Bucksport’s Carter Tolmasoff (left) and David Gross pose for a photo with their awards at the Little Ten Conference banquet Dec. 2 at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. Tolmasoff won Player of the Year, and Gross was named Offensive Lineman of the Year. DAVID GROSS PHOTO

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 touchdowns for Bucksport, which went 8-2 on the year and finished conference runner-up to Foxcroft.

Tolmasoff’s win marked the second straight year the award has gone to a Bucksport player. Former quarterback Chase Carmichael was a co-recipient of the 2017 award along with Foxcroft’s Nick Clawson.

Gross missed the first few games of the season as he took time to recover from an injury, but the junior was dominant on Bucksport’s offensive and defensive lines upon his return. His play on the offensive side of the ball fortified a line that was already one of the league’s best and played a big role in pacing the Golden Bucks to an average of 48 points per game.

Elsewhere, Ellsworth/Sumner senior Javon Williams received the David Silvernail Award, a $2,000 scholarship that goes to an athlete who maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrates strong leadership qualities and community involvement. Williams had 12 rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown this year.