Youth sports

Medomak Youth Football in midst of three-day camp

High school-aged team to compete against Class D East squads in fall
By Staff | Jul 24, 2014
Photo by: Mark Haskell Tim Bennett, 4, of Waldoboro prepares to make his move against the blocking/tackling dummy during the Medomak Youth Football summer camp July 23 in Union.

Union — Are you ready for some football?

Medomak Youth Football, which encompasses student-athletes from kindergarten through 12th grade in Regional School Unit 40, is in the midst of a hot-and-humid, three-day summer camp at the D.R. Gaul/Union Elementary School field.

The camp began Wednesday, July 23 and will conclude Friday, July 25. Roughly 90 students were in attendance at the first day of camp.

Click for photos from the camp.

The first two days of the camp will include skills and drills, while the final day will consist of “Panther Ball,” namely 5-on-5 or 7-on-7 scrimmages and will end with a barbecue for participants.

Medomak Youth Football president Naomi Miller said “The camp is an opportunity for the kids to be taught fundamentals of the game and have fun.”

The camp is sponsored by The First.

The high school-aged team was approved for club status at Medomak Valley High School in January and will play a varsity schedule against teams in Class D's Little Ten Conference in the fall. As a club team, the Panthers will not be eligible to qualify for postseason play.

Class D East is comprised of Bucksport, Dexter, Ellsworth, Houlton, John Bapst of Bangor, Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield, Mount View of Thorndike, Orono, Stearns of Millinocket and Washington Academy of East Machias.

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Scene from Medomak Youth Football summer camp July 23 in Union. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Logan Vigue. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Youth Football summer camp July 23 in Union. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Logan Vigue. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Youth Football summer camp July 23 in Union. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Youth Football summer camp July 23 in Union. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Brody Vigue. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Tyler Stewart, middle. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Devon Dupuis. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Grayson Downing, left, and Colby Simmons. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Miles Luellen. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Colby Simmons, left, and other youngsters during the Medomak Youth Football summer camp July 23 in Union. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Tim Bennett, 4, of Waldoboro. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Ashton Kunesh-Lowe. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Garrett French. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Scene from Medomak Youth Football summer camp July 23 in Union. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Logan Vigue. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Comments (1)
Posted by: David N Boynton | Jul 25, 2014 20:28

Why do I miss the start dates on these?  Would love to have been able to send 2 more students.



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