Mass. Maritime uses air assault to beat rival Maine Maritime

Posted Sept. 22, 2013, at 5:52 p.m.

CASTINE, Maine — Massachusetts Maritime Academy rolled up 40 first-half points on Saturday afternoon on its way to a 52-18 college football victory over Maine Maritime Academy in the annual battle for the Admiral’s Cup at Ritchie Field.

The Buccaneers (2-0) passed for 394 yards behind Mike Stanton, who completed 22 of 28 throws for 357 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score. John Trudel went only 3-for-4 through the air, but passed for three TDs.

Maine Maritime (0-2) was led offensively by senior fullback Bill Wetherbee of Veazie who piled up 191 yards on 34 carries. Joe Dibiase added 94 yards on 14 attempts.

Brad Reed of Belfast completed only five of 19 psases for 80 yards, but threw for two touchdowns, a 17-yarder to Ryan O’Neal and a 14-yard throw to Brian Bedard of Turner. Reed also had a 5-yard touchdown run.

Michael Burgess of North Yarmouth was the defensive catalyst for the Mariners with 10 tackles, including a sack and a forced fumble. Nate Lewis of Bangor and Chase Hutchinson of Dover-Foxcroft also posted 10 tackles each.

Colby 31, Williams 8

At Waterville, Zach Padula had a key 98-yard interception return for a touchdown and wide receiver Luke Duncklee of Augusta caught two touchdown passes as Colby College opened the New England Small College Athletic Conference season a victory over Williams College on Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium.

With the Mules leading 12-0 and Williams at the Colby 7-yard line, Padula stunned the Ephs by stepping in front of a receiver running a quick slant pattern. He raced 98 yards past Williams’ bench for the score with 11 seconds left in the first half to make it 19-0.

Justin Ciero completed 17 of 31 passes for 152 yards. That included scoring passes of 5 and 26 yards to Duncklee, who finished with eight receptions for 72 yards.

Tom Brewster led the ground game with 13 carries for 53 yards. Louw Scheepers booted a 41-yard field goal.

Tony Atkinson and C.T. Harris made eight tackles each.

Middlebury 27, Bowdoin 5

At Brunswick, McCallum Foote threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns to lead Middlebury College past Bowdoin in the teams’ mutual season opener at Whittier Field.

It is the first win in Brunswick for the Panthers since 2001.

Saturday’s game was delayed slightly in the second quarter due to a major power outage in the Midcoast region. The game was played without power at the field for the entire second half.

Foote went 36-for-59 overall and overcame two interceptions in the victory. William Sadik-Khan was his top target, catching 11 passes for 106 yards and two scores.

Bowdoin was led by Zach Donnarumma’s 95 rushing yards while Joey Cleary had 15 tackles and Griffin Cardew posted 11, including a safety.

Saturday’s game was delayed slightly in the second quarter due to a major power outage in the Midcoast region. The game was played without power at the field for the entire second half.

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