|Maine Central Institute||Oceanside High School|
At Rockland on Friday night, Oceanside’s Mike Norton Jr. took the opening kickoff 73 yards for the first of his four touchdowns as the Mariners defeated the Huskies in their mutual opener.
Norton scored on a 74-yard pass play from Titus Kaewthong in the first quarter before Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield got on the scoreboard when Kempton Roy scored from 2 yards out. Norton added TD runs of 46 and 58 yards.
Kaewthong scored on a 7-yard run and a 58-yard fumble return to close out the scoring for the Mariners. Kaewthong, a converted soccer player, was 4-for-11 passing for 93 yards. He kicked two extra points and booted a 71-yard punt for the Mariners.
Norton finished with 129 yards on 11 carries and two rushing TDs. Kaewthong carried 10 times for 38 yards and Ben Ripley had 77 yards on nine carries for Oceanside.
MCI freshman QB Ryan Friend was 10-for-23 for 112 yards in his varsity debut. David Young made 5 receptions for 70 yards and a TD.
Tucker Sharples gained 70 yards on 12 carries and added a two-point conversion.
Oceanside 14 6 6 12 — 38
MCI 6 0 8 0 — 14
OCE–Norton 73 kickoff return (Kaewthong kick)
OCE–Norton 74 pass from Kaewthong (Kaewthong kick)
MCI–Roy 2 run (kick failed)
OCE–Norton 46 run (rush failed)
OCE–Kaewthong 7 run (kick failed)
MCI–Young 22 pass from Friend (Sharples rush)
OCE–Norton 58 run (rush failed)
OCE–Kaewthong 58 fumble return (pass failed)