The following is a synopsis of the 2011 Camden Hills Regional High School football squad:

Team: Camden Hills football.

Coach/years coached current team: Linwood Downs, sixth year.

Last year’s record/playoff information: 4-4, No. 4 in Eastern Class B. Lost to No. 5 Belfast 50-0 in the quarterfinals.

Roster: Seniors Rhett Chase (end, defensive line), Travis Milner (offensive line, linebacker), Ryan Graffam (offensive line, linebacker), James Gushee (offensive line, linebacker), Brandon Graffam (offensive line, defensive line), Robbie Marshall (offensive line, defensive line), Jake Gilman (offensive line, defensive line) and Caleb Pease (end, linebacker); juniors Alex Crans (quarterback, defensive back), Caleb McFarland (running back, linebacker), Ian Nason (running back, linebacker), Coleman Powers (quarterback, defensive back), Mike Haskell (running back, defensive line), Jacob Moulton (offensive line, defensive line), Alex Bryant (offensive line, defensive line) and John White (offensive line, defensive line); sophomores Marty Farrell (end, defensive back), Corey Morris (end, defensive back), Chandler Crans (running back, linebacker), Isaac Young (running back, defensive back), Alex Sweitzer (offensive line, defensive line) and Brian James (end, defensive back); and freshmen Chris Weiss (running back, linebacker), Kalo Littlejohn (end, defensive line), Wyatt Summers (end, defensive back), Colt Muir (running back, linebacker), Chase Winn (offensive line, linebacker), Connor Grindle (offensive line, linebacker), Bryan Clement (offensive line, defensive line), Nathan Soule (offensive line, defensive line) and Nate Pascal (end, defensive back).

Graduation losses: Chris Bryant, Collin Downs, Jacob Halberg, Taylor Harrison, Adam Landwehr, Owen Mahan and Jacob Powers.

Significant impact players: Alex Crans, Milner, Gushee, Brandon Graffam, Ryan Graffam and Chase.

Team strengths: Experienced line, quarterback and athletic backfield.

Team goals: Improve on last year’s record, qualify and compete in the playoffs.

Top league opponents: Hampden Academy, Mount Blue of Farmington and Leavitt of Turner.

Outlook: “On offense, our success will be determined by how quickly we can mesh together our senior line with our young, but talented backs,” said coach Downs. “We have a lot of new players on defense and their development and performance will dictate how well we do on that side of the ball. Our expectation is to improve on last year’s season.”

Schedule:

9/3/11 – Bath 14, Camden Hills 8.

9/9/11 – Camden Hills at Mount Desert Island – 7 p.m.

9/17/11 – Brewer at Camden Hills – 1:30 p.m.

9/23/11 – Camden Hills at Oceanside – 7 p.m.

10/1/11 – Old Town at Camden Hills – 1:30 p.m.

10/8/11 – Hampden Academy at Camden Hills – 2 p.m.

10/15/11 – Camden Hills at Nokomis – 1:30 p.m.

10/21/11 – Camden Hills at Belfast – 7 p.m.

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