Golden Bucks Crush Lynx

BUCKSPORT — Quarterback Mike Cummings had yet another stellar performance, rushing for two touchdowns and passing for two more as the Bucksport Golden Bucks romped to a 47-0 win over the Mattanawcook Academy Lynx Friday at Carmichael Field.

The win set the stage for a Little Ten Conference semifinal matchup between top-ranked Bucksport and the fifth-ranked Foxcroft Academy Ponies, who cruised to a 19-0 win over fourth-ranked Mount View on Saturday.

Bucksport will host the Ponies Friday at 7 p.m.

The Golden Bucks were slow to get started in the win over the eighth-ranked Lynx, not scoring until the second quarter.

But with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Cummings to Jon Geaghan and the extra point kick by Josh Gray, the Golden Bucks were off and running.

With 2:37 remaining in the second period, Bucksport made it 14-0 as Cummings ran seven yards for a TD and Gray booted another extra point.

Seconds later, the Lynx fumbled the ball on a bad punt snap in their own end zone and Bucksport’s K.P. Hilaire pounced on the ball for a touchdown.

Yet another extra point kick by Gray put the Golden Bucks up 21-0 at halftime.

The onslaught continued in the third quarter.

Cummings took the ball into the end zone from nine yards out, and this time Gray’s kick was blocked.

But no matter.

Moments later, linebacker Chris Powell forced a Mattanawcook fumble that was recovered by Damon Klinedinst at the Lynx 35-yard line.

Powell then found himself on the receiving end of a 22-yard scoring pass from Cummings, and the PAT by Gray put Bucksport up 34-0.

Less than two minutes later, Cummings picked off a pass by Mattanawcook quarterback Tristan Pelkey and ran the ball back to the Lynx 29-yard line.

Five yards later, Powell ran the ball into the end zone and Gray kicked the extra point for a 41-0 lead.

A two-yard touchdown run by Billy SeSantis was the only scoring in the final period.

Running back Shawn Smith finished with 102 yards on 14 carries.

Cummings rushed for 74 yards on seven carries and completed two of four passes for 33 yards for the Golden Bucks.

The Bucksport defense yielded just 56 yards rushing and 85 yards passing to the Lynx.

Klinedinst led the Golden Buck defense with four solo tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery.

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Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

Executive Editor
Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]
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