WATERVILLE — The Waterville Senior High School football team kept rolling on Saturday afternoon, taking a 61-14 win over Camden Hills as it inched closer to its inevitable clash against rival Winslow.

Waterville (5-0) outgained the Windjammers (0-5), 374 yards to 21 in first half, when each team’s starters were on the field. The Purple Panthers held Camden Hills to minus-22 yards on the ground in the first half.

“Our guys, we’re working on our stuff right now. We’re working on our spread stuff, our secondary coverage. I think the kids took a step forward. (Camden Hills is) trying to spread the ball out, get their athletes in space, and I think we stepped up to the challenge today,” Waterville coach Matt Gilley said.

The Panthers struck early, scoring just two minutes into the game on a 45-yard run by Cam Thomas. With 7:31 left in the first quarter, Dan Pooler scored on a 12-yard run.

Pooler added a 6-yard touchdown run with just under five minutes left in the first quarter, and Jared Spear’s 8-yard scoring run gave the Panthers a 26-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Thomas, who ran for 208 yards on eight carries, all in the first half, broke free for a 41-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. Waterville quarterback AJ Godin had touchdown runs of 5 and 1 yards, and the Panthers had a 46-0 halftime lead.

What little offensive success the Windjammers had came through the air. Quarterback Nate Pascal threw for 43 yards in the first half, and threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to Nick Walker in the fourth quarter.

Walker caught his second touchdown pass, this one a 27-yarder from Brandon Debrosky, with 2:11 left in the game.

Pooler ran for 104 yards for the Panthers. Drew Nelson ran for 64 yards and a touchdown in the second half for Waterville.

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