Football

  • Five from Hancock County to play in Shrine Lobster Bowl

    Five from Hancock County to play in Shrine Lobster Bowl

    ELLSWORTH — Five Hancock County high school football players have been chosen to play in the Shrine Lobster Bowl this summer. Ellsworth’s Javon Williams, Bucksport’s Tyson Gray and Carter Tolmasoff and Mount Desert Island’s Gilbert Isaacs and Elijah Joyce were among the 90 players selected Wednesday to participate in this year’s game. The seniors will

  • EHS to play 8-man football in 2019; MDI backs out after MPA alters previous proposal

    EHS to play 8-man football in 2019; MDI backs out after MPA alters previous proposal

    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 voted unanimously last Thursday to recommend an eight-man football class for the 2019 season. The debut of eight-man football would place programs in two divisions based

  • Eagles, Trojans likely to play 8-man football in 2019

    Eagles, Trojans likely to play 8-man football in 2019

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island football teams are likely to play the eight-man version of the sport in 2019 after the Maine Principals’ Association Football Committee laid out a proposal Tuesday for the possible format. The teams are two of 20 high school football programs in Maine set to adopt the new

  • THE YEAR IN PICTURES: MDI, Ellsworth enter 50th year of rivalry

    THE YEAR IN PICTURES: MDI, Ellsworth enter 50th year of rivalry

    ELLSWORTH — Island vs. mainland; family vs. family; green vs. maroon; bragging rights on the line. Any way you slice it, there’s something exceptional about Mount Desert Island vs. Ellsworth. Showdowns between MDI, Hancock County’s largest high school, and Ellsworth, its second-largest, have been taking place across sports of all kinds since the former was

  • Maine football team beats Weber State to reach FCS semifinals

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine football team will play in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals after defeating Weber State 23-18 in Friday’s quarterfinal showdown in Ogden, Utah. After going most of the first half without scoring a touchdown, Maine took a 7-3 lead over No. 2 Weber State (10-3) with 2 minutes, 5 seconds

  • Bucksport football players take home major honors at LTC banquet

    Bucksport football players take home major honors at LTC banquet

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport football won big at the Little Ten Conference awards ceremony Sunday night with two players receiving major honors following the team’s impressive 2018 season. Senior Carter Tolmasoff was named Player of the Year in the conference following his prolific season on the ground. Tolmasoff finished with 1,661 rushing yards and 25 rushing

  • MPA close to implementing 8-man football for 2019 season

    MPA close to implementing 8-man football for 2019 season

    By Travis Lazarczyk Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel AUGUSTA — It’s first down and goal to go for proponents of eight-man football in Maine. The Maine Principals’ Association football committee voted Thursday to replace the Class E developmental league with an eight-man division next year. Classes A, B, C and D would continue to play the traditional

  • Ellsworth/Sumner, Bucksport players receive All-Little Ten Conference honors

    Ellsworth/Sumner, Bucksport players receive All-Little Ten Conference honors

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth/Sumner and Bucksport football players were among those named All-Little Ten Conference selections Tuesday. For Ellsworth/Sumner, senior Javon Williams was named a second-team selection on both offense and defense. Malcolm Svec was named to the second-team offense, and junior Connor Crawford was selected to the second-team defense. David Gross, Cameron Soper, Carter Tolmasoff

  • Maine football beats Elon to earn outright CAA title, playoff bye

    Maine football beats Elon to earn outright CAA title, playoff bye

    By Mike Lowe Portland Press Herald ORONO — Belief. That’s what Joe Harasymiak has been preaching to the University of Maine football team for a year. Belief in the team. Belief in what can be accomplished. And Saturday afternoon, the Black Bears accomplished something no one foresaw four months ago. Picked to finish eighth in