Playoff Time: All You Need To Know
The MCI Huskies, the Foxcroft Ponies, the Skowhegan Indians and the Portland Bulldogs begin the high school football postseason as #1 seeds. The question is how many of them can avoid upset and play on championship Saturday next month.
In Class C North, MCI is a two-time defending state champ (1 in Class D, 1 in Class C). Tucker Sharples and Seth Bussell headline a power running attack. But talented players like Garrett Trask, Ben Dorval, Andrew Haining, Jack Thompson and Dylan Abbott are in the field of playoff teams.
#1 MCI hosts #8 Belfast and #2 Hermon hosts #7 Oceanside (at Hampden( tonight) tonight.
#3 Winslow will host #6 Waterville and #4 Nokomis will host #5 Medomak Valley Saturday
In Class D North LTC, the Foxcorft Ponies and Bucksport Golden Bucks are the top two seeds and will get byes this week.
#3 Mattanawcook Academy hosts #6 Mt. View tonight while #4 Dexter will host #5 Washington Academy Saturday afternoon.
Remember these names around the LTC - Matt Spooner, Carter Tolmasoff, Alex Brown, Logan Perkins and Jaden Talbot.
In Class B North, the #6 Brewer Witches captured the last playoff spot available and will travel to #3 Brunswick tonight.
#5 Mt. Blue plays at #4 Lawrence in the other matchup tonight.
Top seed Skowhegan and #2 Cony get first week byes.
Players to watch in Class B include Andrew Kiley, Cam Hathaway Marcus Christopher, Riley Geyer and Randy Barker.
In Class A North, #1 Portland and #2 Oxford Hills get byes into the second week of the playoffs.
#6 Bangor travels to #3 Cheverus and that game will be played tonight at the Deering HS field in Portland. #5 Lewiston plays at #4 Edward Little tonight as well.
It is interesting to note both Bangor/Cheverus and Lewiston/Edward Little played each other in the regular season finales last week.
Keep an eye on these names in Class A - Zach Elowitch, Colton Carson, Tiegan Lindstedt and Leighton Girardin.