Football

  • 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

  • Joyce, Isaacs headed to Lobster Bowl

    Joyce, Isaacs headed to Lobster Bowl

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School senior football players Gilbert Isaacs and Elijah Joyce were recently selected to play in the 30th annual Shrine Lobster Bowl, set for July 20 at Thornton Academy in Saco. Last year, MDI sent Croix Albee, Micah Hallett and Colby Lee to the game. Trojan football also had

  • 8-man football coming to Maine, but MDI backs out

    8-man football coming to Maine, but MDI backs out

    By Travis Lazarczyk, Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel AUGUSTA — After months of discussion and debate, eight-man football in Maine is at the goal line. The Maine Principals’ Association Football Committee on Thursday voted unanimously to recommend an eight-man football class composed of 10 teams for the 2019 season. Mount Desert Island High School, which was listed

  • MDI football set to move to 8-man format, questions remain

    MDI football set to move to 8-man format, questions remain

    BAR HARBOR — With eight-man football likely coming to Maine in some way, shape or form, the field at Mount Desert Island High School is on the verge of looking a lot different under the Friday night lights. MDI held a meeting with coaches, school administrators, parents and youth sports leaders Tuesday to discuss its

  • MDI may play 8-man football in 2019

    MDI may play 8-man football in 2019

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School is likely to switch to eight-man varsity football in 2019 after the Maine Principals’ Association Football Committee advanced a proposal to bring the adaptation of the sport Tuesday. Athletic Director Bunky Dow updated the high school board on the proposed change Monday evening. He will hold a

  • Gilbert Isaacs named Lineman of the Year

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School senior football player Gilbert Isaacs was named the Big 11 Conference’s Lineman of the Year at the conference’s awards banquet Saturday. Isaacs was a co-recipient of the award along with Maine Central Institute’s Seth Bussell. He was previously named a first-team All-Big 11 selection on both offense