High School soccer always hits tournament time when the air is frosty in Northern Maine and the fans fill the bleachers huddled in blankets.

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The Eastern Maine Quarterfinals kick off Tuesday, October 29th for girls’ teams and Wednesday, October 30th for boys’ teams. In the meantime, several schools are battling it out for a spot in the Quarterfinals.

Here’s how Aroostook County teams are faring in the preliminary round:

Friday, October 25th Scores:

Class B Girls Prelims

  •   #5 Caribou beat #12 Presque Isle 1-0

Class D Girls Prelims

  • #11 Easton upset #6 Shead 6-0
  • #8 Schenck defeated #9 Limestone/MSSM 4-2
  •  #4 Penobscot Valley blanked #13 Wisdom 1-0

Class D Boys Prelims

  • #9 Washburn beat #8 Penobscot Valley 1-0
  • #12 Fort Fairfield toppled #5 Southern Aroostook 2-1
  • #2 Bangor Christian shut out #15 Van Buren 5-0
  •  #7 Wisdom defeated #10 Central Aroostook 2-1
  •  #3 Ashland beat #14 Woodland 5-0

Saturday, October 26th Schedule:

Class B Boys Prelims

  •  #4 Presque Isle  defeated #13 Gardiner 3-0
  •  #8 Waterville downed #9 Caribou 3-2

Class C Boys Prelims

  •  #8 Houlton shut out #9 Penquis 1-0

Class D Girls Prelims

  • #5 Van Buren put away #12 Bangor Christian 4-2

Teams that received a bye in the preliminary round include Washburn, Fort Fairfield, Ashland, Houlton and Madawaska girls and Easton, Fort Kent and Madawaska boys.