Football

  • 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

  • MDI football rolls past Orono at UMaine for 1st 8-man win

    MDI football rolls past Orono at UMaine for 1st 8-man win

    ORONO — Brendan Graves couldn’t believe it when he first learned he would be playing at Alfond Stadium. No stage in the Pine Tree State is bigger for football players than the University of Maine’s home stadium, the state’s largest at a capacity of 10,000. So when the Mount Desert Island junior learned that his

  • COVID-19 wipes out Week 2 Hancock County football slate

    COVID-19 wipes out Week 2 Hancock County football slate

    ELLSWORTH — COVID-19 troubles late this week have wiped out Hancock County’s entire Week 2 high school football schedule. Ellsworth/Sumner’s home game against Camden Hills, Bucksport’s home matchup against Poland and Mount Desert Island’s home battle with Morse are all off for this week. The games, all three of which were originally set to kick

  • Bucks, Trojans, Eagles fall as regular season football returns

    Bucks, Trojans, Eagles fall as regular season football returns

    WINTHROP — After 650 days, regular season high school football games have been played in the state of Maine once again. The Bucksport, Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth/Sumner football teams opened their seasons with defeats in this weekend’s contests. The Golden Bucks fell on the road Friday night against Winthrop, and the Trojans and Eagles