TURNER – It didn’t take the Winslow Black Raiders long to show why many picked them as the the favorite in Eastern Maine Class B football this season.

Scoring two touchdowns after running only five offensive plays, the Raiders thumped Leavitt 44-8 Friday night at Libbey Field.

The Raiders were led by tailback Justin Lindie with 139 yards and two touchdowns on just six carries.

Lindie’s first score came on Winslow’s second play of the game. Breaking to the outside after being bottled up in the middle, Lindie scampered down the left sideline untouched for a 47-yard touchdown run.

After forcing a short Hornet punt, the Raiders struck quickly again. This time QB Stephen Siviski found Kevin McCabe over the middle for a 9-yard touchdown pass.

Winslow finished the first quarter when Siviski found fullback John Goulette with a short pass on the right flank. Goulette broke free from a couple Hornets defenders and raced 77 yards for the touchdown and a 23-0 lead after one quarter.

“Our backfield is very experienced, and it showed tonight,” said Winslow coach Mike Siviski.

The only bright spot for the Hornet came early in the second quarter.

Using a 14-play drive, the Hornets found the end zone. Junior QB Evan Barker hooked up with Tyler Millett for a 36 yard touchdown pass to cut the Winslow lead to 23-8.

Winslow came right back when Lindie raced 40 yards to give the Raiders a 30-8 halftime lead.

McCabe and Goulette scored touchdowns late in the third quarter to round out the scoring.

“Someone has to be the ones to play the best team first,” said Leavitt coach Mike Hathaway. “They were more athletic and bigger with a combination of speed and strength.”

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