WINTHROP — The Winthrop football team found itself overpowered once again by a big strong offensive line Friday night and the Ramblers had no answers.

Boothbay rolled up 424 yards on the ground in posting a 47-18 win against the Ramblers in a Campbell Conference Class C game. Both teams are 2-4 but similarities end there.

“I told (Boothbay coach Bryan Dionne) before the game that’s the best 1-4 team in the conference,” Winthrop coach Joel Stoneton said.

The Seahawks led just 14-12 at the half but kept pounding away at the smaller Ramblers and scored twice in the third quarter.

“Our line was just great,” said senior back Kameron Markee, who rushed for 119 yards on 21 carries and scored three touchdowns.

Markee’s effectiveness up the middle opened up a counter play for the Seahawks and they made the most of it, ripping off big chunks of yardage and scoring two touchdowns. Cormac Miller scored on the third play of the second half, breaking off tackle on a counter and running 63 yards untouched into the end zone to make it 21-12.

“When they came at us power-wise, we stopped reading our keys,” Stoneton said.

Miller finished with 162 yards on just nine carries, four of those counters. He scored twice while teammate Jason Maddox also scored on a counter of 31 yards.

There were some bright spots for the Ramblers. They took a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter when quarterback Jared Hanson hit Dakota Carter a on a 4-yard slant. After the Seahawks tied the game, Winthrop came back for a second score on a drive set up by Tyler Stockford’s fumble recovery. They capped the drive when Hanson hit Mario Meucci in the right corner of the end zone and the sophomore did a nice job keeping his feet inbounds.

The Seahawks left little doubt what they planned to do in the second half as they pounded the ball on the ground.

“We just wanted to get into them quick,” Dionne said. “What I liked about our team was they were resilient.”

In addition to his running, Markee also caught a touchdown pass from Nick Kilgus on fourth and goal from the 15.

The Ramblers scored their final touchdown when Hanson hit Meucci on a 12-yard pas in the left flat. Hanson completed 10 of 20 passes for 86 yards while Dan Moody rushed for 50 yards on 15 carries.

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