South Portland beats Massabesic, 39-7


Check out these photos from South Portland’s 39-7 win over Massabesic in South Portland Friday night. (Photos by Rich Obrey)

Massabesic senior Mark Bender leads his team through the banner and
onto the field for the start of the game.

Kelsey Morton and her fellow cheerleaders exhort the crowd early in
Friday’s contest.

Head coach Steve Stinson congratulates Joey DiBiase as he comes to
the sidelines after another Red Riots touchdown.

Tricia LePage, a sophomore, spins back to her into the arms of the
waiting Mustang cheerleaders.

The start of the football game between the visiting Massabesic
Mustangs and the South Portland Red Riots was delayed slightly as
officials moved the goal posts into position. Just kidding.

Head coach John Morin watches his team warm up before the game.

Junior defensive back Dan Welch (2) intercepts a South Portland
pass intended for Dan Medici (32) and runs the ball down to the
20-yard line.

Junior linebacker Connor MacVane (54) wraps up Sam Chaves (1) after
a short gain.
lineman Liam Rottkov (75) rushes downfield looking for someone to
block during a South Portland offensive series.

Senior quarterback Michael Salvatore leans into his offensive line
to call an audible, picking up five yards on a keeper play up the

Sanjukta Ayotte, a sophomore cheerleader, had a lot to cheer about
during the Red Riots’ 39-7 win.

Senior quarterback Michael Salvatore (10) watches senior running
back Joey DiBiase head off into the fog after handing off.

Joshua Lestage, a senior Mustang lineman, puts a block on Liam
Rottkov that allows junior quarterback Jake Desrochers to break
free for a gain.