BELFAST — In its final home game of the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 15, the Belfast football team put on a show on both sides of the ball against visiting Old Town.

The Lions broke into the win column in a significant way against the Coyotes — led by sensational performances from Kaden Bonin and Elias Higgins — and roared to a 44-14 high school gridiron victory.

“Great team win,” said Belfast coach Art Fairbrother. “Great final home game for our senior class. We took a step forward as a team and football program.”

Bonin finished with 278 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns as he rushed for 176 and added 102 receiving yards. He accounted for half of Elias Higgins’ passing yards as the signal-caller tossed for 204 yards and one score, while he rushed for two more TDs.

Tommy Littlefield had eight tackles to lead the Belfast defense, while Bonin made two interceptions and Teddy Dyer six tackles.

On Friday, Oct. 7, the Lions (1-6) came up on the short end of a 36-0 road loss against Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.

Braedyn Kennedy rushed for two touchdowns and Drew Shorey and Kyle Hall one, while Hall also threw a touchdown pass to Braydon Fitts for the Huskies.

Curtis Littlefield led the Lion defense with eight tackles.

Belfast will wrap its regular season on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Oceanside of Rockland.

MaineStay Media/VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com.