Oak Hill’s Caden Thompson smiles to fans after scoring a touchdown during an Oct. 2, 2021, football game against Bucksport at Oak Hill High School in Wales. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

Oak Hill’s star running back made the biggest play of the game on defense in the Raiders’ 25-20 win over Bucksport on Oct. 2, 2021. Caden Thompson, who earlier in the game caught an 11-yard touchdown pass and had a 51-yard reception that setup another Oak Hill score, ripped the ball from a Bucksport player’s hands and returned the fumble 83 yards for a score that put the Raiders up 25-14. Ramon Spearman intercepted two passes for Oak Hill. The day before, Curis Errington ran for 174 yards and two scores, and Charlie Houghton scored two 2-point conversions as Dirigo defeated rival Mountain Valley 16-6.

This photo appeared in the Oct. 2, 1972, edition of the Lewiston Daily Sun.

Robin Marshall’s 85-yard run put Mexico up 12-6 in the third quarter and the score remained unchanged as the Pintos defeated Hall-Dale in a wet contest in Mexico on Sept. 29, 1972. Marshall also scored on a 1-yard run to tie the game at 6-6 right before halftime. The Bulldogs fumbled four times in the second half and their fate was sealed when Mexico’s Tom Gaudet intercepted a pass, allowing the Pintos to run out the remainder of the clock. The following day, Jay remained undefeated with a 12-6 win over previously unbeaten Winthrop. A 22-yard run by Mark Letourneau highlighted the Tigers’ first scoring drive, which concluded with a 1-yard run by Randy Doiron. Their lead grew to 12-0 on an 18-yard TD pass from Neil Labbe to John Iannucci in the third quarter.

Mt. Blue moved to the top of the Mountain Valley Conference with a 26-13 win over Hall-Dale on Sept. 27, 1968. A 70-yard touchdown run and a punt return for a score by Mark Bayer and a 38-yard scamper by Art Pettitt put the Cougars up 19-0 in the first half. Forrest Scott finished Mt. Blue’s scoring when, in the midst of a thunderstorm, he intercepted a pass and carried the ball into the end zone. The following morning, Lewiston fell to Brunswick 13-12 at Lewiston Athletic Park. Scotty Dick (15-yard run) and Ken Foisy (59-yard pass from Chip Gagnier) scored the Blue Devils’ touchdowns.

This photo appeared in the Oct. 1, 1951, edition of the Lewiston Daily Sun.

Joe Woodhead and Albert Giguere led Lewiston’s rushing attack and each scored a touchdown in a 12-0 win over Deering on Sept. 29, 1951. The Blue Devils finished with 212 yards rushing. Woodhead led the way with 97 yards on 15 carries, which included a first-quarter TD. Giguere scored in the fourth period after taking a pitch from QB Norm Ayotte. Giguere gained 83 yards on 15 carries. That same day, St. Dom’s and Westbrook combined for nearly 700 yards of total offense in a game won by Westbrook 33-13; Livermore falls romped over Winthrop 27-6; Edward Little fell to 0-3 with a 26-7 loss to South Portland; and Gould Academy won its season opener 14-2 over Mexico.

Editor’s note: The years were selected using an online random number generator.

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