Weekend Blitz and Top 10: Playoffs have arrived, and so has a new No. 1

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No. 6 Portland (2-6) at No. 3 Oxford Hills (4-4)

A North quarterfinal

Friday, 7 p.m.

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Not sure how helpful the tape from the Vikings’ Week 1 20-14 win will be because both teams have become virtually unrecognizable in two months.

No. 8 Yarmouth (2-6) at No. 1 Leavitt (7-1)

C South quarterfinal

Friday, 7 p.m.

Clippers have won two of three since 44-0 loss to Hornets in late September, but key for Hornets will probably be staying healthy.

No. 8  Oak Hill (3-5) at No. 1 Wells

D South quarterfinal

Friday, 7 p.m.

Raiders stood toe-to-toe with Warriors for more than a half of Wells’ 41-21 win and will have no pressure on Friday. 

No. 7 Dirigo (3-5) at No. 2 Madison (7-1)

D South quarterfinal

Friday, 7 p.m.

Young Cougar defense has a tough task containing Evan Bess, Pat Whalen and the conference’s most explosive offense (38.3 ppg).

No. 5 Spruce Mtn. (5-3) at No. 4 Mtn. Valley (4-4)

D South quarterfinal

Friday, 7 p.m.

Chet Bulger himself would approve of this old school, smashmouth matchup being played on the field named after him.

No. 6 Winthrop/Monmouth (4-4) at No. 3 Lisbon (7-1)

D South quarterfinal

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

Too much turnover on both rosters to call this a rematch of last year’s incredible regional final, but you can probably bet on another classic anyway.

Sun Journal Top 10

1. Scarborough (7-1)

Red Storm felt overlooked after early-season loss to Thornton Academy. Five touchdowns in a win over Bonny Eagle got everyone’s attention for the playoffs.

2. Bonny Eagle (7-1)

The health of leading rusher Alex Sprague and leading pass rusher Christian Napolitano will be key to Scots’ ability to bounce back.

3. Thornton Academy (7-1)

Give South Portland an assist for helping the Golden Trojans get this week off.

4. Marshwood (8-0)

Dominant as any team in the state, the Hawks have to be wondering what they’d have to do to get a bye.

5. Kennebunk (7-1)

Marshwood got the best of the Rams in the regular season, but never count out a Joe Rafferty-coached team in the playoffs.

6. Edward Little (7-1)

In the unpredictable A North, Red Eddies hope having a week to recover and regroup will make the difference.

7. Falmouth (6-2)

Much-maligned defense pitched a shutout against a strong Greely team.

8. MDI (7-1)

Trojans missed having three 100-yard rushers by only three yards against their conference’s top defense, Nokomis, last week.

9. Skowhegan (5-3)

Indians have scored 50+ points each of the last three weeks. They scored 40+ in three in a row before that.

10. Wells (10-0)

Good enough to win Class C again. Will anyone challenge them in D?

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