MSM: Oxford Hills gets back on track against Lewiston
Posted: October 1st, 2012 by Matt Boutwell
Coming into Saturday’s contest with Lewiston, the Oxford Hills Vikings football team was struggling offensively. With a record of one win and three losses and coming off back-to-back struggles against conference powerhouses Lawrence and Messalonskee, Oxford Hills first year head coach Mark Soehren turned the focus in practice this week on to getting the offense to function properly.
“The preparation for this week was a little different,” said Soehren on Thursday’s “Coach’s Corner”. “We had a chance to look at some film and really show the kids they do know what they’re doing on offense.”
After Saturday’s 24-6 win, it’s safe to say they do know what they are doing.
Senior Ryan Godin had his best day so far as the starting quarterback, with an early touchdown from a yard out to give Oxford Hills the lead in the first quarter at 8-0.
“I know our linemen have been working on executing and finishing blocks, and they did today”, said Godin.
“He really understands what we’re trying to do out there,” said Soehren. “He’s like a coach on the field.”
The Oxford Hills offense clicked behind that offensive line, as they dominated the first half yardage against Lewiston, outgaining them 187 yards to just 11 for Lewiston. After a 17 play drive in the second quarter stalled out, Oxford Hills managed to get more points on the board on their next series with a 44 yard touchdown run from Nick Bowie to give them a 14-0 lead going into the half.
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