The fall sports season is fully underway for everyone and Mid-Coast squads are in the thick of things. Here’s a glimpse:
Brunswick’s football team is now 2-0 on the young season and has to be considered one of the top contenders in Eastern A. The Dragons, who eked out a 21-20 triumph at Edward Little in the opener, had no trouble with Skowhegan in their first home test, 35-12. Dylan Walton had three long TD runs, Brunswick was up 21-0 after the first quarter and was never tested from there. The Dragons look to go 3-0 Friday night when they visit Messalonskee.
Mt. Ararat is 0-2, but gave reigning Eastern A champion Bangor a scare last weekend. The Eagles, 48-12 home losers to Cony their first time out, hung tough with the host Rams before falling, 32-19. Mt. Ararat seeks its initial victory Friday night when its hosts Mt. Blue.
In Eastern B, Morse fell to 0-2 after a 38-7 loss to visiting Gardiner Friday. The Shipbuilders dropped their opener, 41-14, at Waterville. They’ll look to get in the win column Saturday at Camden.
Brunswick’s boys’ soccer squad continues to impress. The Dragons are 3-0 on the season after blanking host Oxford Hills (3-0) and Lewiston (1-0) last week. Brunswick visited Mt. Ararat Tuesday, hosts Erskine Friday and plays at Morse next Tuesday.
The Shipbuilders are 1-2 after losses at Edward Little (2-0) and Erskine (6-0) last week. After hosting Oxford Hills Tuesday, Morse plays at Cony Friday and hosts Brunswick Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat is unbeaten in three outings, but has won just one to date. The Eagles tied visiting Erskine (1-1) and Cony (1-1) to start the year, then downed host Edward Little Friday, 3-1. Mt. Ararat hosted Brunswick Tuesday, goes to Oxford Hills Friday and plays at Lewiston next Tuesday.
On the girls’ side, defending Class A champion Brunswick is off to another great start. The Dragons have played three games and have 20 goals for, zero against. After opening with a 6-0 blanking of host Cony, Brunswick shut out visiting Oxford Hills (4-0) and host Lewiston (10-0). After hosting Mt. Ararat Tuesday and Erskine Thursday, the Dragons welcome Morse next Tuesday.
The Shipbuilders won their first two games, beating visiting Lewiston and host Edward Little by 2-0 scores. Saturday, Morse fell to 2-1 after a 3-2 home loss to Erskine. After playing at Oxford Hills Tuesday, the Shipbuilders host Cony Friday and visit Brunswick Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat is unbeaten. The Eagles, who won, 2-0, at Erskine in the opener, eked out a 2-1 overtime decision at Cony, then blanked Edward Little, 2-0, in their home opener. After playing at Brunswick Tuesday, Mt. Ararat plays at Oxford Hills Friday and welcomes Lewiston Tuesday.
Brunswick is also off to the best local start in field hockey at 3-1. The Dragons fell, 1-0, at Oxford Hills, their first time out, but have since defeated visiting Mt. Ararat (3-0), host Morse (4-0) and visiting Brewer (3-2). Brunswick hosted Lewiston Thursday, visits Edward Little Saturday and welcomes Skowhegan Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat has split four games, beating Morse (3-0) and Lewiston (2-1) and losing to Brunswick (3-0) and Bangor (2-1). After hosting Edward Little Tuesday, and going to Oxford Hills Thursday, the Eagles welcome Cony Saturday.
Morse is seeking its first win. The Shipbuilders lost 3-0 at Mt. Ararat and at home to Mt. Blue (3-0) and Brunswick (4-0). Morse was at Cony Tuesday and hosted Brewer Thursday. The Shipbuilders play at Lewiston Saturday and visit Oxford Hills Tuesday of next week.
On the trails, Brunswick joined seven other schools at Lawrence last weekend. The girls (ranked fifth in the latest coaches’ poll) won the meet and the boys placed fifth. Morse was one of six schools running at Belfast. Both teams came in third. Mt. Ararat was one of six teams competing at Edward Little. The Eagles won the girls’ meet and were second on the boys’ side. Thursday, Mt. Ararat (whose boys are fifth in the coaches’ poll) hosted Brunswick, Morse, Rockland and Winslow.
On the links, Brunswick entered the week 3-1 after suffering its first loss, 6.5-.2.5 at Oxford Hills. Morse was 0-4 as the week began, while Mt. Ararat boasted a 1-2 mark.
Morse sophomore quarterback Kevin McKellar looks to loft a pass over a defender during Friday night’s 38-7 home loss to Gardiner.
Morse junior Katie Henrickson plays the ball upfield during a recent 3-2 home loss to Erskine.