BERWICK — How good is the Marshwood High School football team?

On Friday, the Hawks played their most undisciplined half of football of the season, with four 15-yard penalties in the first half against Lawrence.

Despite that unusual sloppiness, Marshwood held a 35-point lead at the break.

Marshwood dominated throughout the Class B crossover game, taking a 42-0 win to remain undefeated at 4-0.

“Some dumb penalties, that’s what killed us in the first half,” said Marshwood co-captain Seth Aumann, a two-way lineman. “It’s nice, but we can’t have that with tougher competition against Kennebunk and Falmouth (coming up).”

The Hawks helped themselves overcome the penalties by forcing three Lawrence (2-2) turnovers in the first half. On the second play of the game, Max Horton recovered a Bulldog fumble at the Lawrence 18. Two plays later, Joseph Taran’s 18-yard touchdown run gave Marshwood a 7-0 lead just 27 seconds into the game.

Lawrence answered with its best drive of the game, but Taran blocked Christian Adams’ 30-yard field goal try. The Hawks then went on a six-play, 98-yard drive, taking a 14-0 lead when Sam Cartmill caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Glidden on a halfback pass.

“One of the things that caught up with us is their team speed. It’s hard to mimic that in practice,” Lawrence coach John Hersom said.

The Hawks pulled away with three touchdowns in the second quarter. Cartmill caught a 35-yard Tommy Springer pass on fourth and 11 to help the Hawks to a 21-0 lead. With 3:42 left in the second, Springer scored on a 7-yard bootleg run.

Matthew Goodwin returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown with 2:33 left in the half, giving the Hawks a 35-0 lead.

While Lawrence moved the ball, the Bulldogs never got inside the Marshwood 20 after the blocked field goal.

“They run a similar offense to what we do. We just started to recognize and key in,” Aumann said.

Glidden ran for 98 yards on just six carries to lead Marshwood. Justin Bryant ran for 48 yards on six carries for the Hawks, and closed the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run midway through the third.

Isaiah Schooler ran for 80 yards on 10 carries to lead Lawrence.

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