LISBON FALLS — The Camden Hills varsity football team hit the road Saturday, Oct. 19 to Lisbon Falls for a showdown against Lisbon/St. Dominic.
Early miscues resulted in the Windjammers (2-5) finding themselves in a 26-0 deficit with over six minutes to go in the opening quarter.
The host Greyhounds took their foot off the gas by halftime, thus allowing for a more enjoyable second half including a patented splash play by junior Ben Craft on the kickoff return to begin the half and a Brady Hedstrom endzone dive late in the half to make the final score of 39-12.
For Camden Hills head coach Jeremy Marks, the goal of the day quickly changed to stabilizing the forces and going onto the next play. It also lead to chances for the underclassmen to see more extensive field action.
"While it was disheartening to be down so early by so much, the Lisbon Head Coach showed tremendous class and started his substitution packages early,” he said. “That allowed for our players to be on an even playing field and even allowed us a chance to play guys who have not seen the field all year.”
Camden Hills will conclude the season with a home showdown Saturday, Oct. 26 against Freeport (6-1) at 1:30 p.m.
“We have some history with them from last year as they were the team that knocked us out in the semifinals,” said Marks. “So I hope the boys rally and send our Seniors out on a good note.”
Freeport marks the third squad Camden Hills is facing this season from the Class C ranks with the Windjammers so far splitting the first two contests — a win against Old Town and loss against Lake Region.
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