MYF Panthers fall to Eagles in South Division playoff
Union — The Medomak Youth Football high school team put it all on the line Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26 against Central Maine (China) in the Greater New England Youth Football League South Division title game, with a berth in the league championship game up for grabs.
Medomak, the top seed in the south, ultimately came up short against the No. 2 Eagles and fell 25-13 at Union Elementary School.
The loss was the first on the year for the Panthers in league play, though the second-year club squad had lost games this fall against more established junior varsity programs.
Central Maine will face Madawaska for the league championship on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Husson University in Bangor.
On Saturday, Medomak took an early 6-0 lead on a rushing touchdown by Mike Wadsworth, but Central Maine rattled off 19 straight points to take a commanding advantage.
The hosts got a key defensive play late in the game when Cyril Miller recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown to make the score 19-13, but Central Maine added another score in the waning minutes to pull away.
Six teams compete in the GNEYFL, three each in the two divisions. Medomak, Central Maine and Milo comprise the South Division, while Madawaska, Hodgdon and Caribou make up the North Division.
MYF is a club team not affiliated with Regional School Unit 40, though the team uses RSU 40 fields, including those at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro and in Union, for home games and practices.