Recap of Hawks' football team
MEXICO -- For the 2012 edition of the Mountain Valley middle school football team, it proved to be an interesting start because the Hawks had been left without a league or a schedule because during the summer, several of the teams who had been members changed leagues.
"They didn't bother to inform us,'' said coach Gary Dolloff. ''So we had to scramble for a schedule and our new A.D at the middle school Cheryl Sevigny needed to get right to work. She did a great job we played a very good schedule.''
The varsity finished with a 7-3 record that included wins against Lewiston , Telstar, Dirigo, Spruce Mountain twice, Oak Hill and Oxford Hills. The Hawks came up short against Lisbon and twice to Mount Blue. The JV squad completed a 7-0 season that included two wins over Mt Blue and Spruce Mountain.
The varsity offense featured Kyle Farrar as its go-to running back, who was able to gain some positive yards.
''Kyle is a very talented young man with a good future this team,'' said Dolloff, who will be a very good asset to the high school team in a couple of years. ''We had all the pieces in backfield, along with Kyle, Peter Cogley was tough up the middle, Caleb Austin was great on counters and a big part of our passing game.''
The Hawks had running depth, with speedy Mike Anderson, shifty Ethan Boucher and tough Rylie Bell. A leader was quarterback Nick Newman, who had success passing. The ends ran solid routes, with Sam Nadeau (receptions leader), Conor Jacobsen, Eddie Derouche and Eli Turner. The offensive line included center Tyler Perry; trapping guards Jach Duguay and Hunter Sorenson; tackles Jacob Parise and Todd Mckellick; reserves Hunter Ames, Ian Brennick and Dylan Freeman.
The defense did a great job all around in coverage run stopping and letting no one to the outside. Coach Dave Radcliff had the players buy into the system, with hard hitting and gang tackling. Tyler Perry, Boucher and Austin were very hard to run on or pass on.
Raeshawn Harris and Zach Duguay were the ends, with tackles Cogley, Parise, Dylan Freeman, Ian Brennick, Hunter Ames and Anderson. Middle linebackers were Perry and Hunter Sorenson, backed up by Andrew Weston and Curtis Gauvin.
JV QB was Raeshawn Harris, with runners Curtis Gauvin, Vinny Derouche, Hunter Ames, Cameron Payne, Eli Stickney and Colby Parent; ends Tyler Brown, Jon Hodge and Lucas Beaaudoin. Tyler Murray and guards Weston and Issac Therian; tackles Brennick, Freeman, Noah Casey, Christian ''the Tank'' Cole , Ian Perry and Drew McKenna.
Others were Colby Parent, Brady Halacy, Cam Payne, Matt Gault, Dominick Knowles and Patrick Hubbard.