Fifth Quarter Friday Schedules, Scores, Highlights and More

(NEWS CENTER) - Loads of action on the football fields on Friday and NEWS CENTER has you covered.


Maine DOT set to install centerline rumble strips for safety

BERWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In an effort to reduce the number of head-on crashes on some of Maine's most dangerous roads, the Department of Transportation will soon be installing centerline rumble strips.

While rumble strips have been a fixture on the state's interstate highways and turnpike, those run along side the lanes of travel and seek to alert motorists who may have fallen asleep behind the wheel, the new centerline rumble strips divide the lanes of travel and will alert drivers if they drift out of their lane.

"We have a safety problem," stated Duane Brunell, safety manager for the Maine DOT.  "Head-on crashes are the most devastating type of crashes out there."

Brunell says the state has experimented with centerline rumble strips in a few select locations - Route 4 in Turner and Route 1 in Woolwich -and says the results have been impressive.

Fifth Quarter Football Top 10 and Play of the Week winner

(NEWS CENTER) - Week 2 of the high school football season is officially put to bed today at NEWS CENTER. Here is this week's Top 10 Poll and the winner of the Maine Play of the Week poll.

A reminder, our Top 10 poll is the only poll in the state that includes coaches from each division, both east and west, and 2 media members.

Fifth Quarter Forecaster Top 5 XCountry & Field Hockey poll

(NEWS CENTER) - This week's Fifth Quarter/Forecaster Cross Country and Field Hockey Top 5 polls.

NEWS CENTER Sports to LIVE VIDEO stream high school football

(NEWS CENTER) - We are pleased to announce NEWS CENTER Fifth Quarter will once again LIVE VIDEO stream high school football starting this Friday night at 7P. After a couple of years off, we are back and better than ever with full 720p HD video streaming.

We have worked hard as a staff to ensure we can deliver the fans of high school football in Maine a high quality experience from start to finish.

The broadcasting crew will consist of Jeff Mannix and Jeff Schools to start, with some suprises mixed in along the way. On the play by play we will have Portland Pirates voice and son of NEWS CENTER's own Kevin Mannix, Jeff Mannix. Jeff brings his years of experience calling sports in Maine from the Black Bears to the Lewiston MAINEiacs to most recently the Portland Pirates. Jeff has had the opportunity to call high school football in the time he spent in Washington State.

Police looking for missing UNH student

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Police at the University of New Hampshire say they're looking for a missing 19-year-old student.

Police don't suspect foul play in the disappearance of Jonathan Zygmont of Windham. But they're concerned for his well-being because he was believed to be having relationship difficulties and was despondent.

Zygmont was last seen in Portsmouth near Prescott Park at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Zygmont is described as a white male, 5-feet-11 and 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing black shoes, khaki pants, and a brown sweatshirt with the word "Burton" on it in red lettering. He was carrying a black North Face backpack.

UNH officials are working cooperatively with law enforcement agencies in the Seacoast area, including police in Portsmouth, Kittery, Maine, the New Hampshire Marine Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Traip's Nate Henderson candidate for USATHSS National Play of the Week

(NEWS CENTER) - Each week the NEWS CENTER staff submits 5 of the best plays of the week we see to to you to see which play YOU think is the best of the week. We also submit those plays to our national USA TODAY High School Sports desk.

This week, USATHSS staff chose Traip Academy's Nate Henderson's rumbling 53 yard TD run as one of the Top 5 finalists nationally.

Make sure you follow this LINK over to our USA TODAY High School Sports site to vote one of Maine's own as best play in America this week! Spread the word and let's make the numbers soar!