It was a beautiful fall day as the Windham Eagles suited up to play their last regular game of the season. The Eagles came out flying and took a quick lead in the game with a score on their first possession. Tanner Bernier threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Logan Emerson. Windham stepped up again and Tanner Bernier threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Coffin who was grabbed by a Portland player and tipped the ball which bounced off the Portland players helmet, hitting Coffin’s foot and then Coffin was able to amazingly caught the ball ending up in the end zone stunning the referee, Portland coaches and announcer.
Windham was just getting warmed up when Portland came back with a charge of their own, scoring three touchdowns in the matter of four minutes. The Bull Dogs continued to attempt onside kicks which ended up being successful. They then scored off a turnover which brought the Eagles defense down. This put Windham behind by three possessions.
Being at the right place at the right time proved fruitful when Kiante Smith intercepted Portland’s pass and ran down field with the help of his teammates giving Windham possession of the ball. With this added adrenaline the Windham boys got some pep back into their step and had an onside kick of their own which was successful. Tanner Bernier made another great pass to to Hunter Coffin for 43 yards. Tanner Bernier threw another pass to Nate Watson for a 39-yard touchdown. Throughout the game Curtis, Watson, Henderson, Emerson and Coffin showed they could catch the ball.
Grover, McInnis, Labrecque, Potter, Jacobson and the Kilgallons continued to try and send the Bull Dogs to the pound. Though Windham started off strong and ended strong, the Portland Bull Dogs were able to hold onto the ball and run the clock out. The final score was Portland 36- Windham 26. The Eagles are headed to the playoffs!
This puts the Windham Eagles into fourth place in the standings. Windham will host Scarborough this Saturday night. JV will play at 4 p.m. and varsity directly after. Come out and support the Middle School JV/varsity football teams!