After two years of LTC title game losses, the Bucksport Golden Bucks broke through Friday night, beating Dexter 46-8, to earn the right to play on state championship Saturday.

The Bucks ground game continued to be nearly unstoppable. Freshman Jaxson Gross rushed for 255 yards and three touchdowns. As a team, the Bucks gained over 400 yards running the ball.

Every once in a while, Bucksport will throw the ball and that worked too. A 51-yard TD pass from Brady Findlay to Ty Giberson for a score. A 15-yard pass play to Logan Stanley for another score. And, a halfback option throw by Stanley to Tyler Hallett for another TD.

The 9-0 Bucks play the state game next week at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland at a time to be determined.

Dexter finishes the season at 8-2.

HS FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCORES:

Class D North:  Bucksport 46   Dexter 8

Class D South:  Lisbon 25   Winthrop 15

Class B North:  Brunswick 42   Lawrence 14

Class B South:  Marshwood  vs  Kennebunk (Sat)

Class C North:  Winslow  vs  MCI (Sat)

Class C South:  Leavitt 42   York 7

Class A Semi-Final: Bonny Eagle 14  Scarborough 7

Class A Semi-Final: Thornton Academy  vs  Oxford Hills (Sat)

8-Man State Championship: Mt. Ararat vs Old Orchard Beach (Sat)

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