Playoffs galore in the Mid-Coast
The football regular season came to a close last weekend, adding another sport to an already chock-full playoff roster. Here's a glance at where things stand for local teams:
Brunswick and Morse are playoff bound, while Mt. Ararat just missed out.
The Dragons completed a 7-1 regular season Saturday in the slop with a 20-0 win at Mt. Ararat, dropping the Eagles to 2-6 and ending their season in the process. Brunswick earned the No. 3 seed for the Eastern A playoffs and will host No. 6 Cony (4-4) in the quarterfinal round Friday at 7 p.m. On Oct. 2, the Dragons beat the Rams, 41-27, in Augusta.
In Eastern B, Morse ended up 6-2 after a regular season-ending 38-0 victory at Mt. Desert Island Friday night. The teams will square off again Friday night in Bath. The Shipbuilders wound up the No. 2 seed behind unbeaten Leavitt. The Trojans are ranked seventh.
Brunswick's boys' soccer team began its title quest Wednesday. The Dragons, who went 12-1-1 in the regular year, then lost to Bangor on penalty kicks in Friday's non-countable Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship game, are ranked second in Eastern A. Brunswick opened the playoffs at home against No. 7 Waterville, a squad the Dragons didn't play in the regular season. If Brunswick won, it would host No. 3 Hampden Academy (11-3) or No. Edward Little (8-3-3) in Saturday's semifinal round. The Dragons didn't face the Broncos this year. They beat the Red Eddies twice, 2-0 at home Sept. 26 and 2-1 (in overtime) in Auburn Oct. 16. The regional final round is Wednesday of next week on the field of the highest remaining seed. The state final is Saturday, Nov. 7, at either Scarborough High School or Hampden Academy.
Morse (2-12) and Mt. Ararat (6-6-2) fell short of the postseason this year.
Brunswick's girls' squad went 14-0 this year, beat Bangor 2-1 in the KVAC championship game and is the top seed in Eastern A. The Dragons played host to No. 8 Edward Little in the quarterfinal round Tuesday. During the regular season, Brunswick downed the Red Eddies twice, 3-0 and 5-0. If victorious, the Dragons would host either No. 4 Mt. Ararat (9-3-2) or No. 5 Messalonskee (8-4-2) in Friday's semifinals. Brunswick beat Mt. Ararat twice this year, 3-2 (in overtime) and 5-1. The Dragons didn't face Messalonskee.
Mt. Ararat and Messalonskee didn't play in the regular season.
Morse (9-5) was the No. 7 seed and played at No. 2 Bangor in the quarterfinals. The Shipbuilders and Rams didn't square off this year.
The regional final is Wednesday of next week, on the field of the highest remaining seed. The Class A state game will be Saturday, Nov. 7, at either Scarborough High School or Hampden Academy.
The Eastern Class A regional cross country championships were postponed a week (as was the state meet) by Saturday's rainstorm. This Saturday, at Belfast, the Brunswick, Morse and Mt. Ararat girls will run at 11 a.m. The boys' race starts at 11:35 a.m.
The Class A state meet will be Saturday, Nov. 7, at Twin Brook in Cumberland.