bryant field.

Two neighboring Waldo County high school soccer teams going head-to-head and toe-to-toe, thrilled to be finally on the pitch competing as fans watched — clapped, cheered and honked — from the bleachers far away and in cars in the parking lot above the field.

In the end, Belfast, a Class B school of about 500 students, bested Searsport, a Class D school of about 150 students, 5-1.

But it was, overall, a fun night of high school soccer action between the county neighbors separated by about a 12-minute drive and 6.5 miles off Route 1.

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The host Lions led 1-0 at halftime before converting four second-half goals for the four-goal victory.

Josh Wright, tested often, proved strong in net for the Vikings with 17 saves, including one on a first-half penalty shot.

Chance Clark and Zeke Slaughter combined to make three saves in the Lions goal.

Belfast finished with a 22-4 edge in shots and Searsport led 3-2 in corner kicks.

Ethan Hall converted a first-half penalty kick to give Belfast a 1-0 lead.

In the second half, Zepherin Leppanen, Chance Clark, Tanner Veilleux and Jonah Lovejoy tallied goals for the hosts. Names of Lions with assists was unavailable.

For the Vikings, Gabe Kneeland scored, on an assist from Chase Brassbridge, in the second half.