WINSLOW — The Oceanside football team knew well it would have its hands full in its road game on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 9 against Winslow, the latter which annually one of the top teams in Class C North.

The concern held true, as the Black Raiders went on the offensive against the Mariners, as the hosts scored nearly at will in a lopsided, 56-14 high school victory.

“Winslow is always a tough matchup for us,” said Oceanside coach Wes Drinkwater. “They played very well.”

Aiden Sergent had a rushing touchdown in the third quarter and Robbie Blair a score on the ground in the fourth to pace the Mariner offense, while Evan Bourget, Matt Quirion and Jack Dorval scored multiple touchdowns for the Black Raiders.

“We didn’t tackle well like we did the previous week [against Nokomis],” Drinkwater said. “We were more the nail than the hammer. We made plays at times, but penalties and miscues killed us. We had a kick return for a touchdown called back, fumbled a long catch and run and muffed a squib kick and so on. We have a young team and we aren’t good enough yet to stay in games with teams like Winslow when we aren’t locked in.”

Drinkwater said his team is excited to turn the page and aim to finish the season on a strong note against area rivals Medomak Valley and Belfast.

“We are getting into the home stretch and kids are losing focus, but it’s our job to rein them in and finish strong,” the coach said.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Crabtree Point Standings for Class C North, Oceanside (2-2, 78.5714 points) is fourth, while Medomak Valley (4-2, 104.5977 points) is first in the nine-team region.

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