Update: The Seahawks will host Sacopee Valley in the opening round of the playoffs on Friday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., according to BRHS Athletic Director Allan Crocker.
Old Orchard Beach avenged an earlier season loss to Boothbay Oct. 25 with a 43-32 home victory. The Seagulls (5-3) scored three first quarter touchdowns in building a 23-8 lead. Boothbay never really recovered from it. OOB won the scoreboard battle and also outgained Boothbay 409 to 294 in total yardage. OOB won the turnover battle, too. Boothbay had a fumble and two interceptions. The Seagulls had a fumble.
OOB had built a 37-8 second quarter lead when Seahawk running back Michael Hollowell scored the second of his three touchdowns on a 60-yard run. In the third quarter, Boothbay stopped a Seagull drive on the 6 yard line when Dylan Plummer recovered a fumble and scampered 94 yards for a touchdown. This pulled Boothbay within 13 points, but a Seagull 14-yard touchdown run restored a 19-point lead. Boothbay closed out the scoring with a Hunter Crocker 26-yard touchdown pass to Hollowell.
OOB’s victory resulted in a tie with Boothbay for first place in the Crabtree point standings. Boothbay and OOB split their two regular season games, but the Seagulls won five games to the Seahawks’ four. The high school football playoffs begin this weekend with Boothbay and OOB hosting games. Joining Boothbay and OOB in the playoffs is No. 3 Sacopee Valley (3-5). The Hawks soared from fifth to third with a 32-0 win over Traip. The fourth and final playoff spot is still unknown, as Traip and Telstar finished with identical 3-5 records and 83.33 Crabtree points.