High school football

Freeport tops Camden Hills as Windjammers cap two-win campaign

After final home game, Camden Hills will not participate in postseason play this fall
By Staff | Oct 28, 2019

Rockport — Last season, the Camden Hills football team saw its campaign end at the hands of Freeport in the now defunct Class E playoffs.

While the Saturday, Oct. 26 contest did not see either team’s season hang in the balance, the Windjammers and Falcons battled for 48 minutes at Don Palmer Field as the Falcons took wing and soared to a 40-22 high school victory over the hosts in the regular-season finale.

Freeport, which won the Class E state championship last year, took a 12-8 lead after the first quarter, 24-14 at halftime and 32-14 after three quarters.

For the Windjammers, Aiden Kehoe was 6-of-13 under center for 96 yards and two touchdowns, while Ryan Clifford was 6-of-11 under center for Camden Hills for 28 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.

Ben Craft caught a 68-yard touchdown pass from Kehoe and the hosts got a two-point conversion rush from Hunter Norton in the first quarter. In the second, Norton caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Clifford.

In the fourth quarter, Kehoe caught a seven-yard touchdown pass to Will Thorn, while Kehoe added a two-point conversion rush for Camden Hills.

Craft had three catches for 77 yards, while Norton (4 catches for 26 yards), Brady Hedstrom (catch for 10 yards), Thorn (catch for 7 yards) also had grabs for the Windjammers.

Leading the Camden Hills defense were Norton (5 solo tackles, 4 assisted tackles), Hedstrom (3 solos, 4 assists), Kyle Hicks (2 solos), Dyllyn Anderson (2 solos), Ian Dionne (solo), Stuart McNaughton (solo, 3 assists), Landen Donato-Stearns (solo, 2 assists), Craft (assist), Thorn (2 assists) and Braden Moulton (assist).

Freeport competes in Class C South and Camden Hills in Class D South. Camden Hills, a Class B school by enrollment, is ineligible for the Class D South playoffs because it petitioned to play down in class.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class D South, Camden Hills (2-6, 79.8387 points) finished sixth, while Winthrop/Monmouth/Hall-Dale (7-1, 129.6875 points) finished first in the eight-team region.

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