The MDI Trojans proved to be too powerful for the Ellsworth Eagles, defeating them 44-12 at Ellsworth High School on Friday, August 28th.

MDI-Ellsworth Captains Meet for the Coin Toss Photo Chris Popper Townsquare Media

MDI scored on their first four possessions, with Croix Albee scoring all four touchdowns for MDI.

Colby Lee Carries the Ball for MDI vs Ellsworth 8/28/15 Photo Courtesy Walter Churchill

With 6:35 remaining in the 1st Quarter, the Trojans scored, going from their own 30 yard line, in a 15 play drive. Albee powered in from the 6 yard line. The 2 point conversion was no good, and MDI led 6-0.

With 2:14 left in the 1st Quarter, Albee went in from the 1 yard line, a 75 yard drive. Colby Lee rushed in for the 2 point conversion and it was 14-0 MDI.

Taner Bickford Carries the Ball 8/28/15 Photo Courtesy Walter Churchill

On the 3rd possession, Taner Bickford ran for 68 yards on his first carry of the game, and then Albee plowed in from the 1 yard. The 2 point conversion was good as Andrew Phelps connected with Colby Lee on a pass, and with 10:49 remaining in the half, MDI led 22-0.

Ellsworth #3 Devin Wright is Chased By MDI's #78 Michah Hallett Photo Courtesy Walter Churchill

It was 28-0 approximately 2 minutes later, as Bickford on his second carry of the night scampered 50 yards. Albee then went in from the 15 yard line. The 2 point conversion was no good.

In the 2nd half, both teams put in their second and third team starters. Billy Kerley who was in as running back took a hand off from Abrahm Malloy and ran it in from 30 yards out. Nick Soper ran in for the 2 point conversion, and with 4:53 left in the 3rd Quarter MDI was up 36-0.

Abrahm Malloy who was now the quarterback for MDI ran 24 yards in after looking like he was going to be tackled on the far sideline. He reversed direction and managed to score. The 2 point conversion was good as Jimmy Carroll ran it in, and with 42.7 seconds left in the 3rd Quarter, MDI was up 44-0.

Photo Courtesy Walter Churchill

Ellsworth scored with 2:37 left in the 4th quarter. Jacob Shorey ran in from 34 yards out. The 2 point conversion was no good, and the score was MDI 44 Ellsworth 6.

Then with 1:53 left in the game, MDI had the ball and ran with it, but Javon Williams stripped the MDI ball carrier of the ball, and with the ball not touching the ground, ran it back 35 yards for a defensive touchdown for the Ellsworth Eagles. The 2 point conversion was no good, and that's how the game ended, with the final score MDI 44 - Ellsworth 12.

Unofficial Rushing Stats
Taner Bickford 4 carries 122 yards
Croix Albee 11 carries 68 yards 4 Touchdowns
Billey Kerley 3 carries 61 yards 1 Touchdown
Colby Lee 7 carries 58 yards
Abrahm Malloy 3 carries 19 yards 1 Touchdown
Nick Soper 4 carries 10 yards
Chris Farnsworth 2 carries 9 yards
Jimmy Carroll 2 carries 6 yards
Jakob Gregory 2 carries 2 yards
Elijah Joyce 1 carry 2 yards


Devin Wright 11 carries 79 yards
Jacob Shorey 10 carries 63 yards
Declan White 2 carries 10 yards
Connor Petros 7 carries 6 yards
Javon Williams 3 carries 4 yards


MDI opens up the season next Friday, September 4th at Foxcroft Academy against the Ponies in a game that will be heard on WDEA Internet Radio with the pregame beginning at 6:40 PM.

Ellsworth opens up the season next Friday, September 4th at home against Orono at 7 PM.