Football

  • Lobster Bowl canceled

    Lobster Bowl canceled

    SACO — There will be no Shrine Lobster Bowl this year after officials announced late Tuesday night that they would be canceling this summer’s game.  The Lobster Bowl, which features the top senior football players from across the state, pits East against West in an all-star game of sorts played at Thornton Academy’s Hill Stadium. This

  • Making do with no new games to watch: Re-broadcast games, movies and more

    Making do with no new games to watch: Re-broadcast games, movies and more

    MOUNT DESERT — Tim Garrity has found two ways to enjoy watching sports this spring, when professional, college and school leagues are all mostly on hiatus.  The first is re-watching memorable contests of the past with a new generation who hasn’t seen them yet. The second is to start watching a whole new sport, so the games are new to you.  For Garrity, one big game

  • MPA Football Committee approves classification changes for 2020

    MPA Football Committee approves classification changes for 2020

    BAR HARBOR — Changes are coming to the Hancock County high school football scene in 2020 after Maine Principals’ Association Football Committee approved new classification changes Monday.  The new season will see 16 additional teams make the move from 11-man football to eight-man football. Ellsworth/Sumner was part of the new format last season, and the

  • MDI set to play eight-man in large-school class

    MDI set to play eight-man in large-school class

    By Steve Craig Portland Press Herald AUGUSTA — The Mount Desert Island football team appears set to have plenty of competition when it makes the switch to the eight-man code for the 2020 season. The number of Maine high schools playing eight-man football is likely to more than double this fall, continuing the transition from

  • MDI to switch to 8-man football

    MDI to switch to 8-man football

    BAR HARBOR — Eight-man football is coming to Mount Desert Island High School next fall because of a shortage of players for the traditional 11-man squad. MDI will join the 10 high schools in Maine that switched to the eight-man format this year. Athletic Director Bunky Dow told the high school board Monday night that

  • Football team falls to Belfast

    Football team falls to Belfast

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island football team’s 2019 season came to an end Friday night with a 28-18 loss to Belfast. Belfast (5-3) took a 6-0 lead over the Trojans midway through the first quarter on an 85-yard touchdown. Yet MDI fought back and kept the deficit to one score going into halftime

  • Trojans fall to Oceanside

    Trojans fall to Oceanside

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School football team fell to 1-6 on the season Friday after suffering a lopsided defeat against Oceanside. The 38-6 loss on Homecoming night marked six straight defeats for MDI after the team beat Stearns/Schenck in blowout fashion to start the season. The Trojans gave up five first-half

  • Trojans fall to Crusaders

    Trojans fall to Crusaders

    BANGOR — The Mount Desert Island High School football team fell to its fifth consecutive defeat Friday night with a 21-0 loss to John Bapst at Husson University. After both teams exchanged punts to start the game, John Bapst forced MDI (1-5) to a second consecutive three-and-out to get the ball at its own 24-yard

  • Trojans comes up just short

    Trojans comes up just short

    WATERVILLE — The Mount Desert Island High School football team fell to Waterville Friday night by the narrowest of margins, a 15-14 loss. The game got off to a positive start for MDI, which capped off an eight-play, 63-yard drive with an 8-yard touchdown run from Porter Isaacs with 8 minutes, 14 seconds left in

  • Trojans fall to Tigers

    Trojans fall to Tigers

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School football team fell to its third straight defeat Friday night with a 41-6 loss to Dexter at home. MDI went three and out to start the game but got the ball back inside the red zone as Dexter muffed a punt return to give the Trojans