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Oxford Hills:: topples Bangor 47-7

Postby Forecaster » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:40 am

Portland's rally falls short in season opening loss to Oxford Hills

PORTLAND—The Portland Bulldogs have what the Oxford Hills Vikings want.

And if Saturday night is any indication, the Vikings are heading in the right direction.

Portland, one of the state’s most storied programs, and the two-time defending Class A North champions, hosted up-and-coming Oxford Hills in the teams’ mutual regular season opener at Fitzpatrick Stadium and promptly learned why the Vikings have earned plenty of buzz as the new season dawns.

The Bulldogs, who beat Oxford Hills, 55-7, in last year’s playoffs, were staggered in the first quarter, as the Vikings chewed up eight minutes in a 13-play, 80-yard drive. Oxford Hills went ahead, 7-0, on a 17-yard scamper by senior Dawson Stevens, who would enjoy a huge game.

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Postby SJ » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:06 am

Vikings start what they hope to finish with win over Bulldogs

..."It's a great feeling," senior running back/defensive end Dawson Stevens said. "Like Coach (Mark Soehren) said, 'We should start the season with a win at Fitzy and end with a win at Fitzy. That's the goal. We want to be state champions."

Running behind a big offensive line of senior Jamal Hill and Shawn Hermanson and juniors Alex Fox, Austin Doughty and Austin Sanborn, Stevens was a workhorse. He rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries.

Emerson Brown added what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown from 2 yards out with 3:07 left in the third. But the Vikings' biggest touchdown may have been their first.

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Re: Portland's rally falls short in loss to Oxford Hills

Postby PPH » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:28 am

... “This is good stuff for us,” said Oxford Hills Coach Mark Soehren. “Portland is always Portland. They’ve got the P on the helmet.”

The Vikings held a huge statistical advantage, especially in the first half when Portland was limited to 11 offensive plays.

“We weren’t ready to run inside,” Portland Coach Jim Hartman said. “We could not run inside and we couldn’t get (to) the edge. We were forced to throw the ball, which I thought we did well.”

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Re: Portland's rally falls short in loss to Oxford Hills

Postby WMTW » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:03 am

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Oxford Hills opens year with 20-14 road win at Portland, Dawson Stevens a big day for the Vikings
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Re: Portland's rally falls short in loss to Oxford Hills

Postby Details » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:13 pm

A great win for Oxford Hills football. I realize this isn't Portland's team from last year...but neither is this Oxford Hills' teams of the past. The program is on an upswing and some new noise was made for A North!
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Re: Portland's rally falls short in loss to Oxford Hills

Postby Speed » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:19 pm

Details and I called the "upset "....A North is there for the winning......and OH has a better chance than most.....
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Re: Portland's rally falls short in loss to Oxford Hills

Postby MattyB » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:14 am

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Put that Oxford Hills win over Portland into context for me.

Postby SJ » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:27 am

Head to Head with Randy Whitehouse and Lee Horton

Lee: Put that Oxford Hills win over Portland into context for me.

Randy: That 1999 state championship game against South Portland was the first I covered for the Sun Journal. The Patriots were still an afterthought in the NFL. Y2K was a thing. The Yankees were the only ones cheating in the AL East. So yeah, it's been a long time since the Vikings have been a serious title contender.

Does the win over Portland make them that? Not on its own. The Bulldogs are still trying to figure some things out, including their quarterback situation. They still have some playmakers, but it was clear the Vikings have more. It wasn't just the Dawson Stevens Show in their 20-14 win. It was guys like J.J. Worster and Emerson Brown and Cam Slicer and Alex Brown stepping up when called upon, too.

Given all of the mistakes they made with penalties and turnovers, the Vikings have every reason to believe they could have beaten Portland by more than a touchdown. A year ago, they would have settled for a close game.

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Oxford Hills:: topples Bangor 47-7

Postby WFVX » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:45 am

Oxford Hills football topples Bangor 47-7

BANGOR - UMaine-bound Colton Carson led his Oxford Hills Vikings into Bangor Friday night, and they didn't look back.

The Vikings took home a 47-7 win over the Rams, as Bangor remains winless on the season.

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Re: Oxford Hills:: topples Bangor 47-7

Postby WMTW » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:47 am

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Oxford Hills takes care of business in win at Bangor.
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