Cheverus seeks 22nd straight win in ‘A’ football semi vs. Deering

First-round playoff upsets do happen, and can add plenty of spice to any postseason.
However, they also can lead to some grisly second-round dumpings when the Cinderellas are locked up against the highest seeds.
Which is why this weekend’s Western Maine Class A football games should be highly competitive.
The top three seeds, Cheverus, Thornton Academy, and South Portland all advanced comfortably, while No. 5 Deering slipped past No. 4 Bonny Eagle (not much of a surprise there).
That sets up Cheverus/Deering and TA/SoPo clashes, both of which could come down to the wire.
If history happens to repeat itself, then Thornton and South Portland will come down to the final play.
Such was the case back in Week 2, when the Red Riots handed TA its only loss of the season, 20-16.
Even Cheverus, the defending state champion and currently working on a 21-game winning streak, could find itself in a tough fight with their crosstown foes.
The high flying Stags were scoring at a 41 points-per-game clip heading into their Oct. 21 battle with Deering.
The Rams, however, held them to just two touchdowns while falling 14-0.
Likewise, form held in both Western B and C, with the exception of No. 5 Westbrook, which used a 1-yard run by Graham Strondak with 1:50 to play to ease past No. 4 Falmouth.
The Blue Blazes, who dropped down to Class B from Class A this year, will be pitted against undefeated top seed Wells, Friday.
Wells prevailed 27-14 when the teams met back in Week 2.