Fantastic fall sports season comes to a close in the Mid-Coast

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Brunswick fielded a varsity volleyball team for the first time this fall.

Mt. Ararat’s Lisandro Berry-Gaviria qualified for the New England cross country meet.

Morse’s girls’ soccer team got to the playoffs this fall.

Another triumphant fall sports season has come and gone.

The weather was pleasant and local teams provided plenty of thrills.

Brunswick’s football team was clearly the elite power from the get go. The Dragons weren’t even tested during an 8-0 regular season and a semifinal round victory over Messalonskee. Brunswick finally got pushed in the Class B North Final by Brewer, but held on, 14-12. That sent the Dragons to the state final for the third year in a row where instead of facing Marshwood, Brunswick battled Kennebunk and instead of falling short, the Dragons completed the job with a 28-6 victory. Morse and Mt. Ararat both fell short of the postseason.

On the pitch, Brunswick’s girls’ team beat Messalonskee in the Class A North quarterfinals, then fell at eventual champion Camden Hills in the semifinals. Mt. Ararat fell at Brewer in the preliminary round. In Class B South, Morse downed Lincoln Academy in the preliminary round, then lost at Cape Elizabeth in the quarterfinals.

Mt. Ararat’s boys downed Messalonskee in the Class A North quarterfinals, then lost to a close decision to eventual state champion Bangor in the semifinals. Brunswick downed Hampden Academy in the preliminary round, then lost to Bangor in the quarterfinals. Morse lost to Carrabec in the Class B South preliminary round.

The only field hockey team to make the playoffs was Morse, which lost to Winslow in the Class B North preliminary round.

Varsity volleyball came to Brunswick and while the Dragons couldn’t win a match, they did set the stage for future success.

At the cross country state meet, Brunswick’s girls placed fourth and the boys came in 12th. Mt. Ararat’s boys finished eighth and the girls were 12th. Morse didn’t qualify.

The golf state match saw Mt. Ararat come agonizingly close to winning the Class A championship, but on a tiebreaker, the Eagles were second to Gorham.

And now, it’s on to winter.