FARMINGTON — Jordan Whitney threw three touchdown passes, scored on a 49-yard run and grabbed a pair of interceptions to lead Mt. Blue to a 47-15 win over Mt. Desert Island in a Pine Tree Conference Class B football game Friday night at Kemp Field.

MDI (1-2) took a quick 7-0 lead less than three minutes into the game when Evan Jeannotte recovered a Mt. Blue (3-0) fumble in the end zone. The Trojan touchdown ignited the Cougars, who scored five times in the first half to take a commanding 33-7 halftime lead.

“We played hard and tough but we were so sloppy at times,” Mt. Blue coach Gary Parlin said. “MDI is a well coached team, they came in and shortened the game up and did a real nice job.”

Following MDI’s open touchdown the Cougars high-powered offense shifted into high gear. Five different Mt. Blue players scored as the Cougar offense proved effective on the ground and in the air.
On its first possession, after the MDI fumble recovery, Mt. Blue put together a six-play, 65-yard drive and scored on a 16-yard throw by Whitney to Zak Kendall. Anthony Franchetti booted the point after to knot the game 7-7 with 7:10 left in the first quarter.

Mt. Blue put the game out of reach in a three-play stretch, when the it scored twice in 16 seconds.
Whitney provided the punch with a 49 yard scrambling run up the middle for a touchdown with 3:12 left. On the next play the Mt. Blue defense forced a fumble that Colin Richards recovered at the 14-yard line. Whitney turned to power running back Chad Luker, who rambled 14 yards for the touchdown with 2:56 left in the first quarter to give Mt. Blue a 21-7 lead.

Mt. Blue’s defensive effort was solid in the first half, giving away yardage but making key stops when necessary. MDI pounded out 206 yards on the ground, most coming in the second half.

“We’ve been working really hard on stopping the run,” Kendall said. “We have been trying to find some consistency and it started to come tonight.”

Whitney completed 8 of 14 passes for 89 yards and hit Nick Hyde for two third quarter touchdowns. Hyde caught a 17-yard TD pass down the left sideline with 11:19 left in the third. On their next possession, the Cougars marched 62 yards on eight plays and scored on a 19-yard pass from Whitney to Hyde to make it 41-7.

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