Summer is quickly passing by, there are just 20 days as of today, July 23rd, before the first practices of the Fall High School Athletic Season begins on Monday, August 13th.

The MDI Football Team will have a new look this year. There will be a new Head Football Coach - Mark Arnold, taking over from Mark Shields. There will be a new quarterback, and for the 1st time in over 6 years the starting quarterback's last name won't be Phelps. Plus the Trojans will have a new look to their helmets!

I love the fact that the numbers are going to be on the helmets!

Football equipment will be passed out on Wednesday, August 1st from 3:30-5:30 PM. That night there's the AFL Skills Jamboree from 5:30-7:30 PM

On Wednesday August 8th, there is a meeting for Parents and all new students who will be participating in the following fall activities: Soccer, football, cross country, fall cheering, golf, volleyball and the fall musical. Students in the fall musical will not need the impact testing. The meeting takes place at 6PM.

No student may participate in preseason practices which begin on Monday, August 13th until ALL of the following forms are completed and turned in

  • Sports Permission Form
  • Insurance Information - A copy of the private health insurance ID card and Group Number. School Insurance information may be found HERE
  • Physical Examination Report

All 9th graders , All 11th graders and ALL transfer students participating in a fall sport must have a physical exam. Incoming 9th graders and transfer students may receive a free physical on August 9th, 10th or 13th by calling the school at 288-5011 extension 3300 or 3352 between 9AM-3PM and scheduling an appointment.

ImPACT testing is mandatory for all freshmen and junior athletes as well as any new students and seniors who have not had testing in the last 2 years. Teams will be assigned a test time at their 1st practice.

Two a Days for Football on Monday, August 13th with practices on Monday August 13th, Tuesday, August 14th, Wednesday August 15th and Thursday August 16th at 6AM-7:30 and then practices in the afternoon from 4:30-6:45 PM on August 13th and 14th and 4:30-7PM on Wednesday the 15th and Thursday the 16th.

The Team will go to Schoodic for camp on Friday August 17th with the bus leaving at 12 Noon on Friday the 17th and returning to the school on Saturday the 18th at 12 Noon.

On Monday the 20th the MDI Football team will scrimmage at Waterville at 10AM.

On Tuesday the 21st there will be practice from 6-7:30AM then a combined practice with Ellsworth at Ellsworth from 3:30-5:45 PM followed by dinner from 6-7PM.

On Wednesday the 22nd there is practice form 6-7:30 AM then a combined practice with Ellsworth at MDI from 3:30-5:45 PM followed by dinner from 6-7PM.

On Thursday August 23rd there is practice from 3:30-5:30 PM then dinner with the Acadian Football League from 5:30-6:30 followed by a pregame meeting from 6:30-7:30PM

On Friday August 24th the MDI Football Team will host Ellsworth in an exhibition game at 7PM. That game will be broadcast on WDEA Internet Radio, on the WDEA Free App and on any Alexa enabled device.

August 27-30 practices will be held from 3-5:30 PM.

The regular season opens up on Friday August 31st with a home game against the Oceanside Mariners, with a kickoff at 7PM. That game will be broadcast on WDEA Internet Radio, on the WDEA Free App and on any Alexa enabled device.