When the boys lacrosse program at Cape Elizabeth (Maine) High School was elevated from Class B, where it had been dominant, to Class A a few years ago, it wasn’t regarded as a huge jump.
Both divisions have been traditionally top-heavy. While Cape was making seven appearances in the Class B title game from 2008-17 -- winning four -- it was Scarborough winning Class A more often than not.
Because teams in Maine are not limited to play opponents in their classification, Cape saw Scarborough regularly in those years and -- from first-hand experience -- knew it could play with the best teams the state's largest division had to offer.
Now, the Capers are the best team in the largest division after capping an unbeaten season with a 19-6 win over Falmouth in the Class A title game at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on Friday.