GARDINER — A moment of silence was held before the Gardiner and Skowhegan Pine Tree Conference Class B football game Friday night at Hoch Field to honor Scott Brown, a Skowhegan senior who died Sunday when he drowned while swimming with family in Embden Pond.

Brown, a Norridgewock native who was just two weeks shy of his 18th birthday, was an honor roll student and a senior on the football team.

After a moment of silence, Skowhegan captains Sam Baker, Kameron Doucette and Oakley Fortin walked out to midfield for the ceremonial coin toss holding Brown’s No. 11 jersey.

Brown was swimming with his 13-year-old brother and two 14-year-old girls when the accident on Sunday happened, said Jared Herrick of the Maine Warden Service.

Skowhegan won the game, 47-6. The Indians are off to a 2-0 start to the season in PTC B.

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