This photo appeared in the Sun Journal on Oct. 5, 2003.

Buckfield/Dirigo earned its first program win by trouncing Traip 28-7 on Oct. 4, 2003. Scott Wetherell ran for 121 yards and a score and returned an interception for a TD for Buckfield/Dirigo, which was in its first year as a co-operative football program (it lasted two years before Dirigo broke off and began playing on its own). Craig Langervin, Jamie Henderson and Jacob McCalister also scored for Buckfield/Dirigo. That same day, Oxford Hills sophomore Jim Bower gained 209 yards on the ground and ran for three scores in the Vikings’ 24-7 win over Waterville. A day earlier, Tony Walker rushed for 168 yards and Chris Kates intercepted three passes — all of which were turned into touchdowns — in Lisbon’s 29-20 win at Boothbay.

This photo appeared in the Sun Journal on Oct. 10, 1992.

Lisbon held Fryeburg scoreless through three quarters while allowing only 14 yards total offense, but the Greyhounds needed overtime to beat the Raiders 20-14 on Oct. 10, 1992. Quarterback Shawn Daigle led Fryeburg’s fourth-quarter rally to tie the game at 14. In overtime, Neal Trottier tossed a 10-yard TD pass to Keith Doucette to put Lisbon ahead, and then Ryan Keys intercepted a pass to seal the victory. The day before, two fourth-quarter touchdowns gave Class C Jay a big win over Class B Mountain Valley, 20-6. The Falcons, playing without starting QB Jason Carrier, took a 6-0 lead into halftime. T.J. Plourde scored the Tigers’ first touchdown in the third quarter. In the fourth, a 24-yard pass from Mark Fournier to Ryan Birmingham gave Jay the lead, and Plourde sealed it with a 43-yard TD run.

Verne Paradie kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to give Edward Little a 17-14 win over Westbrook on Oct. 6, 1989. The Red Eddies’ offense got the ball back via punt on its own 33-yard line with 59 seconds left. Quarterback Josh Spooner completed a 20-yard pass to Dan Abromson and then a 33-yarder to Paradie with three seconds left, setting up Paradie’s heroic kick. Another exciting game happened that same day in York, where Matt Gaudet won a battle of standout QBs against York’s Matt Ronca. York rallied back from a 9-0 deficit to go up 13-9 in the fourth quarter. Mountain Valley’s Terry Stewart intercepted a pass at the York 39 with less than four minutes left. Gaudet gained 16 yards on a bootleg and then connected with Rick Rinaldo for the winning score on a 23-yard pass.

Randy Matthews’ 80-yard touchdown run gave Lisbon a 13-7 victory over Jay in a battle of previously unbeaten teams on Oct. 7, 1967. The Greyhounds scored first when Lucien Fournier picked up a blocked kick and returned it 75 yards for a TD. The Tigers evened the score in the fourth quarter on a touchdown run by Alan Brisard. The ensuing kickoff gave Lisbon the ball at its own 20, setting up Matthews’ clutch scamper. Mexico defeated Wilton 20-0 that same day, paced by a 30-yard TD pass from Bill Bisson to Jeff Wyman, a 7-yard touchdown run by Bill Vienneau and a 6-yard plunge by Steve Bouthot. Also, Livermore Falls topped Gould 13-6. The Andies built a 13-0 lead on a 17-yard run by Dick Hastava and Gary Keene’s 29-yard scoring pass to Bob Hanson.


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

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