The MDI Trojans kicked off the 2015 Football season with a resounding 29-6 victory over the Foxcroft Academy Ponies at Oakes Field on Friday, September 4th.

Foxcroft Academy won the coin toss and deferred, so MDI took possession on their own 26 yard line with 11:55 left in the 1st Quarter. Using a 10 play drive, mixing in 7 rushing plays and 3 passing plays, MDI went 74 yards in 3:50 to score. The touchdown came on a 12 yard pass from Andrew Phelps to Taner Bickford.  The 2 point conversion was good when Phelps connected to Graham Good. That made the score 8-0.

Colby Lee #22 Runs for MDI (9/4/15 Photo Walter Churchill)

MDI kicked off, and on the return, Foxcroft Academy fumbled the ball, and it was recovered by Max Dekoning at the Foxcroft Academy 25 yard line with 7:58 left in the 1st Quarter. 5 plays later Croix Albee scored from the 1 yard line. The point after attempt by Drew Rich sailed wide, and with 6:45 left in the 1st Quarter, the Trojans led 14-0.

MDI took over the ball on the Foxcroft 20 yard line with 8:11 remaining in the 1st half after another Pony fumble, this time recovered by Dylan Collin. It took 1 play, and MDI was in the end zone again, as Phelps connected with Croix Albee for the touchdown. The 2 point conversion was good, a Phelps to Graham Good reception, and MDI was up 22-0.

MDI's Taner Bickford With the Carry (9/4/15 Photo Walter Churchill)

It would stay that way until 10:32 left in the game. Graham Good intercepted a Nick Dyer pass and ran it back all the way to the Foxcroft Academy 14 yard line. Four plays later, Taner Bickford ran into the end zone untouched. Drew Rich converted the extra point, and it was 29-0 MDI.

Foxcroft Academy scored with 20.8 seconds left in the game when Billy Brock ran in from 1 yard out. Nate Church's point after attempt was no good, and that made the final score 29-6 MDI.

MDI's Graham Good With One of His 3 Receptions on the Night (9/4/15 Photo Walter Churchill)


Andrew Phelps of the MDI Trojans was 11-17 passing for 230 yards with 2 Touchdowns and 2 Interceptions

MDI Rushing
Total 38 Attempts for 142 yards
Croix Albee 15-60
Colby Lee 7-49
Taner Bickford 10-24
Nick Soper 1-4
James Carroll 1-3
Billy Kerley 1-2
Chris Farnsworth 2-0
Andrew Phelps 1-0

MDI Receiving
Team 11-230 yards
Graham Good 3-89
Croix Albee 2-42
Taner Bickford 3-31
Colby Lee 2-38
Drew Rich 1-20

Nick Dyer, filling in for Hunter Smith who is out for the season, was 6-12 passing for Foxcroft Academy for 17 yards

Foxcroft Academy Rushing
Team 35-126 Yards
Nick Dyer 16-79
Brandon Brock 7-27
Zach Caron 2-21
Nick Clauson 2-6
David Salley 1-Minus 2
Cameron Marsh 1-Minus 2
Evan Chadbourne 1-Minus 3

Foxcroft Academy Receiving
Cameron Marsh 1-9
Brandon Brock 1-6
Jeremy Richard 3-1
Hyatt Smith 1-1

MDI now 1-0 on the season plays host to Belfast 0-1 on Friday, September 11th in Bar Harbor at 7 PM in a game that will be broadcast on WDEA Internet Radio. Foxcroft Academy 0-1 is at Madison 1-0.

In other games Friday night in the Big 10
Winslow 43 Belfast 0
John Bapst 36 Hermon 28
Madison 35 Oceanside 18
Old Town 45 Waterville 13

Next Week's games
Friday September 11th
Belfast at MDI
Foxcroft Academy at Madison
Oceanside at Old Town
Saturday September 12th
Hermon at Waterville
John Bapst at Winslow


Special thanks to Foxcroft Academy's statistician Daniel Decker for compiling the stats during the game!