Leavitt and Oxford Hills, on a collision course to a showdown next week, continued their dominating starts to the 2023 season with blowout victories on Friday. The top two teams in the Varsity Maine football poll — the Vikings No. 1 and the Hornets No. 2 — meet next Saturday in Turner.

LEAVITT 63, YORK 13: Noah Carpenter accounted for four touchdowns in the Hornets’ (3-0) victory over the Wildcats (1-2) in York.

He scored on runs of 2, 16, and 20 yards and threw a 29-yard TD pass to Aiden Turcotte. Carpenter finished with 75 yards rushing on six carries and completed 6 of 11 passes for 127 yards — all in the first half, after which the Hornets led 49-13.

Maddox Demers ran in for three scores — from 12 yards, 14 yards, 28 yards out — for Leavitt. He finished with 101 yards combined on two receptions and five carries. Brandon Bilodeau and Riley Meisner also had touchdown runs for the Hornets. Jace Negley recorded three sacks and Mason Twitchell had an interception.

York’s Ben Brown caught a 8-yard touchdown pass from Peter Martin. Brown also recovered a fumble on a kick return and returned it 35 yards for a score.

OXFORD HILLS 39, SCARBOROUGH 0: Brady Truman rushed for a touchdown and threw touchdown passes to Nicholas Binette and Brayden Murch, and the Vikings (3-0) forced four turnovers in a win over the Red Storm (0-2) in Paris.


The Vikings led 14-0 after Truman’s 6-yard touchdown run and his 32-yard scoring strike to Binette in the first quarter. Hunter Tardiff added a 10-yard run in the second quarter, and Brady Delamater kicked a 28-yard field goal.

Murch’s 1-yard TD catch and 2-point conversion run made it 32-0 in the third. Owen Marr capped the scoring with a 45-yard interception return in the fourth quarter.

Oxford Hills outgained Scarborough 297 yards to 96. Truman finished 20 of 33 for 225 yards. Murch (71 yards), Binette (58) and Eli Laverdiere (43) each caught five passes, while Logan Spencer had three catches for 39 yards and Dylan Truman two for 14.

Binette and Spencer also had an interception apiece and Tardiff recovered a fumble.

MT. ARARAT 22, GRAY-NEW GLOUCESTER 12:Wesley Wallace rushed for a tiebreaking touchdown late in the third quarter, then added another TD run early in the fourth as the Eagles (1-2) beat the Patriots (0-3) in an eight-man game in Gray.

After trailing 6-0 at halftime, Gray-New Gloucester tied the game on a touchdown run by Brady Castrucci midway through the third quarter.


MOUNTAIN VALLEY 74, SPRUCE MOUNTAIN 20: Kaden Paaso, Lucas Libby and Jyrrmal Yates each scored multiple touchdowns as the Falcons (2-1) soared past the Phoenix (0-3) in Rumford.

Libby sandwiched a pair of touchdown runs around three straight scores from Passo, putting Mountain Valley up 38-0 after one quarter.

Yates made it 44-0 before Spruce Mountain got on the scoreboard with a long kickoff return.

Seneca Jones, the Falcons’ go-to player on two-point conversions, scored a touchdown to make it 52-6 with 6:05 left in the first half. Yates’ second touchdown run made it 60-6.

Jones ran for five 2-point conversions and passed for another to Julian Byam.

In the second half, Mountain Valley’s Josh Pollis threw a 57-yard TD pass to Blake Small. Chance Watson returned a kickoff 75 yards for the Falcons final score, and Tyler Warren ran in the 2-point conversion.

Dirigo 42, Sacopee Valley 14
Windham 48, Edward Little 0
Fryeburg 43, Lisbon 20
Lawrence 34, Mt. Blue 0
Poland 16, Oak Hill 6
Portland 47, Lewiston 6

Wells at Winthrop/Monmouth/Hall-Dale/Kents Hill, at Gardiner Area High School, 7 p.m.

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