Staff report

WATERVILLE — Cony High School graduate Luke Duncklee caught two touchdown passes as the Colby football team opened its season with a 31-8 win over Williams College on Saturday at Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium.

Duncklee, who missed much of last season with an injury, caught eight passes for 72 yards, while quarterback Justin Ciero completed 17 of 31 passes for 152 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Colby took a 7-0 lead when Ciero capped a 49-yard drive with a 5-yard TD pass to Duncklee in the first quarter. Ciero rushed for 29 yards and passed for 16 on the scoring drive for the Mules.

Colby made it 10-0 when Louw Scheepers connected on a 41-yard field goal, the longest of his college career. After a safety gave Colby a 12-0 lead, Zach Padula intercepted a pass and returned it 98-yards for a touchdowns with 11 seconds left in the half to push the Mules’ lead to 19-0.

Ciero threw another TD pass to Duncklee, this time for 26 yards, in the third quarter and Colby pushed its lead to 31-0 late in quarter on a 1-yard run by Max Eberhart.

Tom Murphy scored on a 1-yard run for Williams’ only touchdown of the game.

Brewster added 53 yards rushing and caught two passes for 19 yards for Colby. Daniel Maddox and TJ Hallock each added an interception for the Mules, while Tony Atkinson and CT Harris both had eight tackles.

Middlebury 27, Bowdoin 5: McCallum Foote threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers beat the Polar Bears in the season opener in Brunswick.

Foote completed 36 for 59 passes. William Sadik Khan caught 11 passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

Zach Donnarumma had 95 yards rushing for Bowdoin, while Joey Cleary had 15 tackles and Griffin Cardew had 11 tackles and a safety.

Husson 13, Alfred State 0: The Eagles earned their first win of the season and their first shut out since 2008, beating the Pioneers in Bangor.

Husson (1-2) took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter when Kyle McKinnon scored from 24-yards out to cap a five-play 45-yard drive. The Eagles tacked on an 8-yard TD run by Ryan Stroud in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

McKinnon finished with 75 yards rushing, while Ryan Dorso added 61 on 21 carries.

Trinity 28, Bates 17: The Bantams took advantage of three Bobcats turnovers in the fourth quarter and rallied from a three-point deficit to win in Lewiston.

The Bantams took the lead for good when Evan Bunker, who rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns, capped an 11-play 77-yard drive with a 5-yard TD run.

Bates turned the ball over on its next two possessions and Trinity capitalized the second time, scoring on a TD pass from Henry Foye to Chris Ragone, that made it 28-17. Bates fumbled on its next possession as well.

A.J. Joes caught five passes for 46 yards for Trinity.

For Bates, Ryan Curit rushed 30 times for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Shawn Doherty had 91 yards on 10 carries and sophomore quarterback Patrick Dugan rushed 20 times for 79 yards.

Mass. Maritime 52, Maine Maritime 18: The Buccaneers scored 40-first half points and cruised to victory to win the Admiral’s Cup for the third-straight season, in Castine.

Stefan Gustafson rushed for 203 yards and scored a touchdown for Mass. Maritime. Mike Stanton completed 22 of 28 passes for 357 yards and two touchdowns, while John Trudel completed 3 of 4 passes for 37 yards and three scores.

Billy Wetherbee rushed 34 times for 191 yards for Maine Maritime. Joseph Dibiase added 94 yards on 14 carries.

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