Thursday, December 5, 2013
There are 26 teams in the state that enter Week 3 play 1-1.
Of that group, 15 have allowed more points than they’ve scored.
What does that statistic mean?
I’m not entirely sure.
Moving on to the weekly snapshot of the games ...
• Gardiner will play at Waterville on Saturday in a battle of a pair of 2-0 teams. Neither team has been tested.
The Tigers have-outscored Belfast (0-2) and Morse (1-1) by a combined 58-8. The Panthers out-scored Mount Desert Island (1-1) and Oceanside (1-1) 99-24.
It’s tough to say who has the edge, although if recent history is any indicator than you could go with Gardiner.
The Tigers have won nine straight over the Panthers and out-scored them 301-154 in that stretch.
• Lisbon (0-2) will play at Winthrop (1-1) on Friday at Maxwell FIeld. It’s one of four night game the Greyhounds will play, something coach Dick Mynahan says is a bit of a scheduling oddity this year.
“We have more games at night this year than ever,” he said.
For the record, Mynahan, who is in his 26th year, is not a Friday night guy.
“No, I’m a Saturday afternoon guy,” he said. “It’s hard to get ready for a Friday night game. It’s a different type of week. You lose a day and that’s tough.”
• Cony (1-1) will play at Mt. Ararat (0-2) on Friday with hopes of winning its second straight game. A victory over the Eagles — out-scored 54-14 in two losses — would set up an intriguing showdown with Bangor (0-2) on Sept. 21 at Alumni Field.
Cony coach Robby Vachon insists his Rams are a playoff contender in Pine Tree Conference Class A.
A win Friday and another over the other Rams the following week, would go a long way toward that goal.
Bangor (0-2) hosts Edward Little (0-2) on Friday.
• Maranacook (2-0) has scored 48 points in each of its first two games, both blowout victories. The Black Bears will host two-time defending Class C state champ Yarmouth on Friday night.
Should the Black Bears win this game, they would have to be considered a formidable threat in the Western C Campbell Conference.
Maranacook quarterback Caleb Castonguay had this to say about his team’s 2-0 start ...
“I know a lot of people weren’t picking us, but I didn’t take it personally,” he said. “We did lose a lot of quality players. I honestly wasn’t even sure we would be this good.”
• Oak Hill (2-0) will play at Winslow (1-1) on Saturday afternoon in a game between two run-heavy teams.
Winslow is expected to get a good chunk of ineligible players back, which would be a big boost.
Oak Hill, meanwhile, out-scored its opposition 66-7 through two games.
The Raiders, under new coach Stacen Doucette, are a legitimate threat in Western C Campbell Conference.
We’ll have more here throughout the week and weekend.
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