CAPE ELIZABETH — Noah Carpenter passed for three touchdowns in the first quarter, starting Leavitt on its way to a 45-7 win against Cape Elizabeth on Friday night.

The Hornets (2-0), ranked second in the Varsity Maine top 10, scored on their first five possessions while building a 37-0 halftime lead.

The Hornets struck on their first play from scrimmage, after a penalty, as Carpenter connected with Aiden Turcotte for a 43-yard touchdown.

Later in the first, Will Keach caught a 26-yard scoring pass, and Maddox Demers scored on a 48-yard reception. A conversion pass from Keach to Colten Taylor after the third TD made it 22-0.

Carpenter (18 yards) and Keach (14 yards) added touchdown runs in the second quarter.

Demers capped Leavitt’s opening drive of the second half with a 4-yard run. The Capers (0-2) then drove for their only touchdown — scored by Mike Foley — just before the third quarter ended, and the game was called at that point with bad weather approaching.


MT. DESERT ISLAND 44, GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER 16: Spencer Laurendeau and Jacob Shields each ran for two touchdowns as the Trojans (2-0) scored 44 unanswered points to topple the Patriots (0-2) in an 8-man Large School game in Bar Harbor.

Gray-New Gloucester opened the scoring on an 86-yard touchdown pass from Kobi Conant to Nick Geer in the first quarter.

Laurendeau scored his first rushing touchdown from 10 yards out to tie the game 8-8 after one quarter.

Shields (15 yards) and Laurendeau (10) both ran in second-quarter touchdowns for a 20-8 halftime lead for Mt. Desert Island. Laurendeau had 168 yards rushing in the first half.

He scored the only touchdown of the third quarter on defense, returning an interception 75 yards for a score.

Shields and Lincoln Gray had fourth-quarter touchdown runs to push the Trojans’ lead to 44-8. Gray-New Gloucester rounded out the scoring with the clock running late in the fourth quarter.


OLD ORCHARD BEACH 54, DIRIGO 0: Asher Hubert, Wesley Gallant and Brady Plante rushed for two touchdowns each as the Seagulls (2-0) cruised past the Cougars (1-1) at Old Orchard Beach.

Hubert had rushing touchdowns of 26 and 20 yards. Reid MacNair also had a 26-yard rushing touchdown.

YARMOUTH 59, SPRUCE MOUNTAIN 14: Michael McGonagle ran for five touchdowns in the first half, including an 86-yard romp to open the scoring as the Clippers (2-0) handled the Pheonix (0-2) in Livermore Falls.

Sam Bradford had a 5-yard touchdown run and added a passing score to Adam Pelotte as Yarmouth opened a 37-8 halftime advantage.

Brody Souther had a kickoff return touchdown for Spruce Mountain.

DEERING 35, MT. BLUE 6: Joey Foley rushed for four touchdowns — three in the second half — as the Rams (2-0) pulled away from the Cougars (0-2) in Farmington.


Deering’s Pedro Lombi opened the scoring with a 25-yard run in the first quarter.

Foley made it 13-0 in the second quarter with a 5-yard run, but Mt. Blue answered just before halftime when Klay Dunning threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Trey Bailey.

Foley then scored from 38 and 23 yards in the third quarter, and went in again from the 1 on the first play of the fourth. A long pass from Tavian Couture to Lombi set up the final touchdown.

WINTHROP/MONMOUTH/HALL-DALE 53, MCI 47, OT: Braden Branagan’s 6-yard touchdown run in overtime helped the Ramblers (1-1) escape with a win over the Huskies (0-2) in Pittsfield.

The Ramblers led 33-20 heading into the fourth quarter before the Huskies scored 21 straight points to take a 41-33 lead.

Branagan ran in from 14 yards out and also ran in the two-point conversion to tie the game up with 1:42 left in regulation. MCI took the lead back on a 66-yard touchdown pass from Caleb Kennedy to Drew Shorey, but Branagan tossed a 34-yard touchdown pass to Brody Adams with 9.7 seconds left to send the game to overtime.

Branagan intercepted a Kennedy pass on MCI’s first play of overtime, setting up his game-winning touchdown run on the Ramblers’ chance at possession.

Branagan finished with three touchdown passes, Cody Cobb had a pair of TD runs and a receiving touchdown, and Adams also ran for a touchdown.

Kennedy had five TD passes for MCI, with all of them caught by Shorey. Kennedy also ran for a touchdown and Shorey returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown. The Huskies defense forced a safety during their 21-0 run in the fourth quarter.

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