BUCKSPORT — Three Hancock County football players have been chosen to play in this summer’s edition of the Shrine Lobster Bowl.
Bucksport’s Tyler Hallett and Josh Miller and Mount Desert Island’s A.J. Lozano were announced Friday as selections to this year’s Lobster Bowl game. The three will represent the East team in the competition, which is scheduled for July 16 at Lewiston High School.
Hallett, Bucksport’s No. 1 wide receiver and one of its top defensive backs, was a first-team All-Campbell Conference selection this season. He had a number of multi-touchdown games for the Golden Bucks, including three touchdown catches in the team’s Sept. 3 season opener against Winthrop/Monmouth and four in Bucksport’s Nov. 6 playoff rematch with the Ramblers.
Miller, part of a Bucksport running back trio that also included Ty Giberson and Jaxon Gross, was named a second-team All-Campbell Conference pick at the position. He had 113 yards and two touchdown son the ground along with one receiving score for the Golden Bucks on Oct. 15 against Madison and a remarkable 304-yard rushing performance in Bucksport’s 2019 regional semifinal game against Foxcroft.
Lozano, like Hallett, was a top player for his team at wide receiver and defensive back. He had 129 receiving yards, two touchdown catches and an interception for MDI on Sept. 24 against Stearns/Schenck and four interceptions and a fumble recovery for the Trojans on Oct. 9 against Waterville.
The event marks the return of tackle football to the Lobster Bowl, which was canceled in 2020 and held in a modified seven-on-seven format last year. Proceeds from the game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.