Strong second half carries Foxcroft to shutout win over John Bapst

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 07, 2012, at 9:43 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Foxcroft Academy waited out a heavy rain in the first half and wore down John Bapst with a strong second-half effort Saturday night to pull away for a 40-0 LTC football victory at Husson University’s Winkin Complex.

Foxcroft Academy took the lead less than four minutes into the game when it capitalized on one of two John Bapst turnovers early in the game. On 4th-and-goal, quarterback Hunter Law ran five yards for a touchdown giving the Ponies a 7-0 lead.

It turned out to be the only score in the first half.

Heavy rain made it difficult for both teams to move the football and the game was marred by 11 turnovers. But when the rain slowed to a drizzle for the second half, undefeated Foxcroft (6-0) wore down the Crusaders defense.

Possibly the best opportunity of the night for John Bapst was its first possession of the second half. Foxcroft received the kickoff, but on the fourth play, Crusaders linebacker Kurt Massey sacked Law, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Bapst lineman Nick Jordan.

A pass-interference call put the ball on the Foxcroft 20, but the Ponies defense held and their offense took over the remainder of the game.

Two plays later Foxcroft senior running back Wesley Stinson took a hand and scampered for a 73-yard touchdown run, extending the Foxcroft lead to 14-0. The Ponies’ offensive line and speedy running backs were too much for the Bapst defense.

Senior halfback Don Boyer led Foxcroft, rushing for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Stinson and Alex Stevens each added a touchdown, running for a total of 89 and 59 yards, respectively.

“The offensive line did a tremendous job in the second half. It was like night and day compared to the first half,” said Foxcroft head coach Danny White.

The Ponies stymied the John Bapst offense, allowing only 72 total yards. John Bapst quarterback Austin Spencer led the Crusaders with 30 yards.

Foxcroft has only allowed eight points and a little more than 400 yards — total — in six games. The Ponies have outscored their opponents 322-8.

“Our first team defense leads us every game. We have not allowed a score,” said Boyer, who also plays defensive back.

Foxcroft will try to maintain its unbeaten and scoring streaks when the Ponies travel to Bucksport (4-2) on Friday night.

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