Scarborough’s football team made another impressive statement last Friday night, downing visiting Windham, 27-12, in a battle of unbeatens to improve to 3-0 on the season.
The Red Storm, coming off wins over Kennebunk and Bonny Eagle, came out sizzling, taking a 15-0 lead on two long touchdown passes from quarterback Dillon Russo to Greg Viola.
Windham, which had beaten South Portland and Noble to start the year, pulled within 15-6 at halftime, but with the game still in the balance in the fourth quarter, Charlie Raybine returned an intercepted pass for a TD for some breathing room. After the Eagles got back within 21-12, a touchdown run from Dan LeClair sealed it.
Elsewhere in Western A, South Portland fell to 0-3 with a 42-0 home loss to two-time defending state champion Cheverus. It was the Stags’ 27th successive victory, four shy of the state record set by the Red Riots in the 1990s, when John Wolfgram coached the program (he’s now the coach of Cheverus).
South Portland did keep the game close for a half. After a scoreless first quarter, the Stags got a couple touchdowns in the second for a 14-0 lead at the break. The visitors then broke it open in the third quarter with 20 points and went on to a fourth straight win over the Red Riots.
South Portland hopes for its first win Friday when it visits 1-2 Kennebunk. The Red Riots defeated the visiting Rams a year ago, 35-7.
In Western B, Cape Elizabeth got in the win column for the first time, 28-0, over Lake Region. The 1-2 Capers play at 0-3 Falmouth Friday night as they look to balance their record. Last year, Cape Elizabeth handled the visiting Yachtsmen, 28-6.