Ellsworth/Sumner’s Javon Williams runs with the ball during a high school football game against Bucksport on Oct. 19 at Bucksport High School. Williams was one of five Hancock County players selected March 27 to play in the 30th Shrine Lobster Bowl. FILE PHOTO

Five from Hancock County to play in Shrine Lobster Bowl



ELLSWORTH — Five Hancock County high school football players have been chosen to play in the Shrine Lobster Bowl this summer.

Ellsworth’s Javon Williams, Bucksport’s Tyson Gray and Carter Tolmasoff and Mount Desert Island’s Gilbert Isaacs and Elijah Joyce were among the 90 players selected Wednesday to participate in this year’s game. The seniors will represent the East in the 30th Lobster Bowl game.

Williams had 12 rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown at the skill positions in 2018. He also spent time at quarterback throughout his four years at the high school level.

Tolmasoff was Little Ten Conference Player of the Year with 1,661 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns for Bucksport. Gray was an All-LTC first-teamer for the Golden Bucks on offense and a second-teamer on defense.

For MDI, Joyce ran for a Big 11 Conference-best 1,560 yards and 19 touchdowns this year. Isaacs was named Big 11 Lineman of the Year and was also nominated for the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive Lineman Award.

This year’s Shrine Lobster Bowl is scheduled to be played July 20 at Thornton Academy in Saco.

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