SKOWHEGAN — Garrett McSweeney’s first pass of Friday night’s battle of Pine Tree Conference Class B unbeaten teams went for an interception.

Brewer promptly ran the ball down the Skowhegan defense’s throat for the game’s first score.

Both McSweeney and the defense decided neither would happen again on their homecoming.

McSweeney completed 10 of 19 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns to keep Skowhegan undefeated with a 21-14 an over Brewer on Friday night.

“This is a big week, homecoming week,” McSweeney said. “I’m a competitor. I can’t let a little play like that interception determine the outcome of the whole game.”

(Being) 4-0 feels great but we’ve still got a lot of work to do,” he added.

McSweeney hooked up with Sam Baker on touchdown throws of 58 and 33 yards. Both made Brewer pay for sending extra pass rushes with Baker on the same route.

“I was just running a crossing route,” Baker said. “It was speed, a little bit of pass protection and good timing.”

The second touchdown gave the Indians the 21-14 lead with 10:28 left.

Skowhegan’s defense, which was gashed by Brewer’s running game for much of the first half, buckled down and stopped the Witches on fourth down on their final two drives to preserve the victory.

Ray Wood capped Brewer’s 57-yard drive with a 1-yard run to give Brewer the lead on its first possession.

After being stopped twice in Witches territory, Skowhegan took the lead on the 58-yard TD pass.


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