Thursday, December 5, 2013
WALES — Oak Hill senior quarterback Parker Asselin doesn’t remember the last time he completed every throw in a game, but acknowledged it’s been a few years.
Oak Hill quarterback Parker Asselin tries to run away from Maranacook defensive end Simon Davis but got sacked on the play during a game on Saturday in Wales.
Staff photo by Joe Phelan
“Last year against Winthrop, I think I was close,” he said. “I honestly don’t even remember. It’s been a long time, I think.”
Asselin was on target Saturday, completing all seven passes he threw for 173 yards and a touchdown as Oak Hill cruised past Maranacook 38-0 in a Western D Campbell Conference game Saturday afternoon.
Oak Hill (3-0) gained 445 yards of total offense.
“We have high expectations for our quarterback,” Oak Hill coach Stacen Doucette said. “He called 90 percent of the plays. He played a great game.”
Kyle Flaherty rushed for 76 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries to power the Raiders. Not to be out-done, Alex Mace rushed for a game-high 103 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
“This sets the tone for the rest of the year,” Flaherty said. “This gets the confidence up. Beating Dirigo and now Maranacook, it’s pretty good.”
Chris Robinson led Maranacook (1-2) with 42 rushing yards on nine carries. The Black Bears gained just 78 yards of total offense.
“(Oak Hill) has a lot of weapons,” Maranacook coach Joe Emery said. “The big difference was their speed. We couldn’t tackle. It was a tough game, but kudos to Oak Hill; it played well.”
Mace got things started when he rushed for a 30-yard touchdown with 4 minutes, 25 seconds left in the opening quarter to make it a 6-0 game.
The Raiders then gained some separation in the second quarter, putting the game out of reach with a pair of touchdowns.
The first came just 2:10 into the quarter when Flaherty busted up the middle and plowed into the end zone from 7 yards out. Asselin then completed the two-point conversion pass to Kyle Tervo to make it a 14-0 game.
“We did our jobs up front,” Flaherty said. “The line opened up some big holes and I just ran right through them.”
After forcing Maranacook to punt on its ensuing possession, Oak Hill took over on its own 20-yard line with just under 6 minutes left until halftime.
Two plays later, Asselin threw a dart down the far sideline and hit a streaking Mace in stride for a 79-yard touchdown pass.
“Perfect throw,” Mace said. “He put it right in my hands. He couldn’t have thrown a better pass.”
Added Asselin: “We practiced the play all week. Coach wanted to go for it so we did. It worked out.”
The Raiders led 20-0 at the half before Flaherty rushed for two touchdowns, from 11 and 10 yards out, in the third quarter.
With under 2 minutes remaining the quarter, both teams turned to their junior varsity teams to finish out the game.
“We made too many mistakes,” Emery said. “We can’t have the mistakes we had. We’ll have to get better.”
Bill Stewart — 621-5640