June 22, 2018
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Stags, Mountain Valley, Yarmouth and Leavitt earn regional titles

BDN staff reports

Cheverus of Portland, Mountain Valley of Rumford and Yarmouth earned Western Maine football championships Saturday while Leavitt of Turner emerged as the Class B Eastern Maine champion in a 27-7 win over Gardiner.

Cheverus beat Deering of Portland 35-34 in Class A while Mountain Valley of Rumford shut out Wells 18-0 in Class B and Yarmouth topped Lisbon 14-12 in the Class C.

In Eastern Class B, Jordan Hersom scored two touchdowns and rushed for 222 yards to lead top-seeded Leavitt to victory over No. 3 Gardiner. The 11-0 Hornets earned their 23rd straight win and will play Mountain Valley for the state title.

In Western Class A, a missed 36-yard field goal by No. 3 Deering with 6.9 seconds remaining enabled No. 1 Cheverus (11-0) to hang on for a one-point victory and a trip to the state title game against Bangor. Evan Jendrasko scored two touchdowns to lead Cheverus.

In Western Class B, the Mountain Valley defense held No. 2 Wells to just 23 rushing yards and no points. The top-seeded Falcons (11-0) had three players rush for touchdowns.

In Western Class C, Brady Neujahr broke off a 65-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to help No. 1 Yarmouth (11-0) earn the win over No. 2 Lisbon and lead the Clippers to the state championship game against Stearns of Millinocket. Neujahr also had a 6-yard scoring pass to Nick Proscia, who kicked both extra points.

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