ROCKPORT – For the first time in nearly two years, the football players at Camden Hills Regional High School were back on the pitch doing what they do best – playing an intoxicating kicking game. which they love against a seasonal and unschooled opponent who doesn’t have the Windjammers mascot.
On a foggy, overcast and humid Saturday morning and afternoon, August 21, the Windjammers hosted Yarmouth – the Clippers, admittedly a close cousin of a Windjammer – to Don Palmer Field for a pair of preseason scrums.
It was the first âofficialâ games of the season for the Camden Hills field teams since the girls won their fourth straight state title in 2019 with a 2-1 victory over Scarborough.
In 2020, the Windjammers were relegated to team training and scrums against, well, team members due to the pandemic. Camden Hills didn’t face any unschooled enemies last fall.
But, for now, that has changed, like on Saturday, with scrimmages against talented South Maine foe Yarmouth as high school student-athletes including soccer, football, golf, ross country and field hockey, among others, preparing for the regular game. season in the coming weeks.
On Saturday, the Camden Hills boys lost to Yarmouth 2-0, while the Windjammer girls overcame an early deficit to a 5-2 victory. In the win, Brenna Mackey and Ella Powers scored two goals and Ali Tassoni one for the hosts, while Britta Denny, Tassoni and Mackey added assists.
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