Fall sports season commences

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A new fall sports season is underway for just about everyone in the Mid-Coast area and there has already been plenty of excitement.

Here’s a glimpse:

Football

Brunswick’s football team made a huge statement Friday night by upsetting host Bangor, 36-28. Jared Jensen dazzled with 428 yards rushing and five TDs. The Dragons erased an early 15-0 lead and cruised to victory.

“That was the plan from the get-go, for me to get 40 carries,” said Jensen. “That’s what coach [Dan Cooper] wanted from me, and once we got going we all got excited and showed we can do good things this year. This is a big momentum boost for our team. Everyone around the state was saying we were going to be near the bottom of the East this year, but we proved tonight we can be at the top of the charts.”

“We just knew if we were going to beat a team like Bangor we had to give our best player the ball every time,” said Cooper. “We thought he might approach 40 carries, but we knew we had to do that to beat them.”

Brunswick has its home opener Friday versus Skowhegan.

Mt. Ararat wasn’t as fortunate. The Eagles, in a game postponed 24 hours by lightning, fell at home to Lewiston, 26-14. Mt. Ararat tries to get in the win column Friday at Oxford Hills.

In Eastern B, Morse dominated visiting Camden Hills in its opener, 39-6. The Shipbuilders are at Gardiner Friday.

Boys’ soccer

Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team started a new era under new coach Mark Roma by beating visiting Oxford Hills, 5-0. The Dragons went to Erskine Tuesday, visit Mt. Ararat Friday and Edward Little Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat’s first game was at Oxford Hills Tuesday. After going to Lewiston Wednesday, the Eagles host Brunswick Friday.

Morse lost, 5-0, at reigning Eastern B champion Camden Hills to start the season. The Shipbuilders looked to even their record Wednesday at home versus Maranacook. Friday, Morse goes to Winslow. The Shipbuilders host Leavitt Monday.

Girls’ soccer

In girls’ soccer, Brunswick opened with a 4-0 victory at Oxford Hills. After going to Erskine Tuesday, the Dragons host Mt. Ararat Saturday and Edward Little Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat beat visiting Lewiston, 3-1, in its first game. The Eagles were at Oxford Hills Tuesday and go to Brunswick Saturday.

Morse, a regional finalist last season, lost a 3-2 home match to Camden Hills its first time out. Miracle Trimble scored both goals. The Shipbuilders were at Maranacook Wednesday and host Winslow Friday.

Field hockey

Mt. Ararat’s field hockey team opened against defending Class A champion Skowhegan and lost, 5-0. The Eagles went to Lewiston Tuesday and Edward Little Thursday. They go to Brunswick Saturday and host Brewer Tuesday of next week.

Brunswick was scheduled to open Friday at home versus Messalonskee, but no result was report. The Dragons were home with Cony Tuesday and went to Lawrence Thursday. They host Mt. Ararat Saturday.

Morse dropped a 6-0 decision at Waterville its first time out. The Shipbuilders were home with MCI Tuesday and Leavitt Thursday. Saturday brings a trip to Gardiner.

Cross country

Brunswick’s cross country teams took part in a five-team meet at Maranacook. The boys (behind individual winner Jamie Ross, 19 minutes, 3 seconds) came in first. The girls were second to the hosts (Tiffany Tanner placed third, 22:07).

Morse joined three other teams at Winslow. The girls, paced by Amy Franklin (third, 22:08), came in second. The boys, led by Nate Stover (fifth, 19:04), placed third.

Mt. Ararat was part of a six-team meet at Oceanside. The boys were first (Nathan Mackenzie finished second individually, 17:30.23). The girls came in second to Camden Hills. Kelly Lynch placed third individually (21:23.34).

Golf

Brunswick’s golf team split its first two matches, beating Morse (9-0) and falling to Edward Little (6.5-2.5). Mt. Ararat lost to Oxford Hills (8-1) and Lewiston (8.5-0.5) in its early action.

Bangor Daily News staff writer Ernie Clark contributed to this story.

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Brunswick tight end Nolan Robbins looks for a two-point conversion pass which is affected by Bangor defensive back Matt Cosgrove in the teams’ opener Friday night. The Dragons sprung a 36-28 upset.

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