TOPSHAM — Given room to run, Shea Farrell will torch an opposing defense.

Then again, even without clear openings, the Mt. Ararat powerful running back wreaks havoc on the field. He did it again Friday night, scoring six touchdowns, and the Mt. Ararat football team buried Gray-New Gloucester 56-6 in an eight-man Large School South semifinal game at Stadium Field.

“We did a lot of good things,” Mt. Ararat coach Frank True said.

Indeed, the top-seeded Eagles (8-1) did.

Farrell led the way, returning a punt and a kickoff for scores to go along with four rushing touchdowns. Farrell rushed for 178 yards on 13 carries for Mt. Ararat, which led 22-0 after the first quarter.

The fourth-seeded Patriots finished 3-5.


“The score didn’t reflect how good GNG is,” True said. “They’re a playoff team, a good team.”

Farrell opened the scoring with a 47-yard punt return for a touchdown about three minutes into the game. His 57-yard touchdown run midway through the quarter made it 14-0, and the Eagles were well on their way to victory.

“We had a good week of practice,” True said. “We came out strong.”

Farrell would rush for scores of 3, 5 and 24 yards and the Eagles took a 36-0 lead into halftime.

“We knew we’d have to play a tough game,” True said. “We knew we’d have to be disciplined. It was a good win.”

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