SP playoff hopes take a hit with loss to Sanford
Posted: October 7th, 2012 by Tom Nolette
by Michael Hoffer
SOUTH PORTLAND—After finally coming to life offensively and getting in the win column a week ago at Massabesic, the South Portland football team entered Friday night's battle with Sanford hopeful of going on a run and earning a playoff berth.
The Red Riots' postseason hopes are now iffy at best.
South Portland got off to a strong start, driving the field in nine plays to grab an early lead on a touchdown run from junior quarterback Duncan Preston, but the Red Riots simply couldn't slow the Spartans' attack.
Led by senior standout Alex Shain, who went around, through and over the South Portland defense (sometimes on the same play), Sanford rallied to tie on its first possession, went ahead to stay on a Shain interception return, then after the Red Riots pulled to within 14-12 on a TD run from junior Joey DiBiase, got two Shain 7-yard scoring runs late in the first half to take a commanding 28-12 lead at the break.