Billy Kerley of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity football team powers ahead during a pre-season game against Ellsworth. The MDI Trojans won the match 44-12. PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY GUTRADT

MDI overruns Ellsworth 44-12

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School football team beat Ellsworth by a convincing score of 44-12 in their second exhibition game of the preseason on Friday, Aug. 28.

The Trojans’ Croix Albee scored four touchdowns for MDI on their first four possessions. With a little over two minutes left to the end of the first quarter, Albee went in from the 1-yard line and made a 75-yard drive, putting MDI ahead 14-0.

In the second half of the scrimmage game at Ellsworth High School, both teams put in their second- and third-team starters.

In the final minutes of the match, Ellsworth’s Javon Williams stripped the ball from MDI and ran it back 35-yards for a defensive touchdown for their team, ending the game 44-12.

“The performance of the team has been good for our two preseason games,” said Coach Mark Shields. MDI takes on Foxcroft Academy away on Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.

“Our focus now is on skill development, conditioning and playing together as a team,” added Shields. “Our outlook is one opponent at a time.”

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar is a sports reporter for the Mount Desert Islander. She comes from New Delhi, the capital city of India and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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