8-man Large South quarterfinal
No. 5 Gray-New Gloucester (1-6) at No. 4 Brunswick (4-3)
Thursday, 6 p.m.
The Dragons beat the Patriots 54-26 in the season opener. Gray-NG, led by big-play maestro Kobi Conant, only has one win but has played enough close games against top teams to be considered better than its record.

8-man Large North quarterfinal
No. 5 Waterville (2-5) at No. 4 Mountain Valley (3-4)
Friday, 7 p.m.
A rematch of last week’s regular season finale, won convincingly by the Falcons, 68-8. The Purple Panthers have been the state runner-up two years in a row. Mountain Valley has challenged some of the state’s elite in its first season in 8-man Large.

8-man Small South quarterfinal
No. 7 Traip (1-6) at No. 2 Dirigo (6-1)
Friday, 7 p.m.
The Cougars, with contributions from a bevy of underclassmen, have won five in a row, including a 42-0 victory over the Rangers. The winner faces No. 3 Maranacook, which has a bye due to Telstar not being able to compete this week.

Bonny Eagle (4-3) at Edward Little (0-7)
Friday, 7 p.m.
Last year, the Red Eddies nearly beat the Scots before falling 52-48. Bonny Eagle is better this year, but, for a winless team, the Red Eddies have shown an ability to score some points.

Cheverus (6-1) at Leavitt (7-0)
Friday, 7 p.m.
The Hornets defeated Thornton to finish off a legendary four-game stretch of wins over Class A and B teams, but their work isn’t over. They now must face the one-loss Stags in the regular season finale.

Lewiston (3-4) at Windham (4-3)
Friday, 7 p.m.
This game is massive to the Blue Devils’ postseason hopes. They trail Bangor for the fourth and final playoff spot, and they aren’t far behind the third-place Eagles. A win likely gives Lewiston control of its destiny.


Oak Hill/St. Dom’s (4-3) at Lisbon (2-5)
Friday, 7 p.m.
The Raiders continue to roll, having won four in a row after opening 0-3. The Greyhounds haven’t been able to find that same type of winning rhythm this season.

Messalonskee (6-1) at Mt. Blue (0-7)
Friday, 7 p.m.
In the Eagles, the Cougars should see hope: Messalonskee has struggled in recent years and now is competing for a No. 1 seed. It’s the type of turnaround Mt. Blue would like to make in the coming seasons.

Sanford (3-3-1) at Oxford Hills (5-2)
Friday, 7 p.m.
The Spartans have sputtered since a strong start. The Vikings have righted their raiding ship, but they also don’t seem to have the margin for error they enjoyed in last year’s state championship season — therefore, every game should be a battle.

John Bapst (5-2) at Poland (4-3)
Friday, 7 p.m.
The postseason is guaranteed, so the Knights are seeking to regain some of their early-season momentum in the season finale. The Crusaders, winners of two straight contests, are 1-1 against D South.

Winthrop/Monmouth/Hall-Dale/Kents Hill (4-3) at Old Town (1-6)
Friday, 7 p.m.
The Ramblers have won their past three games, and leading their turnaround has been the defense, which has allowed only 14 points during the three-game win streak.

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