Maine Maritime wins last home game

MMA scrambles at home

Maine Maritime Mariners scramble for a win at home. Photo copyright Tony Llerena

CASTINE—Senior Michael Burgess (North Yarmouth) blocked what would have been the game-winning field goal for the Curry College Colonels, one of three blocks that lead Maine Maritime Academy to a 21-20 win on October 31 at home.

The Mariner offense amassed 428 yards of total offense, including 379 rushing yards and three touchdowns, led by James Ferrar (Cumberland) who rushed for 156 yards on 20 carries, and Joe DiBiase (Portland) who tallied 148 yards on 15 carries. Senior quarterback Michael Fahey (Union, Conn.) and Jacob Doolan (Fairfield) grabbed the other two touchdowns for Maine Maritime.

With a 20-6 halftime score in Curry’s favor, the Mariners scored late in the third quarter, on Ferrar’s 46-yard touchdown run to cut the deficit to 20-14. Maine Maritime’s defense came up big, forcing Curry to punt on their next possession. Doolan grabbed a 6-yard touchdown run to give the Mariners the 21-20 lead, capping off a 7-play 77-yard drive with 3:04 remaining in the game.

Maine Maritime’s defense came up big yet again, holding the Colonels on a third-and-goal setting up a 25-yard field goal attempt. Burgess recorded his single game-record third blocked kick, preserving the Mariner lead.

Mariners get set

Maine Maritime Mariners position for an eventual win. Photo copyright by Tony Llerena

The Mariners defense held the Colonels on their next drive, and hung on for the win. They improved to 2-5 overall, and 1-4 in the New England Football Conference.

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