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MDI Trojans Defeat Madison 20-14

The MDI Trojans started the 2013 Football Season on the right foot, defeating the Madison Bulldogs by the score of 20-14 in a hard fought, penalty filled game in Bar Harbor.

Madison scored first, with 8:52 gone in the 1st Quarter, when Jordan Curtis rushed for a 1 yard score. Chris Beamon kicked the extra point and it was 7-0 Bulldogs.

Teagan Candage scored on a 14 yard run with 6:29 gone in the 2nd Quarter on a 14 yard run. MDI went into their muddle huddle and Madison was caught unaware, as Jon Phelps threw a easy pass to Isaiah Keene for the two point conversion, and MDI led 8-7.

In the 3rd Quarter, with 7:11 gone, Jon Phelps scored on a 6  yard touchdown run and MDI was up 14-7. MDI went for the two point conversion, and it was no good, keeping the score at 14-7 Trojans.

With 10:53 left in the 3rd Quarter, Madison’s Jordan Curtis scampered for a 20 yard touch down run, and when Beamon’s extra point kick was good, the game was knotted at 14-14.

In the 4th Quarter, MDI’s starting quarterback Jon Phelps was knocked out of the game with an injury, and Colby Candage came in as quarterback. Madison was intercepted  by Jesse Alley with 4:56 gone in the 4th quarter. MDI scored after the Alley interception, when Teagan Candage scored on a 58 yard touchdown run with 5:16 left in the game. Billy Laverdiere’s, replacing Jon Phelps as the extra point kicker, extra point kick attempt was blocked and MDI had a 20-14 lead.

Madison had a chance to win the game, but they were intercepted by Isaiah Keene with 2:24 left in the game, and the Trojans were able to run out the clock.

MDI was whistled for 10 penalties, including 8 illegal procedures/offsides, a holding penalty and unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Madison was flagged 11 times, 7 illegal procedures/offsides, 1 facemask, 1 holding, 1 delay of game and 1 unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The holding penalty on Madison negated a 78 yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Madison’s Derek Leblanc.

Teagan Candage finished with 292 rushing yards, carrying the ball 21 times. MDI ran for a total of 387 yards on the ground. Madison’s Jordan Curtis carried the ball 17 times for 151 yards. Madison ended up with 385 total yards, 286 rushing and 99 passing.

MDI’s next game is Friday, September 13th when they play host to 0-1 Hermon. Madison will play at Belfast (0-0, playing at Winslow 9/7) Friday September 13th.

Check back on WDEA’s website Monday midday for the MDI Coach’s report with MDI Head Coach Mark Shields and WDEA’s Chris Popper to hear Coach Shields’ take on the MDI victory, an update on Phelps’ injury, and a look ahead at the week ahead. MDI’s game against Hermon will be aired on WDEA Internet Radio on Friday the 13th.

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