Portland Sport Dome
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|11/25||Sabers vs. Raging Bulls
|*Home games are in Bold
**Home games played at
Fitzpatrick Stadium - Portland, ME
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Maine Sabers vs. Southern Maine Raging Bulls!
Sunday November, 25th at Fitzpatrick Stadium at 2pm
For the second year in a row, the Maine Sabers football club of the Eastern Football League (EFL) will play the Southern Maine Raging Bulls of the New England Football League (NEFL) in an exhibition game. The game is set for 2PM Sunday, November 25 at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland, Maine.
In their second year, the Maine Sabers (3-7) struggled after losing many close games and not qualifying for the playoffs. This followed a first year record of 11-2 and a spot in the EFL semi-finals.
In contrast, the Southern Maine Raging Bulls are in their 15th year and had their best season ever posting a 10-3 mark, including an appearance in the NEFL semi-finals.
Team records, and the season's success (or lack thereof) will matter little when the two teams meet November 25th in what is developing into a lively semi-pro rivalry.
Coach Ron Bates heads up the Raging Bulls squad and coach Jason McLeod returns to lead the Sabers.
More info on the Southern Maine Raging Bulls team is available at: www.ragingbullsfootball.com
Cobras outlast Maine in the rain, 13-7
By GREG DUDEK
MIDDLEBORO — Saturday Night was another sloppy night for the Middleboro Cobras, as they faced off against the Maine Sabers in a game played in driving rain from start to finish.
Despite the nasty playing conditions and an early touchdown strike by the Sabers, the Cobras battled back to win another close one, 13-7, to improve their record to 4-0.
"We started off with the blown coverage and that put us in a whole right away," said Cobras' head coach Dave Goldman. "Then the weather came in, and it was just a horrible situation that we put ourselves in, but we just gritted it out. We keep gritting wins out. It's hard to be mad when you grit them out, but we do.
Eastern Football League final; Maine Sabers 33,
Granite State Knights 0.
Steve Barker of Maine ran the opening kickoff to the Granite State 40 yard line on the opening play and Maine never looked back. 6 plays later quarterback Chris Kates scored on a 12 yard keeper, and David Goodrich made the first of four extra points. On the following drive Barker scored on a reverse and in the second quarter Kates connected twice for TDs to WR/LB Anthony Hicks. Hicks also had a sack and an interception on defense, and Chris Tracy recorded a safety after a Sabers punt pinned Granite State at their 7. David Goodrich added a 33 yard FG in the fourth quarter. Granite State falls to 2-1 and the Sabers improve to 1-2. Maine is at Middleborough MA next Saturday to face the 3-0 Cobras.
2012 JOURNEY BEGINS FOR SABERS 4/18
First Team Meeting at Portland Public Market Wednesday Evening
The Maine Sabers will quickly forget about 2011 and what most saw as a very successful first year (11-2) to focus on the upcoming EFL season. About 40 returning players and 20 new recruits will meet as a unit for the first time, this coming Wednesday April 18th at the Portland Public Market at 6:30pm. New Head Coach Chris Kempton and Offensive Coordinator Skip Capone (both of Bates College) have been planning and will begin the coaching process at the meeting, including introduction of a new offense. Parking will be provided for coaches and players whom should arrive no later than 6:15pm.
First Team Meeting Details
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Place: PowerPay/Portland Public Market - 320 Cumberland Ave, Portland, Maine
(Public Market Parking Garage)
New Player Combine - Tuesday, March 6th
New Player Combine
Date: Tuesday, March 6th
Time: 6:00pm (Registration starts at 5:30pm)
Place: Portland Sports Complex
All participants should wear cleats or turf shoes and athletic attire (no gear necessary).
For more information email email@example.com
Maine Sabers - 2012 Kick-Off Event
This Wednesday at 6:30pm the Maine Sabers will be having its Kick-off Event at the Portland Sports Complex. The Sports Complex will again be the Sabers exclusive practice facility for the upcoming year.
We will also use the time to reflect briefly on last year including acknowledging players, staff and volunteers, all of whom helped make the organization exceptional.
November 12, 2011 - Sabers vs. Bulls
Maine Sabers vs. Southern Maine Raging Bulls!
Join the Maine Sabers on November, 12th at Fitzpatrick Stadium at 7pm as we play the Southern Maine Raging Bulls from the New England Football League
Although admission is free to all Maine Sabers home games, the team selects a worthy cause or organization to support at each game. This week we'll be supporting Preble Street. To find out more about Preble Street and how you can help, visit www.preblestreet.org
Maine Sabers Highlight Film
Maine Sabers Lose In Semifinals
Join us Saturday October 8th at Fitzpatrick Stadium
Maine Sabers face off against the Middleboro Cobras for the 2nd Round EFL playoffs
The Maine Sabers will be honoring members of their original (1990s) teams, as well as original members of the Portland Sea Hawks, at the Eastern Football League semifinal game at Fitzpatrick Stadium 7 p.m. Saturday. If you are a Maine Saber from the 1990s, contact Steve Goodrich at 207-450-2420. If you are a Portland Sea Hawk, please contact Joey Pompeo at 207-632-5622, or simply attend this weekend's game.
Maine Sabers Football
Maine Sabers Win Playoff Game
The Sabers defense came up huge in the 8-0 win.
Maine Sabers to support Falmouth Football Program
This Saturday, October 1st @ 6pm, the Maine Sabers Football Club will
be have their first play-off game on the turf field at Falmouth High School.
The Sabers have generously donated all gate proceeds to the Falmouth
Maine Sabers running back Shane Beal on YouTube
Steve Solloway: Rekindling that love of a sport
The Maine Sabers were winners in their return to the Eastern Football League for the 2011 season.
He didn't remember the patches of black and blue that marked body parts that pads didn't cover. No memory of aching or cramping muscles. No flashbacks to the fatigue that swept into his mind when the last second ticked off the scoreboard clock.
After four years away, Matt Benson missed the feel of a football between his hands, and looking to his left and to his right and seeing men who had become his brothers. Those were reasons enough to raise his hand when Steve Goodrich and friends decided to reform the Maine Sabers and went looking for players.
"At first I kept saying I'm not sure," said Benson. " Then it was, let's give it one more shot."
September 18 - Maine Sabers End Regular Season With Shutout Win
The Sabers enter the playoffs with a 58-0 win.