High school football

Mariner win train stays on track against nemesis Trojans

Munro compiles 183 yards, 3 TDs, many Mariners help key second straight victory
By Staff | Oct 21, 2019

Bar Harbor — The Oceanside football team train, which seemed to have derailed for a few weeks midseason, appears back on the winning track.

Add in the satisfaction of knocking off an opponent who has had their number in year’s past, and it was an eventful weekend for the Mariners, who went on the road and ran over host Mount Desert Island of Bar Harbor 38-6.

Aidan Munro rushed for 183 yards on 16 carries and earned three touchdowns — along with a pair of two-point conversions — to lead Oceanside, while Dylan O’Reilly (12 carries for 65 yards, touchdown), Matt Spear (7 carries for 45 yards) and Karl Ilvonen (2 carries, for20 yards) also chipped in on the ground.

“Offensively we finally had that bully mentality,” said Oceanside coach Wes Drinkwater. “We just lined up and went right at them. Aidan’s running the ball very well and Matt Spear, along with a great performance from the offensive line opening nice running lanes.”

Ilvonen also completed passes to Cam Kingsbury (catch for 12 yards), Darius Pierpont (2 catches for 27 yards), O’Reilly (28-yard touchdown catch), Zach Healey (2-point conversion catch) and Chris Carroll (2-point conversion catch).

Defensively, the Mariners were keyed by Spear (6 tackles), Matt Herrold (5 tackles), Landdon Willis (5 tackles), Gavyn Tower (4 tackles, sack), Sam Miller (3 tackles, sack), Pierpont (2 interceptions) and Bowen Brann (interception).

“We were the most physical I’ve seen us this year and the coaching staff loved seeing it," Drinkwater said.

“Defensively we were very stout up front and in our linebacking group,” the coach said. “We put them in obvious passing situations and we made some big plays with interceptions because of it."

Oceanside saw its season end in the Class C North playoffs in Bar Harbor three consecutive years — 2015-17.

The Mariners will wrap the regular season at Medomak Valley on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class C North, Oceanside (4-3, 107.1000 points) is fourth, while Winslow (6-1, 132.1286 points) is first in the 11-team region. The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

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