Saturday was the last day of the season for the Windham varsity football team. They faced off at Fitzpatrick Stadium against the Trojans of Thornton Academy. The abundance of fans that came out to support the boys was outstanding to witness.
The first half of the game was dominated by the Eagles. The Eagles scored first, a touchdown by Eric Webb. The Trojans tied the game 7-7 with 5:26 left in the half. Windham drove 65 yards in eight plays to regain the lead with a touchdown by Dylan Koza to take the lead ending the first half of the game.
Early in the second half, the Eagles looked to be holding the game when Eric Webb intercepted a pass at Windham’s own 19. However, after two fumbles the Trojans changed the momentum of the game to their side. Senior Matt Roy ran a 51-yard kickoff return to the 24-yard line giving the Eagles hope that they were still in the game. Desmond Leslie passed to a wide open Zach Davis at the corner of the end zone.
Davis caught the ball, but the officials ruled he had one foot out of bounds. On the fourth down Leslie was pressured and threw an incompletion and the Trojans took over the ball. The game ended 35-14.
The Windham Eagles accomplished a lot in the 2014 football season. The Eagles ended their regular season game schedule going 9-2. The boys won the Eastern Maine Class A Championship Title, and won a spot in the State finals game. Congratulations to the team from all of us at The Windham Eagle.
“As a parent and a Windham resident I couldn’t be more proud of these boys, this team and the positive attitude they have had all season. In my eyes, this team as a whole, are winners and I look forward to next season.” – Stephanie Coffin