Football

  • Connor Crawford named Fitzpatrick Trophy semifinalist

    Connor Crawford named Fitzpatrick Trophy semifinalist

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth/Sumner’s Connor Crawford was announced Monday as one of 12 semifinalists for the Fitzpatrick Trophy, awarded annually to the top senior player in Maine high school football. Leading the way for Ellsworth/Sumner in its first season of eight-man football this year, Crawford rushed for 1,632 yards and 22 touchdowns and passed for 218

  • Local football players, assistant coach earn postseason awards

    Local football players, assistant coach earn postseason awards

    PORTLAND — Ellsworth/Sumner and Mount Desert Island football players — and one notable coach — received all-conference honors in their respective leagues. In the Campbell Conference, Ellsworth/Sumner’s Jeremy Card, Connor Crawford and Noah Hughes received all-conference nominations last Wednesday following the Eagles’ first season of eight-man play. The trio received their awards Sunday at the

  • Football: Eagles fall to Maranacook; Bucksport to face Foxcroft

    Football: Eagles fall to Maranacook; Bucksport to face Foxcroft

    READFIELD — The Ellsworth/Sumner football team’s inaugural season of eight-man play came to an end Friday night with a 44-12 loss to Maranacook in the large-school semifinals. After top-ranked Maranacook (9-0) took a 22-0 lead in the firstquarter, Ellsworth/Sumner fought back with two Connor Crawford touchdown runs to cut the deficit to 22-12 going into

  • Football: Eagles, Trojans fall to Week 7 defeats

    Football: Eagles, Trojans fall to Week 7 defeats

    BAR HARBOR — The Ellsworth/Sumner and Mount Desert Island football teams fell to Week 7 defeats Friday night in their penultimate regular season contests. In Cumberland County, Ellsworth/Sumner waged a competitive battle with Yarmouth but lost 30-20 in a pivotal eight-man clash. The defeat sent the Eagles to 2-5 on the season. Ellsworth/Sumner racked up

  • Ellsworth/Sumner stymies Traip passing game to earn Homecoming win

    Ellsworth/Sumner stymies Traip passing game to earn Homecoming win

    ELLSWORTH — Fresh off two encouraging performances, the Ellsworth/Sumner football team entered Homecoming week with a new challenge on its hands. After earning its first win of the season with a shutout of Sacopee Valley and holding its own against Maranacook, eight-man football’s only unbeaten team, Ellsworth/Sumner had plenty of confidence ahead of Friday night’s

  • Bucksport football team beats Hermon to pass biggest test yet

    Bucksport football team beats Hermon to pass biggest test yet

    HERMON — All season long, the Bucksport football team has heard the chatter. The Golden Bucks have been called overrated; they’ve been told they’ve preyed on a week schedule; they’ve even been told they’d be exposed against a strong opponent. During practices and games, Bucksport players have even repeated these adages to themselves as a