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Lakers dunk Falcons, 20-6
BRIDGTON -- For the second straight week, Mountain Valley that was unable to pull together and got things rolling in a Class C Campbell Conference football game.
The Falcons were simply unable to get on the right track in the second half and a pair of touchdowns by Lake Region produced a 20-6 win.
The Falcons took their show on the road and couldn't establish the line of scrimmage that has been their trademark bread and butter.
Mountain Valley (0-2), a youthful team who had lost to Wells 44-13 the previous week,is primarily comprised of freshmen and sophomores. On the other end of the spectrum, the Falcons had to enter the Lake Region game with renewed vigor, because they have never lost to the Lakers in the overall series that dates back over two decades.
The Falcons had opportunities to make some noise, but the score was deadlocked at 6-6 at the end of the first half. Kyle Farrar scored for the Falcons.
In previous seasons, it was Mountain Valley who had always started the third quarter on fire, but the tide has turned. This time, Lake Region charged out of the locker room and took control. The Lakers engineered a drive lasting nearly six minutes. It concluded with Gibbons going through and around several Falcon defenders.
Things then went from bad to worse because Mountain Valley fumbled the ensuing kickoff. Lake Region received the ball in Falcon territory and promptly scored on a pass play.
Mountain Valley coach Jim Aylward and staff fully realize that mistakes will be made until this team turns the corner.
The Falcon offense has scored three touchdowns in two games, all by Farrar, who is a freshman. Those included a 41-yard strike from quarterback Ian Austin.
Mountain Valley has used linemen Brandon Roberts (offensive tackle), Anthony Boucher (center), Dalton Milledge (guard), Alan Carrier (tackle), Austin Varnum, Zac Cross and Isiaih Stickney.
The Falcons will be on the road this Friday when they take on Spruce in a battle of the mountains. The Phoenix lost to Wells, 20-15.
Mountain Valley will then return to Chet Bulger Field for games against Yarmouth and Gray-New Gloucester.