WINSLOW — The Winslow football team is off and running in the Class C  North playoffs.

Evan Bourget ran for 219 yards and scored four touchdowns on 23 carries, while Matt Quirion had 140 rushing yards on 22 carries as the Black Raiders beat Old Town 30-6 in a quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon at Poulin Field.

“It’s awesome (to get the win),” Bourget said. “You’ve got to love it.”

No. 2 Winslow (5-2) will host No.6 Maine Central Institute — which upset No. 3 Belfast 49-46 on Friday night – in the semifinals next weekend. No. 7 Old Town finished 2-3.

The Black Raiders took care of business early, scoring on their first three drives, all capped with Bourget touchdown runs — of 6, 5 and 61 yards. The senior fullback had no trouble getting big chunks of yards up the middle of the field, aided by excellent blocking from the offensive line, and Bourget finding multiple defenders at the second level to knock over.

“The line did awesome today,” Bourget said. “They did everything correctly. They had great communication up front, with (Old Town’s) blitzes and everything. We can’t really get anywhere without them blocking.”

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“(Bourget) was running hard today,” added Winslow co-head coach Wes Littlefield. “Evan’s got some goals he wants to meet, he wants to get there to the (regional finals).”

Old Town — which hadn’t played in a game since Oct. 8 — scored its lone touchdown on its first drive of the game. With the Coyotes at midfield, Quarterback Caleb Sprague found wide receiver Carvil Turner streaking down the left sideline, and hit him in stride for a 48-yard gain. On the next play, Turner took a sweep two yards into the end zone.

Winslow’s defense stymied  Old Town from there on out, holding it to 127 yards of total offense.

“Our goal today was to contain the outside, because (Old Town) has a couple of flyers,” Bourget said. “Just basically get our outside (linebackers) to pick up any motion, because they run a lot of misdirection, and they’re fast on the outside. So the main focus was just to contain the outside.”

Bourget would add one more touchdown run, a 1-yard score, in the fourth quarter. Winslow also added a 23-yard field goal from Michael McCullough. Winslow was able to grind out the clock with the use of Bourget and Quirion, who had a 41-yard dash down the sideline in the fourth quarter that eventually set up Bourget’s touchdown.

“We had a bye last week due to COVID, it was real nice to see the kids come back and answer, especially representing their senior day,” Winslow co-head coach Pete Bolduc said.

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Jack Dorval added 39 rushing yards on eight carries for Winslow. Sprague was 5 of 11 passing for 71 yards to pace the Coyotes. Turner had three receptions for 57 yards.

 

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