WALES — Oak Hill’s Alex Mace had himself a game in the first quarter Saturday.

The sophomore running back carried the ball five times and scored three touchdowns as the Raiders jumped out to a big lead and coasted to a 49-0 Class C Campbell Conference win against Winthrop.

Mace scored on runs of six, four and 21 yards to lead the Raiders on their first three possessions.

“That was my best day so far,” Mace said. “But I couldn’t have done it without my line. I was seeing perfect holes and it was great.”

Oak Hill (3-1) dominated the game from start to finish, leading 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and 41-0 at the half. The second half was played entirely with each team’s reserves. In all, the Raiders rolled up 476 yards of offense, 297 on the ground and 179 in the air as junior quarterback Parker Asselin completed 5 of 6 passes for 179 yards.

“They’re just bigger and stronger than us,” Winthrop coach Joel Stoneton said. “That’s what it came down to. We’re happy with our kids.”

The Ramblers (1-3) played without four injured starters, including running backs Zach Glazier and Danny Moody. Stoneton said their presence wouldn’t have affected the final outcome, but it certainly would have improved Winthrop’s chances on the ground where it managed just eight yards in 21 attempts.

Winthrop quarterback Jared Hanson was under siege all day and completed just 4 of 16 pass attempts.

“When we throw the ball and protect I think we’re a dangerous team,” Stoneton said. “But they’re so good up front.”

Following Mace’s scores, the Raiders hit for three big plays in the first half. Asselin hit tight end Luke Washburn for a 21-yard gain, he fumbled the ball at the Winthrop 2 and recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown. Cody Collingwood’s fourth straight conversion kick made it 28-0.

“I think we’re improving on all the little things,” Oak Hill coach Stacen Doucette said. “We’re talking about blocking schemes in the running game and our passing game’s improving. Defensively we’re getting better at positions every game.” Midway through the second quarter, senior Brandon Potvin broke off tackle and raced 49 yards for Oak Hill’s fifth touchdown. Asselin hit Jonathan Averill in stride on a pass play that carried 84 yards to compete the first-half scoring. Freshman Colby Spencer scored on a 6-yard run early in the second half and rushed the conversion to wrap up the scoring.

Joel Wells led Oak Hill ball carriers with 53 yards while Mace rushed for 52. Winthrop sophomore Mario Meucci caught three passes for 43 yards.

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