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Hornets sting the Falcons
TURNER -- The Mountain Valley football team knew the odds were stacked against them. But the Falcons accepted their faith wide eyed and head on in a Class C Campbell Conference game.
Leavitt simply proved to have too much bulk and fire power en route to running away with a 61-0 shutout against the Falcons at Libby Field.
The Falcons had entered the contest with renewed vigor because of results of the previous week, having won their first game of the season.
That certainly wasn't the case against Leavitt which jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. Tailback Conor O'Malley ran for a 38-yard touchdown and quarterback Billy Bedard went outside and sprinted away for a 47-yard score.
This was the first meeting against Leavitt since MV won the 2010 Class B state championship game in Portland.
It was the third straight game that the Hornets have scored nine TDs. They finished with more than 600 offensive yards for the second game in a row.
Falcon QB Ian Austin completed one of eight passes for one yard.
The trio of MV runners -- Tom Thibeau, Josh Mason and Kyle Farrar -- were limited to 36 yards on 32 carries. The Falcons had 52 net yards on offense and made three first downs in the game.
The offensive shortage hadn't been evident in a 35-14 win against Gray-New Gloucester at Chet Bulger Field. The Falcons went back to the basics and unleashed a torrid second half attack with four touchdowns by four different runners, including the eventual winner by Farrar on a 52-yard run.
Mountain Valley established the line of scrimmage behind a solid line led by 274-pound Alan Carrier. The blocking assignments opened wide holes for Farrar (174 yards, 21 carries), Mason (84 yards, eight carries) and Thibeau (51 yards, 11 carries)
Mountain Valley (1-5) will have an opportunity for redemption when they host Freeport this Friday in Rumford. Freeport, also nicknamed the Falcons, recorded a 33-7 win over Lake Region last Friday. MV had lost to Lake Region 20-6 last month.