Chris Farnsworth runs it in for a touchdown in a 2016 football game. Farnsworth, now a freshman at Maine Maritime Academy, plays rugby there and will compete in an all-star game in Malden, Mass. PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY GUTRADT

Farnsworth to play in rugby challenge



CASTINE — Chris Farnsworth, a 2017 Mount Desert Island High School graduate, has been selected to play in the Northeast All-Star Rugby Challenge in Malden, Mass.

Now a freshman at Maine Maritime Academy, Farnsworth had never played rugby prior to the Mariners’ 2017 club season. He joined Luke Davidson of Oxford and Ben Swan of Lafayette Hill, Pa., as one of three MMA selections to the team.

Farnsworth participated in football and outdoor track as a senior at MDI. He was the Trojans’ selection to the Shrine Lobster Bowl in July.

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