High school football

DeBrosky's record-setting night leads Mariners past host Hawks

Quarterback involved in eight touchdowns; Raye catches for 244 yards, 4 TDs
By Staff | Oct 10, 2016

Hermon — It was a topnotch effort on the gridiron for the Oceanside football team on Friday, Oct. 7 — and what proved a record-setting night for Mariner signal caller Brandon DeBrosky.

Playing on the road against Hermon, DeBrosky had a hand and foot in a whopping eight touchdowns for the Mariners in a dominating 51-12 win over the Hawks.

The performance made DeBrosky Oceanside’s all-time leader for being part of eight touchdowns in a game.

DeBrosky joins former Rockland District High School players Derek Miller and Sam Weiss, both of whom also had eight-touchdown, single-game performances for the Tigers before RDHS consolidated with Georges Valley High School to form Oceanside.

On Friday, Oceanside led 18-0 after the first quarter, 32-6 at halftime and 38-6 after three quarters.

Against the Hawks, DeBrosky completed 11-of-25 passes for 354 yards and six touchdowns, while he also rushed for two more scores with 87 yards on the ground. He also had a two-point conversion rush and booted an extra point in the win over the Hawks.

In essence, DeBrosky contributed to all 51 of the team’s points on the night.

“I thought we played well,” said Mariner coach Wes Drinkwater in the team's win over the Hawks. “We need a good week of practice with MDI coming to town, but I feel if all our athletes click at the same time and play unselfish, we can beat anyone.”

Also leading the Mariners on offense was Nate Raye, whose amazing 244 receiving yards for four touchdowns and four carries for 25 yards was somewhat overshadowed by his teammate's performance.

Michael Norton Jr. (2 catches for 100 yards, touchdown; 5 carries for 22 yards), Gage Robinson (11-yard TD catch), Ben Ripley (3 carries for 35 yards) and David Kurr (9 carries for 50 yards) also contributed on offense.

Leading the Mariner defense were Norton (6 tackles), Ripley (5 tackles), Robinson (5 tackles), Mitchell DelFrate (sack), Raye (5 quarterback sacks) and Josef Berger (2 sacks).

In the Maine Principals’ Association Crabtree Points Standings for Class C North, Oceanside (4-2, 114.6167 points) is fourth, while Madison/Carrabec and Mount Desert Island (5-1, 135.3833 points) are tied for first in the 10-team region.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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