Make it 26 straight: Cheverus blanks Portland
Posted: September 9th, 2012 by Tom Nolette
by Michael Hoffer
PORTLAND—After playing eventual state champion Cheverus a tough as anyone the past two seasons, the up-and-coming Portland football team had its sights set on springing an upset Saturday afternoon when it went to Boulos Stadium, hoping to snap the Stags' 25-game win streak.
Instead, the Bulldogs' mistakes opened the door for the two-time defending Class A champions and Cheverus pounced.
The Stags grabbed a 7-0 lead just 110 seconds into the game after a shanked punt, took advantage of an untimely Portland penalty to take a 14-0 advantage after one quarter and after recovering a fumble, Cheverus tacked on another score to seize control. A 94-yard drive late in the first half ended all doubt and the Stags went on to their 26th successive triumph, 42-0.