The Camden Hills football team looked to right its ship at Don Palmer Field on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 8, as the Windjammers welcomed Mount Desert Island of Bar Harbor to town for a Pine Tree Conference Class B gridiron showdown.

The Windjammers (0-2) showed grit and determination through the first half and held a brief lead after the first 24 minutes, but the visiting Trojans (1-1) rattled off 21 unanswered points en route to a 28-16 victory over the hosts.

MDI compiled 334 yards on the ground to 62 for Camden Hills, and distanced themselves from the hosts 400-233 in total yards and led 19-9 in first downs.

Trevor Alley shouldered the load for the Trojans with 160 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns, while Taner Bickford added 125 yards on 20 carries. Quarterback Jon Phelps also rushed four times for eight yards and a touchdown.

Isaac Young had a rushing touchdown for Camden Hills, while Coleman Powers added a receiving touchdown on a pass from Nike Rozsahegyi.

After a scoreless first quarter, MDI was the first on the board when Alley barreled through the Windjammer defensive line for a five-yard touchdown to put the visitors up 7-0 after the extra point by Alley.

The Windjammers were quick to respond, however, as Young broke a 32-yard run up the left sideline and cashed in on a TD just inside the pylon, to bring the host within 7-6 after the failed two-point conversion attempt.

The ‘Jammers grabbed a 9-7 halftime advantage after Ian Nason booted a 22-yard field goal.

The Trojans then scored 21 unanswered points on a nine-yard run by Phelps, a 14-yard touchdown pass from Phelps to Dakota Stewart and a 14-yard run by Alley, the latter of whom kicked all three extra points, to put the visitors in control.

Camden Hills added a touchdown late in the contest when Powers hauled in a 20-yard pass from Rozsahegyi, but the hosts could not complete the comeback.

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