Stearns Football Two Wins Away From State Title 

It’s Eastern Maine championship weekend in high school football. Tomorrow’s Class C final between top seed Stearns and two seed John Bapst could be the game of the weekend. It’s been a long road back to the top for Stearns and as Prescott Rossi tells us, the Minutemen are enjoying the moment but keeping their focus on Tomorrow’s game.”Good week of practice.”Billy Eurich – Stearns Senior”I’m not used to having all this media coming to me, but yeah, everyne’s pumped. It’s back to how it used to be. It’s a football town.”This football town is two wins away from their first state title since 1998. Recent years have seen Stearns down on their luck but 2010 could be a return to glory.Jared McGreevy – Stearns Senior”There’s a lot of outside stuff that’s been going around the town. A lot of hype. We brought the town back.”Saturday’s Eastern Maine Final with John Bapst is a rematch of the final week of the regular season, a game Stearns won 21-7. With a trip to the state final on the line, the Munitemen aren’t taking the Crusaders lightly.Chris Preble – Stearns Head Coach”We need to match their size with out speed and whoeever controls the tempo of the game with their style of play is going to be better off in the end.”These kids are treading in unknown territory. Stearns hasn’t been in an Eastern Maine Final since 2003 and they’re patiently waiting for tomorrow’s kickoff.”I’ve never experienced anything like this and none of these other kids have so I’m sure everyone’s pumped up. We just don’t want to think about it right now.”Coach Preble knows that their success only comes from being focused.”No matter how many people show up, you still gotta play the football game the way that we’ve played all year. We can’t play any differently. We just gotta play our brand of football.”In Millinocket, I’m Prescott Rossi. WABI TV 5 Sports.”Click-click, BOOM.”