As of July 23rd, we have confirmed much of the 2017 Maine high school varsity football season schedule. Fall practices are just around the corner and the regular season will be kicking off on September 1st,
Over the past few months we have been reaching out to and receiving schedules from athletic directors and coaches from across the state. With the majority of schedules having been received, we will focus on the schools we have not received a response from and the scrimmage/exhibition schedules we are still looking for confirmation on.
Here is a list of dates to keep in mind as we count down the days to the 2017 high school football season.
April 27th & April 28th - MPA Spring Conference July 15th - Lobster Bowl XXVIII August 1st - Start of the fall season hands off period August 14th - Fall practices begin August 19th & 21st - Scrimmages allowed August 25th & August 26th - Exhibition games September 1st - Regular season games can begin after 3 pm October 27th - Week nine / Regional quarterfinals November 10th & November 11th - Regional finals November 17th - Class C State Championships at University of Maine in Orono November 18th - Class A, B, and D State Championships at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland November 23rd - 106th Maine Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl
Team schedules we have not received - as of 7/25/2017 - Mt. Blue - Gray-New Gloucester - Foxcroft Academy - Stearns/Lee - Washington Academy - Dirigo - Old Orchard Beach - Boothbay - Sacopee Valley - Telstar
Scrimmage/Exhibition schedules that have not been confirmed - as of 7/23/2017 - Thornton Academy; scrimmage - Brunswick; scrimmage - Lawrence; exhibition - Noble; scrimmage - John Bapst; scrimmage - Fryeburg Academy; scrimmage - Gray-New Gloucester; scrimmage - Lake Region; scrimmage - Bucksport; scrimmage - Dexter; scrimmage - Ellsworth; scrimmage - Orono; scrimmage - Stearns/Lee; exhibition - Washington Academy; exhibition - Dirigo; exhibition & scrimmage - Oak Hill; scrimmage - Old Orchard Beach; exhibition & scrimmage - Poland; exhibition - Boothbay; exhibition - Camden Hills; scrimmage & exhibition - Maranacook; exhibition - Sacopee Valley; scrimmage & exhibition - Telstar; scrimmage & exhibition - Traip Academy; scrimmage & exhibition
Conference schedules confirmed - as of 7/5/2017 - Class D North - pending Washington Academy schedule - Class E - pending Telstar schedule
Conference schedules posted - as of 7/5/2017 - Class A North - Class A South - Class B North - Class B South - Class C North - Class C South - new