Football

  • 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

  • Football falls to Old Town

    Football falls to Old Town

    OLD TOWN — The Mount Desert Island High School football team’s latest showdown saw the Trojans start strong early but come up short late. MDI fell to a 26-14 loss to Old Town in Friday night’s Week 3 showdown at Old Town High School. The loss sent the Trojans to 1-2 on the season with

  • Football falls to Huskies

    Football falls to Huskies

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School football team fell to its first defeat of the 2019 season Friday night with a 47-8 home loss to Maine Central Institute. MDI had a promising first few plays of the game, getting the ball in MCI territory and driving to the edge of the red