The fall sports season is still in its infancy, but there are already ample signs that it’s going to be something special.
Here’s a glimpse at the limited action so far.
Brunswick’s football team still appears to be a viable top contender in Eastern Class B, if one game is any indication. The Dragons opened with a 51-8 home romp over Brewer. The Dragons look for a 2-0 start when they host Gardiner Friday.
Morse is also 1-0 after holding off visiting Oceanside, 27-20. The Shipbuilders will be tested Friday when they visit a Falmouth squad coming off a 49-0 victory at Gorham.
Mt. Ararat dropped its opener, 47-12, at home to Skowhegan. The Eagles hope to get in the win column Friday when they visit Westbrook.
Mt. Ararat’s boys’ soccer team won its opener, 5-1, over visiting Messalonskee. The Eagles then lost at Lewiston, 4-1. Mt. Ararat was home against rival Brunswick Thursday, visits Mt. Blue Friday and plays host to Edward Little Tuesday.
Morse dropped its opener, 3-0, at Lincoln. The Shipbuilders sought to get in the win column Tuesday when they visited Mt. View. After welcoming Oceanside Friday, Morse is at Erskine Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick opened its season Tuesday at home against Hampden. The Dragons were at Mt. Ararat Thursday, go to Brewer Saturday and play host to Messalonskee Tuesday of next week.
On the girls’ side, Mt. Ararat is off to a strong 2-0 start, defeating host Messalonskee (3-2) and visiting Lewiston (2-0). After going to Brunswick Thursday, the Eagles host Mt. Blue Saturday and visit Edward Little Tuesday.
Morse dropped a 3-2 decision at Lincoln in its first game. Lauren Pelletier and Sophie Sreden scored in a losing effort. The Shipbuilders hosted Mt. View Tuesday, go to Oceanside Friday and visit Erskine Monday.
Brunswick played its first game Tuesday at Hampden Academy. After hosting Mt. Ararat Thursday, the Dragons welcome Brewer Saturday and go to Messalonskee Tuesday of next week.
Local field hockey teams were seeking their first victory at press time.
Brunswick began 0-3, losing to visiting Edward Little (5-0) and at Cony (10-0) and Lewiston (1-0). After hosting four-time defending state champion Skowhegan Thursday, the Dragons go to Lawrence Saturday and welcome Oxford Hills Tuesday.
Morse dropped a 2-1 decision at Lincoln in its opener, then lost, 9-1, at home to Leavitt. After going to Gardiner Thursday, the Shipbuilders host Erskine Saturday and visit Camden Hills Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat fell at home to Cony (9-0) and at Messalonskee (8-0) to start the year. After playing at Mt. Blue Tuesday and hosting Hampden Thursday, the Eagles are at Skowhegan Saturday and play host to Lawrence Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick’s boys were first and Mt. Ararat came in third in a seven-team season-opening cross country meet at Maranacook last week. The Dragons girls came in second to Maranacook, while the Eagles were fourth. Brunswick’s Tessa Cassidy came in first individually in a time of 21 minutes, 14 seconds.
Morse opened at a seven-team meet at Winslow. The girls came in first, while the boys placed third, as Christopher Walfield placed first individually (17:14.74).
Mt. Ararat’s golf team improved to 2-1 Monday with a 6-3 win over Edward Little.
Brunswick fell to 1-2 after a 5.5-3.5 loss to Oxford Hills.
Morse dropped its first match, 9-1, to Gardiner.
Brunswick’s Margaret Dickinson (15) and Hollie Imperato (34) try to score, but are denied by Lewiston goalie Kaylynn Labonte during the Blue Devils’ 1-0 win Monday.
Brunswick’s Erin Marc-Aurele battles Lewiston’s Tamica Connor for possession during Monday’s contest.