Mother Nature called the shots this weekend, bringing in a storm that disrupted the high school sports schedule across the state Friday and made athletic directors’ heads spin.

There were seven area football games slated for Friday night, but only two of those — Edward Little hosting Scarborough and Gray-New Gloucester hosting Yarmouth — stiff-armed a schedule change.

Gray-New Gloucester’s Friday homecoming game was moved up an hour to a 6 p.m. kickoff. The Patriots won 40-14. Meanwhile, the Red Eddies lost 43-14.

Saturday’s slate becomes jam-packed, with various starting times throughout the day.

Bonny Eagle at Oxford Hills — the Sun Journal Game of the Week featuring 3-0 Class A teams — kicks off the day at an unusually early time of 11 a.m.

Two hours later, Mt. Blue and Lewiston kick off at 1 p.m., with interim coach Justin Bisson leading the Blue Devils after Darren Hartley abruptly resigned for health reasons Thursday. The Cougars. meanwhile, are playing their first game since Week 1 after two weeks worth of field condition and COVID issues.

A trio of regularly scheduled Saturday games kick off soon after, as Lisbon (hosting Freeport), Oak Hill (welcoming in Madison/Carrabec/Oak Hill) and Telstar (matching up at home with Maranacook) all start their Week 4 games at 1:30 p.m.

Leavitt’s homecoming game against Gardiner has been moved up to 3:30 p.m.

The final three area games all have 7 p.m. kickoffs, all of where were pushed back 24 hours from their original start times: Cheverus at Spruce Mountain, Traip at Dirigo and Winthrop/Monmouth/Hall-Dale at Poland.

Mountain Valley’s game at Sacopee Valley, originally slated for Saturday at 1 p.m. was canceled due to COVID-19 issues.

It wasn’t just football that got its plans intercepted by the weather. All but a handful of games across the state got postponed from Friday, with many simply being pushed to Saturday.

But that wasn’t the case for every matchup. Mt. Blue had girls soccer and field hockey home games scheduled for Friday that were postponed to Saturday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 8, respectively.

With rain predicted to last into Saturday, Edward Little’s field hockey home game scheduled for Saturday was postponed to Monday.

Across the river, there will be a full slate of games in Lewiston on Saturday. Along with the football game against Mt. Blue, Blue Devils field hockey starts off the day against Brunswick, and the girls and boys soccer teams play a varsity doubleheader against Edward Little at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively, with JV field hockey and soccer games sprinkled in throughout the day.

MT. ARARAT 3, EDWARD LITTLE 2: Lily Koslosky’s third goal of the game pushed the Eagles past the Red Eddies in Topsham.

Koslosky scored a pair of goals in the second quarter to put Mt. Ararat ahead 2-0 at halftime. Leah Thibodeau scored a goal in the third quarter for Edward Little, then another in the fourth to tie the game.

Kasey Smith made five saves for EL, and Hana Dumont added two more. Piper Cohen stopped nine shots for Mt. Ararat.

WINTHROP 7, SPRUCE MOUNTAIN 2: Maddie Perkins scored three goals to lead the Ramblers to a road win over the Phoenix in Jay.

Perkins’ third goal was part of a second-half effort that saw Winthrop pull away from a 3-2 halftime lead. Julia Letourneau, Lauryn Wood and Izzy Folsom also scored in the second half. Madeline Wagner scored from Bella Littler in the first half.

Aubrey Kachnovich scored from Ella Plourde in the first half for Spruce Mountain, and Mariyah Fournier added an unassisted goal.

Jayden Achorn made 31 saves for the Phoenix, while the Ramblers got seven combined saves from Madison Weymouth (six) and Elle Folsom (one).

YARMOUTH 1, POLAND 0, OT: Zoe Sammon scored in overtime to give the Cluppers (6-2-1) the win over the Knights (1-7) in Poland on Thursday.

Emma Moreau made 17 saves for Poland and Cassie Walsh made four saves for Yarmouth.

CAMDEN HILLS 2, EDWARD LITTLE 0: The Windjammers improve to 4-1 with its win over the Red Eddies (5-2) on Thursday in Auburn.

Lucas Moody scored off a corner kick in the first half while Ben Schenk scored in the final minute of the game to add an insurance marker.

Henry Pharris made two saves for Camden Hills and Eli St. Laurent also stopped two shots for Edward Little.

LEWISTON 8, SKOWHEGAN 0: Shafi Ibrahim notched three goals in the Blue Devils (6-0) win over the River Hawks (0-5) Thursday in Lewiston.

Igor Domingues scored twice and had an assist. Josh Brito and Romano Bassa each had a goal and an assist while Obed Antonio had a goal.

Payson Goyette and Tanner Anctil combined to make five saves for Lewiston.

Ryan Donoghue made 12 saves for Skowhegan.

MONMOUTH 1, MT. ABRAM 1, TIE: Both the Roadrunners (6-0-1) and the Mustangs (3-0-1) scored in the second half in Thursday’s draw in Salem.

Kaden Pillsbury gave Mt. Abram a 1-0 lead early in the second half with Wyatt Sieminski setting goal up.

Hayden Fletcher tied the game with under 10 minutes remaining.

Ian Allen made three saves for Mt. Abram while Hunter Frost stopped 11 shots for Monmouth.

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