The Windham Eagles hosted the Scarborough Red Storms Saturday night in a much anticipated first game of the playoffs.
The Red Storms opened the game taking a kickoff from Cameron McCartney and running 88 yards for a touchdown. The Eagles; however, answered right back with Tanner Bernier connecting with Hunter Coffin with back to back touchdowns for 12 yards and then again for 44 yards. The Red Storms didn't anticipate this storm brewing, but Windham brought their A-Game.
The Eagles were just warming up to the Red Storms surprise and Bernier continued his passing success and connected with Logan Emerson for a 33-yard touchdown pass. Making this Tanner Bernier’s 20th down pass this year, in which 14 of them were made to Hunter Coffin. Cameron McCartney's kicks continued to fly down field, never giving the Red Storms a chance to run the ball again.
After having a successful first half, the Windham boys came back ready to send Scarborough home with no chance of a possible continuation in the playoff games for them. Nick Curtis, Nate Watson and Logan Emerson continued to be successful in advancing the ball down field. Both Tanner Bernier and Nazari Henderson ran in 3 more touchdowns to make a bigger gap on the scoreboard.
The defense was a key to Windham's success and the defensive line stepped up to the plate. Some stand out moments were made by Justin Labrecque, Logan Emerson and Dylan Varney that were contributing factors in the game’s outcome. Stopping the Red Storms from advancing the ball down field and having the ball turned back into Windham’s possession was outstanding by the defensive line. Hunter Coffin forced a fumble and was able to recover the ball himself marking a turning point for the Eagles.
Windham wins with the final score of: Windham 42, Scarborough 20.
Windham will host the Saco Junior Trojans this Sunday at 1 p.m. for round two of the playoffs. Please come and support the Windham Eagle Middle School football teams.