POLAND — The Belfast football team — only days after it learned it would not face its originally-scheduled high school opponent Hermon on the gridiron for week three — traveled to Poland to take on the host Knights on Friday night, Sept. 17.

And the Knights took advantage of a young, inexperienced Lions team and emerged with a 27-13 win.

The Knights led 13-0, 19-6 and 27-13 at the quarter breaks.

The Lions were led offensively by Gabe Kelley, who scored on a five-yard touchdown run, and Pete Lovejoy, who hauled in an eight-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Keegan McGowan.

Zepherin Leppanen also booted in an extra point for Belfast.

“Poland was well-coached,” said Lion coach Art Fairbrother. “We came out a little flat in the first quarter. We came together as a team as the game progressed.”

The Lions originally were scheduled to face Hermon, but Hermon High School went fully remote due to COVID-19 — which canceled all interscholastic athletics for the Hawks — until at least Monday, Sept. 20.

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