East wins Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl

    BIDDEFORD — Recent Foxcroft Academy graduate Corey Bjornson was a member of the victorious Eastern Maine team during the 25th annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl on July 19 at Biddeford High School. Bjornson, who was listed as a fullback on the East roster, and his teammates won the game by a score of 32-13.
    The game pits the top eastern Maine football seniors from Class A, B,  C and D, who came together after a week of training camp at Hebron Academy against a squad comprised of the best of western Maine to benefit the Shriner Hospitals for Children. The victory was the second in a row for the East. The West holds an 18-7 all-time advantage in the Lobster Bowl standings, but the edge has only been 9-7 in the last decade and a half-plus.

    All benefits raised from the Lobster Bowl go toward supporting the 22 Shrine Hospitals for Children across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The Lobster Bowl  raises money and helps to make the public aware of the expert orthopedic and burn care facilities available, at no cost, to children who desperately need this specialized care.
    The Lobster Bowl participants are high school seniors who have just graduated and are about to enter college, the Armed Forces or other endeavors. They are nominated to play in the prestigious game by their coaches and selected by a committee from the Maine Athletics Association. For more information, please go to

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