BATH — The Camden Hills football team trekked south for a late-season eight-man contest at Morse on Saturday, Oct. 15, but the Windjammers could not navigate around the Shipbuilders and came came up on the short end of a 30-28 score.

The high school gridiron game originally was scheduled to be a home for the Windjammers, but the contest was moved to the artificial turf at McMann Field due to wet field conditions at CHRHS.

Morse led 8-0 after the first quarter and 22-16 at halftime, while Camden Hills took a 28-22 lead after three quarters. The game also was tied three times throughout the 48-minute gridiron affair.

William Haslam was 11-of-12 under center for Camden Hills as he threw for 142 yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion, while Cameron Lawrence (5 catches for 73 yards, 2 touchdowns), Owen Reynolds (3 catches for 42 yards, 2-point conversion), Dylan Lowe (11-yard catch), J.T. Johndro (9-yard-catch) and Franklin Coffey (7-yard catch) hauled in passes.

On the ground, the Windjammer offense was led by Reynolds (17 rushes for 83 yards, TD), Johndro (3 rushes for 13 yards, touchdown), Isaac Dutille (3 rushes for 5 yards, TD), Coffey (rush for 5 yards), Lowe (rush for 4 yards) and Lawrence (rush for 3 yards).

Calin Gould was 7-of-7 under center for Morse as he threw for 68 yards and also rushed for 129 yards and three scores.

Defensively, the Windjammers were keyed by Dutille (7 solo tackles, 6 assisted tackles), Louis Mainella (6 solos, 12 assists), Johndro (4 solos, 7 assists), Mason Thomas (4 solos, 5 assists, quarterback sack), Justin Batty (4 solos), Matt Mitchell (2 solos, 2 assists), Hollis Schwalm (2 solos), Reynolds (solo, assist), Coffey (solo, 7 assists), Lowe (solo, 4 assists, sack), Avery Laite (assist), Thomas Mitchell (assist), Aaron Heald (assist) and Saxton Smith (assist).

Morse took an 8-0 lead before Haslam connected with Lawrence on a 12-yard TD pass and tied the score on a conversion run by Reynolds. The Shipbuilders again grabbed the lead later in the second quarter before the Windjammers drew even, this time on a two-yard touchdown run by Johndro and a conversion pass from Haslam to Reynolds.

Morse took a 22-16 advantage into halftime before Camden Hills again tied the score on a two-yard TD run by Dutille and the Windjammers took a 28-22 edge later in the stanza after Lawrence hauled in a 12-yard scoring pass from Haslam.

However, the Shipbuilders got a five-yard TD run by Gould — and subsequent two-point conversion pass from Gould to Braylon Williams — to edge the Windjammers.

Gould also had seven tackles and sack on defense for Morse, while Aqil Alaboudi (10 solos), Ashford Hays (8 solos), Maddox Sherwood (6 solos, fumble recovery) and Garrett Burden (5 solos) also chipped in for the hosts.

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