MOUNT DESERT ISLAND – It has been 354 days since Mount Desert Island football was crushed by Wells 44-0 in the Class C state title game.
“It’s definitely a big goal of mine to get back because last year we did get embarrassed in the state game so it would be a nice chance to redeem ourselves,” MDI quarterback Andrew Phelps said.
But before MDI can have that chance at redemption it first has a date with Maine Central Institute in the Class C North title game.
The Huskies are a team with an abundance of weapons, especially in the backfield.
“Wishbone backfield which you know they got four guys back there you got to worry about. The quarterback, fullback and the two halfbacks. Coach Bertrand has done a great job to change up his personnel and those guys are playing with a ton of confidence,” head coach Mark Shields said.
While MCI will feature Adam Bertrand and Pedro Matos in the backfield, MDI will counter with its own one-two punch.
Colby Lee and Croix Albee have dominated Class C North this year, but the powerful combo only came to fruition late in the season.
“I really wanted to go play but I knew I just needed to let my body heal and now I’m back just like everyone said I would be,” Albee said.
After sitting out half the season due to injury Albee has joined Lee to form one of the best and scariest backfields across the state.
“With me a lot of people when they get the ball they try to run around people try to get yards for me personally when I get the ball to punish the people that try to tackle me and if they try to tackle me they’re going to regret it so I just lower my head and hit them,” Albee said.
The Trojans are just one game away from a return to the state title game.
For the fifteen seniors, it could be the last time they suit up in green.
“I mean football, it’s improved me as a person I think I’ve learned so many lessons from it. I don’t want to say goodbye,” Albee said.