High school football

Mount View expects to tackle strong overall success

By Staff | Sep 26, 2017

Thorndike — The following is a synopsis of the 2017 Mount View High School football team:

Coach/years coached current team: Rick Leary, first year.

Last year's record/playoff information: 5-4, fifth in Class D North. The Mustangs failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Roster: Seniors Rayno Boivin (quarterback, free safety), Chris Dodge (running back, defensive end), Matthew Keating (left guard, linebacker), Alan Gagnon (linebacker, right guard), Jordan Brown (tight end, nose guard) and Raymond Dourant (fullback, defensive tackle); juniors Jack Valleau (running back, defensive end), Kyle Noble (running back, linebacker), Nathaniel Fuller (offensive line, defensive line) and Michael Lamkin (nose guard); sophomores Justin Landers (running back, cornerback), Hayden Hunt (offensive tackle, tight end, defensive tackle), Jason Wood (center, defensive end), Gabriel Gagnon (defensive tackle, offensive tackle), Mark Ward (guard, linebacker), Adrien Sholes (running back, cornerback), Garrett Smith (tight end, cornerback), Theo Dodge (quarterback, defensive back), Joe Lepore (fullback, outside linebacker), Jacob Nelson (tight end, safety), Seth Basford (offensive tackle, defensive tackle), Colby Ingraham (center, defensive tackle), Will Turner (guard, nose tackle) and Caden Degan (tight end, safety); and freshmen Dyllyn Anderson (tight end, linebacker), Brady Moulton (fullback, outside linebacker), Zachary Ward (defensive end), Kyle Ingraham (tackle, nose guard) and Mike Cole (wide receiver, defensive back).

Known graduation losses: Darrin Cook, Owen Cunningham, Devon Davis, Colby Furrow, Alan Gibbs, Lazarus Littlefield, Ralph Rolfe and August Tirone.

Significant impact athletes: Boivin, Brown, Sholes, Chris Dodge and Theo Dodge.

Team strength: Team speed.

Team goals: To take it one game at a time and hopefully qualify for the Class D North playoffs.

Top league opponents: Spruce Mountain of Jay and Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft.

Outlook: The Mustangs have a new coach and a new makeup for 2017. Mount View will miss largely the services of Furrow and Davis, both of whom graduated and are Courier Publications/VillageSoup schoolboy athlete-of-the-year finalists.

Leary said his team will continue to focus on fundamentals in the early portion of the season and look to establish its running game, led by Noble, Chris Dodge, Valleau and Sholes — with Boivin as the team’s signal-caller.

“The kids are buying into everything we’ve been teaching them,” said Leary. “Their intensity and hustle hasn’t been where I want it, but I’m getting that in drills and we’ve been pushing them more.”

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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