High school football

Witches put spell on Lions in late-season battle

By Staff | Oct 10, 2012

Brewer — One week after prevailing in dramatic, comeback fashion in its homecoming game against Mount Desert Island, the Belfast football team took to the road Oct. 5 in hopes of ruining Brewer's homecoming celebration.

The Lions (2-4) fell short against the talented Witches, turning the ball over seven times and the hosts capitalized on nearly every one en route to a 46-18 victory.

Belfast found the end zone three times against Brewer (4-2), with Emery Dinsmore finding Korey Doolan on a 13-yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter, ever so slightly cutting into Brewer's hefty lead.

However, the Witches did not let off the gas as running backs Dillon Smith and Brody Valley ran over the Lion defense, combining for six touchdowns and 227 yards on the ground.

The Lions tacked on a couple of late scores when Drew Nealey connected with Carl Dodge on a five-yard touchdown pass and Travis Tufo plunged in from one yard out for a score.

In the Maine Principals' Association Crabtree Points for Eastern Class B, Belfast (2-4, 83.3000 points) is 11th, while Mount Blue of Farmington (6-0, 154.1667 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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