THORNDIKE — The Mount View football team has had no trouble finding the end zone as the Mustangs have averaged more than 37 points through their first five high school gridiron games of the fall.

However, the Mustangs suddenly find themselves riding a three-game losing streak after falling 49-27 at home on Saturday, Sept. 17 against Orono, 54-20 at home against Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln and on Saturday, Sept. 24, most recently, a 70-67 road loss on Friday night, Sept. 30 against Stearns of Millinocket.

Mount View’s Wyatt Evensen, left, is knocked out of bounds by a Mattanawcook Academy player. Photo by Ken Waltz

Mount View, which has a young team with only two seniors, is 1-4 in eight-man football small school North Division and has been led offensively by Wyatt Evensen, who has racked up yards in bunches and has 23 touchdowns on the campaign.

The following is a recap of Mount View’s most recent three games:

Stearns 70, Mount View 67

At Millinocket Sept. 30, the Minutemen emerged with a narrow, three-point win in a game that saw the squads nearly amass a combined 140 points.

Evensen racked up an astounding 475 yards on the ground and found the end zone eight times in the tough-luck loss for the ‘Stangs, while Brock Cassidy added 82 yards and a score. Collin Jones added four two-point conversions and Bo Spaulding one, while Rayon Kirby also converted a field goal.

Mount View’s Chase Kenney (17), among others. Photo by Ken Waltz

The Mustang defense was led by Dominic Nash (tackle), Chase Kenney (5 tackles), Aiden Burke (tackle), Garrett Dunton (2 tackles), Kirby (4 tackles), Anthony Mathous (28 tackles, quarterback sack), Spaulding (7 tackles), Evensen (4 tackles), Riley Bryant (4 tackles), Josiah Miller (tackle), Jones (tackle), Cassidy (6 tackles) and Matthew Crockett (tackle).

Statistical information for Stearns was unavailable.

Mattanawcook Academy 54, Mount View 20

At Thorndike Sept. 24, the Lynx went on the offensive and penned in the host Mustangs.

Evensen rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries for Mount View, while Jeremy Moulton added a 33-yard touchdown run and Kenney a two-point conversion for the visitors.

Defensively, Mount View was led by Nash (4 tackles), Kenney (3 tackles), Burke (4 tackles), Dunton (7 tackles), Kirby (7 tackles), Mathous (7 tackles), Spaulding (4 tackles), Evensen (8 tackles), Miller (5 tackles), Jones (2 tackles), Crockett (tackle) and Izaiah Sheppard (tackle).

Statistical information for Mattanawcook Academy was unavailable.

Orono 49, Mount View 27

At Orono Sept. 17, the Red Riots, who had “over 60 players” as opposed to the 23 of the Mustangs, said Mount View coach Rick Leary, and earned a 22-point win.

“We more than hung with them,” said the veteran coach. “The score doesn’t reflect the game. They were hitting. We brought it, but they have a better passing game and we were vulnerable going in to that. But we did a lot of good things. I was impressed.”

Evensen continued to impress on the gridiron as he racked up 287 yards on 21 carries and added three touchdowns for Mount View, while Spaulding (63 yards on 9 carries), Cassidy (56 yards on 6 carries) and Jones (2 carries, 75 yards, touchdown) also chipped in on offense.

Nash (2 tackles), Kenney (2 tackles), Burke (4 tackles, sack), Dunton (tackle), Kirby (7 tackles), Mathous (10 tackles), Evensen (12 tackles), Spaulding (2 tackles), Nathaniel Cox (7 tackles), Miller (6 tackles), Jones (tackle), Cassidy (4 tackles) and Tony Vieira (3 tackles) led the Mustang defense against the Red Riots.

Statistical information for Orono was unavailable.

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