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Fort Kent boys overpower Madawaska, 5-0

Madawaska’s Dominic Lagasse pushes the pull upfield during Wednesday’s match in Fort Kent. (Don Eno | SJVT/FhF)

FORT KENT, Maine — Niko Naranja and Bennett Theriault each had a goal and two assists to guide Fort Kent past Madawaska, Wednesday, 5-0.

In a showdown of St. John Valley rivals, both teams came out aggressively. Each squad’s frontline pushed the ball quickly down the sides, looking for chances to cross into the middle.

The Warriors put most of the pressure on, with Brandon Thibeault hitting the post and just missing a goal within the first 10 minutes.

The Fort Kent defense was able to turn away several effective Madawaska counterattacks in the first half, taking a 3-0 lead into halftime, thanks to a Kayden Nadeau goal late the first half.

Dylan Bernier and Colby Theriault had the other goals in the second half and Sam Albert picked up an assist for the Warriors.

Madawaska’s Max Gendreau, left, prepares to try and stop Fort Kent’s Eden Paradis, at Wednesday’s game in at Fort Kent (Don Eno | SJVT/FhF)

The 10-1 Warriors, who are playoff bound, next host the Ashland Hornets on Friday. Fort Kent sits atop the Class C North table.

The Owls, who also are playing for a good playoff spot, travel to Katahdin Middle/High School on Friday.

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