From Seacoast Online By Staff Reports
September 13. 2014
ROCKLAND, Maine — Scoring has not been a problem for the Marshwood High School football so far this season. Getting a good read on where the team stands, however, could be difficult.
The Hawks cruised to their second blowout victory in Western Maine Class B with a 60-0 win over Oceanside High School on Friday night, with reserves playing the second half after the starting unit had done its damage.
Brett Gerry scored four touchdowns and Luc Blanchette threw for one and ran for another in the first half en route to a 48-0 halftime lead. From there the second team took over with Matt Caverly and Chris Sarzynski each scoring a touchdown.
Jackson Howarth also ran for a touchdown for the Hawks, while Jake Lebel caught Blanchette’s touchdown pass.
“We’re focusing on trying to improve and get better with every game,” Marshwood coach Alex Rotsko said. “We have stayed focused and been working hard.”
Marshwood, which will face Westbrook next week, has now outscored its opponents, 10-8 this season.
“It’s going to get more difficult,” Rotsko said. “Our execution has been good. We only had one turnover tonight. Last week we had a number of penalties and we cut that down to two tonight.”
Rotsko said the extended playing time for the younger players can only benefit the team in the long run.
“As the season goes on it will help with our depth,” Rotsko said. “The kids are gaining experience so if they have to go in in a crucial part of a game, they will have experience and be ready.”
With all the early season success, Rotsko admits the team has to continue to shore up its strengths and improve in areas of weakness.
“Our biggest problem is our kicking game has been atrocious,” he said. “We have to do a much better job of covering kicks and kicking the ball ourselves.”