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Cougars race to 40-8 win
HIRAM -- Dirigo certainly took care of business in a Class D Campbell Conference football game.
Senior Brett Beauschesne rushed for yards and scored two touchdowns as the Cougars had their offense in gear in a 40-8 win against Sacopee Valley on a warm Saturday afternoon.
Quarterback Riley Robinson threw a 30-yard TD Kaine Hutchins.
The defensive effort was strong again, led by Zach Demars, Jack Brown and Tyler Frost, which has allowed two TDs over the last eight quarters.
Dirigo (3-2) has won two straight against Telstar and SV, who have a combined record of 0-10. But the Cougars will be tested in games against Old Orchard Beach and Lisbon. OOB, who upset Oak Hill, will visit Harlow Park this Friday.
Dirigo kicked off to Sacopee, which ran two plays for six-yard losses and an incomplete pass. Dirigo quickly scored its first of two TDs of the first quarter. Frost (53 yards, 10 carries) burst over for a five-yard TD and Demars kicked the extra point.
Beauschesne (123 yards, seven carries) scored on a one-yard run and it was the second straight week that he has passed the century mark rushing. Dirigo had 85 yards rushing first quarter.
Early in the second Quarter, Frost recovered a fumble. Two plays later, Beauchesne broke loose for a 51-yard TD and the PAT gave the Cougars a extra good 20-0.
"This was a good showing," said Dirigo coach Dave Crutchfield. "We felt the team made fewer penalties but still need to keep improving."
On the ensuing possession, Heath Hersom recovered a fumble and several plays later, Robinson completed a 30-yard td pass to Hutchins. It's the third time in two games that the tandem has hooked up for scores.
Hersom added a three-yard TD. Demars kicked his fourth extra point for a 34-0 lead. Dirigo had 205 yards rushing at halftime.
"This was a tough game to coach," said Crutchfield, as SV only had only 14 players to start the game. "So, when the score gets lopsided, it gets tricky with freshman going against their upperclassman. But at the same time, I was impressed with the Sacopee players' efforts. They play hard every play from first play to last play with no breaks."
Tyler Frost and Demars each intercepted Hawks QB Zack Barrows.
Gavin Hebert threw an eight-yard TD pass to Clay Swett for the Cougars' final points. Joe Casey gained 54 on nine carries for Dirigo.
In the fourth quarter, Sacopee Valley avoided the shutout when Eric Schroeder ran for a four-yard and Barrows rushed the conversion.