Shipbuilders dismantle Windjammers in opening gridiron battleCrans compiles 180 yards on 19 carries to key Camden Hills
Bath — On the heels of a winless 2011 campaign, the Camden Hills football team hoped to get off on the right foot Saturday night, Sept. 1 in the squad's season opener on the road against Morse.
Unfortunately for the Windjammers (0-1), it was yet another mark in the "L" column, this time against the host Shipbuilders (1-0).
Morse held a 12-0 lead at halftime and outscored the 'Jammers 27-6 in the second half to cruise to a 39-6 victory in a game postponed from Aug. 31.
"We played them toe to toe in the first half [but] we just couldn't convert in the red zone," said first-year Camden Hills coach Steve Wadsworth. "I was proud of our effort tonight. The kids kept battling, we just came up short."
Wadsworth added that the team ran for more than 300 yards, but "[we] need to learn how to finish drives and finish games" if the Windjammers hope to be successful this season.
Morse took a 39-0 lead at one point before Windjammer Alex Crans came up with the visitors' lone score — a 60-yard touchdown run — late in the fourth quarter. Crans racked up 180 yards on 19 carries to pace Camden Hills.
Morse's Kevin McKeller tossed for one touchdown and ran for two more in the win, as he finished with 119 yards on 11 carries and one catch for 63 yards. D'Vaughn Myers also had more than 100 yards on 14 carries the ground and three scores for the Shipbuilders, while James Laser rushed for 74 yards on only four carries and one score.
Also chipping in for the 'Jammers on offense were Isaac Young (9 carries for 53 yards; 1 catch, 12 yards), Chris Weiss (11 carries for 49 yards) and Coleman Powers (3 catches for 34 yards). Young also had nine solo tackles, while Colt Muir added a quarterback sack and six tackles.
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