2015-10-03 / Sports

Spartans roll over Lewiston

From Staff Reports


Sanford’s Pete Hegarty breaks a tackle on his way to the end zone for one of his four touchdowns on Friday night against Lewiston. 
ROBERT SIMMONS/ Special to the Journal Tribune Sanford’s Pete Hegarty breaks a tackle on his way to the end zone for one of his four touchdowns on Friday night against Lewiston. ROBERT SIMMONS/ Special to the Journal Tribune SANFORD — Sanford and Lewiston would be tied at 6- 6 after one quarter on Friday night, but it would be all Spartans from there as they rolled to a 49- 14 win over the Blue Devils.

The Spartans racked up 422 yards on 71 offensive plays against Lewiston and head coach Mike Fallon said that was what he was looking for.

“We definitely tried to crank it up tonight and play really fast and it worked out well ... the officials were great, got the ball set quick, and we got things going,” said Fallon. “We were very pleased, and obviously we have a long ways to go, but it was a big win tonight.”

The Spartans would fall behind 6- 0 early, but standout running back Pete Hegarty would get things turned around quickly. The senior tied the game in the first quarter with a four- yard scoring run and then would score on runs of 31 and two yards early in the second quarter to put Sanford up 20- 6.

Lewiston would cut the lead to 20- 14, but Sanford answered with a one- yard pass from Frankie Veino to James Roche. Zach Kang would run in the two- point conversion to make it 28- 14 head into halftime.

Veino would add a seven- yard scoring run and Hegarty scored from three yards out in the third quarter to make it 43- 14.

In the fourth, the Spartans would find the end zone one more time as Sam Anderson scored on a seven- yard scamper.

Hegarty led Sanford with 115 yards and four scores on 20 carries. Veino went 7-of-9 through the air for 86 yards and one score, while also adding 63 yards on the ground and another TD.

Fallon was happy to see his team rebound after last week’s loss to Scarborough.

“We needed to bounce back after last week. We had a pretty good win against (South Portland) the week before and then we went to Scarborough and we left a lot of opportunities inside the 20-yard line,” said Fallon.

The difference this week, according to Fallon, was the Spartans ability to cash in on opportunities in the red zone.

“We didn’t finish very well (at Scarborough), and tonight we did a much better job. When we got near pay dirt, the kids finished and that was our goal going into this thing tonight. We are pleased that we accomplished that,” said Fallon.

Sanford will visit Edward Little next Friday night.

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