The Scots got an extra week to prepare for Sanford, which they dismantled by 36 points three weeks ago. Bonny Eagle knows how to win this time of year, and something inexplicable would need to happen for an upset.

2. Thornton Academy (8-0) (2)

The Trojans got an extra week to stew over a close loss to Bonny Eagle, which set them up with a rematch against Scarborough (which was a 38-19 win during the regular season) rather than Sanford (62-27).

3. Portland (7-1) (3)

Maybe the Bulldogs didn’t want a bye week, seeing as they’ve been on a roll since a season-opening loss. Now they host an Oxford Hills/Buckfield team coming in on a high after a long-awaited playoff win.

4. Brunswick (8-0) (4)

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The Dragons never really were tested during the regular season. Now we’ll see what they’ll do to Messalonksee in a rematch of a 42-0 Brunswick win in week four.

5. Biddeford (8-1) (6)

The Tigers gave York no chance at an upset bid in the first round of the playoffs, dispatching the Wildcats 29-0. They’ll look to do the same against upset-minded Greely, which Biddeford didn’t face during the regular season.

6. Kennebunk (9-0) (5)

The Rams still haven’t lost, but a narrow first-round victory over Leavitt gave them a wake-up call. Now they host two-time defending Class B state champ Marshwood, which has found its footing once again.

7. Cape Elizabeth (9-0) (7)

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The Capers started their postseason run by pushing aside Poland. Spruce Mountain poses as a bigger threat, but the Capers will need to get outplayed for a loss to happen. And it hasn’t happened yet.

8. Brewer (7-1) (8)

The well-rested Witches might have caught a break with Cony’s upset win over Lawrence. Brewer hadn’t played Lawrence, but did beat the Rams 36-20 during the regular season.

9. Wells (8-1) (9)

The Warriors will get a unique challenge in the second round, as they’ll be facing Fryeburg for the first time this season. But coach Tim Roche’s club has always welcomed challenges.

10. Scarborough (7-2) (10)

The Red Storm sunk South Portland with ease in the first round. Scarborough hasn’t lost since a late September defeat at the hands of Thornton, but now gets a chance at revenge.


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