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Tigers have too much bite for undermanned Mustangs

With one game left in campaign, Mount View still looks for first victory
By Staff | Oct 21, 2019

Dexter — Mount View football players — all 20 of them — made the trek north to square off with Dexter on Saturday, Oct. 19.

And, like every prior high school game this season, the Mustangs — with all players forced to play multiple positions on offense, defense and special teams — ran out of gas as the Tigers defended their home and emerged with a 46-6 victory.

Dexter, who has 41 players on its roster, led 19-6, 32-6 and 38-6 at the quarter breaks.

Thus, half the Mustangs who started the campaign are sidelined for a variety of reasons.

The Mustangs were led on the ground by Sam Valleau (92 yards), Oliver Brown (18 yards), Jacob Nelson (31 yards), Mark Ward (10 yards), Joe Lepore (2 yards) and Garrett Smith (11 yards).

Brown had 74 passing yards for Mount View, as he tossed passes to Smith (64 receiving yards), Nelson (8 receiving yards) and Lepore (2 receiving yards).

For the Tigers, the rushing attack was led by Cameron Paige (97 yards), Tyler Chapman (55 yards), Avery Gagnon (19 yards), Logan Perkins (46 yards), Gage Stone (31 yards) and Justin Wing (37 yards). Perkins also completed passes to Gagnon (15 receiving yards) and Stone (17 receiving yards).

Leading the Mount View defense were Gabriel Gagnon (3 solo tackles, 6 assisted tackles, 2 quarterback sacks), Hayden Hunt (3 solos, 4 assists), Jacob Nelson (goal, 2 assists, fumble recovery), Mark Ward (3 solos, 3 assists), Lepore (solo, 2 assists, fumble recovery), Smith (3 solos, 3 assists), Brady Moulton (2 assists), Kyle Ingraham (solo, 5 assists, sack), Eric Braley (3 assists), Andrew Lobley (solo, 3 assists, sack), Sawyer Inman (5 assists), Valleau (3 solos, 3 assists, sack) and Zach Ward (3 solos, 5 assists, sack).

Gagnon (fumble recovery), Perkins (interception) and Wing (2 fumble recoveries) led the Dexter defense.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D North, Mount View (0-7, 55.5556 points) is eighth, while Bucksport (6-0, 145.8333 points) is first in the eight-team region.

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