Scarborough’s football team survived a scare to stay unbeaten Friday night.
The Red Storm trailed almost the whole way at winless Deering, but saved its best for last to rally for a 28-21 triumph.
Scarborough, which entered the game 3-0, having never beaten the Rams, fell behind quickly when Deering’s Kenny Sweet returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. The Red Storm tied the game, 7-7, on a short TD run from Dan LeClair. After a Sweet touchdown run put the Rams back on top, 14-7, another LeClair scoring run made it a 14-13 game at halftime. Sweet pushed the lead to 21-13 with a TD run, but Scarborough tied the game on a punt return for a touchdown from Ben Greenberg and a LeClair two-point rush. Late in the fourth quarter, Dillon Russo’s short TD run finally gave the Red Storm the lead and it went on to the victory.
Scarborough hopes to stay undefeated Saturday, but it will have a mighty hill to climb when it goes to 4-0 powerhouse Thornton Academy. The Red Storm is 0-7 all time against the Golden Trojans, including a 28-14 loss last fall in Saco.
Cape Elizabeth was also pushed at Falmouth, but managed to even its record at 2-2. The Capers fell behind the host Yachtsmen, 14-0, in the first quarter, but came alive and managed to take a 20-14 halftime lead behind a pair of touchdown runs from Christian Lavallee and a TD pass from Noah Wolfinger to Ethan Murphy. Another Lavallee scoring run in the third period and a safety in the fourth accounted for a 30-14 victory.
Friday night, Cape Elizabeth has a home showdown with 3-1 Westbrook, a team which has already downed perennial powerhouse Mountain Valley and reigning Class B champion Wells this season. Last season, the Capers defeated the host Blue Blazes, 14-13.
South Portland dropped its fourth in a row this fall, 40-6, at Kennebunk. The Red Riots trailed, 28-0, at halftime. They got a third quarter touchdown run from Joe DiBiase, but the Rams pulled away.
South Portland hopes to get in the win column Friday at dangerous 2-2 Massabesic. Last year, the Red Riots handled the visiting Mustangs, 39-7.
Scarborough junior Jake MacDonald makes a tackle on Deering’s Kenny Sweet during the teams’ contest last Friday night. The Red Storm rallied for a 28-21 victory.
Scarborough senior Greg Viola kicks an extra point during Friday’s win.