Friday night lights has finally arrived for football fans. The Great American Rivalry Series was in Gardiner, Maine. The over one hundred year rivalry has not lost any luster. The two towns are only nine miles apart and the intensity and mutual respect for one another was evident on this cool Friday night.


Luke Dunklee


Dalton Eldridge


Gardiner’s scholar-athlete is senior fullback Dalton Eldridge. Dalton has played four years on the football team as well as lacrosse. He is the son of Tony and Kathi Eldridge and has a 93.5 GPA.
Keenan Tisley


The recipient from Cony High School is senior captain Keenan Tisley, son of Kyle and Annette Tisley. Keenan is a 2-year varsity letterman in football and lacrosse and a 3-year member of the jazz band. He is also part of the Kennebec Performing Arts Company and was selected as a Boys State Delegate. Keenan is considering Old Dominion for his higher education and plans to major in Marine Biology


One sign read, "Beat Cony and Beat Cancer". Unfortunately the battle of beating Cony was not going to take place this night, with the first quarter being scoreless. Cony's quarterback Luke Dunklee took off on a 60-yard sprint for the 1st touchdown of the night, and later went to the air for a pair of TD's to some of his sure handed receivers.