BUCKSPORT, Maine -- 09/15/2017 - Bucksport's Chase Carmicheal (right) fights for yardage against Mount Desert Island's Josiah Joy (center) and Elijah Joyce during their football game at Carmichael Field in Bucksports Friday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN Credit: Ashley L. Conti

Barry Terrill and his band of 23 Washington Academy Raiders find themselves in uncharted territory these days.

The Raiders have won four games, albeit one by forfeit over Kittery’s Traip Academy — one more than they have ever won in their seven-year existence.

But the 4-1 Raiders will receive a stern test from a 2-3 Bucksport team that is coming off an impressive 47-14 win over Dexter-Piscataquis and whose losses have come to teams with a combined 13-2 record.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday in Bucksport.

“We haven’t beaten a team of Bucksport’s caliber. It will be fun to play in a game like this and see what we can do. We have nothing to lose,” said Terrill, the coach since the program’s inception.

“We have to control the ball and keep their offense off the field. They are definitely a tough team to defend. They can do a little bit of everything, run and pass. They have a real good quarterback (Chase Carmichael) and a deep running back and receiving corps. They also have a big offensive line.”

The Golden Bucks are heavily favored thanks to their gruelling schedule but head coach Joel Sankey has warned his players about taking WA lightly.

“I’m sure (Washington Academy) will be motivated. This is the first time they’ve had a record like this so they’ll be excited and hungry,” said Sankey. “Their quarterback (Finn Furth) is quick and they have a quick running back (Jaden Talbot). They’re well-coached.”

Carmichael completed 17 of 24 passes for 350 yards and five touchdowns against Dexter-Piscataquis and has already thrown for over 1,000 yards. Carter Tolmasoff and Keigan Riccard are two of his favorite targets.

The defense has been led by Luke Wardwell and defensive tackle David Gross, a 300-pounder who also shines on the offensive line.

Talbot ran for almost 1,000 yards a year ago and is on that pace again this year, according to Terrill. Tyler Danahy can also rack up some yards while the defense features linebacker Alex Griffin and tackle Josiah Brown along with Marek Veal.

Brewer Witches (2-3) at Messalonskee Eagles (3-2), 7 p.m., Oakland: The Witches will try to bounce back from two tough setbacks. Cony of Augusta erased a 14-6 deficit by scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns in their 20-14 win last Friday night.

Messalonskee suffered a 42-14 setback to Falmouth last weekend that snapped a two-game winning streak.

“Messalonskee is a real good football team. They are a hard-nosed team that will run the ball all night. Defensively, they bring the house,” said Brewer coach Nick Arthers.

Brewer’s Bryant Kiley has rushed for nearly 600 yards and Bryce Largay has been an effective runner, also. Both have been bothered by nagging injuries but are healthier now. Linebackers Zach Steiger and Andrew Kiley and lineman Garrett Graham have been the defensive catalysts.

Arthers said his team has been plagued by missed tackles of late and must find a way to finish games.

Brewer will have its hands full with Messalonskee’s Austin Pelletier, who rushed for 341 yards and five touchdowns earlier this year in a win over Skowhegan.

Mount Desert Island Trojans (4-1) at Waterville Purple Panthers (2-3), 7 p.m.: The Trojans, led by standout running back Colby Lee, are gunning for their fifth straight win against a Waterville team that has lost three straight including a 29-28 decision at Lake Region of Naples last weekend. MDI has scored at least 35 points in each of its victories and is coming off a 35-24 win over Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.

John Bapst (2-3) at Oceanside (3-2), Rockland, 7 p.m.: Two of the Crusaders’ losses have been by five points or less, including last Friday’s 13-8 setback to Nokomis of Newport. Oceanside also lost to Nokomis, 15-14, earlier this season. Oceanside brings a two-game winning streak into the game, having beaten Medomak Valley of Waldoboro 35-7 after topping Oak Hill of Wales 28-10.

“It will be a good game,” said Oceanside coach Wes Drinkwater. “They have a very stingy defense.”

Oceanside’s Michael Norton Jr. has run for over 800 yards and Ben Ripley is close to 600. Running back-strong safety Zach Cody will get his first action of the season after recovering from a broken collarbone. Cody, Jack Freeman, Norton and Alex McLaughlin are among the Mariners’ top defenders.

Mattanawcook Academy Lynx (3-2) at Dexter-Piscataquis Tigers (3-2), Saturday, 1 p.m. Mattanawcook coach Patrick House expects a “hard-nosed game” between two rivals that are hungry to finish in the top two in Class D North and earn a first-round bye. MA quarterback Dominic Libbey can throw and run, tailback Matt Young is an outstanding runner and Cayden Spencer-Thompson is a top-notch receiver. Diondre Duffy is considered a tackling machine by House; Brayden Pepin is a relentless pass rusher and Libbey anchors the secondary. Dexter-Piscataquis running back-linebacker Tyler Beem is “dynamic offensively and defensively” according to House.