High school football

OOB stays step ahead of Camden Hills in triple-overtime thriller

By Staff | Oct 09, 2018

Old Orchard Beach — It was far from a day at the beach for the Camden Hills football team on Saturday, Oct. 6 as the Windjammers hit the road to face Old Orchard Beach in a pivotal Class E high school clash as playoff position hung in the balance.

Fans taking in the game between the Windjammers and Seagulls got their money’s worth — and then some — as the squads battled to triple-overtime to determine a winner.

In the end, the hosts outlasted the Windjammers and soared to a hard-fought, 26-20 victory.

Camden Hills led 6-0 after the first quarter and the teams were tied 14-14 at halftime and through the end of regulation.

"Losing is never fun especially in triple-overtime,” said Camden Hills coach Jeremy Marks. “We had plenty of chances to win the game in regulation, however, we did not execute. Old Orchard Beach is a well-coached team and they deserved the win. We will get back to work this week and I am confident that as a team we will find the mistakes we continue to make and improve upon them.”

Brady Hedstrom converted on a three-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter, Ethan Cayouette on a 47-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and Spencer Johndro connected with Sam Hebert on an 11-yard touchdown pass in overtime to round out the Camden Hills scoring. Connor Hedstrom also converted a two-point conversion for the visitors.

Leading the Windjammer offense were Cayouette (18 rushes for 101 yards, touchdown), Johndro (17 rushes for 64 yards), Brady Hedstrom (7 rushes for 20 yards, TD), Hebert (8 rushes for 10 yards) and Dakota Recor-Pendleton (rush for yard).

On defense, Cayouette (7 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles, quarterback sack, fumble recovery), Brady Hedstrom (5 solos, 9 assists), Johndro (4 solos, 2 assists), William Thorn (4 solos, 2 assists, fumble recovery), Hebert (3 solos, 2 assists, sack), Coleman Haskell (2 solos, 3 assists), Braden Moulton (2 solos, 5 assists), Ryan Clifford (2 solos, assist), John Heath (2 solos), Aiden Kehoe (solo, 2 assists), Connor Hedstrom (2 assists), Rylee Rapp (interception), Hunter Norton (assist), Kyle Hicks (assist) and Stuart McNaughton (assist) led Camden Hills.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class E, Camden Hills (4-2, 37.1875 points) is third, while Freeport (5-1, 76.2500 points) is first in the nine-team region. The top six teams qualify for the playoffs.

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

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