Brunswick’s Mackenzie Burrows goes up for a kill during last week’s 3-0 loss to North Yarmouth Academy.
The postseason is set to begin with the golf championships this weekend and other sports aren’t far behind. The short but sweet regular season is quickly slipping away and games take on more and more importance by the day.
Here’s a look at where things stand now that the calendar has flipped to October:
The Brunswick football juggernaut rolled on last week with its most impressive win yet, a 65-42 demolition of host Skowhegan, in a game which saw a mercy rule running clock for a time. The Dragons, now 5-0 and first in the Class B North Crabtree Points standings, face arguably their biggest test of the season Friday when 5-0 Brewer pays a visit. Last year, the Witches handed Brunswick’s its lone regular season loss, 34-27, in Brunswick, but the Dragons got revenge in the Class B North Final with a 49-0 win.
Mt. Ararat gave undefeated Kennebunk a mighty scare in its Homecoming game Saturday in Topsham, but despite rallying from a 14-0 deficit, the Eagles lost, 24-21, on a late field goal to drop to 2-3 on the season. Mt. Ararat (eighth in Class B South) go to 5-0 Biddeford Friday. Last year, the Tigers won, 41-14, in Topsham.
Morse had a back-and-forth game at Greely, but despite holding a third quarter lead, went down to defeat, 40-20, to fall to 2-3. The Shipbuilders (ninth in Class B South) host 4-1 Falmouth Friday. Last year, Morse lost, 31-0, at the Yachtsmen in the regular season and again, 57-13, in the quarterfinals.
Mt. Ararat’s boys’ soccer team was second to Edward Little in the Class A North Heal Points standings at press time after extending its win streak to eight last week by downing host Brewer (2-0) and Messalonskee (4-1). After hosting Hampden Academy Tuesday, the Eagles welcome Bangor Friday and go to rival Brunswick Tuesday of next week.
Those Dragons were seventh at 2-4-3 following a 2-1 loss at Bangor and scoreless home draw versus Brewer. Brunswick was at Lawrence Tuesday, visits Edward Little Friday and welcomes Mt. Ararat Tuesday of next week.
In Class B South, Morse was 5-3 and 11th (12 teams make the playoffs) heading into Tuesday’s home game versus Belfast. The Shipbuilders went to Gardiner Thursday and visit Medomak Valley Tuesday of next week.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick was 6-3 and fourth in the Class A North Heal Points standings at press time after a 6-2 home loss to Bangor and a 4-0 victory at Brewer. The Dragons were home against Lawrence Tuesday and Edward Little Thursday and go to Mt. Ararat Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat’s skid hit three last week after a 1-0 home setback to Brewer and a 4-2 home loss to Messalonskee. The Eagles (4-5 and 11th in Class A North, where just 10 teams make the playoffs) were at Hampden Academy Tuesday, visit Bangor Friday and play host to Brunswick Tuesday of next week.
In Class B South, Morse was 7-2 and sixth after a 2-1 home loss to Oceanside and a 3-0 win at Maranacook. The Shipbuilders were at Belfast Tuesday and hosted Gardiner Thursday. They welcome Medomak Valley Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick’s field hockey team was clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot in Class A North with a 5-7 record at press time. The Dragons beat visiting Bangor, 6-3, last Thursday and lost, 3-0, at Edward Little. Brunswick was at Brewer Thursday and closes at home Wednesday of next week against Mt. Ararat.
Mt. Ararat was 3-8 and 10th after a 1-0 home loss to Cony and a 10-0 setback at defending Class A champion Skowhegan last week. The Eagles were home with Mt. Blue Tuesday, welcome Lewiston Saturday and go to Brunswick Wednesday of next week.
Morse was ninth at 3-6-1 after a 5-0 loss at Nokomis and a 3-0 setback at Spruce Mountain last week. The Shipbuilders were at Mt. View Tuesday and hosted Winslow Thursday. After welcoming Belfast Friday, Morse closes at home against Maranacook Wednesday of next week.
Brunswick’s volleyball team fell to 0-9 after 3-0 losses last week against South Portland and North Yarmouth Academy. The Dragons were home with Cheverus Tuesday and at Deering Thursday and host Marshwood Friday.
Mt. Ararat hosted Brunswick and Morse in a cross country meet last Friday. The Dragons won the boys’ meet, while the Eagles were second and the Shipbuilders came in third. The teams finished in the same order in the girls’ race.
Mt. Ararat’s golf team won the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship.
The team state championships are Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro.