Maine Class B Boys Poll
In Class B we have two undefeated teams in Eastern Class B.
Messalonskee is showing why they are arguably the best team in the state regardless of class with their 5-0-0 start. Two of their wins are against Class A powers in Bangor and Falmouth. They opened the season with a 3-2 victory over the Rams of Bangor. While their 7-2 victory over the defending Class A State Champions Falmouth sent shock waves across the state.
They picked up victories over John Bapst and Lawrence/Skowhegan, both were 8-2 victories while beating Presque Isle 5-2.
Waterville has made the transition to Class B very smoothly as they are 3-0-1 on the young season. They picked up 2-0 victories over Old Town/Orono and Winslow. They also defeated Westbrook and scored a touchdown against Camden Hills in a 6-6 tie.
Waterville meets Messalonskee in Waterville on the second day of the new year.
In Western B, Camden Hills is also undefeated with a 3-0-1 start. They swept Leavitt with 12-1 and 10-0 victories while earning a 8-0 shutout against Gardiner.
Gorham has adjusted to Class B very nicely as they are off to a 4-1-0 start. They defeated former Class A foes Portland/Deering and Biddeford. They also defeated Yarmouth 5-3 and Maranacook/Winthrop 2-1.
The lone loss was to the Scarborough Red Storm of Class A.
Kennebunk another team that moved to Class B is off to a good start. Its victories were against Bonny Eagle, Greely and Leavitt. They earned a 1-1 tie with Yarmouth. They were also going to complete season series with Greely but Mother Nature had other plans.
Yarmouth‘s big win so far has been over Class A opponent Brunswick which was a 5-4 victory in overtime.
In Eastern A, Brewer has victories over Hampden and Old Town/Orono while dropping a game to Bangor.
Hampden has defeated John Bapst and Houlton while earning a 3-3 tie against Presque Isle.
The Wildcats of Presque Isle two wins so far have been to Lawrence/Skowhegan and rival Houlton/Hodgdon.
Defending Class B champion Greely is off to a slow start. They don’t have the firepower like last season, but they should find their stride in the second half of the season. The lone victory has been over Maranacook/Winthrop which was a 4-2 final. They dropped a 5-1 loss to Kennebunk while earning a 4-4 tie with Cape Elizabeth.
One honorable mention, despite Cape Elizabeth not having any victories so far in this young season, they have been in every game except for a 10-2 loss to Falmouth. They suffered 3-2 losses to Brunswick and Cheverus both Class A opponents, and perennial Western Class B power York. They are playing a competitive schedule which should help them when playoffs come around.