STANDISH — Eli Soehren connected with Lincoln Merrill for three touchdowns as Oxford Hills used a huge second half to pull away from Bonny Eagle 41-17 in a Class A football matchup on Friday.

The Vikings (6-0) went into halftime with a 6-3 lead, then outscored the Scots 35-14 after the break.

Merrill caught touchdown passes of 38 and 29 yards in the third quarter, after which Oxford Hills led 27-17. In the fourth, Soehren hooked up with Merrill on a 21-yard score and Tanner Bickford on a 32-yard TD.

Jake Carson and Trey Morrison each had a rushing touchdown for the Vikings. Morrison finished with 124 yards rushing on 18 carries. Soehren gained 99 yards on 14 runs.

Merrill caught four passes for 92 yards and Bickford reeled in five receptions for 51 yards. Teigan Pelletier had one reception for 38 yards. Soehren completed 13 of 21 passes for 204 yards and four TDs.

Hayden Campbell caught 51- and 44-yard touchdown passes from Cam Marcello, and Grant Abbott nailed a 25-yard field goal for the Scots (3-3). Campbell finished with 215 yards receiving on seven receptions, while Marcello went 15 for 37 with 333 yards through the air. Oxford Hills held Bonny Eagle to 26 yards rushing.


MT. ARARAT/HYDE 16, SPRUCE MOUNTAIN 0: The Eagles (5-1) scored a touchdown in the second quarter and another in the third, adding 2-point conversions each time, and the defense did the rest in shutting down the Phoenix (4-2) at Livermore Falls.

FREEPORT 28, WINTHROP/MONMOUTH/HALL-DALE 21: Max Peters caught first-half scoring passes of 39 and 43 yards from Aidan Heath, and the Falcons (4-2) held off the Ramblers (3-2) at Winthrop.

Adam Michard added a 71-yard scoring run as Freeport opened a 21-6 halftime lead. It was 28-14 after three quarters, and the Falcons recovered an onside kick after Winthrop scored in the final minute.

LEWISTON 58, BRUNSWICK 0: Farid Muhammed-Aceto and Wyatt Vallee ran for two scores apiece and the Blue Devils (3-3) blocked two punts in their win over Brunswick (0-6) in Lewiston.

For the third time this season, Lewiston bounced back from a loss of 28 or more points with a win the following week by 27 or more points.

“Our players were focused and worked hard all week,” Blue Devils coach Jason Versey said. “This group of young men are, literally, maturing before our eyes and getting better each week. They played with poise and great character. As a coach, that’s really what you want see as we go into the latter end of our schedule. I couldn’t be more proud my guys.”


Jayden Brown blocked a punt in the first quarter to set up Muhammed-Aceto’s first touchdown, a 22-yard run. An interception by Jibril Holloman led to Muhammed-Aceto’s 18-yard TD run later in the first. Vallee capped the first-quarter scoring with a 15-yard run that put Lewiston up 23-0.

Eli Bigelow scored on a 3-yard run early in the second. A few minutes later, Josaphat Mukendi blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone. Vallee added a 25-yard TD run to extend the Blue Devils’ lead to 44-0 by halftime.

A pair of sophomores scored both of Lewiston’s second-half touchdowns, Lonnie Thomas on a 1-yard TD in the third and Jackson Bement on a 20-yard scamper in the fourth.

Sophomore Michael Caron made six PATs for the Blue Devils.

Bucksport 70, Mount View 26
Cony 47, Messalonskee 12
Ellsworth/Sumner 28, Lake Region 26
Falmouth 30, Brewer 7
Foxcroft Academy 67, Hampden Academy 6
Freeport 28, Winthrop/Monmouth/Hall-Dale 21
Gorham 35, Noble 14
Hermon 18, Oak Hill 0
Lawrence 68, Mt. Blue 15
Leavitt Area 21, Cape Elizabeth 20
Lewiston 58, Brunswick 0
Maine Central Institute 36, Belfast Area 0
Maranacook Community 60, Traip (Robert W.) Academy 6
Mattanawcook Academy 54, Houlton/Hodgdon/Greater Houlton Christian/Southern Aroostook 40
Medomak Valley 20, Poland Regional 0
Mount Desert Island 30, Camden Hills Regional 22
Mountain Valley 54, Boothbay 0
Mt. Ararat 16, Spruce Mountain 0
Oceanside 14, Gardiner Area 12
Old Town 42, Madison Area Memorial 30
Orono 63, St. John Valley 6
Oxford Hills 41, Bonny Eagle 17
Portland 40, Marshwood 8
Scarborough 51, Bangor 24
Skowhegan Area 49, Edward Little 14
South Portland 28, Biddeford 0
Thornton Academy 44, Windham 7
Wells 28, Fryeburg Academy 14
Yarmouth 50, Greely 20
York 41, Lisbon 20

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