Matt Baker rushed for four touchdowns as the Class C Stags (5-1) routed the Class B Tigers (4-2) at Deering High.
Baker scored three straight touchdowns in the second quarter, all from 2 yards or less, as Cheverus built a 19-0 lead. The first TD capped a drive that lasted nearly 10 minutes, and the second was set up by Preston Fallon’s blocked punt.
Gardiner’s Chase Burgess took a reverse 10 yards into the end zone on the final play of the first half, cutting the deficit to 19-6.
But Baker got his fourth touchdown on a 20-yard run in the third quarter, and the Stags turned three fourth-quarter interceptions into touchdowns – two by Joe Osei and one by Dominic Cortez.