At Orono, the No. 4 Red Riots used a punishing ground attack to be beat No. 5 Dexter in an LTC quarterfinal.
The Riots piled up 470 yards rushing with Cameron Mowrer carrying 16 times for 212 yards and a touchdown and PAT. He also picked off a Trevor Fogarty pass in the second quarter for 55-yard touchdown. Twin brother Christan rushed 10 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
Orono got on the board first when Christan Mowrer ran 43 yards for a 6-0 lead.
Dexter answered after a Red Riot fumble and took over at the 3-yard line where QB Trevor Fogarty punched the ball in and after a Dustin Sirabella kick, the Tigers led 7-6.
Christian Mowrer took the ball 41 yards to give the Riots a 12-7 lead. Cam Mowrer’s interception and return for a TD pushed the Red Riot lead to 18-7. Collin Clement ran the 2-point PAT in to make it 20-7 Orono at the half.
The Tigers closed to 20-13 on an 8-yard Ethyn Gould run.
Orono punched another score in when Cameron Mowrer broke free for a 38-yard touchdown run and a Lewis Hansen PAT rush made it 28-13.
The Riots struck gain when Hansen shook loose for a 25-yard run and Cam Mowrer rushed the PAT to push the Riot lead to 36-13.
The Tigers scored late on a Fogarty 25-yard pass to junior Matt Bartlett and then the Riots ran the clock out to gain the victory. Dexter finishes at 3-6 while Orono goes to 6-3 and will travel to play No. 1 Bucksport next Friday for a semifinal.