At Millinocket, Mattanawcook Academy senior quarterback Trysten Pelkey ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more to help the Lynx remain undefeated with their sixth win of the season.
Pelkey had first-half touchdown tosses of 20 yards to sophomore Gunner Maxwell and 49 yards to junior Holden Kimball. Pelkey added a 30-yard touchdown run while a safety and 6-yard touchdown run by sophomore Scott Jipson helped Mattanawcook build a 32-0 lead late in the second quarter.
Stearns scored twice in the final 1:25 of the second quarter on a 62-yard touchdown run by junior Marc Morneault and a five-yard touchdown pass from Morneault to junior Dylan Kruger on the final play before halftime.
Pelkey scored on second-half touchdown runs of 36 and 29 yards while senior A.J. MacEachern added a 5-yard touchdown run for the Lynx.
Morneault had Stearns’ lone score of the second half with a 10-yard run midway through the third quarter.
Pelkey finished the night five-of-eight passing for 146 yards while also carrying the ball 11 times for 153 yards. Jipson added 128 rushing yards on 18 attempts.
Morneault led the Minutemen with 134 yards rushing on 13 attempts, and he completed two passes for 34 yards.
Matt. Acad. (6-0) 14 18 14 8 54
Stearns (1-5) 0 12 6 0 18
MA-Maxwell 20-yard pass from Pelkey (rush failed)
MA-Pelkey 30-yard run (Maxwell pass from Pelkey)
MA-Kimball 49-yars pass from Pelkey (Jipson rush)
MA-Safety, Morneault tackled in end zone
MA-Jipson 6-yard run (Pelkey rush)
S-Morneault 62-yard run (rush failed)
S-Kruger 5-yard pass from Morneault (rush failed)
MA-Pelkey 36-yard run (rush failed)
S-Morneault 10-yard run (pass failed)
MA-McEachern 5-yard run (Jipson rush)
MA-Pelkey 29-yard run (Jipson pass from Ward)