High school football

Camden Hills solid early, late, but Lake Region wins middle — and game

Host Windjammers led 8-0, then trailed 26-8 before late-game rally
By Staff | Oct 14, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Camden Hills' William Thorn, middle, and Dyllyn Anderson (55) make a tackle on Oct. 11 in high school football in Rockport. The Windjammers lost to Lake Region 28-20.

Rockport — Normally, how a team starts a game — and, how that squad finishes said contest — often is the difference between a win and loss.

However, the Camden Hills football team’s home game on Friday night, Oct. 11 against Lake Region of Naples proved the rare exception to that rule.

The Windjammers shut the Lakers out in the first and fourth quarters — but the Lakers went on a 26-0 run in the middle stanzas — and escaped Don Palmer Field with a 28-20 victory.

Watch video and see more photos below.

Camden Hills led 8-0 after the first quarter, while Lake Region led 14-8 at halftime and 26-8 after three quarters.

Aiden Kehoe had 63 passing yards on the night, including completions to Ben Craft (27-yard touchdown catch), Stuart McNaughton (3 catches for 26 yards) and Will Thorn (10-yard catch, 2-point conversion).

Leading the Windjammer rushing attack were Hunter Norton (17 carries for 77 yards, 2 touchdowns), Craft (rush for yard) and Brady Hedstrom (3 carries for 5 yards).

Leading the Camden Hills defense were Hedstrom (10 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles), Thorn (4 solos, 7 assists), Norton (3 solos, 5 assists, fumble recovery), Braden Moulton (2 solos, assist), Craft (solo), Kyle Hicks (solo, 6 assists), McNaughton (solo, 2 assists), Ian Dionne (solo, 6 assists), Dyllyn Anderson (solo, 3 assists) and Josh Harrington (solo, assist).

Camden Hills got out to an early lead when Norton cashed in with a six-yard touchdown run — followed by a two-point conversion toss from Kehoe to Thorn — to give the hosts an early 8-0 advantage.

However, the Lakers rattled off 26 straight points throughout the second and third stanzas to pull away from the Windjammers.

Norton added a 55-yard touchdown run and Kehoe tossed a 27-yard touchdown pass to Craft in the fourth to round out the scoring.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Crabtree Point Standings for Class D South, Camden Hills (2-3, 90.0000 points) is fifth, while Winthrop/Monmouth/Hall-Dale (4-1, 125.4545 points) is first in the eight-team region. The Windjammers are ineligible for the playoffs due to playing in lower class then ranked.

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Lake Region at Camden Hills football
Camden Hills hosts Lake Region on Oct. 11 in high school football in Rockport. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
From left, Camden Hills' Joshua Harrington (73), Ben Craft (1), Dyllyn Anderson (55), Hunter Norton (23), Aedan Kehoe (15) and Brady Hedstrom (12). (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
From left, Brady Hedstrom (12), Kyle Hicks (52), Aeden Kehoe (15), Brady Hedstrom (12) and Hunter Norton (23). (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Brady Hedstrom (12), Ben Kraft (1), and Stuart McNaughton (88), among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dyllyn Anderson (55), Ben Craft (1), Brady Hedstrom (12) and Stuart McNaughton. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Braden Moulton, left, and Dyllyn Anderson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
From left, Camden Hills' Enzo Russillo (75), Mason Chadwick (36), Hunter Norton (23), Ben Craft (1) and Kyle Hicks (52), among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Dyllyn Anderson (55) and Kyle Hicks (52), among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Braden Moulton. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Hunter Norton (23) and Ben Craft, back, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Louis Mainella (8) and Hunter Norton (23), among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' William Thorn, middle, and Dyllyn Anderson (55), among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' William Thorn (9), Dyllyn Anderson (55) and Brady Hedstrom (12), among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' William Thorn (9), Dyllyn Anderson (55), Brady Hedstrom (12) and Hunter Norton (23), among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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