February 24, 2020
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Plymouth State runs past Maine Maritime Academy football team

Pete Warner | BDN
Pete Warner | BDN

Senior running backs David Hamilton and Nick Lancia each ran for two touchdowns on Saturday afternoon as Plymouth State rushed for 288 yards en route to a 48-6 football victory over Maine Maritime Academy in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

The Mariners fell to 0-2 and have lost 14 in a row dating back to a 34-16 victory over Coast Guard on Oct. 14, 2017.

Hamilton ran for 96 yards on 15 carries and Lancia racked up 69 on 14 carries for 2-0 Plymouth State. Sophomore quarterback Brett Lavanchy completed 8 of 13 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown.

Hamilton ran nine yards for a touchdown to open the scoring with 9:45 left in the first quarter and Lancia expanded the lead to 14-0 with a 5-yard run 9:07 later.

Lavanchy threw a 10-yard TD pass to Zach Swanson late in the second quarter and Hamilton’s four-yard run 3:27 later made it 28-0 at the half.

Plymouth State built the lead to 46-0 in the second half on Lancia’s 8-yard run, freshman quarterback Christian Paill’s 26-yard toss to Max Osgood and Vito Aleo’s 15-yard run.

The Mariners averted the shutout when freshman quarterback Andrew Haining of Palmyra threw a 19-yard TD pass to Freeport’s Dominic Casale.

Haining, who led Nokomis High of Newport to the state Class C championship a year ago, completed 11 of 16 passes for 132 yards. Freeport’s Casale caught a game-high six passes for 53 yards.

Matt Shea and Elijah Bussell had four tackles each to spark the Panthers.

MMA sophomore linebacker Terrell Thomas of Auburn posted a game-high 14 tackles and Joel Bennett was involved in eight.

Maine Maritime Academy hosts Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Saturday at noon in the 47th annual Admiral’s Cup game.

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