Windjammers have sails ripped by host BroncosPlenty of bright spots offensively, defensively for Camden Hills, however
Hampden — Coming off its first win of the year, the Camden Hills football team hoped to keep that momentum going Oct. 5 against Hampden Academy, one of Class B's premier teams.
The Broncos (5-1), one of the favorites to win the Eastern Class B title this season, played the part well as the hosts galloped to a 59-14 victory over the Windjammers (1-5).
Alex Crans rushed for 77 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown, while also hauling in five catches for 29 yards and a touchdown, and added a two-point conversion, to lead Camden Hills.
Windjammer Connor Graffam played well at quarterback, one of two quarterbacks replacing Nick Rosahegyi, who was unavailable to play Friday night, said coach Steve Wadsworth. Graffam was 7-of-13 for 99 yards with one touchdown and a two-point conversion. Wyatt Summers also took snaps under center, completing 3-of-12 passes for 27 yards.
Also contributing to the Windjammer offense were Coleman Powers (3 receptions for 79 yards; 4 carries for 13 yards), Isaac Young (5 carries for 3 yards), Chris Weiss (14 carries for 29 yards; reception for 8 yards) and Sean Mellon (reception for 10 yards).
Camden Hills and Hampden Academy traded scores early when Crans scored from three yards out to make the score 6-6, but the Broncos rolled from there as their stellar defense and high-powered offense took over the game.
"If you are going to upset a team like [Hampden Academy] you have to be healthy and play perfect football," said coach Wadsworth. "We were unable to do that tonight. I thought our offensive line played well and I was impressed with Connor Graffam tonight."
Graffam led the 'Jammers on a touchdown drive late, connecting with Crans for a 7-yard scoring pass and the ensuing two-point conversion.
Logan Steward rushed for 183 yards on 10 carries and added two touchdowns, while Nicholas Hopper, Reed Pozzy and Jason Hoch all found the end zone for the Broncos. Roy Donnelly also returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown.
On defense for Camden Hills, Powers (7.5 tackles), Weiss (4 tackles), Alex Bryant (3.5 tackles), Young (3 tackles), Brian Jones (3 tackles), Bryan Clement (3 tackles), Alex Winn (2 tackles), Marty Farrell (3.5 tackles), Ian Nason (1.5 tackles), John White (tacke), Colt Muir (tackle), Nathan Dunton (tackle), Taylor Crosby (0.5 tackle), Mellon (0.5 tackle), Summers (0.5 tackle), Kaylo Littlejohn (0.5 tackle), Avery Heald (0.5 tackle) and Crans (0.5 tackle) keyed the visitors.
In the Maine Principals' Association Crabtree Points for Eastern Class B, Camden Hills (1-5, 58.3667 points) is in a three-way tie for 12th, while Mount Blue of Farmington (6-0, 154.1667 points) is first in the 14-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.
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