Machias 1, Bangor Christian 0
At Machias, Raymond Smith’s goal 10:29 into the game lifted the No. 2 Machias Bulldogs by the No. 3 Bangor Christian Patriots.
Smith converted a through ball from Jacob Stevens and blasted a shot from about 20 yards out to the far post. Michael Jenkins finished with eight saves on 18 shots for the 12-4 winners.
For the 12-4 Patriots, Tyler Alexander made 10 saves on 15 shots.
Madawaska 2, Fort Kent 1 (PK)
At Fort Kent, third-seeded Madawaska converted three penalty kicks to No. 2 Fort Kent’s one to push the Owls to the Eastern Maine Championship game.
Madawaska’s Val Parker, Olivia Pelletier and Susan Lavertu scored on penalty kicks after a 1-1 double-overtime tie. Michela Desjardins converted her penalty kick for Fort Kent.
Lavertu scored an unassisted goal 10 minutes into the game to put 11-4-1 Madawaska on top 1-0.
Jamie Pelletier tied it with three minutes left in regulation for 9-6-1 Fort Kent.
Madawaska’s Stephanie Nadeau saved 18 of 29 while Carissa Pelletier turned away five of seven shots for Fort Kent.
Bucksport 22, MCI 0
At Bucksport, Nate Warren and Kyle McGeechan combined for 302 yards rushing as the top-ranked Golden Bucks scored 16 fourth-quarter points to put away eighth-ranked Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.
McGeechan scored on runs of 90 and 70 yards and Warren on an 11-yard scamper. The two finished with 141 and 161 yards on the ground, respectively.
Robbie Winters had five solo tackles, assisted on nine more and had a sack while Andrew Findlay notched a fumble recovery and six tackles for a Bucksport defense which limited the Huskies to 130 total yards.
Sam Carmichael recorded an interception for the winners.
MDI 28, Waterville 27
At Bar Harbor, Nolan Hall’s two-handed catch for a 4-yard touchdown reception with 30 seconds left, and Terrence Jones’ fingertip deflection of a two-point conversion pass with no time left gave the Mount Desert Island Trojans a historic victory Friday night.
Friday’s PTC Class B quarterfinal between the Nos. 2 and 7 seeds looked like anything but as the 7-1 Trojans had all they could handle from 3-5 Waterville en route to the one-point victory.
The Trojans’ victory is believed to be the first playoff win for MDI football since 1993.
Jones led the Trojans’ offense with 108 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries.
Kris Huggins turned in a gritty effort for the Purple Panthers, finishing with 129 yards and a TD on 22 carries.
Gardiner 21, Hampden 20
At Gardiner, Dalton Eldridge scored the tying touchdown on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter and Tom Cook kicked the extra point to lead No. 3 Gardiner past No. 6 Hampden Academy.
Hampden had a chance to retake the lead with two minutes left, but a fourth-and-goal, 23-yard field goal attempt hit the right upright.
Gardiner’s Mike Denham threw two touchdown passes to Forrest Chadwick in the second quarter. Cook was 3-for-3 on extra-point kicks.
Nolan Turner scored all three touchdowns for the Broncos, starting with a 50-yard punt return for a TD in the first quarter. In the second quarter, he scored on an 87-yard run and a 1-yard run.
Foxcroft 21, Orono 18
At Dover-Foxcroft, Wade Witham rushed for 108 yards and Ian Champeon added 77 yards and a touchdown as the third-seeded Ponies outlasted No. 6 Orono in an LTC Class C football quarterfinal at Oakes Field.
The win advances the defending state champions (6-3) to a regional semifinal next weekend against the winner of tonight’s quarterfinal between No. 2 John Bapst of Bangor and No. 7 Stearns of Millinocket.
Orono ends its season with a 4-5 record.
Ryan Stroud added a touch-down pass and a touchdown run for Foxcroft, with his 9-yard scoring strike to Chase Hutchinson with 36.3 seconds left in the first half giving the Ponies the lead for good at 14-12.
Champeon scored on a 5-yard run with 3:29 left in the third quarter to stretch the margin to 21-12, but a 15-yard TD pass from Kash Keezer to Brandon LeVasseur with 7:18 left in the game pulled Orono within 21-18.
Foxcroft then drove 68 yards, grinding 4 minutes, 17 seconds off the clock before giving the ball up on downs at the Orono 12, and the Red Riots were un-able to generate a first down on their final possession.
Blaine Silk led Orono with 123 yards on 11 carries, including a 53-yard touchdown run in the second quarter that gave Orono a 12-7 advantage.
Fullback Ben Perry added 58 rushing yards, with his 10-yard touchdown run staking the Red Riots to a 6-0 lead less than five minutes into the game.
Stroud countered two minutes later with a 40-yard option run for a score, and Josiah Richard made the first of his three extra-point kicks on the night to give Foxcroft a 7-6 lead.
Skowhegan 22, Brunswick 21
At Skowhegan, Cody Vigue’s two-point rush in the fourth quarter turned a deficit into a lead as fourth-seeded Skowhegan edged No. 5 Brunswick.
Vigue also preserved the win when he blocked a 30-yard field goal attempt by Brunswick on the final play of the game.
Billy Clark scored three touchdowns, two in the fourth quarter, to lead Skowhegan.
Clark scored in the second quarter on a 12-yard run and converted the two-point conversion on a rush to cut Brunswick’s lead to 14-8.
Clark later scored on an 84-yard run and an 8-yard run in the fourth with just 48.6 seconds left to play.
Brunswick’s Robbie Basquez scored three touchdowns in the first half. He scored in the first quarter on a 2-yard run and had a pair of 1-yard scoring runs in the second quarter.
Rashon Edgerton converted all three extra-point kick attempts.
Maine (11-11) def. UMBC (15-10), 25-21, 25-23, 14-25, 20-25, 18-16
Maine: Jessica Wolfenden 42 assists, 14 digs, 5 kills; Lindsay Allman 16 kills, 14 digs; Laura Goettsch 9 kills, 9 digs, 1 block; Ashlee Wright 19 digs; Brittany Kiehl 10 kills, 3 digs
UMBC: Kira Giles 39 assists, 13 digs; Alyssa Lang 12 kills, 15 digs; Pam Jarrett 20 digs; Sarah Ball 14 digs; Sarah Hill 13 kills