Western Maine

WHO: Lisbon (9-1) vs. Yarmouth (10-0)

WHEN: 1 p.m. today

WHERE: Yarmouth High School

TO GET HERE: Lisbon beat Jay 28-6 and Winthrop, 24-16. Yarmouth beat Maranacook 54-6 and Oak Hill, 28-7

FOR LISBON: The Greyhounds have shown amazing resiliency. Since the playoffs began, QB Luke Caron and two-way tackle Carl Cameron have been academically ineligible, and a sprained ankle has limited tailback Toby Harrington to two offensive plays. Last week, sophomore QB Ryan Riordan threw his second TD pass of the game In OT for the win.

FOR YARMOUTH: The super-quick Clippers are making their second consecutive appearance in the regional final. Anders Overhaug, a junior halfback who rushed for more than 700 yards and scored 15 touchdowns in the regular season, leads an offense that averaged more than 47 points and 370 yards per game. Senior running backs Nate Pingitore and Nick Proscia both are averaging 7 yards per carry, and sophomore Brady Neujahr has thrown six TD passes.


Eastern Maine

WHO: John Bapst (8-2) vs. Stearns (10-0)

WHEN: 1 p.m. today

WHERE: Alumni Field, Millinocket

TO GET HERE: John Bapst beat Rockland 31-0 and Maine Central Institute, 35-0. Stearns beat Orono 54-8 and Foxcroft Academy, 14-13.

FOR JOHN BAPST: Junior linemen Chris Desmond and Keith Nelson, and sophomore linebacker Max Andrews have keyed a defense that has produced shutouts in the young Crusaders’ first two playoff games. In those two victories, junior quarterback Jordan Charpentier threw six TD passes.

FOR STEARNS: On Oct. 22, the veteran Minutemen, appearing in the regional final for the first time since 2003, scored two TDs in the final five minutes to pull out a 21-7 victory against the Crusaders. Billy Eurick, a senior tailback, has rushed for more than 1,250 yards. Senior quarterback Jared McGreevy has thrown 10 touchdown passes. Charlie Tapley, a 220-pound tackle, anchors a defense that has allowed only six TDs all season.

– Paul Betit