Stories about Maine Central Institute

Maine Central institute head coach Tom Bertrand talks to reporters after his Huskies lost in the Maine Class D football championship game at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on Saturday to Oak Hill High School by a score of  41-21.

‘I love playing for my dad’: Bertrands share family ties, football brotherhood at MCI

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 22, 2014, at 7:46 p.m.
PITTSFIELD | All high school football teams fancy themselves as family, with the personal sacrifices players make for the benefit of the group in this most physical of sports serving to forge relationships that often extend far beyond mere blood, sweat and tears. Alex Bertrand knows that well. As …

Maine Central Institute Football 21 at Oak Hill 41

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 22, 2014, at 2:36 p.m.

Bucksport Football 7 at Maine Central Institute 21

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 15, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Maine Central Institute's Jonathan Santiago (center) moves down the field during a game against John Bapst on Sept. 26. On Friday night, Santiago rushed for 143 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns to lead MCI past Mattanawcook 20-0 in an LTC Class D semifinal.

Undefeated MCI shuts down Mattanawcook in LTC football semifinal

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 07, 2014, at 10:34 p.m.
WATERVILLE | Jonathan Santiago and Eric Hathaway have spent much of the high school football season recovering from injuries. It has apparently left the two Maine Central Institute seniors quite fresh for their team’s playoff push. The duo combined for 280 rushing yards and three touchdowns Friday night to …

Mattanawcook Academy Football 0 at Maine Central Institute 20

By Michelle Pelletier on Nov. 07, 2014, at 7 p.m.

MCI Football 53 at Houlton 8

on Oct. 25, 2014, at 1:02 a.m.

Orono Football 18 at MCI 46

By Tom Bertrand on Oct. 18, 2014, at 8:48 p.m.
At Pittsfield on Friday night, Alex Bertrand, Eli Bussell, and Willie Moss all rushed for over 100 yards en route to the Huskies improving to 7-0. Bertrand had three rushing touchdowns, Bussell had two, and Greg Vigue rushed for one and passed for one to Austin Tolman. For the Red …

MCI Football 25 at Mattanawcook 15

By Ryan ward on Oct. 10, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
At Lincoln on Friday night, a  rematch of last season’s Eastern Maine semifinal saw Maine Central Institute (6-0) defeat Mattanawcook (3-2). MCI got on the board first with a Greg Vigue to Mitchell Hallee 5-yard touchdown pass after the Lynx failed to field a punt at their own 30 yard line. MA lost …

Washington Academy Football 6 at MCI 58

By Tom Bertrand on Oct. 04, 2014, at 11:06 p.m.
At Pittsfield on Friday night, the Huskies used seven different players to score 58 points over Washington Academy. Mitchell Hallee caught two touchdown passes from Greg Vigue, Willie Moss rushed for two touchdowns and Alex Bertrand, Eli Bussell, and Adam Bertrand each rushed for a touchdown. Austin Tolman returned a …
John Bapst's Spencer Baron (right) is tackled by Maine Central Institute Mitchell Hallee during their football game at Husson University in Bangor Friday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Undefeated MCI Huskies roll to fourth win, 49-14 over John Bapst

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 26, 2014, at 10:52 p.m.
BANGOR | The Maine Central Institute Huskies spotted the John Bapst Crusaders the game’s first score. But then the Huskies took over and rolled to an impressive 49-14 triumph Friday night at the Winkin Complex on the Husson University campus in Bangor. MCI senior running back Jonathan Santiago ran …

MCI Football 49 at John Bapst 14

on Sept. 26, 2014, at 10:05 p.m.

Bucksport Football 20 at MCI 35

on Sept. 19, 2014, at 7 p.m.

Dexter Football 6 at MCI 42

on Sept. 12, 2014, at 7 p.m.
At Pittsfield, Jonathan Santiago ran for three touchdowns and finished with 230 yards on 16 carries to lead the unbeaten Huskies to their second win. Santiago had TD runs of 4 and 44 yards in the second quarter when MCI also scored when Greg Vigue threw a 71-yard TD pass …

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By Ben Hall on Sept. 06, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
At Ellsworth on Friday, Jonathan Santiago scored five touchdowns to help power the Huskies to victory over the Eagles. Willie Moss ran for three scores for Maine Central Institute of Pittefield, while Eric Hathaway, Alex Bertrand and Greg Vigue each posted a rushing touchdown. Vigue also threw a TD pass …

Mattanawcook Acad. Football 34 at Maine Central Institute 6

By Ryan Ward on Nov. 08, 2013, at 7 p.m.
At Pittsfield Friday night, Mattanawcook Academy’s Scott Jipson returned the opening kickoff 77 yards to set up a one-yard TD run by Trysten Pelkey as the third-seeded Lynx cruised by the No. 2 Huskies in an Eastern Maine Class D semifinal. The Lynx (9-1) advanced to the EM final this …

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on Oct. 25, 2013, at 7 p.m.
At Pittsfield, Jonathan Santiago rushed for more than 300 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 46, 59 and 86 yards to propel Maine Central Institute by the Tigers. The win in the regular-season finale gave MCI a 7-1 record and a tie for second place in Eastern Maine Class …

Bucksport Football 42 at Maine Central Institute 35

on Oct. 18, 2013, at 7 p.m.

Maine Central Institute Football 47 at Washington Academy 7

By Barry Terrill on Oct. 11, 2013, at 7 p.m.
At East Machias, Jonathan Santiago set the tone in the first quarter by scoring three touchdowns of 3, 37 and 20 yards to help Maine Central Institute remain undefeated. Santiago had 154 total yards and scored five touchdowns for the game. Alex Bertrand chipped in a 5 yard run for …

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By Tom Hanscom on Oct. 05, 2013, at 2 p.m.
MCI 7 14 6 14 — 41 JB     7 0 0 0 — 7 At Bangor, Jonathan Santiago rolled up 255 rushing yards and scored four touchdowns to propel the Huskies of Pittsfield to victory. Santiago scored on two 80-yard runs, one from a yard out and returned …

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on Sept. 27, 2013, at 7 p.m.
PITTSFIELD, Maine — Junior running back Jonathan Santiago scored four touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Greg Vigue threw three touchdown passes as Maine Central Institute ran its record to 4-0 with a 67-18 win over Mount View of Thorndike. Mount View fell to 2-2. MCI scored 48 first-half points. “We came …
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