Bucksport’s Chase Carmichael passes during the Class D North championship game against Foxcroft on Nov. 10 in Dover-Foxcroft. Carmichael was one of four local players recently selected to this year’s Shrine Lobster Bowl. FILE PHOTO

Four from Hancock County selected to Shrine Lobster Bowl



ELLSWORTH — Four Hancock County high school football players have been selected to play in the 2018 Shrine Lobster Bowl.

Ellsworth/Sumner’s Ethan Kane, Bucksport’s Chase Carmichael and Mount Desert Island’s Colby Lee and Croix Albee were named to the roster Friday. They will represent the East team in this year’s game.

Kane was injured for most of his senior season but was a vital player for Ellsworth/Sumner on the offensive and defensive lines for the Eagles over his four years in high school. He received honorable mention to the All-Little Ten Conference team following the 2016 season.

Carmichael broke the LTC’s single-season passing yardage record in 2017 by throwing for more than 1,700 yards. He led the Golden Bucks to a runner-up finish in Class D North.

In Class C North, Lee and Albee led a dominant ground attack for a strong MDI team. The Trojans played in the Northern Maine championship game for the second year in a row and finished the season with a 9-2 record.

Each player in the game is required to raise a minimum of $500, which will be distributed to 22 hospitals throughout North America. The game will be played July 21 at Thornton Academy in Saco.