Friday, April 18, 2014
1. Scarborough: A solid defense should keep the defending Class A champion in the hunt.
2. Windham: Talent and experience at both ends of the field should bring the Eagles closer to their first appearance in a Class A final.
3. Deering: The senior-laden Rams have the speed and savvy to become a factor in Western Class A.
4. Falmouth: After winning three consecutive Class B state championships, the Yachtsmen have enough talent to make some waves in their first Class A season.
5. Cape Elizabeth: A season after playing for the Western Class A championship, the Capers will take their talent and speed to Western Class B.
6. Gorham: The Rams plan to control the pace by using an intricate passing game.
7. Thornton Academy: The Trojans intend to use their speed to put pressure on opposing defenses.
8. Greely: Ball possession should provide the key to the Rangers' first foray into Class B in more than three decades.
9. Brunswick: A potent offense should keep a perennial contender in the Eastern Class A picture.
10. Oceanside: With juniors Emily Gould and Payton Billingsley in the lineup, the Mariners have the toughness and talent to move up in Eastern Class B.
– Paul Betit, Staff Writer