Warriors blank Windjammers to spoil homecoming night clashCamden Hills comes up empty on scoreboard for third straight game
Rockport — The Camden Hills football team welcomed Nokomis of Newport to Don Palmer Field on Friday night, Oct. 11 for the Windjammers' annual "under the lights" homecoming game.
After the Warriors were anything but gracious guests, the Windjammers likely were happy to see Nokomis leave town.
Penalties plagued the Windjammers throughout Friday's contest and the Warriors (3-3) took advantage on several occasions as the visitors rolled to a 42-0 win.
After the team's first win of the season Sept. 20, Camden Hills (1-5) has been outscored 108-0 in its final three games.
On Friday, quarterback Nick Rozsahegyi finished 7-of-15 for 66 yards, with one interception, while Peyton Young completed 1-of-2 passes for three yards for the hosts. Connor Graffam had five receptions for 25 yards, while Jacob Chamberlain made a 31-yard catch, Isaac Young a 10-yard catch and Taylor Crosby a 3-yard catch.
Taylor Crosby had 12 rushes for 44 yards to lead the Windjammer ground attack, while Rozsahegyi (4 rushes for 20 yards), Marty Farrell (rush for 5 yards) and Isaac Young (6 rushes for 8 yards) also chipped in.
Leading the Windjammer defense were Mike Wolff (solo tackle), Brian Jones (5 solos, 3 assisted tackles), Crosby (solo, assist), Rozsahegyi (solo, assist, interception), Elvis Bowen (5 solos, 3 assists), Graffam (3 solos, 2 assists), Wyatt Summers (solo), Isaac Young (6 solos, 4 assists), Chamberlain (4 solos, 2 assists), Wyatt Parra (solo), Colt Muir (4 solos, assists), Kaylo Littlejohn (10 solos, 4 assists), Alex Switzer (3 solos, assist), Dawson Lane (assist), Cam LaFleche (2 solos), Brian Clement (3 solos, assist), Alex Winn (2 solos, assist), Isaac Hall (3 solos, assist), Nate Raye (solo) and Tristan Harrison-Billiat (solo).
The Warriors received the opening drive and methodically moved the ball down the field with a series of runs and short passes. The drive culminated when quarterback Dominic Erickson tossed in 18-yard touchdown pass to Ray Girroir with 4:31 remaining to give the visitors a 6-0 lead.
The ensuing drive saw Camden Hills, aided by a pair of Nokomis encroachment penalties, move the ball down the field, but the drive stalled on a failed field-goal attempt.
Nokomis benefited from a few pass interference penalties later in the first half as Noah Kershner scored on a 2-yard run with 2:37 left in the first quarter.
Jake Winslow then caught the two-point conversion as Nokomis took a 14-0 edge.
The visitors continued to capitalize on Windjammer miscues as the hosts fumbled on the first play of their next possession. After another pass interference penalty gave Nokomis a first-and-goal situation at the nine-yard line, Kershner rushed in to put the visitors ahead 20-0 with 2:14 left in the half.
The Warriors outscored the Windjammers 22-0 in the second half.
In the Maine Principals' Association Crabtree Point Standings for Eastern Class C, Camden Hills (1-4, 71.1111 points) is eighth, while Winslow (5-0, 144.4444 points) is first in the 10-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.
The score of Friday's game has yet to be reported to the Crabtree Point site.
Camden Hills and Nokomis both petitioned to drop to Eastern Class C, thus, are ineligible for postseason play.
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Mark has been covering local sports throughout Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln county since 2007. He has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the University of Maine and is also a 2000 graduate of Rockland District High School.
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He resides in Thomaston with his wife Jenn and sons Beckett and Austin.
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