LISBON — Sometimes all the pieces just fit.

Taken individually, the quartet of Quincy Thompson, Jordon Torres, Joe Philbrick and Kyle Bourget would make themselves at home on any high school football team in the state.

Put them together in the Lisbon High School backfield, however, and they become something greater. Their collective talents put them in the conversation with the best groups in venerable coach Dick Mynahan’s coaching tenure, a stay that spans parts of four decades and includes three state championships.

“They know the system. They know what they’re doing. Good athletes, also. That helps,” Mynaham said. “We’re like every other team in our class. If we can keep our backfield healthy, we should be able to compete with anybody. I think a lot of teams can say that.”

Since Lisbon’s season-opening loss at Winthrop/Monmouth, competing with the Greyhounds’ four-headed monster has been the problem for everybody else.

The Greyhounds have scored a total of 120 points in wins over Sacopee Valley, Boothbay and Old Orchard Beach, and Lisbon’s playmakers are finding the end zone by every means imaginable.

Torres has topped the century mark in rushing yards each game and has scored touchdowns running, receiving and returning a punt. Thompson’s take against OOB included two TD runs, a TD reception and a TD pass completion.

Bourget has accounted for four scores through the air. Philbrick, known primarily for his exploits as a blocker, has lugged the ball across the goal line twice for good measure.

“I don’t think it’s any secret that we have the backs,” Thompson said. “Every week the line’s been putting in work and every week they’re getting better, so every week we’re going to get better and better.”

Now seniors, Torres and Thompson each saw significant varsity action as freshmen.

Their skill sets are as different as their physical appearance. Thompson’s size and versatility have prompted Mynahan to use him at every position except guard, tackle or center. And yes, he would do just fine if the Greyhounds needed him there, too.

“Quincy does a lot out there for us,” Mynahan said. “Fake punts have been important for us like every year. A couple of games I thought were pretty close he blew open by giving us a couple of turnarounds on fourth down. That’s like a turnover.”

Torres checks in at 135 pounds after a pre-game meal. With Thompson and Philbrick often applying the lead blocks, he is adept at finding seams.

“Jordon follows blocks probably better than anybody I’ve ever had. Of course at 135 pounds he’d better,” Mynahan quipped. “Last year he was getting knocked backwards on almost every play. I felt bad for him. This year he’s finding a way not to take as many solid hits and he’s running the ball a lot more. He also can stop and turn on a dime and go full speed right away, and he’s hard to see.”

Torres and Thompson have shared the same backfield since fourth grade.

“We know each other’s strengths and kind of work together as a team to get the offense going,” Torres said.

“It’s motivation having a guy who’s with you for that long,” Thompson added. “You know they’re going to put it out for you, so you’ve got to put it out for them.”

At 220 pounds, Philbrick is what Mynahan calls a “lineman in the backfield.”

The junior’s blue-collar sensibilities fit that mold.

“I like blocking. I get to lead the way for them,” Philbrick said “They guard the outside to stop them and it opens up the middle more, so it balances out the offense.”

Hard to imagine that Lisbon would need to throw it much, but junior and second-year starter Bourget provides that dimension.

He was 7-for-14 for 172 yards a week ago in a 42-7 rout of OOB. Bourget also tossed to Torres and Thompson for TDs at Sacopee.

“They do all the work. The line buys me time,” Bourget said. “We’re on kind of roll right now. We’ve just got to stay on fire.”

Lisbon faces a tough road trip to Kittery tonight against Traip Academy, which has advanced to the past two regional finals.

A season-ending dose of Dirigo and Oak Hill likely will determine where the Greyhounds enter the Western Class D playoffs.

“Since we lost to Winthrop, people kind of looked down on us,” Torres said.

Lately, they’re just watching the Greyhounds run away.

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