Pine Tree Conference Class A Final
Bangor (8-2) at Lawrence (10-0)

When: 7 tonight
Where: Keyes Field, Fairfield
Regular season: Lawrence 32, Bangor 25
Key players: Bangor — RB/LB Cody Chapman, RB/DB Zeb Tuell, QB/DB Carl Farnham, WR/DB Nick Sherwood, DE Justin Scripture, TE/LB Ellis Throckmorton, T/DT Elijah Hughes, G/DT Greg Duff, T/DT Aaron Huntington. Lawrence — C/LB Josh Perry, HB/CB Shaun Carroll, UT/S Spencer Carey, QB/S Alex Leathers, DE Jake Doolan, DT Eriq Stewart, DE Bryant Wade, CB Aaron LaFrance, FB/CB Anthony Sementelli.
Outlook: Bangor is trying to become the first team to win three consecutive PTC A titles since the current Class A East/West playoff format was installed in 1987. Lawrence is trying to reach the Class A state championship game for the first time since winning back-to-back league titles in 2006 and 2007. Since John Hersom became Lawrence’s head coach in 2005, the Bulldogs are 8-1 against Bangor, the only team in the league with a winning record against the Rams. Carroll ran for a game-high 206 yards when these teams met in Week 2, 187 of those yards in the second half. For Bangor, Tuell is coming off an injury and Chapman is more involved in the run game than in the first meeting. While Lawrence has to focus on the Rams’ running attack, they have to respect the passing game. Sherwood caught a pair of touchdown passes in Week 2. With Wade and Stewart, Lawrence has two of the top pass rushers in the state.

Pine Tree Conference Class B Final
Mt. Blue (9-1) at Leavitt (10-0)
7 tonight
Where: Libby Field, Turner
Regular season: Leavitt 22, Mt. Blue 17
Key players: Mt. Blue — QB Jordan Whitney, WR/CB Cam Sennick, HB/S Izaiha Tracy, HB/CB Eric Berry, WR Nick Hilton, WR/LB Chris Malone, FB/DE Chad Luker, LB Bradley Jackson, TE Zak Kendall. Leavitt — QB/S Jordan Hersom, TB/LB Jake Ouellette, UT/DB Ian Durgin, T/DE Jack Griffin, G/LB Josh Bunker, OL/DT Jake Posik, OL/DL Devin McMahan, OL/DT Tom Langelier, TE/DT Dan Sleeper.
Outlook: With a win, Leavitt will be the first team to win three consecutive PTC B crowns since Belfast from 1995-97. A win puts Mt. Blue in the state championship game for the first time since 2005, when the Cougars played for the Class A title. Both quarterbacks had strong games when they played on Oct. 7 in Farmington. Hersom threw for 161 yards, while Whitney threw for 246. Mt. Blue gained 340 yards to Leavitt’s 301 that night, but the Cougars also had three turnovers, and those were the difference in the game. Leavitt and Mt. Blue are each among the highest scoring teams in the state, both average more than 45 points per game, so this game could come down to one or two key defensive stops. Mt. Blue will play without all-conference tackle Dustin Zamboni, who suffered a knee injury last week against Gardiner.

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