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Playoffs galore in the Mid-Coast

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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:

Football

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.

Boys' soccer

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.

Girls' soccer

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.

Cross country

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.

Photo: Roger S. Duncan
Brunswick junior Alison Walton blasts in Brunswick's fourth goal of the game between the defense of Edward Little's Deanna Morency, left and Melissa Paione early in the first half.  Brunswick pulled the starters out with 30 minutes to play in the second half with a score of 7-1. The second unit extended the lead to 10-1 by the end of the game.

Photo: Roger S. Duncan
Brunswick sophomore Laura Pavitt drives a cross towards the net late in the second half. The Dragons' 10-1 victory over Edward Little moved them into the semifinal round, where they will meet Messalonskee.