Football

  • Team Gray wins modified 7-on-7 Lobster Bowl competition

    Team Gray wins modified 7-on-7 Lobster Bowl competition

    LEWISTON — It was far from the typical Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic, but a modified version of the event this year ended in victory for one local high school football player. Team Gray claimed the title Saturday in a modified seven-on-seven Lobster Bowl event at Lewiston High School. The Gray squad, which included Ellsworth/Sumner’s

  • Schedules unveiled for 2021 high school football season

    Schedules unveiled for 2021 high school football season

    ELLSWORTH — After a lost 2020 season, local high school football teams now have schedules in place again as the sport gets set for a return this fall. Hancock County’s three teams learned their 2021 schedules Thursday after the state’s conferences unveiled matchups for the coming season. Ellsworth/Sumner and Mount Desert Island will play seven-games

  • Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl canceled for 2nd straight year

    Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl canceled for 2nd straight year

    SACO — For the second year in a row, there will be no Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic football game. Once again, the Maine high school football senior all-star game has been canceled as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Prior to Monday, the game, which is traditionally every summer at Thornton Academy in

  • Y takes over Ellsworth Football League operations

    Y takes over Ellsworth Football League operations

    ELLSWORTH — The future of America’s game in Ellsworth is now in the hands of the city’s largest sports organization. As of last week, Ellsworth Football League operations have been absorbed by the Down East Family YMCA. The move marks a new era for both the EFL and the Y as both look to keep

  • MPA rules out plans for spring/summer football season

    MPA rules out plans for spring/summer football season

    AUGUSTA — Whatever flicker of hope remained for Maine high school football to be played during the current academic year has been extinguished. The Maine Principals’ Association announced Friday the cancellation of plans for a football season in the late spring or early summer. The decision followed an MPA Football Committee meeting Thursday in which

  • Mid-2021 emerges as last hope for high school football

    Mid-2021 emerges as last hope for high school football

    ELLSWORTH — The window is getting tight, but there’s hope yet for high school football to be played in Maine this sports season. Following the Maine Principals’ Association’s latest Interscholastic Management Committee meeting Nov. 19, a mid-2021 campaign has emerged as the governing body’s tentative plan to offer the sport during the current academic year.

  • MPA makes recommendations for winter sports season

    MPA makes recommendations for winter sports season

    AUGUSTA — A potential winter sports season took further shape this week as the Maine Principals’ Association unveiled its winter sports safety guidelines. The new guidelines followed the MPA Interscholastic Management Committee’s latest meeting Thursday. The governing body’s update provided further guidance on competition dates as well as information on football, volleyball and wrestling. Major

  • Sports off in 2 additional counties after “yellow” designations

    Sports off in 2 additional counties after “yellow” designations

    MACHIAS — High school sports are on hold in two additional Maine counties following the latest update to the Maine Department of Education’s color-code guidelines. Washington County and Somerset County were added Friday to the list of counties under the DOE’s “yellow” designation. They join Waldo County, which was the lone county listed as yellow

  • Eagles, Trojans clash in tweaked 6-on-6 football games

    Eagles, Trojans clash in tweaked 6-on-6 football games

    BAR HARBOR — All across America, high school football in 2020 has been in a constant state of flux. Few programs anywhere know that better than Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island. Even before the world as we know it changed, the current year was set to be a new experience for both Ellsworth and MDI.

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