Indi Backman rushed for two touchdowns, then added a clinching 2-point conversion after a late touchdown by quarterback Tres Walker as Falmouth earned its first win of the season, 21-12 over Mt. Blue in a Class B football game Friday night in Falmouth.
Two weeks after forfeiting a game against Portland because of a shortage of healthy players, the Navigators (1-5) scored their first points since a Week 2 loss to Lawrence when Backman broke free for a 31-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter.
Mt. Blue (0-6) tied it a 6-6 on a fake punt, as Stevie Galkowski went 60 yards for the touchdown. Falmouth quickly answered, however, as a 14-yard run by Backman and a conversion kick by Peter Kearns made it 13-6.
That margin stood until early in the fourth quarter, when Mt. Blue’s Dane Cousineau scored on a 15-yard run. Falmouth, though, blocked the conversion kick to maintain a 13-12 lead.
Walker then plunged in from the 1 with 2:08 remaining, and Backman’s conversion rush gave Falmouth a 21-12 lead.