Unbeaten, No. 1 Winthrop/Monmouth pulls away from Medomak Valley
Waldoboro — Medomak Valley knew its contest with top-ranked, undefeated Winthrop/Monmouth Academy would be a difficult one — a fact that was hammered home for the home-standing Panthers in their Saturday, Oct. 8 game with the Ramblers.
The Ramblers, who have averaged about 29 points on the campaign, continued to score in droves as they bested the Panthers 49-3 on MVHS' senior recognition day.
Kyle Donlin, one of 18 seniors on this year’s Panther team, accounted for the Medomak Valley scoring with a 31-yard field goal early in the second quarter.
Cole Ashmore rushed for 71 yards on 22 carries and also made a 25-yard catch to pace the Panther offense, while Eli Miller (7 carries for 24 yards), Tyler Simmons (3 carries for 27 yards) and Jake Faria (14-yard catch) also chipped in on offense.
Miller and Darius Pierpont completed one pass for Medomak Valley in the loss.
For Winthrop/Monmouth, Andrew Pazdiziorko (2 touchdowns), Bennet Brooks (3 receptions, 79 yards, 2 TDs), Alec Brown (78 yards rushing, TD), Matt Ingram (TD) and Dylan Bonton (TD) paced the offense.
In addition to his lone rushing score, Ingram, Winthrop/Monmouth’s quarterback, also tossed for three scores on the day.
Pazdiziorko started the scoring for the visitors with a 1-yard touchdown run to help them go up 7-0, while Donlin’s 31-yard field goal made the score 7-3 early in the second quarter.
Ingram then threw touchdown passes of 30 and 41 yards to Brooks — while Brown later added a 2-yard touchdown run — to put the Ramblers head 28-3 at halftime.
Ingram added a 1-yard touchdown run and also tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Pazdiziorko in the third, while Bonton closed the scoring with a 5-yard run in the fourth.
Medomak Valley seniors honored on the afternoon included Nathan Andrews, Ryan Andrick, Cole Ashmore, Quinn Ashmore, Donlin, Jake Faria, Tyler Hayes, Casey Libby, Tyler Masanoff, Cole Nichols, Kenneth Pruyne, Jake Savage, Chris Shelmerdine, Nick Simmons, Richie Sproul, Tyeler Stewart, Steven Thompson and Logan Wright.
In the Maine Principals’ Association Crabtree Points Standings for Class D South, Medomak Valley (1-4), 74.0541 points) is sixth, while Winthrop-Monmouth (6-0, 141.6667 points) is first in the eight-team region.
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