ROCKLAND — It has been an eventful few weeks for the Oceanside football team, with little of that having to do with the Mariners’ play on the gridiron.

First, after a season-opening victory, the high school team’s scheduled Friday, Sept. 10 game with Old Town was moved to Monday, Sept. 13 due to poor field conditions in Old Town due to rain.

Then, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days after the team’s 37-6 loss to the Coyotes, Old Town High School went remote after many students at that school were forced to quarantine due to COVID-19.

Thus, several members of the Mariner football were forced to quarantine as well due to close contact tracing, which in essence, forced the cancellation of Oceanside’s home game with York on Friday, Sept. 17 and its game on Friday, Sept. 24 against Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.

“That’s hard [to deal with],” said veteran Oceanside coach Wes Drinkwater. “Because there’s nothing we did wrong. We were just victims of circumstance. And now the next two weeks I feel bad for the teams we had to cancel on. And now me, [assistant coach] Nate [Grade] and [assistant coach] Tim [Carroll] are trying to go to work every day and keep the kids motivated and then we really don’t konw from day to day what’s going on. But I’m thankful the kids got the opportunity to play and even though we’re going to miss a couple games this year, it’s better than the alternative.”

In the Mariners’ loss to Old Town, Aidan Sargent led the Mariner offense with 123 yards on 24 carries, and also scored the team’s lone touchdown, a four-yard plunge midway through the third quarter.

Davon Alston and Chester Turner had two touchdowns in the win for Old Town.

Quarterback Jacob Carroll completed one pass for eight yards and had two interceptions, while Carter Galley completed two passes for 22 yards for the Mariners.

Also, for the visitors, Hale Morris (6 carries for 18 yards), Gavin Ripley (7 carries for 28 yards) and Jacob Carroll (2 carries for 6 yards) chipped in on the ground.

Defensively, Jack Elwell (5 tackles), Jason Leclerc (5 tackles), Larry Robbins (6 tackles), Morris (5 tackles, quarterback sack), Ripley (6 tackles), Jacob Carroll (4 tackles) and Zach Higgins (3 tackles) keyed Oceanside.