Camden Hills football falls in triple overtime
OLD ORCHARD BEACH — The Camden Hills football team traveled to the home of the Old Orchard Beach Seagulls on Saturday, Oct. 6 with hopes of keeping pace with Freeport and Dirigo in the Class E standings.
Despite incurring a dramatic triple overtime loss to the hosts 26-20, the Windjammers still find themselves much in control of their playoff destiny as the team sits in third place with a 4-2 record. The top six, of nine, teams in Class E will make the playoffs.
The Seagulls presented a different type of challenge for the heralded Windjammers defense utilizing a spread passing attack while keeping things honest on the ground.
The end result was Camden Hills giving up only two less points for this game than they had allowed in the previous five games combined. 12 of those points were a product of scoring in each overtime session as the game was knotted 14-14 at the end of regulation.
"Losing is never fun especially in triple overtime,” Camden Hills head coach Jeremy Marks lamented when asked about the tough defeat.
“We had plenty of chances to win the game in regulation, however we did not execute,” he continued. “Old Orchard Beach is a well coached team and they deserved the win. We will get back to work this week and I am confident that as a team we will find the mistakes we continue to make and improve upon them.”
Camden Hills got on the board first with a 6-0 advantage on a Brady Hedstrom three yard run in the first quarter.
The hosts answered back with a 10 yard touchdown pass to even the score in the second quarter, before the guest Windjammers took a 14-6 lead on an Ethan Cayouette 47 yard run, with Connor Hedstrom running in a two-point conversion.
Before the halftime pause, Old Orchard Beach knotted the score once more with a 47 yard pass and successful two-point conversion attempt.
The second half went scoreless with the two teams entering overtime knotted at 14, where the two teams remained tied until the second overtime period.
In the second overtime, Spencer Johndro connected with Samuel Herbert for an 11 yard pass to give the Windjammers a 20-14 advantage.
The hosts then responded with a 10 yard touchdown pass to tie the game once more.
In the third overtime period, Old Orchard Beach once again completed a 10 yard touchdown pass to secure the victory.
Top contributors on offense for Camden Hills included Cayouette (101 yards on 18 carries, one touchdown) and Johndro (64 yards on 17 carries, 11 passing yards, one passing touchdown).
Top contributors on defense for the Windjammers included Cayouette (seven tackles, one sack) and Brady Hedstrom (five tackles).
Camden Hills will hit the road for its next game Friday, Oct. 12 to challenge Boothbay before returning home for the regular season finale Saturday, Oct. 20 against Medomak Valley, of Class C.
“We've got two more regular season games left, I am excited to see what this Senior class is prepared to do to ensure we put our selves in to a great position to make a run towards a championship,” said Marks.
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