High school sports

Medomak Valley football tackles third straight MPA sportsmanship award

By Staff | Nov 08, 2018

Waldoboro — The gymnasium at Medomak Valley High School is littered with banners that spotlight the numerous athletic achievements of Panther teams since the school’s opening in 1968.

And the sportsmanship awards — as they have in recent years — continue to pile up as the varsity football team has nabbed the Class C North Good Sportsmanship award, given by the Maine Principals’ Association, for the third consecutive season.

It puts a bow on a successful campaign for the Panthers, who finished the regular season with a 4-4 mark and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in school history in their second year of varsity status.

“We’re happy for the kids to get this recognition,” said Medomak Valley coach Ryan Snell. “They continue to get better and improve on the field, and they’ve done so while continuing to play the game the way that is expected of them. Hats off to our seniors and upperclassmen for leading the way.”

"Congratulations to coach Snell, players, assistant coaches and all those associated with the program," said Medomak Valley athletic director Matt Lash. "There is not a more deserving group of such an honor."

Team members will receive the banner at halftime of the Class B or Class C state football championship game on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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