The eight-man football regular season has drawn to a close, as 25 teams prepare to compete for two coveted state championships.

And, among area squads, Camden Hills of Rockport and Mount View of Thorndike hope to make a statement — and deep runs — in their divisions.

In the eight-man division, all teams qualify for the postseason in 2021. There are 11 teams (5 North, 6 South) in the large school category and 14 teams (6 North, 8 South) in the small school division.

In large school North, Camden Hills (114.0350 Crabtree Points) finished third and Waterville (5-1, 140.4761 points) first in the five-team region.

Waterville, the top seed, No. 2 Morse of Bath (5-2, 118.9285 points) and No. 3 Camden Hills receive first-round byes.

In the semifinals, the No. 3 Windjammers play at the No. 2 Shipbuilders, likely on Friday, Oct. 29, though that date has not been determined.

The evenly-matched foes split two regular-season games, as Morse won 44-30 in Rockport and Camden Hills 60-42 in Bath as the squads combined for about 2,000 yards.

Top-ranked Waterville will face the winner of the quarterfinal playoff game between No. 4 Mount Desert Island (2-4, 76.1904 points) and No. 5 Ellsworth/Sumner of Sullivan (0-4, 59.0909 points) at a later date.

Mount View’s Wyatt Evensen. Photo by Ken Waltz

In small school North, Mount View (1-4, 79.3750 points) finished fifth, while Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln/Penobscot Valley of Howland/Lee Academy (5-1, 143.9393 points) — a cooperative team which fields players from those schools — finished first in the six-team region.

Mattanawcook/Penobscot Valley/Lee, as the top seed, and No. 2 Houlton/Hodgdon/Southern Aroostook of Dyer Brook/Greater Houlton Christian, receive a first-round bye.

In the quarterfinals, No. 5 Mount View plays at No. 4 Stearns of Millinocket/Schenck of East Millinocket (3-3, 94.1176 points) on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. The foes did not face one another during the regular season.

Eight-man football became a Maine Principals’ Association-sponsored sport in 2019 to help programs struggling with enrollment numbers and schools rebuilding programs.