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The 1987 Lewiston Team : A coach's plan, a team's mission &

Postby MBRer » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:04 am

The 1987 Lewiston Blue Devils: A coach's plan, a team's mission, and a state title

...“I don’t want to say they overachieved but I think they certainly surprised a lot of people,” Capone said. “It was a really close group that believed in each other, and that mentality just got better each week.”

A bold plan

Coming off a 3-5 record and two years removed from getting blown out in the state championship by Cheverus, few prognosticators had the Blue Devils challenging the Stags and perennial power Biddeford for supremacy in Western A.

But Capone had a bold plan. He scrapped the Wing-T offense the team had run the previous year with junior quarterback Brian Seguin and installed the wishbone.

Few, if any, teams were running the triple-option in Maine high school football at the time. But with the dynamic Seguin and much of the offensive line returning, and a bevy of big-play backs to utilize, Capone saw a scheme that could make the Devils tough to stop.

“We felt that with Brian at quarterback, the triple-option would be a real good fit for us,” Capone said. ... ate-title/
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