DOVER-FOXCROFT-- Corey Bjornson rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries to lead the Foxcroft Ponies to a 28-27 come from behind victory over the Belfast Lions on Friday night at Oakes field.
The biggest play of the game was when Bjornson picked up his own fumble and ran into the end-zone with just over three minutes left in the third quarter.
Peter Boyer ran in the two point conversion and the Ponies took their first lead of the game.
The Ponies controlled the time of possession in the fourth quarter and held off the Lions for the one point victory.
Boyer rushed for 109 yards on 24 carries.
He also ran in a 55 yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Boyer said, "I just cut back and things started opening it up."
The Lions took a 21-6 lead when Greg Clark rushed for a 76 yard touchdown with 1:16 remaining in the third quarter.
The Ponies came down the field quickly and cut the lead to 21-12 when Bjornson scored on a 7 yard run.
The Lions struck quickly after Boyer had his punt return touchdown early in the third quarter.
Zach Collier connected with Tyler Tran for a 21 yard touchdown pass. Collier also threw a 71 yard touchdown pass to Tran in the first quarter.
Ponies quarterback Hunter Law rushed for 81 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries.
Law had four huge quarterback sneaks on 4th and 1. The first came in the first half when he scored to cut the Lions lead to 14-6.
Law also converted three 4th and 1 plays in the second half.
"With the quarterback sneak, you need to trust your quarterback,"Foxcroft coach Danny White said. "There is no one I trust more than Hunter Law."
Boyer added, "The quarterback sneak is all about the effort."
It was the Ponies homecoming game, and they were not pleased being down by two scores in the first half.
"We were very angry, it is our homecoming, we didn't want to lose,"Boyer said. "We had a lot of fans here tonight. I think they helped us out a lot. We came together as a team."
The Ponies won their first two games by a combined score of 98-13.
"We knew they (Belfast) were going to be the toughest team we came across so far,"Bjornson said. "We were very determined to never give up and keep pushing."
Belfast finished with 320 yards of total offense. Foxcroft finished with 318.
"They (Belfast) were battle tested,"White said. "It was a grind."
Hunter Smith led the Ponies with six tackles. Foxcroft (3-0) will travel to Camden Hills next week.
Clark led the Lions with 163 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Collier threw for 141 yards and two touchdowns on 6-9 passing.
Belfast (1-2) will host MDI next weekend.