Football

  • Ellsworth/Sumner football falls to Dexter in 1st playoff game

    ELLSWORTH — Seventy miles from home, a historic season for the Ellsworth/Sumner football team ended where it began. Although Ellsworth/Sumner started the year Sept. 2 with a road loss against Dexter, the team’s performance the rest of the way was one of the best runs since the varsity football team was revived in 2012. The Eagles

  • Eagles, Bucks extend football winning streaks

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth/Sumner and Bucksport football teams extended winning streaks with victories over Class D North opponents over the weekend. Ellsworth/Sumner posted a 41-3 win over Orono on Friday to improve its record to 3-4 on the season. It was the Eagles’ first win over the Red Riots since the program was revived in

  • Bucksport football rolls past Dexter

    Bucksport football rolls past Dexter

    BUCKSPORT — In more ways than one, the Bucksport football team came out Friday with a different look. From their uniforms, which included white pants rather than the usual purple, to the team’s stout defense, which struggled in previous games, this showing was a stark contrast from some of the others Bucksport has had this season.

  • Ellsworth/Sumner football comes back to top Houlton

    Ellsworth/Sumner football comes back to top Houlton

    ELLSWORTH — Long after everyone else had left the stadium, the Ellsworth/Sumner Eagles weren’t about to stop savoring a special moment. Fans of the Ellsworth/Sumner football team and the visiting Houlton Shiretowners had flocked to the parking lot to begin their journeys home, but the Eagles’ players and coaches weren’t going anywhere. As the team gathered

  • Bucksport football comes up short against MDI

    Bucksport football comes up short against MDI

    BUCKSPORT — Three games into the 2017 football season, the Bucksport Golden Bucks are in a position they know all too well. At this time last year, Bucksport was coming off a loss to Dexter that saw the team fall to 1-2 once again. It wasn’t until the very end of the year that the

  • Bucksport, MDI football teams get 1st wins

    Bucksport, MDI football teams get 1st wins

    ELLSWORTH — Week 2 of the high school football season presented Hancock County’s three teams with some tough challenges, but all three were up to the task. Bucksport’s game against Mattanawcook Academy on Friday was the highlight of the weekend. Although the Golden Bucks turned the ball over six times, the team still defeated the Lynx