Football

  • Bucksport football’s Gross named Gaziano finalist

    Bucksport football’s Gross named Gaziano finalist

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport’s David Gross was announced Thursday as one of three finalists for the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive Lineman Award. Gross was one of three finalists for the award along with Leavitt’s Riley Parmenter and Thornton Academy’s Jack Rogers. The three were chosen from a list of five semifinalists after seven offensive linemen

  • Number of 8-man football teams to increase significantly in 2020

    Number of 8-man football teams to increase significantly in 2020

    By Steve Craig Portland Press Herald AUGUSTA — The number of Maine high schools playing eight-man football is likely to more than double this fall, continuing the transition from the traditional 11-man game at many of the state’s smaller schools. Eight-man football, which debuted in Maine last fall with 10 teams, could expand to 21-

  • THE YEAR IN PICTURES: Eight-man football arrives in Ellsworth

    THE YEAR IN PICTURES: Eight-man football arrives in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — 2019 marked the inaugural season for the Maine Principals’ Association’s eight-man football class, and one local program was part of history as one of the new classification’s 10 founding members. Ellsworth/Sumner, which entered the season with a roster size of just 15 players, found itself at home in a new league that made

  • MDI football team set to join 8-man ranks in 2020

    MDI football team set to join 8-man ranks in 2020

    BAR HARBOR — Eight-man football is coming to Mount Desert Island High School next fall because of a shortage of players for the traditional 11-man squad. MDI will join the 10 high schools in Maine that switched to the eight-man format this year. Athletic Director Bunky Dow told the high school board Monday night that

  • Bucksport football’s David Gross claims awards at LTC banquet

    Bucksport football’s David Gross claims awards at LTC banquet

    BREWER — Bucksport senior David Gross took home an impressive haul of awards and honors Sunday evening at the Little Ten Conference football banquet at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. Gross became the rare lineman to take home the conference’s biggest individual honor as he was named Little Ten Conference Player of the Year. He was

  • 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