Fifth Quarter Week 3 Play of the Week nominees

(NEWS CENTER) - Week 3 of the high school football season in the book and a doozy it was. Battles of the unbeatens and upsets galore.

All the Fifth Quarter tape has been looked at, studied and the NEWS CENTER staff has come up with what we think is the 5 best plays we saw over the weekend. Here is the list of nominees;

1 - So Po's Joey DiBiase breaks tackles and stiff-arms for 40yrd TD

2 - Thornton's C.J. Michaud splits the coverage for 85yrd TD return

3 - Cony's Ben Lucas to Jonathan Saban for 41yrd TD

4 - Messalonskee's Jake Dexter to Devin Warren for 33yrd TD

5 - Sanford's Chase Smith-Roberts hammer strip and fumble recovery

Maine HS football play in USATHSS POTW finalists again

(NEWS CENTER) - Last week Traip's Nate Henderson took 3rd place in the USA TODAY High School Sports national Top 5 Poll. Maine has another candidate this week!

South Portland's Joey DiBiase has some national recognition for his rumbling 40 yard TD run through many Massabesic would be tackers. Please follow this LINK over to our USA TODAY High School Sports website and vote. Make sure to vote on the local Play of the Week as well.

Let's see if we can get Dibiase to #1 this week across the country!

Fifth Quarter Friday Schedules, Scores, Highlights and More

(NEWS CENTER) - Loads of action on the football fields on Friday and NEWS CENTER has you covered.


Fifth Quarter Football Top 10 and Play of the Week winner

(NEWS CENTER) - Week 2 of the high school football season is officially put to bed today at NEWS CENTER. Here is this week's Top 10 Poll and the winner of the Maine Play of the Week poll.

A reminder, our Top 10 poll is the only poll in the state that includes coaches from each division, both east and west, and 2 media members.

Fifth Quarter Forecaster Top 5 XCountry & Field Hockey poll

(NEWS CENTER) - This week's Fifth Quarter/Forecaster Cross Country and Field Hockey Top 5 polls.

NEWS CENTER Sports to LIVE VIDEO stream high school football

(NEWS CENTER) - We are pleased to announce NEWS CENTER Fifth Quarter will once again LIVE VIDEO stream high school football starting this Friday night at 7P. After a couple of years off, we are back and better than ever with full 720p HD video streaming.

We have worked hard as a staff to ensure we can deliver the fans of high school football in Maine a high quality experience from start to finish.

The broadcasting crew will consist of Jeff Mannix and Jeff Schools to start, with some suprises mixed in along the way. On the play by play we will have Portland Pirates voice and son of NEWS CENTER's own Kevin Mannix, Jeff Mannix. Jeff brings his years of experience calling sports in Maine from the Black Bears to the Lewiston MAINEiacs to most recently the Portland Pirates. Jeff has had the opportunity to call high school football in the time he spent in Washington State.

Traip's Nate Henderson candidate for USATHSS National Play of the Week

(NEWS CENTER) - Each week the NEWS CENTER staff submits 5 of the best plays of the week we see to to you to see which play YOU think is the best of the week. We also submit those plays to our national USA TODAY High School Sports desk.

This week, USATHSS staff chose Traip Academy's Nate Henderson's rumbling 53 yard TD run as one of the Top 5 finalists nationally.

Make sure you follow this LINK over to our USA TODAY High School Sports site to vote one of Maine's own as best play in America this week! Spread the word and let's make the numbers soar!