Football

  • Games vs. Jaguars, Steelers highlight 2018 Patriots schedule

    ELLSWORTH — The NFL released its 2018 schedule Thursday, and the New England Patriots will open the season at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 when they host the Houston Texans on CBS. Notable games include an AFC championship game rematch on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 16, home games against the NFC North’s

  • Four from Hancock County selected to Shrine Lobster Bowl

    Four from Hancock County selected to Shrine Lobster Bowl

    ELLSWORTH — Four Hancock County high school football players have been selected to play in the 2018 Shrine Lobster Bowl. Ellsworth/Sumner’s Ethan Kane, Bucksport’s Chase Carmichael and Mount Desert Island’s Colby Lee and Croix Albee were named to the roster Friday. They will represent the East team in this year’s game. Kane was injured for

  • Patriots fall to Eagles 41-33 in Super Bowl LII

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots were denied a sixth NFL championship last Sunday with a 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Philadelphia took a 3-0 on a field goal on the opening drive and opened up a 15-3 lead early in the second quarter.

  • Patriots to face Eagles in Super Bowl LII

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots will attempt to win their third NFL championship in four seasons and sixth overall when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4. New England (15-3) clinched a berth in the game in Sunday’s AFC championship game when it came back from a 10-point

  • Patriots to face Titans in playoffs Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots will host the Tennessee Titans in the AFC divisional round at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. The game, which will be televised on NBC, will be the first between the two teams since New England beat Tennessee 33-16 on Dec. 20, 2015. The fifth-seeded Titans (10-7) upset the Kansas

  • Patriots clinch top seed in AFC

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots (13-3) clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC for the third time in four seasons Sunday when they defeated the New York Jets (5-11) 26-6 at Gillette Stadium. Although Tom Brady passed for just 190 yards for New England, the team outgained the Jets 147-40 on the ground

  • Local football players earn All-Conference honors

    ELLSWORTH — The Little Ten announced its All-Conference football selections over the weekend, and players from Ellsworth/Sumner and Bucksport received a number of the honors. For Ellsworth/Sumner, Connor Crawford made the first-team offense as a running back. Javon Williams was the first-team punter and received a second-team selection at wide receiver. Williams made yet another

  • MDI football team stunned in regional title game

    MDI football team stunned in regional title game

    BAR HARBOR — Playing on its home field for the final time this season, the Mount Desert Island football team’s outstanding 2017 season came to an end in the bitter New England cold. As players and coaches took the field for MDI’s Class C North title game showdown with Maine Central Institute, fans of both