WALDOBORO — The high school football preseason controlled scrimmage was postponed a day due to inclement weather, but the 24-hour wait did not deter Medomak Valley as the hosts got necessary work done en route to a 18-6 win over Southern Maine opponent Gorham.

Varsity and jayvee players from the squads got plenty of valuable field time on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 27 in the tune-up for Medomak Valley’s regular-season opener on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. in Belfast.

Medomak Valley’s Jaiden Starr (2), along with Gorham’s Aidan Lee (7) and Gabe Michaud. Photo by Ken Waltz

The preseason game with Gorham originally was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26, but was postponed a day due to rain.

The Panthers faced tough competition from the Rams on Saturday, but got to put into a game situations what they had practiced.

Medomak Valley’s Blake Morrison, back, and Gorham’s Caden Smith. Photo by Ken Waltz

“I thought we moved the ball well at times and saw some positives defensively as well with guys flowing to the ball,” said veteran Panther coach Ryan Snell. “It’s always good to get those first live game reps in for the scrimmage and exhibition, and keep our focus on week one at Belfast.”

The coach said, for the Panthers, Anthony Francis scored on a long run, Jon Brann returned an interception for a touchdown and and Liam Wilson had a TD run.

“We came out of it healthy and will get right back to work on Belfast at Monday’s practice.”

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