READFIELD — Nearly a month into the soccer season, not everybody is still clinging to the “we’re just happy to play” mantra that served as conventional wisdom against the uncertainty any games would be played this fall.

When the Maranacook and Lisbon boys and girls teams squared off in a doubleheader Monday evening at Ricky Gibson Field of Dreams, programs at opposite ends of the spectrum also had opposing views of what a season with no standings and no playoffs represents.