Ellsworth seventh, eighth graders notch seventh consecutive win

first_img Bio GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 In its season opener at Bucksport earlier this month, the Ellsworth squad came on strong to claim a 52-16 victory after falling behind in the early going.With Ellsworth trailing 8-0 in the first quarter, quarterback Connor Crawford threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Javon Williams to close the margin to 8-6.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the second quarter, Crawford scored on a long end-around run, but Bucksport answered by scoring on the ensuing kickoff.A second touchdown reception by Williams cut the Bucksport lead to 18-16 at halftime, and the second half  — with Devin Grindle and Malcolm Svec leading the defense — was all Ellsworth.Crawford finished with more than 200 yards rushing and four touchdowns for the game.Noah Neleski scored on an eight-yard run, Williams added a third touchdown on a bootleg run and Grindle booted a pair of two-point conversions as Ellsworth scored on every possession.The Ellsworth squad rolled to a 22-0 shutout of Belfast in a home contest last week.Crawford scored as a running back and threw a touchdown pass to Williams from the quarterback spot.Williams added a rushing touchdown and Jackson Curtis kicked a pair of two-point conversions for Ellsworth.Belfast conceded the game at halftime after its second quarterback was felled by injury.Ellsworth has not been forced to punt or give the ball up on downs in 26 or its last 27 quarters of play, according to head coach David Svec.“It’s easy coaching when you have a couple of kids that run faster than a pair of scalded dogs,” he added.The next home game for the Ellsworth squad is against Oceanside, the defending league champion, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m.The Ellsworth team of fifth- and sixth-graders played in the rain to a 12-12 tie on Sunday in Newport.After the hosts took a 6-0 lead, Ellsworth knotted the score on a 32-yard run by Hunter Curtis.From that point on, the game remained deadlocked until the fourth period when Newport took a 12-6 lead.Curtis scored on a two-yard run late in the quarter to retie the score, then made a key defensive stop with Newport at the 10-yard line with 24 seconds to go.Curtis finished with 112 yards rushing and Landon St. Peter added 75 yards.On defense, Curtis, St. Peter and Chase Crossman each had six tackles.Ellsworth, now 2-0-1, will host Hermon on Saturday. ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth football team of seventh- and eighth-graders is continuing a winning streak that now has stretched to seven consecutive games over two seasons. Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Latest Postslast_img

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