CAPE ELIZABETH — Matt Graham scored four touchdowns Friday night, leading No. 2 Cape Elizabeth to a 33-16 Class C South football quarterfinal win over No. 7 Gray-New Gloucester.

Cape (7-2) will host No. 3 Wells (7-2) next week in the semis. Gray-NG (4-5) matched the most single-season wins in the history of its program.

Neither offense scored in Cape’s 7-0 regular-season win at Gray, but the Capers took care of that business early in the rematch on Graham’s 17-yard score in the first quarter. The drive was kept alive by a roughing-the-passer penalty.

The Patriots answered and took the lead on an electrifying 96-yard TD ramble by senior Zack Haskell. Gray-NG also made the two-point conversion.

Ryan Weare put Cape ahead to stay with a 3-yard TD. Justice Bowie intercepted a pass for Gray-NG in the final minute to keep the halftime margin at 12-8.

A facemask flag on the second half kick return set up Cape with a short field, and Graham capped the march with a 1-yard plunge.


Graham ran it in from 40 yards to make it 26-8. Elijah Simmons scored for the Patriots on a 4-yard run, and the PAT rush made it 26-16 with just under four minuted to go.

Cape recovered the onside kick, however, and poured it on with Graham’s fourth score for the final margin.

Wells 55, Poland 0

WELLS — No. 3 Wells scored on each of its first three possessions in the first four minutes of the game Friday night and knocked out No. 6 Poland, 55-0, in the Class C South quarterfinals.

Reid Chase got it started for the Warriors (7-2) with a 21-yard run. Owen Berry connected with Sam Hazlett for a 25-yard score, and Evan Whitten ran it in from 10 yards.

The first of two TDs by Nick Hansen made it 27-0 at the end of the first quarter. Berry located Whitten for 26 yards and Hansen barreled in from the 1 for a 41-0 lead at the half.


Tyler Bridge tacked on second-half TD runs of 45 and 9 yards.

Poland (4-5) matched the highest single-season win total in the history of its program, which started in 2003.

Yarmouth 50, Mountain Valley 15

YARMOUTH — No. 8 Mountain Valley held undefeated No. 1 seed Yarmouth to a single touchdown in the first quaarter Friday night, but the points piled up in a hurry thereafter in the Clippers’ 50-15 Class C South quarterfinal win.

Yarmouth (9-0) will host Saturday’s Fryeburg-Spruce Mountain winner next Friday night.

Jack Snyder scored three touchdowns and Lucas Uhl two for the Clippers. Ricky Tillotson recovered a fumble to set up a Michael Hegarty field goal and forced another with a sack that turned into a defensive touchdown.

It was 24-0 at the half and 50-0 after three quarters before the Falcons (2-7) got on the board.

Uhl’s scoring runs covered 30 and 56 yards. Snyder ran for TDs of 40 and 5 yards and returned the second half kickoff 76 yards to paydirt. Remi LeBlanc also ran for a Yarmouth score.

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