Football

  • Trojans down Stearns/Schenck Minutemen

    Trojans down Stearns/Schenck Minutemen

    by Mike Mandell and Liz Graves news@mdislander.com BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity football team defeated the visiting Stearns/Schenck team Friday at home. The final score was 51-28. At first, it didn’t look like the game was going to go that way. Stearns won the coin toss and returned the opening

  • Team looks to build on strong end to 2018 season

    Team looks to build on strong end to 2018 season

    BAR HARBOR — Last fall, one year removed from their second consecutive No. 1 playoff seed and Northern Maine title game, the Mount Desert Island High School football team had their hands full entering 2018 as they had to replace one of their largest and most accomplished senior classes along with a legendary head coach.

  • West tops East at Lobster Bowl

    West tops East at Lobster Bowl

    BAR HARBOR — Saturday was a record-breaking day at the Shrine Lobster Bowl as the West set the all-time mark for points scored in a game with a 60-14 win over the East at Thornton Academy in Saco. Gilbert Isaacs and Elijah Joyce represented Mount Desert Island High School for the East squad, which scored

  • Football fundamentals

    Football fundamentals

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School football program has scheduled a youth football fundamentals event Aug. 2 at MDI High School. All area elementary students interested in playing football this year are welcome to attend the event, which is free of charge. Players will learn non-contact skills and participate in fun activities

  • Isaacs, Joyce to play in Lobster Bowl

    Isaacs, Joyce to play in Lobster Bowl

    SACO — Recent Mount Desert Island High School graduates Gilbert Isaacs and Elijah Joyce will get to wear their Trojan helmets one last time Saturday when they compete in this year’s Shrine Lobster Bowl at Thornton Academy. The duo will compete as part of the Eastern Maine team in the event, which features the top

  • Former Trojans Isaacs, Joyce at Lobster Bowl

    BAR HARBOR — Former Mount Desert Island football players Gilbert Isaacs and Elijah Joyce are set to play in next week’s Shrine Lobster Bowl in Saco. The game divides players into Eastern Maine and Western Maine teams with each high school football team in the state selecting at least one player to participate. Last year,

  • Origins of the NFL discussed

    Origins of the NFL discussed

    BAR HARBOR — Author and Baltimore Ravens columnist John Eisenberg will talk about his book “The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire” Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. “Fans who only know the league as it exists today will be shocked and fascinated by

  • Football skills combine planned

    Football skills combine planned

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School football program will be hosting a skills combine next Saturday June 15, at the high school. The event will offer skills test and competitions such as the 40-yard dash, standing long jump, an all-star obstacle course and punt, pass and kick competitions. It is open to

  • Football opponents

    Football opponents

    BAR HARBOR — Official times and dates have yet to be set, but the Mount Desert Island High School football team has a rough idea of where and when it will be playing games when the 2019 season kicks off. MDI will play a preseason game against Hampden Academy on either Aug. 30 or Aug.

  • MDI football among 11 in Class C North field

    MDI football among 11 in Class C North field

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School will be competing against the same teams in the Class C North football standings in the coming years after the Maine Principals’ Association kept the same 11 teams in the classification. Under the old agreement, MDI would have been the largest school in Class C North, which