Medomak Youth Football expands to include high school athletesIn fall, program will include teams for grade, middle and high school students
Union — Fresh off a three-day summer camp, Medomak Youth Football is gearing up for its second year of existence, and this season high school-aged athletes will have the opportunity to take the gridiron to kick, pass, tackle and run.
Through the efforts of many, but spearheaded by Naomi Miller, Medomak Youth Football is growing by leaps and bounds, year by year.
Last year, the program included football activities for dozens of grade school through middle school-aged children. However, this fall high school football will be offered. Football in School Administrative District 40 is not affiliated with the schools in the district, but offered, at this time, through Medomak Youth Football.
The organization held is annual summer camp for grade, middle and high school players July 16-18 at Union Elementary School.
Miller said player registration for the ninth- through 12th-grade group has gone well, with more than 30 teenagers ready to take the field.
The high school club team will be coached by Ryan Snell and assisted by Jason Stewart and Jamie Harriman. Snell was the head coach of the Medomak seventh- and eighth-grade team last year, assisted by Stewart. Ryan, who played football for Brewer High School, also was an assistant coach at Brewer from 2003-2006 and coached during the Witches' 2005 championship season.
Miller said the high school club team will play opponents within the Greater New England Youth Football League, which includes teams from China and Kenduskeag. She said Medomak also plans to square off against local high school jayvee teams and already has a preseason game scheduled against Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston.
She said Medomak's home games will be played on the back field at the Union Elementary School, until a more suitable venue can be found.
Miller said ninth through 12th graders who reside in Waldoboro, Union, Friendship, Warren or Washington — including homeschooled and Christian/private school students — are eligible to play on the new Medomak high school-aged team.
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