WINSLOW — It kind of goes without saying, but having a full roster is pretty helpful in Class C football. Lisbon showed that Friday night. Winslow showed it again Saturday afternoon.

After splitting its first two games, Winslow came out and dominated Oak Hill. Winslow, which had several ineligible players return this week, rushed for 319 yards, and Dylan Hapworth caught three touchdown passes from Bobby Chenard in Winslow’s 34-18 victory.

Oak Hill had blown through its first two games, beating Yarmouth, 33-7 and Telstar, 33-0. On Saturday, Winslow had 15 first downs before halftime, and led 27-6 at the break. For the game, Josh Hopkins rushed 22 times for 158 yards, Zach Guptill had 92 yards on 19 carries, and Hapworth gained 71 yards on 14 attempts.

“They were very physical up front,” Oak Hill coach Stacen Doucette said. “They just were well-drilled and well-schooled. Give Winslow credit: They played really good football today.”

After two drives for each team, the game was still scoreless, but the outcome was becoming evident, as Winslow was outgaining Oak Hill, 67-4. Winslow then cemented that by scoring on its next four drives, starting with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Chenard to Hapworth late in the first quarter.

Ironically, Winslow had only two plays of more than 20 yards all game. The Black Raiders often ran variations of the same “double dive” play, with Chenard either handing to Guptill for a smash up the gut, or faking a handoff and giving the ball to Hopkins or Hapworth to run off tackle. Chenard faked so well that even well into the second half, Oak Hill had as many as three defenders tackling Guptill when he didn’t have the ball.

“We got our guys back,” Hapworth said. “It gave us a little motivation to come out and play hard like we can.”

After Winslow went up 14-0 on a two-yard run by Guptill, Oak Hill struck back with a 58-yard touchdown pass from Parker Asselin to Luke Washburn, who broke two tackles on his way to the score. Winslow immediately drove back down the field and scored on fourth-and-goal from the 7 when Hapworth caught a pass in traffic in the end zone.

Down 21-6, things got worse for the Oak Hill when the Raiders fumbled on the first play after the kickoff, and Winslow’s Jon Farrell recovered. Chenard hit Hapworth with another touchdown pass, this one from 18 yards out, to make it 27-6.

Winslow coach Mike Siviski said the biggest boost from the returning players came from adding more depth.

“We’d been depleted in the second half, and our kids got tired because we were undermanned,” Siviski said.

Oak Hill made one more move to get back into the game, opening the second half with a 13-play drive that culminated in a five-yard touchdown run by Joel Wells. After Winslow was forced to punt, Wells returned it 23 yards to the Oak Hill 45. But Oak Hill went three-and-out on that series, and never crossed midfield until the last play of the game, when Brandon Potvin ran 80 yards for a touchdown as time expired.

“We’re very proud of our line, making the holes. We had some passing. Our defense improved somewhat,” Siviski said. “We’d like to keep it going.”

Matt DiFilippo — 861-9243

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