MARS HILL, Me. (WAGM) - The Central Aroostook Panthers overcame a three to one deficit in the second half to defeat the Ashland Hornets in the Class D North Regional Championship. Matt St. Jean caught up with head coach Joe Levesque as the Panthers try to make school history.
"They looked me right in the eye and said we're a second half team coach and they got up and we went back to work," head coach Joe Levesque said. "As a coach, it's a little unsettling but at the end of the day they control their destiny."
The state championship is almost uncharted territory. The Central Aroostook girls program has only been there twice.
"This is kind of a feeling that we're not used to, and I told the kids today, enjoy it, but we gotta turn the page today because we've got another big one Saturday." Levesque said.
The page turns to North Yarmouth Academy the two seed in Class D South.
"They all seem to be on even keel, so those are the dangerous teams," Levesque said. "Usually you can plan for one or two kids to deal with but the ones where they're all equal all the same it's very difficult to defend."
And so are the Panthers, they haven't lost a game all season and if they take down North Yarmouth tomorrow, they will become the first girls team in school history to win a state title.
"It's something you dream about as a kid and when you get here and you see what they do and what they put together I think it would be pretty cool to be etched in the history books," Levesque said.
The Panthers chase their destiny tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 on