BATH — If there is one certainty in the world of Maine large high school eight-man football it is when Camden Hills and Morse clash on gridiron, there will be plenty of yardage gained and points flashing on the scoreboard.

And it does not matter whether the games are played in Bath, Rockport, regular season or playoffs.

That scenario held true to form on Friday night, Oct. 29 when the host No. 2 Shipbuilders sank the visiting No. 3 Windjammers 56-36 in a North semifinal playoff game.

The evenly-matched foes split two regular-season affairs, as Morse (6-2) won 44-30 in Rockport and Camden Hills (4-3) 60-42 in Bath as the squads combined for 176 points and about 2,000 yards.

After Friday’s playoff encounter, make that 268 points and about 3,000 yards.

On Friday, fans of the opponents again had much to cheer about and plenty of excitement before Morse advanced to the regional final, where it will face No. 1 Waterville (6-1) on Friday, Nov. 5.

The Purple Panthers beat No. 4 Mount Desert Island 50-40 in the semifinals.

In Friday’s game at McMann Stadium, the teams combined for 62 points in the first quarter — 40 by Morse and 22 by Camden Hills — nothing in the second and third frames and 30 in the fourth, including 16 from the Shipbuilders and 14 from the Windjammers.

Keying the Windjammer offense were Ryan Clifford, who finished 8-of-12 passing for 135 yards (long of 42); Hunter Norton, who had 15 carries for 150 yards (long of 56); and Louis Mainella, who made four catches for 79 yards.

Norton finished with four touchdowns and three two-point conversion for 30 points.

Camden Hills compiled 334 total yards on 48 plays and Morse 494 yards on 63 plays. The Windjammers had 135 passing and 199 rushing yards, while the Shipbuilders finished with 123 passing and 371 rushing yards.

The Windjammers finished with 13 first downs and Shipbuilders 23. The visitors finished 4-of-8 on third down and hosts 4-of-7 in the same scenario.

In the first quarter, Camden Hills took leads of 16-8 and 22-14, but it was mostly Morse from there.

In the first for the Windjammers, Norton had a four-yard scoring run and two-point conversion rush; Maniella caught an eight-yard scoring pass from Clifford (Norton ran for two-point conversion); and Norton a 56-yard TD run.

In the fourth, Norton had a four-yard scoring run and two-point conversion rush and capped a sensational season with a 17-yard TD run.

Clifford also had two carries for 17 yards and Mainella four carries for 10 yards. Norton caught two passes for 38 yards, Russillo one for 10 and Hayden Davis one for eight.

To prove once again he could do it all, Norton had three kickoff returns for 86 yards. Clifford also had one return for 59 yards and Joshua Harrington and Russillo also returned kicks.