Football

  • 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

  • Big 11 football All-Conference

    Big 11 football All-Conference

    BAR HARBOR — Players from the Mount Desert Island High School football team were among those selected to this year’s Big 11 All-Conference teams last Thursday. MDI received three selections to the first-team offense with Elijah Joyce at running back, Gilbert Isaacs at tackle and Adam Burdzel at guard. Joyce and Isaacs were also named

  • Joyce finishes as Big 11’s top rusher

    Joyce finishes as Big 11’s top rusher

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island senior Elijah Joyce finished by a massive margin as the No. 1 rusher in the Big 11 Conference, according to results released Friday. Joyce finished the season with an adjusted total of 1,560 rushing yards, more than twice the amount of second-place finisher Ben Dorval of Winslow, who finished

  • Heaters donated

    Heaters donated

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School football team will be plenty warm when it takes the field next season thanks to a donation it received last week. Last Wednesday, the Trojans received two kerosene heaters courtesy of the Dead River Company. The team was able to get the heaters via the efforts

  • Joyce named Class C Football Athlete of the Week

    Joyce named Class C Football Athlete of the Week

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island senior Elijah Joyce has been named Class C Athlete of the Week by Maine High School Football for his performance in the Trojans’ road victory against Belfast on Friday. Playing in his final game for MDI, Joyce ran for 204 yards on 25 carries. He accounted for seven of

  • Football blasts Belfast

    Football blasts Belfast

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island football team’s season didn’t end with the playoff berth the team wanted. It did end with one of the team’s best performances to date. MDI won 56-14 on the road against Belfast on Friday in what turned out to be the team’s season finale. The win marked an

  • Football trounces Bapst for homecoming, Senior Night win

    Football trounces Bapst for homecoming, Senior Night win

    BAR HARBOR — One of Mount Desert Island High School’s biggest nights of the year provided the perfect backdrop for the school’s football team to claim an emotional victory. After students decorated the stadium bleachers with banners and streamers and parents and family members of athletes gathered on the football field Friday, all eyes turned