PITTSFIELD— The Maine Central Institute (MCI) Huskies rolled to a 61-0 victory over Mattanawcook on Friday evening, and have outscored their opponents 246-18 through four games,
There is plenty to talk about with an offense that is scoring 61.5 points per game. The Huskies take pride in their defense that is allowing only 4.5 points per game and has already recorded three shutouts this season. Against the Lynx, MCI had six sacks, one interception, and one fumble recovery.
“We take pride in our defense, we look for that goose egg at the end of every game,”MCI quarterback/defensive back Greg Vigue said. “That is where our pride is. It doesn’t matter if we score 50, 60, or 100 points, if that goose egg is not there we are not happy about it.”
The Huskies held Mattanawcook to under 100 total yards. Eli Bussell had a 42 interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter. Dillion Fitts recovered a third quarter fumble that led to a Willie Moss 20 yard touchdown run.
“We knew that we needed to get after it tonight defensively. They (Mattanawcook) have a lot of talented football players. They are a good football team,”MCI football coach Tom Bertrand said. “We knew that if we didn’t jump them it was going to be a long night for us. We knew this was the biggest game of our season. We circled it and we knew this was a big one.”
Now let’s talk about the explosive Huskies offense. Vigue and Braden Monteryo powered the passing attack. Moss and Alex Bertrand led the rushing attack. Vigue and Monteryo connected on three touchdowns, including one on each of the first two MCI offensive possessions of the game.
“We have a lot of guys who can handle the football. We try to find out what they are giving us.,”coach Bertrand said. “We try and take advantage of it and not make any mistakes, we did a good job of that tonight.”
Monteryo added, “we have a lot of threats that are available from anywhere. There is no way to guard them all.”
The Huskies took a 21-0 halftime lead thanks to a Moss 72 yard touchdown run with 2:38 remaining in the first half. Moss finished with 251 yards on 22 carries. He missed last week due to an injury. Alex Bertrand started the scoring in the second half with 1 yard touchdown run with 9:10 left in the third quarter.
“Great blocking, the guys got it done for me up front. They made the holes I could run through,”Moss said. “Our offensive line is great. They make it happen for me.”
Coach Bertrand added, “he (Moss) is a real good running back. He is fast and elusive. When you get the ball in his hands, you never know what is going to happen.”
Vigue added a 16 yard touchdown run to go along with his three touchdown passes. Jeff Boutwell finished off the scoring with a one yard run late in the fourth quarter. MCI (4-0) will play their homecoming contest against Hyde in an exhibition game next week. Mattanawcook (3-1) will host Ellsworth next week.