THORNDIKE — Fog, rain-soaked conditions and a bit of wind were not a problem as Camden Hills and Mount View turned in yeoman work and an exciting brand of high school eight-man football on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 16.

In the end, the visiting Windjammers had too much firepower as they built a 28-0 halftime lead en route to a 53-14 win.

Camden Hills’ Enzo Russillo, right, looks to disrupt a pass by Mount View’s Sam Valleau. Photo by Ken Waltz

Camden Hills has proven an offensive juggernaut this fall, as the Windjammers have outscored opponents 281-188 in six games.

Meanwhile, the Mustangs, who have been undermanned much of the campaign and dealt with early COVID-19 protocols which stalled their start, has only played four games. In those contests, Mount View as been outscored 203-115.

Mount View’s Colin Jones, middle, and Wyatt Evensen, right, among others. Photo by Ken Waltz

“It was the perfect game to get us ready for the playoffs,” said Camden Hills coach Chris Christie. “The fundamentals that the coaches saw on Saturday were indicative of the hard work that the athletes committed to during the last week.”

Christie added: “Great all-around team effort and it was great to get most of the athletes on the field in some capacity.”

The coach said it is fun to travel to road games and have so much support from the team’s fans. He said the squad looks forward to playing Morse of Bath in the playoffs. The Windjammers and Shipbuilders have been embroiled in two high-scoring regular-season affairs this season.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Crabtree Point Standings for eight-man North large schools, Camden Hills (4-2, 111.5152 points) is third, while Waterville (5-1, 140.9091 points) is first in the five-team region.

Mount View’s Colin Jones (20) and Camden Hills’ William Haslam, below, among another. Photo by Ken Waltz

In the Maine Principals’ Association Crabtree Point Standings for eight-man North small schools, Mount View (1-3, 82.6923 points) is fifth, while Mattanawcook Academy (Lincoln)/Penobscot Valley (Howland)/ Lee Academy is first (5-1, 145.8333 points) in the  seven-team region.

“We got outnumbered,” said Mount View coach Rick Leary. “They should be playing 11-man football. They outplayed us up front and took it to us. Looking forward to playing in the playoffs [and] putting the last game behind us as a learning opportunity.”

In Saturday’s game, the Windjammers scored 14 points in the first and second quarters, 13 in the third and 12 in the fourth. Mount View tallied 14 points in the second quarter.

Camden Hills’ Owen Reynolds. Photo by Ken Waltz

Key offensive players for the Windjammers were Hunter Norton with 156 yards rushing and three touchdowns and Ryan Clifford 37 passing yards

Camden Hills finished with 57 plays, including 312 total yards (270 rushing, 42 passing), while the Mustangs had 54 plays for 153 total yards (34 rushing, 119 passing).

Mount View’s Wyatt Evensen, left, and Camden Hills’ Louis Mainella. Photo by Ken Waltz

The Windjammers converted 19 first downs, were 3-of-7 on third downs and 1-of-2 on fourth downs. The Mustangs finished with 10 first downs, 1-0f-9 on third down and 2-of-7 on fourth down.

Camden Hills had an interception and seven penalties for 70 yards, while the Mustangs had two lost fumbles and two interceptions, along with three penalties for 84 yards.

Camden Hills’ Ryan Clifford, left, and Mount View’s Anthony Mathous. Photo by Ken Waltz

Statistically for Camden Hills, Clifford finished 5-of-9 passing for 37 yards and two touchdowns. Norton had 15 carries for 156 yards and two TDs on the ground and another via the air. Louis Mainella had four carries for 75 yards, including a long of 27 yards. Mason Chadwick had six carries for 20 yards and Clifford four carries for 12 yards and a score.

Louis Mainella added an 86-yard kickoff return for a score and Owen Reynolds made two kickoffs for 114 yards. Isaac Dutille had two interceptions.

Camden Hills’ Louis Mainella, top along with Mount View’s Wyatt Evensen, left, and Sam Valleau. Photo by Ken Waltz

The Windjammers’ scoring came on a four-yard pass from Clifford to Harrington, 10-yard rush by Clifford (Reynolds two-point conversion), one- and 22-yard runs, as well as four-yard reception, by Norton (Clifford two-point conversion), 86-yard kick return by Lous Mainella (Reynolds extra-point kick), two-yard run (name of rusher unavailable) and five-yard run from Dylan Lowe.

Mount View’s two touchdowns came off passes from Sam Valleau, who connected with Wyatt Evensen on a 51-yard strike and Colin Jones on a 10-yard score. Valleau completed six passes for 94 yards to Evensen (2 catches for 53 yards), Jones (2 catches for 27 yards), Brock Cassidy (2 catches for 20 yards) and Landon Fletcher (catch for 10 yards). Evensen completed two passes, including a 10-yard pass to Valleau.

Evensen also booted two extra points for the ‘Stangs.

Valleau rushed for 55 yards on 11 carries, while Evensen rushed for 24 yards on five carries and Jones nine yards on four carries.

The Mustangs amassed 120 yards passing, 88 yards rushing and nine first downs.

The hosts were led defensively by Evensen (10 solo tackles, 4 assisted tackles, interception), Valleau (5 solos, 9 assists), Anthony Mathous (3 solos, 7 assists), Cassidy (4 solos, 6 assists), Miles Carter (2 solos, 4 assists), Eric Braley (solo, 3 assists), Rayon Kirby (3 assists), Jones (2 assists), Fletcher (solo, assist), Garrett Dunton (solo), Kayleigh Dunton (assist) and Riley Bryant (assist).

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