BAR HARBOR — The Camden Hills football team trekked Downeast for a high school road game with Mount Desert Island of Bar Harbor on Friday, Oct. 7 in a showdown between two of the five teams in the Maine Principals’ Association’s eight-man North Large School Division.

The Windjammers (1-4) cut their 16-point halftime deficit in half twice in the second half, but the Trojans (3-2) controlled the clock, defended their home field and emerged with a 30-22 win over the visitors.

MDI led 6-0, 22-6 and 22-14 at the quarter breaks.

Spencer Laurendeau was 4-of-6 under center for 109 yards and one touchdown for MDI, while William Haslam tossed for 203 yards and three touchdowns for Camden Hills.

The Windjammer offense was led by Owen Reynolds (9 rushes for 38 yards, 2-point conversion), Vincent Mainella (rush for 10 yards), Cameron Lawrence (rush for 9 yards), J.T. Johndro (2 rushes for 8 yards) on the ground, with receptions by Lawrence (8 catches for 127 yards, 2 TDs), Dylan Lowe (2 catches for 30 yards, 2-point conversion), Reynolds (3 catches for 22 yards), Johndro (2 catches for 15 yards) and Franklin Coffey (catch for 9 yards).

The Trojan offense was keyed on the ground by Alex Gray (18 carries for 156 yards), Aiden Grant (12 carries for 124 yards) and Laurendeau (7 carries for 51 yards), while Grant (3 catches for 79 yards) and Alex Gray (catch for 30 yards) chipped in through the air.

Camden Hills was led on the defensive side of the ball by Hollis Schwalm (5 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles), Johndro (4 solos, 4 assists), Isaac Dutille (4 solos, 3 assists), Reynolds (2 solos), Vincent Mainella (2 solos, 6 assists), Lowe (2 solos, assist), Saxton Smith (2 solos, 5 assists), Mason Thomas (2 solos, 3 assists, fumble recovery), Justin Batty (2 solos, assist), Hunter Beveridge (solo), Coffey (assist), Aaron Heald (2 assists) and Jacob Harrington (assist).

MDI took a 6-0 lead early in the first quarter when Laurendeau found Grant on a 19-yard touchdown pass and increased that lead to 14-0 after the Trojans forced a Windjammer interception and turned that into a two-yard touchdown run by Gray (and ensuing two-point conversion).

Camden Hills went on a long second quarter drive that culminated in a touchdown pass from Haslam to Coffey as the visitors found themselves down 14-6 before a late MDI touchdown and two-point conversion gave the hosts a 22-6 halftime edge.

The Windjammers drew within eight points at 22-14 after Haslam connected with Lawrence on an eight-yard touchdown pass (and Haslam’s two-point conversion rush) late in the third, but the Trojans worked the clock and got a five-yard touchdown run from Gray (and two-point conversion) to put the hosts up 30-14.

The visitors made it interesting in the game’s waning minutes as Haslam and Lawrence connected for a score for the second time in the game, but the ensuing Camden Hills onside kick attempt was gobbled up by MDI as the hosts wound down the clock.

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