Last Updated: May 21, 2017
Countdown to the start of 2017 fall practices
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May 1st announcement

May 1, 2017

It's May 1st, which means we're just 104 days away from the start of Fall 2017 practices beginning!

As we prepare the the upcoming season, we are currently removing the 2016 information from our website. Over the next few days we'll begin realigning teams into their new classes and conferences across the state. Our 2016 archive can be find on our website at, under the downloads link on the left side of the page.

We'll also be sending out the first wave of emails as we begin the long process of getting regular season schedules for all 78 teams. From Traip Academy to Houlton, Fryeburg Academy to Washington Academy, and everywhere in between. And all this will lead up to the start of the playoff chase on October 27th.

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 21st - Scrimmages allowed after 4 pm
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 confirmed - as of 5/21/2017
- Yarmouth
- Mountain Valley
- Boothbay
- Camden Hills
- Maranacook
- Sacopee Valley
- Telstar
- Traip Academy
- Kennebunk
- Brunswick
- Thornton Academy
- Portland
- Deering - new
- Lisbon - new
- Messalonskee - new
- Falmouth - new
- Gorham - new
- John Bapst - new

Conference schedules confirmed - as of 5/19/2017
- Class B North
- Class B South
- Class C South
- Class D North
- Class D South

Conference schedules posted - as of 5/4/2017
- Class E