Football

  • Bucksport football team to move to 8-man ranks in 2022

    Bucksport football team to move to 8-man ranks in 2022

    BUCKSPORT — It’s the time of year when the Maine high school football landscape always seems to change — and this year, those changes will once again affect a Hancock County team in a major way. Bucksport will move to eight-man football for the 2022 season following a vote at the most recent Regional School

  • Bucksport’s Hallett, Miller, MDI’s Lozano chosen to Lobster Bowl

    Bucksport’s Hallett, Miller, MDI’s Lozano chosen to Lobster Bowl

    BUCKSPORT — Three Hancock County football players have been chosen to play in this summer’s edition of the Shrine Lobster Bowl. Bucksport’s Tyler Hallett and Josh Miller and Mount Desert Island’s A.J. Lozano were announced Friday as selections to this year’s Lobster Bowl game. The three will represent the East team in the competition, which

  • Football: Eagles win sportsmanship banner; state champs crowned

    Football: Eagles win sportsmanship banner; state champs crowned

    BANGOR — The Ellsworth/Sumner football team was rewarded this weekend for its upstanding conduct throughout the 2021 season. Ellsworth/Sumner was presented Friday with eight-man football’s Large-School North Good Sportsmanship Award. The team was presented with the banner at halftime of the Class D championship game between Foxcroft and Winthrop/Monmouth at Cameron Stadium in Bangor. Sportsmanship

  • Hancock County football season ends as Bucks suffer playoff loss

    Hancock County football season ends as Bucks suffer playoff loss

    WINTHROP — The 2021 Hancock County football season has come to an end in the exact place it started. Bucksport fell to a 46-27 road defeat in Saturday’s Class D quarterfinal game against Winthrop/Monmouth. The result eliminated Hancock County’s lone remaining football team from postseason contention. Seventh-ranked Bucksport (2-6) fell behind 20-0 early as Winthrop/Monmouth

  • MDI football breezes past Ellsworth/Sumner in playoff battle

    MDI football breezes past Ellsworth/Sumner in playoff battle

    BAR HARBOR — The second gridiron matchup in as many weeks between two Hancock County rivals didn’t go much differently than last Friday’s historic clash.  Mount Desert Island reached eight-man football’s Large-School North semifinals with a 56-0 win over Ellsworth/Sumner in Friday’s play-in game in Bar Harbor. The Trojans ruled on both sides of the

  • Eagles, Trojans gearing up for historic football showdown

    Eagles, Trojans gearing up for historic football showdown

    BAR HARBOR — The games happen every year — but never before like this. In Hancock County, Ellsworth vs. Mount Desert Island needs no explanation. Whether in soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, swimming or any other head-to-head sport, competitions between the Eagles and Trojans are circled on the calendar by athletes at both schools. Yet in

  • Freeport pulls away from Bucksport football team in 2nd half

    Freeport pulls away from Bucksport football team in 2nd half

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport football team has found life in the overhauled Class D to be anything but easy. After years in the Little Ten Conference, Bucksport, a longtime football power, is in a much different environment in 2021. With the new nine-team class consisting primarily of high-caliber southern Maine opponents, the Golden Bucks are

  • Football: Bucks, Eagles, Trojans drop Week 5 contests

    Football: Bucks, Eagles, Trojans drop Week 5 contests

    WALES — Week 5 of the high school football season was a rough one for Hancock County as all three local teams suffered defeats. Bucksport fell to a 25-20 loss to Oak Hill in a tight Saturday afternoon battle in Wales. Elsewhere Saturday, Ellsworth/Sumner and Mount Desert Island were held to one score apiece in