PORTLAND-- Alex Mace came up huge on the biggest stage. Mace had
one rushing touchdown, one receiving touchdown, and returned a punt for
another in leading the Oak Hill Raiders (11-1) to a 41-21 victory over
the Maine Central Institute (MCI) Huskies in the class D state championship game at Fitzpatrick stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Mace rushed for 242 yards on 23 carries, he also had 44 yards on two
receptions, plus the 57 yard punt return. The second part of the Raiders
dynamic duo- Kyle Flaherty also had a big afternoon. He rushed for 120
yards and one touchdown on 24 carries.
"The best players, shine on the biggest stage. Alex (Mace) and Kyle
(Flaherty) have both done it for our team for this year and years
past,"Oak Hill coach Stacen Douchette said. "I don't know who is in
charge of player of the year, but those two kids could play and start
for any program."