Dexter, ME– Hunter Law can beat you with his arm and his legs. The Dexter Tigers saw that first hand on Saturday afternoon.
Law rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more to lead the Foxcroft Ponies to a 55-0 victory over the Dexter Tigers.
“To have a duel threat at the high school level, we are grateful,” Ponies coach Danny White said.
Donnie Boyer got the scoring started for the Ponies when he scored from two yards out. It capped a 3:32 drive. Law set up the score with runs of 28 and 19 yards.
“Donnie (Boyer) is a great running back.” Law said.
The Foxcroft offense may be getting attention with their 126 points scored through the first two games. The Ponies defense should not be overlooked.
Louis LaFache and Alex Stevens lead a veteran group. The defense got stronger with the addition of Matthew Poole. He is a transfer from Michigan.
“Our defense is pretty stout this year. We have two tackles back,” LaFache said. “We have new additions. Matt Poole transferred here. He is going to be a good addition.”
The Ponies defense limited the Tigers to 69 total yards and three first downs. One of the first downs came on a Ponies penalty.
“We played good football today. We knew Dexter was going to have a lot of energy. We wanted to make sure we at least matched it or exceeded it. We did that,” White said. “The defense was hungry. We drilled them hard all week. Told them how aggressive Dexter was going to be and they were.”
Ryan Rebar caught both touchdown passes from Law. The first one was a 41 yard connection late in the first quarter. That gave the Ponies a 21-0 lead.
Law and Rebar also connected from five yards out with 11:33 remaining in the third quarter. Law and Rebar have connected on three touchdowns in the first two games this season.
“First one was a hitch and go. Hunter threw a great ball. I just wanted to get in the end-zone for him,” Rebar said.”Second one was a five yard fade.”
This could be the last time the Ponies and Tigers compete against each other on the football field. The Maine Principals’ Association is working to add a fourth football class statewide.
If that goes through, the Tigers would move to class D. In Football you can not play outside your class in regular season play. There is a chance the teams could meet in 2012 postseason play.
“No one knows for sure. Some people think it is a done deal. Some think it is going to stay at three classes,” White said. “We talked about that as a team. We talked that it may be the last opportunity to play on this field or play them in general.”
No matter what the MPA decides, it will be the final time for Rebar to take the football field against the Tigers. Rebar lives in a town (Harmony) where students can choose what high school they attend.
Rebar started his his high school career at Dexter. He transferred to Foxcroft Academy his freshmen year.
“We wanted to come out with energy,” Rebar said. “Knowing this is the last time we play them. We wanted to make sure they remember it.”
Stevens, Peter Boyer and Clay Carroll each added one rushing touchdown for the Ponies. Corey Bjornson led the defense with 10 tackles. LaFache finished with eight tackles and one sack.
Foxcroft (2-0) will next play on Friday, September 14th when they host MCI.
“We will enjoy it. We will get ready on Monday for MCI.” White said.
Dexter (1-1) will travel to Mount View for a game on Saturday, September 15th. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.