Maine Central Institute wins Maine D state title on last play of the game

MCIMCI wins Class D state title on final play of the game.

The end of Saturday’s Maine Class D state football championship game was a wild one as Maine Central Institute beat Lisbon 20-14.

MCI was going to try to win the game with a 37-yard field goal on the last play of the game, but a botched snap resulted in holder Eli Bussell scoring on a 20-yard scramble as time expired.  The touchdown capped a comeback from 14-0.

Bussell told the Portland Press Herald, “It’s amazing. It feels impossible to put into words. It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had,” Bussell said. “Indescribable. It was an amazing feeling.”

The state championship was the first for MCI in 42 years.

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