But he got it anyway.

Standing alongside Mynahan on the home side of Thompson Field was his brother, Tim, as a special guest assistant for Lisbon.

“It was great. Tim is my biggest fan,” Dick Mynahan said. “He’s been coming to these games for as long as I have.”

Tim Mynahan can hold his own against his brother when it comes to coaching discussions. He was an assistant for 20 years under his brother’s predecessor, Joe Woodhead.

“He keeps me straight, he tells me what I do right, he tells me what I do wrong,” Dick Mynahan said. “He tells me he doesn’t want to get involved, but he always kind of has a sneaky way of letting me know when I should be doing something different. He’s a good guy to have on my side.”

The Greyhounds won the game 36-0 to end the regular season. It was their fourth shutout win in seven regular-season games, and after the game Tim Mynahan joked that maybe he had something to do with the complete victory.

An unexpected playmaker

Rivalry football games are notorious for the unexpected happening. But sometimes even the unexpected occurrences are somewhat unexplainable.

That’s what happened Friday night during the annual Battle of the Bridge between Edward Little and Lewiston.

A flubbed EL punt (which in itself was hard to explain) rolled right into the arms of Blue Devils senior Billy Sheperson, who picked the ball up and ran 36 yards for a go-ahead touchdown in what eventually was a Red Eddie win.

On the list of Lewiston players one would expect to make such a play, Sheperson wouldn’t necessarily be near the top.

“Billy’s a first-year senior. He hasn’t played football,” Lewiston coach Bruce Nicholas said. “I had him in class three years ago, and he said, ‘Teach, I want to come out for football.’ And I said, ‘Billy, it makes me feel so good.’ And for him to do what he did tonight, it’s one of the big things in his life.

“He’s not like the guys that play three sports. This is all that Billy does. I’m so glad that he got to do something like that. I was surprised that he had, and that he could even run like that. I didn’t even know if he knew what a football was. And that was a big play.”

Nice to see you again

Oak Hill and Dirigo won’t have to look too far back in their respective game tapes to compile film on their upcoming playoff opponents. This weekend’s games will do just fine.

That’s because the Raiders and Cougars knew heading into week eight that the teams they were playing to end the regular season were the ones they would face to start the Class D South postseason. Oak Hill even knew it would host the playoff game. Dirigo, meanwhile, had to figure where its postseason would start.

The Cougars needed a win at home Friday against Old Orchard Beach to secure a home rematch with the Seagulls, and they did just that. Head coach Jim Hersom said Friday night’s appetizer “wasn’t a pretty game,” and that his team — despite getting the win — would need to regroup for the playoff matchup.

The game between Oak Hill and Traip meant a little less, as both teams were already locked into the Nos. 3 and 6 seeds, respectively. So not much out-of-the-ordinary was done on either sideline. That could change next weekend when the teams meet again in Wales. But the Raiders, who won 33-13 on Saturday, have to be feeling good about themselves heading into the rematch.

One other playoff rematch raises some local eyebrows. In Class A North, No. 4 Oxford Hills/Buckfield hosts No. 5 Edward Little. Fans can only hope the rematch lives up to the regular-season meeting, although the Vikings would like a different outcome.

In the mid-September matchup, the Red Eddies stunned the host Vikings 32-28 on a final-play touchdown pass. The Gouin Athletic Complex in South Paris will once again play host to the matchup this coming weekend.

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