No. 5 EDWARD LITTLE (3-5) at No. 4 OXFORD HILLS/BUCKFIELD (4-4)

Friday, 7 p.m.

A rematch of what might have been the game of the year, a comeback 32-28 win for the Red Eddies. the playoff matchup will also take place in South Paris, with the Vikings hosting their first home playoff game in 15 years. Motivation will be through the roof for ths hosts.

No. 6 LEWISTON (2-6) at No. 3 CHEVERUS (4-4)

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

Thanks to Cheverus’ loss to Windham, the Blue Devils get a rematch of a 28-20 loss rather than a 41-8 loss. Lewiston has grown since starting the season by being blown out by Windham, and they showed that starting with a close loss to the Stags. This playoff rematch will show just how far the Blue Devils have come.

Class B South

No. 8 LEAVITT (2-6) at No. 1 KENNEBUNK (8-0)

Friday, 7 p.m.

These two teams didn’t face off during the regular season. It’s unsure who that helps and who that hurts. But the Rams do have homefield advantage and plenty of experience. The Hornets will need to be firing on all cylinders on offense, defense and special teams to mount an upset.

Class C South

No. 5 FREEPORT (4-4) at No. 4 SPRUCE MOUNTAIN (5-3)

Friday, 7 p.m.

The Phoenix didn’t get a chance to meet the Falcons during the season, but they’ll be licking their chops at home against a team short on playoff experience. But if they follow in Yarmouth’s footsteps, and underestimate an improved Freeport team, they could be licking their wounds instead.

No. 8 POLAND (2-6) at No. 1 CAPE ELIZABETH (8-0)

Friday, 7 p.m.

The good news is the Knights are coming off a 41-0 win over rival Gray-New Gloucester. The bad news is they got blown out 42-0 the last time they faced the Capers. And that one was at home. Now Poland has to head to Hannaford Field and hope for the best.

No. 6 MOUNTAIN VALLEY (4-4) at No. 3 FRYEBURG (6-2)

Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Another Class C South playoff tilt that isn’t a rematch. The Falcons don’t have the privilege of seeing a somewhat surprisingly successful Raiders team in person. In any case, they will need to finish better than they did in a loss to Spruce Mountain if the Falcons want a long-awaited return to playoff glory.

Class D South

No. 5 OLD ORCHARD BEACH (3-4) at No. 4 DIRIGO (4-3)

Friday, 7 p.m.

A narrow win for the Cougars will be fresh in their minds when they welcome the Seagulls back to Harlow Park for the second week in a row. They’ll have to play better to make it two wins in two weeks, knowing that the Seagulls will also up their game. A win would set up a rematch of a close loss to No. 1 Winthrop/Monmouth.

No. 6 TRAIP (2-5) at No. 3 OAK HILL (5-2)

Saturday, 1 p.m.

The Raiders know this is when the real season starts. The road to a possible fourth consecutive title starts at home, but against a Traip team they just hosted last week. Oak Hill wasn’t perfect in a 33-13 win, so there is still room for improvement.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.