FARMINGTON — Jordan Whitney tossed three touchdown passes in the first half to lead Mt. Blue to a 42-0 win over Oceanside in a Pine Tree Conference Class B game Friday night at Kemp Field.

Whitney completed 12 of 18 passes for 208 yards to help Mt. Blue improve to 5-0. The Mariners fall to 2-3.

“I had plenty of time to throw because of the great blocking by our backs, Bradley Jackson, Chad Luker and Calan Lucas,” Whitney said. “They gave me plenty of time to find our receivers.”

Throwing out of Mt. Blue’s double wide slot formation, Whitney tossed a 49-yard pass to Chad Luker over the top of the Oceanside defense on the Cougars’ first play of the game. Anthony Franchetti converted the point after to give the Cougars a 7-0 lead with 9:34 left in the first quarter.

Two-plays later the Cougars were back in the end zone when Nick Hyde returned an interception 58-yards for a score.

Mt. Blue took over again seconds later when Luker recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. The Cougars took over at the Mariners 25. Calen Lucas ran 19 yards to the Oceanside six and Whitney hit Luker with a 6-yard TD pass to give Mt. Blue a 21-0 lead less than five minutes into the game.

Oceanside had trouble moving the ball against the Cougars 4-2 defense. The Mariners finished with just 87 of offense. Quarterback Sam Meklin finished 1 of 8 for minus 5 yards and two interceptions.

“One of our big goals this week was to swarm to the ball better than we have been,” Mt. Blue coach Gary Parlin said. “We had real good efforts from Dustin Richards, Zak Kendall, Chad Luker and Bradley Jackson out of our defensive set.”

In the middle two quarters the Mariners managed to gain 18 yards on the ground. Oceanside ran just 15 total plays in the second and third quarters while the Cougars put together several long drives eating up considerable time on the clock.

Lucas capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive in the second quarter when the running back scored on a 52 yard run through the left side with 5:41 left in the half.

Whitney added his third touchdown pass of the half when Cam Abbott made a spectacular one-handed grab in the back of the end zone on third and goal from the 1 with seven seconds left in the half. The catch capped a nine-play 90-yard drive.

Jackson topped off the Cougars scoring early in the third quarter on a 34-yard run at 11:02. Franchetti was a perfect six-for-six on extra point kicks.

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