Dexter improved to 3-0 on the season for the first time in school history with a commanding 46-21 road win over Holderness (Plymouth, N.H.) Friday night.
Dexter quarterback Luke Cuneo had a career night. The senior signal caller was 25-of-32 through the air for 393 yards and six touchdowns. Cuneo also added one rushing score.
Dexter opened the game firing off four straight scores and led 28-7 after one quarter of play.
Cuneo connected with senior receiver Mark Webber on long touchdown passes of 44 and 54 yards in the first quarter. Senior C.J. Okafor was on the receiving end of a 55-yard pass play resulting in one of Cuneo’s three passing TD in the first 12 minutes.
Webber finished with five catches for 140 yards and two scores. Okafor had seven receptions for 136 yards and one touchdown.
By halftime, Dexter led 34-7.
In the third quarter, Cuneo aired it out twice to junior receiver Colin O’Brien. O’Brien hauled in six passes for 71 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the night.
Dexter was up 46 to 7 heading into the fourth quarter.
Holderness was able to add two scores in the fourth quarter behind Jack Finn’s 3-yard run and a 30-yard scamper by Max Lash.
Friday's win for Dexter was the first time in three chances that the Brookline school beat Holderness in a non-conference game. Two years ago, Dexter lost by a field goal. Last year, Dexter lost by one touchdown.
“They’re [Holderness] a physical team,” said Dexter coach Casey Day.
As a 4-year varsity player and 3-time team captain, Dexter’s success on the field is linked to Cuneo’s leadership.
“This year, [Cuneo] has taken his game to a higher level. He is the central point of our spread offense,” said Day.
Dexter returns to Evergreen-Bonnefond League action Saturday at home against Hyde (Bath, ME) with kickoff scheduled for 2 p.m.
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