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    Thornton Academy's Corey Hart, 13, kisses the Gold Ball as he celebrates with his teammates after the Trojans beat Windham in the Class A football state championship. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Owen Elliott of Thornton Academy kisses the gold ball after the Trojans beat Windham in the Class A football state championship.Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Jack Leskowsky, Ashton Lord, and Noah Letellier of Thornton Academy celebrate after the Trojans beat Windham in the Class A football state championship. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Windham's Mitchell Eskilson and Kyle Kilfoil share a moment during warm-ups as they prepare to take on Thornton Academy in the Class A football state championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium, on Saturday. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Thornton Academy quarterback Austin McCrum leaps over Windham defender Dylan Koza during the second half. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Thornton Academy quarterback Austin McCrum celebrates after scoring a rushing touchdown in the third quarter. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Thornton Academy fullback Demel Ruff breaks loose for a long run during the fourth quarter. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Thornton Academy's Corey Hart shrugs off Windham defender Tanner Laberge during the fourth quarter. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Thornton Academy defender Greg Ruff can't quite get up as Windham's Eric Webb hauls in a touchdown pass for the first score of the game. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Thornton's Benjamin Lambert sheds Windham tackler Dylan Koza during the second half. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Windham quarterback Desmond Leslie is pressured by Thornton defender Elijiah Ayotte in the first half. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Thornton Academy's Kevin Barrett stretches but can't quite come up with the ball in Saturday's Class A football state championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Windham running back Dylan Koza is hauled down by Thornton Academy defenders Dederick Eastup, left, and Nathan Watson during the second half of the Class A final. The Golden Trojans shut out Windham in the second half as they rallied for a 35-14 win, earning their second state championship in three seasons.

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    Oak Hill’s Samson Lacroix holds aloft the Gold Ball after the Raiders beat Maine Central Institute 41-21 to win their second straight Class D state championship.

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    Marshwood’s Luc Blanchette couldn’t pull in this interception as Brunswick receiver Rick Klatt broke up the play, but Blanchette did just about everything else right Saturday, rushing for more than 200 yards while leading the Hawks to a 44-18 win in the Class B state championship game.

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    Pearson Cost of Brunswick gets some yardage before being taken down by the Marshwood defense. Marshwood capped an undefeated season with its 44-18 win.

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    Marshwood #44, Brett Gerry takes the ball 57 yards downfield before getting tackled about the ten yard line as Marshwood hosts Brunswick in Class B State Championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    Marshwood #1, Lucas Blanchette almost makes a 60 yard touchdown but is stopped by Brunswick #2, Pearson Cost as Marshwood hosts Brunswick in Class B State Championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    Brunswick #2, Pearson Cost gets some yardage before being taken down as Marshwood hosts Brunswick in Class B State Championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    Marshwood #1, Lucas Blanchette takes the ball all the way for a 65 yard touchdown as Marshwood hosts Brunswick in Class B State Championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Brunswick #31 is Kievone Washington, #7 is Jesse Devereauix. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    Marshwood #1, gets his interception attempt foiled by the intended receiver, Brunswick #9, Rick Klatt as Marshwood hosts Brunswick in Class B State Championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    PORTLAND, ME - NOVEMBER 22: Marshwood holds the gold ball high after winning the State Championship against Brunswick in Class B State Championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium. ()

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    Brett Gerry, left, Jackson Howarth, Zach Mitchell and Luc Blanchette celebrate with the Gold Ball after Marshwood beat Brunswick 44-18 Saturday night to win the Class B football state championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium.

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    A pass intended for Marshwood’s Ryan O’Neil bounces off his shoulder pads and bounces into the arms of Brunswick’s Hunter Garrett for an interception late in the first half.

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    Brett Gerry breaks loose for a 57-yard gain before he was caught deep in Brunswick territory. Gerry rushed for 161 yards.

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    Hunter Garrett of Brunswick catches a 30-yard pass as Marshwood’s Jonathan Stacy closes in

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    Captains Jimmy Remmes #45 and Tyler Fleurant #54 lead the celebration after Thornton Academy defeated Bonny Eagle for the Western Class A Championship Saturday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Thornton Academy's Michael Laverriere dives forward as Bonny Eagle defenders bring him down Saturday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Thornton Academy's Kevin Barrett drives with the ball as Bonny Eagle defenders, Nick Dubay #18 and Nikk Pierce move in on defense Saturday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Thornton Academy's Greg Ruff is congratulated by teammates after scoring a touchdown against Bonny Eagle Saturday. Players are left to right, Greg Ruff, Rome Pura, Austin McCrum and Isaac Patry. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Windham’s Matt Roy takes down Cheverus’ Isaac Dunn Saturday, November 15, 2014. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Justin Johnston of Cheverus drives with the ball Saturday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Windham's Dylan Koza drives with the ball against Cheverus Saturday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Griffin Jacobson of Windham holds onto Joe Fitzpatrick's shirt as Fitzpatrick of Cheverus tries to find some open room to run as Windham's Tanner Laberge, left moves in on defense Saturday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Windham's Dylan Koza drives with the ball against Cheverus Saturday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Marshwood’s Zach Mitchell, right, blocks Trevor LaBonte’s extra-point attempt late in the fourth quarter to preserve a 14-13 victory for the unbeaten Hawks in the Western Class B championship game Saturday in South Berwick.

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    Marshwood hero #58, Zach Mitchell, who blocked the point after punt by York gets congrats from teammates #30, Zach Doyon, and #77, Jacob Bossi, after Marshwood beats York in the finals of the Western Class B Football Championship. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    York #7, Jordan Pidgeon, takes the ball all the way to a second touchdown, for a comeback by York in the final minutes as Marshwood beats York in the finals of the Western Class B Football Championship. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    Marshwood #30, Zach Doyon prepares for a tackle along the sideline by York #7, Jordan Pidgeon as Marshwood beats York in the finals of the Western Class B Football Championship. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    Marshwood #18, Jackson Howarth makes good yardage as he prepares to get tackled by York #24, James Orso as Marshwood beats York in the finals of the Western Class B Football Championship. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    York #7, Jordan Pidgeon, takes the ball all the way to a second touchdown, for a comeback by York in the final minutes as Marshwood beats York in the finals of the Western Class B Football Championship. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    Marshwood # 18, Jackson Howarth watches the fumbled ball helplessly knocked from his grasp by York #7 Jordan Pidgeon in the final minutes as Marshwood beats York in the finals of the Western Class B Football Championship. Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer

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    Brunswick celebrates the Class B Eastern Maine championship Friday night.

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    Lawrence's Cole Robinson rushes with the ball against Brunswick in Friday night's Eastern Maine Class B title game.

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    Brunswick's Will Bessey avoids a tackle by Cody Martin of Lawrence in Friday night's Eastern Maine Class B championship game.

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    Brunswick's Will Bessey recovers a loose ball after being stripped of the ball by Lawrence defenders in Friday night's playoff game in Brunswick.

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    Cheverus running back Joe Fitzpatrick turns the corner for more yardage in Saturday's Eastern Maine Class A semifinal game at Cheverus,

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    Joe Fitzpatrick of Cheverus breaks a tackle by Bangor's Etham Dorman and makes a first down. Fitzpatrick finished with two touchdowns and 196 yards rushing on 35 carries.

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    Cheverus defender Dan Baker strips the ball from Bangor's Langston Hamer-Nagle on a tackle in Saturday's Eastern Maine semifinal game. Cheverus won, 35-6, to move on to the regional final next weekend.

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    Bangor quarterback Brian Peirce throws a pass over Cheverus' Justin Johnston in Saturday's Eastern Maine Class A semifinal game in Portland.

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    Joe Johnson of Bangor catches a long pass over Cheverus' Fritz Gemmer for Bangor's only touchdown in Saturday's Eastern Maine Class A semifinal game.

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    Cheverus runner Justin Johnston barrels through the Bangor line for a first down before being taken down by Joe Johnson (86) and Bryce Pelkey (28) in Saturday's Eastern Maine Class A semifinal game at Cheverus.

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    Windham quarterback Desmond Leslie finds room to run Friday night in an Eastern Class A football semifinal against Portland. Leslie’s 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter lifted the Eagles to a 21-17 victory.

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    Portland QB Jordan Talbot gains yardage against Windham on a QB keep during Western Maine semifinal action at Windham High School on Friday. Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer

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    Windham RB Zach Davis carries the ball past Portland DB Nicholas Archambault into the endzone to make the score 14-13 during Western Maine semifinal action at Windham High School on Friday. Windham tied the game moments laer with a PAT. Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer

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    Bonny Eagle's Matt Smith drives up the field against Biddeford Friday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Bonny Eagle's Zach Dubiel tries to get away from Biddeford's Dominick Day in Footbal action Friday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Biddeford's Casey Twomey fakes a handoff to Capen Macomber against Bonny Eagle Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Deering quarterback Max Chabot looks downfield after a high snap against Portland. The REams' season ended with a 28-7 playoff loss to the Bulldogs.

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    Portland's Dominic DiMillo chases down Deering's Ben Williams during Class A playoff action at Fitzpatrick Stadium.

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    Deering’s Ben Williams looks for running room Friday night against Portland in an Eastern Class A football quarterfinal at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Portland advanced to the semifinals with a 28-7 victory. John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

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    Portland's Joseph Esposito finds little running room against Portland at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

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    Portland's Domenic Fagone looks for running room as Deering defender move in to stop him at Fitzpatrick Stadium.

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    Patrick Viola of Deering tackles Portland running back Joe Esposito in an Eastern Class A football quarterfinal Friday night. Esposito rushed for a touchdown as he helped Portland set up a showdown next weekend at Windham, whose only loss this season was against the Bulldogs. John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

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    Arthur Chee of Yarmouth celebrates after an interception Friday night against Cape Elizabeth. Chee had two of his team’s three interceptions in a 14-12 win as the Clippers advanced to the Western Class C semifinals against Leavitt. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

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    Cody Cook, left, of Yarmouth, intercepts a pass intended for Peyton Weatherbie of Cape Elizabeth while Jack Snyder also defends Friday night during a Western Class C football quarterfinal in Cape Elizabeth. Yarmouth won, 14-12. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

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    ody Cook of Yarmouth looks for extra yardard as he cuts back inside of Ethan Murphy of Cape Elizabeth.

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    Cody Cook of Yarmouth looks to get past Ben Ekedahl of Cape Elizabeth during the third period of their Oct. 31 playoff matchup.

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    Jack Snyder of Yarmouth, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against Cape Elizabeth during the first quarter.

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    Lucas Uhl of Yarmouth gets some room to run during the second period against Cape Elizabeth. Yarmouth won the playoff matchup by a 14-12 score.

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    Portland's #12 Nicholas Archambault runs into SP's #10 Dylan Rottkov as South Portland HS football hosts Portland. ohn Patriquin/Staff Photographer

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    Portland's quarterback #3 Jordan Talbot throws a pass between South Portland's #45 Sam Brown and #10 Dylan Rottkov as South Portland HS football hosts Portland. John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

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    South Portland's #13 Hayden Owen tries to get around Portland's #33 Domenic Fagone as South Portland HS football hosts Portland. John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

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    South Portland's #40 Dwayne Roberts tries to take down Portland's #31 Joseph Esposito as South Portland HS football hosts Portland. John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

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    SP quarterback #2 Nick Mezzanotte throws over Portland's #33 Domenic Fagone as South Portland HS football hosts Portland. John Patriquin/Staff Photographer)

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    Dan O'Brion and Jacob Schott, right, of Cheverus stop Dane Johnson of Bangor near the line of scrimmage during the first quarter. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

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    Joe Fitzpatrick of Cheverus breaks away from Dane Johnson of Bangor while scoring on a gritty run during the first quarter. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

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    Joe Fitzpatrick of Cheverus celebrates with teammate Justin Johnson after scoring on a gritty run during the first quarter. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

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    Kenny Drelich of Cheverus pushes forward for extra yardage as he is tackled by Nick Graham of Bangor after making a reception during the first quarter. Derek Davis/Staff Photographer

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    Leavitt High school player Billy Bedard tries to run the ball past Wells high school players Jordan Cluff, left and Ryan Marsh while teammate Kyle Knight attempts to block at Wells High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Wells High School players Jake Spofford, left, and Chris Carney celebrate during the game against Leavitt at Wells High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Wells High School player Chris Carney tries to go for the extra two points at Wells High School on Friday. Carney made it past Leavitt defensive players to the end zone, but the extra two points were declared no good after multiple flags on the play. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Wells High School player Nate Booth looks for an opening to run the ball past Leavitt High School's defensive line at Wells High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Leavitt player Billy Bedard tries to get the ball past Wells player Riley Dempsey at Wells High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Wells High School player Reid Chase runs the ball before getting tripped up by Leavitt's defensive line at Wells High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Thornton Academy’s quarterback Austin McCrum picks up yardage as he maneuvers between Bonny Eagle defenders Dylan Ricci, left, Mason White, center, and Lukkas Pierce. Thornton improved to 6-1 with a 28-12 win.

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    Bonny Eagle’s Ben Malloy breaks away from Matthew Cleary of Thornton Academy on his way to a 45-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter Friday.

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    hornton Academy's Austin McCrum passes the ball as Bonny Eagle defenders move in Friday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Zordan Holman of Cheverus lets out a yell after he scores toward the end of the first half of a football game at Thornton Academy Saturday. Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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    Jack Drinan of Cape Elizabeth breaks away from the Yarmouth defense for a lengthy gain in the first half Friday night. The Capers lost a 22-point lead in the fourth quarter, then won 31-28 on a field goal on the final play of the game.

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    Kahlil Brown of Deering is grabbed by Jon Blake of Oxford Hills while attempting to gain yardage in their Eastern Class A game Friday night. Oxford Hills earned a 21-9 victory.

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    Cape Elizabeth wide receiver Ethan Murphy just misses a touchdown reception against Yarmouth.

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    Yarmouth's Noah Colby-George tries unsuccessfully to block Luc Houle's punt during Friday night's game.

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    Cape Elizabeth's Jack Drinan breaks away for a touchdown in the first half of Friday night's game at Yarmouth.

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    Cape Elizabeth's Jack Drinan breaks a long first-half run for a touchdown while being chased by Yarmouth's Jack Snyder.

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    Cape Elizabeth's Ethan Murphy comes up with a catch inside the five with two seconds remaining in the first half, as Yarmouth's Henry Vendon, left, and Cody Cook move in during Friday night's game at Yarmouth. Cape didn't end up scoring.

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    Deering runner Kahlil Brown is grabbed by Oxford Hills' Jon Blake (24) as he carries the ball during the first half Friday night at Deering. Oxford Hills won to improve to 3-3 on the season. Deering dropped to 2-4.

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    Deering's Kahlil Brown is wrapped up by Oxford Hills' Jon Blake, with defensive help from Kyle Rogers (68) and Davis Turner (7).

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    Oxford Hills' Davis Turner drives past Deering's defense during the first half of Friday night's game in Portland, a 21-9 win for Oxford Hills.

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    Oxford Hills quarterback Matt Smith looks for a receiver during the first half of Friday night's game at Deering.

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    Malik Geiger of Oxford Hills breaks away for the end zone and the first touchdown of the game during the first half Friday night at Deering High School in Portland.

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    The Brunswick High School Football team bursts through a banner before their game against Mt. Blue at Brunswick High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Brunswick player Will Bessy fumbles the football, which Mt. Blue recovered during Brunswick's homecoming game at Brunswick High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Members of the Brunswick Football team react to a touchdown against Mt. Blue during their homecoming game at Brunswick High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    The Brunswick High School Football team bursts through a banner painted with "Crush the Cougars" before their game against Mt. Blue at Brunswick High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Brunswick player Alan Molnar punts during the game against Mt. Blue at Brunswick High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Mt. Blue player JT Williams tackles Brunswick player Will Bessey as teammate Adam Mealey assists the tackle during Brunswick's homecoming game at Brunswick High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Brunswick player Alex Bandouveres runs past the Mt. Blue defense during their homecoming game at Brunswick High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Brunswick player Janzel Burns sacks Mt. Blue quarterback Ryan Pratt during the Brunswick homecoming game at Brunswick High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Mt. Blue player Ryan Pratt looks for an opening in Brunswick's defense during Brunswick's homecoming game at Brunswick High School on Friday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Sanford #10 Peyton Wiegand is brought down by South Portland #52 Chris Green and #64 Ismael Baez in first half action at Sanford vs. South Portland football at South Portland Friday. Jill Brady/Staff Photographer

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    Brunswick's Will Bessy goes down and fumbles the football, which Mount Blue recovered.

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    Peter Hegarty of Sanford looks for an opening while South Portland's Chris Green puts on pressure during the first half of Friday night's game.

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    South Portland's Matthew Stearns (24) stiff-arms Sanford's Cody Marshall (45) while Sanford's Dakota Chapman (65) moves in during the first half Friday night at South Portland.

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    South Portland #13 Hayden Owen tries to hold off Sanford #45 Cody Marshall while attempting to carry the ball during first half action at Sanford vs. South Portland football at South Portland Friday. Jill Brady/Staff Photographer

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    Mike Curtis of Wells tries to recover the ball after fumbling against Yarmouth during the first quarter.

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    A host of Yarmouth tacklers, including Jack Snyder (6), Jack Venden (16) and Ricky Tillotson (52) bring down Wells running back Chris Carney.

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    Yarmouth quarterback John Thoma looks to pass during the second quarter as Mike Curtis of Wells closes in.

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    Portland quarterback Jordan Talbot runs into the end zone for a touchdown Friday night as Ben Crichton, left and Dane Johnson of Bangor attempt to make the tackle at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Portland built a 21-0 lead in the third quarter before falling 28-27 in overtime.

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    Bangor player Dane Johnson is tacked by Portland defense Josh Sullivan, left, Jeremiah Israel-Copeland, center, and Daniel Marzilli, right.

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    Portland quarterback Jordan Talbot looks for an open teammate to pass during the game against Bangor High School.

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    Portland player George Chaison-Lapine evades Bangor defense Dane Johnson, left, and John Clement.

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    Wells High running back Chris Carney tries to escape the grasp of Yarmouth's Jack Snyder during the first quarter of their Oct. 2 game.

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    Bangor quarterback Jeff Lewis looks for an open teammate while Portland defensive player Jeremiah Israel-Copeland moves in for the tackle.

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    Portland player Domenic Fagone tries to run out of bounds before Bangor defense tackles him at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

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    Portland quarterback Jordan Talbot catches a high snap of the ball during the game against Bangor.

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    Bangor quarterback Jeff Lewis's pass narrowly misses an interception by Portland player Ryan Ruhlin at Fitzpatrick Stadium.

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    Portland's Joseph Esposito yells in victory after a successful tackle.

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    Greely's Matt Pisini throws a pass during the first quarter of Friday night's game against Westbrook.

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    Westbrook quarterback Bailey Sawyer slips free from Greely's Alex Kroot in the second quarter Friday in Cumberland.

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    Greely High School's Matt Pisini runs the ball during the second quarter against Westbrook Sept. 26.

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    Westbrook High School quarterback Bailey Sawyer, left, is hit by Greely High's Isaiah Richardson during the second quarter.

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    Marshwood's Brett Gerry follows his blockers through a big hole in Westbrook's defensive line during Friday night's game at Westbrook.

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    Westbrook's Maurice Johnson carries the ball as Marshwood's Chris Sarzynski moves in to attempt a tackle Friday night.

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    Westbrook's Ryan Bailey finds little room to run as Marshwood defenders attack Friday. Left to right are Luc Blanchette, Zach Mitchell and Chris Sarzynski.

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    Marshwood's Brett Gerry drives for extra yardage as Westbrook defenders try to bring him down during Friday night's game at Westbrook.

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    Bonny Eagle RB Matt Smith carved up huge yardage and multiple touchdowns to lead the Scots to a 40-0 halftime lead against Sanford in varsity football action on Friday. Carl D. Walsh/Staff Photographer

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    Bonny Eagle quarterback Zach Dubiel breaks free for a big gain while pursued by Sanford’s Eddie Michetti during Bonny Eagle’s 60-12 win Friday night in Standish.

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    Deering's Patrick Viola tries to block a pass by Portland quarterback Jordan Talbot Friday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer

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    Deering's Jacob Coon drives with the ball after a reception as Portland defenders try and take him down in football action Friday. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer)

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    Cape Elizabeth running back Christian Lavallee breaks through the tackle of Poland’s Andrew Demers during the second quarter Friday night. The Capers improved to 2-0 with a 32-29 win.

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    Portland quarterback Jordan Talbot tries to elude Deering’s Ben Williams, center, and Jonah Rogers during Friday’s game at Fitzpatrick Stadium. Portland scored 35 unanswered points in the second half for a 42-14 win.

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    Cheverus High School's Joe Fitzpatrick escapes a tackle by Portland High School's Joesph Esposito at Boulos Stadium Saturday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Cheverus High School's Justin Johnson runs past Portland High School's Jacob Knob at Boulos Stadium in Portland, ME on Saturday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Cheverus High School's Joe Fitzpatrick escapes a tackle by Portland High School's Joesph Esposito at Boulos Stadium, Saturday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Cheverus High School's Justin Johnson breaks away from Portland High School's defense at Boulos Stadium, Saturday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Portland High School's Joseph Esposito narrowly misses a pass while Cheverus High School's Fritz at Boulos Stadium, Saturday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Fans watch Cheverus High School play against Portland High School at Boulos Stadium on Saturday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Cheverus High School's Joe Fitzpatrick runs the ball past Portland High School's defense at Boulos Stadium, Saturday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    The Portland High School football team catches their breath during halftime against Cheverus High School at Boulos Stadium on Saturday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Cheverus High School's Joe Fitzpatrick tries to make it past Portland High School's George Chaison-Lapine, while teammate Zach Handley blocks at Boulos Stadium Saturday. Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Cheverus High School's Joe Fitzpatrick, left, tries to make it past Portland High School's George Chaison-Lapine, while teammate Zach Handley, center, blocks at Boulos Stadium on Saturday, Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer

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    Sambath Sao of Deering looks for running room as Windham’s Chris Dusseault, left, tries to chase him down. Deering couldn’t sustain a promising start as Windham dominated on both offense and defense.

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    Windham’s Eric Webb is tripped up by Jonah Rogers of Deering during a Class A football season opener Friday night at Deering’s Memorial Field. Windham won, 53-12.

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    Deering High's Sambath Sao has the ball knocked loose by Windham defender Tyrell Gullatt.

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    Deering's Sambath Sao looks for running room as Windham's Chris Dusseault , left, and and Derek Howard move in.

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    Windham's Eric Webb is tripped up by Deering's Jonah Rogers during Friday night's game in Portland.

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    Deering and Windham face off at the line of scrimmage in the first quarter of Friday's game in Portland.

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    The Deering High football team stands at attention during the playing of the national anthem before Friday's season opener, against Windham.

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    The Deering High School cheerleaders hold a banner for the football team to run through Friday night as it storms out onto the field before the first game of the season, against Windham.

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    Bonny Eagle quarterback Zach Dubiel looks to throw under pressure from Windham's Tyrell Gullatt in Friday night's game at Windham.

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    Bonny Eagle quarterback Zach Dubiel looks for running room as Windham's Thomas Sappier chases him.

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    Windham quarterback Desmond Leslie makes a throw over Bonny Eagle's Wiley Hollen (75) in Friday night's game at Windham.

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    Windham's Griffin Jacobson finds some running room in Friday night's game against Bonny Eagle. Windham improved to 7-1 with a 26-6 victory over the defending Class A state champions.

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    Marshwood’s Brett Gerry enhanced his Fitzpatrick Trophy candidacy with another big game, rushing for 286 yards and two touchdowns as the Hawks improved to 8-0.

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    Marshwood quarterback Luc Blanchette celebrates after scoring the Hawks’ third touchdown Friday night against York. The Hawks remained undefeated and clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Class B playoffs with a 41-12 win.

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    Cullen McCarty of York is grabbed by Marshwood's Zach Mitchell (58) as he tries to gain yardage in the first half Friday at Marshwood High School in South Berwick.

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    Marshwood's Zach Doyon drives past Jordan Pidgeon of York on his way to the first Marshwood touchdown in a 41-12 win Friday night in South Berwick.

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    York's Cole Merritt tries to drive through the Marshwood defense during the first half Friday night at Marshwood High School in South Berwick.

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    Marshwood's Luc Blanchette celebrates after scoring his team's third touchdown of the first half against York on Friday night in South Berwick.

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    Marshwood running back Brett Gerry carries the ball in the first half Friday night against York. Gerry had 190 rushing yards by halftime of Marshwood's 41-12 win.

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    Bonny Eagle quarterback Zach Dubiel, right, tries to scramble away from Windham’s Tyrell Gullatt.

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    Windham quarterback Desmond Leslie throws a pass over Bonny Eagle’s Wiley Hollen, left, during their regular-season final Friday night in Windham. Windham won, 26-6.

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