Lucas Leads Cony In Thriller
The Cony High School football team had never played in a state championship until Friday night and they made the most of it with a last minute 30-23 win over Kennebunk.Neither team produced much offense in the first half with Kennebunk taking a 6-0 lead into the locker room. They kept the momentum in the second half and expanded their lead to 16-0. Cony then kicked their high powered offense into gear scoring three straight touchdowns to grab a 22-16 lead, a lead that was short lived as Kennebunk drove down the field and went back in front. Cony quarterback Ben Lucas then led a drive that went 99 yards and ended with a 25 yard touchdown pass to Jon Saban with just one minute left making the score 30-23.
Kennebunk had one last chance but Nick Emmons was intercepted by Reid Shostak to seal the win.
After throwing for just 41 yards in the first half, Lucas finished 23-44 for 344 yards and 3 touchdowns. He finishes his high school career with 89 touchdown passes, 41 of them this season. Saban led the team in receiving with 8 catches fr 154 yards and 2 touchdowns.
A reminder that state championship play continues Saturday at Fitzpatrick stadium in Portland. You can hear the Class D game between Bucksport and Oak Hill at 2:30 on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket, 929theticket.com or on our free mobile app.