FAIRFIELD — The Lawrence High School football team rolled past Oxford Hills 48-6 in a Pine Tree Conference Class A game Friday at Keyes Field, showing no signs of a letdown after hammering rival Bangor a week ago.

“We knew this was going to be a tough matchup but we executed,” said Lawrence quarterback Spencer Carey, who rushed for a touchdown and threw for another. “We just made some plays.”

Jake Doolan rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. He also caught a 72-yard touchdown pass from Carey on a well-executed crossing play over the middle in the third quarter.
Anthony Sementelli rushed for 74 yards and two scores on 13 carries for Lawrence (3-0).

“This is the best team we’ve played so far,” Doolan said. “They played us tough.”

Lawrence, which had 381 yards of total offense, used two long touchdown runs — both on third and long situations — in the opening six minutes to put the Vikings (1-2) in a deep hole. Sementelli got things rolling for the Bulldogs when he rushed for a 44-yard touchdown on a toss play left.

“I was able to get to the outside,” he said. “It’s what we wanted to do.”

The score came on third-and-11 with 9 minutes, 26 seconds left in the first.

“We always try to have some quick-hitting plays if we get into situations like that,” Lawrence coach John Hersom said. “We hoped if we could prevent them from penetrating that maybe we could pop one through.”

Lawrence actually popped a couple through.

After forcing Oxford Hills to punt, Lawrence again used the quick strike to surge ahead 12-0.

This time it was Carey who had the big play, a 54-yard touchdown run with six minutes left in the first. The score came with the Bulldogs facing a third-and-nine situation.

“I had a big hole and I think I went in untouched,” said Carey, who rushed for 77 yards on three carries. “It was a big play.”

The Vikings never recovered. They struggled to move the ball, gaining just 44 yards through three quarters. Oxford Hills put together an 80-yard drive for a touchdown in the fourth quarter with both teams playing their substitutes.

“The bottom line is, they are really good,” Oxford Hills coach Mark Soehren said. “I mean, really, really good. Our team is quick, but (Lawrence) just played so much faster and we weren’t ready for it.”
Lawrence led 19-0 after the first quarter.

A safety and a Josh Doolan 56-yard punt return for a touchdown made it 28-0 at the half. Jake Doolan then hauled in a 72-yard touchdown pass from Carey early in the third quarter.

“Right before the play (Carey) told me to get open and I did,” Doolan said. “It was a great throw.”

Sementelli rushed for a 3-yard score later in the third before both benches emptied.

Bill Stewart — 621-5640
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