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Biddeford City Edition Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - October 17, 1977, Biddeford, Maine A Maia,.- i journal Tribune monday. Pct. 17, 1977 a we amp a. In tigers Tromp Irish Stags with 52-Point scoring Blitz by Dick Charles sports editor Biddeford a Biddeford offence was awesome. The tigers defense was even better As the Orange and Black walloped Cheverie High school 52-0 at waterhouse Field Biddeford saturday night in class a football action. The Tiger defense which took Over from South Portland As the leading defensive team in class a with the shutout limited the wingless Stags to one first Down in the game intercepted three passes recovered four fumbles and shut Down the Cheverus ground game to 33 Yards. In fact Cheverus never did Cross mid Field despite starting from their own 40-Yard line several times As the result of Biddeford kickoffs going out of Bounds. In the meantime the Biddeford offence led by Jim travers with 187 Yards in 18 carries and two touchdowns was amassing 19 first Downs and 234 Yards Rushing. Biddeford drove for a touchdown the second time they had the Ball travelling 40 Yards in to plays. Travers cracked Over the left Side with 4 21 left in the opening period for the games first score. The extra Point was kicked by Don Gaudette for a 0 Tiger Lead. A Cheverus Gamble on fourth and two at the Stag 48 set up the second Tiger score As the defense held for the Orange and Black ten plays later with just one second showing on the scoreboard clock travers went up the Middle from the four Yard line for the to. A Danny Labonte to Scott Dewitt pass for the extra Points gave the tigers a 15-0 Lead at the end of the first period. Labonter a interception of a Cheverus pass at the Stag 38 set the tigers on the prowl again. Travers 34-Yard run to the four Yard line put Biddeford in position but the tigers were stopped on last Cheverus took Over on Downs and promptly fumbled the Ball right Back to Biddeford at the la Yard line Labonter a Roll out to the left Side covered the distance for Biddeford s third touchdown Gaudette s kick made it 21-0 at the 8 19 Mark of the second period. At the 3 19 Mark Gary Nadeau smashed Over from the five Yard line for a 27-0 Biddeford Lead. A Cheverus punt coupled with a Tiger clipping penalty moved the Orange and Black Back to their own 15-Yard line late in the second period. The tigers had an answer to this problem. Send travers up the Middle. Travers broke through the line Cut Back and raced 60 Yards to the Stag in time was running out but again with one second showing on the clock the tigers scored again. This time it was a nine Yard pass play from Labonte to Bryan Labrecque who was making his first appearance of the year after missing the first four games with a pre season shoulder injury. The tigers left the Field with a 33-0 halftime Lead. A Biddeford Fumble recovery at the Cheverus 46 at the Start of the third period set the tigers goal Ward again. Biddeford scored in 12 plays with Girard driving the final two Yards Over the left Side. Cheverus fumbled the Ball away on their next series at their own 41-Yard line. This time the Tiger score came on the running of Dave Gadbois. He moved 23 Yards Down the right Side to the one Yard line and then bucked Over for the to. Gaudette s place kick made the score 46-0. Reserves played the last period for both teams. The first of two Frank Nava interceptions in the final period set up the last Tiger touchdown. Nava picked off a Cheverus Aerial and returned it to the seven Yard line. After an offside Call on the Stags Ray Demers went the final four Yards for the score that made the final tally read 52-0. Biddeford will Host the undefeated red riot of South Portland at waterhouse Field saturday. The game will be the tigers Homecoming. Biddeford 151813652 Cheverus 00000 the scoring first period travers one Yard run Pat Gaudette kick travers four Yard run Pat Dewitt pass from Labonte second period. Labonte 11-Yard run Pat kick failed. Nadeau five Yard run Pat kick tailed. Labrecque nine Yard pass from Labonte Pat kick failed. Third period Girard two Yard run. Pat kick failed Gadbois one Yard run Pat Gaudette kick fourth period Demers four Yard run Pat pass was incomplete. You re coming with me Craig Gardner 33, ripped shirt and All scored two touchdowns in saturdays 22-0 Thornton win Over Sanford but he a not going far on this play. Sanford a Jeff Shain has a Good hold on Gardner a shirt while Mark Charpentier grabs for his feet. Photo by John Hanlon mass Besic takes two from rams South Waterboro mass Besic Defeated Kennebunk twice in Cross country races held at halftime saturday of the Mustang ram football game at Ronco Field. The Mustang boys lifted their record to 5 with a 22-35 win Over Kennebunk. Massage sick a Tim Laroche crossed the finish line in front of everyone in a time of 15 26. Chris Gardner of the rams was second in 15 47. Keith Driscoll trotted Home in third Elace for mass Besic with a time of 16 18. Enne bunk a Mark Deteso was fourth in 16 41. Fourth fifth and sixth places were taken by Mustangs Chuck Karcher Brian Phinney and Greg Olivier in times of 16 46, 17 11 and 17 15. Dave Moran of Kennebunk was eighth in 17 21. Massage sick a Bill Rollins was ninth. His time was 17 24. Chris rold and Mark Mayo of the rams were 10th and Lith. The times were 17 29 and 17 42. The Mustang girls shot to 2 with a 19-39 Triumph Over Kennebunk. Dorinda Smith was first in 15 12 and Mustang teammate Lisa Provencher who led the race until the very end finished second in 15 17. Sally Perkins of Kennebunk was third in 16 25 fourth and fifth spots belonged to Cheryl Cook and Kim Provencher of mass Besic. Their respective times were 17 13 and 17 27. The last four to come across were Annette look of Kennebunk Nancy Goodwin and Barbie Rollins of mass Besic and Kennebunk Karen Shields both the mass Besic boys and girls take on Biddeford monday today on the Mustangs Home course meet time is 3 30 . Jim Brown meet Jim Brunelle Thornton Academy linebacker Jim Thornton Brunelle has his Arm around Sanford Academy running Back Jim Brown. Brown was dropped an offensive and defensive standout Hanlon but his redskins lost a 22-0 decision to u Demy in Saco. Thornton is now 38, while Sanford to 4. Photo by John trojans by Allen Lessels staff writer Saco a next Spring. Fun town should have itself a roller coaster. Right now just a couple of Miles Down Rte. I the Thornton Academy football team is doing a pretty fair roller coaster imitation a rolling and Riding up and Down through the first half of its season. Saturday was another Peak on the journey As the Golden trojans put the big play to Good use All three touchdowns were scored from at least 40 Yards out to Knock off rival Sanford 22-0 in a wet and raw to Homecoming. Thornton has now won All three Home games and lost both on the Road and there a a pattern win. Loss win loss win the closest game the trojans have been in has been decided by 13 Points and saturday was the second the trojans have got a shutout. On the other Hana the two away losses have seen to outscored 75-18. But let us get Back to saturday. A it feels a Little better than last week s 35-6 loss to Portland a a said to coach Bob Cote. A we were More aggressive tackled better and had a much better pass Thornton went Back to a four Man front for the game giving them an extra linebacker which a gave us a few More stunts. We could come in with a linebacker and disguise it they would t know where we were coming from a a Cote explained. Tackle Scott Schildroth ends de Jackson and Don Cote and linebackers Randy Hill and Jim Madore were keys to the pass Rush. Sanford coach Pat Conley was discouraged by the loss. A i was very very Down Over our performance. I thought we had progressed after the South Portland game Sanford dropped a Tough 6 decision to the still undefeated red riots last wee but we got Back into the old mistakes mostly mental mistakes against Thornton. 22-0 first of two late game interceptions to help preserve the shutout. After winning its first game Sanford has now lost four in a Row the redskins will try to break Back into the win column Friday at Westbrook. Thornton s pattern is broken it will de playing two Home games in arow for the first time but the trojans will try to keep up the win at Home Effort Deering which Modded its Way to a 6 tie in a quagmire saturday will provide the opposition. Deering had won three straight games before the tie. The rams dropped their first game of the season. 6 to powerful Lewiston by periods Sanford 0000-0 Thornton 6 808 a 22 scoring Thor Norwood 53 pass from Cote pass failed Thor safety Thor Gardner 45 run pass failed Thor Gardner 41 run Leach pass for \ Leach stifle redskins a we talked to the kids All week about How Thornton lived off the big play but Bob Cote does an excellent Job and they took advantage of our Thornton turned its first big play with just under two minutes left in the first period. On the second play after taking Over on a punt quarterback Don Cote lofted his first and one of few passes to end Mark Norwood who ran the last 33 Yards untouched for a 53-Yard scoring play. A conversion pass was no Good. Craig Gardner again Thornton s offensive Star with touchdown jaunts of 45 and 41 Yards had a hand in the next to Points scored on a safety. Gordner boomed a punt that Sanford could t hold on to and As the Ball squirted closer to the Sanford end zone. Jay Harper made a tackle forced a Fumble and Sanford recovered in the end zone but it was two eouts for an 0 Thornton Lead and Sanford and to kick from its 20. Thornton got Good Field position at the Sanford 45, but As it turned out the Field position did no to make much difference. On the first play Steve Cyr did his work on the line and backs Randy Hill and Kevin Cormier chipped in to give Gardner a big Hole into the secondary and he was gone. Another pass for the conversion failed a once we get Gardner in the secondary he a Tough Quot said Cote a statement Sanford would t dispute. Thornton dulled a very similar scoring play Early in the fourth Quarter. Sanford was in a Goa line defense trailing Only 14-0, Asta went for it with a fourth Down and inches to go at the 45 Gardner went through the left Side this time but the result was the same tackle Paul Lowell was in on this one and Hill again took care of a linebacker. This time to got the conversion with the Brothers Leach Dan at quarterback and Dave at end teaming upon a pass. Sanford had some chances in the game with a first Down at the Thornton 22 Early in the first period and later getting inside the 15 twice. The first two bids were set up by nifty run Backof a kick <30 Yards and punt 22 Yards by senior Jim Brown one of the Sanford standouts singled out by Conley. The other drawing Conley s Praise was Sophomore quarterback John Dube. Dube and Jeff Coeburn took turns in each Possession As they have for the last two games but Dube directed the club on its three deepest penetrations and May have earned the starting nod for his Day s work. He completed a couple passes in Sanford s second period drive but a fourth Down sack ended the threat. Sanford moved again on its next Possession and had a first Down at the to 14, but another sack went a Long Way in snuffing out the bid. Late in the game a Dube to John Roux pass covered 43 Yards and Sanford was driving again but this time Harper got the no paper tigers these Guys bus wraps up Cheverus the Biddeford tigers came out charging and never let up saturday night in a 52-0 rout it Cheverus. They Are shown bursting onto the Field in photo above. At Lett. Bus fullback Dave Boudreau is about to be brought Down. Ernie Salamone 53, has a shot trom behind while Joseph Flaherty. 33. Moves in to help out. The win primed Biddeford for next saturdays Battle with undefeated South Portland in Biddeford. Photos by Dick Danforth t

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